1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Sedan - Reliability

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Base Sedan (2.2L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

Reliability Rating for 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Sedan by Identifix

Ratings Key Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems
  Rating Comments
Engine Occasional problems on these vehicles are failure of the Powertrain Control Module and the Timing Chain Tensioner. These failures may prevent the vehicle from starting.

The cost to repair the PCM is estimated at $210 for parts and $130 for labor. The cost to repair the Timing Chain Tensioner is estimated at $128 for parts and $416 for labor. This failure applies to the 2.2L engine only. All prices are estimates based on $65 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Transmission & Driveline
Steering & Suspension
Brake
Heating & Air Conditioning
Starting & Charging
Accessories Occasional problems on this vehicle are failure of the Windshield Wiper Crank Arm and the Headlights Wiring Harness.

The cost to repair the Windshield Wiper Arm is estimated at $104 for labor and $74 for parts. This failure can cause the Wipers to stop in the middle of the windshield. The cost to repair the headlight wiring harness is estimated at $32.50 for labor and $10 for parts. This failure may cause the headlights to become inoperative. All prices are estimates based on $65 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Overall 4 out of 5

Reliability Ratings displayed above reflect style specific standard features and may vary from aggregated values displayed for the same year in the historical model overviewed bellow.

Reliability History for Chevrolet Cavalier Sedan by Identifix

  1993 1994 1996 1997
Engine
Transmission & Driveline
Steering & Suspension
Brake
Heating & Air Conditioning
Starting & Charging
Accessories
Overall

Reliability Ratings by Identifix is based from repair shop-reported issues. Though this data may be for years prior to model you are researching, it exposes how reliable this model platform has been historically.

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