The Most Common Cavalier Problem

We've pulled together a list of the problems Cavalier owners.

  1. Passlock Security

    One of Chevrolet’s solutions for stopping thieves from driving away with a car is, coincidently, doing the same thing to the actual owner.

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  2. What Are We Missing?

    We know there's more problems than this. Let us know which one you'd like to see us cover next.

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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.

Worst Topics

Worst Years

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).

  1. 3rd Generation Cavalier

    Years
    1995–2005
    Reliability
    58th out of 80
    PainRank
    13.89
    Complaints
    1077
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  2. 2nd Generation Cavalier

    Years
    1988–1994
    Reliability
    19th out of 80
    PainRank
    2.05
    Complaints
    82
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Cavalier Key Numbers

  1. 1,144 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  2. 780 service bulletins

    Documenting the process of troubleshooting common problems.

  3. 45 recall campaigns

    Time-sensitive, free repairs for widespread safety problems.