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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.

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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 172001

(reported on)


  • miles


ABS fail to work at high or very low speeds. Rotors replaced twice in two years. Dealer can't find anything else wrong with the brakes. Have taken it in several times, but problem continues. The last time I had the rotors fixed they put a hole in my windshield washer fluid container and want over $100 to replace it. Starter refuses to turn over ocasionally, dealer couldn't find problem. There has got to be a recall very soon on the brakes soon, I'm lucky I haven't gotten in an accident yet. Everyone I know that has the same car has had the exact same problems with their brakes. They had to issue a recall on a faulty brake system they had on their trucks several years ago. I don't feel safe driving my car and will never buy a Chevy again.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #3

Aug 242001

(reported on)

Cavalier Diesel

  • miles
Vehicle has had major brake problems, rotors have been replace twice, due to them being warped, at times consumer is unable to stop at slow speeds, dealer states they can not find the problem.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #2

Nov 172000

(reported on)


  • miles
Front brake rotors warped, causing vibration when brakes were applied.

- Post Falls, ID, USA

problem #1

Apr 271998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer complained that rotors had to be replaced after only 15300 miles. Serviceman informed the consumer that it resulted from the way driver was applying the brakes. Dealer notified.

- Manorville, NY, USA

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