Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
03110303/11/200310001904Complaints that are root caused to the fuel module and complaints of gauge accuracy that are root caused to the fuel level sensor. *tt *jb07/25/2003
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM - FUEL RAIL
367010019240Information on transferring original fuel rail to goodwrench engine. *ak02/22/2006
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM - INJECTORS
70909/01/200510018156Car issues - fix it right the first time (new issues in bold). to include 2006 and 2007 models. gm. tech link. *tt12/16/2005
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER
318910010629Crank no start, low or no fuel pressure. *tt12/02/2004

Investigations


NHTSA IDManufacturerDate openDate closeSubjectRecall campaign
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
EA07015GENERAL MOTORS CORP.11/01/200710/28/2008ENGINE STALLING - FUEL PUMP FAILURE
 Odi's analysis of the stalling incidents that have resulted from subject component failures found that they can occur at any speed and generally result in a no restart condition.these are generally considered to be factors that increase the potential severity of stalling incidents.however, these incidents have occurred at relatively low rates in the subject vehicle population when compared with prior investigations involving similar categories of engine stall consequences.even for the early my 2003 production, where higher failure rates were noted, the rates of pump failures resulting in engine stall are lower than rates recorded in prior investigations of populations that were not recalled.further investigation of this matter would not be an efficient allocation of agency resources.accordingly, this investigation is closed.the closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by nhtsa that a safety-related defect does not exist.the agency will continue to monitor complaints and other information relating to the alleged defect in the subject vehicles and take further action in the future if warranted.see document file for more information about this closing resume.
PE07033GENERAL MOTORS CORP.06/28/200711/01/2007FUEL PUMP FAILURE
 An engineering analysis has been opened to further investigate the scope, frequency and potential safety-related consequences of the alleged defect.general motors (gm) has identified an issue with accelerated motor brush wear in the fuel pump assembly of model year (my) 2001 through 2003 chevrolet vehicles that can cause the pump to stop operating.general motors indicated that peroxide or sulfur, which are both present in varying amounts in gasoline, can react with the copper commutator of the pump motor and corrode/roughen the surface.a rough commutator surface increases the rate of brush wear.the increased electrical resistance caused by degradation of the brush-commutator interface inhibits current flow through the motor windings.according to gm, the condition will usually result in a no-start condition because of the high current required during start-up.when the alleged defect does cause a stall while driving incident, the vehicle typically cannot be restarted.gm's analysis of warrant claims showed that no start/hard start was the most common condition and the frequency of claims associated with stall while driving incidents was too low to warrant field action. this investigation has been upgraded to an engineering analysis (ea07-015) to further assess the complaint and warranty claim data and the analyses provided by gm.
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY
EA07015GENERAL MOTORS CORP.11/01/200710/28/2008ENGINE STALLING - FUEL PUMP FAILURE
 Odi's analysis of the stalling incidents that have resulted from subject component failures found that they can occur at any speed and generally result in a no restart condition.these are generally considered to be factors that increase the potential severity of stalling incidents.however, these incidents have occurred at relatively low rates in the subject vehicle population when compared with prior investigations involving similar categories of engine stall consequences.even for the early my 2003 production, where higher failure rates were noted, the rates of pump failures resulting in engine stall are lower than rates recorded in prior investigations of populations that were not recalled.further investigation of this matter would not be an efficient allocation of agency resources.accordingly, this investigation is closed.the closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by nhtsa that a safety-related defect does not exist.the agency will continue to monitor complaints and other information relating to the alleged defect in the subject vehicles and take further action in the future if warranted.see document file for more information about this closing resume.
PE07033GENERAL MOTORS CORP.06/28/200711/01/2007FUEL PUMP FAILURE
 An engineering analysis has been opened to further investigate the scope, frequency and potential safety-related consequences of the alleged defect.general motors (gm) has identified an issue with accelerated motor brush wear in the fuel pump assembly of model year (my) 2001 through 2003 chevrolet vehicles that can cause the pump to stop operating.general motors indicated that peroxide or sulfur, which are both present in varying amounts in gasoline, can react with the copper commutator of the pump motor and corrode/roughen the surface.a rough commutator surface increases the rate of brush wear.the increased electrical resistance caused by degradation of the brush-commutator interface inhibits current flow through the motor windings.according to gm, the condition will usually result in a no-start condition because of the high current required during start-up.when the alleged defect does cause a stall while driving incident, the vehicle typically cannot be restarted.gm's analysis of warrant claims showed that no start/hard start was the most common condition and the frequency of claims associated with stall while driving incidents was too low to warrant field action. this investigation has been upgraded to an engineering analysis (ea07-015) to further assess the complaint and warranty claim data and the analyses provided by gm.
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY - FUEL PUMP
EA07015GENERAL MOTORS CORP.11/01/200710/28/2008ENGINE STALLING - FUEL PUMP FAILURE
 Odi's analysis of the stalling incidents that have resulted from subject component failures found that they can occur at any speed and generally result in a no restart condition.these are generally considered to be factors that increase the potential severity of stalling incidents.however, these incidents have occurred at relatively low rates in the subject vehicle population when compared with prior investigations involving similar categories of engine stall consequences.even for the early my 2003 production, where higher failure rates were noted, the rates of pump failures resulting in engine stall are lower than rates recorded in prior investigations of populations that were not recalled.further investigation of this matter would not be an efficient allocation of agency resources.accordingly, this investigation is closed.the closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by nhtsa that a safety-related defect does not exist.the agency will continue to monitor complaints and other information relating to the alleged defect in the subject vehicles and take further action in the future if warranted.see document file for more information about this closing resume.
PE07033GENERAL MOTORS CORP.06/28/200711/01/2007FUEL PUMP FAILURE
 An engineering analysis has been opened to further investigate the scope, frequency and potential safety-related consequences of the alleged defect.general motors (gm) has identified an issue with accelerated motor brush wear in the fuel pump assembly of model year (my) 2001 through 2003 chevrolet vehicles that can cause the pump to stop operating.general motors indicated that peroxide or sulfur, which are both present in varying amounts in gasoline, can react with the copper commutator of the pump motor and corrode/roughen the surface.a rough commutator surface increases the rate of brush wear.the increased electrical resistance caused by degradation of the brush-commutator interface inhibits current flow through the motor windings.according to gm, the condition will usually result in a no-start condition because of the high current required during start-up.when the alleged defect does cause a stall while driving incident, the vehicle typically cannot be restarted.gm's analysis of warrant claims showed that no start/hard start was the most common condition and the frequency of claims associated with stall while driving incidents was too low to warrant field action. this investigation has been upgraded to an engineering analysis (ea07-015) to further assess the complaint and warranty claim data and the analyses provided by gm.

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
12/22/2011123769
 Tl- the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet cavalier. the contact stated that while driving 10 mph the vehicle stalled with the illumination of the check oil and battery warning lamps. the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who diagnosed that the fuel pump was defective and needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance to teh contact with repairs. the vehicle was repaired. the failure and the current mileage was 123,769. kmj
12/22/2011123769
 Tl- the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet cavalier. the contact stated that while driving 10 mph the vehicle stalled with the illumination of the check oil and battery warning lamps. the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who diagnosed that the fuel pump was defective and needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance to teh contact with repairs. the vehicle was repaired. the failure and the current mileage was 123,769. kmj
12/22/2011123769
 Tl- the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet cavalier. the contact stated that while driving 10 mph the vehicle stalled, the check oil and battery warning lamp illuminated. the vehicle was taken to a local shop who diagnosed that the fuel pump was defective and needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance and referred her to nhtsa. the vehicle was repaired. the failure and current mileage was 123,769. pm
10/12/2011275200
 At approx. 67k my fuel pump failed. i purchased and installed a new fuel, adhearing to the manufacturers installation recommendations. less than 6 months later the new pump failed. the has been a reoccurring problem now for at lease 10 fuel pumps. this installation recommendations have not changed and i have had the electrical system that powers the pump checked out as well. in each condition it was a no start failure, leaving me stranded in each case and costing me hundreds of dollars in towing fees that are non-refundable. even though the auto parts stores have been kind enough to honor the warranty most times i have still had to pay for at least 5 of the 10 fuel pumps. that's a 1 to 1 ratio. i have also read about the condition with brushes in the motor wearing out. some of these pumps have provided 30k miles or more and others not 3k mi. this is a huge problem and i for one will not be shoppin for another chevy until this problem acknowledged and resolved. i am researching my purchases/exchanges to verify the dates and will register each one of them individually.
10/12/2011275200
 At approx. 67k my fuel pump failed. i purchased and installed a new fuel, adhearing to the manufacturers installation recommendations. less than 6 months later the new pump failed. the has been a reoccurring problem now for at lease 10 fuel pumps. this installation recommendations have not changed and i have had the electrical system that powers the pump checked out as well. in each condition it was a no start failure, leaving me stranded in each case and costing me hundreds of dollars in towing fees that are non-refundable. even though the auto parts stores have been kind enough to honor the warranty most times i have still had to pay for at least 5 of the 10 fuel pumps. that's a 1 to 1 ratio. i have also read about the condition with brushes in the motor wearing out. some of these pumps have provided 30k miles or more and others not 3k mi. this is a huge problem and i for one will not be shoppin for another chevy until this problem acknowledged and resolved. i am researching my purchases/exchanges to verify the dates and will register each one of them individually.
10/12/2011275200
 At approx. 67k my fuel pump failed. i purchased and installed a new fuel, adhearing to the manufacturers installation recommendations. less than 6 months later the new pump failed. the has been a reoccurring problem now for at lease 10 fuel pumps. this installation recommendations have not changed and i have had the electrical system that powers the pump checked out as well. in each condition it was a no start failure, leaving me stranded in each case and costing me hundreds of dollars in towing fees that are non-refundable. even though the auto parts stores have been kind enough to honor the warranty most times i have still had to pay for at least 5 of the 10 fuel pumps. that's a 1 to 1 ratio. i have also read about the condition with brushes in the motor wearing out. some of these pumps have provided 30k miles or more and others not 3k mi. this is a huge problem and i for one will not be shoppin for another chevy until this problem acknowledged and resolved. i am researching my purchases/exchanges to verify the dates and will register each one of them individually.
10/12/2011275200
 At approx. 67k my fuel pump failed. i purchased and installed a new fuel, adhearing to the manufacturers installation recommendations. less than 6 months later the new pump failed. the has been a reoccurring problem now for at lease 10 fuel pumps. this installation recommendations have not changed and i have had the electrical system that powers the pump checked out as well. in each condition it was a no start failure, leaving me stranded in each case and costing me hundreds of dollars in towing fees that are non-refundable. even though the auto parts stores have been kind enough to honor the warranty most times i have still had to pay for at least 5 of the 10 fuel pumps. that's a 1 to 1 ratio. i have also read about the condition with brushes in the motor wearing out. some of these pumps have provided 30k miles or more and others not 3k mi. this is a huge problem and i for one will not be shoppin for another chevy until this problem acknowledged and resolved. i am researching my purchases/exchanges to verify the dates and will register each one of them individually.
12/13/201087738
 I was driving at approximately 6 am on a december morning in 2010 when the 2003 chevrolet cavalier i was driving cut off in the middle of the road. i had to push the vehicle into a parking lot to be towed to a body shop. i was informed that the fuel pump had went out and it would cost roughly $450 to fix. the mileage at the time of the incident was roughly around 87,000 miles.
12/13/201087738
 I was driving at approximately 6 am on a december morning in 2010 when the 2003 chevrolet cavalier i was driving cut off in the middle of the road. i had to push the vehicle into a parking lot to be towed to a body shop. i was informed that the fuel pump had went out and it would cost roughly $450 to fix. the mileage at the time of the incident was roughly around 87,000 miles.
12/13/201087738
 I was driving at approximately 6 am on a december morning in 2010 when the 2003 chevrolet cavalier i was driving cut off in the middle of the road. i had to push the vehicle into a parking lot to be towed to a body shop. i was informed that the fuel pump had went out and it would cost roughly $450 to fix. the mileage at the time of the incident was roughly around 87,000 miles.
12/13/201087738
 I was driving at approximately 6 am on a december morning in 2010 when the 2003 chevrolet cavalier i was driving cut off in the middle of the road. i had to push the vehicle into a parking lot to be towed to a body shop. i was informed that the fuel pump had went out and it would cost roughly $450 to fix. the mileage at the time of the incident was roughly around 87,000 miles.
12/13/201087738
 I was driving at approximately 6 am on a december morning in 2010 when the 2003 chevrolet cavalier i was driving cut off in the middle of the road. i had to push the vehicle into a parking lot to be towed to a body shop. i was informed that the fuel pump had went out and it would cost roughly $450 to fix. the mileage at the time of the incident was roughly around 87,000 miles.
06/08/201160000
 Speedometer goes haywire so you have no idea how fast you are going. other gauges (fuel, temp) also erratic. seems this is a common problem with many gm vehicles and is very dangerous!
06/08/201160000
 Speedometer goes haywire so you have no idea how fast you are going. other gauges (fuel, temp) also erratic. seems this is a common problem with many gm vehicles and is very dangerous!
07/05/2011100000
 My car would not start after i turned it off. i banged on the gas tank with a hammer, while a coworker cranked the engine over and the fuel pumped kicked in. this resulted in the car starting; however i played it safe and had it towed home. i replaced the fuel pump and have not had any problems since. still unfortunate that the fuel pump barely lasted 100k. i believe chevy should give you a fuel pump free of charge if there is a failure within the first 200k miles. plain and simple fuel pumps should not fail as often as they do with this make/model. it's is dangerous to everyone's health, and i hope no one ever gets hurt from it.
06/08/201160000
 Speedometer goes haywire so you have no idea how fast you are going. other gauges (fuel, temp) also erratic. seems this is a common problem with many gm vehicles and is very dangerous!
07/05/2011100000
 My car would not start after i turned it off. i banged on the gas tank with a hammer, while a coworker cranked the engine over and the fuel pumped kicked in. this resulted in the car starting; however i played it safe and had it towed home. i replaced the fuel pump and have not had any problems since. still unfortunate that the fuel pump barely lasted 100k. i believe chevy should give you a fuel pump free of charge if there is a failure within the first 200k miles. plain and simple fuel pumps should not fail as often as they do with this make/model. it's is dangerous to everyone's health, and i hope no one ever gets hurt from it.
04/04/2011
 My husband and i went looking for a car at this dealership on oct. 31, 2010. we found this chevrolet cavalier (2003). when we bought the car it had no information on it; so i checked on carfax and found that it had couple of recalls on it; but nothing about the fuel pump. so now the car go's out won't start. i don't know what to do about this. we are on a fixed income and can't afford this right now. there was a recalled the cars from 1998 to 2002 and fixed the problem. we will have to have it fixed or get rid of it or trade it in.
05/21/200861246
 I had left my mothers and drove approximately 35 miles and started slowing to make a turn into our local grocery store when my 2003 cavalier stalled and would not restart back. upon checking i discovered there was no fuel to the fuel rail.i had just over 1/2 tank of fuel in the tank. i had another turn key and there was no whirring to indicate fuel pump was operating. i called tow service and towed it home. i dropped the tank and replaced the fuel pump and problem was resolved. another symptom not listed in the complaints when my pump failed all the gauges on the dashboard would register (fuel gauge and temp gauge) then would drop to 0 and would flicker continuously when key was turned to the on position. upon purchasing new pump assembly that the wiring harness needed to be repaired as well. you can not purchase a new harness to resolve issue had to cut the fuel pump leads off of pump wiring harness and purchase a new connector and splice them together. i feel there maybe more customers with these vehicles that had service done in a local shop that was not reported to nhtsa or to gm. as this repair was very expensive at the time and many would seek repairs for lower rates then offered by a dealership.
06/08/201160000
 Speedometer goes haywire so you have no idea how fast you are going. other gauges (fuel, temp) also erratic. seems this is a common problem with many gm vehicles and is very dangerous!
07/05/2011100000
 My car would not start after i turned it off. i banged on the gas tank with a hammer, while a coworker cranked the engine over and the fuel pumped kicked in. this resulted in the car starting; however i played it safe and had it towed home. i replaced the fuel pump and have not had any problems since. still unfortunate that the fuel pump barely lasted 100k. i believe chevy should give you a fuel pump free of charge if there is a failure within the first 200k miles. plain and simple fuel pumps should not fail as often as they do with this make/model. it's is dangerous to everyone's health, and i hope no one ever gets hurt from it.
04/04/2011
 My husband and i went looking for a car at this dealership on oct. 31, 2010. we found this chevrolet cavalier (2003). when we bought the car it had no information on it; so i checked on carfax and found that it had couple of recalls on it; but nothing about the fuel pump. so now the car go's out won't start. i don't know what to do about this. we are on a fixed income and can't afford this right now. there was a recalled the cars from 1998 to 2002 and fixed the problem. we will have to have it fixed or get rid of it or trade it in.
05/21/200861246
 I had left my mothers and drove approximately 35 miles and started slowing to make a turn into our local grocery store when my 2003 cavalier stalled and would not restart back. upon checking i discovered there was no fuel to the fuel rail.i had just over 1/2 tank of fuel in the tank. i had another turn key and there was no whirring to indicate fuel pump was operating. i called tow service and towed it home. i dropped the tank and replaced the fuel pump and problem was resolved. another symptom not listed in the complaints when my pump failed all the gauges on the dashboard would register (fuel gauge and temp gauge) then would drop to 0 and would flicker continuously when key was turned to the on position. upon purchasing new pump assembly that the wiring harness needed to be repaired as well. you can not purchase a new harness to resolve issue had to cut the fuel pump leads off of pump wiring harness and purchase a new connector and splice them together. i feel there maybe more customers with these vehicles that had service done in a local shop that was not reported to nhtsa or to gm. as this repair was very expensive at the time and many would seek repairs for lower rates then offered by a dealership.
07/05/2011100000
 My car would not start after i turned it off. i banged on the gas tank with a hammer, while a coworker cranked the engine over and the fuel pumped kicked in. this resulted in the car starting; however i played it safe and had it towed home. i replaced the fuel pump and have not had any problems since. still unfortunate that the fuel pump barely lasted 100k. i believe chevy should give you a fuel pump free of charge if there is a failure within the first 200k miles. plain and simple fuel pumps should not fail as often as they do with this make/model. it's is dangerous to everyone's health, and i hope no one ever gets hurt from it.
04/04/2011
 My husband and i went looking for a car at this dealership on oct. 31, 2010. we found this chevrolet cavalier (2003). when we bought the car it had no information on it; so i checked on carfax and found that it had couple of recalls on it; but nothing about the fuel pump. so now the car go's out won't start. i don't know what to do about this. we are on a fixed income and can't afford this right now. there was a recalled the cars from 1998 to 2002 and fixed the problem. we will have to have it fixed or get rid of it or trade it in.
05/21/200861246
 I had left my mothers and drove approximately 35 miles and started slowing to make a turn into our local grocery store when my 2003 cavalier stalled and would not restart back. upon checking i discovered there was no fuel to the fuel rail.i had just over 1/2 tank of fuel in the tank. i had another turn key and there was no whirring to indicate fuel pump was operating. i called tow service and towed it home. i dropped the tank and replaced the fuel pump and problem was resolved. another symptom not listed in the complaints when my pump failed all the gauges on the dashboard would register (fuel gauge and temp gauge) then would drop to 0 and would flicker continuously when key was turned to the on position. upon purchasing new pump assembly that the wiring harness needed to be repaired as well. you can not purchase a new harness to resolve issue had to cut the fuel pump leads off of pump wiring harness and purchase a new connector and splice them together. i feel there maybe more customers with these vehicles that had service done in a local shop that was not reported to nhtsa or to gm. as this repair was very expensive at the time and many would seek repairs for lower rates then offered by a dealership.
07/05/2011100000
 My car would not start after i turned it off. i banged on the gas tank with a hammer, while a coworker cranked the engine over and the fuel pumped kicked in. this resulted in the car starting; however i played it safe and had it towed home. i replaced the fuel pump and have not had any problems since. still unfortunate that the fuel pump barely lasted 100k. i believe chevy should give you a fuel pump free of charge if there is a failure within the first 200k miles. plain and simple fuel pumps should not fail as often as they do with this make/model. it's is dangerous to everyone's health, and i hope no one ever gets hurt from it.
04/04/2011
 My husband and i went looking for a car at this dealership on oct. 31, 2010. we found this chevrolet cavalier (2003). when we bought the car it had no information on it; so i checked on carfax and found that it had couple of recalls on it; but nothing about the fuel pump. so now the car go's out won't start. i don't know what to do about this. we are on a fixed income and can't afford this right now. there was a recalled the cars from 1998 to 2002 and fixed the problem. we will have to have it fixed or get rid of it or trade it in.
05/21/200861246
 I had left my mothers and drove approximately 35 miles and started slowing to make a turn into our local grocery store when my 2003 cavalier stalled and would not restart back. upon checking i discovered there was no fuel to the fuel rail.i had just over 1/2 tank of fuel in the tank. i had another turn key and there was no whirring to indicate fuel pump was operating. i called tow service and towed it home. i dropped the tank and replaced the fuel pump and problem was resolved. another symptom not listed in the complaints when my pump failed all the gauges on the dashboard would register (fuel gauge and temp gauge) then would drop to 0 and would flicker continuously when key was turned to the on position. upon purchasing new pump assembly that the wiring harness needed to be repaired as well. you can not purchase a new harness to resolve issue had to cut the fuel pump leads off of pump wiring harness and purchase a new connector and splice them together. i feel there maybe more customers with these vehicles that had service done in a local shop that was not reported to nhtsa or to gm. as this repair was very expensive at the time and many would seek repairs for lower rates then offered by a dealership.
05/21/200861246
 I had left my mothers and drove approximately 35 miles and started slowing to make a turn into our local grocery store when my 2003 cavalier stalled and would not restart back. upon checking i discovered there was no fuel to the fuel rail.i had just over 1/2 tank of fuel in the tank. i had another turn key and there was no whirring to indicate fuel pump was operating. i called tow service and towed it home. i dropped the tank and replaced the fuel pump and problem was resolved. another symptom not listed in the complaints when my pump failed all the gauges on the dashboard would register (fuel gauge and temp gauge) then would drop to 0 and would flicker continuously when key was turned to the on position. upon purchasing new pump assembly that the wiring harness needed to be repaired as well. you can not purchase a new harness to resolve issue had to cut the fuel pump leads off of pump wiring harness and purchase a new connector and splice them together. i feel there maybe more customers with these vehicles that had service done in a local shop that was not reported to nhtsa or to gm. as this repair was very expensive at the time and many would seek repairs for lower rates then offered by a dealership.
