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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.

2.1

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
77,000 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier accessories - exterior problems

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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 312013

Cavalier

  • 77,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph, the hood failed to remain closed and struck the windshield. As a result, the windshield wipers failed to operate. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis but they were unable to duplicate the problem. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 77,000.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

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