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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 132004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles


The dashboard developed cracks without warning. The dealer states the dash material needs be to replaced. The cause has yet to be determined. Please provide additional information.

- Colfax, LA, USA

problem #1

Apr 262004

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • miles
The consumer stated that the trim around the dashboard and radio cracked and peeled off. The consumer was afraid that if there was an accident or if he hit something, in addition to the air bags deploying, pieces of this plastic would come off, injuring or harming him. The consumer stated he had never seen anything like it.

- Leeper, PA, USA

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