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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:
45,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier lights problems

lights problem

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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 152007

Cavalier LS

  • Manual transmission
  • 45,000 miles

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

When I am braking, slowing down for a stop or curve in the road, my headlights dim. It is pretty significant. This is a dangerous problem. It does this with low beams and high beams. Anyone else with this problem?

- , Athens, PA, USA

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