02/26/201163000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet cavalier. the contact stated that while driving mph and above, the speedometer and temperature gauges would not illuminate. in addition, the fuel gauge was providing inaccurate fuel level readings. the vehicle was neither inspected nor repaired. the manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. the failure mileage was approximately 63,000. kmj
02/26/201163000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet cavalier. the contact stated that while driving mph and above, the speedometer and temperature gauges would not illuminate. in addition, the fuel gauge was providing inaccurate fuel level readings. the vehicle was neither inspected nor repaired. the manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. the failure mileage was approximately 63,000. kmj
02/26/201163000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet cavalier. the contact stated that while driving mph and above, the speedometer and temperature gauges would not illuminate. in addition, the fuel gauge was providing inaccurate fuel level readings. the vehicle was neither inspected nor repaired. the manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. the failure mileage was approximately 63,000. kmj
02/26/201163000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet cavalier. the contact stated that while driving at various speeds the speedometer will not illuminate nor the temperature gauge. also, the fuel gauge has failed by not reading correctly. the vehicle has not been inspected nor has it been repaired. the manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. the failure mileage was approximately 63,000. tb
02/26/201163000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet cavalier. the contact stated that while driving at various speeds the speedometer will not illuminate nor the temperature gauge. also, the fuel gauge has failed by not reading correctly. the vehicle has not been inspected nor has it been repaired. the manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. the failure mileage was approximately 63,000. tb
09/26/200767800
 2003 chevrolet cavalier giving off fumes first time i filled it to the top with gasoline. that eventually set off a check engine light on the dash. i used my obd2 scanner and it was a code for a high evap leak. it was too difficult to find the leak at my home, so i had the dealership do a smoke test and revealed a crack at the seams of the gas tank. dealership said no recall for that make and model. estimate for replacement and labor was $1,000. i found a salvage yard gas tank from a low mileage oldsmobile alero and the local repair shop replaced it. mechanic mentioned it is a common occurrence to find a crack at the seams of a newer gm small car with a plastic gas tank. i reset the check engine light code myself and the problem never reappeared.
08/03/201180340
 Fuel pump failure at 80,340 miles. pump failed in the driveway. repair cost: $695 + towing.
09/26/200767800
 2003 chevrolet cavalier giving off fumes first time i filled it to the top with gasoline. that eventually set off a check engine light on the dash. i used my obd2 scanner and it was a code for a high evap leak. it was too difficult to find the leak at my home, so i had the dealership do a smoke test and revealed a crack at the seams of the gas tank. dealership said no recall for that make and model. estimate for replacement and labor was $1,000. i found a salvage yard gas tank from a low mileage oldsmobile alero and the local repair shop replaced it. mechanic mentioned it is a common occurrence to find a crack at the seams of a newer gm small car with a plastic gas tank. i reset the check engine light code myself and the problem never reappeared.
08/03/201180340
 Fuel pump failure at 80,340 miles. pump failed in the driveway. repair cost: $695 + towing.
09/26/200767800
 2003 chevrolet cavalier giving off fumes first time i filled it to the top with gasoline. that eventually set off a check engine light on the dash. i used my obd2 scanner and it was a code for a high evap leak. it was too difficult to find the leak at my home, so i had the dealership do a smoke test and revealed a crack at the seams of the gas tank. dealership said no recall for that make and model. estimate for replacement and labor was $1,000. i found a salvage yard gas tank from a low mileage oldsmobile alero and the local repair shop replaced it. mechanic mentioned it is a common occurrence to find a crack at the seams of a newer gm small car with a plastic gas tank. i reset the check engine light code myself and the problem never reappeared.
08/03/201180340
 Fuel pump failure at 80,340 miles. pump failed in the driveway. repair cost: $695 + towing.
09/26/200767800
 2003 chevrolet cavalier giving off fumes first time i filled it to the top with gasoline. that eventually set off a check engine light on the dash. i used my obd2 scanner and it was a code for a high evap leak. it was too difficult to find the leak at my home, so i had the dealership do a smoke test and revealed a crack at the seams of the gas tank. dealership said no recall for that make and model. estimate for replacement and labor was $1,000. i found a salvage yard gas tank from a low mileage oldsmobile alero and the local repair shop replaced it. mechanic mentioned it is a common occurrence to find a crack at the seams of a newer gm small car with a plastic gas tank. i reset the check engine light code myself and the problem never reappeared.
08/03/201180340
 Fuel pump failure at 80,340 miles. pump failed in the driveway. repair cost: $695 + towing.
08/03/201180340
 Fuel pump failure at 80,340 miles. pump failed in the driveway. repair cost: $695 + towing.
08/03/201180340
 Fuel pump failure at 80,340 miles. pump failed in the driveway. repair cost: $695 + towing.
07/04/201130000
 I am the owner of a 2003 chevy cavalier and i have 2 complaints that should have been recalls as there are many with the same 2 problems, first every gauge in my car quit working no rpm, no gas guage and no speedometer. second ever since i bought my car for no reason at all it would just stall at redlights when i would take off, dealer said no problem, i have nearly wrecked many times because of this, the latest was today i have read many forums that say they found out it was the faulty plastic fuel pump, why no recall this is going to get someone killed.
07/04/201130000
 I am the owner of a 2003 chevy cavalier and i have 2 complaints that should have been recalls as there are many with the same 2 problems, first every gauge in my car quit working no rpm, no gas guage and no speedometer. second ever since i bought my car for no reason at all it would just stall at redlights when i would take off, dealer said no problem, i have nearly wrecked many times because of this, the latest was today i have read many forums that say they found out it was the faulty plastic fuel pump, why no recall this is going to get someone killed.
07/04/201130000
 I am the owner of a 2003 chevy cavalier and i have 2 complaints that should have been recalls as there are many with the same 2 problems, first every gauge in my car quit working no rpm, no gas guage and no speedometer. second ever since i bought my car for no reason at all it would just stall at redlights when i would take off, dealer said no problem, i have nearly wrecked many times because of this, the latest was today i have read many forums that say they found out it was the faulty plastic fuel pump, why no recall this is going to get someone killed.
07/04/201130000
 I am the owner of a 2003 chevy cavalier and i have 2 complaints that should have been recalls as there are many with the same 2 problems, first every gauge in my car quit working no rpm, no gas guage and no speedometer. second ever since i bought my car for no reason at all it would just stall at redlights when i would take off, dealer said no problem, i have nearly wrecked many times because of this, the latest was today i have read many forums that say they found out it was the faulty plastic fuel pump, why no recall this is going to get someone killed.
07/04/201130000
 I am the owner of a 2003 chevy cavalier and i have 2 complaints that should have been recalls as there are many with the same 2 problems, first every gauge in my car quit working no rpm, no gas guage and no speedometer. second ever since i bought my car for no reason at all it would just stall at redlights when i would take off, dealer said no problem, i have nearly wrecked many times because of this, the latest was today i have read many forums that say they found out it was the faulty plastic fuel pump, why no recall this is going to get someone killed.
05/31/201160000
 On may 31, my 2003 chevrolet cavalier ls sport stalled on a highway. i was in heavy traffic and my power steering went out, but i was luckily able to make it to the side of the road. i immediately exited my vehicle and called roadside assistance for a tow. after receiving diagnostics at a chevy dealership, it was determined that my fuel pump had gone out and had to be replaced. the cost of this and replacing a fuel filter was close to $1,000. my car only has 60,000 miles on it, i had previously replaced the fuel filter 1 year before at another gm dealership, and i performed regular maintenance on the vehicle in accordance with the user manual. when i went home i researched the issue with the car, and lo and behold i came across hundreds of pages which described the exact same problem i had. on one forum alone, there were over 700 posts where owners of the 2003 model cavalier had fuel pumps go out at around the same mileage as my car, with repair costs ranging from $300-$900. i continued to research the issue, and found that the nhtsa had researched a large number of consumer complaints regarding fuel pump failures with the 2003 model cavalier
05/31/201160000
 On may 31, my 2003 chevrolet cavalier ls sport stalled on a highway. i was in heavy traffic and my power steering went out, but i was luckily able to make it to the side of the road. i immediately exited my vehicle and called roadside assistance for a tow. after receiving diagnostics at a chevy dealership, it was determined that my fuel pump had gone out and had to be replaced. the cost of this and replacing a fuel filter was close to $1,000. my car only has 60,000 miles on it, i had previously replaced the fuel filter 1 year before at another gm dealership, and i performed regular maintenance on the vehicle in accordance with the user manual. when i went home i researched the issue with the car, and lo and behold i came across hundreds of pages which described the exact same problem i had. on one forum alone, there were over 700 posts where owners of the 2003 model cavalier had fuel pumps go out at around the same mileage as my car, with repair costs ranging from $300-$900. i continued to research the issue, and found that the nhtsa had researched a large number of consumer complaints regarding fuel pump failures with the 2003 model cavalier
05/31/201160000
 On may 31, my 2003 chevrolet cavalier ls sport stalled on a highway. i was in heavy traffic and my power steering went out, but i was luckily able to make it to the side of the road. i immediately exited my vehicle and called roadside assistance for a tow. after receiving diagnostics at a chevy dealership, it was determined that my fuel pump had gone out and had to be replaced. the cost of this and replacing a fuel filter was close to $1,000. my car only has 60,000 miles on it, i had previously replaced the fuel filter 1 year before at another gm dealership, and i performed regular maintenance on the vehicle in accordance with the user manual. when i went home i researched the issue with the car, and lo and behold i came across hundreds of pages which described the exact same problem i had. on one forum alone, there were over 700 posts where owners of the 2003 model cavalier had fuel pumps go out at around the same mileage as my car, with repair costs ranging from $300-$900. i continued to research the issue, and found that the nhtsa had researched a large number of consumer complaints regarding fuel pump failures with the 2003 model cavalier
03/09/2011120000
 My fiance purchased a used 2003 chevy cavalier about two years ago and we had the fuel pump go out about two months ago. i installed a used one from a junk yard and it went out again last week. i realize that i can't necessarily expect a used fuel pump to last for a significant amount of time, but i noticed that there have been many others complaints in regards to fuel pumps on this year model. i have owned a few cars much older than this one and with higher mileage and have never had to mess with a fuel pump. it currently has 120k miles.
03/09/2011120000
 My fiance purchased a used 2003 chevy cavalier about two years ago and we had the fuel pump go out about two months ago. i installed a used one from a junk yard and it went out again last week. i realize that i can't necessarily expect a used fuel pump to last for a significant amount of time, but i noticed that there have been many others complaints in regards to fuel pumps on this year model. i have owned a few cars much older than this one and with higher mileage and have never had to mess with a fuel pump. it currently has 120k miles.
03/09/2011120000
 My fiance purchased a used 2003 chevy cavalier about two years ago and we had the fuel pump go out about two months ago. i installed a used one from a junk yard and it went out again last week. i realize that i can't necessarily expect a used fuel pump to last for a significant amount of time, but i noticed that there have been many others complaints in regards to fuel pumps on this year model. i have owned a few cars much older than this one and with higher mileage and have never had to mess with a fuel pump. it currently has 120k miles.
03/09/2011120000
 My fiance purchased a used 2003 chevy cavalier about two years ago and we had the fuel pump go out about two months ago. i installed a used one from a junk yard and it went out again last week. i realize that i can't necessarily expect a used fuel pump to last for a significant amount of time, but i noticed that there have been many others complaints in regards to fuel pumps on this year model. i have owned a few cars much older than this one and with higher mileage and have never had to mess with a fuel pump. it currently has 120k miles.
04/23/2011180000
 I stopped at a construction stop sign and my car just started to stall. i tried restarting it a few times but it would just putter out after running for a few seconds. i have been informed that the fuel pump needs to be replaced for about $800. thanks a lot gm
04/23/2011180000
 I stopped at a construction stop sign and my car just started to stall. i tried restarting it a few times but it would just putter out after running for a few seconds. i have been informed that the fuel pump needs to be replaced for about $800. thanks a lot gm
04/23/2011180000
 I stopped at a construction stop sign and my car just started to stall. i tried restarting it a few times but it would just putter out after running for a few seconds. i have been informed that the fuel pump needs to be replaced for about $800. thanks a lot gm
04/23/2011180000
 I stopped at a construction stop sign and my car just started to stall. i tried restarting it a few times but it would just putter out after running for a few seconds. i have been informed that the fuel pump needs to be replaced for about $800. thanks a lot gm
04/10/201185000
 Fuel pump dead while driving on the highway, 60 mi/hre. had to replace it for 700$. no more gm's products for me !!
04/10/201185000
 Fuel pump dead while driving on the highway, 60 mi/hre. had to replace it for 700$. no more gm's products for me !!
04/10/201185000
 Fuel pump dead while driving on the highway, 60 mi/hre. had to replace it for 700$. no more gm's products for me !!
04/10/201185000
 Fuel pump dead while driving on the highway, 60 mi/hre. had to replace it for 700$. no more gm's products for me !!
04/10/201185000
 Fuel pump dead while driving on the highway, 60 mi/hre. had to replace it for 700$. no more gm's products for me !!
04/10/201185000
 Fuel pump dead while driving on the highway, 60 mi/hre. had to replace it for 700$. no more gm's products for me !!
03/20/201192800
 The car just would not start one morning after no warnings! i had it towed to the shop and was told the fuel pump, fuel filter and some type of module would have to be replaced, at a cost of $900.00!!!
03/20/201192800
 The car just would not start one morning after no warnings! i had it towed to the shop and was told the fuel pump, fuel filter and some type of module would have to be replaced, at a cost of $900.00!!!
03/17/201195000
 My wife was picking our children up from school. when she pulled out into the flow of traffic her car died in the middle of the road. this of the second time the fuel pump has gone out the first time was about 60k miles the car now has 95k and i already have to replace it. i've read about many other people having the same problem and everyone is wondering why no recall.
03/20/201192800
 The car just would not start one morning after no warnings! i had it towed to the shop and was told the fuel pump, fuel filter and some type of module would have to be replaced, at a cost of $900.00!!!
03/17/201195000
 My wife was picking our children up from school. when she pulled out into the flow of traffic her car died in the middle of the road. this of the second time the fuel pump has gone out the first time was about 60k miles the car now has 95k and i already have to replace it. i've read about many other people having the same problem and everyone is wondering why no recall.
03/20/201192800
 The car just would not start one morning after no warnings! i had it towed to the shop and was told the fuel pump, fuel filter and some type of module would have to be replaced, at a cost of $900.00!!!
03/17/201195000
 My wife was picking our children up from school. when she pulled out into the flow of traffic her car died in the middle of the road. this of the second time the fuel pump has gone out the first time was about 60k miles the car now has 95k and i already have to replace it. i've read about many other people having the same problem and everyone is wondering why no recall.
03/20/201192800
 The car just would not start one morning after no warnings! i had it towed to the shop and was told the fuel pump, fuel filter and some type of module would have to be replaced, at a cost of $900.00!!!
03/17/201195000
 My wife was picking our children up from school. when she pulled out into the flow of traffic her car died in the middle of the road. this of the second time the fuel pump has gone out the first time was about 60k miles the car now has 95k and i already have to replace it. i've read about many other people having the same problem and everyone is wondering why no recall.
03/17/201195000
 My wife was picking our children up from school. when she pulled out into the flow of traffic her car died in the middle of the road. this of the second time the fuel pump has gone out the first time was about 60k miles the car now has 95k and i already have to replace it. i've read about many other people having the same problem and everyone is wondering why no recall.
03/07/201185000
 Was driving vehicle and with no warning it stalled out. it is currently at the garage with an estimate of 700-900 to replace the fuel pump. i do not have this money so i am now a single parent without a vehicle for a problem that should have been recalled previously. i thank god my child was not in the vehicle
03/07/201185000
 Was driving vehicle and with no warning it stalled out. it is currently at the garage with an estimate of 700-900 to replace the fuel pump. i do not have this money so i am now a single parent without a vehicle for a problem that should have been recalled previously. i thank god my child was not in the vehicle
03/07/201185000
 Was driving vehicle and with no warning it stalled out. it is currently at the garage with an estimate of 700-900 to replace the fuel pump. i do not have this money so i am now a single parent without a vehicle for a problem that should have been recalled previously. i thank god my child was not in the vehicle
03/07/201185000
 Was driving vehicle and with no warning it stalled out. it is currently at the garage with an estimate of 700-900 to replace the fuel pump. i do not have this money so i am now a single parent without a vehicle for a problem that should have been recalled previously. i thank god my child was not in the vehicle
03/07/201185000
 Was driving vehicle and with no warning it stalled out. it is currently at the garage with an estimate of 700-900 to replace the fuel pump. i do not have this money so i am now a single parent without a vehicle for a problem that should have been recalled previously. i thank god my child was not in the vehicle
02/15/201178000
 Driving down the highway at 70 mph. the car began to shudder and lose acceleration. i got off at the nearest exit and as i passed through the exit intersection, the engine died. i coasted into a gas station, where the engine would turn over and then die right away. after 15 minutes it no longer turned over....the tow truck man tried it. turns out the fuel pump is shot and apparently this is a common problem for 03 cavaliers. the car only has 78,000 miles on it.
02/15/201178000
 Driving down the highway at 70 mph. the car began to shudder and lose acceleration. i got off at the nearest exit and as i passed through the exit intersection, the engine died. i coasted into a gas station, where the engine would turn over and then die right away. after 15 minutes it no longer turned over....the tow truck man tried it. turns out the fuel pump is shot and apparently this is a common problem for 03 cavaliers. the car only has 78,000 miles on it.
02/15/201178000
 Driving down the highway at 70 mph. the car began to shudder and lose acceleration. i got off at the nearest exit and as i passed through the exit intersection, the engine died. i coasted into a gas station, where the engine would turn over and then die right away. after 15 minutes it no longer turned over....the tow truck man tried it. turns out the fuel pump is shot and apparently this is a common problem for 03 cavaliers. the car only has 78,000 miles on it.
01/20/201160000
 Fuel pump failure resulting in the engine dying and not being able to restart. the car was running fine with about a half tank of gas when the engine died in traffic. i was able to safely stop the car but not in all circumstances would that be possible. the car as around 60,000 miles on it and a complete fuel pump failure while in operation is unacceptable on a vehicle under ten years old with under 100,000 miles on it. i understand that this is a common problem.
01/20/201160000
 Fuel pump failure resulting in the engine dying and not being able to restart. the car was running fine with about a half tank of gas when the engine died in traffic. i was able to safely stop the car but not in all circumstances would that be possible. the car as around 60,000 miles on it and a complete fuel pump failure while in operation is unacceptable on a vehicle under ten years old with under 100,000 miles on it. i understand that this is a common problem.
01/20/201160000
 Fuel pump failure resulting in the engine dying and not being able to restart. the car was running fine with about a half tank of gas when the engine died in traffic. i was able to safely stop the car but not in all circumstances would that be possible. the car as around 60,000 miles on it and a complete fuel pump failure while in operation is unacceptable on a vehicle under ten years old with under 100,000 miles on it. i understand that this is a common problem.
01/20/201160000
 Fuel pump failure resulting in the engine dying and not being able to restart. the car was running fine with about a half tank of gas when the engine died in traffic. i was able to safely stop the car but not in all circumstances would that be possible. the car as around 60,000 miles on it and a complete fuel pump failure while in operation is unacceptable on a vehicle under ten years old with under 100,000 miles on it. i understand that this is a common problem.
01/20/201160000
 Fuel pump failure resulting in the engine dying and not being able to restart. the car was running fine with about a half tank of gas when the engine died in traffic. i was able to safely stop the car but not in all circumstances would that be possible. the car as around 60,000 miles on it and a complete fuel pump failure while in operation is unacceptable on a vehicle under ten years old with under 100,000 miles on it. i understand that this is a common problem.
04/01/200975000
 Trans axle went april 09 with a horrible mess of oil, steering rack replaced 6 months later, driver side window/ motor problem, fuel pump went 75,000 a bit shy of a year later. now my defrost isnt working; possibly the switch 85,000. had brakes done twice so far with leaks; this includes hydraulics, rotors, pads, shoes etc. my steering has seized while driving. this car has been a very expensive inconvenience.
04/01/200975000
 Trans axle went april 09 with a horrible mess of oil, steering rack replaced 6 months later, driver side window/ motor problem, fuel pump went 75,000 a bit shy of a year later. now my defrost isnt working; possibly the switch 85,000. had brakes done twice so far with leaks; this includes hydraulics, rotors, pads, shoes etc. my steering has seized while driving. this car has been a very expensive inconvenience.
04/01/200975000
 Trans axle went april 09 with a horrible mess of oil, steering rack replaced 6 months later, driver side window/ motor problem, fuel pump went 75,000 a bit shy of a year later. now my defrost isnt working; possibly the switch 85,000. had brakes done twice so far with leaks; this includes hydraulics, rotors, pads, shoes etc. my steering has seized while driving. this car has been a very expensive inconvenience.
04/01/200975000
 Trans axle went april 09 with a horrible mess of oil, steering rack replaced 6 months later, driver side window/ motor problem, fuel pump went 75,000 a bit shy of a year later. now my defrost isnt working; possibly the switch 85,000. had brakes done twice so far with leaks; this includes hydraulics, rotors, pads, shoes etc. my steering has seized while driving. this car has been a very expensive inconvenience.
04/01/200975000
 Trans axle went april 09 with a horrible mess of oil, steering rack replaced 6 months later, driver side window/ motor problem, fuel pump went 75,000 a bit shy of a year later. now my defrost isnt working; possibly the switch 85,000. had brakes done twice so far with leaks; this includes hydraulics, rotors, pads, shoes etc. my steering has seized while driving. this car has been a very expensive inconvenience.
04/01/200975000
 Trans axle went april 09 with a horrible mess of oil, steering rack replaced 6 months later, driver side window/ motor problem, fuel pump went 75,000 a bit shy of a year later. now my defrost isnt working; possibly the switch 85,000. had brakes done twice so far with leaks; this includes hydraulics, rotors, pads, shoes etc. my steering has seized while driving. this car has been a very expensive inconvenience.
