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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,385 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 272015


  • 73,000 miles


Sometimes, during regular braking, rear brakes lock and car does not stop. Happens on asphalt even at slow speeds. Online research reveals that this is a common issue that seems to stem from a few causes at time of production.

- Monroe, OR, USA

problem #3

Oct 232014

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • 99,000 miles
My car abruptly slowed down and began to drag as though the transmission was going into a low gear and the brakes were being applied.

- Newark, NJ, USA

problem #2

Dec 082008

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • miles
I, was coming from walmart.onto the three lane highway, I crossed over into the lane then I saw this car, I hit my brakes, they froze and my car slid into the finder of the other car, I could not stop and it sled onto the other lane and stopped.

- Tulia, TX, USA

problem #1

Dec 092013


  • 109,541 miles
Hit the brakes to avoid a rear end crash andabs and trac off service lights illuminated, there was no collision, had the car diagnosed with both front ABS sensor harness was worn-out had to fix and replace and cost 398.81$

- Washington, DC, USA

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