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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,330 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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2005 Chevrolet Cavalier drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 202013

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • 70,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, the clutch dropped to the floor board and could not be disengaged. The contact inspected the vehicle and noticed a hole in the hydraulic clutch hose. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #4

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

problem #3

Jan 232007


  • miles
I have had my car since 2004 and I loved it when I first drove it off the car lot. Then I have had problem after problem! my gauges mess up all the time. I can get into my car and start it up and it will say I'm doing 70 mph and I'm not moving. I have had to replace my clutch twice in a year. It would be really nice if Chevrolet would do a recall on the gauges with all of the problems that people are having!!

- Bay City, TX, USA

problem #2

Oct 252009


  • 70,649 miles
I have a 2005 Chevy Cavalier and around the 70,000 mileage mark when my transmission shifter cable broke and I have noticed that there is a default with this cable, because there is a significant bend in the cable and over the time this cable will wear out and broke...causing me to purchase a new im making a complaint to whom it my concern that there needs to be a recall on this cable and to be fix with out the bend in the cable....thank you

- Hobbs, NM, USA

problem #1

Mar 262009


  • 45,000 miles
The clutch pedal stuck to the ground and failed, the car would not come out of gear. Finally turned off the key and got the engine to stop. Had just come off a major highway and was in a school speed zone so there was no accident, but a few minutes earlier the consequences could have been deadly. The clutch line snapped because there is a sharp piece of metal that lies next to it and rubs it. This car has a history of this happening at about 40K that I was not aware of. GM has not done a recall, but it is a common problem.

- Belleville, IL, USA

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