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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,001 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Chevrolet Lumina Owner Comments

problem #10

Jul 262017

Lumina

  • 73,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 1998 Chevrolet Lumina. While driving approximately 28-30 mph, another motorist made an out of turn left turn in front of the contact's vehicle. As a result, the contact crashed into the front driver's side of the other vehicle. The air bag indicator illuminated, but the air bags did not deploy. The vehicle was inoperable. The contact was waiting for his insurance company to determine if the vehicle was totaled. A police report was filed. The contact received injuries to the back, stomach, and neck. Medical assistance was needed. The contact had not taken the vehicle to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 73,000.

- Fulton, NY, USA

problem #9

Feb 012015

Lumina

  • miles
Takita recall airbag may be the cause of passenger side dash expanding outwards. Unsure of cause. Expansion is slowing coming out of sem. Have noticed approximately two years ongoing.

- Newberry, SC, USA

problem #8

May 082015

Lumina

  • miles
Dash airbag is protruding out. Vechile stationary. See photos.

- Newberry, SC, USA

problem #7

Dec 012015

Lumina

  • 80,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 1998 Chevrolet Lumina. The contact stated that the passenger side air bag was protruding as if it were going to explode. In addition, the contact mentioned that oil was leaking onto the exhaust manifold and the engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #6

Jan 012004

Lumina 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Air bag light illuminated intermittently. Eventually the air bag light remained illuminated.

- Westwood, MA, USA

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problem #5

Aug 222003

Lumina 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,008 miles
While driving the air bag light illuminated. The dealer later determined that the irs (inflatable restraint sensor) and sir coil failed.

- Elizabethtown, PA, USA

problem #4

Oct 232001

(reported on)

Lumina

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Airbags are defective. Repaired brakes, starter

- Naranja, FL, USA

problem #3

Aug 072001

Lumina

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Intermittently air bag light stays illuminated when driving. Consumer had it checked. Dealer stated it would be an expensive repair. Dealer hasn't taken it back to have it fixed.

- Salyersville, KY, USA

problem #2

Sep 151999

Lumina

  • miles
Vehicle been experiencing ongoing / intermittent problem with air bag sensor coming on and remaining on. Dealer /manufacturer were not notified at this time. Seeking help from NHTSA in this matter.

- Gardner, MA, USA

problem #1

Mar 191998

Lumina

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
False deployment of air bag.

- Wilmington, DE, USA

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