The Worst Prizm Problems

Excessive Oil Consumption

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Stuck oil control rings, insufficient crankcase seals, and too much oil in the combustion chambers are just a handful of reasons Chevy engines seem to be consuming too much oil.

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What Prizm 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.

Comparing 1 Generations

Generations are groups of model years where few, if any, changes were made to the vehicle which means their model years tend to break in similar ways. The Prizm has 1 generations with the latest starting in the 1998 model year.

By the Numbers

  1. 202 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  2. 212 service bulletins

    Documenting the process of troubleshooting common problems.

  3. 1 recall campaigns

    Time-sensitive, free repairs for widespread safety problems.