Chevrolet Cavalier owners have reported 17 problems related to abs brake fail (under the service brakes category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Chevrolet Cavalier based on all problems reported for the Cavalier.
The contact owns a 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier. The contact stated that the abs brake module failed. The contact stated that the failure caused the brake pedal to become abnormally soft and the vehicle had become increasingly difficult to stop when the brakes were applied. The contact was advised by the manufacturer that the abs brake module component was not available for replacement. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was unknown, but the current mileage was 134,000.
See all problems of the 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier.
Abs brakes fail when turning and breaking at 10 mph.
When the brakes were applied, the abs failed. The consumer was told the anti-lock brake system was defective.
While driving abs failed, causing a major accident. . Consumer stated he was traveling on a dry street, the vehicle in front of him braked to make a right turn and when he attempted to apply the brakes, there was no response, to avoid a collison, consumer down shifted to 3rd gear, noticing the abs light was lit, consumer drove the vehicle into a private front yard striking a large rock, there was damage to the front tire, wheel, hub cab, right passenger door, bumper, fender, rocker panel, there were no injuries.
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Front brakes locking at low speeds due to abs failure. Car was taken to gm dealership, the first mechanic said front rotors might be warped. I replaced front brakes and installed new rotors and problem was still there. Went back to dealership then they advised me that since my tires were not all the same brand that was the problem. . . . New tires did not fix the problem. Car is not kicking any codes out to the computer and no abs light is on. Dealer spoke to gm tech's and at that point replaced both front abs wiring harnesses. Problem still exists. . . . Back to gm tech's again. . . Rt rear hub was changed thinking it was a bad sensor but still have the problem. This car has been to the dealer at least 10 times now and Chevrolet will not do a thing to fix this problem. At Chevrolets request I took the car to a different dealer, the mechanic acknowledges the problem exists but can not figure out what is causing it. I have been in contact with Chevrolet customer service and the are running me around.
See all problems of the 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier.
Extended stopping distance when applyinge brakes. Problem is due to an abs modulator failure. Dealer / manufacturer notified, and informed consumer that vehicle not cover under a recall, and was out of its warranty. Please feel free to provide any further details on this matter.
I was in heavy stop and go traffic. I was following the vehicle ahead of me at a safe distance (the other drive will certify this). That vehicle stopped suddenly, and I applied my brakes to stop as well. My vehicle slowed down inadequately and I rear-ended the other vehicle. I estimate my speed before I applied the brakes to be between 10 and 15 mph, and that I had between 30 and 40 feet between me and the vehicle ahead of me. I would have normally expect not to have any problems stopping under these curcumstances. As I try to remember the incident, I remember the brake pedal being very hard -- I was consciously pushing the brake as hard as I could. I have practiced emergency stopping and evasive lane change maneuvers on every car I have owned. This car does have abs, but I'm convinced that the abs failed to work correctly, and contributed to the accident.
See all problems of the 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier.
Abs brakes system failed causing car to skid, resulting in a collision/injuries.
Whenever consumer drives in rainy weather abs systems fails. If it's raining and consumer is on a slight incline, if trying to brake at approx. 5mph the abs kick in and the vehicle will begin to skip down the incline . Consumer says when this happens she is barely pressing the brakes. The dealer test drove a new vehicle of that mame/model/year in the same spot and the same exact thing happened. Dealers told her because of the same results this is normal and there is nothing they would do. Consumer has taken her vehicle to richardson bros. Inc. (830-393-2581) (830-216-4216) five times.
Abs failed because of a electrical short and caused a crash.
See all problems of the 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier.
Abs system failure. When trying to stop brakes will lock up. Applied a little pressure or slowly stepped on the pedal to stop. Sounds of puffs of air and metal clacking together occurred. Dealer contacted, and is aware of the problem. Dealer states the problem is the design of the brakes and no other problem. Problem still exists and getting worse. Provide further information.
Front abs brakes failed/needed to be replaced at 17000 miles.
Abs system failure, total failure of the abs system, abs indicator light came on.
Intermittent abs brake failure.
Abs brakes failed. Also warped rotors, causing brakes to pulsate.
Luckily, I have not been involved in any accident because of this problem, but it is only due to luck. I contacted gm regarding this, and was told that since I didn't bring the vehicle to the dealer for "maintenance" (I do all my own oil and easy filter changes), I was not eligible for anything to help defray the $700 cost of the abs modulator that failed, prematurely, at only 64,000 miles. It is ludicrous that they can tie oil changes to failure of a key brake component, and reward repeat gm customers in this manner. While I am awaiting the regional person's final say on this, it doesn't seem promising, judging by the response I got from they're "customer care" hotline. (now there's an oxymoron if I've ever seen one!!).
Abs fail to work at high or very low speeds. Rotors replaced twice in two years. Dealer can't find anything else wrong with the brakes. Have taken it in several times, but problem continues. The last time I had the rotors fixed they put a hole in my windshield washer fluid container and want over $100 to replace it. Starter refuses to turn over ocasionally, dealer couldn't find problem. There has got to be a recall very soon on the brakes soon, I'm lucky I haven't gotten in an accident yet. Everyone I know that has the same car has had the exact same problems with their brakes. They had to issue a recall on a faulty brake system they had on their trucks several years ago. I don't feel safe driving my car and will never buy a chevy again.
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|Brake Electric Antilock problems||
|Brake Disc Rotor problems||
|Service Brakes problems||
|Brake Foundation Components problems||
|Abs Brake Fail problems||
|Brake Abs Warning Light problems||
|Brake Disc Pads problems||
|Brake Disc problems||
|Brake Master Cylinder problems||
|Brake Antilock Control Unit/module problems||