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1.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
107,714 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 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #7

Apr 162012

Cavalier

  • 150,000 miles

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

Took vehicle for state inspection. Vehicle failed inspection due to frame being rusted. Mechanic/inspector states that this is very common on the 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier. There are mfg. Frame holes that the subframe is rusting near the rear wheels. Suggested that could have a body shop weld plates over the mfg holes in the frame.

- Lothian, MD, USA

problem #6

Jan 012011

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • 131,000 miles
No events except the sub frame just split in half, causing the vehicle has very little control and pulls erratically from one way to another, had to replace the sub frame.

- Sherman, NY, USA

problem #5

Aug 282009

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • 170,000 miles
Chevy Cavalier rusted sub frames. Car vibrates wildly at a certain speeds. Car was parked. Was told vehicle warranty had already expired and there had been no other calls related to this. Was told by GM service department car (if driven) should be driven cautiously (no bumps, potholes, long distance trips) recommended we don't drive.

- Milton, KY, USA

problem #4

Jun 282009

Cavalier

  • 170,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier. While driving 60 mph the vehicle will begin to vibrate. Also when striking a small bump on the road way, the vehicle will fish tail. During the installation of new tires, she was advised that the vehicles sub frame had corrosion. It cost $3500 to repair the frame. No repairs were made. The failure mileage was 170000. The current mileage was 172000.

- Milton, KY, USA

problem #3

Nov 202008

Cavalier

  • 133,000 miles
I was stopped at red light and when the light turned green I took off and felt a pull to the passenger side. I had my brother in law check it out and the sub-frame was rotted. We replaced it but feel this needed to be brought to your attention.

- Hyde Park, VT, USA

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problem #2

Jul 312000

Cavalier

  • miles
Wilton motors (ct) has had it for 2 weeks without repair!

- Stamford, CT, USA

problem #1

Aug 032000

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles
Whenever it rains passenger's side compartment fills up with water. Dealer cannot find the cause.

- Hammond, IN, USA

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