12/11/201088478
 Driving at 60 mph just died on the interstate,pulled over started back up also at 60.000 miles fuel pump went out nothing but problems with this 2003 cavalier they are a lemon,why isn't something done????? before someone gets killed if they haven't already!!
12/11/201088478
 Driving at 60 mph just died on the interstate,pulled over started back up also at 60.000 miles fuel pump went out nothing but problems with this 2003 cavalier they are a lemon,why isn't something done????? before someone gets killed if they haven't already!!
12/11/201088478
 Driving at 60 mph just died on the interstate,pulled over started back up also at 60.000 miles fuel pump went out nothing but problems with this 2003 cavalier they are a lemon,why isn't something done????? before someone gets killed if they haven't already!!
12/11/201088478
 Driving at 60 mph just died on the interstate,pulled over started back up also at 60.000 miles fuel pump went out nothing but problems with this 2003 cavalier they are a lemon,why isn't something done????? before someone gets killed if they haven't already!!
12/11/201088478
 Driving at 60 mph just died on the interstate,pulled over started back up also at 60.000 miles fuel pump went out nothing but problems with this 2003 cavalier they are a lemon,why isn't something done????? before someone gets killed if they haven't already!!
11/11/201069214
 Tl-the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet cavalier. the contact stated that while driving 72 mph when the vehicle stalled , oil and seat belt light illuminated. the contact then had to push the vehicle to the side of the road and then had it towed to an authorized chevrolet dealer . the dealer diagnosed the vehicle and stated that the fuel pump malfunction. the vehicle was repaired at the owners expense. the failure and the current mileage was 69214.cv
11/11/201069214
 Tl-the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet cavalier. the contact stated that while driving 72 mph when the vehicle stalled , oil and seat belt light illuminated. the contact then had to push the vehicle to the side of the road and then had it towed to an authorized chevrolet dealer . the dealer diagnosed the vehicle and stated that the fuel pump malfunction. the vehicle was repaired at the owners expense. the failure and the current mileage was 69214.cv
11/11/201069214
 Tl-the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet cavalier. the contact stated that while driving 72 mph when the vehicle stalled , oil and seat belt light illuminated. the contact then had to push the vehicle to the side of the road and then had it towed to an authorized chevrolet dealer . the dealer diagnosed the vehicle and stated that the fuel pump malfunction. the vehicle was repaired at the owners expense. the failure and the current mileage was 69214.cv
11/11/201069214
 Tl-the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet cavalier. the contact stated that while driving 72 mph when the vehicle stalled , oil and seat belt light illuminated. the contact then had to push the vehicle to the side of the road and then had it towed to an authorized chevrolet dealer . the dealer diagnosed the vehicle and stated that the fuel pump malfunction. the vehicle was repaired at the owners expense. the failure and the current mileage was 69214.cv
09/29/2010115000
 While driving my car on main roads, it tends to stall out of no where. i have had the fuel pump replaced around 70,000 miles. at 115,000 miles it seems as though i need to replace it again. it stalls while driving, in traffic, but then starts right back up. it is not safe. i have it a shop yet again to see whats wrong.
09/29/2010115000
 While driving my car on main roads, it tends to stall out of no where. i have had the fuel pump replaced around 70,000 miles. at 115,000 miles it seems as though i need to replace it again. it stalls while driving, in traffic, but then starts right back up. it is not safe. i have it a shop yet again to see whats wrong.
09/29/2010115000
 While driving my car on main roads, it tends to stall out of no where. i have had the fuel pump replaced around 70,000 miles. at 115,000 miles it seems as though i need to replace it again. it stalls while driving, in traffic, but then starts right back up. it is not safe. i have it a shop yet again to see whats wrong.
09/29/2010115000
 While driving my car on main roads, it tends to stall out of no where. i have had the fuel pump replaced around 70,000 miles. at 115,000 miles it seems as though i need to replace it again. it stalls while driving, in traffic, but then starts right back up. it is not safe. i have it a shop yet again to see whats wrong.
09/22/2010
 I have a 2003 chevy cavalier and the fuel pump continues to go out. it is extremely frustrating. it has gone out once before and cost me 800 dollars to replace. i wish i knew about how frequent this happens with this car before purchasing it.
09/22/2010
 I have a 2003 chevy cavalier and the fuel pump continues to go out. it is extremely frustrating. it has gone out once before and cost me 800 dollars to replace. i wish i knew about how frequent this happens with this car before purchasing it.
09/22/2010
 I have a 2003 chevy cavalier and the fuel pump continues to go out. it is extremely frustrating. it has gone out once before and cost me 800 dollars to replace. i wish i knew about how frequent this happens with this car before purchasing it.
09/22/2010
 I have a 2003 chevy cavalier and the fuel pump continues to go out. it is extremely frustrating. it has gone out once before and cost me 800 dollars to replace. i wish i knew about how frequent this happens with this car before purchasing it.
09/11/201070000
 Fuel pump broke at 70000 miles
09/11/201070000
 Fuel pump broke at 70000 miles
09/11/201070000
 Fuel pump broke at 70000 miles
09/11/201070000
 Fuel pump broke at 70000 miles
09/11/201070000
 Fuel pump broke at 70000 miles
08/28/201092930
 While driving on a busy interstate, the engine cut out and i had to coast to side of interstate.
08/28/201092930
 While driving on a busy interstate, the engine cut out and i had to coast to side of interstate.
08/28/201092930
 While driving on a busy interstate, the engine cut out and i had to coast to side of interstate.
08/17/2010179000
 Driving on highway. 2003 chevy cavalier just started losing power and then died on highway. had to wait 1 hr. for aaa to come to tow in 111 degree heat. turns out to be a faulty fuel pump.
08/17/2010179000
 Driving on highway. 2003 chevy cavalier just started losing power and then died on highway. had to wait 1 hr. for aaa to come to tow in 111 degree heat. turns out to be a faulty fuel pump.
08/17/2010179000
 Driving on highway. 2003 chevy cavalier just started losing power and then died on highway. had to wait 1 hr. for aaa to come to tow in 111 degree heat. turns out to be a faulty fuel pump.
08/17/2010179000
 Driving on highway. 2003 chevy cavalier just started losing power and then died on highway. had to wait 1 hr. for aaa to come to tow in 111 degree heat. turns out to be a faulty fuel pump.
01/01/200860000
 2003 chevrolet cavailer- at 64000 miles fuel pump died while parked at a store upon restart $700.00 replacement. at approximately 60000 miles front clunking noise started, dealer could never find a problem, now at 76000 miles, having front upper strut mounts replaced. found alot of complaints online about same issues. i determined cause of front clunk on my own. also, was in collision that involved front driver side, down driver side front fender, airbags did not deploy, don't know if they should have. noone was hurt, was slow speed crash. still cannot believe no recall on fuel pump or front suspension. apparently gm doesn't want to foot the 700.00 bill for the fuel pump defect.
01/01/200860000
 2003 chevrolet cavailer- at 64000 miles fuel pump died while parked at a store upon restart $700.00 replacement. at approximately 60000 miles front clunking noise started, dealer could never find a problem, now at 76000 miles, having front upper strut mounts replaced. found alot of complaints online about same issues. i determined cause of front clunk on my own. also, was in collision that involved front driver side, down driver side front fender, airbags did not deploy, don't know if they should have. noone was hurt, was slow speed crash. still cannot believe no recall on fuel pump or front suspension. apparently gm doesn't want to foot the 700.00 bill for the fuel pump defect.
03/10/201060000
 Fuel pump broke
05/10/2010117000
 Fuel pump and check engine light
02/22/201072441
 Fuel pump failure - car stalls just inside a parking lot of a large shopping area. driver has to have help moving the 2003 cavalier into a parking spot until a tow truck comes to move the car to the garage for repairs. the fuel pump has failed at 72,441 miles without any warning; just a stall and then completely dead. it's said the fuel pump should last the life of the vehicle. this vehicle is pristene and always serviced at or before 3000 mile intervals. there is no reason this should have happened. the repair cost over $700. it's good this did not happen in traffic or there could have been a possible fatality.
03/15/2010111000
 2003 chevrolet caviler, died while driving lost power steering and almost drove into ditch because i couldn't easily turn steering wheel! i think it is a problem with the fuel pump because the car would not start after incident. starter will turn the engine over but will not start...
05/11/2010112000
 Fuel pump went out on 2003 chevrolet caviler. left my wife stranded in the middle of the road! she almost wrecked because there was no power steering after the motor quit.
04/10/201077000
 My 2003 chevy cavalier, at 77,000 miles, quit without any warning. i was lucky to be on a low traffic street. after having it towed home and getting on line, i found numerous complains about the same year and make. everyone complained that thier fuel pump went out. after puchasing the fuel pump module and doing the work myself (due to lack of funds) the car ran fine. when will the recall begin, after someone dies?
04/13/2010103000
 I was heading out of my house in the evening and got about 2 or 3 miles from my home when i went to make a left turn through an intersection. middle of the intersection my vehicle started to sputter and would not accelerate when i applied pressure to gas pedal. i was only able to coast just enough to clear the intersection and my vehicle ended up shutting down in the middle of the road. this problem occurred with out warning, no signs, no lights my vehicle just gave out on me in the middle of an intersection had it occurred just 5 seconds before i cleared the intersection i may have been seriously injured or worst it could have been a fatal accident. i do know that there are plenty of 2003 chevy cavalier owners who have experienced this same problem and it needs to be addressed. carcomplaints.com and other consumer review sites give detailed scenarios of this dangerous fuel pump failure and its abrupt occurrence. this problem has occurred at mileage as low as 7,000 and works its way up. i would like to be spoken with personally by someone on the board and for reasons why this problem doesn't seem to be an important safety issue. nick lane 267-357-4057 collingdale,pa 19023
01/29/200968000
 2003 chevy cavalier stalled while driving. had towed to shop and fuel pump was bad. replaced at 69,000 miles at a cost of $760.00. the warranty on the new factory fuel pump was for 12 months or 12,000 miles. after 14 months and at 78,000 miles the 2nd fuel pump has gone bad. unemployed and don't have the money to fix it again! please recall.
03/20/2010100000
 The fuel pump failed on my 2003 chevy cavalier leaving my car power less (off) at 65 mph. then would not start, leaving me stranded on a busy highway. i am having to buy a new fuel pump costing around $200 and take time off of work to fix it.
03/14/201040000
 I own a 2003 chevrolet cavalier. 65,000 km (not miles on it). works great, one minute, then the next won't start. have had it towed twice ... told no real problem, then told that the fuel pump is gone. checked online and there are hundreds of complaints, but no recall. seems absolutely unreasonable, especially when it appears to be happening while driving ... that would seem to me to be a safety issue.
02/17/2010116000
 I was driving my cavalier to pick up my wife. as i approached an intersection, the system completely shut off and i could not restart the car. i was able to stop at the beginning of a left turn lane and put my hazards on. with the help of my passenger and a police officer, we moved the car across 2 lanes of travel to the shoulder. the car had 116,000 miles at the time of the incident. the only warning before the car lost all power and drive-ability was the battery light turning on briefly.
03/15/2010660001
 Have a 2003 cavalier 66,000 miles and was working beautifully drove into work and was coming home stopped to get groceries and came out to start my car and fuel pump was dead. there was no warning for this problem at all would like to find if gm is doing anything about this since there are a lot of complaints for the same issue. *tr
03/08/2010850001
 2003 chevy cavalier stalled while driving. almost got killed. just another defect in this car. i keep reporting stuff and no one seems to be listening. *tr
02/20/2010850001
 I was returning home and when i pulled into my driveway my car had an extreme loss of power. i was surprised by this because it was a sudden change in my cars performance. i had not been having any trouble before this. after i parked my car and turned it off i later attempted to leave. it would not start. the engine and everything turned over fine it just did not seem to be getting fuel. i then turned the key on and off and realized that the fuel pump was not running. i researched online and found this to be a very common issue with the 2003 cavaliers. thankfully i was in my driveway when this happened and not in the left lane of the freeway in rush hour. i will be spending my weekend replacing my fuel pump. i will keep the dead pump if it is needed for investigation. *tr
02/22/20101170001
 Started the car up in the morning as normal to warm the car up ( about 5 mins). drove about 1 mile to royal farms. i shut down the car to go inside and i returned to the car to start it up. at first it started up but very ruff and then stalled out after that it did not fire up anymore. i had the car towed home where i found out that the fuel pump has gone up. i have had idle problems with the car since i had bought the car and the dealership could not find any problems with it. i do not know if these problem go side by side. *tr
02/18/2010650621
 Recently purchased pre-owned 2003 chevrolet cavalier stalled, the engine died in the middle of traffic. i have been unable to start the vehicle since. it sounds as if it wants to start but will not. i believe that there is an issue with the fuel pump. i have read other complaints and this is the exact same thing that happened to me... *tr
02/12/20101
 The fuel gauge began to malfunction about a year ago. assuming it was just the float, i decided i would ignore it and use the trip odometer to determine how much gas i had left. unfortunately, because the gas gauge went well past full, into the realm of what would be considered two tanks of full, the temperature gauge needle could not move. eventually, the gas gauge needle went past the temperature gauge (now at what would be considered two and a half tanks) which freed the temperature needle to actually register. now, the temperature gauge is malfunctioning, resting at the half way point even after the car sat all night in our recent frigid temperatures. it now runs in the red even though there is nothing wrong with the engine. now, the speedometer is showing signs of malfunctioning, as it reads 5 mph though i am at a complete stop. research on various internet message boards suggest this is a very common problem in not only 2003 chevrolet cavaliers, but other years and models of chevy vehicles. when i complained to gm that a malfunctioning speedometer was a safety issue, i was greeted with there's no recall, it's no longer under warranty, can't help, your problem, deal with it. following this logic, what's stopping gm from creating more defective vehicles, if the problem happens after the warranty expires? they've adopted the attitude it's not their problem. at what point is a defective speedometer not a safety problem worthy of a recall? *tr
01/19/2010600001
 Fuel pump goes out after only 60,000 miles. this is unacceptable, i own other vehicles that have 3 times this mileage before i had to replace a fuel pump. *tr
12/03/2009830001
 2003 chevy cavalier, ~83,000 miles. dec 3 in ne ohio, traveling at highway speeds on ohio route 11 at ~11:50pm. car suddenly started to slow down, trac light and oil light came on. able to pull over to side of road. engine still running but rough. no power when tried to make car move. had to have car towed home $200. took ~3hrs in freezing cold and snowstorm. car would not start the next day. could not hear characteristic whir of fuel pump when key first turned. diagnosis of electrical showed fuel pump was receiving voltage. tapping on bottom of fuel tank while trying to start car resulted in car starting. diagnosis: new fuel pump required. anticipated cost $250 + labor. total anticipated cost: $450 + labor. fortunately no or little traffic. also fortunate tow truck responded quickly otherwise personal injury from cold could have occurred. this should not have happened at this low mileage. fuel pumps should be lifetime engineered. *tr
01/02/2010880001
 2003 chevy cavalier fuel pump has to be defective for all the problems people are having with it. mine just went on my car without any warning . *tr
06/07/2004100001
 I had purchased brand new chevrolet cavalier back in 2003 after 10k or so, it started stalling during driving when the clutch is pressed to change the gear or at traffic stops. this problems repeats every week or so and it is very dangerous as all the power to the steering and brakes is lost. i think this should not be happening to a brand new vehicle. because of this problem i am never going to buy a gm vehicle again and will not recommend others. i would like gm to fix this for me as it is a major safety concern. *tr
10/10/2009780001
 Fuel pump failure at 125,000 kms. driving on highway, car failed to accelerate. eventually had to pull over, vehicle stalled and would not re-start. towed, fuel pump replaced. *tr
11/10/2009361001
 I was driving down a busy road in town going 40 mph when my car started to chug. it ended up stalling and i was in the busy lane, still driving!!! i had to immediately turn on my hazards and try to slowly get out of every other drivers way. i had cars that had to slow down quite quickly behind me as i could not accelerate or do anything but coast out of their way. this was the first time something has happened like this, i had the car towed the next morning as when it stalled i was on my way to work. it was the fuel pump. i had brought my car to the dealer where i bought the car. my warranty was just up about a year ago, but i am sure this is not under warranty, it cost me $900 and the fact that i stalled on a busy street. to me this was a very dangerous situation to be in. i was quite upset after the whole ordeal. *tr
11/09/2009499001
 While actively driving my 2003 chevy cavalier my car without warning just shut down. i was unable to restart it and a tow to the repair shop was required. i had to have my fuel pump replaced. this was a shock because my car only has 49,900 miles on it. my mechanic was even in shock and doesn't understand why that would happen. i was lucky enough to be able to glide to the side of the road and avoid an accident. *tr
11/08/2009707401
 I'd purchased my 2003 chevrolet cavalier in like-new condition with ~20k miles. months after i'd started driving the vehicle, i noticed that when i would put the transmission into neutral(manual transmission), the rpm would drop well below 1000 and sometimes it would stall. when it would stall, it wouldn't start again for a few minutes of sitting. i had the vehicle looked at and no one could find a problem. this problem didn't occur at a regular interval, but instead happened randomly at least once within 2 or 3 months time. i have had the car for 4.5 years and the fuel pump has stopped operating completely. the problem wasn't apparent until i tried starting my vehicle on the morning of november 8th 2009 and the vehicle would not start. the starter was functioning properly, but the electronic fuel injection unit was making a different noise. after having the vehicle evaluated, it was determined that the fuel pump had become inoperable. the replacement fuel pumps price ranges between $150-250 on average and labor would cost more. by doing a little research, it's obvious that this is a common case. an o.e.m. fuel pump on a car under 75k miles should last longer than 5 years before deterioration. *tr
11/05/2009600001
 I own a 2003 chevy cavalier. the fuel pump went out on it. the car only has 60,000 miles on it. everything was working great i pulled up to a store turned off the car, ran an errand, then the car wouldn't start. i checked all fuses and relays, and hit the bleed off in the fuel line. the pump just quit. i did some research and many ppl believe that the fuel pump in 2003 and 2001 cavaliers has a defect. im one of those people. *tr
10/07/2009840001
 Car lost all power due to engine stalling on a busy highway. was able to pull to the side, car would not restart. we had it towed to a mechanic and it was determined that the fuel pump is defective. *tr
03/08/2007660001
 Fuel pump failure during heavy morning traffic on an eight lane highway. car only had 66,000 miles on it, and it cost $980 for repair. i have recently learned that this seems to be a common occurrence with this part, and that gm is pretending it doesn't have a problem. the last part to go on a vehicle should be the fuel pump. i had a 73 olds delta 88 with 380,000 miles on it, and the fuel never had to be replaced. gm should be forced to have a recall on this defective part, especially considering it creates a real safety hazard as well as an unnecessary expense. *tr
08/14/20091080001
 I own a 2003 cavalier sedan. three wks ago it started stalling. had it towed to a garage. they kept it for a week and said the computer was bad. then they came back next day and said contacts were dirty. they cleaned them, i got car back and it ran fine for 2 wks. again, it started stalling on the road or not starting. took to garage this am and he is saying fuel pump for another $500 on top of $300 already spent. i realize this car is 6 years old but this is ridiculous. i have always had chevy's and never had this problem with any of them. i spent the week-end on-line and discovered that this is a recurring theme with the cavalier from 1998 onward. we who are seniors and have little money for these types of repairs, need someone in our corner. never will i purchase a chevy vehicle again! *tr
07/25/2009773241
 Fuel pump on 2003 chevrolet goes out without warning. have seen several hundred complaints about this online. *tr
07/17/2009651921
 2003 chevrolet cavalier. fuel pump went out had to be replaced at a cost of 467 dollars. the car only has 65192 miles on it. *tr
07/17/2009600001
 At a driving speed of 55 the car stalled and would not restart. there were no prior warnings such as stalls or sluggish engine, etc. was diagnosed as a fuel pump failure. *tr
03/01/2009700001
 I was driving home from my daughters track meet and was in the passing lane when i felt a strong hesitation. i quickly got into the driving lane and tried to give it gas, but it wouldn't go. i pulled over to the side and it stalled, and i could not get it restarted. after waiting 40 min. for a tow(over 40 miles) we got it to my dealer. the dealer called the next day and told me it was the fuel pump at a cost of $900.00. *tr
07/01/20061
 I have replaced fuel pump 3 times. cluster panel works occasionally. *tr
05/01/2009550001
 I was driving about 15 mph, entering a roundabout, when my car shut off. i could not restart it. after getting it towed home, i got a mechanic to take a look at it, and he says my fuel pump failed. i have read several reports that others with the same make and model have complained of this issue, and i thought it best to add mine to the list. the cost to replace the part is going to be $700. *tr
07/07/2009310001
 I drive a 2003 chevy cavalier with only 31,000 miles. i was driving home and the car sputtered and died in the middle of a busy highway. i had to wait for a tow truck to tow my car over 30 miles to the nearest service center to my home to have it fixed. i paid for a diagnostic and was told that it was the fuel pump. the total cost for labor and parts was 799.00, plus $135 for a rental car during the time it took for the car to be fixed. the next day, the trac off light came on. i had never had any problems with my car before. my extended warranty had just run out earlier in the year. i have been conducting an internet search and it seems that these cars are prone to this problem and the fuel pumps are under investigation for recall. *tr
07/07/2009600001
 My 19 year old daughter during regular driving from work, car just died on the highway. car has 60,000 miles on it turns out to be the fuel pump and after researching the removal process.i noticed that every cavalier from 01 on has the same issue with the fuel pump. this is obviously a manufacture defect and should be recalled immediately. *tr
07/02/2009863001
 I own a 2003 chevrolet cavalier ls sedan with approximately 86,300 miles on it. without warning the car died and would not start on a busy july 4th weekend along i-55 north bound near litichfield, il. i t would not restart, and subsequent investigation resulted in the fact finding that it was the fuel pump. apparently this is a major problem with this make and model vehicle. i request that gm be required to recall this make and model to address the problem and reimburse owners for out of pocket expenses. i have always owned american cars, but an serious considering a toyota next year. *tr
06/19/2009610061
 My 2003 chevrolet cavalier with ~61000 miles needs a new fuel pump; a fuel pump should last much longer than that. *tr
06/17/2009850001
 My cavalier ran perfectly until the other day when my husband tried to start it and it would start and the die. he tried starting it a couple of times. sometimes it wouldn't start and then sometimes it would start then die. the fuel pump had to be replaced. my car has 85,000 miles on it and i bought it with a salvage title in january 2006. the fuel pump my car has it the original manufacturers. *tr
05/22/2009900001
 I have a 2003 cavalier and i had to replace the fuel pump at 90,000miles again !!!this is shameful 4 chevy , i saved my recipe because it cost me 600 dollars to fix it,good bye summer school looks like my graduation is going be delayed half year. *tr
06/02/2009580001
 2003 cavalier cut off and would not restart. car has 58,000 miles on it. fuel pump had to be replaced. *tr
05/27/2009550001
 Several times my vehicle has been unable to start due to the fuel pump. the fuel pump had to be replaced twice in the past 3 years, and again today. if the vehicle has less than a 1/4 of a tank of gas and it is parked on an incline with the front of the vehicle above the rear, it usually won't start. when i am below a quarter of a tank, i have to park it with the rear above the front on an incline. *tr
