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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,709 miles

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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier miscellaneous problems

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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 142013


  • 63,543 miles


The ignition switch locked and would not operate. First there was a problem with the ignition turning on and shutting off. Then after the vehicle was parked, the ignition would not switch on. Just like the information disseminated about the Chevy cobalt, but a year before the announced recall. I contacted GM but they indicated that my make, model and year was not part of the recall. However, I had to install a ignition cylinder and key kit according to my repair invoice. I believe that should a total review of GM vehicles of the ignition part as a defective product.

- St. Louis, MO, USA

problem #4

Oct 102008


  • miles
Headlights flickering when they flicker the heater loses pressure.

- Center, KY, USA

problem #3

Nov 152002


  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
Had a problem with steering, noticed it before I purchased the car, the dealer said they would fix it. What they did was install rack and reset alignment. The car was fine after this for about a month and then started having the same problem again. The dealer is saying now it is a different problem, but I am still having the same kind of steering problem. And so they want me to pay for the repair, even though they haven\\'t fixed the original problem.

- Valparaiso, IN, USA

problem #2

May 052003

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Dust on dash accumulating in a pinkish color..would like to send sample of it to you would like to know what it is that I am breathing.

- Savona, NY, USA

problem #1

Mar 212003


  • miles
The oil dipstick was mismarked. When oil is filled according to manufacturer recommended capacity, the dipstick reads 5/8 of an inch higher.

- Ashford, CT, USA

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