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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,612 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 152006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles


I too experienced premature brake and rotor failure and had to replace both before the car was 2 years old. The dealership did nothing to satisfy me. I had to have them replaced right away and could not wait for an appointment with the dealership so I did just that. Later, when discussing it with a service advisor, I was told it was the traffic in my area. Yeah, sure. Just because I am a woman he expected me to buy into that? I had 20,000 +/- miles on the car at the time! I don't at this moment have exact mileage and date information on me.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

problem #1

Oct 042006

Cavalier 2-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,224 miles
: the contact stated while driving various speeds a noise was heard and when depressing the brake pedal, excessive pressure was needed to stop. The vehicle jerked before stopping. It was driven to the dealer who determined the front rotors were rusted. The dealer machined the rotors to remove the rust.

- Cranberry Township, PA, USA

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