05/23/2009661
 Driving on highway and went to accelerate and car just stopped. had to have it towed to dealership and told fuel pump needed to be replaced. cost was $875. car has 66,000 miles. *tr
05/10/2009440001
 I have a 2003 chevy cavalier. it only has 43000 miles on it. the car suddenly died in the middle of the road with no warning and i almost got hit by the car that was behind me. had to have it towed and they said it was the fuel pump. cost $800. at 44000 miles you should not be replacing the fuel pump. *tr
05/05/2009574491
 Chevrolet cavalier 2003 fuel pump failure stalls vehicle in heavy traffic. there are hundreds of instances of this failure in the 2003 model stranding motorists in unsafe conditions. *tr
05/01/2009700001
 Car died on road - no warning. bad fuel pump...problem is widespread from what i've heard and dangerous...lost power steering and power brakes at 50+ mph. *tr
04/19/20091016701
 Came to a stop. accelerated from stop. vehicle had problem accelerating. finally stalled out about 1/8 mile later. will not restart. turns over but will not start from what i have read from others with this same problem with this year and model. every one of them has stated that the fuel pump needed to be replaced. *tr
02/15/2009749591
 1. i was just driving my car it was running fine, i parked it on a hill and when i came back to start it, it just wouldn't start. 2. it was making horrible noises, the tank was at 1/4 i never let it get below that. after an hour of trying to get it to start someone mentioned that it could be the fuel pump and to have someone hit the gas tank while i tried starting it, sure enough it started, i drove it home, the next day i drove to fill up thinking it would help, it died on the way home and wouldn't start at all with any amount of help. 3. i had to have the car towed to get fixed, it was the fuel pump, they replaced it and it cost a total of $613. *tr
10/20/2008580001
 While exiting the highway on an exit ramp, my vehicle, a 2003 chevrolet cavalier, just shut down and would not restart. vehicle required towing and fuel pump was replaced. *tr
04/05/2009620001
 Fuel pumps is dead 60k miles. *tr
03/28/2009664341
 Fuel pump on 2003 cavalier with approx. 66k miles failed abruptly and without warning. car was parked in a shopping plaza parking lot and would not start. had to be towed to service garage. *tr
03/27/2009710091
 I was maneuvering my 2003 cavalier into a parking spot, and it just died. it wouldn't restart, we had to push it into the parking spot. the diagnosis is a bad fuel pump. after receiving a quote for nearly $800, not from the dealer! i went online to see if i could get an idea of cost and availability for a non-oem part. the first things i found were the forums with hundreds of unhappy cavalier owners. after reading the forums, i'm thankful i wasn't in traffic when the pump failed. i was unpleasantly surprised to see how many people have been having this same problem. the cost for this repair is substantial; gm apparently knows this but is unwilling to step up and take responsibility for their bad decision in choosing this part. please investigate this matter and apply whatever pressure you can to make gm accountable for their error. please contact me if you need my help with this matter. *tr
03/28/2009720001
 The fuel pump on my 2003 chevy cavalier went out without warning while traveling on interstate 25 in denver, colorado. this is an extremely dangerous situation that can potentially cause serious injury or death due to an accident. i brought the car to a mechanic and was informed that it was the fuel pump that was the culprit. i really think that it is imperative that this issue is addressed before some gets seriously injured or dies as a result of this faulty part. *tr
03/25/2009340001
 I bought a brand new 2003 cavalier in may of 03. i drive to and from work, a total of maybe 14 miles. i have taken excellent care of this vehicle. out of the blue i am stranded in a parking lot due the car not wanting to start. i had 3/4 of a tank of gas, yet it acted like there was none. had car towed to dealership. would not start off of tow truck. next day, starts fine. it has taken 3 days for them to finally conclude it's the fuel pump! fix = +$950.00!!!! i have 34,000 miles!!!! we have had vehicles much older than mine and with +100,000 miles never have this problem. this is ridiculous! i am partially disabled due to a severe back injury and now need to worry about if this is going to happen again. per prior posts, several people have had this happen more than once. this is an issue that places not only the driver's life, but that of other motorists. how is it possible that chevy has not taken action? something needs to be done! *tr
03/06/2009510001
 Bought 2003 cavalier 7-26-2003, brand new. stalled while driving 3-31-04 - smelled burning/chemical smell- car restarted - took to dealer - dealer found no problem. to dealer 3 times to fix detective exterior lighting 2004/2005. several additional engine stalls 2004-2009 - car restarted. on 3-6-09 stalled while driving - wouldn't start - towed to dealer- dealer said fuel pump went bad - will repair at my expense - over $1,000. dealer asked if i have extended warranty - i don't. when the car stalls out i have no brakes, no power steering - it is terrifying and very unsafe. and if the car is repaired is it going to be any safer? will the same problem keep recurring as it did with the lighting signals? i am a safe driver, i am the only driver of this car, the car has only 51,000 miles on it, i only drive 10 miles to and from work, it is garage kept. i have owned several cars and have kept them all for many years and i have never had a major repair such as this occur on such a young car. this problem has been apparent since i bought the car but the dealer has ignored and neglected it at the expense of me and my family's health. i have children and grandchildren that are driven in this vehicle and could be victims of this defect. for the public safety in the u.s. please request a recall of this component (fuel pump). this is a serious matter and should be remediated as soon as possible. please help before a deadly accident occurs. *tr
03/03/2009400001
 My fuel pump went out on my 2003 chevy cavalier with 40,000 miles on it. i've noticed on topix comment boards this has happened to a lot of people with the 03 cavalier. there really needs to be a recall from gm, this is not safe. *tr
02/25/2009860001
 I am having to replace my fuel pump on my 2003 chevy cavalier for the 2nd time, the first time it was still under warranty. nothing lead up to this, turned off the car to go into the store, came out car would start, no getting any gas. *tr
09/01/20038000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet cavalier. the contact experiences issues when attempting to restart the engine. the instrument panel gauges illuminate, but the engine does not start. he does not smell gasoline, but believes the fuel pump could be the cause of the failure. the failure occurred three months after the vehicle was purchased. the fuel pump was replaced under warranty; however, the failure has recurred. the vehicle is currently at a gas station and unable to be started. the vehicle has not been diagnosed a second time since the first repair. the contact found several complaints online for the same issue and believes a recall should be issued. the vin was unknown. the failure mileage was 8,000 and current mileage was 72,000.
09/13/2008920001
 Purchased a 2003 chevy cavalier in sept. 2008 for my daughter to go to college. had a carfax report done and found nothing, clean report. 2 days after purchase, inst. cluster went bad, not working at all. dec. 08 the fuel pump went bad. after researching the internet, i have found thousands of the same complaints as mine. i have even found websites advertising to rebuild the cluster as so many are defective. now if this isn't enough to see the major problem, i don't know what is. i feel that enough information is out on the internet to warrant a recall on both issues before the public has to spend all their money to fix gm's faulty parts that break down so quickly. just these 2 repairs cost $500.00 each. *tr
02/15/2009660001
 My car has been running finer and then al of a sudden in the middle of rush hour traffic it dies. no warning. nothing. the fuel pump has gone out and will cost $600+ to replace. there have been many many complaints about this very issue and it happens at approx the same mileage of the car. between 60000 and 70000 miles. this needs to be addressed! *tr
02/12/2009860001
 2003 cavalier- 86,000 miles. fuel pump failure. usually do my own mechanical work but opted to let a shop work on this one. total cost 800.00. shop stated that this is a very common problem. *tr
02/11/2009910001
 I have had a 2003 chevrolet cavalier and the fuel pump keeps going bad costing me a pretty penny every time it goes. after doing some research online it appears that there are many people with bad fuel pumps for chevrolet cavaliers. just reporting the problem to add my name to the list of unhappy 2003 chevrolet cavalier owners. the incident that i list below is the latest date the fuel pump went bad, today as a matter of fact. the last time it went bad was less than a month ago. *tr
01/27/20091215681
 Fuel pump died with no warning on dangerous highway. had to get a tow and repair at a shop not familiar with total bill including towing and repair 1,200 some vehicle forums have upwards of 500 individuals with same problem definite safety hazard and warrants a recall. *tr
02/01/2009560001
 2003 chevy cavalier shut off on me while driving down steep hill. no power steering and brakes, luckily made it to safe space at bottom of hill. car would not restart. now in garage. diagnosed with bad fuel pump. it will cost $600.00 to fix when part comes in. this is ridiculous, car has only 56,000 miles on it! this is a severe safety hazard. i searched on-line and it is a common complaint with this vehicle. something must be done before a fatality occurs, if it has not already! *tr
01/06/20091650001
 I have 165,000km on my 2003 chevrolet cavalier. it is constantly stalling, mostly at stop lights and when i slow down, however today it stalled on the highway. the mechanics think it might be the fuel pump but it is hard to tell for sure what it is and i don't want to spend all this money if it is not that. i have heard from many people this is a common issue with this car. i feel quite unsafe driving since it could stall or shut down at any point. a car should not stall while driving or at stop lights. please recall this part!! *tr
01/19/2009470001
 My wife was driving with our two boys to the library when the car just stopped as she was going into a busy intersection. she called me at work in a panic. luckily, another driver calmed her down and helped push the car off to the side of the road. issue was that the fuel pump went bad. car only has 47,000 miles. cost of repair was $660 plus the towing from the intersection to the shop. *tr
01/15/200936000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet cavalier. while driving 75 mph, the vehicle stalled and the engine shut off without warning. the vehicle was towed to a repair shop and the mechanic stated that the fuel pump failed. the manufacturer stated that nothing could be done because there was no recall or warranty. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure and current mileages were 36,000.
01/02/2009670001
 I have a 2003 cavalier and had the fuel pump go bad at 67,000 miles. i researched on the web and it seems that there is a tremendous amount of 2003 cavaliers that have had this same issue. i have replaced 3 of the 4 window motors in the past 18 months. i have twice had my climate control switch fixed, as it was stuck only on vent. and most recently at 69000 miles i have to replace my fuel pressure regulator. in my educated opinion, this seems to be an awful lot of repairs for a vehicle of this age and with this record. *tr
04/01/2007650001
 I have a 2003 cavalier of which i had to have the fuel pump replaced about a year and a half ago. now looking on the internet i see that this happens a lot. i wanted to know if possibly there is a recall coming or anything of that nature. my car had between 60 k and 70k miles at the time. *tr
09/13/2008350001
 Manual transmission model - problem began @ 35,000 miles, current miles 38,000. engine rough idles/stalls when clutch is engaged. i was nearly struck by oncoming traffic while turning left when engine stalled after clutch was engaged. lost power steering and breaks, wound up riding over curb and onto sidewalk before vehicle stopped. noone was injured, however this was on a college campus in the evening, had it occurred earlier in the day almost certain pedestrian would have been struck by my out of control car. will be replacing the pump as soon as i can. this is a serious danger to the driver and other drivers on the road. *tr
12/22/2008890001
 I was checking to see if there was a recall on a 2003 chevy cavalier fuel pump because i was traveling on the highway and the fuel pump went out costing me almost $800. also the motor for two of my power windows have went out. *tr
12/21/2008331681
 Fuel pump on 2003 chevy cavalier with only 33,000 miles has gone out. approx $700 to replace. way to common of a problem for gm not to address with a recall. *tr
02/02/200565000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet cavalier. once the contact stopped the vehicle and exited, the engine failed to restart five minutes later. the electrical system (lights and radio) still worked, but the engine would not start. the vehicle was towed to a dealer and they stated that the fuel pump failed and needed to be replaced. the contact found investigation number ea07015 online, but the investigation was closed with no recall issued. he believes that it should be recalled. the vehicle has been repaired. the failure mileage was 65,000 and current mileage was 125,000.
12/19/2008970001
 2003 chevrolet cavalier, would not start, then hard start but gas pedal not responsive. preliminary research likely fuel pump malfunction. *tr
12/07/2008540001
 I have a 2003 chevy cavalier with 55,540 miles and my fuel indicator has recently started to stay on full and then 2 days later it starts to come down and then goes back up to fuel and down again. my mechanic says that it is the fuel pump and i went online and found many complaints that other people had to get a new fuel pump that costs form $600 and up and some of the cavaliers had less than 50, 000 miles and 2 were bought brand new. with all of these complaints shouldn't there had been a recall and have chevrolet replace the fuel pump at no cost to the owner? *tr
12/14/2008950001
 I was sitting in my car waiting for my friend to get in. after he did i put my car in reverse and the engine stalled. it then would not start again. come to find out my fuel pump went out. *tr
12/01/200822000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet cavalier. while driving 70mph with his cruise control on, the vehicle shut off and lost power. there were no warning lights prior to the vehicle shutting off. the weather was not a factor. the contact was able to drive the vehicle to the emergency lane. the vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who stated that the fuel pump needed to be replaced. the failure mileage was 22,000.
12/16/200851000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet cavalier. while idling in traffic, the motor stopped functioning. the vehicle was towed to an auto repair shop and the mechanic stated that the fuel pump burned out and caused the failure. the manufacturer stated that they could not assist because the vehicle was out of warranty and was not taken to a dealer. the corporate office advised him to take the defective part to a dealer. if the dealer confirmed that the part was defective, the contact could prove that the replacement part was a manufacturer's defect and possibly receive reimbursement. the current and failure mileages were approximately 51,000.
12/16/20081100001
 Fuel pump fails and car will not start. have put 4 fuel pumps in car so far. each time car works for up to a year and then pump dies. *tr
09/17/2008477351
 I own a 2003 chevy cavalier with 47,700 miles on the car, in mid september driving home from work my car died and having a mechanic look at my car said that it was the fuel pump that failed, i had no problems with the car up to this point, he said that it was strange that the pump went out with the low miles on my car. i was on the internet looking into the cavalier problems with the fuel pump and there was a lot of complaints about the fuel pump in this model and year of car. i had the fuel pump replaced november 26 2008 at a cost of $605.88, i do not have the replaced parts, i saw on the web site about a investigation into a recall, i also plan to file a complaint with gm. please contact me via e-mail with any questions. *tr
11/29/20081290001
 Engine stalls while driving, possible fuel pump problem. car will not restart. *tr
07/08/2008660001
 Have a 2003 cavalier,at 60,000 miles fuel pump went out,cost me 650 bucks for repairs gm needs a recall and fix these problems, which i know by looking on line every else is having the same problems,help us. *tr
11/21/2008758001
 The fuel pump on my 2003 chevrolet cavalier went out on saturday. the mileage on the car is just over 75,000 miles. i had a 75,000 mile warranty that just expired. i have researched this and it seems to be a common failure in this car at about this mileage. fortunately, i was in a parking lot and stopped. i understand it can happen while the vehicle is moving. *tr
11/20/2008504371
 Fuel pump quit while driving..dangerous problem. i have owned this car for 10 days!!! *tr
11/16/2008801001
 Fuel pump failure; car just died on the turnpike; had to be towed to mechanic. car was under warranty; speedometer doesn't work; its moves all around and is not accurate; still not fixed never happens when the mechanic has it; car has trouble starting; have to crank it 2-5 times to turn on. still not working mechanic cant find anything wrong with it. *tr
11/18/2008650001
 While driving down i-90 east bound into boston the car stalled and would not restart. car was towed to firestone repair shop and diagnosed as fuel pump failure. quote to fix the car is $500/parts $270/labor plus tax. waiting for car to be fixed as of 11/19/08. *tr
11/08/20081470001
 2003 chevy cavalier fuel pump went out car would not crank tried fuel filter first. *tr
09/01/20081100001
 Fuel pump on 2003 chevrolet cavalier went out. only have 110,000 miles on car. we were driving down i59 when car stalled out. car has been sitting in drive way for 2 months because we can not afford to dish out $600 right now. i called gm and they said we pay for the diagnostic they may be able to help with repair. i know it is a long shot but worth a try. if they do not pay for repair it will be another 2 months before we can get our car back because we will have to pay a little out of each paycheck. there goes christmas. *tr
09/12/2004660001
 While stop at a red light veh.cut off and would not re-star. towed to the dealer and i was told that it was the fuel pump. cost $1,050. i also have problems with electric windows,two motors replaced ,one switch and still having problems. besides that no complain. *tr
11/07/2008650001
 Fuel pump stalled on 2003 chevy cavalier while driving on interstate. *tr
08/21/2007650001
 Fuel pump went out at 65,000 miles last year.....didn't realize it was such an issue until i was researching it. *tr
11/05/2008459641
 I have an '03 chevy cavalier with 45,000 miles. on 11/5/08 trying to get home from work the car would not start. the fuel pump can not be heard when the key is turned to the accessory position. their have been investigations regarding this issue by dot & gm, but no recall. gm is aware that gasoline prematurely corrodes the starter on these models, but has done nothing about it. the cost to replace this part is very high, & the service life of this part should be much greater, especially since it poses a great hazard if it fails while driving. *tr
11/02/20081100001
 While driving my 2003 cavalier on sunday 11-2-08, the car shut off and i lost my power steering and brakes with cars behind. it luckily happened before an intersection so i was barely able to pull off the road. anyways my fuel pump went out. now i can't even start my car. i saw there are over 550 complaints, is chevy just waiting for someone to get hurt before they decide to recall this faulty equipment? how many complaints do they need? while driving at a faster speed and your car shuts off and you lose brakes and power steering, a person will have a pretty severe accident. chevy needs to recall and replace all 2003 cavaliers' fuel pump, people don't have money to waste on this faulty equipment. i pretty much am never buying a chevy again. *tr
10/27/2008620001
 The car has been in two accidents. the both were completely repaired, the rear lights have had problems due to poor connections and the fuel pump went out. *tr
10/23/2008700001
 Car wouldn't start after putting gas in it. car was towed to chevy dealer, fuel pump replaced, and after three days car wouldn't start again. *tr
10/25/2008750001
 My car almost came to complete stop on the freeway after it post power and started slowing down. luckily was able to coast off the freeway offramp. my mechanic said it was the fuel pump on my 2003 chevy cavalier. after internet searching, i saw that many, many others had the same problems and that it should be on the recall list. put my name on that complaint list. maybe after someone dies will they get the part recalled. *tr
10/24/20081100001
 I was driving down the highway and my car started to shut off. my fuel pump went out. *tr
10/20/2008810001
 My 2003 chevrolet cavalier broke down with me and my daughter in it. it just stopped running. come to find out it was the fuel pump and when i had it looked at the person said that a lot of them are having the same issue. all at around 60,000 to 80,000 miles. it seems that the electrical connection is faulty and melts. it seems that some people have had fires. when i searched online i found thousands of people with the same problem. i'm just glad that i was not one of the unfortunate people that had a fire. *tr
09/28/2008990001
 No start and stall condition on my 2003 cavalier. it started with a no start. after reading on the internet about someone pounding on their fuel tank i attempted this and tried to restart the car and it restarted. this frequency of no starts has increased. recently while driving, the car stalls as if the car is out of gas. once it stalls it will not start. i banged on the bottom of the fuel tank and attempted to restart the car and it would start. the frequency of the stalls also are increasing and occurs when driving regardless of speed. the last stall was on oct. 22, 2008 while traveling at 50 mph. the restarts are becoming more difficult. it now requires one person to turn the ignition while one is under the car pounding on the fuel tank. it appears to be a faulty fuel pump. the engine turns over but appears to not be receiving gas. the fuel filter has already been replaced. *tr
10/16/2008700001
 The fuel pump has gone out on my 2003 chevy cavalier (79,000 miles) 4 times in 4 months! *tr
10/15/2008537481
 I have a 2003 chevy cavalier with 53,000 miles on it, i have always changed the fuel filters, never let the fuel go under 1/4 tank. one day i was driving, and the car died with no alert. i lost all power, power steering, power assisted brakes, everything in the middle of the road going 60 mph with traffic all around me. i could not press the brakes hard enough to stop the vehicle so i activated my 4-way flashers and coasted off to the side of the road and used my emergency brake to completely stop. i was 10 miles away from my home so i had the vehicle towed to my house until i could figure out what to do with it, that tow bill was $120.00. i am unable to drive to work and loosing about $100 a day and now i will have to tow the vehicle to a repair shop because of this faulty part and spend approximately $900 on a problem that i have read occurs more often than it should. *tr
10/18/20081200001
 Failure of fuel pump while driving on a 2 land highway uphill with a semi truck behind me. due to loss of power, and nowhere to immediately pull off of the roadway, i was slowing quickly and the semi truck driver had to brake hard to avoid rear ending me. was able to find a spot to pull off safely (large ditch on side of road where pump failed initially. *tr
07/12/2008541
 Fuel pump quit working at 54, 437 miles on the interstate while driving at 65mph. car was towed to a chevy dealership and replacement cost of the pump and fuel filter cost 1.102.20 to repair. there have been tons of these gm fuel pumps going bad and owners posting this problem on the net. there should be a recall on there poorly made pump and the high cost to repair there problem. *tr
10/13/2008890001
 2003 chevrolet cavalier. driving on turnpike and lost power to vehicle went from 70 to 45mph and then totally came to a stop almost got into a crash. first time it occurred car has 89k mi. car would start but not crank. checked fuel line and no pressure. took to mechanic and the fuel pump needed to be replaced should not have to be replaced for about ten years. was told several complaints about this vehicle fuel pump from years 2001 to 2003 and from 50k to 90mi. needed is a new fuel pump and assembly. *tr
10/14/2008720001
 2003 chevy cavalier fuel pump. while driving down the interstate the vehicle was starting to act as if it was not getting any gas. there were no signs of a problem leading up to the fuel pump going out. all of a sudden the vehicle just died and i was left rolling while attempting to merge on to a local highway. i found out that this problem costs well over 800.00 dollars to repair. i then began to research and noticed that around 60,000 to 70,000 miles that there is quite a lot of people with the same problem. i believe that this can be dangerous and should be investigated. *tr
10/11/20081102001
 My 2003 chevy cavalier has been experiencing intermittent startup issues and occasional chugging while driving - seemed like the car would lurch ahead at times, has also briefly stalled at lights. on 10/11/08, the car would briefly turn over and start for less than a minute, shut off, and afterwards refused to start. had car towed from my residence to mechanic shop who alerted me that fuel pressure was low. fuel electronics were functioning as per computer check, turned out to be a bad fuel pump. car is at ~110,300 miles. had spark plugs, fuel filter, engine belt replaced in march & april of 2008. *tr
10/02/2008498461
 I was driving my 2003 cavalier down the street and went to make a right turn into a gas station my car stopped. i got two men to push me into the station and then to the gas pump thinking i ran out of gas. got gas car still wouldn't start. had car towed this happened 10-2-08 someone the n looked at car 10-10-08. i was it the fuel pump. *tr
10/06/200882600
 Tl*the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet cavalier. the contact stated that there were no events leading up to the failure. he started the vehicle and it immediately stalled. the vehicle was not towed to a dealer. an independent mechanic diagnosed the failure and stated that it was due to a fuel pump defect. the manufacturer and the dealer were not notified. the current and failure mileages were 82,600.
