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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
40 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
39 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,779 miles

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments (Page 2 of 4)

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problem #49

Jul 201998

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles

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

While driving both driver's and passenger's side airbags deployed. 1 injury to driver.

- Kewanee, IL, USA

problem #48

Jun 291998

Cavalier

  • miles
Consumer was standing at a corner for a right turn when a tractor trailer made a turn and rolled over the consumer vehicle and air bags did not deploy. Dealer/mfr. Were notified.

- Atchison, KS, USA

problem #47

Jun 291998

Cavalier

  • miles
Consumer was standing at a corner for a right turn when a tractor trailer made a turn and rolled over the consumer vehicle and air bags did not deploy. Dealer/mfr. Were notified.

- Atchison, KS, USA

problem #46

Jul 041998

Cavalier

  • miles

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

Recall 98V146; while driving at 55 mph the vehicle moved to right and the airbag deployed unexpectedly without a frontal impact, causing an accident. Called manufacturer prior to the accident. Manufacturer stated that vehicle was covered by the recall. After the accident contacted manufacturer and they stated vehicle was not included in the recall.

- Landolakes, FL, USA

problem #45

Mar 111998

Cavalier

  • miles
Consumer was crossing intersection when another vehicle ran stop sign and hit consumer's vehicle on front driver's side, causing vehicle to do a 360 degree turn and rehit the vehicle again in the same place. Air bags did not deploy. Dealer/manufacturer notified.

- Atchison, KS, USA

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problem #44

Mar 111998

Cavalier

  • miles
Consumer was crossing intersection when another vehicle ran stop sign and hit consumer's vehicle on front driver's side, causing vehicle to do a 360 degree turn and rehit the vehicle again in the same place. Air bags did not deploy. Dealer/manufacturer notified.

- Atchison, KS, USA

problem #43

Jan 181998

Cavalier

  • miles

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

While driving at 30 mph the air bags deployed without a reason or a warning, the air bag deployed prior driving into a ditch. Dealer was contacted.

- Silverdale, WA, USA

problem #42

Jan 181998

Cavalier

  • miles
While driving at 30 mph the air bags deployed without a reason or a warning, the air bag deployed prior driving into a ditch. Dealer was contacted.

- Silverdale, WA, USA

problem #41

May 231998

Cavalier

  • miles
Driving vehicle 30-35mph when air bags deployed for no reason, on a dirt road. Took to dealer & offered waiver for repairs. Sustained injuries to arm.

- Lexington, TX, USA

problem #40

May 231998

Cavalier

  • miles
Driving vehicle 30-35mph when air bags deployed for no reason, on a dirt road. Took to dealer & offered waiver for repairs. Sustained injuries to arm.

- Lexington, TX, USA

problem #39

Mar 171998

Cavalier

  • miles

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

While pulling into a parking space at 5 mph, tapped a light pole and both the air bags deployed. The windshield was cracked in the process. Insurance company had vehicle repaired.

- St Joe, MI, USA

problem #38

Mar 171998

Cavalier

  • miles
While pulling into a parking space at 5 mph, tapped a light pole and both the air bags deployed. The windshield was cracked in the process. Insurance company had vehicle repaired.

- St Joe, MI, USA

problem #37

Apr 091998

Cavalier

  • miles
Passenger's air bag deployed and broke windshield. No accident occurred. Violent deployment.

- Odon, IN, USA

problem #36

Apr 091998

Cavalier

  • miles
Passenger's air bag deployed and broke winshield. No accident occurred.

- Odon, IN, USA

problem #35

Dec 071996

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving the vehicle the driver's side air bag went off and the vehicle was not involved in an accident or did not hit anything. There is an open investigation ea-98001.

- Jackson, NJ, USA

problem #34

Mar 151998

Cavalier

  • miles
During frontal impact at 40 to 45 mph, the driver's and passenger's side air bags did not deploy.

- Millford, NJ, USA

problem #33

Mar 151998

Cavalier

  • miles
During frontal impact at 40 to 45 mph, the driver's and passenger's side air bags did not deploy.

- Millford, NJ, USA

problem #32

Apr 201998

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles
Was involved in a 25 mph frontal collision in which the driver's or passenger's air bags did not deploy.

- Lavonia, MI, USA

problem #31

Apr 201998

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles
Was involved in a 25 mph frontal collision in which the driver's or passenger's air bags did not deploy.

- Lavonia, MI, USA

problem #30

Oct 101997

Cavalier

  • miles
Faulty air bag sensor caused bag to deploy without impact.

- Knox City, TX, USA

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