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Average Mileage:
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2000 Chevrolet Cavalier brakes problems

brakes problem

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2000 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #12

Apr 222004

Cavalier

  • miles

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

While driving 55 mph check engine light appeared on the dashboard and remained on. A loud noise was heard coming from the rear. Consumer was able to drive the vehicle to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that wheel bearing, caliper. And both frontal rotors needed to be replaced. Dealer informed the driver that this was the twelfth set of wheel bearings that had been replaced this year.

- Malone, NY, USA

problem #11

Mar 272001

Cavalier

  • miles
3/01 started having a pulsating when brakes were applied.went to the dealer were the car was purchased.they said the rotors were warped in front.they turned the rotors.the pulsating was gone.1/02 started having the same problem again along with when I went to stop I started sliding.that happened several times the next two days before I could get it to a Chevy dealer.when they checked it they said I needed my rotors turned down again.so they did that again.did not have a problem untill now,5/02.I am having the same problem again after only 6000 miles since the last time.I spoke with the Chevy dealer again and they said it would probably need new rotors and brakes.I am taking it in Monday to have this done! the last time I had to pay $60.they said the warranty does not cover this.I had 30,000 miles on the car then. I have never had this kind of problem with brakes since I started driving,34 years ago!

- Desoto, MO, USA

problem #10

Jun 272001

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles
The brake rotor were turned because of the waviness in the rotors, however the brake pads were still good, but there was a pulsation when the brakes were applied, the dealer informed consumer that this is a common problem.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #9

Jan 302002

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles

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

After buying the car had to return to have the door fixed after door was fixed the keyless entry quit working had the car back to get keyless entry fixed 4 times, had to have front rotors replaced at 28000 miles along with the brakes, still having problems with the braking system grinding and clicking bad vibration in the front end when driving in straight stretches also vibration when going around turns at times it feels like the tires are comming off car is in the shop at present time with the brake problems and dimming of the lights and fuel gage reads empty after filling the tank up and check gages lights come on and remain on for 50 - 100 miles.thats all at this time.

- Graysville, OH, USA

problem #8

Mar 102000

Cavalier

  • miles
Front rotors warp and cause a great amount of vibration and loss of control. This has happened 5 times in 21000 miles. Chevy can not fix.

- Highland, CA, USA

problem #7

Jun 272001

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles
The brake rotor were turned because of the waviness in the rotors, however the brake pads were still good, but there was a pulsation when the brakes were applied, the dealer informed consumer that this is a common problem.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #6

Aug 082001

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Was pressing on brakes and could feel them pulsating. Mechanic at dealership indicated front brake rotors were warped. Was replaced under warranty. Problem reappeared again at 28,000 miles in June 2001.

- Vernon Hills, VA, USA

problem #5

Jun 122001

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles
Whenever applying brakes rotors would vibrate and make a lot of noise. Have taken to dealership 5 times. Mechanic indicated rotors were warped and needed to be repaired.

- Centralia, IL, USA

problem #4

Feb 052001

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front rotors failed. Nlm

- Monongah, WV, USA

problem #3

Oct 032000

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Premature wear of brake rotors. Dealer has turned rotors and they need to be replaced. Consumer states that the brake pads are too hard for such a small rotor and too much metal in front brake pad is causing rotors to warp.

- Monoagh, WV, USA

problem #2

Jul 312000

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles
Front brake rotors are warping and had to be turned at 1600 and 1800. Had to be replaced at 2800 miles.defective rotors were causing vehicle to jump when braking. Rotors were failing prematurely and before brakes pads.

- Jackson, GA, USA

problem #1

Mar 222000

Cavalier

  • miles
The new vehicle has a scraping sound due to a rust on the surface of the rotors.

- Bronx, NY, USA

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