2003 Chevrolet CAVALIER Engine And Engine Cooling Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2003 Chevrolet CAVALIER Engine And Engine Cooling Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID705843
 Internal NHTSA #10252996
 Model Year2003
 File date01/10/08
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemI purchased my 2003 cavalier brand new with 106 miles on it (it had to be driven from pittsburgh to harrisburg). In late sept. Or early oct. My car began rattling at stop lights. The day after the rattling started, my car stalled at my place of business and wouldn't start again. A triple a mechanic was called and couldn't determine what the problem was except he thought it was the fuel pump. After having the vehicle towed to a garage, i was told that oil was not making its way through my engine causing friction and in turn causing my engine to expand breaking my timing chain and basically rendering the entire engine useless. The mechanic asked me if my check engine light or oil light was lit on my dashboard because with a problem with the oil pump, one of those lights would have lit up, which i responded no. He then thought that the dashboard lights were not functioning which was not true because when he turned the key, all the dashboard lights lit up. He then went on to tell me that my oil levels were normal and that my timing chain should last for 25+ years. The mechanic went on to explain that i should contact chevrolet because he believe that with the low mileage of my vehicle and the relative new-ness of the vehicle, the only cause for this issue would be a defect. I contacted chevrolet via email and was told that i would receive a response in no more than 48 hours. After hearing no response, i filed a complaint with the bbb and still have not heard anything.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure745000
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateHARRISBURG, PA
VIN pattern XXXXXX
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase10/07/20
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders0
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 Vehicle speed0
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 Tire size
 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
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  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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