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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
84,424 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier fuel system problems

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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #7

Aug 152015


  • 59,925 miles


I was one block from home and my car stalled it wouldn't start back up. I found my self at the intersection. The mechanic said it is a bad fuel pump. The car only has 60,000 miles. This happened about this time last year. Also last year my gauge to my engine temperature went out of control. I can't tell the engine temp. Anymore.

- Lebanon, PA, USA

problem #6

Nov 232007


  • 65,045 miles
My boyfriend was driving our car. I was in the passenger seat. We had been driving on the interstate for about a mile. Then the car stalled. My friend realized something was wrong when he hit the gas pedal and there was no response, so he placed it in neutral, steered and signaled until he got us and the car safely off the road. After, the car was towed into the dealers shop the mechanics said it was the fuel pump that had failed to work. Therefore, a new fuel pump was installed in the car.

- Pinellas Park, FL, USA

problem #5

Nov 072012

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
Was at a stop light and car just konked out and would not start again. I tried and tried but to no avail. Had to push it into a gas station about 100 yards, not easy as a 50 year old female (no one stopped to help me, just sped by). I have seen hundreds of complaints on-line that this has been an habitual problem with this make and model. It only has 71,000 miles on it and I just purchased the first part of 2012"??? what is up" this many problems should have involved a recall!

- Auburn, AL, USA

problem #4

Oct 202010


  • 130,000 miles


I have a 2003 Chevy Cavalier stalls : changed the fuel pump, pressure solenoid switch, torque converter clutch solenoid.tired of this and no one doing anything about it still stalls and all everyone can do is guess at what it is I hate my Cavalier the last three years I had problems with the catalytic converter got that fixed after three converters help.

- Magnolia, DE, USA

problem #3

Jul 042010


  • 63,000 miles
Was driving on interstate at top speed when car died. Got to side of road and had it towed. Had to have fuel pump replaced. A year later the new fuel pump went out. A year later that pump went out. Two weeks later, the fourth fuel pump went out and it is in the shop again. Car is not safe as this happens suddenly and without warning and leaves you with no control in the middle of traffic moving at top speed.

- Candler, NC, USA

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problem #2

Jul 202012


  • 127,000 miles
I've owned two different 2003 Chevy Cavaliers and in both cars the fuel pump went out after a year of owning the vehicles. I went through two fuel pumps in my first Cavalier and I bought another Cavalier after the first was wrecked and my second cavi lost its pump now. I know of cars with 3 times the amount of miles on it without having a single fuel pump problem.

- Berrien Springs, MI, USA

problem #1

Jun 292012


  • 76,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier. He contact attempted to accelerate from a traffic light but the vehicle would not respond. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing who advised that the fuel pump would have to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 76,000.

- Okeechobee, FL, USA

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