2004 Chevrolet Aveo Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Chevrolet Aveo

2004 Chevrolet Aveo Problems

Ignition Key Stuck Due to Failed Shifter

The automatic transmission shifter may fail causing the ignition key to become stuck in the ignition lock cylinder.

Speedometer Not Working and/or Code P0722 Stored in PCM

The speedometer may stop functioning with code P0722 stored in the powertrain control module (PCM). This may be caused by a worn speedometer gear due to coolant contamination of the transmission fluid. If contamination is found the radiator is most likely at fault. The transmission should also be thoroughly inspected and repaired or replaced as required.

Noise From Rear Wheel Bearings

One or both rear wheel bearings may develop an abnormal noise and require replacement.

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2004 Chevrolet Aveo Questions

Why does my check engine light flashes? (2 answers)

When I pick up speed past 60 mph check engine light flashes off and on. When it does that it don't want to shift right like its suppost to.

How do I fix the abs? (1 answer)

How do I reset the light? The light comes on, but the system has been fixed.

Heat Smell (1 answer)

My heat gauge start low and later go up to half. As normal. But I get a smell that the enjin is warm. Even the the enjin feel warm. The oil and water is on it's mark.

Can it be that the thermostat is faulty or waterpump that the water does not circulate to cool the enjin down

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2004 Chevrolet Aveo Recalls

Daytime Running Light Module Can Overheat And Melt

The daytime running light module may overheat and melt, resulting in the potential of vehicle fire. Dealers will repair vehicles free of charge (a repair is not available as of the time of this writing).

Rear Safety Belt Can Become Twisted

The rear safety belt may become twisted so the safety belt retractor may lock in place rendering the belt unusable. In a crash, injury to the seat occupant could occur. Dealers will install a safety belt webbing guide to prevent the belt from twisting. The recall began October 15, 2004. The GM recall number is 04069.

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2004 Chevrolet Aveo Reviews

I bought my 04 Aveo in August of 2013 with 65000 miles for $5500. We immediately replaced the timing belt based on reports that it goes at about 60000 miles. Since then I have repaired all of the following: Catalytic convertor (2x, burned out in 6 months due to engine running too rich)-$1300 (second time it was under warranty) O2 sensor-$100 Spark plugs/fuel injectors $200 Major leak in r...
After 120000 miles ive just had y first problem with my 2004 aveo, Started to missing and skipping on take off, got it home and pulled the spark plug wires and looked down the holes at the plugs and oil was around all the plugs with 2 of them having oil atleast half way up on the plugs
I bought this car used in the middle of december for $6200 and 6 months later i was told it was valued at $2800! 6 Weeks after i purchased my vehicle the rear-passenger shoe broke, literally in half! I had to have it towed an hour from where i lived to the dealership. Even though it was after my warranty they were kind enough to fix my problem for free. Exactly one week later, the same tire s...

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