1995 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.1 from North America
This vehicle is the worst that I have ever owned, I have owned it for a little over 1 years, and so far, I've replaced the wiper motor, the driver's door handle, the water pump, the battery twice, and 5 alternators. And the alternators still aren't working right, along with an electrical problem with the headlights deciding to go out whenever they feel like it.
My mechanic is already ready to hit the roof because he's sick of working on it. Granted it has a lot of miles on it, but with this many problems in this little time frame, it's definitely ridiculous.
By the way the 5 alternators have been within the last 6 months!!! I would never by another one of these if my life depended on it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th April, 2008
26th Jul 2008, 02:31
I would say the van definitely has an electrical problem to go through 5 alternators... and two batteries like that. If that was fixed you would be at the one replacement alternator.
6th Jan 2009, 20:56
If I were you, I'd probably replace the original battery cables, or in the least, I'd remove the negative cable at the motor and clean its mounting area at the motor block. Cables corrode just as the battery corrodes at its terminals. This sounds much more like a plausible remedy then constantly replacing the alternator and battery, doesn't it? I'd also think about finding another mechanic...