2001 Chevrolet Cavalier from North America
A floor mat nightmare - it's an accident waiting to happen
Every time I got in the car, the mat would move up underneath the gas pedal and I would have to move it back. It doesn't have one of those clips to hold it in place that I've seen in other cars. I came very close to getting into an accident because the car started going out of control because the mat was wedged up underneath the pedals.
Other than the floor mat problem, the car is okay. It's a nice ride and pretty reliable, but GM seems to cut corners and uses cheap material.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 25th June, 2004
24th May 2005, 12:41
I was wondering if whoever wrote this article would write back so that I may get a hold of you because I had the same problem with my 2002 Cavalier. I wanted to know what you did about this problem and if there is anything GM will do.
17th Mar 2007, 19:27
All cavaliers suck so bad. Why WOULD you whine about a freaking floor mat Duh just take it out if its bothering you. You could easily fix this by going 75 miles an hour putting the cruise control on and jumping out the door! Maybe there will be enough centrifugal force to hold the stupid mat down.
4th Jun 2008, 14:50
Use a tack!
6th Nov 2009, 20:40
I just replaced the mats in my Cavalier since I was having the same problem.
4th Aug 2010, 16:59
Has anyone else heard of or experienced problems with the floor mats on the Cavalier? I recently heard about a guy whose mat got tangled in the pedals and caused an accident.
5th Aug 2010, 12:42
I know this may sound difficult to do, but could you somehow learn to get into the seat properly? Do you use the floor mat to help you glide into the seat? Most GM cars do not have tacks for their floor mats and I have never had this issue.