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4.4

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,550 miles

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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.

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2005 Chevrolet Cavalier brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 222007

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,500 miles

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

I have a 2005 Chevy Cavalier. It had 49,000 miles. I noticed a squealing sound from by brakes. I immediately took it in thinking it was the brake pads. Well, my whole brake system was leaking. My brakes system was also wearing unevenly causing half of the parts to be destroyed. One side of the brake pad was normal and the other side was thin as a wire. The guy told me that the car was completely unsafe and probably a result of a defect in my brake system. I knew of a friend of mine that had a similar problem at 20,000 miles. I contacted Chevy and they told me that they could have done something but I traded it in. (I traded it in for a Toyota because at this point regardless if the brake system got fixed, I was scared for my life to drive a car that almost the whole brake system went out after 2 years.) the car received all proper maintenance and I still have the receipt from the brake place.

- Wesley Chapel, FL, USA

problem #1

Oct 252005

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,600 miles
Brake failure on my new 2005 Cavalier. Created a very terrifying ride home for my son, who was driving home when the failure occurred. Dealership service department informed me that the master brake cylinder was the source of the failure. They have corrected the problem, but have not returned my car to operable condition for me to drive, as of 11-01-05/1:32 P.M.

- Carmichaels, PA, USA

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