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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,493 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Cavalier accessories - exterior problems

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2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #3

May 112014


  • 56,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier. While driving 20 mph, the speedometer fractured along with the horn and the front passenger door latch. The vehicle was repaired by the contact. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failures. The failure mileage was 56,000.

- Donora, PA, USA

problem #2

Jul 182007

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • miles
I purchased a 2005 Chevy Cavalier in October 2005. My car was purchased with bad or no shocks and within the first 1 to 2 years my trunk interior light blew off the wire sounding like a bomb. Then my driver rear door was not able to open (due to the linkages). Shortly after that the passenger rear door would not shut because the latch stuck (had to bungy strap it) then got it fixed to shut then it would not open (due to linkages) both front doors are messed up as well. ( drvier side difficult to open and poassenger side does not always catch when you shut it). My radio does not shut off when driver door is open like it should. My interior bulb had to be taken out due to never shutting off after doors were closed. My driver window makes noise when opening it.(manual window crank). My guages do not work properly either. I contacted GM and they said to take my car in to have it checked out and repaired but I can not afford the work to be done, the price for a rental, or to miss work. I had the car for 6.5 years (almost) but the age of the car should have ntohing to do with everything going wrong with the linkages and electrical. Passengers have to crawl over the front seat to get into the back. Any information is appreciated. Best way to contact me is email and I will respond if a number is left. I need answers to what can be donefinancially I can not afford anything. I believe that I may have been sold a lemon. I had to replace my trunk latch due to it not wanting to close.

- Argonne, WI, USA

problem #1

Jun 082009

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,480 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier. The contact stated that the front driver's side door latch no longer latches onto the vehicle. When making right turns, the front driver's side door always opens. The driver must hold the door in order to prevent it from opening while driving. The failure occurred while driving 15 mph. He has not taken the vehicle to the dealer and has not found any recalls. He believes this is a manufacturer defect and a recall should be issued. The current and failure mileages were 68,480. Updated 07/01/09 the consumer noticed the driver and passenger door latches were severely corroded. Updated 07/02/09.

- Shakopee, MN, USA

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