The automatic transmission shifter may fail causing the ignition key to become stuck in the ignition lock cylinder.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2006 Chevrolet Aveo
2006 Chevrolet Aveo
2006 Chevrolet Aveo Problems
Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.
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.
The turn signal switch may fail causing the turn signals to stop working.
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.
2006 Chevrolet Aveo Questions and Answers
Ok...so apparantly this is common. Key won't turn off unless I disconnect battery cable. Does anyone know the name of the part I should be asking for? I have a real problem with paying dealers...
Have a 06 aveo , When I start the car it will go to 3000 rpm and and slowly fall back to normal. also it will be idling fine then start idling up and down and the lights react to this also. help
cracked passenger stop lamp, so I purchased one from ebay. However, new lamp assembly keeps blowing my fuse causing inability to shift out of park. Have blown over 8 fuses. Noticed wires on new ass...
Is this covered under the Drive Train Warranty, 5 year, 60,000 mile coverage
2006 Chevrolet Aveo Reviews
Bought my 2006 Chevy Aveo LS hatchback at the end of 2007 with 20k miles on it. Worst purchase I ever made. This car has had issues since the first week I had it, and spent more time in the shop than with me in the first months I owned it. I really wish I had been able to just return the car, especially given the severe drop in worth.
The throttle body/position sensor is faulty, despite replacements. Car does not respond to pressure on the gas pedal properly, causing it to shake and "stutter" even leading to it completely shutting off while driving at times. Gas mileage is rarely over 25 mpg, even on the highway, due to these issues.
I've also had to have the airbag replaced due to a "recall", though that was covered there have been consistent issues with airbag sensors. Each of these costs almost $300 and can only be replaced by the dealership due to the reprogramming needed following replacement. Both the front wheel-bearings have gone way before their time despite no accidents or other traumas to the vehicle. Each of these repairs cost me over $400.
Other issues include poor insulation resulting in significant road noise, particularly on the highway. Ineffective car-jack provided, it was unable to lift the car to the necessary height to remove the tires when needed.
These are just a few of the issues I've had with this car over the years. Over the last year alone I spent almost $2000 in unexpected repairs, and now there is another $1500 to be done. That is ON TOP of regular maintenance costs, which I keep up with as well.
I bought this vehicle because of its cost effectiveness and decent gas mileage. Neither of these have been the case, and I am very disappointed. Its no wonder that Chevy discontinued this model. Too bad the dealerships will only give about $1000 for the ones they sold.
Safe to say: This was the worst purchase I've ever made, and I am highly unlikely to purchase another vehicle from Chevy.
I bought my aveo used w/5k miles on it. Cost was $7500 after trading in a boat anchor of an escort on it... six years later it has 142,000 miles and still runs like a champ and delivers 38-40 mpg. For the money I have no complaints. Been a great car. Looks like I will get to 200k. Upside, the car is pretty fun to drive. It does well in snow if you stay on the ball, the tail does like to wag a bit. (can you say"drifting?" ;D )Downside, the front end suspension is noisy, it eats tires, (I really drive sanely,have not had this problem before) usually only 30k out of 60k rated treadwear. Overall, I have really come to like this little car.
TOTAL PIECE OF JUNK CHEVROLET 2006 AVEO, THIS CAR WAS SOLD TO ME BY A CHEVROLET DEALER THAT NEVER SAID TO ME DID YOU KNOW THIS CAR IS KOREAN IT MAY SAY CHEVROLET BUT ITS NOT BUILT IN THE USA AND THAT IT IS ALSO A DISPOSAL CAR ONLY GOOD FOR X AMOUNT OF MILES THEN YOU THROW IT AWAY,I KNOW THAT IAM NOT THE ONLY ONE THAT GOT THE SHAFT FROM CHEVROLET IN CLOSING I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THANKS FOR SCREWING THE AMERICAN CONSUMER FOR KOREA. PS.YOU OWE ME AND OTHERS A KISS FOR SCREWING US ALL RIGHT IN THE ASS!!
I purchased my 2006 Chevy Avio brand new. Completed all scheduled maintenance. Engine blew at 64,000 miles in 2009 and had to be replaced. Since the warranty on 2006 was 60,000 miles, Chevy would do nothing. Since then, nothing but problems with the master computer and check engine lights & a wide variety of electrical issues. A piece of junk. I have spent upwards of $3,000.00 to keep it running, and still owe $4,000.00 on a car with a value of just about nothing. If I had known this car was not a Chevy (ie American built), but is actually built in Korea, I would never have purchased it. What a lemon. Buyer beware
hi, I also have a 2006 Chevy Aveo that I bought from used Chevy dealership in my town. I love the car. I have had to replace blower motor for a/c which went out. I have owned the car now for about 4 years and have over 98,000 miles on it. Bought it with 43,000 miles. Also I have read other articles that the driver side door lock has a tendency to fall inside the door after a while and low and behold mine did the same thing. Unfortunately no warranty on the vehicle so I will be stuck with getting that fixed. Right now it is a pain to unlock the passenger door and reach across and unlock driver door from inside. But I live with it for now.