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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,000 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.

2005 Chevrolet Cavalier brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 252007

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles


I own a 2005 Chevy Cavalier. I have also experienced premature brake and rotor failure. At 39,000 km both had to be replaced. The dealer said the cause was road conditions etc, ,and offered no help whatsoever complained to GM several times, but have not got any satisfaction yet!

- Cold Lake, 00, USA

problem #1

May 242006

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
: the contact stated since purchase the brakes have been replaced two times due to the rotors warping and a noise was heard coming from the rear brakes. The first brake replacement was at 3,000 miles on the vehicle. On May 23, 2006 while making turns at 20 mph, the steering wheel froze. In an attempt to free the steering, the contact pulled the wheel so hard that something broke within the steering column. The vehicle is currently at the dealership therefore, it is uncertain as to what repairs are necessary to correct the problem. There was a noise coming from the front of the vehicle. The dealer replaced the sway bar insulator. Updated 06/16/06.

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

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