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3.8

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,500 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 engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 102002

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

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

I took my car in for a noise in the engine. After I had the car serviced I was then informed that a guide for the timing chain broke and the timing chain bent a baring on the cam shaft.

- Easton, PA, USA

problem #1

Jul 091998

Cavalier

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Serpentine belt failed.

- Ontario, CA, USA

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