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3.8

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,393 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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 102003

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 57,180 miles

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

Vehicle description:1998 Chevrolet Cavalier/5 speed manual transmission total failure. While driving - went to make a turn - something snapped - steering wheel snapped back - front end shifted and motor twisted - vehicle cannot be driven - there is no transmission function.

- Beacon Falls, CT, USA

problem #2

Apr 042001

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 40,000 miles
Clutch went out at approximately 40,000 miles. Tranmission synchronizers also went out at the same time. Dealer refused to rectify problem under extended warranty because the extended warranty I have does not cover transmissions. I was not offered any extended warranty choices when I purchased the vehicle. I was just asked if I would like to purchase one. I paid a lot of money for an extended warranty that I have used 1 time for a faulty fuel pump. Meanwhile, I have had a new clutch put in ($650), but have been unable to have the transmission repaired yet so my current clutch is bad as well due to the synchronizers being faulty. So now I have to pay for another new clutch and a new tranny!

- Morton, IL, USA

problem #1

Sep 141998

Cavalier

  • miles
Manual transmission failed.

- Saint Paul, MN, USA

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