Chevrolet Cavalier owners have reported 12 problems related to front seat recliner (under the seats 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.
We have three Chevrolet Cavaliers (years: 1999, 2000, 2004). All three of these vehicles have at least one crack in the part of the dash that is immediately next to the windshield. The concern is in a significant crash if this crack would cause facial or upper body injuries or even death. In addition, only the 2004 Cavalier has had repeated issues with the drivers seat -- springs are coming through the rear upper portion of the seat, the seat cushion is less on the left side of the drivers seat than the right and the recliner handle has broken twice (was repaired once by tincher williams Chevrolet in london, ky; but remains broken today). Today's date was used because there has been no actual incident.
See all problems of the 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier .
Front seat seatback failed to properly lock into place. Dealership has refused to provide any assistance for failure of the seats to lock into place. Please provide any additional information/attachments.
See all problems of the 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier .
Vehicle was rearended, seat broke. Was repaired at dealer, but still not working properly. When seat is in upright position, it takes push of one finger to make it recline again, consumer was injured in collision.
See all problems of the 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier .
Driver's seat moving backward while driving. Appointment being made with dealer concerning this matter.
I was a passenger in my car that was rear-ended on 12/26/99 at approx 55-60 mph while waiting for oncoming traffic to make a left-hand turn. This pushed us into the oncoming traffic lane stopping withing 2-3 inches front a front end collision. The passenger front seat slid forward to the dashboad,causing my legs and wrists to hit the dashboard. This caused severe bruising and contusions to my shins (the worst being my right leg), my wrists were sprained from dashboard, neck whiplashed both sides and spinal/low back pain from pelvis being pushed up, causing compression on lower spine, lower right abdominal pain with nausea, diarreah and low grade fevers. Saying maybe appendix or muscular. I remember slamming into dashboard even with seatbelt on. My seat was completely again the dash with exception of room needed for legs to hit it. The seat must have or I could have pushed seat back afterimpact. The seat is now not moving at all. GMC says since an adjuster paid partial settlement to body shop they will not do anything about it. . . I have limited tort insurance, 2 kids and now not working, and in need of money until insurance pays me monthly what I would be making at work. What do I do?.
See all problems of the 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier .
Traveling approximately 20 mph, our vehicle struck from behind (rear-ended) by an SUV. The impact caused both driver and passenger seats to collapse backward providing no support and causing injury to both driver and passenger.
Driver seat locking mechanism does not lock the driver seat in place in certain position. This may cause the occupant to lose control of the vehicle. Also the windshield wipers, when turned off stay in the upright position, obstructing the view the driver. Please provide further information.
Front driver's seat failed to latch in place; causing seat to freely move;seeking help from NHTSA in this matter.
During a collision, the driver sustained a serious permanent injury to legs due to driver's seat pushing her lower body up under the instrument panel and into steering column. Driver also injured wrist.
Passenger side seat back rest won't lock in upright position, found to be true in other same yr-make-models, svc dept. Say it's mfr design, no fix. Tt.
Lever on the left front side of the driver seat that adjusts the seatback, sticks out and interferes with exiting and entering of the driver into the vehicle. Dealer can't do anything.
Vehicle was rear ended, and both driver's/ and passenger's seatbacks collapsed. Dealer ahs been contacted.
See all problems of the 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier .