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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
26 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
18 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,188 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #11

Dec 171998

Cavalier

  • miles

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

While driving 20-25mph, going up ramp, frontal impact occurred. Both air bags deployed, broke windshield and sunroof. Dealer contacted and repairs will be made. Provide further information.

- Sorronto, FL, USA

problem #10

Dec 011998

Cavalier

  • miles
Consumer made a right turn and the engine stopped. After switching back and forth, the vehicle began to start slowly. Once started, the vehcile merged forward and began to jerk back and forth. Consumer proceeded, she was driving approx. 10-15mph when she began to brake for a vehicle and the ABS light came on and there were no brakes to apply. Consumer hit vehicle at 15mph. Approximately 20-25 minutes later, both air bags deployed. The whinshield shattered.

- Mulberry, AR, USA

problem #9

Dec 011998

Cavalier

  • miles
Consumer made a right turn and the engine stopped. After switching back and forth, the vehicle began to start slowly. Once started, the vehcile merged forward and began to jerk back and forth. Consumer proceeded, she was driving approx. 10-15mph when she began to brake for a vehicle and the ABS light came on and there were no brakes to apply. Consumer hit vehicle at 15mph. Approximately 20-25 minutes later, both air bags deployed. The whinshield shattered.

- Mulberry, AR, USA

problem #8

Aug 241998

Cavalier

  • miles

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

The consumer was pulling in the pizza hut parking lot, was driving 00 mph and the air bag exploded in her face. For further information consumer stated that the car was a rental car from almo rental center.

- Honlul, HI, USA

problem #7

Oct 091998

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles
Consumer was involved in a frontal collision in which the vehicle flipped over three times, and the driver's and passenger's airs bags did not deploy.

- Grayson, GA, USA

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problem #6

Oct 091998

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles
Consumer was involved in a frontal collision in which the vehicle flipped over three times, and the driver's and passenger's airs bags did not deploy.

- Grayson, GA, USA

problem #5

Aug 061998

Cavalier

  • miles

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

Low speed crash caused the driver and passenger air bags to deploy.

- Galesburg, MI, USA

problem #4

Aug 011998

Cavalier

  • miles
Vehicle involved in head-on collision at about 40 mph, and the airbags did not deploy. Dealer has been notified.

- Williamsport, PA, USA

problem #3

Aug 011998

Cavalier

  • miles
Vehicle involved in head-on collision at about 40 mph, and the airbags did not deploy. Dealer has been notified.

- Williamsport, PA, USA

problem #2

Jul 031998

Cavalier

  • miles
When vehicle was involved in a rear end crash, traveling at 55 mph, both air bags deployed. The hot gases from the driver's side air bag burned the driver and the passenger. The driver's right arm was burned. The passegner received burns on the chin/wrist/elbow and inside of the right arm. The vehicle has not been repaired.

- Oswegatchit, NY, USA

problem #1

Jul 031998

Cavalier

  • miles
When vehicle was involved in a rear end crash, traveling at 55 mph, both air bags deployed. The hot gases from the driver's side air bag burned the driver and the passenger. The driver's right arm was burned. The passegner received burns on the chin/wrist/elbow and inside of the right arm. The vehicle has not been repaired.

- Oswegatchit, NY, USA

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