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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
81,688 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

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  1. don't forget to rustproof your car (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 012006

Cavalier Z24 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles


I purchased my 2002 Z24 and a few years in to my ownership I started to notice the paint around the gas cover and wheel well started to bubble up and rust. As time went on it got worse and I had tried to have it repaired and the rust always came back in that spot. I started to notice many other cavaliers around had the same rust issue in the same spot.

I may have kept the vehicle if it hadn't been for the rust issue.

- , Mattapoisett, MA, USA

problem #1

Feb 012008

Cavalier LS 2.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,376 miles

I'v seen 95% of cavalier and sunfire have this problem with the doors

- , Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

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