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Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 2
Average Mileage:
29,000 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2000 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #8

Jun 052013

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • 130,000 miles


The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier. The contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph, the driver crashed into a tree. The air bags failed to deploy. The driver was killed. A police report was filed of the incident. The vehicle was towed to an impound lot. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was destroyed. The approximate failure and current mileage was 130,000.

- Benton , AR, USA

problem #7

Nov 072010


  • 102,000 miles
My daughter was driving the 2000 cavaleir from church to her college when she stopped at a stop sign and looked left and then right and proceeded through the intersection and failed to see a Chrysler minivan coming from her left.. she braked and the minivan T-boned her car on the left side and her car proceeded to turn 90 degrees to the right for 20 feet and stopped. The most damage occured on the passenger door, to the front tire was pushed in...the whole steering wheel assembly was pushed forward. The front passenger was severely injured with severe head trauma and skull fracture.she is presently in a coma. The driver of the vehicle had a concussion, severe lacerations on the back of her head, and bruising on her arms and legs. The third passenger in the rear drivers side had minor injuries.

- Plain City, OH, USA

problem #6

Aug 242005

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My wife bought a 2000 chev. Cavalier from sound Mazda inrenton a year ago in 2004, the car did not passed emission test, we took it to the mechanic and he informed us that the catalityc converter was not working, the O2 censor was bad and it would be pricy, we took it to a dealership and were going to trade it in, the manager of the dealership pulled a carfax report and he asked us if the dealership had informed us that in 2002 the car was in a wreck and the airbags were deployed, we told him no, when she bought the car none of this was informed to us. We believe that it is unfair for the dealership to not inform us about this, specially because the airbags don't work in the car and they still sold it to us like that.

- Kent , WA, USA

problem #5

Nov 032004


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


A deer ran in front of the consumer while driving, consumer was unable to maintain control of the vehicle, and hit a tree. Upon impact, both frontal airbags did not deploy. No injuries reported. Vehicle was towed and totaled by the insurance company.

- Waynesboro, MS, USA

problem #4

Jun 192002


  • miles
Consumer states that the vehicle was involved in a collision which hit a ditch and flip over several time. Driver was thrown out the sun roof and die and the other two passenger received injuries. Dealer and the manufacturer was not notifed at this time. Nlm

- Bristol, VA, USA

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problem #3

Aug 222002

(reported on)


  • miles
What should I do about these incidents? I have taken my car in 3 times for the high pitch noise in the dash, I have taken it in once for the raddling in the dash, and I am taking it in 8/28/2002 for the airbag situation. When I called preston hood about the airbag the service guy acted like it wasn't a big deal until I told him that I have a wedding in less than a month and if my airbag deploys and leaves bruises I would be really upset. My airbag light keeps going on and off and the car isn't but 2 years old. Help me please my car is falling apart!

- Destin, FL, USA

problem #2

Apr 162002


  • miles
While traveling on the highway without prior warning she veered into another vehicle. Traveling about 30mph the dual airbags didnt go off. Nlm

- Bartlett, IL, USA

problem #1

Apr 052001


  • miles
Air bag light stayed on while driving. Dealer notified, and unable to resolve problem. Feel free to provide any further details on this matter.

- Griffin, GA, USA

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