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2001 Chevrolet Prizm repairs by problem area

Engine (36%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (13%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (21%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (26%)

Other (0%)

Chart based on 39 repairs.
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2001 Chevrolet Prizm repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (25%)

$100 - $499 (50%)

< $100 (25%)

Chart based on 12 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2001 Chevrolet Prizm

Engine not specified

Chevrolet Prizm in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2010 - Jul 2011
Nov 2010

96000 mi

US $180
Stabilizer broken, get it change. Now the catalytic converter broke, need to change again. Have not repaired yet. Too expensive. 

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2001 Chevrolet Prizm 4dr Sedan

125-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Chevrolet Prizm in Utah, United States
Mar 2010 - Feb 2016
Apr 2010

137000 mi

US $50
Check Engine Light came on indicating the Mass Air Flow sensor had failed. Replaced the MAF. 
May 2010

140000 mi

US $150
Up and down stream O2 sensors were replaced. 
Feb 2011

148000 mi

US $1
Dash light in center console. 
Apr 2011

150000 mi

US $8
Interior door opener latch, driver side replaced. 
Dec 2011

159000 mi

US $18
Interior front passenger door latch broke. I guess we are hard on these things? 
May 2012

165500 mi

US $15
The bloody door opener on the driver side broke again! Must be those quality Chinese replacement parts...... 
Oct 2013

177500 mi

US $38
Replaced Blower Motor Resistor 
Nov 2013

178000 mi

US $25
Replaced another interior door opener lever. Obviously we are too abusive to these latches, this is the third one for this car. 
Apr 2014

180300 mi

US $20
Replaced another interior door latch on driver side. Attempting to find a QUALITY replacement. 
Jan 2016

198000 mi

US $10
Replaced yet another interior door latch on the driver side. The plastic can't keep up with the force of the door opening mechanism. 

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2001 Chevrolet Prizm 4dr Sedan

125-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet Prizm in Maryland, United States
Jun 2012 - Jul 2014
Apr 2013

143700 mi

US $50
CEL P0420 catalyst below efficiency threshold. Due to engine burning oil. 
Jul 2013

147000 mi

US $30
Needed new HVAC blower motor resistor. 
Jul 2014

157000 mi
CEL P0420 catalyst below efficiency threshold. Due to engine burning oil. 

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2001 Chevrolet Prizm 4dr Sedan

125-horsepower 1.8L I4 3-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet Prizm in Wisconsin, United States
Jul 2013 - May 2014
Sep 2013

136000 mi

US $250
Bering Replaced 
Jan 2014

140000 mi

US $500
horn not working 
May 2014

142000 mi
Misfire Worn bushing 
Chevrolet Prizm in Michigan, United States
Dec 2014 - Nov 2015
Dec 2014

178000 mi
Car vibrating more than normal when letting off the pedal after putting it into drive. Less acceleration and only 21 mpg. Upstream o2 sensor replaced and problem solved. Done at 160k miles. Blower only worked on high setting. Replaced blower motor resistor behind passenger glovebox at 172k miles and problem solved. Passenger front brake caliper locked up and caused lots of brake dust and a burning smell due to the brake always being applied slightly while driving. Replaced the caliper at 170k miles and problem solved. Not sure what's causing this, but over bumps, the front axle area of the car makes a soft thud noise. Assuming its the struts or some type of joint whether it be a CV joint or ball joint. Started at 165k miles. Engine started to burn oil around 80k miles (1qt/1,500-2,500 miles). Now at 178k miles and burns 1qt/150 miles highway and 1qt/300 miles city. Due to stuck piston rings known to be a problem for this car. Rebuild not worth value of the car. Interior door handles break often with this model (stop unlocking the door) and needed to be replaced twice for the driver side and twice for the passenger side throughout its life time not allowing people inside to unlock it, only exterior. Ball joints needed replacing at about 120k miles. 
Chevrolet Prizm in Washington, United States
Nov 2012 - Dec 2015
Nov 2013

161300 mi

US $325
replaced manifold gasket 
Chevrolet Prizm in Texas, United States
May 2012 - Jun 2012
May 2012

153000 mi

US $130
Replace timing chain tensioner. 
Jun 2012

153000 mi
The car had an intermittent hesitation problem. After bringing it to the shop previously and inspecting the car, I determined that it was not worth fixing. 
Chevrolet Prizm in Utah, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2016
Apr 2011

68000 mi

US $8
Interior door opener latch, driver side replaced. 
Mar 2014

98000 mi

US $9
Driver side interior door opener replaced. 
Sep 2015

126000 mi

US $6
Excessive oil consumption, 1qt every 1,000 miles. Did a Sea Foam piston soak, consumption down to 1 qt every 2,000 miles. Will do another piston soak at the end of the current oil change interval. 
Chevrolet Prizm in Wisconsin, United States
Jul 2010 - Feb 2016
Jun 2012

121000 mi

US $850
New air compressor, blower and belt 
Jan 2013

125300 mi

US $350
replace rotors and pads 
Chevrolet Prizm in Kansas, United States
Feb 2008 - Oct 2010
Aug 2010

65000 mi

US $150
Some sort of air intake regulator needed replacing. It was clogged and caused the engine to burn oil resulting in the car needing a quart of oil added every 1500 miles. They had to order the part. Some sort of air intake regulator was replaced. 

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2001 Chevrolet Prizm 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Chevrolet in New York, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2009
Jun 2008

72000 mi

US $650
Air conditioner compressor bearing failure 

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