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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,423 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier fuel system problems

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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #7

Aug 172009


  • 147,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier. A local mechanic advised the contact that his fuel pump failed and he was responsible for paying $500 to repair it. The dealer and manufacturer were not notified. The failure mileage was 147,000.

- Livonia, MI, USA

problem #6

Nov 262007


  • 70,428 miles
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier stalled without warning. Consumer states that the vehicle was not able to be restarted and was towed to a dealer. The dealer stated that the fuel pump had gone out.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #5

Nov 102007

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,527 miles
Whole vehicle filled with gas fumes. Check gauges light went on and fuel gauge failed in idle. Replaced fuel pump at dealership at a cost of $770.72.

- Bonita Springs, FL, USA

problem #4

Jan 112006

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,507 miles


: the contact stated without warning, the vehicle looses power while driving. After a few minutes, the vehicle restarts. The vehicle is driven a short distance and it looses power again. This continues until the vehicle reaches the dealership. The dealership has replaced the fuel pump on three separate occasions. No other repairs have been attempted. Updated 02/21/06.

- Centerville, OH, USA

problem #3

Sep 282005

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,500 miles
My car is two and a half years old and has a lot of highway miles. I had 80,000 miles on the car (I have been able to log well over 220,000 miles on past cars over 5-6 years due to highway mileage). One night while driving home the "trac-off" light would come on and the car would occasionally lose speed. Eventually the trac off light stayed on the car began to die out along the side of the role. As a result I had my car towed in and the fuel pump was replaced. Total costs were well over $800. I wrote to GM but was rejected on reimbursement. The fuel pump problem seems to be a common problem as I've looked at complaints the Firestone auto repair center said the design/placement of the fuel pump has caused them to burn out.

- Riva, MD, USA

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problem #2

Jul 052004

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When driving, can smell coolant and see greasy film on windshield. Which makes all occupants thirsty. (this was even before it hit more than a hundred miles) overflow compartment for coolant started overflowing and low coolant light came on. Engine temperature gauge keeps moving around, and stays above normal most of the time. Was driving and the car just died out on me, I restarted the car and moved off the busy highway. With all of these incidents, I took it to the dealer shop but was told there was nothing wrong with it. I took it to a mechanic and he told me that the heat sensor was out as well as the thermostat. The gauge continued to move up and down. I had a fuel pump replaced but it was a defective part. This was all in the course of three months.

- Shiprock, NM, USA

problem #1

Mar 012003

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
Front rotors warped prematurely, about every 10000 miles. Grinding noise heard at low speeds, whether in gear or coasting & not brake related. Premature fuel pump failure, causing engine to shut off.

- Lusby, MD, USA

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