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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #7

Nov 282000

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Trunk leaks water.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #6

Aug 121999

Cavalier

  • miles
#1, the front brake rotors warped and the pads were worn. Dealer refused to replace under warranty so I paid out of pocket. Now second set of rotors and pads is in need of replacement. #2 trunk lid latch could not be opened with key, dealer refused to repair/replace under warranty, so I paid out of pocket. #3 reverse light switch failed, again dealer refused to replace under warranty, I paid out of pocket. Switch has gone bad again and I paid to have it replace a second time. #4 driver's door hinges were bent and door did not always close tightly, dealer repaired at no charge. #5 driver's side side had a metal bar sticking through the upholstery into my back. Dealer repaired at no charge.

- Vergennes, VT, USA

problem #5

Mar 181998

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles
Uneven amount of paint on the rim of the trunk. Defective door gasket. Inoperative brake lights.

- Palm Harbor, FL, USA

problem #4

Aug 201998

Cavalier

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The button on the sunroof would not open the sunroof. I took the car in four separate times and the button still does not seem to work correctlyfirst date it was brought in 8/20/98, 2nd time 9/15/98, third 9/24/98 and last time was taken in was 2/5/99.

- Pulaski, TN, USA

problem #3

Nov 271998

Cavalier

  • miles
This car has been taken to the dealer and the dealer recognizes the problem but consistantly refuses to take any rsponsibilities for the junk that they sold me. This car has been to the body shop for repairs on the manufacturer ground effects package the transmission that doesn't work properly the brake system the I have had to have rotors turned and within four months have brand new rotors but on. The sunroof doesn't open properly, the trunk lid hits the bumper when you close it, the engine makes a weird rattle noise when you go over a bump, the doors do not close all the way, ther is tons of rust on the inside walls of my trunk, I was also notified of a recall on the oil consumption valve two weeks after all the oil in my car had leaked out causing my engine to knock on my way home from work (had to put four quarts of oil in it three days from having an oil change, I never received the airbag recall for my vehicle. To wrap this up in a nutshell I will never buy a Chevrolet product again I will result to a foriegn car maker (Honda) to purchase my next vehicle.

- Pulaski, TN, USA

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problem #2

Jan 101999

Cavalier

  • miles
At 8 miles before purchase of car water pump, gasket, thermostat and seal replaced because of coolant leak, at 14,000 miles water sensor replace because coolant light continued to come on, at 15,000 miles coolant coming on again and head gasket replaced. Claims no damage to engine but a mechanic told me they could not tell unless they tear engine down and mic it. At 5,000 miles trunk leaked at 15,000 miles in for continued trunk leak. Front passenger door sticks. Rear passenger door handle sticks out further than rest. Continue to have problems with car. Also had to have mud flaps installed after purchase, they where suppose to come with it. Had to have front passenger seat fixed because it would not move. Car is in william M fowler and barbara a fowler

- Tell City, IN, USA

problem #1

Jul 141998

Cavalier

  • miles
There has been one thing wrong after the other ever since I bought this car and I believe it a piece of crap but I guess that I am stuck up it since Chevrolet declined my buyback request.

- Houston, TX, USA

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