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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,253 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.

2003 Chevrolet Cavalier electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 012005

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles


: the contact stated the temperature gauge in the instrument cluster goes all the way around which interferes with the speedometer's reading. The two needles sometimes hit each other. Also, the gas gauge continues to go around. The dealership told the contact that there are two locations in the United States that can repair the instrument cluster, and it would have to be sent to them. Updated 2/9/2006 -

- Santa Fe, NM, USA

problem #2

Dec 282005

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,758 miles
: the contact stated while driving the vehicle at 65 mph the speedometer went erratic, and the temperature gauge went up to 260 degrees. The vehicle was taken to a local garage, and they determined the instrument cluster panel was defective, and the vehicle needed to be taken to a local dealership for repairs.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 172003

(reported on)


  • miles
There is a clicking noise coming from under the dash. Took vehicle to dealer, and dealer was rerouting the throttle cables.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

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