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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 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.

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier brakes problems

brakes problem

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #9

May 071998

Cavalier

  • miles

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

Brakes failed on several occasions, resulting in a loss of control.

- West Colum, SC, USA

problem #8

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 #7

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 #6

Sep 101997

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Brakes not bolted properly.

- Carlsbad, CA, USA

problem #5

Jan 281997

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes failed.

- Beaumont, CA, USA

problem #4

Feb 171996

Cavalier

  • miles
Brakes failed.

- Winter Hav, FL, USA

problem #3

Nov 271995

Cavalier

  • miles

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

When apply the brake car goes to left side got in accident and the front seat belt didn't restaint.

- Pomona, NY, USA

problem #2

Sep 251995

Cavalier

  • miles
While driving, vehicle lurched forward without applying accelerator; applied brake, no effect; vehicle spun around in 360 degree circle; shifted into reverse.

- Rochester, MN, USA

problem #1

Sep 251995

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving, vehicle lurched forward without applying accelerator; applied brake, no effect; vehicle spun around in 360 degree circle; shifted into reverse. The dealership could not duplicate the problem, the only thing they found was that the gas cover was loose and stated that maybe that is why the engine light came on and why the vehicle acted eractically.

- Rochester, MN, USA

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