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2.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,153 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.

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2001 Chevrolet Cavalier fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #12

Oct 282011

Cavalier

  • miles

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

I was driving down the free way and all of a sudden the car lost all acceleration power. Got it to the side of the road and tried to restart the car. It tries but won't start. All power is working and starter and alternator are trying to work.

- Tacoma, WA, USA

problem #11

Sep 052009

Cavalier

  • 123,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier. While driving approximately 65-70 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. He was able to maneuver the vehicle off the roadway and after waiting 15-20 minutes, he as able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken for diagnosis or repairs. The failure occurred intermittently for one year. In addition, the contact stated there was an abnormal gasoline odor emitting from the vehicle. He was able to locate a recall for the failure under NHTSA campaign id number: 07E021000 (fuel system, other: Storage: Tank assembly: Pressure relief devices) but did not confirm if his vehicle was included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 123,000 and the current mileage was 133,000.

- Warren, MI, USA

problem #10

Aug 242009

Cavalier

  • miles
Fuel gauge not working just last month I had to be towed because my gauge showed full also got fuel send through road side service on 2 ocassions I tried to keep track of by writing down my mileage but then the fuel gauge appears to be working for a while.

- Fort Lupton, CO, USA

problem #9

Jan 102007

Cavalier

  • 135,000 miles

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

In December, 2006 I had a new alternator and a new fuel pump put in (895.00). 1/10/07 my ignition module and the fuel pressure regulator went out (695.45). 5/14/07 my ignition coil needed replacing (252.18). November 8, 2007 I needed to replace the ignition switch and valve cover gasket ($500) I'm am tired of repairing. It's got an electrical problem that's causing my ignition stuff to burn out.

- Sioux Falls, SD, USA

problem #8

Dec 282006

Cavalier

  • 115,000 miles
In December, 2006 I had a new alternator and a new fuel pump put in (895.00). 1/10/07 my ignition module and the fuel pressure regulator went out (695.45). 5/14/07 my ignition coil needed replacing (252.18). November 8, 2007 I needed to replace the ignition switch and valve cover gasket ($500) I'm am tired of repairing. It's got an electrical problem that's causing my ignition stuff to burn out.

- Sioux Falls, SD, USA

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problem #7

Nov 182008

Cavalier

  • 67,000 miles
Fuel pump failure on a 2001 Chevy Cavalier with only 67000 miles. Estimates for parts and labor run approx. 400 - 500 dollars.

- Yoakum, TX, USA

problem #6

Aug 132008

Cavalier

  • 29,445 miles

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

Vehicle's engine turned off while traveling 65 mph. Pulled over safely. Cranked but would not start. Towed to GM dealership. Vehicle checked by dealership determine fuel pump needs replacing. Fuel pump replaced at a costs of $ $640 car has only 29000 miles on it. Own a 2001 olds Alero. Fuel pump has been replaced twice. Only 76000 miles on vehicle.

- Bethlehem, PA, USA

problem #5

Dec 072007

Cavalier

  • 70,396 miles
The car was bought and the recall has caused other problems. So now the car can no longer be used. Please help me in this thank you.

- Taunton, MA, USA

problem #4

Jan 112004

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,000 miles
(2) after first starting the car, go to put in drive car keeps hesitating, losing power, then after it warms up it drives fine, (possible fuel pump issues).car begins to stall, and will not start. All plugs, plug wires, air filter, sensors, and anything to do with emissions has been replaced, still does the same problem to this day. Problem has been ongoing for the last 6 months to a year. Took to local Chevrolet dealer several times and did not find an issue.

- Maryville, TN, USA

problem #3

Feb 012003

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
At 30,000 miles I was driving up a hill with half a tank of gas, my caviler died. Towed to the servicce center and the fuel system needed to be replaced. At 45,000 miles the transmission was making noise, a grinding noise, took it in and chevolet put in a brand new transmission. It was out of warrenty so cost me alot! for a new car this is really upsetting. Most recently June, 2003 the transmission was leaking in two places, took it in again and chevolet kept it for 5 days, couldnt diagnoise the leak, assumed it was bolts on the frame of the transmission that needed replacement. Waiting now fo rthe next problem. Very unhappy with this vehicle.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 272003

Cavalier

  • miles
While driving on the interstate at 60 mph the vehicle ran out of gas although the fuel gauge read 1/2 full. The vehicle was taken to the dealer which stated the vehicle needed a new sensor.

- North Royalton, OH, USA

problem #1

Dec 152002

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,000 miles
The vehicles fuel gauge did not indicate the correct amount of fuel in the tank. Fuel gauge indicated 1/4 tank of gas when actually the tank was empty which left the consumer stranded on 3 occasions. The fuel tank sensor had to be replaced.

- Frederick, MD, USA

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