Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2008 Chevrolet Aveo
2008 Chevrolet Aveo
2008 Chevrolet Aveo Problems
The automatic transmission shifter may fail causing the ignition key to become stuck in the ignition lock cylinder.
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.
2008 Chevrolet Aveo Questions and Answers
my 2008 aveo only gets 19 mpg what can i do to get better mpg
Correct tachometer reading
The rear wiper broke on my 2008 aveo does anyone know how to replace. hAVE no warranty.
I have a grinding noise in the front end drivers side when braking and seems to be more pronounced when warm out. I have replaced the calipers and the noise stopped for about a month now the noise...
I made a random stop then when I got in my car it started up but I didn't have brake lights, and when I mashed the brakes to floor to put it in gear the shifter wouldn't unlock to put in ...
2008 Chevrolet Aveo Reviews
Worst car ever!!!! Stay away!!!
NISSN HERE I COME!MY CHEVY SUCKS 2008 AVEO....MONEY WELL WAISTED!!!!
2008 Aveo; The EGG. I am having the same problems the other owners had. AC/heat only work on high. Tires wearing out. Alignment needed often. Icame to this site to find out about an AC Clutch relay and found these comments, which Described exactly what I have been gong through. Surely Chevy knows about these problems, but I am with the majority/the customers/us,... This is my last one too.
Can anyone give me directions to the nearest Toyota dealership?
We own 2 of these - a 2008 and a 2010. Both of them are the "Aveo 5" model. I bought them for my teenage sons who were about to get their license. Each one was bought a year before they got their license, and they learned to drive in it. During that time I drove the cars (instead of my truck). I got each one for less that $10k with rebates and GM Card points that i had.
The 2008 gets about 28 MPG, and the only trouble we've had is that the fan motor on the heat/air only worked on the "high" setting, so they replaced the switch and it works fine. No other problems. I have notice the same thing about the front tires. There are 30k miles on the car now but we're into our second set already. My son drives a lot of miles between Detroit and Nashville to see his girlfriend and he's had no problems. The car "whistles" at about 75MPH. I've thought about trying to deal with that somehow because it's annoying.
The 2010 is a nicer car - a little better trim and more solid interior. This one gets about 25MPG and doesn't seem as powerful, which is weird because it's the same engine. Just today the engine light came on and I have to take it in.
I've found the dealer and service to be professional. The sales process was easy and low-pressure. I was surprised.
These cars are not the best cars on the market, but for the $9,800 I paid for them they are pretty darn good. They are the perfect vehicle for a kid - low cost to operate, decent fuel economy, and cheap parts and tires. The warranty is good for 3 years and they come with OnStar free for a year - something my wife really likes because of their crash-detection. I wouldn't buy one for myself, but their good for new drivers.
I bought my 2008 Aveo, also known as the POS or Lemon, used at the beginning of this year. I have bought 6 tires (all have been on the car), replace spark plugs and air filter and got the oil changed. The dang thing is still getting 16 miles to the gallon, the last 4 tires put on were brand new all weather that GM put on it and my tire sensor pressure light is still on. The driver side door lock fell into the car. GM fixed it and now my driver side door interior has a gap at the edge because they put it back on wrong. Also after a month of having it the back hatch door handle stopped working. To all the potiental buyers out there.... RUN FOR THE HILLS!!!!! This car isn't worth it. And if you call GM customer care they will only tell you that you need to bring it in to get it tested and that you have to pay for it! I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER CHEVY!!!!!!!!!!