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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,863 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #11

Feb 012008

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles

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

The window motors have burned out on both of my automatic windows at a low mileage. The passenger side motor had to be replaced at 35,000 miles and now the driver's side must be replaced at 60,000. I rarely use the automatic windows, so I don't know why they have both failed.

- Wynnewood, PA, USA

problem #10

Jan 012005

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
Driver's side front power window no longer works.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #9

May 092006

Cavalier 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
Chevrolet Cavalier, 4D sed....which I take very good care of 1.) right front window would not go up had to have right front door trim panel, movable glass R & I & replace right front door power glass regulator $399.48 (repaired: 05/09/06) then 2.) left right window would not go up. Asked service dept is Chevrolet aware of this problem since internet showing others with same problems - they say no! "C/S window inop left rear, 60005 lr power window motor internal problem 1.0 remove & replace lr power window motor" $356.95. (repaired: 01/13/07). Now 3.) (02/12/07) the flt window is starting to stop again, just as the last two repairs started....I'm not the only one with this problem... go on line see others with the same problems yet Chevrolet says there is nothing wrong.... why can't manufacturer's stand behind their product. If this was an isolated problem, I would understand but something is wrong so that I can not take the chance of rolling down my window since I can not afford, as a single parent with a disabled child to repair another window. Please, do something.

- Wauconda, IL, USA

problem #8

Aug 172006

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles

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

Have had to replace power window motors a total of 5 times. Less than 80,000 miles. One driver. No abuse.

- Akron, OH, USA

problem #7

May 092006

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,493 miles
: the contact stated the motorized windows did not move up or down on two occasions. The dealership determined a new motor was needed to repair the power windows. Updated 8/29/2006 -

- Sunny Island Beach, FL, USA

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problem #6

Sep 172004

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Purchased car in March 2003. In Nov. 2003, fuel pump and head gaskets went out and needed replacing. In Sept. 2004 replaced driver side window regulator. In Dec. 2004 replaced both rear window regulators. Now, in June 2005, front passenger window regulator gone bad and needs replacing. Sure have put a lot of work in a car that is not very old. 4 bad window regulators is just ridiculous!!!

- Frankfort, KY, USA

problem #5

May 252002

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles

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

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 #4

Feb 142005

Cavalier 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The windows failed to go up or down on their own. Driver pressed the remote control and was able to drive vehicle to the dealer for inspection. Mechanic determined that the electrical wiring inside of the door panel needed to be replaced.

- Bamberg, SC, USA

problem #3

Dec 192004

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,000 miles
The motor in the drivers side window is not working. Although my vehicle has 60,000 miles on it, I do not feel that after 2 years the motor should be bad.

- Chillicothe, IL, USA

problem #2

Aug 302003

Cavalier

  • 30,000 miles
Power windows fail-this is the second time with one year that the power window has failed, originally the left driver's side window failed, had the motor replaced, now the right front passenger has failed and at times the left driver's window stops working.

- Ellicott City, MD, USA

problem #1

Sep 232002

Cavalier

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

- Ardmore, AL, USA

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