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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,000 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 lights problems

lights problem

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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #6

Dec 032002

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Problem started same week I purchase vehicle brand new. GMC would not exchange vehicle, they just kept repairing it as it broke down. I feel very unsafe in this vehicle, they did not care. Clutch was rubbing against main line, failed twice. Rear lights burned out 3 times, springs on seats popped out 3 times, gas pump went out once, heater/ac went out twice, locks would not open, 3 times, pain chipped off bumper, once. Rear seat clips snapped, once. Headlights, water leaked in. Twice I had a head on collision in June/2007...air bag did not deploy.

- Round Lake, IL, USA

problem #5

Aug 012005

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • miles
2003 Chevrolet Cavalier rear taillight and turn signal assembly failed.** answer required***. the consumer requested compensation the ongoing problems with her vehicle.

- Aurora, IL, USA

problem #4

Jun 012003

Cavalier

  • miles
I own a new 2003 Chevy Cavalier with several problems. Had to replaced 2 spacers, a strut mount, several steering parts and part of the rear light. The consumer stated that she can slightly rock the steering wheel from side to side. The consumer asked if an occasional popping in the steering is normal in her vehicle after testing four of the same models.

- Glen Burnie, MD, USA

problem #3

Jun 012004

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I have researched the information regarding GM recall 04083, regarding the 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier having faulty tail lights. My 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier has the same exact problems described in this recall. I have contacted GM and have finally been told that my vehicle's VIN: [xxx] is not involved in the recall. Is there any thing that I can do short of paying for the repair parts myself? updated 07/24/2012 information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Holmen, WI, USA

problem #2

Jul 232004

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles
Post arbitration evidence in response to new documents provided request repurchase of 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier. The consumer went through arbitration because of continuing rear light problems.

- Chesterfield, VA, USA

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problem #1

May 252004

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles
The tail light has blown several times causing the turn signal to blink erratic. Please provide any additional information.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

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