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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 #2

Sep 222004

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Consumer received a NHTSA recall 04V036000 concerning ignition failure. On certain passenger vehicles. If the engine fails to start and the driver holds the key in the "start" position for an extended period, high current flows through the ignition switch, and sometimes produces enough heat to melt internal switch parts. Dealer refused to honor recall unless $35 was paid up front to perform a diagnostic test.

- Port Charlotte, FL, USA

problem #1

Dec 222000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle stalled intermittently, at any speed, and will start again after 3 to 10 minutes. Been to dealer 3 times, once a burnt out wire on alternator was replaced. Dealer kept telling consumer there was nothing wrong with vehicle.

- Lithonia, GA, USA

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