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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,500 miles

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier lights problems

lights problem

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 012007

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles


The contact owns a 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier. The rear hazard warning lights would not flash when the switch was activated. The dealer stated that the hazard lamp switch failed. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number (exterior lighting: Hazard flashing warning lights). The contact stated that the interior lights illuminated without warning. The dealer stated that the lamp control module failed. The dealer stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number (interior lighting). The current and failure mileages were 75,000.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #1

Oct 242003


  • miles
Device for lights, highbeams, cruise control and blinkers works on and off then stops working completely for no reason. Even if you do not drive you car and night or use all those functions on a regular basis.

- Chelmsford, MA, USA

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