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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,500 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 #2

Jul 072005


  • 12,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Prizm. The contact stated that when depressing the accelerator, the vehicle would hesitate before moving at a normal pace with the illumination of the check engine warning light. The dealer and manufacturer were notified of the failure but provided no assistance to the contact. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 12,000 and the current mileage was 80,000.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #1

Apr 132007


  • 43,000 miles
2001 Chevy prism; check engine light continues to be on. I have put two oxygen sensors on at a cost of over $200, and light still comes on. Mechanics tell me the code says "lean mixture" but don't know what is causing it. Car hesitates when cold, almost throwing you into the windshield, unless you repeatedly pump the accelerator. Mechanics told me that maybe fuel pump is going bad, but it's been three years now, and this hasn't happened. The head liner in vehicle has totally torn and disintegrated, even tho it has been garage kept. GM will not even consider investigating this problem. No more Chevy's for me!! the hesitation in traffic could create a real safety issue.

- Eleanor, WV, USA

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