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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Chevrolet Cavalier brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #6

Feb 262004

Cavalier

  • miles

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

I have already reported a complaint to General Motors and have a file #. I warned them and experienced myself that the ABS were dangerous and I was exposed to near accidents because of the brakes freezing and skidding when hitting a bump or patch of ice. The brakes skid and do not stop. This complaint was put in over six months ago. Now my daughter was in an accident. She was telling me about the brakes skidding and not stopping.

- Midlothian, IL, USA

problem #5

Sep 152003

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles
Consumer noticed vehicle showed premature wear of braking system. Brakes have been replaced several times.

- Tell City, IN, USA

problem #4

Jan 212003

(reported on)

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When the brakes are applied, there is a grinding and a flapping noise. Cause is unknown. The dealer has been contacted.

- Jefferson City, MO, USA

problem #3

Jun 232002

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving ABS failed, causing a major accident.. consumer stated he was traveling on a dry street, the vehicle in front of him braked to make a right turn and when he attempted to apply the brakes, there was no response, to avoid a collison, consumer down shifted to 3rd gear, noticing the ABS light was lit, consumer drove the vehicle into a private front yard striking a large rock, there was damage to the front tire, wheel, hub cab, right passenger door, bumper, fender, rocker panel, there were no injuries.

- Defiance, OH, USA

problem #2

Feb 022002

Cavalier

  • miles
While driving ABS light illuminated, causing vehicle to stall out and die. After inspection of vehicle, dealer determined that spaces behind firewall were omitted during manfacturing. Please provide additional information.

- Palmenton, PA, USA

problem #1

Feb 052002

Cavalier

  • miles
While driving ABS light illuminated, causing vehicle to stop. After inspectiing vehicle, deaelr determined that space behind the firewall was omitted during manufacturing.

- Palmerton, PA, USA

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