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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,267 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 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #6

Apr 172015

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • 148,249 miles


The front passenger side electric window does not work will not roll down will not roll up. The rear-driver-side electric window does not work will not roll down will not roll up, the rear passenger side electric window does not work will not roll down will not roll up.

- Mason, TN, USA

problem #5

Mar 012011

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • 98,000 miles
Three of the four power windows have stopped working at the same time, and the fourth window barely works.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #4

Apr 102011


  • miles
2005 Chevrolet Cavalier/power windows malfunction....owned for 4 months, let the window down one day at a drive-thru restaurant as usual and the window just stopped and never started again...still to this day it is still stuck in the down now everywhere my family and I go we're at risk of our being burglarized because the car's interior is easily accessible..the window was an issue when I first purchased the used car thru cars and trucks in morrow, ga and they agreed to fix it and never called Chevrolet and was told that can be repaired for $120..which I don't's just ridiculous..riding on the expressway and weather conditions both pose safety problems to my family and I..this car needs to be recalled, it's just got too many problems that seem to me as a consumer to be safety violations that are just being swept under the rug..

- Riverdale, GA, USA

problem #3

May 152009


  • 45,000 miles


Power window failure, windows stuck, replaced window motor 2 times, failure again, unable to open or close windows, gas gauge and speedometer not working.

- Berkeley, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 092007

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,353 miles
2005 Chevrolet Cavalier ls coupe, power window failure, sometimes will not operate, will not open or close. At this time, the right window is open in the down position cannot close, electric motor will not operate.

- Barhamsville, VA, USA

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problem #1

Nov 222005

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier. The contact stated that the horn sounds intermittently while the vehicle is parked or while opening the trunk. The key must be placed in the ignition in order for the horn to shut off. She stated that the vehicle feels as if it will shut off while driving. In addition, one battery has already been replaced and the passenger side rear window will not roll up once it is down. The vehicle has been to the dealer five times, but the failures persist. The contact filed case number 71-530-566-719 with General Motors. The current mileage was 34,000 and failure mileage was 29,000. Updated 02/01/08.

- Obetz, OH, USA

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