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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
100,270 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Chevrolet Cavalier drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

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

May 192014


  • 145,810 miles
Ses and dtc P1810 come up, there is no reverse, and P0507 come up, resulting in traction control disabled

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #1

Apr 172005

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • 56,000 miles
2001 Chevrolet Cavalier blew a hole in the transmission.** answer required***. the vehicle was placed in reverse, the consumer backed out about a foot when an explosion was heard. The consumer found that a hole was blown in the thickest part of the casing where a large gear had projected from along with other metal chunks and landed in the driveway. The consumer requested that the manufacturer should be responsible for full coverage of the replaced transmission.

- West Bend , WI, USA

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