Yh Complaint Number: 716914 Incident Date: December 15, 1999 Date Added to File: January 5, 2000 Description of the Complaint: In december 1999, I experienced a loss of engine coolant level and the low engine coolant indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. It came that way new from the dealership, as my grandparents didn't want a radio. I have had this car throughout my undergraduate career, and it will hopefully last me through law school. My dad got my 2 door manual in trade for repairs. Several days later the low engine coolant light illuminated on the instrument panel. Let me tell you, I would not be able to do anything without this car.
Less rear seat legroom than comparable Fords, Chryslers, Hondas, and Toyotas. General Comments: This very well may be the perfect young person's sports car. I have a 1997 chevrolet cavalier. The consumer questioned the repairs made to her vehicle along with the brake lights failing once the vehicle was returned to her. Changed the oil regularly and rotate tires and occasionally have brakes fixed.
Check the gas cap or vent valve. I am not a mechanic so I thought it was the power steering going out. It is still peppy and holds the road well. The dealership would not offer a second repair under the recall. Engine lights stays on all the time despite the fact there is nothing wrong with the car. Still gets great gas mileage. It starts the first time each and every time.
The computer vents the gas tank to the vapor canister when the engine is running. Tons of front end parts failed at an expense of 1400. The power steering works when driving forward and making a right turn, but fails only when turning left. Most common reason is If you did not put your gas cap on all the way. I have only had the car for 2 weeks so I'm still feeling it out! I love this car, and it gets a lot of looks from people. It has over 224k on it now and I've taken it everywhere! The first owners were my grandparents; 2 months after they purchased it the interior of the car got saturated with 2. When driving at any speed tranmission failed and vehicle stalled.
I found one which had been probably been owned originally by a girl, as it is purple with pink pinstripes. Car was taken in to dealer twice for a water leak. This has almost caused three accidents. I don't think I'll ever have a car like this again, especially the reliability, so I'll watch it run for as long as possible. I totaled the car the airbags went off and I stepped out completely unharmed. The seats were reclined too far back when I purchased the car and were broken stuck in that position.
At the time, they knew it was going to be their last car, and it was just going to be used to getting back and forth from the great-grandkids me and my siblings and going shopping. Cruise control rare on a Cavalier is kind of choppy. They work but the dims are not very bright and the brights won't stay on. Both frontal air bags did deploy. Well, now at 204K the fuel pump needs replacing. A serious accident or death may result because of this defect!!! Has had intermittent problems assoc. Alignment and suspension couldn't be performed.
General Comments: This car is okay except for the oil pouring out the side that kind of made me mad. Summary of activity: this problem has been noticed since summer 2000. Car fails to steer left and almost causes a crash due to lack of being able to steer. Fuel vapors are routed by hoses to a charcoal canister for storage. I installed some leather seats and now it is much better.
Some of the repairs include, the water pump, alternator, multifunction switch blinker, cruise etc. Someone may die as a result of this malfunction!! Except for the middle seat, which is like sitting on wood. The mechanic informed the driver that the rack pinion needed replacement. I replaced the muffler clip. I changed the power steering pump which helped it some. If someone can help me and knows how to replace this please contact me Kootervalvez aol. Removing the cable on your battery, the negative one for about two or three minutes may be enough to make your computer forget.
Does anyone have an idea?? In 2000 and 2001, failure to duplicate gas leak smell when taken to dealership. Please fill in additional information. Turns out that one can only buy a complete assembly you cannot buy just the fuel pump itself. I'm not a happy cavalier owner. Complaint Number: 814591 Incident Date: January 29, 1997 Date Added to File: July 30, 1997 Description of the Complaint: Whenever consumer was driving the vehicle the engine check light comes on and stays on. Note that the number of problems reported for the 1997 Cavalier is 552 while the average number of problems reported for the 10 model years of the Chevrolet Cavalier is 382. I took it back to the service station and the coolant system was pressure tested to check for leaks and passed.
My boyfriend was shocked the amount of pick up it has. Faults: Hi I have a 1997 Chevy Cavalier and once I had gotten it there has been problem after problem. When he passed away, he had left the car to my parents and I I was just about to get my license. The following chart shows the 23 most common problems for 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier. Its good in all types of weather. Vehicle completely cuts off in the rain while driving at any speed.