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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,929 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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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier accessories - interior problems

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #14

May 211999

Cavalier

  • 11,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier. The contact stated that the interior lights would sporadically illuminate. The failure occurred numerous times over the course of sixteen years. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis numerous times but the contact was told that there were no failures discovered. The contact eventually removed the interior light fuse to stop the failure. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 98V027000 (interior lighting) but was told that the VIN was not included in the recall. The contact also stated that the catalytic converter was replaced six times. The vehicle was not repaired for the interior lighting failure. The failure mileage was 11,000 and the current mileage was 233,163.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #13

Oct 132010

Cavalier

  • miles
Yes car will turn over but won't start it does this at time or U can press the gas to try and start interior light don't work.

- Calumet City, IL, USA

problem #12

Sep 011999

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Interior lamps coming on unexpectedly and/or stay on after car is turned off. I purchased this car when it was two years old. I took the car back several times complaining about this problem. They could not repair the problem. I finally got tired of complaining and I removed the fuse - so that the light would remain off (of course this is also a fuse to several other items within the car). But, it was they only way I could resolve this problem myself.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #11

Nov 012007

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier. The rear hazard warning lights would not flash when the switch was activated. The dealer stated that the hazard lamp switch failed. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number (exterior lighting: Hazard flashing warning lights). The contact stated that the interior lights illuminated without warning. The dealer stated that the lamp control module failed. The dealer stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number (interior lighting). The current and failure mileages were 75,000.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #10

Dec 232005

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 249,000 miles
: the contact stated there were NHTSA recalls campaign 98V027000 regarding the interior lighting and 98V319000 regarding the rear suspension. The vehicle had the same problems as indicated in the recall; however, it was not included in the recall due to the VIN. There was a loss of the interior lighting, and an intermittent clanking noise coming from the rear suspension.

- Deer Park, WA, USA

problem #9

Apr 012001

Cavalier

  • miles
Interior dome light comes on without reason while vehicle is in operation. Dealership informed conusmer vehicle was not a part of recall 98V027000. Please provide any additional information/attachments.

- El Mirage, AZ, USA

problem #8

Jan 112000

Cavalier

  • miles

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

Was driving and started to smell burning plastic. Parked vehicle and checked it out. Noticed, after removing dome light, a hole in roof due to light bulb. Ceiling was burned. Contacted insurance company and was referred to dealership for estimate of cost.

- Hutchinson, MN, USA

problem #7

Jan 122001

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles
Dome light burned a hole on roof because it did not have a top or protective cover which could have caused fire.

- Hutchinson, MN, USA

problem #6

Feb 112000

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Engine head gasket/struts/starter/transmission/ dome light/ paint/,muffler/seats and ABS brakes have all gone badly at least once, and some have been replaced twice and are bad again. Dealer was notified several times, but refused to check or replace. No longer doing business with them due to the service. I have been having to pay for all of the services.

- North Platte, NE, USA

problem #5

Nov 091999

Cavalier

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
When traveling at any speed vehicle will stall and cut without prior warning, also, dash lights are illuminated. Consumer has contacted the dealer, dealer has replaced the computer chip.

- Marshfield, WI, USA

problem #4

Feb 221999

Cavalier

  • miles

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

While driving the interior lights come on for no apparent reason. The lights stay on for about 5 minutes before they go off. The dealer was not able to detect what the problem was with the vehicle.

- Olmsted, IL, USA

problem #3

Dec 121997

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Light switch button/ring failed.

- Prattville, AL, USA

problem #2

Apr 091996

Cavalier

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Failure of the driver's and passenger's side seats, the driver's and passenger's side seats did not lock, the consumer was involved in a rear end collision and the passenger's side seat moved forward. Also, clutch pedal clicks when depressed/front end misaligned, causing vehicle to pull to the left/dome light inoperative at times when opening left door.

- Columbia, MO, USA

problem #1

Oct 151996

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Dome light failed.

- Farmington, NH, USA

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