Chevrolet Prizm Repair and Maintenance

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

Chevrolet Prizm Problems

Check Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Issue

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

Contamination of extended life coolant
Extended life coolant may become contaminated and require cooling system service before the recommended 100,000 miles.
Replace spark plugs every 100,000 miles

The spark plugs should be replaced every 100,000 miles. Our technicians recommend replacing the spark plug wires also at this time.

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Chevrolet Prizm Questions

Check engine, code PO420?? (1 answer)

About 125,000 miles on it. Owned it since 90k roughly. Every once in a while the engine light would blink on, seemingly random (solid 55 straightaways, usually), then on next day startup or so, would be off. This time it turned on about a week after my last oil change (due for another soon), and ...

My car suddenly lost daylights and now have to disconnect battery to turn off (2 answers)

Battery must be disconnected to kill the dinner and parking lights every time. With no key in the ignition the parking lights and dinner stay on even with door closed what's wrong

I had bought 2 front vendors from junk yard and can't put them on myself (1 answer)

I bought both right and left front vendors, cause of the bottom of both of them are rotted away. would a garage put them on and how would it cost?

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Chevrolet Prizm Reviews

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.
This car rules! Toyota hearth inside a Chevrolet body.

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