10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,709 miles

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problem #13

Jun 032005

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • miles
Consumer experienced problems while having the 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier recall repairs performed. Recall campaign#02V286000. There were problems with the steering mechanism, the ignition and the air bag. The consumer believed that none of the recall repairs were ever made on the vehicle.

- Hopewell, VA, USA

problem #12

Nov 242003

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,714 miles
Head gasket on my 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier. We couldn't figure out why the vehicle would continue to stall, after placing nearly $800 worth of new parts in vehicle, changing several alternators and starters, from the ingnition swith recall. I had taken to a mechanic and found out the car had a blown head gasket. Which, apparently there is a recall on other Cavaliers, although not with my VIN number. I have called GM motors and they want me to have the car diagnosised at their dealership, costing $100-$200. And now having to spend $400-$600 on another defect from these recalls, is really frustrating my family, espically my husband. We don't have the extra money to keep placing in this vechile, I'm a full time student with a 2 year old son and work only part time. I need a reliable car. I can't spend more money at the dealership and not have a guarentee that they wouldn' fix this part. I know that all the people I have spoken to in school, work and out any where else, hospital for clinicals will not purchase any GM motors vechiles, due to them not wanting to go through this themselves and how I've been unfairly treated by this manufactor. All I want is for this to be resolved. Thank you.

- Port Charlotte, FL, USA

problem #11

Jun 162003

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,500 miles
Fuel pump seal disintegrated. Cost $1,081 (including 3 day car rental). Earlier this year there was a recall on the steering column and I wound up paying an additional $600 for other defects not covered by the recall. Think that this and many additional problems on this car constitute it being a lemon. More than 5 recalls in 7 years.

- St. Cloud, MN, USA

problem #10

Dec 062002

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles
Consumer called complaining about having problems with the ignition. Also stated that while the vehicle was park on the drive way it couht on fire a totaly burned out. Dealer was contacted and stated that the vehicle had recal ignition circuit thermo event.

- Port St Lucie, FL, USA

problem #9

Apr 012002

Cavalier

  • miles
Recal 02 V 070 000 concerning ignition switch. Dealer stated parts were not available until June. Consumer felt vehicle may catch on fire.

- Milford, NJ, USA

problem #8

Sep 182000

Cavalier

  • miles
The vehicle was parked for five days, consumer went outside and the vehicle was running without the key in the ignition, consumer went to turn the vehicle off and noticed smoke from the steering wheel area, vehicle was destroyed by fire.

- Absecon, NJ, USA

problem #7

Nov 272000

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles
The car shuts off and/or will not crank.

- Lyons, GA, USA

problem #6

Aug 081997

Cavalier

  • miles
When stopped or in slow speeds car stalls and it becomes difficult to steer.

- St. Mary's, GA, USA

problem #5

Nov 032000

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles
Engine stalled intermittently while traveling at highway speed. Also, on ten occasions, accelerator pedal had operated by itself. Dealer notified, and unable to correct the problem. Please feel free to provide any further details.

- Parker, PA, USA

problem #4

Sep 132000

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles
It stalls in the rain some times it does hard starts ruff ideal some thing call the compter controle module or some thing just like that L got a recall notice on that. Could that have some thing to do with it it was replace.

- Clarks Summit, PA, USA

problem #3

May 292000

Cavalier

  • miles
Well, I am not exactly sure of what is wrong, my car stalled out after four turns of the ignition to start it up and then it wouldn't start up again. A few hours later, it started up and it didn't sound normal, it sounded terrible. As soon as someone could contact me, that would be great for I am without a car right now. Thank you. Casey six

- Wellston, MI, USA

problem #2

Jun 042000

Cavalier

  • miles
Car was parked in the garage for a several hours when the ignition seemed to be going off all by itself. The car was trying to start by itself. No keys were in the automobile at the time. The process could not be stopped even after the driver tried to turn the ignition.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 041997

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
On the third day of having the car was driving and cut off, car is at the dealer, can't find problem.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA