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6.7

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier exhaust system problems

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #10

Jan 092005

Cavalier

  • 100,000 miles

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

While driving any speed, the vehicle over heats and antifreeze would leak. The consumer managed to pull over and had the vehicle towed. The dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem. The cause was not determined.

- Rosedale, NY, USA

problem #9

Oct 171996

Cavalier

  • miles
After listening to a squeek noise from trunk area proceed to a clunking noise, I took vehicle in for service. Was advised by dealer that rear strut and it's mount had failed requiring both to be replaced at a cost of over $800. I feel the failure of this assembly to be a manufacturers defect. Muffler failed prematurely. Water pump failed prematurley. Starting to think 1996 Cavalier was not engineered very well.

- Williamston, MI, USA

problem #8

Sep 251997

Cavalier

  • miles
Muffler replaced.

- Vallejo, CA, USA

problem #7

Feb 112000

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Engine head gasket/struts/starter/transmission/ dome light/ paint/,muffler/seats and ABS brakes have all gone badly at least once, and some have been replaced twice and are bad again. Dealer was notified several times, but refused to check or replace. No longer doing business with them due to the service. I have been having to pay for all of the services.

- North Platte, NE, USA

problem #6

Nov 221999

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles
Muffler defective. Nlm

- Pea Ridge, AR, USA

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problem #5

Aug 261999

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles
Muffler repaired twice due to failure.

- Grand Isla, NY, USA

problem #4

Apr 101998

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles

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

Front brake rotors/engine/muffler/converter/seat/horn/power steering hose and wheel bearings failed.

- Sarah Ann, WV, USA

problem #3

May 301996

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Muffler failed.

- Beaumont, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 231996

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Muffler bent.

- Waynesboro, VA, USA

problem #1

Jan 281997

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Muffler failed

- Beaumont, CA, USA

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