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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,404 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 fuel system problems

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2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 072015


  • 40,000 miles


Please call about these problems with these cars, [xxx] is how I think anything will get done, just called today 02-20-15. Gas gauge went out 02-07-15 ( mileage 40000) and is hitting against my temp gauge so I don't know how hit my car is getting. I replaced my temp gauge back in 01-07-12 mileage(29111) cause it was hitting against my speedometer<--- this was not replaced but I dont think till this day it shows the right speed. Air bags did not work back in 2006 crash no fault of the car then, someone hit me, so dont even know if they will. Called GM about that in 2012 and told me there was nothing that could be done. Forgot to tell kimmy about this problem today. Good luck getting these problems fixed. I have to drive my kids and family around only car I have so I hope something is fixed before we get hurt. And I hope for the ones that fixed these repairs get there money back if they find it to be a issue.. information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Tiger, GA, USA

problem #4

Feb 152014

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • miles
A short while after I bought this car I noticed all of my gauges went out. I was nervous to even drive the car because I didn't know how much gas I had or how fast I was going. Now I'm constantly having trouble when iget gas. Even when I know for sure that I need gas after pumping for a few seconds, it never fails that the pump will stop as if my tank is full. This morning my check engine light came on. I take very good care of this car and all of these malfunctions seemingly one right after the other make me question the safety of this vehicle.

- Jeffersonville, IN, USA

problem #3

Apr 242012

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • 138,000 miles
Car would not start. Later car would stall out, not getting fuel. Car has same engine as my former 05 cobalt. I believe problem is in ignition wires, always had lights on in interior after starting engine. Now car must be sold for parts.

- Pgh, PA, USA

problem #2

Jan 012012


  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier. The contact stated that the speedometer and fuel gauge failed. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure mileage. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 45,000 and the current mileage was 59,000.

- Florissant , MO, USA

problem #1

Mar 162013


  • 104,021 miles
I just bought a 2005 Cavalier from a private party and a couple days after I had it I noticed that my speedometer said I was going 110 mph while I was on freeway my heart dropped I immediately let off the accelerator to reduce speed. I began to observe that others were passing me so I got off on the next exit. When I came to a complete stop the speedometer read 55 mph. I turned the car off and restarted it hoping that would fix the problem but it didn't. since then my gas gauge and temp gauge has been reading improperly. I tried to turn off the car and restart it a few times to try to get it back to normal but seems to make it worse. What cab I do to fix this since its a very common problem and Chevy won't fix it even though it could cause an accident. I'm a parent and I am supposed to put trust in this car and company to keep my children safe"!"! please recall and fix this problem. Thank you

- Duluth, MN, USA

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