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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.

6.0

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
120,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 082012

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

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

Started with the gear shifting light, that indicates which one i'm in. The mileage numbers are not always complete in the dash, and now, the dome light doesn't work most of the time, every once in a while when the door is shut or something. SO without the gear light or the dome light it's pretty tough to see whats going on, once again, stopping and going to frequently, would be MUCH easier to have this functional, but, not sure i have the time to be without my car. Or, what it will cost. Fuses were good last I checked.

- , Twin Falls, ID, USA

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