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Recall List for the 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier

Official recalls have been issued for the 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Chevrolet service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Chevrolet customer service.

  1. 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier STEERING NHTSA Campaign #08E063000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 17, 2008
    • Vehicles Affected: 3,855

    Summary: Dorman products is recalling 3,900 intermediate steering shafts dorman part nos. 425-151, 425-152, and 425-153, (sold under dorman's "oe solutions" brand name), balkamp #'s 7-3057, 7-3058, 7-3059 (sold under the "Napa" brand name), and platinum parts #'s 2425151, 2425152, and 2425153 manufactured during the month of September 2007. These replacement steering shafts can be used on the vehicles listed above. The weld connecting the inner tube to the outer tube may be defective.

    Consequence: If the weld fails, loss of steering could result, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Dorman will notify owners and replace the steering shafts free of charge. The recall began on October 16, 2008. Owners may contact dorman toll free at 1-800-523-2492. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #08E063000 »

  2. 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TURN SIGNAL NHTSA Campaign #04V524000

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 01, 2004
    • Vehicles Affected: 256,025

    Summary: On certain passenger vehicles, the rear lamps that provide stop and turn signals and tail lamp functions stop working because of inadequate contact between the bulb and socket. In addition, if one bulbs were to become inoperative while the vehicle was operating in cruise control, the cruise control would disengage when the remaining bulb was activated. If both lamps were to become inoperative, the cruise control would not engage.

    Consequence: An inoperative brake lamp will not convey the driver's intention of stopping to drivers in following vehicles, and an inoperative rear turn signal lamp will not convey the driver's intention to turn to drivers in following vehicles. Both of these failures can increase the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect the rear lamp bulb socket assemblies and apply grease or replace them if necessary. The recall began on January 18, 2005. Owners should contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438 or Pontiac at 1-800-620-7668. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #04V524000 »

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