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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,394 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 222007

Cavalier 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,656 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier. While driving 10 mph, the power steering locked and the contact was unable to turn the steering wheel. The vehicle was towed to the mechanic and they stated that the steering rack needed to be replaced. As of July 24, 2007, the vehicle has not been repaired. The current and failure mileages were 83,656. Updated 01/11/08. A broken wheel stud and nut were replaced. Updated

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #2

Sep 292006

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • 82,525 miles
A recall repair on the steering mechanism was performed in 2003; less than four years later, the same repair was needed at an exorbitant cost due to the failure of the recall-replaced part. Chevy refused monetary assistance. Is it common practice to place defective parts in recalls so the consumer has to pay the repair, hence the company getting their money back for the recall repair? thank goodness no one was injured when the steering mechanism broke.

- Lompoc, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 151999


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The steering gear rack has failed several times.

- Altoona, PA, USA

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