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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.

9.1

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$467.00
Average Mileage:
94,711 miles
Total Complaints:
7 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. new fuel pump (6 reports)
  2. new fuel system (1 reports)
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #7

Sep 012013

Cavalier 4S ?

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

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

that was the 2nd fuel pump I had replaced...I am a widow and care for my sister with cerebral palsy who is non verbal and deaf...we must have a dependable car and this one has been a lemon...

- , Columbus, GA, USA

problem #6

Jan 262010

Cavalier LS 2.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,695 miles

INSPECTED AND FOUND FUEL PUMP PRESSURE DROP BELOW 20 PSI - FUEL PUMP REPLACED

- , Columbus, OH, USA

problem #5

Mar 172012

Cavalier LS 2.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,203 miles

THIS WAS THE SECOND FUEL PUMP WITHIN A FEW MONTHS MISSED WORK HAVING IT FIXED

- , Columbus, OH, USA

problem #4

Nov 302010

Cavalier LS 2.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,222 miles

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

MY HUSBAND HAD TO PUT THIS ONE ON THIS IS NUMBER THREE FOR FUEL PUMPS WTH

- , Columbus, OH, USA

problem #3

Feb 092011

Cavalier LS 2.2L

  • Manual transmission
  • 120,000 miles

Ridiculous how expensive it was to fix. Almost how much the car was worth and it was just the fuel pump. GRIEF!

- , Port Orchard, WA, USA

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problem #2

Nov 192010

Cavalier 2.2L Ecotec

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,854 miles

Chevy you know this is a problem. Like Ford, you should step up to the plate and offer a recall. The only reason my repair was so cheap was because I did it myself and just replaced the pump in the strainer. I had to take apart the strainer to do so and found the brand new fuel pump was also bad. Replaced it again and now is working fine. But what a pain in the you know what.

- , Mt. Wolf, PA, USA

problem #1

Aug 162010

Cavalier LE 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 108,000 miles

this car is a pos. i want a foreign car. one that lasts and last and oooohhh, there is a car i miss, Toyota Camry. that car went 455,000 miles before i let it rust out and finally die. actually the engine was still running great,Chevy could learn from them.

- , Corry, PA, USA

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