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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,050 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #1

May 102004

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 1,050 miles


I bought my car from apple valley Chevrolet in August 2003. The car had 64 miles on it when I drove it off the dealers lot. After the car exceeded 1000 miles it started having an electrical problem with not keeping rpms and shutting off. When the car shuts off I no longer have power steering after this hrepeatedly happened, I informed the dealership of the problem that I was having and took it to them three times and they told me that if it did not come up on their computer that they could not fix it and that there was no problem. *akthe problem has yet to be resoved, no satisfation.due to this being my primary mode of transportation, my car has around 18,000 miles on it now and I have a roaring sound coming from the drivers side wheel. I notified the dealership of the problem and they told me that it would be fixed on May 11,2004. The dealership did not want me loan me a rental and told me and my mother that if I needed a vehicle that I could pick up my car and drive it in that condition. My parents refused to allow me to drive the car in that unsafe condition, my mother got on telephone with the supervisor of maintenance and they agreed to have me pick up a loaner from thrify loan in martinsburg. My mother took me in to pick up the vehicle. I was notified that they had fixed all problems with my vehicle and that I could pick it up, today May 17, 2004. I picked my car up from the dealership today.

- Hedgesville , WV, USA

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