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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,889 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 suspension problems

suspension problem

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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #9

Jun 122003

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 135,000 miles

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

There is a clunking noise in the steering wheel and front left wheel when maneuvering a turn. Also my water pump has had to be replaced twice in the past year. My final complaint is that when I try and start my vehicle it doesn't always start when holding it in the start position.

- Columbia, MO, USA

problem #8

Aug 202003

Cavalier

  • 107,000 miles
The consumer was informed the ball bearing was broke.

- Cederville, NJ, USA

problem #7

Feb 062003

Cavalier

  • miles
Consumer called complaining about having problem with front suspension (rack and pinion, shock absorber and brakes). Dealer has been notified.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #6

Jun 202001

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

When making a left turn vehicle will pull strongly to right, also hard to make a right hand turn, consumer was informed by mechanic, that rack and pinion needed to be replaced.

- Tuscaloosa, AL, USA

problem #5

Jul 301999

Cavalier

  • miles
In jul7 of 1999, the ets off light and theengine check light came on. The mechanic said the computer showed due to emission regulations, the egr valve needed replaced. Replaced the valve, a month later the two lights came on again. I was told the egr valve was defective. Had it replaced again. A couple months later, the two lights came on again. The mechanic told us the system was very sensitive, but the egr was fine and just reset the lightls. Last week the two lights came on again, the egr was replaced again. The next day, the car started jerking fiercely and the two lights came on again. I don't know what the problem is with this system and we are having a difficult time finding the problem. I don't know if it's a computer defect, a valve defect or what. But it's not save to have a vehicle that constantly shuts off the traction system due to this problem and causes the car to jek while driving.

- Erie, PA, USA

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problem #4

Oct 291999

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Sway bar bushings failed. Nlm

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #3

Oct 291999

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

One strut failed. Nlm

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #2

Nov 281997

Cavalier

  • miles
Vehicle was traveling at 35-40 mph and while attempting to slow down for an approaching corner, the vehicle began an unrecoverable fishtail on a wet road and skidded then side impacted a tree.

- Deer Park, NY, USA

problem #1

Oct 301996

Cavalier

  • miles
New rear struts installed and rattle continues. New dash installed and squeak continues. Problem cannot be determined.

- Maryville, MO, USA

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