definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,008 miles

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problem #6

Sep 202008


  • 80,000 miles
Had to change battery, this causes the on board computer to reset to original setting. The transmission (4T65E) is programmed to make shifts at certain speeds in an allotted time span. Because now, the car (2000 Lumina) is older and the shifts are a little longer the computer sends messages to the transmission to force pressure on the lines to correct split second shifting. This causes hard shifting and grinding sounds. I stop the car, turn the motor off, then on and its ok again for a few more miles. A transmission shop wants $1400 to fix problem, but the problem is a not so smart computer that doesn't allow for a car to age.

- Quincy, MA, USA

problem #5

Oct 272008


  • 22,000 miles
I have a 2000 Chevy Lumina with 54, xxx miles on it. In 2003 when it had 22, xxx miles on it I had the transmission worked on because it was shuttering and shifting hard. It was still under warranty at the time. Now, 6 years later I am having the exact same problem and am told I have to have a whole new transmission installed. A car that has 54, xxx miles on it and has always been serviced on time should not have the transmission go out. It had a code of 1810 when diagnostics was done to it.

- St. Louis, MO, USA

problem #4

Oct 202008


  • 77,500 miles
I had the lower and upper intake manifold gaskets replaced on May 2008, vehicle only had 75000 miles at that time, now the same thing is happening again. I have to add coolant almost every day. This appears to be a manufacturer defect. Please acknowledge.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #3

Apr 282004


  • 42,549 miles
Problems with transmission on 200 Chevrolet Lumina. The vehicle's transmission failed with only 42549 miles. The manufacturer was contacted and told the consumer that she would possibly be reimbursed for the cost of the transmission repair.

- Orangeburg, SC, USA

problem #2

Sep 262001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When driving from first to second gear vehicle would surge and from second to third it would resurge. Dealer notified, and was unable to locate cause. Feel free to provide any further information concerning this matter.

- Greenfield, IN, USA

problem #1

Aug 102000

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
From park position, its is difficult to shift into reverse. It feels as though it is in neutral, vehicle will slighty roll, even though shift gear indicates it is in reverse gear.

- Lk. Ronk., NY, USA