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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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 #6

Nov 032000

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles

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

`I have had the rotors replaced twice and turned twice with brake pads. Three of these were completed before the warranty expired.

- Man, WV, USA

problem #5

Feb 222000

Cavalier

  • miles
The defective braking system malfunctioned, causing the brakes to wear unevenly which resulted in extended stopping distance, and could cause a crash.

- Yorktown Heights, NY, USA

problem #4

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 #3

Feb 281998

Cavalier

  • miles

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

When applying brakes vehicle shakes and makes noises. Consumer took vehicle to dealer, and dealer replaced the rotors and front brakes. Also, dealer had to adjust the brakes when these are self-adjusting brakes.

- Gillford, CT, USA

problem #2

Jan 051998

Cavalier

  • miles
Experiencing ongoing problem with vehicle stalling whenever travelling 25 mph with the right turn signal on. Also, front pads and rotors had to be replaced at 11,000 miles, and was informed by dealer that condition was normal at 11,000 miles of wear. Problem still exists.

- Medland, MI, USA

problem #1

Feb 121998

Cavalier

  • miles
When applying the brakes consumer can smell the brakes burning. Consumer had problems with the rotors/hood latch and calipers sticking. Also, had three mufflers replaced. The headlights went out while driving, and the parking brake won't work. In addition, was having problems with engine rocher arm gasket, and the brake light kept coming on. Dealer can't find the problem.

- Huntsville, AL, USA

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