The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 1994 Chevrolet Cavalier, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: HORN PAD FALLS OFF

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA94033

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: September 29, 1994
    • Date Closed: March 29, 1996
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Communications:Horn Assembly

    Summary: This investigation is closed.GM will conduct a safety improvement campaign to address the concerns raised by the detachment of the horn pad from the steering wheel in the subject vehicles.for a technical analysis of the problem see EA94-033 engineering technical report.

  2. INVESTIGATION: HORN BUTTON FALLING OFF

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE94042

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: May 23, 1994
    • Date Closed: September 29, 1994
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Exterior Lighting

    Summary: There is no summary currently available