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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier transmission problems

transmission problem

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #11

Jun 182003

Cavalier

  • miles

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

While shifting the transmission, the clutch gave out on the third gear.

- Pembroke, MA, USA

problem #10

Dec 102001

Cavalier

  • miles
While consumer was driving, the vehicle made a loud noise. Consumer pulled to the side to restart vehicle, but to no avail. Someone came to help GT it back on the road but the vehicle stopped again. Vehicle was towed and consumer was informed a major transmission job was needed. Consumer is requesting reimbursement of monies paid for services.

- North Arlington, NJ, USA

problem #9

Aug 012000

Cavalier

  • miles
While driving transmission failed, consumer states now starting to have problems with the current transmission.

- Duluth, MN, USA

problem #8

Mar 151999

Cavalier

  • miles

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

My ets off light and my check engine light has been illuminated for the past 10 months. The code 1810, which is the tcc switch, has shown when my car has been scanned. My car has been seen by several mechanics. The switch has been replaced twice and it did not solve the problem. The mechanics told me that I needed a new transmission. I had a new transmission put in. The lights came back on which caused my car not to shift properly. All the mechanics that have looked at my car said that getting a new transmission would fix the problem. Which it has not. What can you recommend I do. Do I have to pay for this transmission even though it hasn't fixed anything? also this problem happened shortly after my warranty expired.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #7

Oct 102000

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles
Brakes failure to stop, car slips in gear when pressing on brakes, horn sometimes doesn't work then it starts to work, headlights go dim when brakes are pressed, noise in rear area

- Walterboro, SC, USA

problem #6

Feb 011999

Cavalier

  • miles
Transmission (main drive) failed. Nlm

- Big Rapids, MI, USA

problem #5

Feb 011999

Cavalier

  • miles

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

Transmission (main drive) failed. Nlm

- Big Rapids, MI, USA

problem #4

Apr 161998

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
The transmission cable runs against the catalytic converter. The catalatic converter got hot and caused the transmission cable to melt. The dealer will be notified.

- Columbia, IL, USA

problem #3

May 121997

Cavalier

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Driving vehicle and it was hard to shift gear. The clutch went out for no apparent reason. Also replaced transmission.

- Strongsville, OH, USA

problem #2

Mar 171997

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles
When putting in park, vehicle lurches forward/backward.

- Bal Harbour, FL, USA

problem #1

Aug 171996

Cavalier

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While driving, the transmission shifted out of gear, causing vehicle to stall. Consumer was told that the clutch casing of the car was not welded, vehicle constantly makes a noise, engine stalled at 3000-3500 rpms.

- San Diego, CA, USA

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