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5.2

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,500 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.

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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 192003

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • 74,000 miles

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

While driving at highway speed smoke started coming from under the hood, then the engine died. When consumer popped the hood, noticed that the engine was on fire. The fire was caused by an electrical failure, per the fire inspector.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #3

Sep 182002

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While starting vehicle, the fuse would short out, vehicle was serviced, technician notice electrical system wiring problem.

- Kentwood, LA, USA

problem #2

Dec 101998

Cavalier

  • miles
Smell of burning wires when driving. Radiator hose failed prior to/after recall repairs. Also, transfer case malfunctioned prior to/after recall repairs 98V013000. In addition, rear passenger's side door handle broke inside.

- Bristol, CT, USA

problem #1

Dec 101998

Cavalier

  • miles
Smell of burning wires when driving.

- Bristol, CT, USA

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