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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 052001

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Vehicle was sitting all day until the evening when consuemr went out and inside of the vehicle was filled with smoke. Consumer found out that wiriing harness under dash caught on fire. Manufacturer was not concerned with incident, but interested to know what consumer was seeking.

- Lakeworth, FL, USA

problem #2

Jun 272001

Cavalier

  • miles
When stating vehicle saw smoke coming from steering column. With no prior warning vehicle caught on fire. Contacted dealer, and dealer stated nothing could be done.

- Blanchard, OK, USA

problem #1

Jan 082001

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles
While vehicle was parked for two hours a fire ignited in steering column cause unknown.

- Killeen, TX, USA

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