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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,500 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 112013


  • 125,000 miles


The engine started having problems where it didn't want to move and the gas pump kept messing up and the gas needle doesn, T show correct it will say you have a half a tank when you really have a quarter tank, and the throttle sensor is messed up I was on I-4 which is a major highway in orlando in the middle of traffic the was on but loss power and stalled out.

- Casselberry, FL, USA

problem #1

Mar 122012


  • miles
The contact owns a 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier. The contact stated that the ABS brake module failed. The contact stated that the failure caused the brake pedal to become abnormally soft and the vehicle had become increasingly difficult to stop when the brakes were applied. The contact was advised by the manufacturer that the ABS brake module component was not available for replacement. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was unknown, but the current mileage was 134,000.

- Calhoun, GA, USA

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