10/07/200846000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet cavalier. the contact is experiencing issues with the fuel pump. through the internet, he has found many vehicles with the identical failure. the dealer stated that they would repair it at the contact's expense. they further stated that there were no recalls available. the vehicle was towed to a private mechanic for diagnostic testing. the vin was unknown. the failure and current mileages were 46,000.
10/03/20061194191
 2003 chevrolet cavalier, failed to start. had to replace the fuel pump. you are currently investigating this type of incident for my 2001- 2003 cavaliers. *tr
09/27/2008840001
 I was driving on the interstate at 70 miles per hour when all of the sudden i lost all power--called a tow truck and the driver said it was the fuel pump-started looking for info on line about it and found about 500 or more complaints-the car is still sitting in my driveway waiting to be fixed-a friend let me use his truck until i can save about 700 dollars *tr
09/30/2008513481
 Related to nhtsa action number ea07015 my daughter was driving her 2003 chevy cavalier on the interstate hwy. 43 when the engine stalled. she was able to make it safely to the shoulder of the road. the fuel pump assembly had to be replaced. *tr
09/25/2008108000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet cavalier. while driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle stalled and shut off. the contact was unable to restart the vehicle and it was towed to a repair shop. the mechanic stated that the fuel pump needed to be replaced. the vehicle is currently being repaired. the manufacturer was not notified. the vin was unknown. the current and failure mileages were 108,000.
09/18/2008755001
 Driving through downtown newport news, va to work in the morning and the car was unresponsive to throttle input. after maybe two minutes the car completely died and would not start leaving me in the middle of the street. mechanic reports bad fuel pump, apparently a common problem with 03 chevy cavaliers. replaced the fuel pump and fuel filter totaling $830 parts and labor. *tr
09/13/2008376301
 On 9-13-2008, my 2003 chevrolet cavalier with only 37620 miles on it, quit just after leaving a parking lot. i tried to restart the car but ended having it towed to the dealer where i had purchased it, because of the extended warranty on it. i was told that it was a defective fuel pump. i had them replace it along with the fuel filter. i can now see why foreign cars are so popular. i read online that i'm not the only person experiencing this problem. *tr
09/08/2008586071
 My 2003 chevrolet cavalier only has 58,607 miles on it but the fuel pump died last week. a car with so few miles should not be experiencing a fuel pump failure. i looked online and found that many people with 2003 cavalier's have fuel pump failure around 60,000 miles. this is an expensive repair. i paid $627. i don't have that kind of money, either. recall or refund! *tr
09/12/200857000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet cavalier. the fuel pump, which has been replaced once already, failed and the vehicle became difficult to start. also, the vehicle stalls at traffic lights or while driving 40 mph. the dealer stated that the fuel pump needed to be replaced. the current mileage was 61,000 and failure mileage was 57,000.
09/08/20086000001
 2003 chevy cavalier just stalls out in left hand turn lane, no warning have to have it towed away fuel pump gone only 60,000 miles just paid the car off and how big bill to fix this problem. *tr
08/28/2008600001
 Our 2003 chevy cavalier, warranty just ended in april 08, in august 2008 our car was running fine one minute and the next it died and would not re-start. changed fuel filter but that did not help. took to gm shop, after $670.00 it was determined to be the fuel pump and fuel relay switch. our car only has 60,000 plus miles on it. i have been reading about the possible recall on these fuel pumps. gm dealer told me to hang onto my receipt so i could be reimbursed. *tr
08/23/200863815
 Automobile suddenly stopped running during nighttime operation on highway. it was then towed to a service center where it was determined that the fuel pump and fuel filter required replacement after only 63,815 miles. i have since learned that the premature and expensive failure of the fuel pump on these automobiles is quite common. total incident cost: $907.27.
08/26/2008640001
 Car had been running absolutely fine until i attempted to start it after picking up a package at ups store. fuel pump needed to be replaced. it cost $530. *tr
09/02/2008681681
 Was driving and car lost power and stalled as if out of gas. had car towed and was told it was the fuel pump. quoted price for repair is upwards of 800.00. the stall occurred on a busy bridge at rush hour. my research shows this is an ongoing high fail item that is a clear danger to our highways. *tr
08/25/2008880831
 Our daughter was driving our car when the motor suddenly died. she was lucky to be able to get off the highway safely. i had our repair shop tow the car for repair. bill: $706. part: fuel pump/unit. it is a good thing that she was not on the interstate. these fuel pumps are defective and represent a danger to the occupants of these cars. gm needs to be made to initiate a recall! *tr
08/23/2008920001
 Fuel pump stopped working yesterday at 92,000 miles. *tr
10/14/2007360001
 It seems ever one had 60 grand or better until a fuel pump went. my car had 35,000 when it went on me. now i have a question: i still have the same 2003 cavacrap and now it has an instrument cluster problem. it first started with the water temp. gauge needle moving all the way to the speedometer gauge. this problem would correct itself ever once in a while when you shut off the car. now all the instruments are whacked out and it will not correct itself. the car still runs fine (45,000 on it now) even with the problem i have now. any help?? thanks in advance i have filed a complaint before this but it seems that i can not find it. since there is no recall on the car for the problems a was having, it is obvious that chevy does not take care of there people!!! this is my wife's car. i was in the marked and did not look at chevy for a mode of transportation. i bought a ford ranger. it now has 120,000 miles on it and still going strong!!! i was a chevy man for 22 years and now i am not!! *tr
08/21/2008700771
 On 8/21/2008 my daughter was pulling into the parking lot of her school. the car started bucking and stalled. it was fortunate that she had made it to school before it quit. her school is on hwy 90 outside new orleans and is a major road way. this could have been ugly had it stalled on the highway. i have been told it is the fuel pump b the dealership i purchased the car from. *tr
08/20/200885000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet cavalier. while driving 65-70 mph, the fuel pump failed. the vehicle lost power steering ability and then shut off. the vehicle was pushed to the side of the road, and later towed to a mechanic. the vehicle has not yet been diagnosed. the current and failure mileages were 85,000.
08/05/200851000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet cavalier. while driving approximately 55 mph, the traction light illuminated on the instrument panel. there was no acceleration at the time. the vehicle was pulled to the side of the road and tested, but there still was no acceleration. the vehicle was towed to a mechanic and then the dealer. the dealer diagnosed the vehicle as having fuel pump failure. the current and failure mileages were 51,000.
07/20/2008963591
 Coming home from milwaukee at 12:30 am with son after seeing race in slinger, wi. on interstate, car lost complete engine power and became dead. closest gm dealership in watertown, wi went out of business last year (per tow truck driver). had towed to dealership where they diagnosed a bad fuel pump and a price of over $800. came to pick up with a trailer and asked for help pushing car on trailer. they said you could drive it up as the mechanic tapped the fuel tank and it started. drove around the block a few times last week with no problems. i explained this to gm, told them about their poor design and that this is not safe because it will fail at any time and could cause a major accident. was given case #71-648948392 (told no recalls were available per my vin #). checked on internet (topix.com) and over 400 have had similar problems. *tr
07/25/200873500
 Tl*the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet cavalier. after pulling away from a stop light, the vehicle stalled and shut off. the contact was able to restart the vehicle and coast to a gas station. the vehicle was towed to a local repair shop and the fuel pump was replaced at the cost of $722. the failure and current mileages were 73,500.
07/22/200761000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet cavalier. while driving 30 mph, the vehicle shut down without warning and was towed to the contact's residence. the family mechanic stated that the fuel pump failed and would cost $900 to replace. the manufacturer stated that they would call the contact back. the vin was unknown. the current and failure mileages were 61,000.
06/07/200862011
 Tl*the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet cavalier. while driving 40 mph, the vehicle stalled and then stopped running. the contact could not get the vehicle started. the mechanic replaced the fuel pump. the failure mileage was 62,011.
06/23/2008750681
 Fuel pump failed on attempt to start the car. there was no previous indication of problem or wear. had the fuel pump failed while the car was in operation, the sudden loss of power could have caused a crash or traffic obstruction. *tr
06/22/20081040001
 My daughter has a 2003 chevy cavalier with roughly 104,000 miles on it, and could not get it started one day. after several attempts we got the vehicle started. two days later she was driving down a busy highway and the fuel pump gave up, causing the car to stall in the middle of a busy intersection. this caused traffic problems for many motorists on the road, as well as put her in harm's way. after having the car towed to a local mechanic, we are currently awaiting a fuel pump replacement. my research has indicated that many 2003 chevy cavalier owners have encountered this problem with their fuel pumps, many at much lower mileage than 104k. *tr
06/20/2008840001
 Car was running fine until i stopped at a four way stop. when it was my turn i tried to take off and to my surprise, my car bogged down and by the time i made it through the intersection i was up to only 15 mph. glad i did not get hit. it drove fine for 2 miles and when i got home and shut it off, it would no longer run. *tr
06/19/2008500001
 Cavalier 2003 fuel pump failed in the middle of busy highway. vehicle stalled. the vehicle behind, it saw the emergency flashers on and it changed lane, but the next vehicle on high speed only saw the stalled cavalier after the car ahead of it had changed lane. stalled cavalier was almost rear-ended, luckily the third car's brake was good. *tr
06/19/2008742691
 2003 chevrolet cavalier fuel pump and fuel filter required replacement required after 75,000 miles of driving. failure occurred while driving at speed of 40 miles/hr, engine stopped working and rolled to a stop in rush hour traffic. *tr
05/21/2008921091
 The contact owns a 2003 chevrolet cavalier. while driving on a local road, the vehicle lost power and died. fortunately it coasted to the side of the road and was then towed to the gm dealer. the mechanic diagnosed the fuel pump as the cause of the failure & it was replaced. the current and failure mileages were 79,500. *tr
06/10/2008800001
 Defective 2003 chevrolet cavalier fuel pump. *tr
06/05/2008770001
 I had fuel delivery system problems several months before -- the car died on the freeway twice during heavy traffic. i took the vehicle to a chevrolet dealership to have it repaired. on june 5, 2008 the vehicle would not start. there was no warning. i had it towed to he dealership where i purchased the vehicle. the estimated cost of repairs is $600. *tr
06/03/2008420001
 Fuel pump failure while driving on nj highway 295. cost of repair $600.00. *tr
06/08/2008696211
 I was driving home and notice that my cars was starting to slip. i,proceeded to pull over. i turned the car off then back on. it started and then stopped completely. i had the car towed to my residence. i had the car looked at and was told that i needed a new fuel pump. i was later online found this number from a bloggers website with similar cars(2003 chevy cavalier) and complaints. *tr
05/29/2008607741
 Vehicle would not maintain speed in traffic and subsequently stalled. the vehicle would not start and required towing. the vehicle had a fuel pump failure and required replacement of that part. the total cost of the repair was $680.00. after some research this appears to be a serious problem with this vehicle as multiple complaints have been lodged concerning this same problem at the same approximate mileage. *tr
05/28/2006900001
 When driving today at about 50 mph, my car just stalled. i had to have it towed and the tow truck driver said to pound on the gas tank. after trying to start my car again and nothing i decided to pound on the gas tank with a rubber mallet. after doing this the car started and ran for about a minute and died again. i decided to go online and read some forums, which directed me to this site to complain about this problem. apparently it happens often. the car is a 2003 chevrolet cavalier with about 90,000 miles *tr
05/24/20081000001
 Fuel pump appears to be a problem with everyone i have talked to on 2003 chevrolet cavaliers before 100,000. i have a 2003 chevrolet cavalier now and wondered if a recall on this can be enforced. this is a very common problem with this car and year. nhtsa is loaded with complaints regarding this, but no recall enforced yet. can this be done? thank you. *tr
05/25/2008760001
 I own a 2003 chevy cavalier and it has 76k miles on it and the fuel pump has went out as of this weekend, no warning at all it just would no longer start, leaving me stranded in 100 degree heat! after searching the internet i have discovered that this is a major issue with this vehicle. i have only had the car 3 years, i got it used with less than 30k on it when i bought it. i found a replacement for it but now it has to be replaced. *tr
05/21/2008620001
 Fuel pump failed at 62,000 miles, maintained by new car dealer. i strongly suggest an investigation into the rate of failure of fuel pumps for this model after speaking to several mechanics at the gm service center. *tr
01/15/2008520001
 I was on my way to work during a heavy traffic time. as i was attempting to cross 2 lanes of traffic to turn left, my car stalled while i was in the middle of the oncoming lanes. it would not start again. luckily there was no one behind me so i was able to get out of my car and push it back to the street that i was turning from. the car would not turn over. a tow truck was called to take my car to the repair shop. after paying $570 and only 50,000 miles i had a new fuel pump put in the car. *tr
05/16/2008531
 The car just died with no warning. had it towed to a garage. 650.00 dollars to fix the fuel pump i was told. *tr
05/15/2008600001
 I was driving the car, car died, repair shop said the fuel pump was not working. had to get it replaced. no previous issues with any mechanical parts in the car. it just happened out of the blue. *tr
05/10/2008715001
 I was at a friend's house, enjoying dinner, and went to go home at night and the car would not start. it put me down. after getting a ride home, car was towed the next day, ($67.00) , brought to pep boys for analysis and was told fuel pump failure to the tune of $500.00 plus dollars. i was not only mad but broke as well. i needed my car to get to work. *tr
05/11/20081000361
 The fuel pump went out of my wife's car, leaving her stranded for hours with 3 kids in the car. please look into this problem as it seems to be a recurring incident. *tr
05/06/2008380001
 Fuel pump went out on my 2003 chevy cavalier under 40000 miles. i hear this i s pretty common with this model so i would like a recall opened on it. *tr
04/05/2008576861
 My 2003 chevrolet cavalier started to stall on the i-5 freeway in san diego california. i managed to coast to an exit ramp where my car completely stalled at the bottom of the ramp in the middle of a lane. i had to call and have my car towed to the dealership. it was the dealership that determined the fuel pump was faulty and needed to be replaced. it was replaced and has been fine since. this repair cost me approximately $800. *tr
09/25/2007610001
 My fuel pump went out on my 2003 chevy cavalier. my vehicle has 61,000 miles and as i was driving up a hill it died. when i got it towed to a shop they informed me that it was my fuel pump and that it is a common problem with this vehicle. needless to say i paid the $748.00 to replace the pump and then was informed that the wire that controls the fuel pump had to be replaced as well because it had fused to the frame. *tr
02/28/2008650001
 I have a 2003 chevy cavalier. while driving the car loses power and won't start for a while. i changed the gas filter near the axle and added fuel additive in case there was water in the fuel it was fine for two weeks and then the same thing happened to my wife on the interstate. i have been reading on the internet and people are saying it is a fuel pump problem and cost around 6 to 7 hundred bucks to fix there needs to be a recall. *tr
06/27/200756000408/01/2003
 Tl*the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet cavalier. while driving approximately 35-40 mph, the vehicle hesitated and all of the instrument panel lights illuminated. shortly after, the vehicle began operating normally. one minute later, the failure recurred and all of the instrument panel gauges illuminated and began to go in reverse. the contact pressed the accelerator pedal, but nothing happened. she pulled over and attempted to restart the vehicle twice. it started for a second and then shut off. the vehicle failed to start after the third attempt. the vehicle was towed to her residence where her husband/mechanic stated that the failure may be caused by the fuel pump. the current and failure mileages were 56,000.
12/01/200321000706/23/2003
 There are numerous things, and the delaership has convinced gm, because i wrote gm about the problems with this, that i am making this stuff up to get an suv. first the radio wasn't working, they put the cable back on said it was loose, its still not sounding like a radio should. next was the popping in the front end, dealership turned rotors, under warranty back brakes squealed real loud they said it was dust i had to pay for that. back brakes still squeal, front end still pops like a bad cv joint. trunk wouldn't shut had to keep slamming it. took it back they greased it worked for awhile starting to get hard to shut sometimes. brake lights and back lights and cruise control quit working . took it to dealership at least 5 or 6 times till they finally replaced it how long it will last i don't know. front sun visor popped when it hung up in rear view mirror real floppy can't use it no more dealer said they ordered it in december. still waiting not fixed. real bad odor of gas in car when tank is half full, no explanation as to why. seat belt makes a funny noise when you are wearing it, pins you back against seat real hard. no explanation for that. have to stop and jerk on it to loosen it like a seat belt should work. dealer says i am imagining this stuff because i do not want car, bought it new still paying for it. been trying to get rid of it they have everyone convinced i am a psycho woman wanting an suv and thats why i am complaining that is all false. just plain hate a car i am paying for.*ak
01/01/19017001
 Various problems with 2003 chevrolet cavalier.*mr the vehicle tail light shorted out three times then the circuit shorted out. the gas gauge would fluctuate. cold starts. the vehicle would hesitate at stop light or stall out completely. the driver' s side speaker blew. the cd player would eject the cd while it was playing. the rpm gauge bounced. the fuel pump was replaced. the alternator made noise. *nm
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY
12/06/2002
 Consumer states that gasoline can be heard in the tank when you come to a complete stop. dealer notified. please provide additional information. ts
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY - FUEL PUMP
12/09/2009620001
 The fuel pump in my 2003 chevrolet cavalier failed, with no warning, leaving me stranded in morning rush hour traffic on the highway. i have read on several websites that this is a common and sometimes continuous problem with this particular year's model. i am filing a formal complaint because i want gm held responsible for using defective fuel pumps. *tr
08/29/200972000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet cavalier. the contact stated the fuel pump failed while driving at 25 mph. the vehicle was taken to a mechanic. the technician replaced the fuel pump. the manufacture was contacted. the failure mileage is 72,000.the vin number is unknown. the failure mileage is 72,000. bl
08/05/2009750001
 Tl*the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet cavalier. while driving between 50-55 mph, the engine drastically reduced power. the driver pulled over to the side of the road. roadside assistance was called to the scene and the vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. a certified mechanic inspected the vehicle and stated that the fuel pump failed. the vehicle is in the process of being repaired. the failure and current mileages were 75,000. updated 09/16/09 *bf updated 09/17/09.*jb
06/02/2009580001
 2003 cavalier cut off and would not restart. car has 58,000 miles on it. fuel pump had to be replaced. *tr
06/02/200910480
 Tl*the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet cavalier. while driving 40 mph, the vehicle began to slow down. it then came to a complete stop before shutting off. the vehicle was restarted, but would not move. the vehicle was towed to a repair shop and the mechanic stated that the fuel pump failed. the dealer was not notified. the vehicle is currently still at the repair shop and will be repaired. through research, the contact discovered that many consumers were experiencing the same issues with their cavaliers. the vin was unknown. the failure and current mileages were 10,480.
