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10.0

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

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1996 Chevrolet Cavalier windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #12

Jun 012000

Cavalier

  • miles

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

Neither of the only 2 windows will roll down or up due to the failure of the motors. The first motor failed at 50K miles, the seond at 60K miles. In the event of an accident, progress would be impeded or prevented due to these failures.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #11

Oct 012000

Cavalier

  • miles
Inside trim along windshield cracked through. Replacement cost is $775. I have my doubts as whether this was a new car at time of purchase for the following reasons: About 2 years ago my daughter scraped the right side of the car. While having it repaired the independent collision repair shop commented if the car had been in a previous wreck. I told the shop owner that the car was bought new and was not involved in a wreck. On 10 Oct. 2000 I took the car into bachman Chevrolet to have the cracked dash trim assess (GM case C1837827). The service manager called me at home to inform me that it would cost $775 to replace the trim. He proceeded to question me about the car being in a wreck. I informed him that the car was not involved in a wreck and it was bought new from his employer. Based on the above statements I now have my doubts about the car..

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #10

Nov 221999

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles
The windshield safety glass began to separate between the layer. Nlm

- Pea Ridge, AR, USA

problem #9

Apr 231997

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Water comes inside the vehicle through the front windows. Passenger seat cover not anchored. Leather panels coming undone.

- Bowling Green, OH, USA

problem #8

Jan 061998

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Rear windshield broke for unknown reason.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

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problem #7

Mar 171998

Cavalier

  • miles
While pulling into a parking space at 5 mph, tapped a light pole and both the air bags deployed. The windshield was cracked in the process. Insurance company had vehicle repaired.

- St Joe, MI, USA

problem #6

Mar 171997

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles

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

Driver's window does not fully close, wind noise at high speeds.

- Bal Harbour, FL, USA

problem #5

Dec 101996

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Condensation in rear window.

- Santa Barbara, CA, USA

problem #4

Oct 151996

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Problems with windows.

- Farmington, NH, USA

problem #3

Jun 031995

Cavalier

  • miles
Windshield scratched while removing film.

- Poway, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 021996

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles
W/soft ray, soft flo; design feature causes blindness due to poor tinting when sun comes through front.

- Clifton, NJ, USA

problem #1

Feb 021996

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles
W/soft ray, soft flo; design feature causes blindness due to poor tinting when sun comes through front.

- Clifton, NJ, USA

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