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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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 #7

Nov 012001

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The vehicle's brake drums and rotors wore excessively causing the vehicle to vibrate when the brakes were applied. The trunk light remained on although the trunk was shut. The instrument cluster was drawing too much power and caused the battery to become drained.

- Dover Point, NH, USA

problem #6

Feb 232002

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
At 55 mph consumer applied brake, vehicle vibrated and consumer lost control without warning. Vehicle spun around, hit a guardrail head on, then skidded 35 yards down a embankment. Passenger suffered back injuries. Vehicle was totalled however the air bags did not deploy, the ABS did not work and the vehicle did not stop until it hit the guardrail and skid 35 yards down the guardrail, the turn sugnal failed due to a blown fuse.

- Greensburg, PA, USA

problem #5

Feb 232002

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
At 55 mph consumer applied brake, vehicle vibrated and consumer lost control without warning. Vehicle spun around, hit a guardrail head on, then skidded 35 yards down a embankment. Passenger suffered back injuries. Vehicle was totalled yet the air bags did not deploy, the ABS system did not work and the vehicle did not stop until it hit the guardrail and skid 35 yds down the guardrail, the turn sugnal failed due to a blown fuse.

- Greensburg, PA, USA

problem #4

Mar 052002

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles

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

When depressing brakes noticed brakes werejerking/ rubbing, and pulling to either side, pulsating and locking. Dealer has been contacted, and cant duplicate problem.

- Blaine, KY, USA

problem #3

Feb 182002

Cavalier

  • miles
2001 Cavalier struck a 1997 Dodge van broadside traveling through a highway intersection I slammed on brakes to no avail when van turned left in front of me.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #2

Jun 062001

Cavalier

  • miles
December 2000, the vacuum leak in the front caused the vehicle to lose power. It was taken into moody's to be fixed, they blew a fuse for the cigarette lighter. May 14, 2001 brake and ABS light went on after car stalled in parking lot. Took to dealer, they had to order parts, it took a week. Dealer fixed it on May 22, 2001, they replaced the electronic brake and traction control, replaced four wheel anti-lock.. the same problem occured a few days later. Reported to dealer, took it in for repairs, there was a wire that was frayed. They replaced the wire and then blew the cigarette fuse again. Steering wheel started making a crunching plastic sound while turning and while shut off on June 6, 2001. Reported to dealer on same day. Took it in morning of June 7, 2001, they found a bulliten on that problem that was sent out by the manufacturer. They cannot find parts in the Twin Cities area, I have to wait a week or more for parts to come in.( dot number: )

- River Falls, WI, USA

problem #1

Jan 182001

Cavalier

  • miles
I keep taking my car back to the dealer for the same problems with my windshield fogging up, especially when it rains and the defogger does not help; I still have problems with a squeling noise in my tires, and my steering column, steering column makes a high pitched sound when in reverse; my drivers window has locked up on me twice; when I first took the car to be checked for my tires they said the manufacture did not install the nuts and bolts correctly and the same with my steering column and they said they were fix but they are not!!!!! ; I am getting sick and tired of having to take my car back to the dealer, it seems to be every 3-4 weeks now; the last time I took the car the kept it all day and said they could not find out what was wrong. Please warn people about these cars I know I am not the only one with these problems; every time I go to the dealership there are at least 2 other people with almost the same problems or has already had the problem I have.

- Riverdale, GA, USA

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