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Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,772 miles

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2001 Chevrolet Cavalier seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 012013


  • miles


2001 Chevrolet Cavalier. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle passenger side front wheel assembly collapsed. The consumer stated his vehicle collided with a park car. The seat belt was tight, and the air bag failed to deploy. The consumer stated the side wheel was at a 90 degree perpendicular angle to the side of the vehicle. The entire wheel assembly looked destroyed.

- Merrillville, IN, USA

problem #2

Jun 032010


  • miles
Car was involved in a accident with a 18 wheeler it hit the side the went around to the front there were three people in the car two kids and one adult driver the seat belts popped aloosed and the air bags did not deploy there were pictures taken at the scene and there is a police report this is a very bad problem my kids are only two and five and there seat belts did not hold!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #1

Jan 162003

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,317 miles
Accident occurred possible result of loss of power steering when making left hand turns. The consumer was knocked unconscious due to the impact of the accident. The only thing the consumer could remember was making a left had turn into a shopping center. Witnesses stated that the vehicle was moving slow when the incident occurred. The consumer suggested that this accident may be related to recall#02V286000. The seat belts failed as well.

- Walnut Creek, CA, USA

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