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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 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 engine problems

engine problem

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #8

Oct 192001

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles

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

Consumer states vehicle experiences rapid acceleration without pressing on the pedal.

- Temple, TX, USA

problem #7

Oct 192001

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles
Consumer states vehicle experiences rapid acceleration without pressing on the pedal.

- Temple, TX, USA

problem #6

Mar 042001

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles
The tp sensor failed. Nlm

- Poultney, VT, USA

problem #5

Dec 121997

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Throttle linkages failed.

- Prattville, AL, USA

problem #4

Jan 011996

Cavalier

  • miles
Engine stalled due to failed throttle sensor.

- Bal Harbour, FL, USA

problem #3

Aug 071996

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Sudden acceleration, causing accident/injuries.

- Bolingbrook, IL, USA

problem #2

Dec 301995

Cavalier

  • miles
Gas throttle linkage cover stuck under throttle, causing vehicle to surge.

- Lake Peeks, NY, 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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