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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:
27,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. cleaned and lubed track (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 182007

(reported on)

Cavalier LS 2.2L V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles

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

this just shouldn't happen! The dealer put it back on track, cleaned track, and lubed track.

- , Janesville, WI, USA

problem #1

Aug 242006

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • 31,000 miles

window constantly goes off the track on the passenger side.

- , Columbus, OH, USA

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