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About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 012001


  • miles


Horn becomes inoperable when making a left turn or right turn.

- Darlington, NC, USA

problem #3

Oct 102000


  • miles
Air bag stays on, 3 modules replaced, problem still present. Horn would not work with steering wheel straight, replaced cancelling cam. Ok. car would not drive straight, replaced steering gear box, ok. A/C rumbles at idle when hot, replaced belt and tensioner, problem still present but not as loud. Dome light stays on, replaced alarm module, ok.

- Killeen, TX, USA

problem #2

Jan 092001

(reported on)


  • miles
Both turn signals and horn do not work, both are inoperable. Consumer has contacted dealer five tiems. Dealer has made changes to steering column. But, problem still occurs.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #1

Nov 081999


  • miles
My vehicle has trouble doing everything a new car should do. This vehicle has jeopordized my families safety on numerous occasions. Having the horn not work when another vehicle pulls out on me is a serious matter which should be looked into. Everytime the oil is changed on the car they come back and tell me the transmission is leaking again. Obviously replacing the shaft seal is not fixing the problem especially when it leaks again 3000 miles in between dealership visits. Having a constant gasoline and sulfer odor emitting from the vehicle worries me especially considering I have two very young children.when brought up to the dealership they will not look into the matter anymore unless a engine light is on. This vehicle will shortly run out of warranty and I believe General Motors has blown off my letters, phonecalls and E-mails knowing this. Thank you for your time in this matter, sincerely clifton cole.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

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