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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
386 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.

2005 Chevrolet Cavalier accessories - interior problems

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2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 012015


  • miles


On October 1st 2015 we were stopped for road construction on the highway. At that time we were rear ended by a hit and run driver. Impact was on the bumper, passenger side. On impact the passenger seat broke and slammed me forward then back into a reclining position. I was taken to hospital by ambulance.I was in pt for 6 weeks. Also airbag did not deploy.

- Post Falls, ID, USA

problem #4

Apr 012007

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Cavalier coupe ls sport 2005: The driver's seat reclining system is unstable. You can feel it move and acting loose while driving. It was not like this when first purchased. The car was taken to the dealership and they could not do anything to make it stable again. Their only response was, that this was normal, with time it becomes loose. It is unacceptable to make seats that feel fine at first, and a year later, become in that condition. You drive with your back rest unsteady and erratic. This can cause back/neck problem in the long-run. (also, the front seats are very uncomfortable, unpleasant especially if you have a long commute, it absolutely has no head-rest since they are leaned back too much, making it impossible to drive normally with your head rested against it. Plus, the front seats reclining system won't allow you tilt it forward much, consequently driving rather leaned back more than usual, on your seat.)

- Naperville, IL, USA

problem #3

Apr 152005


  • 1,418 miles
2005 Chevrolet Cavalier developed problems with the driver's seat moving. The driver's seat was unstable. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer but they claimed that there was nothing wrong with the seat. The consumer said he also gets shocked by the vehicle constantly.

- Lompoc, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 152005

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 25 miles
The front seats move, they aren't electric, however they move ever so slightly and a few time they had moved to the rear taking my foot away from the brake pedal.

- Lompoc, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 102005

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 487 miles
On two separate occasions the driver door would open without warning while driving 45-50 mph. The vehicle has been to the dealer. The dealer made some adjustments to the door. The mechanic informed the consumer that the vehicle had been hit before and the problem may continue due to the damages the vehicle had sustained. The driver door did not close after adjustments as well as the passenger door. The driver door would open while I the vehicle was in motion, material was coming out from under the dashboard, interior passenger door was damaged when purchased, and the back seat was discolored.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

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