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Injuries / Deaths:
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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.

1998 Chevrolet Cavalier accessories - exterior problems

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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 212001


  • miles


Oj rear back door came opened and the lock was on at the time. The door will not close, replace rt rear door lock assembly. Rusted/corroded lubricated to free up, needs replacement, remove and replace rt rear door lock assy.

- Grand Bank, CD, USA

problem #4

Apr 212001


  • miles
Ever since we've bought this vehicle there's been nothing but problems. While backing out of the driveway it will stall out and shut off. In Feb of 2000 the spark plugs needed to be replaced. The gas gauge flucuates. It will show 1/4 tank of gas left and ten minutes later the check gas light comes on and the gauge drops. Some kind of electrical wire on the front drivers side went bad. The driver's side door won't shut any more, the latch needs to be replaced. It's like every 3 ot 4 months something wither minor or significant goes wrong with it and persoanlly I am sick of it. I believe that my car is a lemon and I want to do something about it.

- Gwinn, MI, USA

problem #3

Aug 101998


  • miles
Consumer shut the rear passenger side door on the occupant's finger which caused the door latch to jam, and occupant could not open the door to take her finger out. The occupant had squeezed her finger out, and sustained injuries. When the finger was out of the door mechanism, the door was able to open and close.

- Canoga Park, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 012000

(reported on)


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
When turning a corner at approximately 20 mph, passenger's side door flew open and would not close. Dealer had vehicle for 2 weeks, and still could not fix the defect properly, lock is not working correctly.

- Destin, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 011999

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Child saftey locks out of order, door does not open from inside at all.

- Riverside, CA, USA

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