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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
81,836 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (5 reports)
2001 Chevrolet Cavalier steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #5

May 062009

Cavalier Z24 2.4L

  • Manual transmission
  • 123,000 miles


The sound is from dirty, dry strut coil spring, no danger or damage, just very annoying!

- , Circle Pines, MN, USA

problem #4

Jul 272008

Cavalier 2.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,178 miles

Ok, so, this car has made many turns .. (of course), but one day I suddenly heard a loud PING, or pong, whichever, and I could actually feel a little something odd.. since then it's been... ok... I mean, it isn't like it ALL the time.. just on long runs.. something like when it get's hot maybe?.....

I've seen a couple more complaints filed, I might check the TSBs and see if there's anything on there..

- , N/a, N. L, Canada

problem #3

Feb 122007

(reported on)

Cavalier LS 2.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

The steering wheel makes a clunking sound every time I make a hard turn. The brakes are awful and must be changed frequently. The ABS light comes off and on, had it looked at, and they said it was a fuse. Now it's coming back on. GM should be ashamed of itself.

- , Boston, MA, USA

problem #2

Feb 022007

(reported on)

Cavalier 2.2

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles

The clunking happens when turning the wheel. Very annoying

- , Ada, MI, USA

problem #1

Nov 152006

(reported on)

Cavalier LS 2.2

  • Manual transmission
  • 122,000 miles

Apparently 96-98 GM cars had this huge recall with rack and pinion steering systems, but it seems like they got lazy and never fixed whatever the problem was/is. this seems to be a pretty common occurence and I will determine what it is eventually and report back.

- , Derbbuy, CT, Botswana

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