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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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

problem #7

Mar 202001

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The drivers side seat belt failed, the plastic part which is attached to the metal tongue of the belt snapped off making the seat belt unable to hold position after fastening. Nlm

- Randallsto, MD, USA

problem #6

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 #5

Mar 101999

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles
The car is falling apart, interior is falling apart, example seat belts on the driver's side is not in tact, the passenger chair on the right side frame is broken, air conditioner has gone out and we needed to install a new airconditioner, the brakes have been replaced twice already, I guess every nine months the car needs a new brake change, the Chrysler credit Corp has never given us a receipt on how much more to pay and when we call them up, they would not tell us how much more to go for the payments, they also know that since we purchased this car from the very first day this vehicle has been in and out of the shop for repairs. Then they would change constantly where the payment should go. I just wished they would stop that. It is like a house loan, we have changed mortagager four times and this is getting very stressful. Can you please help us with this matter.

- Barrigada, GU, USA

problem #4

Mar 171998

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Seat belt difficult to engage, it twists frequently.

- East Chester, NY, USA

problem #3

Nov 141997

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While in an accident driver's head struck the hard plastic cover that covers the metal ring that the seat belt strap comes through, causing injury.

- Florence, OR, USA

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problem #2

Oct 161996

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Shoulder harness twists.

- Eastchester, NY, USA

problem #1

Jul 011996

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Seat belt anchor casing split, causing seat belt to become ineffective.

- Arbuckle, CA, USA

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