12/31/20081
 Fuel pump needs replaced on 2003 cavalier. *tr
12/14/2008950001
 I was sitting in my car waiting for my friend to get in. after he did i put my car in reverse and the engine stalled. it then would not start again. come to find out my fuel pump went out. *tr
12/05/2008700001
 Fuel pump went on my 2003 cavalier.my car won't run had to fix and cost me 300.00 as i am out of work this is an expense i could not afford but had to pay as i have to be able to get around to look for work.i am a laid off auto worker.looks like i am eating peanut butter and toast this month. *tr
10/23/200853000101/01/2004
 Tl*the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet cavalier. while driving approximately 30 mph on normal road conditions, the engine stalled unexpectedly. the contact made several attempts to restart the engine, but it failed to restart. there were no warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. roadside assistance was called to the scene and the vehicle was towed to her residence. the vehicle was repaired by an independent mechanic, who stated that the failure was related to the fuel pump. the failure mileage was 53,000 and current mileage was 54,000. updated 01/14/09. *lj updated 01/21/09 *jb
11/10/2008500001
 Car went dead because fuel pump let go at 50,000 miles the bill came to 700 and something and i have the receipt for it i do not have the old part but the garage can be contacted about how damaged it was it is a reputable garage that fixed it. *tr
09/01/20081100001
 Fuel pump on 2003 chevrolet cavalier went out. only have 110,000 miles on car. we were driving down i59 when car stalled out. car has been sitting in drive way for 2 months because we can not afford to dish out $600 right now. i called gm and they said we pay for the diagnostic they may be able to help with repair. i know it is a long shot but worth a try. if they do not pay for repair it will be another 2 months before we can get our car back because we will have to pay a little out of each paycheck. there goes christmas. *tr
08/21/2007650001
 Fuel pump went out at 65,000 miles last year.....didn't realize it was such an issue until i was researching it. *tr
10/25/2008750001
 My car almost came to complete stop on the freeway after it post power and started slowing down. luckily was able to coast off the freeway offramp. my mechanic said it was the fuel pump on my 2003 chevy cavalier. after internet searching, i saw that many, many others had the same problems and that it should be on the recall list. put my name on that complaint list. maybe after someone dies will they get the part recalled. *tr
10/19/2008866001
 My fuel pump gave out on a 2003 chevy cavalier after 86,000 miles of proper maintenance. i'm not really sure of the events that lead up to this problem, but after speaking with other owners of cavy's, i am not the only one. i am having to repair this problem with 700 dollars!!! please investigate this to see if there is a possible recall on fuel pumps of chevy cavaliers before someone else has to come out of pocket 700 dollars. *tr
10/24/20081100001
 I was driving down the highway and my car started to shut off. my fuel pump went out. *tr
10/20/2008810001
 My 2003 chevrolet cavalier broke down with me and my daughter in it. it just stopped running. come to find out it was the fuel pump and when i had it looked at the person said that a lot of them are having the same issue. all at around 60,000 to 80,000 miles. it seems that the electrical connection is faulty and melts. it seems that some people have had fires. when i searched online i found thousands of people with the same problem. i'm just glad that i was not one of the unfortunate people that had a fire. *tr
09/28/2008990001
 No start and stall condition on my 2003 cavalier. it started with a no start. after reading on the internet about someone pounding on their fuel tank i attempted this and tried to restart the car and it restarted. this frequency of no starts has increased. recently while driving, the car stalls as if the car is out of gas. once it stalls it will not start. i banged on the bottom of the fuel tank and attempted to restart the car and it would start. the frequency of the stalls also are increasing and occurs when driving regardless of speed. the last stall was on oct. 22, 2008 while traveling at 50 mph. the restarts are becoming more difficult. it now requires one person to turn the ignition while one is under the car pounding on the fuel tank. it appears to be a faulty fuel pump. the engine turns over but appears to not be receiving gas. the fuel filter has already been replaced. *tr
10/16/2008700001
 The fuel pump has gone out on my 2003 chevy cavalier (79,000 miles) 4 times in 4 months! *tr
10/03/20061194191
 2003 chevrolet cavalier, failed to start. had to replace the fuel pump. you are currently investigating this type of incident for my 2001- 2003 cavaliers. *tr
09/30/2008513481
 Related to nhtsa action number ea07015 my daughter was driving her 2003 chevy cavalier on the interstate hwy. 43 when the engine stalled. she was able to make it safely to the shoulder of the road. the fuel pump assembly had to be replaced. *tr
09/22/200860000
 I was driving on a busy interstate and my 2003 chevy cavalier just died and would not restart. it was very dangerous. i luckily was able to coast off of the road. fuel pump failed with no warning. the car only has 60k miles. *tr
09/12/2008635001
 My car after being kept up since purchase of the car brand new just stopped working the other day. now i'm being told it is my fuel pump and to come to this site because 1,000s upon 1,000s of customer with 2003 chevy. cav. have been having the same problem but this is not being recalled. there telling me this is going to be a cost of over 700$ for parts and labor. what about the tow and the fact i broke down in the rain and almost got hit by cars??? this needs to be taken care of. *tr
08/30/2003561721
 Car stalled while driving on interstate. not a very good situation to be in. 60,000 miles purchased brand new. fuel pump replacement and towing costs. stranded on major interstate. very unsafe conditions. what a poor product. evidently this is notorious for the 03 chevy cavalier. thanks gm. where is the recall? *tr
08/25/2008880831
 Our daughter was driving our car when the motor suddenly died. she was lucky to be able to get off the highway safely. i had our repair shop tow the car for repair. bill: $706. part: fuel pump/unit. it is a good thing that she was not on the interstate. these fuel pumps are defective and represent a danger to the occupants of these cars. gm needs to be made to initiate a recall! *tr
07/22/200844000104/01/2007
 Tl*the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet cavalier. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer for routine maintenance. while at the dealer, the contact attempted to place the gear into park, but it would not turn over. the dealer stated that the fuel pump needed to be replaced. the fuel pump was replaced, but the contact believes that it should be under recall. the current and failure mileages were 44,000. updated 09/15/08 *bf updated 09/18/08. *jb
07/03/2008580001
 Tl*the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet cavalier. while the contact's daughter was driving approximately 50 mph, the vehicle completely shut off without warning. the vehicle would not restart and had to be towed. a mechanic diagnosed the vehicle as having fuel pump failure. the current and failure mileages were 58,000. updated 09/10/08. *lj updated 09/11/08
06/22/2008552231
 Tl*the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet cavalier. while driving 55 mph, the vehicle suddenly shut off. the contact did not notice any differences in the vehicle prior to the failure. the vehicle is currently being diagnosed by the dealer. the current and failure mileages were 54,200. updated 07/09/08 *bf the consumer stated the fuel pump was replaced. updated 07/08/08. *jb
06/06/200897500
 Tl*the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet cavalier. while merging into traffic at 15 mph and making a left turn, the vehicle lost power and everything shut off. the vehicle was pushed to the side of the road and then towed to a mechanic. the mechanic diagnosed the fuel pump as the cause of the failure. the current and failure mileages were 97,500.
06/04/200879712
 Tl*the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet cavalier. while attempting to start the vehicle, it would immediately stall. the vehicle was towed to a dealer and they stated that the fuel pump was the cause of the failure. the contact is in the process of having the vehicle repaired. the failure and current mileages were 79,712.
06/01/2008710001
 Tl*the contact owns a 2003 chevy cavalier. the contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph the vehicle stalled as if it had ran out of gas. the contact the dealer and described the failures he was expereicning. the technician gave him a quote for the repairs. the vehicle has not been repaired as of current date. the failure mileage and current mileage was 71000. (sc) updated 06/25/08. *lj the consumer stated the problem was the fuel pump. updated 06/25/08
05/24/20081000001
 Fuel pump appears to be a problem with everyone i have talked to on 2003 chevrolet cavaliers before 100,000. i have a 2003 chevrolet cavalier now and wondered if a recall on this can be enforced. this is a very common problem with this car and year. nhtsa is loaded with complaints regarding this, but no recall enforced yet. can this be done? thank you. *tr
05/21/2008620001
 Fuel pump failed at 62,000 miles, maintained by new car dealer. i strongly suggest an investigation into the rate of failure of fuel pumps for this model after speaking to several mechanics at the gm service center. *tr
03/01/2007730001
 Tl*the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet cavalier. while driving 30 mph, the vehicle shut off in the middle of the road without warning. the vehicle was towed to the dealer and they stated that the fuel pump failed and made the replacement. a few days after the repair, the headlights stopped working and the electrical system was rewired. recently, the engine failed and the vehicle was towed to the dealer. the contact does not yet know the cause of the failure and the vehicle is still at the dealer for repair. the failure mileage was 73,000. updated 06/16/08 *bf
01/15/2008520001
 I was on my way to work during a heavy traffic time. as i was attempting to cross 2 lanes of traffic to turn left, my car stalled while i was in the middle of the oncoming lanes. it would not start again. luckily there was no one behind me so i was able to get out of my car and push it back to the street that i was turning from. the car would not turn over. a tow truck was called to take my car to the repair shop. after paying $570 and only 50,000 miles i had a new fuel pump put in the car. *tr
05/11/20081000361
 The fuel pump went out of my wife's car, leaving her stranded for hours with 3 kids in the car. please look into this problem as it seems to be a recurring incident. *tr
05/09/2008910001
 I filled up my gas tank and when i got home my car stalled so i called and got it checked out and it was my fuel pump so its been replaced and still have the old fuel pump. *tr
05/06/2008380001
 Fuel pump went out on my 2003 chevy cavalier under 40000 miles. i hear this i s pretty common with this model so i would like a recall opened on it. *tr
04/05/2008576861
 My 2003 chevrolet cavalier started to stall on the i-5 freeway in san diego california. i managed to coast to an exit ramp where my car completely stalled at the bottom of the ramp in the middle of a lane. i had to call and have my car towed to the dealership. it was the dealership that determined the fuel pump was faulty and needed to be replaced. it was replaced and has been fine since. this repair cost me approximately $800. *tr
04/23/2008394002
 I was driving my car down a busy street. when i slowed down to stop at a red light, my car stalled out on me. fortunately, i was able to restart it, but within less than 30 seconds, it stalled out again. i was fortunate enough to be able to pull into a parking lot and out of the way of other cars. however, at that point, the car would not start up again. i had to have the car towed and the fuel and air filter replaced. beyond that, i was told the fuel gauge did not read correctly. the car ran fine after that, but a couple of weeks later the car stalled out again. i've been told i need a new fuel pump. amazing...the car is only 5 years old! *tr
04/06/200840000107/03/2003
 2003 chevy cavalier suddenly loss power on major street. my daughter was driving and toddler grandson was riding in his car seat in the back seat. thankfully no one was behind her to rear end her and she was near the police station so a police officer assisted her off of the road. the fuel pump was replaced the following day at the cost of $557.00. the vehicle only has 40k miles. i've never replaced a fuel pump on any car that i've ever owned even those that i kept long enough to have 4 times that number of miles. after researching and finding that too many owners of this make, model and year have had this problem for it to be incidental i am filing this complaint as well. *tr
11/01/200789883208/01/2003
 The first incident occurred while i was at highway speed using cruise control. the engine began to lope badly, the car lost velocity and slowed, then revved back up and continued on. the next time i had an issue, the car would not start. the starter would click, but there was an ignition issue. reliable chevrolet (dallas) reported that the fuel pump had failed. they replaced it for $900 including lifetime warranty on the part, then the next week an ignition sensor failed. this was replaced free-of-charge for missing it on the diagnostic. *tr
04/10/200886000110/06/2003
 I own a 2003 chevy cavalier. lately when i would be slowing down or stopping the car felt like it was going to stall. @ days ago it felt the same while i was driving. it felt like the car wouldn't accelerate when i pushed on the gas. then it died while i was driving so i immediately pulled into a parking lot off the road. the car wanted to start but would not stay running. i had it towed to my house. the car doctor came to my house and said it is the fuel pump and needs to be replaced. cost was $760.00. *tr
04/16/2008115000107/25/2003
 Fuel pump went out on my wife's car while driving down the road was able to get it pushed off to the side without incident due to low traffic at the time. *tr
04/12/200860663104/30/2003
 Car started to lose power, but before i could safely get off the road car died. *tr
04/11/200879000108/17/2005
 Just filled up car full tank of gas driving down interstate with no warning car died going 65 luckily i was able to coast over 2 lanes without being hit. this is a real problem with the fuel pump and something needs done before someone gets killed! i have 79,000 miles on car and with all the other complaints ive seen i plan on selling this piece of crap and buy something more trustworthy i was stranded for almost 2 hours in the cold waiting on tow truck. now i have too see how much this will cost me tomorrow when it should of been recalled in the first place. wtf!!!! *tr
03/15/200890883207/30/2003
 Fuel pump has gone bad in my 2003 chevy cavalier, 90k miles on a regular maintenance schedule. *tr
04/07/200864774111/24/2006
 Tl*the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet cavalier. while driving approximately 40 mph, the engine warning light illuminated on the instrument control panel. the vehicle stalled minutes later. the vehicle was towed to the repair shop and they replaced the fuel pump system at the contact's expense. the repair cost approximately $880. the manufacturer has not been notified. the failure and current mileages were 64,774. updated 07/08/08. *bf
03/29/200871152108/09/2003
 I was driving about 30 miles an hour in my 2003 cavalier and it just stopped running. i tried to restart it and did momentarily then it sputtered and died again. it will not restart. i am now being told the fuel pump needs to be replaced. *tr
12/15/200785000101/06/2004
 2003 cavalier about 80,000 km on it and the fuel pump went without warning on a fairly busy road at an intersection, and i had my child in the car as well, we had to leave the car sitting on the busy road until it got picked up. there was no warning at all. i just thank goodness that this had not happened on the highway going 110k an hour because me an my family may not be sitting here right now(and i had just had 2 long highway trips within the prior 2 weeks) they need to recall and i want my money back, like $800. *tr
03/14/20081
 I have a 2003 chevy cavalier and it has less than 50,000 miles on it. about a week ago, it just quit on me. turns out it was the fuel pump. not only do i have the inconvenience and cost of having to replace it, but it is not an easy thing to replace. you have to completely drop the fuel tank. most newer cars have another (easier) way to do it, but not the cavalier. *tr
03/20/200865000109/30/2004
 Fuel pump went out during snow storm. *tr
03/12/200854000107/13/2005
 Engine stalled while turning vehicle. vehicle had to be pushed from the roadway. attempted to restart but would not idle, continued to stall. vehicle is now at residence and will not start. *tr
03/17/200871000103/01/2003
 After driving the car to the store, i returned to attempt to start the car, it stuttered and i tried again. car would not start, after inspecting intake i noticed antifreeze and oil in it. i called for a tow and a diagnostic from a shop to find that i had 30psi in cylinders 2,3 and 170 in cyl 1 and 4. i now had a blown head gasket. after having it repaired, went to start the car to give symptoms of a bad fuel pump. car now has 71,000 miles. 3 days after buying a new impala. perhaps chevy is not the best brand to commit to. *tr
03/17/200883934110/28/2005
 On friday night i parked my car as i usually do and on monday morning at 7:00 am it started fine. after dropping off my eight year old son at the before care of his school, i drove 2.73 miles and my car went completely dead and the lights turned on after applying slightly more pressure on the gas pedal going not more than 30 mph in a 35 zone in order to go up a slight, hardly noticeable incline and my mileage had just reached 83,934. i was on the left hand side of the road without a side to pull over to and luckily there was no car in the right hand lane because i barely had enough time to move over into the right hand lane and as far to the side as i possibly could. here i was now with my two year old daughter stuck near another school where parents were hurriedly trying to drop off their children and traffic was building up around me quickly. i had to get out of my car and try to push my car as far out of the way as possible (i am only a 119 lbs girl so of course i did not make it far). my husband was still sleeping and he did not hear my frantic calls, so i had to call a girl that lived across town who i worked with to request her to pick-up my two year old daughter, call a tow-truck to request them to come and get my car out the commuters way asap, and i then wrote a note, put it on the windshield of the car with my cell # stating that i walked to safeway which was 1.71 miles back down the street in order to meet my ride as we were not in a safe area and i was afraid of the angry people trying to drive around us as fast as possible and my two year old baby was upset. a few minutes after we walked into the safeway, a police office who had read my note called me, told me that i had done the right thing, and made sure that we didn't need a ride and we were okay. five minutes later my ride picked us up, took us to my car where we waited for the tow truck, and then helped guide the tow truck to my home. tow bill was $78 & will be $554 + to get this repaired. *tr
11/08/200734772110/15/2003
 Vehicle stalled on i-26 (in rush hour traffic) and would not restart. fuel pump failure caused stall (see nhtsa action # ea07015). *tr
03/02/200870200106/01/2004
 2003 chevy cavalier 2.2l, sedan. fuel pump failure at 70,000 miles. this seems extremely early for such a major component to fail and need replaced. the tank needed to be drained, dropped and fuel pump replaced at a cost of over $800. *tr
08/31/200645571108/11/2003
 There was a total failure of the fuel pump while the car was in operation on a busy road at rush hour. the car suddenly loss power and stalled while driving. solely due to pure luck, i had not yet entered onto the local interstate highway and did not have an accident. the car was towed to the chevrolet dealership and the fuel pump had to be replaced. the car was no longer under gm warranty and the total cost of repair to me was over $800. *tr
02/18/200849198212/28/2003
 My 2003 cavalier (49,198 miles) broke down on the highway at 9:30 at night. had it towed to the dealership and found out it was the fuel pump/ fuel filter. quoted me $900 for everything (diagnostic, fuel pump, and labor). had a friend who did it for alot cheaper then that. then the warranty i had on it expired and gm failed to tell me. i bought a extended warranty and apparently it started on the day i signed the paperwork. why would i want double coverage (manufacturer's and extended)? *tr
02/19/200888505110/19/2005
 While driving down the highway at 65 mph, 2003 chevrolet cavalier with 88,505 miles began losing speed/acceleration. driver was able to pull to the shoulder before engine stopped. driver turned off ignition and was not able to restart engine. fuel pump failed and was replaced at a local garage. re: nhtsa action number ea07015. *tr
09/18/200636030103/31/2003
 The event leading up to the failure was while the car was traveling down the road, the car stopped running. the car would not restart and had to be towed to a dealership. the dealership determined the failure was the fuel pump and to correct the failure the fuel pump needed to be replaced. the old part is not available. *tr
10/06/200783000104/10/2004
 Fuel pump failed in my 2003 chevy cavalier at 80,000 miles. *tr
02/12/200872000106/26/2003
 I have a 2003 chevrolet cavalier ls sport coupe with approximately 72,000 miles on it. last night, without any warning, my vehicle would not start and i was left stranded with groceries in my car at a grocery store parking lot. i had it towed to a very reputable local repair shop and was informed this morning that my fuel pump has to be replaced. the repairs are going to cost me approximately $700. in searching the internet, i came across a message board where over 330 posts have been made by consumers with the same problem i'm having. the website address is http://www.topix.com/forum/autos/chevrolet-cavalier/tvinic5tfu5sfsi5h also, the mechanic at the repair shop informed me that his shop repairs approximately 3-4 fuel pumps on chevrolet cavaliers each week. he stated that they are defective when they come from the manufacturer, so when they get between 60,000-80,000 miles on them, they fail with no warning signs. *tr
02/09/2008101000403/23/2003
 For the past year my vehicle has stalled in traffic while running going to 0 rpm but restarting. the i found is effecting all 2003 caviliers , it was my fuel pump. i am at a rock and a hard place because i had to get fixed and could not shop around. i had to spend over 600.00 and i could not affiord to everything that recomended done . the car is not even paid off, if there is a problem the cars should have therecall. i was on interstate 95 where speed limit is 70 miles per hour it is a miracle that i was not killed by a truck this is a trucking route in florida. please look into this it is so dangerous and it is happening with all cavaliers. *tr
02/05/200856937102/10/2007
 I bought a 2003 chevy cavalier a few months ago. it has 56,000 miles on it and the fuel pump went out on it. at first i didn't think it was a big problem with the cavaliers so i googled it and it turns out there were almost 400 complaints from people who have had there fuel pumps go out on their 2003 cavaliers at low mileage, and those are just the ones on google. im sure there are many more! as far as i know there aren't any recalls for this problem, but with as many cases as there are than it would be a defect and there should be a recall. the average price to repair the fuel pump is around $700 and i really cant afford that much. any kind of help you could give me would be greatly appreciated. thanks *tr
02/07/200845000109/15/2004
 My chevy cavalier 2003 just stopped on me without any notice. got to go to work and car would not start. it has 45, 000 miles and only use it for work commute which is 1 mile round trip. i have had oil changes regularly. when mechanic looked at it--he said not another one! come to find out that fuel injection/pump failure for these cars is notorious. my mechanic said that my car was the seventh in the last 8 month. same mo--no indication of problems and suddenly your car just stops! regardless of wear and tear or car mileage. so i guess i was lucky--i was not driving in traffic when this occurred. and mechanic cut me a break at $700. this is outrageous! and you wonder why the german, japanese cars are out selling good ole usa. this was my first purchase of american car, and unfortunately i wish i had instead bought another honda, or mazda. *tr
01/13/200899000103/21/2004
 I had to replace my fuel pump. when i was looking for information on the topic i found that over 300 others, had the same problem when dealing with the same issue after owning the car for short periods of time. i feel that if this is happening with this model 2003 in particular that chevy should look into what is causing this failure. *tr
10/29/200740500105/30/2003
 No start/non-start situation vehicle towed to dealer fuel pump failure diagnosed. vehicle fixed next day at cost to owner. *tr
01/23/20081
 Car completely shut down while driving. need to replace the fuel pump. *tr
01/18/200884000111/07/2005
 2003 chevrolet cavalier unexpected fuel pump failure at 84,000 miles. turned ignition off car after driving 50 miles, tried to immediately restart. fuel pump would not run, car would not restart. *tr
01/16/200865000103/21/2003
 2003 cavalier has only 65,000 miles on it with no other major issues having occurred in the past. the fuel pump suddenly went out according to my mechanic after it stalled while trying it. *tr
09/21/200772875107/09/2003
 I was driving my car, a 2003 chevrolet cavalier into a gas station when my engine just all of a sudden died causing a vehicle behind me to almost rear-end me. my car would not start afterwards after a many tries. i had it towed to a nearby local garage and found out it was the fuel pump. my car had about 70,000 miles then (this was back in september). total cost of repair was $415.95. *tr
01/16/20081
 Car stalled at stop lights during the summer. fuel pump failed following winter. stalls around a dozen in one summer. *tr
01/04/20081040003
 While driving home from work, my 2003 chevrolet cavalier suddenly stalled in traffic. in order to prevent a serious accident, i attempted to pull the vehicle to the side of the road. without power steering (due to the vehicle stalling), control was limited and i ultimately ran into a snow bank. luckily, i was able to get the vehicle off the road far enough to prevent a more serious accident involving other vehicles. the car would not restart, and i was forced to leave the vehicle on the roadside and get a ride home. at home, i performed an internet search and found that many other drivers had similar problems with the same vehicle, most of which are the result of premature failure of the fuel pump. using information obtained from other owners with similar problems, i was able to get the vehicle started and running intermittently in order to get it home. altogether, the vehicle stalled three times during the process, and now will not start at all. i have contacted several mechanics who all feel the fuel pump has failed and i will be taking it in for service tomorrow. *tr
