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10.0

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

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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 222000

Cavalier

  • miles

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

Consumer experienced shaking in the front when braking, dealer turned rotors and found that 60% of brake pads were left, consumer is worried that this happened with such low mileage on vehicle.

- Keyport, WA, USA

problem #4

Jan 221999

Cavalier

  • miles
Brakes failed, spring broken.

- Los Angele, CA, USA

problem #3

Jan 211999

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
During wet weather the brake pedal is very hard when pressed and you must apply excessive force to get the vehicle to stop. Had pads deglazed and rotors resurfaced but the problem continues during wet weather.

- Burlington, NC, USA

problem #2

Aug 211998

Cavalier

  • miles
Brakes failed inspection.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #1

Dec 081997

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Whenever brakes are applied, can hear rear brakes scrubbing. The problem is intermittent. They would hold sometimes.

- Prattville, AL, USA

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