2009 Chevrolet Aveo Q&A
2009 Chevrolet Aveo Question: 2009 Chevy Aveo's Hold Light came on and is blinking.
My daughters Hold Light is flashing, what is causing this? - Visitor
If the HOLD mode light flashes indicates a malfunction in the automatic transmission. Take the car to the Chevrolet Dealership. - fernando
I have a 2009 Chevy Aveo. The hold light has come on two times since I have owned the vehicle. The first time at about 37,000 (just out of warranty)the vehicle started running very poorly. the check engine light came on as well as the hold light blinking. At first I thought it was a transmission problem, It was NOT. The problem with this gem of a car is that the spark plugs need to be replaced by 35,000 miles. The check engine light was due to the ignition coil pack being bad (cylinder 3) All four need to be replaced at once. After replacing the coil pack (now costs about $100 at the dealership)and plugs the check engine light went out and the hold light went out. This was an extremely easy repair. I walked my 13 year old daughter through the repair. The second time the hold light went on was about a week ago. I now have about 52,000 miles. The light came on for no apparent reason. The only unusual thing that happened was that i accidentally spun the tires in the rain just before the light came on. The owners manual will tell you to bring it in asap because there could be serious problems. I couldn't believe i was having another major problem (there was no check engine light on this time) My guess was that the spinning of the tires could have had something to do with causing the hold light to go on and blink. What i did was disconnect the battery over night in an attempt to reset the light. It worked, i have not seen the light come back on in over a week. I drive about 50 miles a day on the highway as well as stop and go traffic. Ill call that a win. These lights come on for a reason, if the light comes back on i will be planning on taking it in to a transmission specialist. I am not trying to say you should ignore your lights but sometimes a little effort before taking it into your mechanic can save you a bunch of money. I just wanted to share what i did with you all. Also you can have your check engine codes read my many auto part stores usually at no charge. I would never buy another Aveo or recommend one to anyone. In my opinion they are poorly manufactured vehicles. I guess i should have guessed that any vehicle with a 3 year 36k mile warranty has such a short warranty for a reason! I hope i could help someone with my experience. - Lenty
Since 2009 they have changed the thermostat, had a recall on the spark plug shoe & plugs at 11000 miles. The hold light came on at 12000 miles the dealership couldn't find the problem, it clears and restarts slipping back to second gear. The fuel pump went at 22000 miles, now at 26556 the hold light is flashing the button is not the problem and it's stuck in 2nd gear and over heating. The extended warrenty is just about over and the dealership is trying to decide what is causing the problem before they change the transmission. Lets hope they decide before the warrenty expires completely. Has anyone had problems with the dealerships stalling to repair... - doverwales
My wife's 2009 Chevy Aveo has been a pretty good little car for the last 4 years until she had a power problem going to work this week and blinking dash lights (Engine and Hold blinking)! I went to her work after her telling me it had a loss of power and would not go into high gear! I drove it to my mechanic and thought for sure something was wrong with power and the Transmission!!! I had it looked at by my mechanic and first he changed the spark plugs, didn't solve the problem. I had read on other sites some had same issues! We talked it over and we both thought the coil pack needed replacing and he replaced it and problem was solved! The coil pack was all one piece cost $180 and the computer check said it was the #3 coil pack! It is running great no blinking lights and trans shifts smooth no problems and goes in to high gear fine! Car has 113k miles! The cost was $180 coil pack + $20 spark plugs, $100 labor plus tax Total $320 - bubbysboys
Remove the terminals from the battery and touch them both together for about 10 sec. That will reset the system. Then remove your intake valve and spray some fuel injection cleaner. The car will sound like it want to turn off but that is fine. Then drive it right after. That should solve your problem. I have an 09 Chevy aveo and that solved that problem. Chevy vehicle transmissions are usually controlled by the air intake and that is what needs cleaning. Try it and see what happens - Monic426