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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,000 miles

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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 082006

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles


: the contact stated while attempting to extract the front passenger side seat belt, the retractor would not retract the seat belt strap back into place. The dealer and manufacturer were not alerted.

- Maplewood, MN, USA

problem #2

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 #1

Sep 102003

(reported on)


  • miles
The passenger front seat belt failed to retract.

- Federalsburg, MD, USA

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