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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,500 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Cavalier brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 192011


  • miles


Speedometer stops working and stays on 100 car only has 35,000 miles, also the power steering line broke open and the emergency brake at times pops onto my tire causing my car to slam forward and then it releases. I replaced the brake line and the power steering line but the main problem is the speedometer /cluster

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #1

Jan 222013

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • 131,000 miles
I was on my way home today and think god my husband was gauges are not working on the car which is does from time to time. We merge on a major highway and the gas pedal accelerated and would not stop it just keep getting faster, , my brakes would not even stop it or the emergency brake either..we had to run some red lights because we could not stop it so we could try to get home without crashing the car to stop it but we could slow it down putting it in neutral but it was burning up the brakes and transmission. Finally we got in front my house and had to put it in park fast just to stop it. The gas pedal only accelerates and the brakes don't even work on it...we could of died today!!! I'm so glad I was not driving it..I would of had to call 911 and have the cops box me in to stop. I messed up my brakes and transmission on it just to stop it today. I went online to check for any recalls and I see that people had problems but no recalls...I saw my life flash for my eyes today and put my trust in my car everyday thinking that they made it right.."?"

- Huber Heights, OH, USA

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