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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,633 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 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 212010


  • miles


2003 Cavalier, the defroster knob cable has gone bad 2X's before it is gone again, the driver side window motor went last year, last month the fuel pump went, the passenger side motor is going, the speedometer is messed up along with the tack, it sticks. My daughter drives this car just turned 17, the speedometer said she was going 105, when she shuts the car off it says she's still doing 35, at times the car wont start, don't know exactly why, this is bs, there is only 72000 miles on it, GM needs to start fixing these problems, some one is going to get killed.

- Freeland, PA, USA

problem #4

Nov 132009


  • 50,000 miles
HVAC cable bent and then snapped. Now I can't defrost the windshield I ran off the road today because I could not see. I reported this problem to GM over a year ago and they didn't seem to care. They never responded to my letter. This is a big safety issue. I have had it fixed by a mechanic 2X and should not only be reimbursed, but should have this problem fixed. It still does not work right. Had the actual cable replaced and then just had the kink corrected on it and it broke again the next day.

- Downingtown, PA, USA

problem #3

Sep 122007


  • 30,000 miles
HVAC cable bent and then snapped. Now I can't defrost the windshield & this could cause an accident since I can't see where I'm going!

- Fridley, MN, USA

problem #2

Aug 012008


  • 76,500 miles
2003 Chevy Cavalier - defrosters do not work (rear and side windows), passenger window stop working (intermittent) and loud screeching noise when starting engine.

- North Tonawanda, NY, USA

problem #1

Mar 012005

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,666 miles
Chevrolet Cavalier Z 2003, multiple failures. The defroster would not clear the windows, the heater did not work, the air bag light illuminated because there was a split in the center of the steering wheel. When the consumer made a right turn a noise was heard. The left rear turn signal bulb was replaced, the right rear brake light bulb. There was a noise coming from the front of the vehicle, the dealer lubed the front sway bar bushing. The tires were over inflated, so the vehicle would sway when going over bumps, the blower motor, and heater control was replaced. The ABS lamp illuminated. The vehicle needed brake pads. There was mold on the drivers front door. The ac compressor was replaced. The window went down extremely slow, the dealer lubed the window track and regulator. The fog light bulb was inoperative, the door latch was inoperative.

- Altoona, PA, USA

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