really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,300 miles

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problem #2

Jan 152006


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My daughter was driving my 2004 Chevy Cavalier, hit a pot hole, and went off onto the side of a two-lane highway. Should the aluminum wheel-rim, factory-installed, have broken in half when the axle was fine" I am sensing metal fatigue"

- Brunswick, GA, USA

problem #1

Jul 062005

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,600 miles
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier. The aluminum rim on the front passenger side cracked when pulling off of the freeway and coming up to a light. Nothing happened to the tire, and nothing hit the rim to puncture it. The crack was on the inside of the rim. It cracked a 9 inch rip long ways and there is rip running outside towards the middle. The consumer took the vehicle to the Chevrolet dealership and they stated it looked like a chuck hole and it would not be covered under the warranty. He then called GM and was told to go to another dealership. That dealership stated it looks defective and it could have happened while backing up. Although they state this, they were not willing to put it in writing. The consumer heard a pop and heard the tire leak air because it lost its seal.

- Akron, OH, USA