ANNOUNCEMENT: The Car Book 2018 is now online!

Ratings on over 1,000 new & used models going back 5 years, from the Center from Auto Safety. Learn more about The Car Book 2018 here.

Print this page

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1996 Chevrolet Cavalier brakes problems

brakes problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 262002

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles

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

No summary.

- Walterboro, SC, USA

problem #5

Oct 102000

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles
Brakes failure to stop, car slips in gear when pressing on brakes, horn sometimes doesn't work then it starts to work, headlights go dim when brakes are pressed, noise in rear area

- Walterboro, SC, USA

problem #4

Feb 011996

Cavalier

  • miles
ABS light always on, complied with owners manual to turn off, back to dealership several times under bumper-to-bumper coverage. Not fixed. Now, grinds & bumps at engine start, skids after brakes applied.dealership very uncooperated!!

- Boneville, GA, USA

problem #3

Jun 121999

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles

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

While traveling at 65 mph, I encountered merging traffic, so I slowed down to approximately 40 mph, I then heard a pop but did not think much of it because of the construction crews working on the side of the road, I was also listening to the radio. I noticed there was something wrong when the car kept on slowing down at a steady pace, I heard the engine idling loudly and pulled over to the side of the road. I found it kind of odd that the transmission would give out on me since the car was a 1996.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 121999

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles
While traveling at 65 mph, I encountered merging traffic, so I slowed down to approximately 40 mph, I then heard a pop but did not think much of it because of the construction crews working on the side of the road, I was also listening to the radio. I noticed there was something wrong when the car kept on slowing down at a steady pace, I heard the engine idling loudly and pulled over to the side of the road. I found it kind of odd that the transmission would give out on me since the car was a 1996.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 031998

Cavalier

  • miles
The ABS brake light will come on while accelerating from a stop. When the car is turned off and restarted the light will go out. The brakes seem to preform normally otherwise.

- Florissant, MO, USA

Not what you are looking for?