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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,308 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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2000 Chevrolet Cavalier brakes problems

brakes problem

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2000 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #7

Apr 262011


  • 145,000 miles


The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier. While driving approximately 45 mph the contact applied pressure to the brake pedal and the pedal depressed to the floor. During the failure the brake light began illuminating on the dashboard. The vehicle rolled to a stop and was towed to an independent repair shop. The contact was told the brake lines fractured and were positioned in a manner in which they were rubbing against the frame of the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 145,000.

- Columbia, MO, USA

problem #6

Dec 202009


  • 99,000 miles
ABS light on brakes not working right hub wobbling!!

- Uniontown, OH, USA

problem #5

Oct 212004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles
The vehicle's trac off warning light illuminated on the dash. The dealer told the consumer the vehicle needed a new brake booster because it was leaking.

- Bedford, OH, USA

problem #4

Apr 082004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles


After purchase of my vehicle - battery was dead dealer replaced new battery lost coolant - engine was smoking then found out vehicle was on recall had to replace rotors and pads with less than 20,000 miles on vehicle something needs to be done to improve the brake system on the Chevy Cavaliers they do not last. I commute to work by train and hardly drive so I was surprised with all the problems with this vehicle with not alot of miles.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #3

Aug 262003


  • miles
When the consumer applied the brakes, the vehicle experienced extended stopping distance.

- Bethesda, MD, USA

problem #2

Apr 202003

Cavalier 2-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,156 miles
We bought a used Chevrolet Cavalier from the year 2000 with an extended warranty (GM certified) for 3 months or 3,000 miles. Since the beginning there were 4 problems not yet fixed. 1 - there is a popping noise under the back of the car. Dealer (koons Chevrolet - withe marsch, md) said he couldn't duplicate. After bringing the car for the 3rd time, he said the brakes were dirty and he cleaned them, but this noise is still here, when starting at a red traffic light for example, or when riding on a rough road. 2 - there is a grinding noise in front when driving. It's stopping when pushing the brake pedal. It's linked with the brakes for sure. The pads are new and the dealer said the rotor makes his noise, but he refused to change it (whereas it's under warranty). He said it's not unsafe. But this noise is coming louder and I feel like a loss of control. 3 - the ABS light come on every single day while driving and not braking. The 1st time, the dealer changed the bulb. The 2nd time problem was not solve) he changed the alternator, because my car broke down the day before (no more power at all). He said the alternator putted a low voltage to the ABS causing the light to turn on. The problem is not solve. And I need to go back to the dealer. All of these problems have not been solved, and this is the 5th time I am going to the dealer. I think he's playing with me, so that my car won't be under warranty any more, and I would pay to change stuffs in the future. Please provide information and support. Thank you.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #1

Aug 172002


  • miles
While traveling on the highway the weather was sunny she hydroplaned and hit the divider strip the dealership is aware of the problem.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

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