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6.7

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,875 miles

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier steering problems

steering problem

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 162003

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,500 miles

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

Fuel pump seal disintegrated. Cost $1,081 (including 3 day car rental). Earlier this year there was a recall on the steering column and I wound up paying an additional $600 for other defects not covered by the recall. Think that this and many additional problems on this car constitute it being a lemon. More than 5 recalls in 7 years.

- St. Cloud, MN, USA

problem #3

Feb 042003

Cavalier

  • miles
Consumer took vehicle in to have it serviced for the steering column recall 02 V 286 000. After taking the vehicle apart indicated that the parts weren't available and they don't know when they will be available.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #2

Dec 161999

Cavalier

  • miles
Knocking noise near trunk area, burning smell constantly, panel lights always show something wrong, ets off light blinking, tilt sticks, horn defective, don't start in warm weather, popping noise in rear side, coolant leaks, power steering hoses had to be replaced because they burned up and leaked fluid onto exhaust system, window rattles when coming down, window not aligned right air comes through on both sides, alarm doesn't work 85% of the time even with new batteries, nothing but problems since June 1, 1999.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #1

Dec 201996

Cavalier

  • miles
While trying to press the horn, horn did not respond and then the steering column started to inflate. The vehicle does have an airbag.

- Conneautville, PA, USA

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