1st Generation (1990—1994) Lumina Problems

Lumina owners with a 1990—1994 model year have the most problems with the engine (47%), fuel system (16%), and the cooling system (8%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Stalls While Driving 3 complaints at an average of 168,296 miles in the 1992 Chevrolet Lumina.
  2. Engine Stalls/dies While Driving 7 complaints at an average of 127,040 miles in the 1993 Chevrolet Lumina.
  3. Engine Stalls 2 complaints at an average of 112,500 miles in the 1992 Chevrolet Lumina.

What Lumina Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Chevrolet model years.

Watch out for the 1992 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
1994 5 6 38 1.18
1993 17 6 31 2.57
1992 12 6 20 2.98
1991 7 7 13 1.45
1990 7 12 11 1.21

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