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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,858 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 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 162009


  • 71,430 miles


Purchased four Goodyear tires 11/06. While driving 55-60 mph, valve stem on left rear tire failed (4/16/09) causing tire to come apart (tread separated from sidewall). After spare tire installed by aaa, proceeded to store where originally purchased. Goodyear service center stated valve stem had failed; I purchased new tire at pro-rated cost. Service center also replaced valve stems on the other tires because they looked bad. In response to a question from another customer about valve stems from china, the clerk mentioned those valve stems had been removed from the center's inventory. Old parts not available.

- Blackstone, VA, USA

problem #3

Sep 282002


  • miles
Consumer states that while driving at any speed and without warning all four tires are worn and it is causing the vehicle to heavy vibrate and it will be hard for the consumer to control the vehicle. Dealer notified. Please provide the name size and dot# of the tire.

- Cameron, WV, USA

problem #2

Aug 212002

(reported on)


  • miles
With only 13000 miles on the vehicle, the Goodyear tires that came with the vehicle blewout when the inside of the tires wore to such a degree that the steel threads from the belts punctured a hole in the tire. Consumer also states that the vehicle came from the factory without aligning the wheels.

- Arnett, WV, USA

problem #1

Jan 242002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was traveling 55mph on highway, there was vibration and pulsation on driver's side tire. Vehicle slid and the axle broke. Wheel and rim came off, vehicle hit median, air bags failed to deploy, one person was injured in accident.

- Wodinville, WA, USA

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