2003 Chevrolet CAVALIER Fuel System, Gasoline Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2003 Chevrolet CAVALIER Fuel System, Gasoline Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID746494
 Internal NHTSA #10291420
 Model Year2003
 File date08/11/09
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemI'd purchased my 2003 chevrolet cavalier in like-new condition with ~20k miles. Months after i'd started driving the vehicle, i noticed that when i would put the transmission into neutral(manual transmission), the rpm would drop well below 1000 and sometimes it would stall. When it would stall, it wouldn't start again for a few minutes of sitting. I had the vehicle looked at and no one could find a problem. This problem didn't occur at a regular interval, but instead happened randomly at least once within 2 or 3 months time. I have had the car for 4. 5 years and the fuel pump has stopped operating completely. The problem wasn't apparent until i tried starting my vehicle on the morning of november 8th 2009 and the vehicle would not start. The starter was functioning properly, but the electronic fuel injection unit was making a different noise. After having the vehicle evaluated, it was determined that the fuel pump had become inoperable. The replacement fuel pumps price ranges between $150-250 on average and labor would cost more. By doing a little research, it's obvious that this is a common case. An o. E. M. Fuel pump on a car under 75k miles should last longer than 5 years before deterioration.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure70740
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateWELLSBURG, WV
VIN pattern 1G1JC52F937XXXXXX
 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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Transmission type
 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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 Dealer's name
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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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