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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,650 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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2001 Chevrolet Lumina engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Chevrolet Lumina Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 152009


  • 109,300 miles


July 2009 I was driving on the interstate at around 75 mph when the engine died and wouldn't start, pulled off the road, engine would crank but not start, after a few minutes it started and I drove home. I called a mechanic and he said it probably was the ignition control module, go to the junk yard and get one. From then through December 2012 I replaced the ignition module three times. In December 2012 I replaced both the module and the crank positioning sensor, thinking that it could be causing the module failure. Three months later the engine died again I had the module tested, it was ok, had the car towed to the dealer, they checked it for three days and said the heat from the engine had made the crank positioning sensor to separate internally and it was replaced again. Car ran fine for three weeks and wouldn't start after driving around town let it sit for a couple of hours, started up on the first try drove it home. April 2013 my judgment tells me that the plug to the positioning sensor is the problem, when engine is hot the plug either opens up or shorts out from liquid from the engine. I checked with the parts man and he said he had sold one positioning sensor all year (mine) and sold 30 plugs going to it, I'm replacing my plug!

- Billings , MT, USA

problem #1

Mar 272009

(reported on)


  • miles
2001 Chevrolet Lumina had gasket failure.

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

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