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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:
No data
Average Mileage:
159,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 102016

Cavalier LS 2.2L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 159,000 miles

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

Car will turn over but loses power and will not start. The only way to make it start is by stepping on the gas pedal. There is gasoline in the air intake tube and gasoline dripping out of another smaller tube that comes from the gas tank, travels to the top of the engine and connects to the intake tube. It starts perfectly fine after sitting in the cold all night and starting it in the morning. When the car is warmed up and I try to start it, that's when it gives me problems.

- , Litchfield, CT, USA

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