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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
110,000 miles

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2001 Chevrolet Cavalier accessories - exterior problems

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2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 102013


  • 130,000 miles


Upon driving vehicle at low speeds 20-30 mph with front and rear window defroster on, it became more, and more evident of a possible fire. First there was an increasing burning smell followed by smoke. A connector on the drivers side kick panel has melted being so close to the carpet its possible that it being winter moisture from melted snow somehow may have caused this to happen, a search on google seems to pull multiple cars with this same problem. Also I want to note that I was not able to turn off my rear defrosted with the rear defroster switch, I had to pull the 30 amp fuse that still had a complete circuit in it!

- Skokie, IL, USA

problem #1

Jan 092009


  • 90,000 miles
The defrost wouldn't work when really rainy or cold and this started in winter of 2009. In summer of 2010 the ac worked only when fan was on med or high, but finally only on high. These were electrical wiring problems: Ac due to blower resistor burned out and defrost caused by a resistor burned out. Ac started to smell like something electrical was burning. If this wasn't fixed any sooner could have caused fire I'm sure. Now I have to see what needs to be fixed now that I have service engine check light on. With these electrical issues had no service engine check light come on. O2 sensor replaced @ 68,000 and catalytic converter changed @ 56,000 and the recall for this vehicle replaced.

- Blue Springs, MO, USA

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