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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
37,237 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace strut mounts (3 reports)
2003 Chevrolet Cavalier suspension problems

suspension problem

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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 012006

Cavalier 2S 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles


First there was this tapping noise in the front end of car. Took it to mechanic and was told the plates had broken loose and that it would only cost me $500 to have it fixed. They said it wasn't life threatening and I decided not to have it fixed then. Everything on this car is falling apart or makes terrible noises!

- , Lillian, AL, USA

problem #2

Jul 012005

Cavalier LS Sport 2.2L Ecotec

  • Manual transmission
  • 32,000 miles

My car was still under warranty when I began hearing clunking in my front suspension, but it was so erratic and difficult to make the noise happen that I felt it would be a waste of my time to have the dealer look at it. Well, the noise is definitely more constant, and now is in both the front and rear suspension. I hope it holds together until I can trade this POS in on a new car.

- , Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #1

Dec 152005

Cavalier 2.2L Ecotec

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,710 miles

I had one strut mount replaced under the normal warranty and then had to have them redone by my mechanic off warranty--approximate $1000. I drive a cavalier-I'm certainly not offroading. I drive down a major highway in Ontario to get to work.

- , Toronto, ON, Canada

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