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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,892 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Chevrolet Cavalier lights problems

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2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #3

May 022008

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • 69,300 miles


Daytime running lights have malfunctioned, high beams will not work. An electrical wiring connector to the headlights is located under the battery tray and is corroded and cracking.

- Marion, IL, USA

problem #2

Dec 152007

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier. The contact stated that the vehicle would not start. The mechanic stated that the starter caused the failure and they made the replacement; however the vehicle still would not start. In addition, the instrument panel and exterior lights would not illuminate. As of December 21, 2007, the dealer had not inspected or repaired the vehicle. There are two recalls: Electrical system: Ignition: Switch (NHTSA campaign id number 04V036000) and exterior lighting (NHTSA campaign id number 06E026000); however, the manufacturer stated that her VIN was not included. The powertrain was unknown. The failure and current mileages were 56,000.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 222005


  • 96,376 miles
2001 Chevrolet Cavalier developed problems with the brakes and the engine.** answer required***. while turning the steering wheel the consumer heard grinding/rubbing noises intermittently. The fog lamp went out. The brakes were noisy and would stick when applied. Water leaking into the trunk. The vehicle wouldn't start and the vehicle check engine light illuminated. The keyless entry system and alarm stopped working. The transmission not shift into low gear. The daytime running light would not shut off. The HVAC blower would not work in the first and second speed. The dealer foun air in the brake line and determined that hte lower control arm bushing was falling out

- Athens, NY, USA

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