12/30/2007107704108/14/2006
 I wanted to add my incident to your already opened pe07033 action. my daughter was driving home from work at 1:00am when her 2003 chevy cavalier stalled. she managed to get to the side of the road and was then stranded. i had the car towed to my mechanic who then replaced the fuel pump. having read gms description of the problem and its cause, i am dismayed over the risk to her safety and the expense of the repair.*cn
12/30/200767000107/31/2002
 The fuel pump on my car went out. the car would stall and not start back up. *tr
12/12/200731520101/02/2003
 Car was performing fine until won't start condition. had to tow in to shop, replace bad fuel pump. $900 31,500 miles. *tr
12/18/200774345109/18/2004
 Fuel pump failed when driving at speed on freeway, causing total loss of power (in bad weather) in traffic. vehicle stopped in middle of 4 lane freeway (us101). *tr
12/17/2007550002002/10/2007
 Fuel pump failure. was running fine then just died all of a sudden. has happened several times before but this was the first time it would not start back up. *tr
12/10/2007109/01/2005
 Had been driving my car around all day. made a quick trip to the store, and when i pulled back into my driveway, the car stalled, and would not start again. the battery had been recently replaced, so i knew that wasn't the problem. car absolutely would not start again. this was for a 2003 chevy cavalier. had the car towed, and the dealer stated that it was the fuel pump. upon further investigating, i found that this was a very common occurrence. car has only 70,500 miles on it. cost of replacement has been estimated between $400-800. *tr
12/03/20071
 Engine stalling and delayed acceleration. when car was slowed to approximately 20 mph car shut down. fuel pump failed on car with 71000 miles. car would not restart, fuel pump has to be replaced. *tr
11/27/200766354104/17/2006
 I have a 2003 chevy cavalier and it just shut down in the middle of traffic. had it towed to dealer and was told it was the fuel pump. it's going to cost over $800.00 to fix. i did a little research and found out this is happening to everyone, not just me. only 66,350 mile and not even 5 years old, this is not right. there should be a recall for this. *tr
11/26/200755000101/06/2005
 Fuel pump failed, car would not start. *tr
11/24/2007772701
 Vehicle stop running and would not start back up. vehicle was towed to auto repair shop. repair shop informed me the vehicle needs a new fuel pump. *tr
11/20/200765000104/25/2005
 My fuel pump in my 2003 cavalier went on tues. just learning how common this is and how much this costs. i feel completely ripped off - quoted $700+ for the part, never mind the labor or the tow jobs. after viewing the following website (please see this!) http://www.topix.com/forum/autos/chevrolet- cavalier/tvinic5tfu5sfsi5h/p6 wow is all i can say. there should definitely be full reimbursement for all of us. i spent close to $15,000 cdn for this vehicle just over 2 years ago. of course, the extended warranty expired moments ago! please help us - there are close to 300 cavalier owners in the same boat. *tr
10/19/2007568721
 2003 chevy cavalier fuel pump failed. consumer states that other consumers have also had this problem. he believes that gm should have a recall for this issue. he also states that he wants a refund for the replaced fuel pump. *kb
11/11/200779000106/15/2003
 I have a 2003 cavalier, and the fuel pump went out while driving, causing the car to stall on the interstate. the car has apprx. 79,000 miles. the cost for this repair this was over $700 dollars. *tr
11/06/200767000103/10/2006
 Fuel pump failed. 67,000 miles. *tr
10/23/2007670002
 I was driving home and my car suddenly stopped in the middle road. i pushed it to the side of the road and tried to restart the car but it wouldn't start. i had it towed to a mechanic and had it looked at. after he ran diagnostic check and looked at it. he determined that the fuel pump had failed and needed to be replaced. after doing some research, this seems to be a common problem. it cost me $688 to get the fuel pump replaced. *tr
09/29/200739593112/05/2004
 While driving on a 4 lane highway, i stopped a to make a left hand turn across this busy highway, upon my turn the car lost power and stalled in the middle of the on coming lanes of traffic. restarted the vehicle and continued to stall moving only a few feet at a time and would not restart, being that i am disabled this caused a danger to myself and others on this busy highway (aka) highway of death in this area. in california hwy 99/70 north bound north of sacramento ca. after a time some motorist assisted me and pushed my vehicle out of lanes of traffic to the edge of the highway. i had no warning or indication that the vehicle was about to fail or that any system needed attention. because of my disabilities, i would never drive a vehicle that was not reliable or would caused a situation to arise that would be a danger to myself and the motoring public. a mechanic at a chevrolet dealer that i have known for years advised me the beware of fuel pumps in these vehicles as they have a very high rate of failure. i also asked the mechanic if knew what i could do to avoid this situation and he stated that no official manufacture advisory were avail. in his opinion the fuel pumps of poor quality and suffered from over heating being they a cooled by the gasoline in the tank. and suggested to keep the tank full. i never let the fuel get below 1/4 tank level and usually refill at 1/2. this is a 2003 model with 39,593 miles the vehicle was towed to my home. not repaired. i am not sure if i should have it repaired. i have no faith in the dealership or the manufacture and the only other choice is to just sell it to another person advising them before hand or selling to a wholesale dealer. i am driving my other vehicle. *tr
10/21/200771000107/12/2005
 Shut car off and would not start again 2003 chevrolet cavalier fuel pump failure. *jb
10/18/2007580001
 2003 chevy cavalier shut down suddenly while driving a reasonable speed on laurel canyon drive, a very busy highway in ca and it would not restart. i was blocking traffic and other traffic was spending by making me extremely fearful for my safety. i had to wait until there was a green light and then coasted down a hill to a parking place. i then had to have the car towed to firestone who determined that it was the fuel pump which was replaced for $679. i was not aware of this potential recall or would have kept the old part. this definitely should be a recall as the car has less than 60,000 miles and it is extremely dangerous when you car suddenly stalls in the middle of a very busy highway. *tr
10/15/200741110306/01/2003
 2003 chevy cavalier with 41,000 miles suddenly fails to start. engine turns over, strong battery, fuel in tank. behavior consistent with fuel delivery failure. *jb
08/16/200753000208/14/2003
 I was driving my 2003 chevy cavalier approximately 30 miles per hour, when it just stalled. it started back. no more problems for several weeks. i was again driving about 30-35 miles per hour and it just stalled. it never started again. chevy dealership reports that it is the fuel pump. *jb
10/10/2007338001
 Last wednesday my car a 2003 chevrolet cavalier lost power and i had towed my car and the mechanic told me that it needs a new fuel pump, that cost $915, it has only 33,000. *jb
03/22/200539000110/01/2004
 The car failed to start we took it to an automotive shop they checked fuel pressure there was none, found fuel pump inoperable they replaced fuel pump and fuel filter it was a 2003 chevrolet cavalier with 39,000 miles on 3-22-05 called chevy and they would not cover this part because it was over the 36,000 mile warranty. *jb
10/06/200768300104/16/2005
 I was driving my car and making a left hand turn onto a major road. in the middle of the turn the vehicle died and could not be restarted. i had the vehicle towed and discovered that the fuel pump had failed and had it replaced. *jb
09/28/2007104/01/2006
 Car was working. stopped at the gas station to fill, car didn't restart. fuel pump needs to be replaced. *tr
09/26/200773200109/13/2007
 My daughter was backing the car into the street and the car stalled. she managed to stop the car two feet from an oncoming car. the problem was diagnosed as a bad fuel and it was replaced at a local garage. *tr
10/10/20071
 I was driving home from my sons football practice. i was in second gear going approx. 20 mph. the car slowly started to decelerate, until it stopped completely at the curb. i could not get it started. after spending $50 on a tow, and $160 to have the problem analyzed, i was told it was my fuel pump and filter that needed to be replaced. i was quoted $1160 to fix it. i'm in the process of locating a cheaper mechanic, but the lowest quote so far has been $700. making my grand total a minimum of $910. *jb
08/17/200755000102/09/2006
 Tl*the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet cavalier. while driving 55 mph the vehicle stalled. there was a loss of power steering and the brakes failed. the engine shut off and the vehicle would not restart. the oil warning indicator light was illuminated. the vehicle was towed to the dealer who stated that the fuel pump needed to be replaced. the road conditions were not a factor. the dealer information is unavailable. the current and failure mileages were 55,000. updated 1/02/08 . *lj updated 12/12/07 *tr
09/29/200729536112/20/2002
 Car suddenly and without warning would not start. after a tow to the chevy dealer, found to have a defective fuel pump which was replaced. *tr
09/29/2007700001
 2003 chevrolet cavalier fuel pump failure. customer states that she is not the only customer with this problem. she says her vehicle only had 70,000 miles on it as did others. wants to know how to request for reimbursement. *kb
09/27/200732400108/29/2006
 Tl*the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet cavalier. while the vehicle was at the dealer for service, the technician stated that the fuel pump needed to be replaced. he further stated that the vehicle was not getting fuel to start up the vehicle. the vin, engine size, number of cylinders, and powertrain were unknown. the current and failure mileages were 32,400. updated 11/06/07 *tr
09/20/2007110000212/02/2002
 2003 cavalier fuel pump, first failure was june/july 2007 (70,000), driving on the interstate car stalled at 60mph then would not start again. had car towed, mechanic couldn't find the problem but the car started again. car ran fine for months with no indication there was a problem. second failure sept 2007 (110,000), driving on the interstate in high traffic high speed, car stalled out and managed to get to the shoulder without getting hit. would not start again. we had the car towed and have to replace the fuel pump. it has to be defective and is very dangerous. i just hope no one has to die on an interstate because of this before a recall is made. cost of repair after extensive search and not using gm parts or dealer service was est. $360 + tow. old part will be sitting here waiting for a recall. *tr
09/18/200755381202/28/2004
 2003 chevy cavalier w/56,000 miles. car stalled and died. had to have it towed to local mechanic. they determined it was a clogged fuel filter. replaced that. total cost of tow and filter - $250. the next week, took a trip, drove 200 miles and car stalled and died again. had to get it towed to another shop. they said the fuel pump was faulty. replaced fuel pump and oxygen sensor. total cost of that tow and replacement - $1600. *tr
08/29/200740404106/30/2003
 My 2003 chevrolet cavalier ls sport sedan stalled while i was driving home from work. the speed limit is approximately 45 mph, but i was going approximately 20 to 40 starting to move from a standing stop at a stop light. the car stalled and would not restart. i was almost rear-ended as a result of this failure. after the car was towed to service, it was diagnosed with a faulty fuel pump. the car has 40,404 miles on it at the time. *tr
09/04/200757171101/01/2004
 Tl*the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet cavalier. while driving 35 mph, the vehicle shut off without warning. the vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. the mechanic inspected the vehicle and stated that the fuel pump failed. as of september 14, 2007, the dealer had not repaired the vehicle. the current and failure mileages were 57,171.
09/13/20075500010007/05/2005
 Car stalls intermittently, usually when coming to a stop. this is either with the clutch engaged or with the transmission in neutral. the idle dips to about 500rpm, fluctuates, and either goes back up to 900rpm or stalls the car. restarts are hard. the car has approximately 61,000 miles. it has happened frequently for the past six months. some days it's fine, and others it stalls every time you come to a stop light. *tr
09/08/200778000104/03/2003
 Car stalled on highway. pushed car into parking spot and it would not restart. had car towed to chevy dealer - monday it was confirmed that the fuel pump and filter had to be replaced at a cost of $770.70 including the tow charge. *jb
08/17/200761000107/31/2003
 Fuel pump went out while in traffic on the highway, i was able to coast to the shoulder. car sputtered for a bit, then died completely. car would crank, but would not start up again. fuel pump failed and had to be replaced. car was at 61000 miles. $500 for part from dealer. *jb
09/09/200770000107/10/2003
 No prior symptoms. vehicle failed to start. failed fuel pump/replaced fuel pump. vehicle has 70,000 miles. *tr
08/28/200771600206/20/2003
 Fuel pump failure. *tr
08/29/20071
 Vehicle suddenly died while the car was moving (approx. 25 mph). the car would not restart. car would still crank but wouldn't kick over. car has 52,000 miles on it. fuel pump went out. *jb
07/10/200756200107/01/2003
 I have a 2003 chevy cavalier with 56,200 miles on it and my wife and i were returning home to flint mi. @ 10 pm on i75 in michigan when the car started to slow down and than it picked up to normal speed for a couple of miles and than it stalled and would not restart. the only light that came on was traction control off light. we walked to the nearest exit and called our son to come get us - we were approx. 30 miles from home @ 10:30pm. i could not get the car towed until the next morning due to severe storms in the area. i researched the internet and it was very obvious that it is a common problem to have the fuel pump quit on 2003 cavaliers. i called and had the car towed to my son-in-laws house (36 miles). i had to meet the driver and show him where to take the car. i took the day off work and called to get prices on fuel pump modules. the normal cost is over $400 for the module. after the car was towed my son-in-law used his tester and there was not any codes in the ecm. we than tested the fuel pump and there was not any noise indicating that the pump was not working. i went and bought a pump which listed for $420 and just because i was a gm employee - i was able to get a discount and only paid $240.00. my son-in-law charged me $100 to replace the pump and the car runs fine. by the way the towing bill was $110 but the insurance company would not cover the total bill because i did not take it to the nearest repair facility. it would have cost me in excess of $800 to take it to a repair facility. i tried contacting chevrolet customer service but they deny any problems or issues even though there are 100's & 100's of complaint on the internet. if you need anymore info - please contact me. *jb
06/23/200769000106/17/2003
 Car suddenly stopped responding while driving on the highway. as a consequence, i had to pull over. the car completely failed without any previous signs of failure or warning. when taken to the mechanic, i was told that the fuel pump had failed. fuel pump and fuel filter were replaced. *jb
07/30/200781000104/01/2004
 Fuel pump failed at 81,000 miles on 2003 cavalier. *tr
07/28/200760115101/05/2003
 I have a 2003 chevy cavalier with around 57,000 miles on it and the fuel pump went out on it. i had to buy a new one and have it replaced which ran me about 500 dollars. *tr
07/30/2007590001
 Engine stalled suddenly & would not restart. car had to be towed and fuel pump had to be replaced. vehicle has only 59,000 miles. *tr
07/29/200770600106/15/2004
 My 2003 chevy cavalier stopped in the middle of a major highway. had to flag people down to help push it off of the road. turns out to be a bad fuel pump that needs replacing. *tr
07/25/200756720104/30/2003
 No events leading to failure. car lost all power and shut down within 75 yards. would not restart after waiting numerous attempts, waiting, etc. . had vehicle towed and fuel pump replaced. *jb
07/27/2007780001
 While cruising at 55 mph engine surged several times then simply quit on busy highway. approx 78,000 miles. had to tow 35 miles and faced with very expensive replacement! *jb
07/17/200731199508/07/2003
 My 2003 chevy cavalier has stalled out several times while i was driving down the road at speeds not over 25 mph. this was very scary and it definitely could have caused a big problem at a higher rate of speed, because you lose everything when it dies. i just had to replace the fuel pump , on a car that is less than 4 years old, has less than 32,000 miles on it, and all maintenance has been completed per dealer recommendations. the cars warranty was the 3 year/ 30,000 mile warranty, so the dealership would not have helped with the repair bill. there is something not quite right about this car even though the fuel pump has been replaced, at times it goes by itself without my foot on the gas pedal- i have to apply the brake to slow it down. *jb
07/25/200790600102/01/2003
 My 2003 chevy cavalier stalled out while going 35 miles an hour. the car was towed to an auto shop where they informed me my fuel pump failed. i did research online and found this forum including 120 similar experiences: http://www.topix.net/forum/autos/chevrolet-cavalier/tvinic5tfu5sfsi5h the fuel pump was replaced for approximately $650 dollars, which includes towing, labor and parts. *jb
04/30/2007574021
 Sitting in drive-thru and motor quit. had to push car to parking spot. towed to dealer and they found no fuel pressure from fuel pump. replaced fuel pump assy. *tr
07/16/200755000104/04/2004
 My 2003 chevy cavalier with 55,000 miles was running fine, then one day after doing some grocery shopping, i started the car and it stalled. trying to pull out of a parking space in the shopping center, the car stalled at least 6 more times. the check engine light came on at start up and stayed on. i drove the car around the parking lot of the shopping center and it started to settle down. i decided to try and drive it home where there is an auto shop i use right by my house. the car didn't make it even a 1/2 mile (only to the next traffic light) where it stalled at the red light leaving me stranded in the middle of a buy intersection. i had some guys from a local goodyear shop help me push the vehicle into their parking lot, from which i had the car towed to my local shop. on investigation the car needed a new fuel pump, which a gm authorized dealer would sell for $700. *tr
07/12/200767000102/10/2005
 Tl*the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet cavalier. while driving 35 mph, the vehicle stalled and failed to restart. the contact struck the gas tank with a hammer and the vehicle restarted temporarily. currently, the vehicle will no longer start. there is an ongoing investigation (# pe 07033) regarding the fuel pump. the current and failure mileages were 67,000.
03/17/2007560001
 While driving my car stalled. i was able to start it again, but again it stalled, and afterward it would not start. i had my mechanic help me move the car to his shop, where upon further examination he determined that my cavalier's fuel pump had failed while the car was in motion. the fuel pump failed at only 56k miles! this is unacceptable, if i were on a major highway when the vehicle stalled people could have died! *tr
07/05/200765170206/21/2003
 Fuel pump died at 65000 miles... 35,000 miles before first tune-up iwa sscheduled. *ak
05/18/200792083111/01/2005
 2003 cavalier's fuel pump failed at 15 mph. *ak
01/15/200765000102/10/2003
 Had to replace fuel pump on a 2003 chevrolet cavalier at 65,000 miles. this occured on 01/15/07. i was needing to leave my residence and the cavalier would not start. i had the car towed to molle chevrolet,411 mockave. blue springs,mo. they made the determination of the fuel pump failure and replaced the part as well as the fuel filter. *ak
03/28/200760000210/01/2003
 Tl*the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet cavalier. while driving 70 mph, the vehicle shut off and failed to accelerate. the mechanic stated that the cause of failure was the fuel pump and then made the replacement. approximately two months later, while driving 30 mph, the failure recurred. as of july 5, 2007, the vehicle has not been repaired. the current mileage is 62,000 and failure mileage was 60,000.
06/06/200731242105/01/2004
 There was no lead in to fuel pump failure. stopped after work to purchase a grocery item and then returned to vehicle. at that point the chevy cavalier would not start. aaa came and towed vehicle to repair facility. i was shocked that a vehicle with less then 35,000 mile would have a sudden failure of this sort without any warning or symptom. i feel fortunate that i was not driving at the time.
01/17/200664999112/14/2003
 2003 chevy cavalier. fuel pump failed while traveling on interstate i-70. therefore, car stalled and had to secure a tow truck. car was towed to the nearest chevrolet dealer, molle chevrelot in blue springs, missouri. repairs were approximately $1,000 to replace fuel pump which is located in the gas tank. i paid for the repairs and feel that i should be reimbursed from general motors.
06/28/20071
 I was driving down the highway when my 2003 cavalier began to slow down, i thought this was odd because i was still holding down the accelerator. the car seemed to be able to maintain a speed of about 60mph for about another mile when the car began to slow again then the car could not accelerate over 40mph and it eventually died completely in the middle of the highway with cars doing 70mph zooming past me. i finally made it to the shoulder of the highway and had the car towed, after performing troubleshooting, i found out it is the fuel pump that has gone out and needs to be replaced. my car only has 57,000 miles on it and at the time i still had half of a tank full of fuel, i never let the tank get below half way since i have owned the car. after doing some research i came across hundreds of other people that have the same exact year, make and model as my car that are having the same problem and it seems to happen when the car gets around 55,000 - 68,000 miles on it. this is very unsafe issue and there needs to be a recall. *tr
04/13/200664000108/01/2004
 2003 chevy cavalier fuel pump failed. found out that there were several people with this problem and that there is an investigation going on either by you or the national transportation safety board. would like to file a complaint to be looked into by someone other than the chevy company.
06/26/200763500110/01/2005
 After only 63,000 i have to replace the fuel pump in the 03 cavalier. i have noticed up to 150 entries on a site where this is the situation. gm has sold a product to only run for 3 years. i went out with out warning, i missed half a day of work and now how knows how many hours to repair since i can only afford the part not the hours at a garage. i will keep the part for inspection if you need it. *ak
06/21/200760000104/12/2003
 1.on june 21 my 2003 chevrolet cavalier stopped in the middle of a street with no warning. 2.the fuel pump had quit working so i had it towed and had to replace the pump. 3. old part is available. my car only has 60,000 miles on it. from looking in google, there are hundreds of identical complaints from owner of 2003 cavaliers. *tr
06/22/20071
 Fuel pump failed and needs to be replaced after only 70,000 miles on a 2003 model vehicle. *tr
06/01/200732236107/18/2003
 2003 chevy cavalier. fuel module (pump) failed at 32,236 miles while driving home from work. $84.83 for the tow. $660.41 for parts and labor to replace module (new after-market module installed). *tr
06/01/200764000108/27/2006
 Complete fuel pump failure while driving 55mph on highway, seems to be a major problem with this car. *tr
05/07/200762200104/07/2003
 2003 chevy cavalier fuel pump went out at 62,200 miles. *tr
05/19/200757000106/16/2003
 I have 57,000 miles on my 2003 chevy cavalier and went to start the car it wouldn't start. i have to replace the fuel pump. when i checked online it seems to be a major problem with other 2003 chevy cavaliers. check topix.net on there forum. *tr
05/19/200744984107/14/2003
 Fuel pump failure on 2003 chevrolet cavalier appeared to be a common problem on all cavaliers as per website www.topix.net/forum/autos/chevrolet. cavalier and chevrolet were doing nothing about it. car just shut off in middle of road, almost was hit from rear by anothe r car, a safety defect. a web search revealed hundreds of failures. *ak
05/17/200765742104/23/2007
 The fuel pump had to be replaced on the 2003 chevrolet cavalier after only 65,000 miles. i went to a number of different websites with hundreds of people having the same problem with their fuel pump of the same year and make/model with approximately the same miles. there needs to be a recall. *ak
05/08/200775805101/02/2003
 Faulty fuel pump on my 2003 chevrolet cavalier with 75805 miles on it. the car quit running, and required a tow and fuel pump replacement. it seems to be fairly common. ttp://www.topix.net/forum/autos/chevrolet-cavalier/tvinic5tfu5sfsi5h. *ak
05/03/200735000308/20/2005
 2003 chevy cavalier- on third fuel pump replacement, gauge that reads gas to gas hand operates intermittently and fuel pump quits working, no warning, happens suddenly. *tr
05/01/20071
 2003 chevy cavalier fuel pump went out. i have read hundreds of complaints saying the fuel pump on 03 cavaliers are going out. my car has 59k miles. *jb
04/14/2007530001
 On april 14 2007 my husband went outside to start the 2003 chevrolet cavalier we purchased in october of 2006, the car has 53000 miles on it. the car would not start. upon taking the car to a private mechanic we were told that the fuel pump had failed and that we were lucky we were not driving the car at the time as the car itself would have simply died in the middle of the road. the mechanic fixed the car and repairs ran almost 600.00. i then called chevrolet to complain and they would not assist me in this matter. upon researching this issue further i found a website of complaints from 90 consumer's regarding this same issue with the same year make and model. the web address is http://www.topix.net/forum/autos/chevrolet-cavalier/tvinic5tfu5sfsi5h/p3 . please check into this. *jb
12/20/2005480001
 Vehicle sputtered and then stalled while driving in heavy traffic. there were approximately 48000 miles on the odometer when the failure occurred. car was towed to service station where the fuel pump was replaced at a cost of around $800. *nm
07/06/200650395106/27/2003
 Consumer filled tank up, while still having over a half a tank, car would not start after that. car towed to goodyear. fuel pump had to be replaced at owners expense of 678.00. mechanic told consumer a lot of chevrolet cars fairly new and low mileage have been coming in to have fuel pump replaced. *jb
07/10/200550297110/01/2004
 Had car parked with the engine running. put car in reverse, backed up and then went to drive. drove about 15 feet and engine died. had car towed to shop and the fuel pump had to be replaced.
