I got a letter in the mail from GM saying that the Ignition Switch on my
2000 Cavalier will catch on fire and that GM will Fix this problem.
Does anybody know what they have to do to fix this problem.... I do not
want them taking the dash apart or the Steering Wheel to fix this
problem. GM May Screw things up even more... I may just leave it as it
is and not have them play around with it...
I will just remember if the car does not start to not keep cranking the
engine and let the ignition switch cool down a 2 min before trying again
then it should not catch fire... I will take my chances. And if it does
catch fire i will pretend i did not get the letter from GM and play dump
to the insurance company and they will pay me for another car.....
On the other hand, you might as well get GM to repair it for free now. If you
decide to sell the car, it will be worth more repaired than not repaired. When
smart buyers are getting ready to buy a used car, they look up the recall
They will a add a relay for your engine starter in the engine bay on
radiator frame. They should be all they do. They may check your brake and
other normal wear and tear to see if you want other work done at the same
Yeah, what he said, hehe. I temporarily owned an '00 Cavi earlier this year
and had the recall performed. They added a Tyco brand relay and wiring
harness to the starter directly in front of the engine and mounted the relay
on the radiator frame. The only "permanent" modification was a hole they
drilled for the sheet metal screw used to hold the relay socket. No work was
done anywhere else on the car. I was afraid that the kit would be installed
under the dash and I'd end up with splices and wires that didn't look
factory, but this wasn't the case.
I payed $3000.00 dollars for it in perfect condition with 34,000 orig
miles, Auto , Air, Anti-lock brakes from my brother who bought it new
and lives with me.... I have surviced this car since new.... WHAT A
DEAL... IM HAPPY !!!!
Good luck, My cruse control now doesn't work.. This is the least of my
worries. Does your Cav. stall at 65-70 mph in rush hour? mine does (on
12/20/04). Started back in June, then stopped in Sept. after spending 3
weeks with no repair!!. It would not stall for the dealer....Scott
65-70 during rush hour? Wow, I'd love to live where you are. Around
here "rush hour" means creeping along in dense 5-10 mph traffic through
But, my '04 cavalier has handled 65-70... and sometimes beyond... just fine.
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Uhm, with all due respect, a fire will probably screw the most things up.
And it's not GM you have to worry about, it's the tech doing the job. If
you find a dealership whose service department you have faith in, then I
doubt they'll "screw things up even more."
From what I've heard, it's possible for the ignition to catch fire even if
it's been left idle for cool-down time, in some cases. The short remains
even if you're not trying to start the engine and the heat builds over time.
Yeah, let's just hope no one is IN the car, or it's not parked in a garage
or near a tree or your house....
On Mon, 23 Aug 2004 01:47:04 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org (Captain
Keep your car tuned up so you don't have to crank it for more than a
second or two and you'll never have a problem with that ignition
switch. Or you can buy dirty gas, never tune your car up and smell
the melt down
Sure don't have it fixed, then I can pass you on the toll road while you
are standing behind the vehicle watching it burn. The wife & kids upset
that their vacation was ruined because you wouldn't let Chevy take apart
your steering column.
What a Maroon !
Captain Cranium ( an Empty Cranium that is ) wrote : hairy face thinks
he's something but he's really nothing.
First off you spelled my name wrong.
Second, if I had a car that had a potential problem of erupting into
flames and possibly injuring people, burning a garage or house down I'd
have the common sense to have the problem fixed.
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~~~The Former Fleet ~~~
89 Cavalier Z 24 convertible
78 Holiday 88 coupe
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