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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 012003

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles


Brake pedal on this car is much higher than accelerator pedal. Until the driver gets used to the height mismatch, the driver's foot hits the side of the brake pedal when trying to apply the brakes. This is very dangerous since this will cause a huge lag in response time in braking.I called the local Chevrolet service and they said there was not an adjustment for either pedal (lower the brake or raise the accelerator pedal).

- Shepherdsville, KY, USA

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