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7.9

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,286 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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #7

Jul 112003

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 17,001 miles

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

Transmission is making a grinding noise between 1st and 2nd gear. My wife and I asked the dealer we bought it from, if they could look at it. (17,000 mi, still under warranty). They said it was nothing and wouldn't do anything. However, we ran into the previous owner, and he said the dealer gave him a 5 year or 60,000 mi warranty just on the transmission. And still with the warranty no one will do anything.

- Billings, MT, USA

problem #6

Apr 152003

Cavalier

  • miles
When the manual transmission was shifted from second gear to third gear it made a rattling noise. The dealer changed the transmission but the noise was still present.

- Downsville, LA, USA

problem #5

Oct 252002

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 20,000 miles
Consumer stated the clutch repeatedly stuck to the floor which caused the vehicle not to move. Ts. the dealer replaced the clutch cylinder line assembly, however the problem recurred, the dealer then replaced the clucth slave cylinder and pressure plate and the problem recurred, consumer stated he was unable to duplicate the problem while at the dealership, also there was a rattle noise coming from the transmission, however the dealer stated that was a normal characteristic of the vehicle.

- South Point, OH, USA

problem #4

Dec 262001

Cavalier

  • miles

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

Transmission rattle/noise; replaced transmission fluid, did not fix problem; GM service would not write up defect after 1st attempt: Clutch assembly clutch pedal failed to release; 1st attempt was to replace clutch cyclinder line assembly, 2nd attempt was to replace clutch assembly slave cyclinder, 3rd attempt, replaced pressure plate, 4th attempt could not reproduce failure, fuel level sensor defective, replaced it and sender.

- South Point, OH, USA

problem #3

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

problem #2

Mar 222001

Cavalier

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Eugene, OR, USA

problem #1

Feb 012001

Cavalier

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
After 500 miles vehicle started making a loud noise. Dealer later replaced alternator and idle arm. Vehicle continued grinding noise, and dealer replaced parts of clutch and transmission. Also, dealer advised consumer that GMC was aware of problem, but no remedy has been issued. Dealer will not process further repairs.

- Rocklin, CA, USA

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