Auto Defects

Chevrolet Lumina



January 2000


Dear Consumer:


Thank you for contacting the Center for Auto Safety (CAS) about your
Buick Century or Regal, Chevrolet Lumina or Monte Carlo, Oldsmobile Cutlass
Supreme or Intrigue, Pontiac Grand Prix (GM's W-Car). CAS has received
numerous complaints on power steering shudder, stalling,
water leaks, excessive brake wear, peeling
paint
, and seatbelt failure.

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Chevrolet K-Series



January
2001


Dear Consumer:


Thank you for contacting the Center for Auto Safety (CAS)
about your GM Suburban, Tahoe/Yukon, full-size C/K or Silverado/Sierra
pickup or Blazer/Jimmy sport utility vehicle. For years, GM had two Jimmys
and two Blazers - one full size and one mid-size. In 1993, the big GMC
Jimmy became the Yukon while the smaller S15 Jimmy became the only Jimmy.
In 1995, the big Chevrolet Blazer became the Tahoe while the smaller S10
Blazer became the only Blazer.

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Chevrolet C-Series




January
2001


Dear Consumer:


Thank you for contacting the Center for Auto Safety (CAS)
about your GM Suburban, Tahoe/Yukon, full-size C/K or Silverado/Sierra
pickup or Blazer/Jimmy sport utility vehicle. For years, GM had two Jimmys
and two Blazers - one full size and one mid-size. In 1993, the big GMC
Jimmy became the Yukon while the smaller S15 Jimmy became the only Jimmy.
In 1995, the big Chevrolet Blazer became the Tahoe while the smaller S10
Blazer became the only Blazer.

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Chevrolet Corsica



March 2000


Dear Corsica/Beretta Owner:


Thank you for contacting the Center
for Auto Safety (CAS) about your Chevrolet Corsica or Beretta. Introduced
in 1987, the Corsica and its two-door counterpart, the Beretta, never
took and were dropped by GM after the 1996 model year.

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Chevrolet Celebrity




January 2000



Dear Consumer:


Thank you for contacting the Center
for Auto Safety (CAS) about problems with your General Motors "A" car
(Buick Century, Chevrolet Celebrity, Pontiac 6000, Oldsmobile Cutlass
Ciera). Introduced in 1982, the A-car was particularly trouble prone in
the 1980's and was phased out in the 1990's. GM dropped the Celebrity
after the 1990 model year, the 6000 after 1991 and the Ciera after 1996.

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Chevrolet Cavalier





January 2000

Dear Consumer:


Thank you for contacting the Center
for Auto Safety (CAS) about your Cavalier, Sunfire, Skyhawk, Firenza,
2000, Sunbird, or Cimarron (GM's J-Car). CAS has received numerous complaints
on sudden acceleration, peeling paint, excessive oil and/or coolant consumption,
poor engine performance, power steering loss, and transmission failure.

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Chevrolet Camaro



December 2000


Dear Consumer:


Thank you for contacting the Center for Auto Safety (CAS)
about your Chevrolet Camaro or Pontiac Firebird.


Most owners of Camaros and Firebirds need no reminder of
how miserable they have become because of defects in their cars. CAS still
gets hundreds of consumer complaints each year, with engine and transmission
defects topping the list. Until redesigned in 1993, the J.D.

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Chevrolet Blazer, 1995-later

January 2001

Dear Consumer:

Thank you for contacting the Center for Auto Safety (CAS) about your Chevrolet S-series pickup, Sonoma or S10 Blazer, GMC S15 Jimmy, and Oldsmobile Bravada. CAS has received numerous complaints from consumers on ABS failure, electrical problems, overall integrity and peeling paint.

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Chevrolet Beretta



March 2000


Dear Corsica/Beretta Owner:


Thank you for contacting the Center
for Auto Safety (CAS) about your Chevrolet Corsica or Beretta. Introduced
in 1987, the Corsica and its two-door counterpart, the Beretta, never
took and were dropped by GM after the 1996 model year.

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