Chevrolet Cavalier owners have reported 27 problems related to power window (under the visibility 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.
Three of the four power windows have stopped working at the same time, and the fourth window barely works.
See all problems of the 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier.
My driver's side power window will initially go down. When I attempt to power the window up, it goes approximately one to two inches then stops. I have to continue driving or leave my car running until the window is up. It is very unsafe to leave my car in any lot or parking space with the window down. On average every 10 minutes it will go up another inch or two. This happens every time I power the window down. I will not leave my window down. Elements will damage the interior, and it leaves me susceptible to vandals. I have two children and I consider this malfunction unsafe for me the driver and my children. I paid $18,000 for the vehicle, I will not allow this to go unfixed, however I feel it is the company's responsibility to recall and repair the issue.
See all problems of the 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier.
Power window does not work.
See all problems of the 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier.
The window motors have burned out on both of my automatic windows at a low mileage. The passenger side motor had to be replaced at 35,000 miles and now the driver's side must be replaced at 60,000. I rarely use the automatic windows, so I don't know why they have both failed.
See all problems of the 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier.
Went to roll up drivers side window when it started to rain heavily and window failed to roll up. Rain, driven by wind from high rate of speed on freeway, poured into vehicle which fogged up window and hindered safe operation of vehicle. Was forced to pull over to shoulder of road until rain stopped to safety restart vehicle. Chevy dealer stated that this was not covered by warranty so I had to pay to have motor replaced.
2005 Chevrolet Cavalier LS coupe, power window failure, sometimes will not operate, will not open or close . At this time, the right window is open in the down position cannot close, electric motor will not operate.
The second window motor is failing and needs replacement. The first to fail was the back passenger side, which of course was rarely ever used. Now the front driver's side window will often times not close and after waiting some time, it goes up bit by bit. Very soon it is going to quit working altogether. The part alone is almost $250.
: the contact stated the front left and right rear power windows were failing. The service dealer refused to close the window without charging for the service. The manufacturer was notified.
Have had to replace power window motors a total of 5 times. Less than 80,000 miles. One driver. No abuse.
I have to identical 2003 chevy Cavaliers and the window motors both failed around the exact same time and I have been to numerous sites that have also reported this failure and chevy says that this isnt their problem.
Chevrolet Cavalier, 4d sed. . . . Which I take very good care of 1. ) right front window would not go up had to have right front door trim panel, movable glass r & I & replace right front door power glass regulator $399. 48 (repaired: 05/09/06) then 2. ) left right window would not go up. Asked service dept is Chevrolet aware of this problem since internet showing others with same problems - they say no! "c/s window inop left rear, 60005 lr power window motor internal problem 1. 0 remove & replace lr power window motor" $356. 95. (repaired: 01/13/07). Now 3. ) (02/12/07) the flt window is starting to stop again, just as the last two repairs started. . . . I'm not the only one with this problem. . . Go on line see others with the same problems yet Chevrolet says there is nothing wrong. . . . Why can't manufacturer's stand behind their product. If this was an isolated problem, I would understand but something is wrong so that I can not take the chance of rolling down my window since I can not afford, as a single parent with a disabled child to repair another window. Please, do something.
: the contact stated the motorized windows did not move up or down on two occasions. The dealership determined a new motor was needed to repair the power windows. Updated 8/29/2006 -.
Three power door windows on my 4 door Chevrolet Cavalier don't work, only driver door window will go up and down. Had motor on front passenger window replaced already. Shortly after being replaced, it stopped working like the back two passenger windows.
See all problems of the 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier.
: the contact stated the driver side window does not operate. The dealership made repairs twice; the motor and regulator have been replaced. However, the problem has returned. The consumer stated the window is inoperative again. Updated 04/11/06.
The windows failed to go up or down on their own. Driver pressed the remote control and was able to drive vehicle to the dealer for inspection. Mechanic determined that the electrical wiring inside of the door panel needed to be replaced.
Driver's side front power window no longer works.
The motor in the drivers side window is not working. Although my vehicle has 60,000 miles on it, I do not feel that after 2 years the motor should be bad.
Purchased car in March 2003. In Nov. 2003, fuel pump and head gaskets went out and needed replacing. In sept. 2004 replaced driver side window regulator. In Dec. 2004 replaced both rear window regulators. Now, in June 2005, front passenger window regulator gone bad and needs replacing. Sure have put a lot of work in a car that is not very old. 4 bad window regulators is just ridiculous!!!.
Passenger side front power window did not go up. Dealer removed part of the door in order to raise the window. Power regulator was defective.
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier. The contact stated that he experienced a recurring failure in which the motor in the drivers side front window stopped functioning. The failure occurred four times and each time the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the window motor was replaced. The contact stated that when the motors were replaced they were covered with rust. The failure mileage was 9,000 and the current mileage was 92,000.
Power windows fail-this is the second time with one year that the power window has failed, originally the left driver's side window failed, had the motor replaced, now the right front passenger has failed and at times the left driver's window stops working.
The drivers side power window motor has been replaced twice already and it has quit again. Just wondering if they have replaced this motor with a new one each time or a remanufactured one. If it was new is there a problem with the product? shoudn't a failed part under warranty be replaced with a new part?.
When driving with the top down and the driver's and passenger's side windows up, the support mechanism can not support the windows and the clips eventually break. Chevrolet will not recommend to the owners to lower the windows or develop a fix for this problem. This pressure can also put stress on the window automatic motors causing them to break.
See all problems of the 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier.
While driving 35mph passenger's side window exploded. Window was closed and nothing hit it.
See all problems of the 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier.
I have a 97 Chevrolet Cavalier convertible that I have had to take in 3 times because the driver side power window stopped working and 3 times because the passenger side window quite working.
Left front electric window motor failed. Nlm.
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