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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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

problem #4

Nov 252000

Cavalier

  • miles

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

Passenger's side air bag inadvertent deployed while traveling at 70 mph, .vehicle did not roll over. Dealer / manufacturer were not notified at this time. Please feel free to provide any further details on this matter.

- Alvin, TX, USA

problem #3

Jul 191999

Cavalier

  • miles
The car was traveling at a speed of about 45 or 50 when the right tires hit the edge of the road. The car ran off the road into a ditch and flipped over landing on it's top-side. The driver seat belt did not hold nor did the air bag activate. The driver was injured and is still having back problems. She was slung toward the passenger side and her shoulder hit the windshield and her head hit the top of the car.( dot number: Tire size: P195/65R15 )

- Quitman, LA, USA

problem #2

Nov 111996

Cavalier

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Driving at 10-15mph on a smooth surface the air bags deployed and blew out the driver's and passenger's side door windows.

- Pinedale, WY, USA

problem #1

Nov 111996

Cavalier

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Driving at 10-15mph on a smooth surface the air bags deployed and blew out the driver's and passenger's side door windows.

- Pinedale, WY, USA

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