06/24/2005301/27/2003
 The service engine soon, abs and track off lights began turning off and on periodically in mid may 2005. the car was taken to the dealer on may 19, 2005 for routine service and for the warning lights just mentioned. the lights began turning on again and the car was taken back to the dealer on june 20, 2005. the leftwheel sensor, and an oxygen sensor were replaced, this, i was told,would fix the problem. on june 24th the car began miss firing on my way to work. the problem was so severe that i had to have the car towed to another dealer. this dealer's techincian informed me that the fuel pump was bad, and probably was on the 20th, when the other dealer serviced it. and more upsetting to me, i was further informed that the wheel sensor dealer #1 had replaced was still not working properly. i now have paid nearly $1200.00 in repair costs, and my car is still miss firing, the three lights i listed above are still on, and now the check engine light is on too. the car is totally unsafe to drive. it has just under 50k miles, i drive carefully and the car has been very well maintained. i truely believe there is a serious and dangerous defect with this vehicle that gm's trained mechanics are unable to diagnose and repair. this, i was told
06/02/200538000402/20/2003
 The vehicle stopped dead while in motion. this is not the first time this happened, the consumer had to pull over to the shoulder. this happened many times while moving in traffic. *ak the consumer felt that the vehicle may be qualified for the lemon law. the fuel pump had been replaced four times. *sc *jb
04/27/2005470001
 While driving at approximately 20 mph driver hit a bump in the road and the vehicle began to sputter and suddenly the engine stalled, causing the vehicle to lose power and completely shut off. owner later contacted the manufacturer, and was told that this was his problem ,and there was nothing else they could do. *ak
06/06/200350020
 While driving approximately every two months the brake light will illuminate the dash board. the fuel pump blew out. the heating a cooling went bad. the vehicle makes noise when making right turns. consumer has not found out what it is as of yet. the vehicle has been into the dealer at least twenty times. *nm
09/23/2004706/24/2003
 My new car stalls out completely while driving and my ventilation system has had numerous problems since purchasing the car. it has happened numerous times in oncoming traffic which poses a threat to myself and family. clay chevrolet said they couldn't find anything wrong with it. *ak
07/26/2004108/26/2003
 While driving at 5 mph and turning to the right vehicle stalled. vehicle was towed to the dealership, and mechanic replaced the fuel pump at owner's expense of $895.00. *ak *nm
220002
 Consumer states that at 60 mph vehicle shuts down. then vehicle would restart after driver sat and waited a while.*ak this occurred twice. the dealer replaced a faulty fuel pump. *ph *nlm
03/23/200310000
 The vehicles fuel pump system had a high pitch frequency (drawing to much power). this could result in a fire. the fuel gauge is also inoperative. the dealer is not willing to fix the problem. *nlm
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM
05/18/200655000505/14/2003
 1. vehicle made a moaning noise when turning at approximately 55,000 kms (and 3 years old). replaced power steering pump and steering rack. 2. random clunking from the front end at approx. 56,000 kms. replaced front bearings and transmission mount. 3. car lost power, had to be towed to dealership. dealer couldn't find a problem, insisted the car was fine. i insisted on them taking it out again. car broke down, had to be towed back to dealer again. replaced catalytic converter and fuel ignition switch. 4. burned through 4l of oil and puffed out black smoke. dealer couldn't locate problem. happened again approx. 2000 kms later. faulty piston rings, engine replaced entirely. at 61,000 kms. now at over $11,000 cdn warranty repairs on a well maintained low mileage car. 5. random clunking noise in front is back. going to dealer tomorrow. warranty: expired. *jb
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM - INJECTORS
10/19/2010104/01/2003
 2003 chevrolet cavalier. consumer writes regarding rupture of fuel injector *tgw the dealer replaced the #4 fuel injector due to it leaking externally. *jb
10/19/2010104/01/2003
 2003 chevrolet cavalier. consumer writes regarding rupture of fuel injector *tgw the dealer replaced the #4 fuel injector due to it leaking externally. *jb
10/19/2010104/01/2003
 2003 chevrolet cavalier. consumer writes regarding rupture of fuel injector *tgw the dealer replaced the #4 fuel injector due to it leaking externally. *jb
02/09/2008101000403/23/2003
 For the past year my vehicle has stalled in traffic while running going to 0 rpm but restarting. the i found is effecting all 2003 caviliers , it was my fuel pump. i am at a rock and a hard place because i had to get fixed and could not shop around. i had to spend over 600.00 and i could not affiord to everything that recomended done . the car is not even paid off, if there is a problem the cars should have therecall. i was on interstate 95 where speed limit is 70 miles per hour it is a miracle that i was not killed by a truck this is a trucking route in florida. please look into this it is so dangerous and it is happening with all cavaliers. *tr
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY
10/08/200773390109/13/2007
 The service engine light appeared on my 2003 cavalier. i took it to walker chevrolet in franklin, tn and they performed a smoke and visual test. all tests indicated a leaking gasoline tank. the gas tank was replaced at a local garage and the mechanic noted a crack was formed at the seam area of the gasoline tank. *tr
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER
03/28/201155817
 2003chevy cavalier 2dr/standard.two months in counting my car stalls on stop light,occationally shakes when i start, after putting gas wont start right away (it takes five mins or less)...chk engine lite is on...yes oil change regulary, tuned-up done,new battery, new idle valve, been check but my car still stall and i can smell burned oil smell when im warmimg my car and give some revite...please need help my car is improtant. thank you for your immediate anttetion to this matter and bythe way i dont have money to buy expensive parts if the manufactor messed this model...help please .
03/28/201155817
 2003chevy cavalier 2dr/standard.two months in counting my car stalls on stop light,occationally shakes when i start, after putting gas wont start right away (it takes five mins or less)...chk engine lite is on...yes oil change regulary, tuned-up done,new battery, new idle valve, been check but my car still stall and i can smell burned oil smell when im warmimg my car and give some revite...please need help my car is improtant. thank you for your immediate anttetion to this matter and bythe way i dont have money to buy expensive parts if the manufactor messed this model...help please .
03/28/201155817
 2003chevy cavalier 2dr/standard.two months in counting my car stalls on stop light,occationally shakes when i start, after putting gas wont start right away (it takes five mins or less)...chk engine lite is on...yes oil change regulary, tuned-up done,new battery, new idle valve, been check but my car still stall and i can smell burned oil smell when im warmimg my car and give some revite...please need help my car is improtant. thank you for your immediate anttetion to this matter and bythe way i dont have money to buy expensive parts if the manufactor messed this model...help please .
03/28/201155817
 2003chevy cavalier 2dr/standard.two months in counting my car stalls on stop light,occationally shakes when i start, after putting gas wont start right away (it takes five mins or less)...chk engine lite is on...yes oil change regulary, tuned-up done,new battery, new idle valve, been check but my car still stall and i can smell burned oil smell when im warmimg my car and give some revite...please need help my car is improtant. thank you for your immediate anttetion to this matter and bythe way i dont have money to buy expensive parts if the manufactor messed this model...help please .
08/21/2010
 2003 cavalier, the defroster knob cable has gone bad 2x's before it is gone again, the driver side window motor went last year, last month the fuel pump went, the passenger side motor is going, the speedometer is messed up along with the tack, it sticks. my daughter drives this car just turned 17, the speedometer said she was going 105, when she shuts the car off it says shes still doing 35, at times the car wont start, dont know exactly why, this is bs, there is only 72000 miles on it, gm needs to start fixing these problems, some one is going to get killed
08/21/2010
 2003 cavalier, the defroster knob cable has gone bad 2x's before it is gone again, the driver side window motor went last year, last month the fuel pump went, the passenger side motor is going, the speedometer is messed up along with the tack, it sticks. my daughter drives this car just turned 17, the speedometer said she was going 105, when she shuts the car off it says shes still doing 35, at times the car wont start, dont know exactly why, this is bs, there is only 72000 miles on it, gm needs to start fixing these problems, some one is going to get killed
08/21/2010
 2003 cavalier, the defroster knob cable has gone bad 2x's before it is gone again, the driver side window motor went last year, last month the fuel pump went, the passenger side motor is going, the speedometer is messed up along with the tack, it sticks. my daughter drives this car just turned 17, the speedometer said she was going 105, when she shuts the car off it says shes still doing 35, at times the car wont start, dont know exactly why, this is bs, there is only 72000 miles on it, gm needs to start fixing these problems, some one is going to get killed
08/21/2010
 2003 cavalier, the defroster knob cable has gone bad 2x's before it is gone again, the driver side window motor went last year, last month the fuel pump went, the passenger side motor is going, the speedometer is messed up along with the tack, it sticks. my daughter drives this car just turned 17, the speedometer said she was going 105, when she shuts the car off it says shes still doing 35, at times the car wont start, dont know exactly why, this is bs, there is only 72000 miles on it, gm needs to start fixing these problems, some one is going to get killed
05/10/201098450
 In response to previous investigation nhtsa action number pe07033 i was driving my 2003 chevy cavalier on 95 south bound, when the trac off light came on and the vehicle jerked and stalled a little bit. i attempted to continue driving, however noticed the vehicle stalling even more. i was in an extremely dangerous place in highway traffic, and knew i had to pull off the road immediately. my car shut off as i was pulling to the right shoulder of the highway and i was almost hit by vehicles going 60-70 mph. i was able to coast to the shoulder of the road - in a position where i was not even able to exit my vehicle from the driver side. i had the vehicle towed to my mechanic, who informed me that the fuel pump and fuel filter need to be replaced. this is going to cost me approximately $417. i have researched this problem on the web and find it to be extremely common. to say that this isn't a big problem with this type of vehicle is unfair
05/28/200320000
 I bought my 2003 cavalier brand new. while it was still under warranty i took the car in because it was malfunctioning. the situation was i was driving on the highway and went to shift gears and when i held the clutch in the rpm's dropped all the way to 0 and the car stalled. when i took the car in i was told they could not duplicate the issue, so there was no problem. since than this has only gotten worse. while driving it stalls on average of 5 times a week which is not safe especially on the free way. also to add to everyone elses complaint my fuel pump went bad as well and had to have it replaced.
02/08/20101
 I have a 2003 chevy cavalier and the fuel pump has went out .....car only has 65,000 miles on it. when i investigated the problem online i see alot of people with the same problem.i also noticed yall have investigated some complaints about this also ...the case was closed due to not enough people complaining! i really think this is a defect and needs to be recalled....it is costing us 600-1000 dollars to fix! please open the investigation again! *tr
10/16/2009578001
 Vehicle died in the middle of an busy intersection would turn over however would not start. *tr
08/02/20091470001
 2003 chevrolet cavalier ls sport. car keeps stalling on me when i come to a stop at a stop sign, signal light, or traffic. have to continue giving gas while hold the brake in order for the car to keep running. *tr
05/22/20091020341
 Fuel pump failure - replacement learned of replacement wiring harness - recommended by general motors due to possibility of fuel tank catching fire due to a defective connector replacement was not a harness but a connector that had to be spliced into existing cable which was around 30 or so inches long dealership says splice connector is only alternative to replacing the entire cable which would run over $500 and would have to cut and splice that together as well as new one would have the defective connector as well ** my complaint on this - this is a factory defect or so the dealership says and is aware of the problem which indicated that the harness needs replacement due to fact that using existing connector installed by the manufacturer could cause a fire in the fuel tank - which i would think this is a safety issue that should have had a recall to it. ** also replacing a connector by splicing is pretty much pointless on such a short cable to begin with and if a diy was to do this the connection may not be solid and tight therefore a heat build up could occur and a fire could result as well. *tr
11/14/2005444531
 I own a 2003 chevy cavalier ls4d and had to replace my fuel pump. i had my car towed to parker ponitac, buick gmc. they replaced my fuel pump and filter and the cost was 613.99. now even after replacing the fuel pump my car is still stalling and cutting off. *tr
04/07/2009860001
 My 2003 chevy cavalier, fuel pump stopped working with no warning on a very busy highway. i did get off the road, but i understand that alot of others have had the same problem . this car i have owned from day one, and not even having warning that the car is just going to stop running, is very bad. also, i had only 86,000 mile on the car , have taken very good care of it, & feel that this pump is a defect in the chevy product. since so many others have had this happen to them, with even lower mileage on there cars. this is a very costly repair & very unsafe to have a car stop dead on a busy highway. *tr
04/07/2009903891
 Fuel pump went out. i researched this problem and it seems to be a big problem with this year car. *tr
03/04/2009970001
 Fuel pump went out like 99.9% of all the other cavaliers gm has made. *tr
12/08/2008710001
 I was driving back from work to the place i was staying at the time and when i was about 5 miles away, my car (2003 chevy cavalier) died in the middle of me driving. i was luckily able to pull over to the side of the road in time just before it completely conked out. this was the first occurrence. the chevy was towed to the nearest shop where i didn't find out until the next morning that it was the fuel pump that had died. the repair had cost $775.06. *tr
01/09/2009654001
 I own a 2003 chevrolet cavalier with 65000 miles and the fuel pump just failed leaving me stranded on the side of the road. there was no warning and no indication that a problem was coming, the car just stopped. now i am told that i must pay $1000 to have a new fuel pump installed. the new part is the same as the old oem part. i have been reading that 2003 cavalier's have been having the same problem for years and that chevrolet has had no recall for an obviously defective part form the factory. this is ridiculous! i feel that some sort of compensation should be made to the hundreds of gm customers that have had this kind of problem. this is not a part of the gm bailout! this is a problem that must be resolved at the manufacturer level.... *tr
05/19/2008610001
 While driving home from work, my car was running fine and then just died without any type of warning. i had the car towed for $100 and was told that the fuel pump needed to be replaced. i replaced the fuel pump on may 21st and now less then 6 months later, the exact same thing happens again! i have the car looked at and once again, the fuel pump needs to be replaced. i have found that this is an extremely common problem. when i got on your website and found that the possible recall had been closed, i wanted to scream! how many times am i going to have to replace the fuel pump before chevy decides to do something about it? i'm a single mom and can't afford to due this every 6 months! after my experience with my chevy cavalier, i will never buy chevy again! i do not understand how this issue can just be closed when there are so many people with the same problem. search the internet! the fuel pumps in 2003 chevy cavaliers go out repeatedly! it also appears that this seems to occur after 50,000 mile mark. at this point in time, i just want to fix the car so i can get rid of it. i find it completely insane that there is no recall on this matter. i find it completely insane that chevy is required to fix their problem! no matter how well i take care of my car, this will continue to happen because there is a defect in the fuel pump!! *tr
07/10/2008860001
 I want to make it clear i have taken over payments of this car and will have title when it is paid off. the car had been running great except for the a/c no longer works, and i was driving getting up to 40 mph and the car just died, i couldn't get it to restart it ended up being the fuel pump went out, it was quite expensive to fix. *tr
08/22/2008520001
 Operating 2003 chevrolet cavalier on highway traveling approximately 65 mph when engine quit/stalled. glided to side of highway. engine would not restart. dealership said it was a problem with the fuel pump. fortunately an accident was avoided although this was a very dangerous situation. *tr
01/06/2005320001
 While driving, car stalled out and would not re-start. auto was towed to garage and diagnosed with fuel pump failure. auto had approximately 32,000 miles on it. *tr
06/01/200882991
 1) 2003 chevy cavalier 80,000 miles would not start 2) car did not start and had to be towed into an auto shop 3) a new fuel pump was ordered adn replaced, now car is running
05/18/2008560001
 2003 chevrolet cavalier 2 door coupe fuel pump stopped working. *tr
05/09/2008512001
 I have a 2003 chevy cavalier and my fuel pump failed at 51,200 miles. it was extremely sudden. i had to have it replaced for a total of $460.46usd. i've had the car for a little over a year now and i have driven the car respectfully. this needs to be addressed and recalled asap. *tr
05/08/2008643011
 On a 4 hour road trip my car stopped accelerating as i was driving down interstate 77. therefore, i pulled off the road and came to a complete stop. i tried to restart the car after a few minutes had passed. however, it would not. after sitting on the side of the interstate for approximately 3 hours waiting for my boyfriend to drive 2 hours out of his way to come and get me and for the tow truck to tow me somewhere...we found a small shop that was approximately 5 miles away. they checked it out and said the fuel pump had gone out on it. they replaced the fuel pump and fuel filter. parts cost 315.00 dollars, labor was 100.00, and misc. charges and tax fees brought the grand total to 450.00 dollars. oh and don't for the tow and the gas that my boyfriend wasted driving down to pick me up and driving me down 2 days later to pick up my car. old parts are not available! *tr
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER - DELIVERY - FUEL PUMP
05/09/2008512001
 I have a 2003 chevy cavalier and my fuel pump failed at 51,200 miles. it was extremely sudden. i had to have it replaced for a total of $460.46usd. i've had the car for a little over a year now and i have driven the car respectfully. this needs to be addressed and recalled asap. *tr
03/09/20081
 2003 chevy cavalier fuel pump keeps quitting . *tr
01/28/200864026104/07/2005
 I own a 2003 chevrolet cavalier, and earlier this morning, the vehicle failed to crank after i was able to roll it into a parking spot. after some trouble shooting, i was able to narrow it down to the fuel pump was not coming on when the iginition was turned on. i caught a ride back to my house and began doing a little research and noticed this was a common trait for the 2003 chevrolet cavalier. that is fuel pump failure around 60,000+ miles. my cavalier has just a little over 64,000 miles on it. my car's failure was perfectly described in the many forums i read over. that's when i decided to check for any other recalls on this year car. i noticed that the nhtsa #pe07033 and the engineering analysis #ea07-015 pertained directly to my personal experience with this problem. *cn
12/24/2007845951
 Fuel pump dies, hundreds of accounts: http://www.topix.com/forum/autos/chevrolet-cavalier/tvinic5tfu5sfsi5h/p5 from phone interview was going 60 mph when pump quit, made it to the side of the road. *tr
12/04/200790000111/11/2004
 Fuel pump went out while driving causing vehicle to stall while on roadway and had to be pushed to a safe location. there was no previous warning that fuel pump was failing. due to several other occurrences i've found online, this is a common problem with this particular make/model/year of vehicle. *tr
01/01/200747000110/01/2002
 I was driving my car to go get groceries with my 2 yr old son. the car has no problems and drove fine there. i attempted to pull out of the parking lot and my car stalled. i tried again and it stalled once more. i managed to turn the engine over enough times to get it out of the middle of the parking lot. it was around 8pm and getting cold and i had not only to deal with this, but have a young child out in the cold whether when he should be going to bed. i called my boyfriend and he picked us up and he looked at the car a bit since he knows quite a bit about cars. he could not find anything obvious so we had it towed for testing to mechanic he knows. the mechanic was generous enough to give us a bit of a discount on the tow and fuel pump, but getting this repaired was still costly. i ended up paying half and my boyfriend was generous enough to help me pay for the other half. being a single mom and still finishing up school i did not have the money at the time to replace something that gave me no warning and should have been recalled in the first place. i'm glad this didn't happen on the interstate with my son. people couple have gotten hurt if we were in an accident. gm needs to realize how big of an issue this is. *tr
10/19/2007110/20/2006
 My daughter was merging onto the highway going 45 mph when her car just stopped. it wouldn't restart and she was stuck in a travel lane. there was only about 2 feet between the lane and the steel median barrier so almost half of her car was in the travel lane. we called the police and they stopped and redirected traffic until the tow truck arrived. this happened on a friday night at 10:30pm. *tr
10/18/2007610001
 Making an addition to nhtsa action number pe07033: i was driving and all of a sudden my 2003 chevy cavalier's trac light came on (stating that the ets system was disabled) and then the car stalled. car was running perfect beforehand and had no telltale signs of failure. i was able to drift into the center turn lane and out of harm's way. i attempted to restart the car. it would crank, but wouldn't turn over. car had about half tank of gas. car was towed to nearest repair shop where i was told the fuel pump went. car has only 61,000 miles and this is totally unacceptable. according to http://www.topix.com/forum/autos/chevrolet-cavalier/tvinic5tfu5sfsi5h this is becoming a common problem. this could potentially pose a major safety concern if this happens during high-traffic, on the freeway, etc., and result in a crash. *tr
06/25/200778400105/07/2003
 Failed fuel pump on a 2003 chevy cavalier. *ak
06/08/200759078108/16/2003
 Car died on highway....had it towed into the dealer. i had the fuel pump replaced at a cost of $978.47. while at the dealer i spoke with another person having the same repair done for the 3rd time on the same model and year car. after doing some research i have found many people with this make, model and year car having the same repair made. there is an obvious issue that must be handled by gm. please help us with this. we could have been in a serious accident as the car just died in the middle of the highway with no notice. thank you
05/26/200750002106/28/2003
 50,002 miles on my 03 cavalier which i bought new. needs new fuel pump already. bad news. very expensive to fix. i found many other complaints on this issue for the 03 cavalier while doing online research. chevy needs to recall. *tr
05/15/200763000104/09/2003
 While driving the 2003 cavalier it just quit. it ended up needing a new fuel pump and filter. it only had 63,000 miles on it!*ak
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER - STORAGE - FUEL GAUGE SYSTEM
05/03/200735000308/20/2005
 2003 chevy cavalier- on third fuel pump replacement, gauge that reads gas to gas hand operates intermittently and fuel pump quits working, no warning, happens suddenly. *tr
03/30/200315103/26/2003
 Gas gauge giving false reading@left-side/front making noise when on rough surface ,(rattling noise).*ak