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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,500 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #6

Dec 192011


  • miles


Speedometer stops working and stays on 100 car only has 35,000 miles, also the power steering line broke open and the emergency brake at times pops onto my tire causing my car to slam forward and then it releases. I replaced the brake line and the power steering line but the main problem is the speedometer /cluster

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #5

Sep 202014

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • miles
2005 Chevrolet classic. Consumer writes in regards to events she experienced T hat affected the engine, steering and brakes. According to the invoice, power steering fluid was leaking. The power steering hose, and pump were replaced.

- Schaumburg, IL, USA

problem #4

Sep 042010


  • miles
Both my husband and I drive 2005 Chevy Cavaliers, his car as roughly 95,000 miles on it his problems started first. First the gauges have started to go. The speed-O-meter and gas gauge are never right. Next his steering wheel column has started to come loose. My car having no more than 60,000miles on it has recently followed trend first my gas gauge went all the way around to being stuck in the middle, and then my gas gauge would get stuck and bump into the temp needle. This week I've noticed that my steering wheel column is coming loose too, my dashboard rattles and makes a noise like something is clunking around in there and I am worried this could lead to an accident I have looked online and noticed others have had issues with their Cavaliers as well. Also, I saw that there was a recall# 08E063000 dealing with steering issues in the 2007 models. I have not however noticed a recall for the 2005 models.

- Clermont, FL, USA

problem #3

Aug 192009


  • 45,000 miles


2005 Chevrolet Cavalier instrument panel has serious problems temperature gauge shows the car is over heating and interferes with the speedometer also the speedometer will show 110mph while sitting in park or while doing 65mph drop and show no speed. Also the front of the dash cracks out and can produce sharp pieces that can cut through the skin easily. Also the steering has the same problem as the 2005 cobalts at low speeds sometimes the car is very hard to turn.

- Grove, OK, USA

problem #2

Jun 052006


  • miles
Grease your tie rod ends !! this keeps the front end tight & straight !! they come from Chevy bone dry.

- Warwick, NY, USA

problem #1

May 132008


  • miles
I was sold a Chevy Cavalier with bad brakes and bad rotors and it makes a big noise when you go to turn to the right no accidents yet.

- Lenoir City, TN, USA

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