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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.

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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 092003


  • miles


I purchased my car in August OF20 03. I immediatly had to have the rotors redone. Within two months I once again had to have them fixed, this time at the cheverlot dealer in pensacola. Within a few months not only did my roters once again begin to pulsate badly, my brakes began to go out. Both were redone. The brakes at my cost. It has now been over a month and once again my rotars and brakes are messing up. This is very inconvient for me as I am in the military and I can not be without a car because I live off of base.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #1

Apr 012003

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I've owned my 2003 Cavalier for 1 yr. 3 months. I'm very irritated with having to go to the dealership every other month for the same problem. I've had my car in 7 times to get the taillight fixed. The first 2 times the light blew out, my radio completely wiped out my preset stations. I also had my car in 2 months after I bought it because there was a bad snow and as I was driving 5 mph I bumped over a pot hole which ended up cracking my spring and strut on the front pass. Side. I had to pay out of pocket because the repair was $100 less than my deductible. And I was in the service dept. A week before complaining of a squeak coming from my front tire that they put off as the wheel cover.coincidence?there was no reason that the spring and strut should have cracked like that! I've also, just for the record, asked them twice to check my brakes because as I come to a stop they begin to pulsate. The service dept. Told me I needed new brakes.I've only had my car for 1 year, 24,000 mostly highway miles!!! they want $250 to fix my brakes and they should still be under warranty. Even midas gurantees their brakes w/ a lifetime warranty. You'd think the manufacturer would for an original's only 2 pads for goodness sake! if I knew how, I'd do it myself. A service tech told me that GM is well aware of these safety hazards that other GM customers like myself are experiencing, yet they aren't doing a recall. Something needs to be done before something bad happens to someone while in their vehicle. Not doing anything is bad business!! customers should be first priority. As a manufacturer, your responsibility is toward your customer if something you sell or manufacture is defective!!!

- Bloomingdale, IL, USA

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