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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 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.

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier brakes problems

brakes problem

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #16

Apr 011997

Cavalier

  • miles

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

ABS brakes have been changed 4 times in 7 months

- Baton Roug, LA, USA

problem #15

Jun 271997

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When the brakes are applied the rear end jumps. The dealer has not been able to correct the problem. GM told consumer that this is normal.

- Patavia, NY, USA

problem #14

Oct 161997

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When driver applied the brakes the vehicle did not stop, causing the driver to be involved in an accident.

- Kansas, MO, USA

problem #13

Sep 181997

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles

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

When applying the brakes the vehicle pulls to the left and the vehicle will start to vibrate, causing the steering wheel to shake.

- Shaynee, OK, USA

problem #12

Aug 201997

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
After being involved in an automobile accident, brakes stuck and the accelerator stuck to the floor- driver was unable to stop the automobile. He finally was able to stop automobile by shuting the ignition off. He also states at that time he could not shift gears so he could not disengage the automobile.

- Mt Washington, KY, USA

problem #11

Mar 171997

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles
The anti lock brakes squeak, also cause vehicle to lurch, shake, and jump upon sudden stops.

- Bal Harbour, FL, USA

problem #10

Mar 211997

Cavalier

  • miles

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

Front ABS brakes failed/needed to be replaced at 17000 miles.

- Naperville, IL, USA

problem #9

May 231997

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles
Applied brakes at about 2 or 3 mph and did not stop.

- Ballwin, MO, USA

problem #8

May 101997

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving on interstate about 50 to 55mph, applied brakes, causing the vehicle to spin around facing oncoming traffic, resulting in an accident.

- Lorton, VA, USA

problem #7

Mar 261997

Cavalier

  • miles
Started to stop, ABS brakes gave out; kicked in few minutes later. Steering wheel w/ strong pulling, hard turning or correcting; hard turning R/L. rpms revved but did not accelerate, gears shifted hard from 2nd to 3rd.

- Cedar Lake, IN, USA

problem #6

Jan 011997

Cavalier

  • miles

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

Noisy ABS brakes, also replaced noisy power steering valve.

- Alpena, MI, USA

problem #5

Oct 221996

Cavalier

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Antilock brake locked up.

- Las Cruces, NM, USA

problem #4

Sep 061996

Cavalier

  • miles
Computer failed, causing vehicle to stall; also ABS brakes grind/replaced instrument cluster.

- Plantsville, CT, USA

problem #3

Jan 271996

Cavalier

  • miles
ABS system failure, total failure of the ABS system, ABS indicator light came on.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #2

Jan 271996

Cavalier

  • miles
ABS system failure, total failure of the ABS system, ABS indicator light came on.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #1

Jan 121996

Cavalier

  • miles
ABS brake system locks and unlocks by itself.

- Belton, MO, USA

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