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2.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,937 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #3

May 142007

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • 72,810 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier. While driving in reverse at 15 mph, the contact could not control the vehicle's steering wheel. The steering wheel moved from side to side. The contact was able to move it by lifting up the wheel. The dealer was notified, but only stated how much it would cost to repair the failure. The engine size and transmission type were unavailable. The current and failure mileages were 72,810.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 182006

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
Two years ago my 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier(then two years old) had the barrel that the key goes into on the steering column break. Now, two years later it has happened again.

- Hopkinsville, KY, USA

problem #1

Aug 142005

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet caviler. On the steering column where the contact tilted the steering wheel there was a pin that held the steering column and this fell out, and the steering column was moving around inside the dashboard. The manufacturer stated that the part was irreplaceable. The dealership and the manufacturer did not want to fix the vehicle because it had too many miles.

- Buckeye, AZ, USA

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