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2001 Chevrolet Cavalier suspension problems

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2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 012013


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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 #4

Oct 022002


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2001 Chevrolet Cavalier makes a click noise in front end when turning hard right. The vehicle stalled. The next day, the consumer had the vehicle towed and the dealer replaced the fuel pump. The steering gear was replaced. The valve cover gasket, control arm bushings and struts were replaced.

- Montrose, MN, USA

problem #3

Apr 052005


  • miles
I bought a brand new 2001 Cavalier coupe 2 door back in 2001. I have approx. 48,000 miles on my car. Whenever I go to the dealership with a problem concerning my car I say to them, the many noises of the Cavalier and many more to come. It's to the point where I'm so tired of going to the dealership because they can never find the problem. This year around January 2005, my brakes started making this awful grinding noise along with vibrating and my steering wheel was making this klunking/poping noise that I could feel in the steering wheel. The steering wheel had me so scared that it was going to fall off that I brought it right away to the dealership. They told me that the grinding noise from the brakes and also the poping noise in the steering wheel was due to the cold weather and not to worry about it. I brought my car back to the dealership, about a week ago, the weather is nice now, because the steering wheel is getting worse and I'm scared that something is going to happen. They assured me that it's fine, my steering wheel won't fall off, that little things will start to happen as your car gets older. They said that they could lube it but that that won't necessarily make the klunking/popping stop. And the brakes, they said once again, they are fine. I'm especially scared about my steering wheel problem and the brake problem also. I'm not understanding why, cause there have been so many complaints that I've read, the steering wheel or even the break problems haven't been recalled. Are they waiting for a tradgy to happen"?"

- Canton, MA, USA

problem #2

Oct 072002


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While traveling on the highway there is a loud cracking noise coming from underneath the vehicle. Please provide additional information. Dealer is aware of the problem.

- Sun Valley, NV, USA

problem #1

Oct 072002


  • miles
While applying the brakes there is a pulsating through out the brake pedal. Please provide additional information dealer is aware of the problem.

- Sun Valley, NV, USA

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