Print this page


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 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.

1997 Chevrolet Cavalier body / paint problems

body / paint problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 252003

(reported on)


  • miles


The engine overheated, and stalled. The spark plugs melted. The technician found the head warped, causing excessive internal exhaust heat. The dealer replaced the relay switch, removed the head and resurfaced. The electric fans don't turn on. The technician found the fan relay, ect sensor, and fusible link shorted(removed replaced). The vehicle had surged and died out. The sensor connector clip broken and was replaced. The console under the radio had cracked. The vehicle wouldn't start, due to multiple dtc plugs fouled. The vacuum line had broken, and the connectors were re-pinned. The vehicle wouldn't start until the engine cooled down. The alternator was not charging and there was poor battery contact to the terminal. The alternator was replaced. Between the speeds of 25-30 mph, the vehicle felt like it was going to rev up. The transmission did not shift into gear. The transmission was replaced and the cooler lines were flushed. There was noise coming from the engine and or the defective timing chain. The tensioner was replaced/resealed, the timing chain was greased, and the serpentine belt was replaced. Scc

- Las Cruces, NM, USA

problem #1

Oct 132000

(reported on)


  • miles
The vehicle has been at the dealership on numerous occasions due to rodents accessing the air conditioning /heating system, consumer has had to replace components in the system due to nesting and dead rodents, which caused damage and prevented the air conditioner from functioning, consumer is concerned about the design of the structure or ventilation system that would allow for passage to the interior systems of the vehicle.

- Elroy, WI, USA

Search for these popular complaint phrases...

Not what you are looking for?