10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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problem #5

May 181999

Lumina

  • miles
Dealer told consumer to throw away front wheel rotors because the were too thin to grind. Nlm

- Massapequa, NY, USA

problem #4

Nov 011999

Lumina

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Braking system malfunctioned due to rotors being corroded which cause extended stopping distance. Rotors resurfaced, but problem still reocurred.

- Depew, NY, USA

problem #3

Jun 011999

Lumina

  • miles
State safety inspection mechanic noted that both front brake rotors were deeply rusted and/or pitted and should be inspected by a GM service center. The service representative at dagley Chevrolet Geo informed that both front brake rotors were rusted and pitted so deep that they could not be re-surfaced, they need to be replaced and the replacement would not be covered by GM. I looked at the rotors myself and find that the inside brake rotor friction surfaces are rusted or pitted away, aprox. 1/3 or less of the front inside brake pads are actualy making contact with the rotor surface. In my opinion, this results in a very significant loss of braking efficency.

- Lawson, MO, USA

problem #2

Jun 011999

Lumina

  • miles
State safety inspection mechanic noted that both front brake rotors were deeply rusted and/or pitted and should be inspected by a GM service center. The service representative at dagley Chevrolet Geo informed that both front brake rotors were rusted and pitted so deep that they could not be re-surfaced, they need to be replaced and the replacement would not be covered by GM. I looked at the rotors myself and found that the inside brake rotor friction surfaces are rusted or pitted away, aprox. 1/3 or less of the front inside brake pads are actualy making contact with the rotor surface. In my opinion, this results in a very significant loss of braking efficiency.

- Lawson, MO, USA

problem #1

Oct 281997

(reported on)

Lumina

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Sloan Chevrolet has had vehicle four times attempting to resolve low pedal. Brake rotors were cut which did raise the pedal slightly; brake system was bled.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA