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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,000 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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2001 Chevrolet Cavalier electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 192008

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 131,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier. While driving at various speeds, the headlights would sporadically fail and cause poor visibility. She took the vehicle to a mechanic and they stated that the wiring harness was corroded in the plastic sleeves, which caused the headlights to fail. The vehicle has not been repaired. The manufacturer did not provide any assistance. The failure and current mileages were 131,000.

- Lockport, NY, USA

problem #1

Sep 162002

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,000 miles
Horn did not blow unless caller hit the right spot. Caller said there was a dead spot in the horn pad. Dealer and manufacturer have not been contacted. Also, torque converter light did not come on.. coil packs were defective. Caller stated there were no warning lights for this problem, and caller was concerned that the problem could not be detected until it was too late. Dealer replaced the coil packs. Manufacturer said warranty expired, and they could not help. Also, seat belts come out of the guide and hit the people in the eye. Caller said the front brakes were defective. When hitting the brakes they did not slow down vehicle. Caller down shifted the get the vehicle to slow down. Also, had to replaced the front rotors three times. In addition, the trunk latch had a gap in it, the lid did not close tightly.

- Wakefield, NH, USA

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