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3.2

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,789 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier suspension problems

suspension problem

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #8

Sep 112007

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,309 miles

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

Blown head gasket vehicle over heating, nothing has been done to repair issue; head gasket recall. The vehicle is running very badly even though a complete tune up has been done; fuel system recall suspension making lots of noise; rear suspension recall.

- Lauderhill, FL, USA

problem #7

Dec 232005

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 249,000 miles
: the contact stated there were NHTSA recalls campaign 98V027000 regarding the interior lighting and 98V319000 regarding the rear suspension. The vehicle had the same problems as indicated in the recall; however, it was not included in the recall due to the VIN. There was a loss of the interior lighting, and an intermittent clanking noise coming from the rear suspension.

- Deer Park, WA, USA

problem #6

Mar 142003

Cavalier

  • miles
The vehicle experienced the same problem as stated in recall # 98 V 319 000, however the vehicle identification number was not included in the recall.

- Pottstown, PA, USA

problem #5

Nov 012000

Cavalier

  • miles

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

Rear struts & mounts & exhaust hangers replaced at 47,000 miles. Problem not resolved.

- Schaumburg, IL, USA

problem #4

Feb 151996

Cavalier

  • miles
I have had reoccurring problems with the lights and the start up light on suspension since the day I purchased the automobile. Everytime I took it in for repair, I got a "cannot duplicate" in the place of repair. I knew nothing of the recall on this items until 6/18/2000, when I was researching other items on the Cavalier. I would appreciate getting this repaired as oppossed to "cannot duplicate." I do know the suspension happens far more often than a vehicle this young age should. Thank you.

- Conway, SC, USA

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problem #3

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 #2

Aug 311999

Cavalier

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Slingerlands, NY, USA

problem #1

Jan 191999

Cavalier

  • miles
Vehicle experiences problems with suspension recall component, however is having difficulty receiving repair work. Mjs (98V-319)

- Unk, UN, USA

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