The Most Common Cavalier Problem

A list of some of the most common issues Cavalier owners have to deal with.

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What Cavalier Owners Complain About

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

What Breaks the Most

Years to Avoid

Cavalier Generations

The Cavalier has 2 generations, each with their own issues. Using the same PainRank™ system we've determined that you're better off avoiding the 3rd generation (1995–2005).

Cavalier Key Numbers

  1. 1,144 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to

  2. 780 service bulletins

    Documenting the process of troubleshooting common problems.

  3. 45 recall campaigns

    Time-sensitive, free repairs for widespread safety problems.