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Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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.

1998 Chevrolet Cavalier accessories - interior problems

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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 022001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Vehicle was rearended, seat broke. Was repaired at dealer, but still not working properly. When seat is in upright position, it takes push of one finger to make it recline again, consumer was injured in collision.

- Lancanster, MA, USA

problem #3

Jan 012000


  • miles
Driver's seat moving backward while driving. Appointment being made with dealer concerning this matter.

- Saginaw, MI, USA

problem #2

Sep 221999

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Lever on the left front side of the driver seat that adjusts the seatback, sticks out and interferes with exiting and entering of the driver into the vehicle. Dealer can't do anything.

- Blue Springs, MO, USA

problem #1

Mar 011999


  • miles
Traveling approximately 20 mph, our vehicle struck from behind (rear-ended) by an SUV. The impact caused both driver and passenger seats to collapse backward providing no support and causing injury to both driver and passenger.

- Santa Barbara, CA, USA

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