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CarComplaints.com Notes: Widespread instrument panel failure is a common and frustrating reality for many 2004-2005 Chevy Cavalier owners. They're often left in the dark when it comes to knowing how fast they're going, what their engine temperature is, or even how much fuel they have left in the tank.

The likely culprit is a series of bad "stepper motors" which control the gauges and are no longer covered under warranty. Think not being able to see your speed is a safety issue and should be recalled for all owners? We'd agree. Trouble is, apparently the NHTSA does not.

8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$1,100.00
Average Mileage:
70,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. new heater core (1 reports)
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 052008

Cavalier Sedan 2.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

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

About 2 months after purchasing this vehicle, the heater core decided to go out. Of course, once again, it would be during the winter months. There was no warning, no smell coming from the heat, heat still worked properly, one day, I turned it on, and my car filled with the smell of antifreeze. I've always loved Cavaliers, this just made me despise them.

- , Herrin, IL, USA

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