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Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
12,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. starter replaced under warranty (2 reports)
2003 Chevrolet Cavalier electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 062006

(reported on)

Cavalier LS Sport

  • Manual transmission
  • 2,000 miles


After having my brand new car off the lot for about two months I took it in because it was having trouble starting. I would crank it and it would make a funny noise. After cranking the second time it would start up right away. I finally took it in and my starter had already gone bad. Thank God for warranties.

- , Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #1

Dec 062006

(reported on)

Cavalier LS Sport

  • Manual transmission
  • 23,000 miles

My starter went bad for the second time after going bad the first time when I was under 3k miles. This time the mechanic had the nerve to ask me how I knew it was my starter. I replied smartly that it had happened before. Sure enough, it was my starter. Go figure. I bought a Cavalier because I see many from the 80s still running. But these new Cavaliers aren't worth a dime.

- , Cleveland, OH, USA

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