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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,025 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #4

May 252002

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles


I got the car brand new and I have always had problems starting the car. It is not everytime but sometimes I have to try 4 or 5 times just to get it to start. My seat belts no longer retract. I'm not a fat person, and I don't know anyone big enough to ruin my seat belt retractors. My rear defroster barely works, and my passenger side power window motor already went bad. I am very dissatisfied with this car.

- Ney, OH, USA

problem #3

Jan 032003

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Hard start/no crank regarding ignition. Burning smell.......from engine..2002 Chevy Cavalier.

- Norwalk, , CT, USA

problem #2

Aug 132002

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles
My car has a tendancy to not start. I sat in a prking lot once for 10 minutes trying to start my Cavalier. It started when the car only had 100 miles on it. I have complained to the dealership on at least 4 different occasions, only to be told they do not find any problems. I want this resolved!!

- Chillicothe, IL, USA

problem #1

Sep 232002


  • miles
This car has had many electrical problems, windows, sunroof and ignition.

- Ardmore, AL, USA

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