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Chevrolet Lumina Parts and Chevrolet Lumina Accessories

Not-so-known Facts about Chevrolet Lumina

  • Did you know that the Chevrolet Lumina was used by GM to refer to a variety of nameplates released in North America? The list includes the first-generation Chevrolet Lumina that was sold as a coupe and sedan from 1990 to 1994, the second-generation Chevrolet Lumina sedan that was sold from 1995 to 2001, and the first-generation Chevrolet Lumina APV, which is a minivan that was sold from 1990 to 1996.
  • Also sold in other countries, the Chevrolet Lumina is used to refer to the Buick Regal sedan (fourth generation) that was sold in the Philippines and the Holden Monaro (third generation) and Holden Commodore Ute (fourth-generation coupe utility) sold in South Africa and the Middle East. Another nameplate that was referred to as a Chevrolet Lumina is the Holden Commodore (third- and fourth-generation sedans) sold in South Africa and the Middle East.
  • According to the chief designer of Chevrolet, the styling of the Chevrolet Lumina (1990-1994) was actually based on a blueprint that was already seven years old during the time this model was introduced. This is probably the reason behind the negative reviews about the Lumina model released during the early 1990s; some critics thought that the car featured a not-so-modern style and was basically a mix of straight and curve lines that didn't blend together.
  • A performance version, the Lumina Z34, was released in 1991. This car features a standard FE3 sport suspension, a five-speed Getrag 284 manual transmission, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, and a dual exhaust system. These performance enhancements were accompanied by a more stylish exterior and interior that included one-of-a-kind front and rear fascias, a louvered hood, sport bucket seats, and a rear spoiler. As for exterior colors, the Z34 was available in light blue, black, red, gray, and white.
  • A popular Chevy sedan, the Lumina was actually featured as a background vehicle in several movies. The list includes the 1997 neo-noir flick Truth or Consequences, N.M., the 1990 car racing film Days of Thunder, the 1994 dark satire Serial Mom, and the 1992 comedy Beethoven.
  • Several TV shows also featured the Lumina as a background vehicle in some of their episodes. These shows include Banshee, The Sentinel, Trailer Park Boys, Third Watch, and the original Melrose Place.

Chevrolet Lumina Articles

  • Common Chevrolet Lumina Problems 25-Mar-14

    Looking for a new or used Chevrolet Lumina? Before buying one, get to know first the common problems encountered by Lumina owners. This vehicle is built to last a long time and provide a comfortable ride for many years, but just like any other car, the Lumina has been the center of several recalls over the years. The following are some of the common issues associated with the Chevrolet Lumina:

    Engine structure

    In July of 2000, GM released a recall that potentially affected 713,435 1991 Chevrolet Lumina units. This was due to faulty engine cradle bolt retainers that easily corroded when exposed to road salt. Lumina owners living in states that use lots of road salt were heavily affected by this issue. When the cradle bolt retainers corrode, the engine cradle bolts will pull through, causing the front part of the cradle to give in. With not enough structural support, the steering intermediate shaft can separate from the steering gear. As a solution, dealers were given instructions by GM to provide affected motorists with replacement parts.

    Fuel system

    About 742 1991 Chevrolet Luminas were possibly affected by a recall released last 2007 due to faulty fuel pressure relief devices. According to Delphi, the manufacturer of the said components, a number of Delphi fuel pressure regulators were assembled without a retainer and o-ring. Without these components, the fuel flowing through the regulator can easily leak, creating a fire hazard in the process. To address this problem, Delphi provided affected car owners with free replacement pressure regulators.

    External lighting

    In 2009, Sabersport released a recall that potentially affected 16,270 1991 Chevrolet Luminas. The recall was due to faulty aftermarket bumper and corner lights sold by Sabersport. According to the manufacturer, several corner and bumper light kits didn't have the necessary amber side reflectors. Without the right reflectors, road visibility is greatly reduced, putting the driver at risk of an accident. A full refund for faulty Sabersport bumper and corner light assemblies were provided to affected vehicle owners.

    Air bags

    General Motors released a recall last 2002 due to air bags that didn't come with a check valve pin. Without this pin, the pressure at the onset of air bag deployment can increase, putting the passenger at risk of getting more serious injuries in case of a crash. Affected car owners were provided by GM with replacement passenger air bags free of charge.