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5.0

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,750 miles

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier suspension problems

suspension problem

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #2

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 #1

Oct 171996

Cavalier

  • miles
After listening to a squeek noise from trunk area proceed to a clunking noise, I took vehicle in for service. Was advised by dealer that rear strut and it's mount had failed requiring both to be replaced at a cost of over $800. I feel the failure of this assembly to be a manufacturers defect. Muffler failed prematurely. Water pump failed prematurley. Starting to think 1996 Cavalier was not engineered very well.

- Williamston, MI, USA

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