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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.

1.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
103,660 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier accessories - exterior problems

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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 232000

Cavalier

  • 107,200 miles

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

The trunk latch on my Cavalier won't latch. This is the second time it has broke with the same problem. I replaced the trunk latch about three years ago I rarely use my trunk. Also the defrost, vent knob quit working it turn but won't switch to defrost or the different vent settings. The cd player won't take, or play cd's. there was a fly on my windshield right around a year after I bought the car and I barely tapped the windshield and the windshield cracked all over.

- Arlington, OR, USA

problem #1

Apr 062010

Cavalier

  • 100,120 miles
2004 Chevy Cavalier. Back door will not stay close. I have it locked now but can not open it. I am afraid while my child is sitting back there the door will swing open. Please help!

- Kenosha, WI, USA

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