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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,429 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1996 Chevrolet Cavalier seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #7

Sep 132003

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

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

The driver's side seat belt latch assembly has broken apart. There is no way to repair the buckle.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #6

Jan 172003

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 118,000 miles
The driver's seat belt latch mechanism broke into two pieces and became unattached from the mechanism belt loop anchor. This auto has not been in an accident and received light to moderate use. It has 118K miles.

- Puyallup, WA, USA

problem #5

Mar 012002

Cavalier

  • miles
Rear seatbelt buckle keeps loosening and causing child safety seat to tip over when turning.

- Coon Rapids, MN, USA

problem #4

Nov 181999

Cavalier

  • miles

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

While driving at about 50 mph consumer had to slam on brakes and the seatbelt did not properly restrain. The little pieces of the belt buckle fell off in the accident.

- N. Myrtle Beach, SC, USA

problem #3

Sep 221999

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles
Consumer was involved in collision in which the driver's seat belt did not lock up upon impact.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

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problem #2

Jun 101998

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While traveling on wet surface, went into a spin and hit cement retaining wall. The air bags did not deploy, and seat belt did not lock, driver was injured.

- Ocean Park, WA, USA

problem #1

Oct 101998

Cavalier

  • miles
The seat belt on the driver's side completely fell apart. The buckle fell apart in driver's hand. The buckle has been replaced by dealership.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

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