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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,364 miles

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier transmission problems

transmission problem

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #13

Aug 311999

Cavalier

  • miles

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

I found out that this car was purchased on July 31 1996, but not by me I can't found who or whom purchased the car. I would like to find if this car was owned by someone before me because this create a problem where if someone enter the date of ownship as 7/31 /96 who was the original owner of this car. Thank you for your help. Shirley hurt

- Inglewood, CA, USA

problem #12

Jun 121999

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles
While traveling at 65 mph, I encountered merging traffic, so I slowed down to approximately 40 mph, I then heard a pop but did not think much of it because of the construction crews working on the side of the road, I was also listening to the radio. I noticed there was something wrong when the car kept on slowing down at a steady pace, I heard the engine idling loudly and pulled over to the side of the road. I found it kind of odd that the transmission would give out on me since the car was a 1996.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #11

Jun 121999

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles
While traveling at 65 mph, I encountered merging traffic, so I slowed down to approximately 40 mph, I then heard a pop but did not think much of it because of the construction crews working on the side of the road, I was also listening to the radio. I noticed there was something wrong when the car kept on slowing down at a steady pace, I heard the engine idling loudly and pulled over to the side of the road. I found it kind of odd that the transmission would give out on me since the car was a 1996.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #10

Mar 051999

Cavalier

  • miles

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

Part broke with no warning - results in no power at all to get out of traffic- mechanic says that he has seen several Cavaliers that have this problem

- Durhamville, NY, USA

problem #9

Jan 041999

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving vehicle had stopped for no reason. Was unable to change gears. The transmission had failed at 43,000 miles. Had vehicle towed to dealer & mechanic said that transmission had worn out & needed replacing.

- Merrysville, OH, USA

problem #8

Sep 191998

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission failed.

- Hinckley, MN, USA

problem #7

Aug 111998

Cavalier

  • miles

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

Replaced the automatic transmission with a remanufactured one.also the hood release/ABS brakes and air conditioner failed.

- Wiggins, MS, USA

problem #6

Aug 201997

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
After being involved in an automobile accident, brakes stuck and the accelerator stuck to the floor- driver was unable to stop the automobile. He finally was able to stop automobile by shuting the ignition off. He also states at that time he could not shift gears so he could not disengage the automobile.

- Mt Washington, KY, USA

problem #5

Dec 231996

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Torque bracket backed out, re torqued.

- Waynesboro, VA, USA

problem #4

Nov 201996

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission failure.

- Freehold, NJ, USA

problem #3

Feb 171996

Cavalier

  • miles

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

Transmission failed.

- Winter Hav, FL, USA

problem #2

Dec 181995

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles
The car is having major transmisson problems.

- New Kensingt, PA, USA

problem #1

Nov 291995

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Automatic transmission malfunction, when engaging transmission into drive it takes several seconds to engage. Tt when outside air temperature is cold, and consumer backs car out of driveway and put into neutral then drive vehicle does not go into gear for 3-10 seconds, it just sits there or coasts, the engine revs up as yoy step on the gas, then the vehicle jumps into gear, when stopped at a stop sign and then step on the gas vehicle was in drive but it did not go anywhere, the engine reved up and then jumped into gear consumer has been told by dealer that all these vehicle types are like that and it can not be crrected.

- Salisbury, MD, USA

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