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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,483 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 #3

Jun 042005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,033 miles


The consumer complained that the 2002, Chevrolet Cavalier had a dash cluster problem. The dash cluster had to be repaired, and the consumer could not tell them how much gas she had. The consumer wanted satisfaction and the truth about the vehicle. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer and had it repaired. The consumer said that the individual changing the oil told her that the car was too new to have these problems. Also, there was an oxygen sensor problem. The consumer had a new one put in. The consumer noticed that there was something wrong before the car was diagnosed and the gas lever was working. She didn't know if she contacted GM or not. She contacted a dealer. The dash cluster was inoperative along with the gauges not working since the #2 sensor was replaced and the engine and the traction light had illuminated.

- Madison, WI, USA

problem #2

May 092005

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Contact states the lights on the dashboard kept going out, eventually the vehicle stalled. Dealership stated there was bad gasoline in the fuel system. The contact states the parts were taken to a different mechanic, he stated the fuel lines were fine.

- College Point, NY, USA

problem #1

Jul 292004


  • 64,416 miles
Due to electrical problems in the vehicle, the dealership informed the consumer that the wires under the dashboard had melted. The problem has been repaired.

- Caro, MI, USA

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