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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
947 miles

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #24

Mar 121998

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,732 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Consumer stated the horn was replaced twice.

- Fullerton, CA, USA

problem #23

Jun 011999

Cavalier

  • miles
My horn works when it wants to. I didn't work when I bought it. (we bought it used). We replaced the fuse, but it still didn't work. Then one day it just worked and continued for months. Then it stopped working again. This happen twice. So at this time the horn is still not working. My other problem was my colant light kept coming on. We would add coolant all the time. (it was never close to being empty.) it mostly happen when I was moving, but it happen while sitting still too. It would come off and on constantly. We took it to the dealership and they replaced the coolant sensor. I saw other people also had that problem.

- Kansas City, KS, USA

problem #22

Aug 312000

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles
The horn does not always work. It has contribute to two different accidents. The first was when my car backed into another Cavalier, same year, and she informed me that her horn would not honk. The second was when a car backed into me and I tried several times tohonk the horn to worn the man he was about to hit me and the horn would not work. This has caused two different accidents just in my case. The horn works occasionally, but it doesn't work more often than it does. This could really be a hazard.

- Springfield, MO, USA

problem #21

Sep 101998

Cavalier

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Replaced broken cancel cam and horn wire.

- Vallejo, CA, USA

problem #20

Jun 172000

Cavalier

  • miles
Horn hasn't been working since vehicle was purchased. Fuse was replaced, but didn't remedy the problem. Dealer clamed that in different weather &temperatures it will not work. Vehicle stalled on 2 different occasions. Dealer said it was the battery & alternator the 1st time. 2nd time dealer indicated fuel pump went out.consumer had to cover the cost & felt that they should been able to detect this when they did the diagnostic reading a month ago.

- Springdale, MD, USA

problem #19

Dec 161999

Cavalier

  • miles
Knocking noise near trunk area, burning smell constantly, panel lights always show something wrong, ets off light blinking, tilt sticks, horn defective, don't start in warm weather, popping noise in rear side, coolant leaks, power steering hoses had to be replaced because they burned up and leaked fluid onto exhaust system, window rattles when coming down, window not aligned right air comes through on both sides, alarm doesn't work 85% of the time even with new batteries, nothing but problems since June 1, 1999.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #18

Jun 221996

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The horn is connected to the air bag module. It cannot blow unless pushed hard. Afraid air bag would deploy if pounded too hard for horn to blow. Poor design. After pounding several times horn will blow with only slight pressure. After going through puddles belt slips and power steering quits, battery discharges, poor design which allows for water to splash on drive belts.

- Winter Haven, FL, USA

problem #17

Feb 261999

Cavalier

  • miles
Manufacturer was contacted in all effort to resolve situation and was of no assistance whatsoever. I am a 22 year old college student who has had numerous problems with this car since bought including brake failure and horn failure. In my estimation, this vechicle is a lemon

- Deer Park, NY, USA

problem #16

Aug 041998

Cavalier

  • miles
Horn does not work properly; intermittently it would work sometimes. Dealer not notified at this time.

- Oil City, PA, USA

problem #15

Jan 011997

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Horn failed.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #14

Feb 061997

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Horn failed.

- Hollywood, FL, USA

problem #13

Sep 081998

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles
The horn will not blow. The dealer has been notified.

- Salenis, CA, USA

problem #12

Nov 011997

Cavalier

  • miles
The vehicle had problems with the tail light being inoperative while in use. Replaced the wires of the tail light, problem is still occurring. Also, problems with the braking system. Had to replace all 4 brakes 4 times. Dealer cannot determine problem. In addition, consumer experiences problem with the horn. Dealer cannot determine problem.

- Hot Springs, AR, USA

problem #11

May 081998

Cavalier

  • miles
Horn fuse keeps shorting out, horn inoperative.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #10

Apr 101998

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles
Front brake rotors/engine/muffler/converter/seat/horn/power steering hose and wheel bearings failed.

- Sarah Ann, WV, USA

problem #9

Mar 171998

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Horn difficult to engage.

- East Chester, NY, USA

problem #8

Mar 111998

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Horn failed.

- Huntington, WV, USA

problem #7

Nov 131997

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles
Horn is inoperable which could be dangerous in a emergency situation. Dealer replaced the horn on several occasions which did not remdey the problem.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #6

Dec 231996

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Horn stopped working.

- Waynesboro, VA, USA

problem #5

Feb 131997

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Horn is not working.

- Astoria, NY, USA

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