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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.

10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
57,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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

transmission problem

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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 012010

Cavalier LS Coupe 2.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,000 miles

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

It doesn't seem that a transmission should go after less than 60k miles. My husband the auto tech is going to do a service but says the transmission is on it's way out. This car has been used for just around town until the last year when I started using it as a commuter car. I notice the slow shifting mostly in lower gears.

- , San Diego, CA, USA

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