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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier engine problems

engine problem

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 032000

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles

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

Engine stalled intermittently while traveling at highway speed. Also, on ten occasions, accelerator pedal had operated by itself. Dealer notified, and unable to correct the problem. Please feel free to provide any further details.

- Parker, PA, USA

problem #3

Sep 291999

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles
Accelerator pedal sticks in an up position, forcing driver to apply more pressure to gas pedal, and causing vehicle to accelerate forward at high speed. Dealer says throttle assembly has to be replaced.

- Canton, MI, USA

problem #2

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 #1

Sep 101995

Cavalier

  • miles
Under the instrument panel, directly over the control pedals there is a plastic cover that protrudes, causing driver's foot to get stuck when releasing the accelerator pedal.

- Weston, MO, USA

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