2003 Chevrolet Cavalier

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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Reliability Rating

KEY: Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems

Category

Rating

Comments

Engine

Moderate Problems An occasional problem on this vehicle is the failure of the Canister Purge Vent Solenoid Wiring Harness. The cost to repair the Canister Purge Vent Solenoid Wiring Harness is estimated at $32.19 for parts and $52.00 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Transmission & Driveline

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Steering & Suspension

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Brakes

Moderate Problems An occasional problem on this vehicle is failure of the Wheel Speed Sensor Wiring. The cost to repair the Wheel Speed Sensor Wiring is estimated at $104.03 for parts and $32.50 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Heating & Air Conditioning

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Starting & Charging

Moderate Problems An occasional problem with this vehicle is the failure of the Ignition Switch. Failure of the Ignition Switch may prevent the engine from starting and cause erratic operation of various accessories. The cost to replace the Ignition Switch is estimated to be $75.20 for Parts and $45.00 for Labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Accessories

Moderate Problems Occasional problems on this vehicle are failures of the Headlamp Wiring Harness and Instrument Cluster. The cost to repair the Headlamp Wiring Harness is estimated at $10.00 for parts and $52.00 for labor. The cost to repair the Instrument Cluster is estimated at $165.00 for parts and $65.00 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Overall

4 out of 5 4 out of 5

*Repair costs are based on a flat rate of $65.00 per hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Reliability History
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KEY: Minimal Problems Minimal Problems  Moderate Problems Moderate Problems  Significant Problems Significant Problems
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Engine Significant Problems Significant Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Transmission & Driveline Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems
Steering & Suspension Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Brakes Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Heating & Air Conditioning Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Starting & Charging Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Accessories Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Overall 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 3 out of 5 3 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
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