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1.2

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
147,320 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.

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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 012017

Cavalier

  • 195,000 miles

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

I heard vibration by the rear drivers side wheel. I inspected the vehicle and noticed I could actually move (wobble) the wheel, it came loose from the frame according to 3 car shops. I even took it to a Chevy dealership, it was deemed unsafe to drive. Also the frame is completely corroded, there are parts of the unibody frame that are just missing due to rust and corrosion. The rest of the car is in very good shape, but due to the frame issue its now unsafe to drive and way too expensive to repair. Any recalls on the 1998 Cavalier?

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #4

Jun 262013

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier. The contact stated that while traveling 15 mph, the sub frame fractured. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was determined that the sub frame was completely rusted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 120,000.

- Franklin Park, IL, USA

problem #3

Dec 032012

Cavalier

  • 155,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier. The contact stated that she experienced difficulty steering the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where it was determined that the sub frame failed. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted about the issue. The failure mileage was 155,000 and the current mileage was 156,000.

- Verona, NY, USA

problem #2

Nov 242011

Cavalier

  • 123,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier. The contact stated that the driver was driving approximately 35 mph when he was pulled over by a police officer who informed him that one of the wheels was protruding outward abnormally. The vehicle was towed to an impound lot where the contact was informed that the sub frame was severely rusted and corroded. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 123,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Cuyahoga Falls, OH, USA

problem #1

Dec 132009

Cavalier

  • 143,600 miles
The 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier starts to shake when it reaches 60 mph or more. It is a horrible feeling.

- Taylor, MI, USA

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