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What's Wrong with the Chevrolet Cavalier?

The Chevrolet Cavalier has a total of complaints. The majority of the complaints involve the interior (26%) followed by the engine (18%) and the electrical (9%).

The 3rd generation (1995–2005) has the worst overall PainRank™ of 13.92.

How Cavalier Generations Rank

Generation Model Years Complaints PainRank (?)
3rd Gen Cavalier 1995–2005 1074 13.92
2nd Gen Cavalier 1988–1994 82 1.83
1st Gen Cavalier 1984–1987 8 0.36

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Trending Cavalier Complaints

Let's take a look at complaints on the rise from Cavalier owners over at

The complaints are sorted by their PainRank™ which is a score calculated by combining data points such as 1) how long does it take for the problem to start 2) how much does it cost to fix 3) what rank did owners assign to this problem, etc.

Most Complained About Cavalier Years

A quick look at which years have the highest complaint volumes. Clicking on the year will take you to their problem pages on