definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,336 miles

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problem #6

Sep 112007

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,309 miles
Blown head gasket vehicle over heating, nothing has been done to repair issue; head gasket recall. The vehicle is running very badly even though a complete tune up has been done; fuel system recall suspension making lots of noise; rear suspension recall.

- Lauderhill, FL, USA

problem #5

Jan 152004

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,210 miles
Guess what, here is another problem for my vehicle GM. (another complaint)we've already spent nearly a $1,000, on this car. Now, taking it to the mechanic again, the had spent a hour and a half looking for now what is the fuel pump that had gone bad. I understand that parts in a vehicle have to be maintained. So when we found this out, we really enjoyed your company's "money making" scheme to have the Cavaliers, new fuel pump cost around $500. With a 1 year warranty, other manufacture have lifetime warranties, which we will be replacing with. ( carter, or master). Not including the labor and a customer cannot just replace this pump separately, no you have to purchase the entire module together with the fuel pump!!! usually, it would cost around $80-$100, for a fuel pump. Thanks GM, hope you make your money. Because, I will buy foreign and "word of mouth", is louder. Mel

- Port Charlotte, FL, USA

problem #4

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 #3

Jun 172000


  • miles
Horn hasn't been working since vehicle was purchased. Fuse was replaced, but didn't remedy the problem. Dealer clamed that in different weather &temperatures it will not work. Vehicle stalled on 2 different occasions. Dealer said it was the battery & alternator the 1st time. 2nd time dealer indicated fuel pump went out.consumer had to cover the cost & felt that they should been able to detect this when they did the diagnostic reading a month ago.

- Springdale, MD, USA

problem #2

Jan 011999


  • miles
Car had a "hard start" when cold. Concerned because someone could get stranded, assuming that 1/4 full tank of gas was enough to start car - especially those transporting children, like I do. After fuel pump was replaced (by dealer), it started better than when first purchased. Had been a problem from day one. Note: Why does the fuel pump seems to be a problem with Chevrolet. My father has a 1995 Chevrolet truck, Tahoe that also needed the fuel pump replaced. Thought it might be worth investigating.

- Tewksbury, MA, USA

problem #1

Dec 161998


  • miles
Fuel pump went out/oil pressure valve blew up and oil is all over/computer system shut down, and rack and pinion steering went out. Dealer contacted and is aware of the problem. Problems not yet remedied. Provide further information.

- Portsmouth, OH, USA