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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.

7.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
49,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 302006

(reported on)

Cavalier 2DR

  • 40,000 miles

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

nothing blows out of defrost. but air still works for front of dash vents , except top of dash vent for defrost. H E L P

- , Pasadena, MD, USA

problem #1

Jan 182007

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles

The rear defroster on my 2004 cavalier stopped working. The fuse is good. Any suggestions?

- , Clayton, OH, USA

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