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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,665 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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2001 Chevrolet Cavalier electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #5

Jan 012003

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,000 miles


The car dies when put into reverse, the headlights go dim when putting on the brakes, the windshield wipers are not working properly and are getting stuck half way up the windshield. The car also accelerates even though you are not touching the gas.

- Nickelsville, VA, USA

problem #4

Dec 272002

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,896 miles
Cigarette lighter shooting sparks, blowing fuses, damaged cell phone charger

- Parker, CO, USA

problem #3

Nov 012001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle's brake drums and rotors wore excessively causing the vehicle to vibrate when the brakes were applied. The trunk light remained on although the trunk was shut. The instrument cluster was drawing too much power and caused the battery to become drained.

- Dover Point, NH, USA

problem #2

Feb 152002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer had taken vehicle to be serviced due to failure of the turn signals and brake lights, consumer asked them to check the electrical system, however they did not and only replaced a burned out fuse, 9 days later the consumer and her son were involved in an accident in which the brakes were applied on a dry road at approximately 55 mph, the vehicle did not stop and spun around, hitting a guardrail head on, the vehicle was totaled and the air bags did not deploy, one person was injured, consumer feels this is electrical related and feels that the vehicle should have properly been serviced at the time of the faulty turn signals.

- Greensburg, PA, USA

problem #1

Apr 102001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle has been to the dealer 3 times for stalling and not starting. Dealer replaced sensor and starter on 2 separate occasions. Vehicle has to go back to dealer because problem hasn't been rectified. Problem started at 3500 miles.

- Kennett Square, PA, USA

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