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Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
68,046 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. change the wiring harness (2 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 092011

Cavalier 2.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles


i have had speedig tickets becausmy speed and tach both stop working many caveliers owners have this problem but they refuse to recall we bailed them out but they cant help the american consumer never again will i be a gm man if they dont man up and do arecall

- , Chillicothe, OH, USA

problem #2

Dec 012006

Cavalier Z24

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

The driver's side turn signal kept going out and when you would take the bulb out and look at it, the inside of the socket was always melted, which caused the light to go out. I've gone through about 12 bucks a month for about a year or two replacing those stupid bulbs. After either going illegal, due to not wanting to buy yet again another bulb, I went online to do research on the matter. Apparently this happens to everyone with this car. I looked online and found the part I needed at Advanced Auto Parts and guess what, it cost me only $9.00, they were on sale. I swapped parts and that was about 6 months ago, haven't replaced one bulb since. THANK GOD!! I can't begin to explain how many parts I have already replaced on this car. You would think paying as much as you do in the beginning would last you for a few years,,,,nope.

- , Pensacola, FL, US

problem #1

Jun 152008


  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,137 miles

The wiring harness literally burnt right through. It was smoking and burning every time the car was on to the point where the wires for the headlights burnt through and the headlights would not work. It took 6 diagnosis appointments for someone to figure out the issue.

- , St. Catharines, ON, Canada

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