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Chevrolet Aveo Problems

Miscellaneous -- Verified

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

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.

Brakes -- Verified

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.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The turn signal switch may fail causing the turn signals to stop working.

Drive Train -- Verified

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.

Chevrolet Aveo Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., October 11, 2004

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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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Engine, November 16, 2006

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In a frontal crash test, it was discovered that the fuel line in the engine compartment could crack and short circuits in the fuse box were discovered that would make the fuel pump continue to run. If this happens and fuel leaks onto the ground, a vehicle fire could occur. Dealers will replace the fuse block and install a new section of fuel line that has been redesigned. The recall began November 16, 2006. The recall number is 06133.

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Chevrolet Aveo Questions and Answers

Charlessweitzer, 2004 Chevrolet Aveo, York, PA

Daylight running lights work sometime

Cleo, 2004 Chevrolet Aveo, Beverly Hills, CA

There seem to be an inner and outer, or are they one piece and, I can't seem to locate a supplier without going directly to a GM dealer which charges $150 + for each one. Any suggestions and m...

JWBlack, 2004 Chevrolet Aveo, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, Chandler, AZ

Lamps work, the brake light does not light. Checked fuses and they are good. What is the problem?

star33, 2004 Chevrolet Aveo, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, Youngstown, OH

Have an 04 Aveo starts up but will not shift out of park, what can I do to repair it and how much is this gonna cost me? Help Please

crgarcia, 2004 Chevrolet Aveo, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, Seabrook, TX

yes i was driving my car this morning and i starting to hear i kliking noise in the right front of the car i made it home but try to go somewere later and it din,t start i turn the engine key and...

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Chevrolet Aveo Reviews

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

Worst car ever!!!! Stay away!!!

I have a 2010 Chevrolet Aveo Hashback the tire wear is not good. I have had to replace all 4 tires 2x. The last set of tires have only 6,237 miles the tires are 40000 mile tire. They have to be replaced because they wearing out fast. I also have a 2009 Chevrolet Aveo Sedan the car is also wearing out tires. These cars are not good for tire wear. Why did GM ever put these cars on the market? The problem is GM put 15 inch tire rims on these cars. GM engineers did not do the research very good before they put these Aveo's on the market. I bought both cars preowned. I had to replace tires on both cars 2 times. I will never buy a GM Aveo again.


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.

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