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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,000 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Chevrolet Cavalier AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 012006


  • miles


Three years ago, the motor went on the driver's side window of my 2001 Chevy Cavalier. Three months ago, the motor (which was replaced by the dealership at a cost of $400 after the first incident) went again. At the same time the window went, the A/C compression system died also. I've been quoted a cost of $800 to repair both, this is unacceptable craftmanship and I will never by a Chevrolet again.

- Lacey, WA, USA

problem #1

May 042005

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles
There was hissing sound under the hood, and consumer found the ac hose had chaffed out. There was a hole in the ac hose, because it had unfastened from it's hooks. And it was leaning on the pulley. That let all the freon out. When the repair man was called, the consumer was told that it was a common problem with Chevy Cavaliers. Consumer is very upset that all the freon is in the atmosphere.

- Fairhaven, MA, USA

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