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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
40 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
39 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,779 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #9

Sep 071996

Cavalier

  • miles

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

Consumer was traveling at 10 mph hit a cement base telephone pole when the air bags deployed, causing the windshield to break and also injuries to the consumer.

- West Roxbury, MA, USA

problem #8

Feb 221996

Cavalier

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While driving vehicle about 60 mph, was dark, noticed deer in road, hit brakes (ABS), hit deer on driver's side, front end damaged, heard hissing in dash, air bag light came on, no air bag (driver/passenger) deployment.

- Fountain, CO, USA

problem #7

Feb 221996

Cavalier

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While driving vehicle about 60 mph, was dark, noticed deer in road, hit brakes (ABS), hit deer on driver's side, front end damaged, heard hissing in dash, air bag light came on, no air bag (driver/passenger) deployment.

- Fountain, CO, USA

problem #6

Jun 201996

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Failure of the driver and passenger sides air bags, consumer was not involved in an accident and the driver and passenger side air bags deployed.

- Schaumburg, IL, USA

problem #5

Jun 201996

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Failure of the driver and passenger sides air bags, consumer was not involved in an accident and the driver and passenger side air bags deployed.

- Schaumburg, IL, USA

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problem #4

Jul 091996

Cavalier

  • miles
Driving home, another car rammed brakes, other car swerved, Cavalier swerved also but hit other car that swerved, driver's side air bag did not deploy.

- Tarawa Terra, NC, USA

problem #3

Jun 171996

Cavalier

  • miles

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

Driving vehicle, ran into another vehicle, hit straight on (front), air bags did not deploy.

- Ontario, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 201996

Cavalier

  • miles
Upon frontal collision, air bag failed to deploy w/estimated speed 40 mph.

- Millersville, MD, USA

problem #1

Nov 291995

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles
Air bag takes up the whole wheel can bearly find the horn which makes horn very hard to press.

- Florham Park, NJ, USA

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