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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,224 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 272002

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,896 miles

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

Cigarette lighter shooting sparks, blowing fuses, damaged cell phone charger

- Parker, CO, USA

problem #3

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 #2

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 #1

May 152001

Cavalier

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Consumer is hearing a clicking noise coming from left front wheel. Vehicle was overheating, cooling system motor was making the noise. Consumer states engine light was also illuminating along with the clicking noise, dealer first stated it was the cooling system motor, and then the bearing and hub assembly, consumer states the noise is still present. Dealer stated a fuse shorted and was the cause of the engine light to illuminate. Consumer stated vehicle was shifting rough, dealer could not find any problems. Air conditioner was making a grinding noise.

- Great Lake, IL, USA

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