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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 4
Average Mileage:
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2005 Chevrolet Cavalier miscellaneous problems

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2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #3

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 #2

May 022011


  • miles
I have a 2005 Cavalier which I purchased with 17,000 miles on it. I am currently at 28,500 approximately. My car is currently experiencing problems with the temperature gauge, gas gauge and check engine light. It also appears to be accelerating on it's own. I have checked several websites and find that this problem seems to in addition to the other issues, I am experiencing problems with my horn (I am not familiar with the relationship they components of a car have with each other). My understanding is that Chevy did a recall do to defects with steering problems in the 2005 Cavaliers. Could the problems that I and other are experiencing be a part of that recall, since it is all apart of the dashboard be common for the year, make and model of my car?

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #1

Oct 122009


  • 0 miles
The driver rented a 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier. The driver was hit head on by an out of control 2002 Toyota highlander. Both vehicles were destroyed. There were four fatalities as a result of the crash. The highlander speed increased up to 85 miles per hour at the time of the incident. The contact does not know what the mileage was on the vehicle when the crash occurred. Updated 04/07/10. Updated 06/18/10

- Keene, NH, USA

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