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3.3

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,917 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 lights problems

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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 202007

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 152,500 miles

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

Headlight switch has failed 3 times in 3 years. Neither low or high beams will work making driving at night unsafe. Switch replaced in October 2004, October 2006 and October 2007. The switch from October 2004 had an electrical burning smell coming from it for the two years it was installed while the headlights were turned on.

- Maricopa, AZ, USA

problem #5

Jan 012005

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • miles
The vehicle's headlamp switch failed and was replaced twice.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #4

Feb 012003

Cavalier

  • 87,000 miles
The headlight switch failed.

- Silverwood, MI, USA

problem #3

Jan 252003

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Headlight switch failed. Headlights will not go on, (high or low beam) results in unable to drive to and from work at night.

- Silverwood, MI, USA

problem #2

Nov 112000

Cavalier

  • miles
Headlight switch fails to turn on low beams.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

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problem #1

Dec 211999

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles
Head light switch failed at night while driving causing poor visibility. Nlm

- Coleman, WI, USA

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