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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,338 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 272012


  • 200,000 miles


My gauge cluster went out while going down the highway. Very unsafe, I was unsure of the heat of the engine and it is one of the hotter days of the year!!!! looked on-line and found how common this issue is. I cant see how much gas I have, how hot my car is, how fast im going, or how hard my car is working. If this piece of equipment is failing so widely it needs to be recalled!!!!!!!!! very very very unsafe. Tried to take to advanced and they wont read the code as its not a standard code (?) GM you are loosing customers fast and putting thousands of lives at risk by letting this continue to go past you and all for the sake of a little money to fix a problem you sold to us? if you can recall the same issue on some of your trucks you can on this car as well, discontinued or not.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #2

May 032007

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
2003 Chevy Cavalier- on third fuel pump replacement, gauge that reads gas to gas hand operates intermittently and fuel pump quits working, no warning, happens suddenly.

- Lenoir City, TN, USA

problem #1

Mar 302003

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 15 miles
Gas gauge giving false reading@left-side/front making noise when on rough surface, (rattling noise).

- Fort Wright, KY, USA

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