Chevrolet Prizm Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Chevrolet Prizm


The mass air flow sensor may fail causing the Check Engine Light to illuminate.

A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate.

Front brake rotors can wear causing a pulsation felt in the brake pedal. Our technicians often recommend replacement of the front rotors and brake pads as the best option to correct this condition.

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Drove the car, everything worked perfect. Parked it and the next day had no headlights. Put new bulbs in lights and dimmer switch, didn't help but this is where it got really bad on me. Now the lights come on auto but then they will go off, if you turn the dimmer on we lose brake lights, int...

I love this car, no problems otherwise.

When i speed up the ticking sound gets louder and it stays a constint sound ticking when its stopped. It now having trouble speeding up also. When i herd this i hurryed home not even 5 min from the house the car died and i had to restart it. i was thinking it was the front crankshaft seal needing...

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This is our 2nd Prizm, our other one is a 1990.They are wonderful,reliable cars that get great gas mileage. They were both bought used from car rental agencies. Few people realize they're Toyota Corolla autos by another name. We feel badly they no longer make these cars, would continue to buy them when needed.

I bought this car used in 2003 and have put over 200,000 tough miles on it. It's still going strong on the original engine. Gas mileage is decent (although my old Geo Metro was much better). Have had to replace both front door locking mechanisms due to wear, which was expensive, $350-$400 each. And am having a little oil leakage. Other than that it's still in great shape even though I in no way...

I love my chevy prism! American Made, but corolla engine, best of both worlds. Dont want to let it go! limits to love- the interior and plastic peel and plastic is broken, door handle outside broken,interior roof fabric peeling, oil leaking-need to supplement every month. Best car ever.

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