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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,250 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Lumina exhaust system problems

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1998 Chevrolet Lumina Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 292008

Lumina 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,000 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Chevrolet Lumina. The contact attempted to start the vehicle, but was unsuccessful. The vehicle stalled for approximately 2-3 minutes before restarting. Immediately after the vehicle started, the intake manifold exploded.. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and they confirmed the failure. The contact would like his VIN to be included in NHTSA campaign id number 07E021000 (fuel system, other:storage:tank assembly:pressure relief devices). The current and failure mileages were 49,000. Updated 04/04/08. Upadated 04/02/08

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #3

Nov 272005

Lumina 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact states when trying to start vehicle the engine would not start. When turning the ignition heard an extremely loud pop. She raised the hood and discovered the manifold completely shattered. No repairs have been made. This same problem occurred previously, and the manifold was replaced at the contact's expense. The fuel pressure regulator was installed.

- Quincy, IL, USA

problem #2

Oct 072004


  • miles
All my anti-freeze leaked out and the low coolant light never came on but I did not have any heat. I did notice anti-freeze on the ground and took my car to a repair shop. They said I needed a water pump and the intake manifold gaskets replaced. I have also experienced a popping noise on the left front wheel when turning wheel to the right. No fatalities or injuries as yet.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #1

Oct 172002

Lumina 6-cyl

  • miles
The lower intake manifold gasket. Scc

- Gretna, LA, USA

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