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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,783 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.

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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 212012


  • 121,566 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier. The contact stated that at engine startup, the vehicle was able to be shifted from park to drive without depressing the brakes. The safety failure caused the vehicle to crash into several rocks. The police were not contacted and the crash caused no injuries. The manufacturer was not contacted and the vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 121,566.

- Grass Lake, MI, USA

problem #1

May 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
Power steering has slowly gone I took it to mechanic who could not read but says there seems to be a leak but he can't figure out where. It's caused the entire car to act up and I don't even want it anymore.!!

- Garden Grove, CA, USA

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