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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
84,500 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 082015


  • 169,000 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier. While driving at 35 mph, there was an odor of smoke inside the vehicle. The contact coasted over to the side of the road, lifted the hood, and noticed that the wires from the alternator were on fire. The contact extinguished the fire. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 169,000.

- Barckley , MD, USA

problem #1

Jul 141998


  • miles
There has been one thing wrong after the other ever since I bought this car and I believe it a piece of crap but I guess that I am stuck up it since Chevrolet declined my buyback request.

- Houston, TX, USA

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