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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #4

May 112014


  • 56,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier. While driving 20 mph, the speedometer fractured along with the horn and the front passenger door latch. The vehicle was repaired by the contact. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failures. The failure mileage was 56,000.

- Donora, PA, USA

problem #3

May 012010

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • 67,000 miles
Speedometer, gas gauge and horn don't function or give incorrect readings.

- Goshen, OH, USA

problem #2

Aug 142010


  • 100,000 miles
Horn contact behind airbag was recently crazy glued, to restore horn, and speedo & cluster requires replacement of entire cluster by Chevy, or removal & rebuild of gauge stepper motors through ebay motors. Use and enter"repair Cavalier speedometer" to search. My speedo only on my cluster erratic for 20K miles. I use my tachometer to guestimate highway speeds,2,500 RPM is 55. I have 120K now on the car, otherwise bulletproof. Just tossing out brake rotors now, that's it. I used synthetic oil from the start, very smooth car, @ normal speeds.needs intake and wheels for speeding, over 65. Engine has plenty of go over that, but base brakes, wheels and intake aren't speedworthy, but it is a base model so ok. Keep the tie rods greased, air filters changed after winter as they are easily serviceable unlike most that aren't.

- Warwick, NY, USA

problem #1

Nov 222005

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier. The contact stated that the horn sounds intermittently while the vehicle is parked or while opening the trunk. The key must be placed in the ignition in order for the horn to shut off. She stated that the vehicle feels as if it will shut off while driving. In addition, one battery has already been replaced and the passenger side rear window will not roll up once it is down. The vehicle has been to the dealer five times, but the failures persist. The contact filed case number 71-530-566-719 with General Motors. The current mileage was 34,000 and failure mileage was 29,000. Updated 02/01/08.

- Obetz, OH, USA

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