10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,218 miles

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problem #50

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 #49

Nov 182003

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,680 miles
Engine failure- stalling at high/low speeds. No steering, brakes, very frightening!! already spent enormous amounts of money at mechanics to find problem. Probably another recall on vehicle. Almost becoming many accidents due to this problem.

- Port Charlotte, FL, USA

problem #48

Aug 012003

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • miles
While driving at 55 mph, the engine died. There was no power steering or brakes and the consumer was to pull over. The dealer inspected the vehicle and could not duplicate or correct the problem. The service dealer could not duplicate the problem.

- Oak Hill, WV, USA

problem #47

Jul 312003

Cavalier

  • miles
Consumer stated while driving the vehicle at 55mph, it shut off. There was a loss of power steering and brakes which caused the consumer to pull off the road. Two dealers inspected the vehicle several times and could not duplicate or correct the problem.

- Oak Hill, WV, USA

problem #46

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 #45

Jun 242003

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • 0 miles
The antifreeze is leaking onto the head gasket area of my car. Antifreeze has been refilled every week due to this problem. After having the problem looked at by a mechanic, I became aware that this could lead to the head gaskets being blown.

- Beecher, IL, USA

problem #44

Apr 292003

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles
The engine stalled while driving at highway speeds.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #43

Feb 212003

Cavalier

  • miles
The head gasket failed.

- Key Largo, FL, USA

problem #42

Oct 312001

Cavalier

  • miles
Another Cavalier with a failed head gasket that Chevrolet refuses to acknowledge. Good thing I put off buying that 2003. The neon is looking better every day.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #41

May 152002

Cavalier

  • miles
While driving at highway speed of 55-60 mph vehicle started to run rough and cut off. Dealer contacted, and informed of a blown head gasket on the 2.4L engine. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Burlington, WI, USA

problem #40

Jun 261998

Cavalier

  • miles
Engine was idling very high and using a lot of fuel, dealer replaced a faulty 02 censor, on a separate occasion the oil pressure was excessive causing valves to stay open, the oil pan and oil pump was replaced.

- Temple, TX, USA

problem #39

Jun 181999

Cavalier

  • miles
06/99 blown head gasket, timing chain, minor valve damage, replace whole top part of engine. 10/01 motor mounts replaced due to minor oil leak, advised to keep eye on leak, will fix if gets worse. 01/02 oil leak worse, replaced head gasket and starter. 02/02 ignition wires smoking, replaced ignition wires, fried starter and cylinod. 03/02 (55243 miles, ) engine pulling in air from bad head gasket or cracked engine and is spitting out antifreeze from engine. Dealership is stilling determining exact problem. Chevrolet customer service will not acknowledge head gasket problems. Need a major recall.

- Southgate, MI, USA

problem #38

Feb 202002

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles
While driving head gasket leaks oil, also low coolant light illuminates on dash.

- Baldwinville, NY, USA

problem #37

Jun 261998

Cavalier

  • miles
Engine was idling very high and using a lot of fuel, dealer replaced a faulty 02 censor, on a separate occasion the oil pressure was excessive causing valves to stay open, the oil pan and oil pump was replaced.

- Temple, TX, USA

problem #36

Jul 042001

Cavalier

  • miles
Cylinder head gasket blew while driving. Dealer said this was covered under a recall, but water pump failed because of gasket, but wouldn't cover the pump.

- Delafield, WI, USA

problem #35

Dec 012000

Cavalier

  • miles
Head gasket blewout. Also, engine is overheating and the coolant is leaking fluid. Consumer noted there was a tsb listed for this vehicle for same type of problem.

- Concord, CA, USA

problem #34

Mar 042001

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles
The head gasket blew while the vehicle was stopped, the check engine light was illuminated for 2 years. Nlm

- Poultney, VT, USA

problem #33

Nov 091999

Cavalier

  • miles
Consumer had head gasket repair on the vehicle prior to receiving the manufacturer's recall, consumer is requesting full reimbursement, Chevrolet will not reimburse her fully due to the repair work not being done at a dealer.

- Wisconsin Rapids, WI, USA

problem #32

Nov 091999

Cavalier

  • miles
Consumer had head gasket repair on the vehicle prior to receiving the manufacturer's recall, consumer is requesting full reimbursement, Chevrolet will not reimburse her fully due to the repair work not being done at a dealer.

- Wisconsin Rapids, WI, USA

problem #31

Jun 012000

Cavalier

  • miles
I have talked to many people about this car and they all say it is common for this car to blow head gaskets. I paid $7000for this car it shouldn't have cost another $801to keap it on the road at 56.5K miles. If it is this common there should be a rembersment (recall )on it.. I also have a ti.

- Gilbert, MN, USA

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