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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
105,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 Chevrolet Aveo brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Chevrolet Aveo Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 302013

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 84,000 miles


Overall, an excellent small car! my car has a brake problem when first started in the morning occasionally. There are no power brakes and you have to put both feet on the pedal to stop the car! knowing this(the pedal is super hard when you put your foot on the brake to put it in gear) I have been able to give myself plenty of room to stop and the condition has not caused an accident! this condition usually goes away after a few miles and the brakes return to normal! by the time I can get to a garage, everything is fine and it doesn't do it consistently! weather does not seem to be a factor and it only does it on startup after it sits overnight!

- Scott Depot, WV, USA

problem #1

Feb 012012

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 127,000 miles
My passenger rear shoe broke in half. In the following months, approximately once every week to two weeks my springs and self adjust fall off. When the drum is pulled off they are either completely detached or hanging by a hair. They are not connected nor are they doing any good for the braking system. In the 7 months that I have had the car, I have had it worked on 18 or more times on the exact same brake.

- Howard, OH, USA

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