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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,218 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 engine problems

engine problem

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #10

May 061999

Cavalier

  • miles

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

I took the car in for an oil leak and found out that it had a blown head gasket and a cracked head.

- Toledo, OH, USA

problem #9

Dec 161998

Cavalier

  • miles
Fuel pump went out/oil pressure valve blew up and oil is all over/computer system shut down, and rack and pinion steering went out. Dealer contacted and is aware of the problem. Problems not yet remedied. Provide further information.

- Portsmouth, OH, USA

problem #8

Dec 291998

Cavalier

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Head gasket failed several times causing vehicle to overheat, one incident destroyed water pump.

- New Windso, NY, USA

problem #7

Dec 281998

Cavalier

  • miles

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

While driving at 45 mph and without prior warning engine head gasket blew out, causing vehicle to overheat. Consumer had to pull to the side of the road.

- New Windsor, NY, USA

problem #6

Jul 011996

Cavalier

  • miles
Intermittent clicking engine noise due to defective pistons that were manufactured in some vehicle swith 2.2L engines.

- St Michael, MN, USA

problem #5

Dec 011996

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Engine oil leak.

- Santa Barbara, CA, USA

problem #4

May 121997

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles

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

The consumer took the car to the dealership about 4 times for the same problem which is an oil leak around the gasket. Dealership replaced oil pan and gasket. Still has the problem. The oil leak is causing damage to the car engine due to improper service.

- Edgewood, MD, USA

problem #3

May 301996

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Gaskets failed.

- Beaumont, CA, USA

problem #2

May 301996

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Oil leak.

- Beaumont, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 241996

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Purchased car in March 96, the strut was replaced about four times. Consumer also experienced a tire blow out, dealer advisded her there was nothing they could do, because tire blow out was due to some type of object that punctured tire, also air condition went out twice, starter was replaced, torque convertor replaced, and a recall on piston pin, consumer feels that manufacturer should take some type of responsbiilty since this a brand new vehicle.

- Valliant, OK, USA

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