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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier lights problems

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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 171998

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles


The rear brake lights do not light up.... the turn signals/hazard lights do not work... the ABS brake system light is on and the brakes can lock up and severe conditions, on gravel, or on extremely hard stops....

- Etters, PA, USA

problem #3

Nov 032004

Cavalier 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Driver's side and passenger's side brake lights failed to come on their own. Consumer took vehicle to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that the brake light bulbs needed to be replaced.

- New Windsor, NY, USA

problem #2

Mar 181998

(reported on)


  • miles
Uneven amount of paint on the rim of the trunk. Defective door gasket. Inoperative brake lights.

- Palm Harbor, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 121998


  • 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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