Chevrolet Cavalier owners have reported 5 problems related to frame rust (under the structure category).
Took vehicle for state inspection. Vehicle failed inspection due to frame being rusted. Mechanic/inspector states that this is very common on the 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier. There are mfg. Frame holes that the subframe is rusting near the rear wheels. Suggested that could have a body shop weld plates over the mfg holes in the frame.
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The contact owns a 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier. The contact stated that the driver was driving approximately 35 mph when he was pulled over by a police officer who informed him that one of the wheels was protruding outward abnormally. The vehicle was towed to an impound lot where the contact was informed that the sub frame was severely rusted and corroded. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 123,000. The VIN was unavailable.
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier coupe. The contact stated that the vehicle would not pass inspection due to rusting of the sub frame suspension unit. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 64,400.
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Chevy Cavalier rusted sub frames. Car vibrates wildly at a certain speeds. Car was parked. Was told vehicle warranty had already expired and there had been no other calls related to this. Was told by gm service department car (if driven) should be driven cautiously (no bumps, potholes, long distance trips) recommended we don't drive.
I have a 1996 chevy Cavalier that was driving down the road when the steering went haywire. When it was checked by a shop it was found to be caused by a rusted out subframe. This car has 112k on it with very minimal rusting ie around the gas cap.
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