Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
SUSPENSION
04030801006/01/200410012182Changes to labor time guide relating to front suspension labor operations components. *eh02/16/2005
040308015A05/01/2005040308015B10011062Squeaking noise in front end on turns. *tt12/28/2004
010310005C10/01/2003010310005B10004752Wheel squeak on vehicles with 14 and 15 inch wheel covers. *tt01/06/2004
010310005B03/01/2003010310005A10001257Wheel squeak on vehicles with 14 and 15 inch wheel covers. *tt04/25/2003
010310005A10/01/200201031000510000179Squeak type noise coming from front or rear wheels. various models including the 2001 toyota cavalier. *tt02/14/2003
05140205/14/2002636669A customer may complain about a loud cluk on accel or decel with the noise emanating from the front suspension or steering system. *tt11/12/2002
06020102/06/2001618120Customers may comment that there is a pop, grinding or clunk noise from front end of vehicle when turning the vehicle or while going over bumps. *jb04/04/2001
SUSPENSION - FRONT
0196701/01/200410006895Front suspension steer noise smooth road turns. *mr05/19/2004
02030800605/01/2002634877This bulletin is being issued to revise the front suspension fastner tightening specifications.*tt10/10/2002
010232001C08/01/2004010232001D627673Information regarding clunk noise from front of vehicle during turning. *yh *tt02/13/2002

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
SUSPENSION
09/13/201164400
 Tl- the contact owns a 2001 chevrolet cavalier coupe. the contact stated that the vehicle would not pass inspection due to rusting of the sub frame suspension unit. neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 64,400. kmj
09/13/201164400
 Tl- the contact owns a 2001 chevrolet cavalier coupe. the contact stated that the vehicle would not pass inspection due to rusting of the sub frame suspension unit. neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 64,400. kmj
10/02/2002104/17/2001
 2001 chevrolet cavalier makes a click noise in front end when turning hard right. *ts the vehicle stalled. the next day, the consumer had the vehicle towed and the dealer replaced the fuel pump. the steering gear was replaced. the valve cover gasket, control arm bushings and struts were replaced. *jb
04/05/20051
 I bought a brand new 2001 cavalier coupe 2 door back in 2001. i have approx. 48,000 miles on my car. whenever i go to the dealership with a problem concerning my car i say to them, the many noises of the cavalier and many more to come. it's to the point where i'm so tired of going to the dealership because they can never find the problem. this year around january 2005, my brakes started making this awful grinding noise along with vibrating and my steering wheel was making this klunking/poping noise that i could feel in the steering wheel. the steering wheel had me so scared that it was going to fall off that i brought it right away to the dealership. they told me that the grinding noise from the brakes and also the poping noise in the steering wheel was due to the cold weather and not to worry about it. i brought my car back to the dealership, about a week ago, the weather is nice now, because the steering wheel is getting worse and i'm scared that something is going to happen. they assured me that it's fine, my steering wheel won't fall off, that little things will start to happen as your car gets older. they said that they could lube it but that that won't necessarily make the klunking/popping stop. and the brakes, they said once again, they are fine. i'm especially scared about my steering wheel problem and the brake problem also. i'm not understanding why, cause there have been so many complaints that i've read, the steering wheel or even the break problems haven't been recalled. are they waiting for a tradgy to happen???*ak
10/07/2002
 While traveling on the highway there is a loud cracking noise coming from underneath the vehicle. please provide additional information. dealer is aware of the problem.
10/07/2002
 While applying the brakes there is a pulsating through out the brake pedal. please provide additional information dealer is aware of the problem. ts
SUSPENSION - FRONT
1
 While driving the vehicle the front end makes noises, and the steering is erratic. vehicle has been taken the dealer several times. nlm
05/01/2001
 At various speeds there is a constant squeaking noise coming from front end. dealer has inspected vehicle several times and could not duplicate or correct the problem. please provide additional information.*ak
02/01/2001999902/01/2001
 The whole car shakes during acceleration and durng turn.*ak
05/15/2001808/30/2001
 Consumer is hearing a clicking noise coming from left front wheel. vehicle was overheating, cooling system motor was making the noise.*ak consumer states engine light was also illuminating along with the clicking noise, dealer first stated it was the cooling system motor, and then the bearing and hub assembly, consumer states the noise is still present. dealer stated a fuse shorted and was the cause of the engine light to illuminate. consumer stated vehicle was shifting rough, dealer could not find any problems. air conditioner was making a grinding noise. *slc
SUSPENSION - FRONT - HUB
10/11/2007111/15/2002
 3 times in the last 2 years i have had to replace the front driver side hub bearing, 1 time i have had to replace the front passenger side hub bearing and 1 time had to replace the rear passenger side hub bearing. the parts have all been replaced, i am told by the mechanics this is a common problem with this vehicle however i have to pay the costly repair bills several times a year! *jb
SUSPENSION - FRONT - MACPHERSON STRUT
03/10/200425773105/25/2001
 Noise sounded like it was coming from underneath vehicle. the noise was actually coming from the right strut mount. dealers replaced mount under warranty.i don't know whats going to happen to this cavalier am convinced it is a poorly built automobile and a lemon.gm should replace this vehicle with another vehicle at no charge,but not a cavalier.*ak
01/01/2002211/04/2001
 Consumer stated that every time turning the vehicle to the right he is hearing clicking noise. took the vehicle to dealership, they said it was the strut mount. then about a month and half its doing the same thing again, only this time it seems to be on both sides and the noise is a lot louder. *yd
01/01/2002211/04/2001
 Consumer stated that every time turning the vehicle to the right he is hearing clicking noise. took the vehicle to dealership, they said it was the strut mount. then about a month and half its doing the same thing again, only this time it seems to be on both sides and the noise is a lot louder. *yd
SUSPENSION - FRONT - WHEEL BEARING
06/30/2005
 Had to replace both front wheel bearings at 50,000 miles. transmission began slipping at 40,000 miles.
SUSPENSION - REAR
10/10/200328500101/28/2003
 Car has a broken strut or strut mount in the rear. dealer states that since my car was rear ended, warranty does not apply, the car has done this before the accident took place and the insurance adjuster states that this could not have been caused by such a minor accident. dealer refused to repair under warranty. *la
SUSPENSION - REAR - SHOCK ABSORBER
10/10/200328500101/28/2003
 Car has a broken strut or strut mount in the rear. dealer states that since my car was rear ended, warranty does not apply, the car has done this before the accident took place and the insurance adjuster states that this could not have been caused by such a minor accident. dealer refused to repair under warranty. *la
SUSPENSION - REAR - SPRINGS - LEAF SPRING ASSEMBLY - HANGER/BRACKET
01/17/2002
 Consumer stated that the rack and pinion has broken seven times, and has taken to dealer several times. ts