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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
97,128 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.

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2001 Chevrolet Prizm electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Chevrolet Prizm Owner Comments

problem #3

May 072014


  • 150,000 miles


The driver's power window will not raise immediately after it has been fully retracted (such as at a drive-in window, or when the "auto" feature fully retracts it before I can stop it). It will eventually raise after a few minutes of inoperation; sometimes only partially at a time. If I have intentionally had the window down for an extended period of time, there is no problem - yet. This only occurs when the window is fully retracted, and regardless of weather conditions.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #2

Oct 172008


  • 92,000 miles
1. my daughter was on her way to work in my 2001 Chevy Prizm and the head lights went out with no warning. 2. both head light bulbs, fuses, bulb sockets with wiring, and head light relay burned up. There was no warning when the failure occurred and the head lights became disabled. Could have caused an accident with no warning and the lights failing after dark. The vehicle could have completely burned up causing injury. 3. I took the car to gates Chevy world in mishawaka, Indiana to have them diagnose the problem. After 5 trips to the dealership the service department told me that head lights and wiring components typically burn up on vehicles with daylight running lambs. Their opinion is that the failure without warning is normal and very common.

- Osceola, IN, USA

problem #1

Apr 172003


  • 49,385 miles
Problems with fuel system on 2001 Chevrolet Prizm. The vehicle's oxygen sensor, fuel filter inside the tank and spark plugs were replaced.

- Maonaca, PA, USA

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