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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,667 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1998 Chevrolet Lumina electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Chevrolet Lumina Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 012007


  • 125,000 miles


Vehicle would not turn using the key, took our vehicle to the dealership.. had a new key made.. the key was not the issue..had a new ignition installed through dealership, the vehicle worked for a short time but starting showing the same problems. Hundreds of $$ later, the car is parked now we don't want to put any more money into it, but can't sell it unless it's fixed. This is some sort of steering/ignition problem. This car has also been known to stall while driving it. We have installed a new starter, a new alternator, battery we also had all the electrical wiring re-done.. we don't know why it stalls.

- Pflugerville, TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 192002


  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,000 miles
Possible electrical problems with the cruise control when engaged. When consumer made a lane change from right to left the cruise control was disengaged. The cruise control also disengaged when the left turn signal was turned on. This condition happended on several occasions.

- Arcadia, FL, USA

problem #1

Oct 232001

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Airbags are defective. Repaired brakes, starter

- Naranja, FL, USA

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