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7.1

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,129 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #7

Apr 282004

Cavalier

  • miles

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

While under slow acceleration the car feels like it is misfiring or hesitating. The car jerks repetitively. Took it to the shop no codes where detected.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #6

Feb 062004

Cavalier 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,900 miles
When key is inserted into ignition steering is locked and key will not turn. Trying to turn steering wheel does not budge it. Car is imobile and cannot be driven. This is an intermittent problem. No sure way to tell when it will occur.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #5

Oct 091998

Cavalier

  • miles
Vehicle intermittently will turn over but not start due to PCM failure.

- Cloquet, MN, USA

problem #4

Oct 091998

Cavalier

  • miles

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

Vehicle intermittently will turn over but not start due to PCM failure.

- Cloquet, MN, USA

problem #3

May 131999

Cavalier

  • miles
Egr valve: Replaced twice, cleaned once; GM rep. Says not his problem after 24K miles; car has miss and idles rough, codes detected P0300, P0404, P1404, P0405; dlr replace PCM computer. Called state a.G.

- Rapid City, SD, USA

problem #2

Apr 031998

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Computer chip need reprogramming, causing transmission problems.

- Visalia, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 011998

Cavalier

  • miles
While driving and with the air conditioner on or the defogger on, the vehicle will stall unexpectedly which may cause an accident. Been to dealer several times. Dealer replaced the crank case position sensor and a computer chip, but the problem would reoccur.

- Tom River, NJ, USA

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