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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,500 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.

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2001 Chevrolet Prizm engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Chevrolet Prizm Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 192007

Prizm 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,500 miles


Excessive oil consumption (one quart low every 300-400 miles), worsening, appears to be known defect for Toyota supplied engines in 2001 Chevrolet Prizm and possibly other years of this motor type (possible factory ring, valve early failure issues), no leaks or heavy smoke apparent, air filter normal with no apparent blow-by from rings at that point. Regular oil and filter changes, car driven daily for local use, no other known defects or recurring problems, car operates normally other than high oil amounts used.

- Mena, AR, USA

problem #2

Jul 012006

Prizm 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
My 2001 Chevrolet Prizm, which has a Toyota engine, stalls when accelerated just after starting. Pumping the pedal a few times gets the car moving again normally. This typically happens after the car has been sitting idle for a while. The local Chevrolet dealer looked at it and said there were no issues. The spark plugs were checked and found to be in good working condition. However, the problem still persists.

- Greenville, SC, USA

problem #1

May 122005

Prizm 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,000 miles
I was driving on the express way and experienced complete engine failure on my 2001 Chevy Prizm. As a result I had to have the whole engine replaced 2,500$-to say the least engine failure on any highway is an unsafe situation. This car was ourchased by me -brand new-and had been prooperly maintained.

- Livonia , MI, USA

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