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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
8 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,872 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Aveo seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2004 Chevrolet Aveo Owner Comments

problem #14

Jul 012016

Aveo

  • 140,390 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Aveo. The contact stated that the air bag warning indicator remained illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 140,390. Updated 09/22/16

- Frankford, MO, USA

problem #13

Jan 132016

Aveo

  • 130,200 miles
The vehicle was moving at a highway speed of approximately 65 mph, when it got into a collision with another vehicle. The other vehicle made an abrupt stop on the highway in front of the 2004 Chevrolet Aveo, which caused the Aveo to hit the back of the suddenly stopped vehicle. Upon impact, the airbag did not deploy, which from my understanding should happen when traveling at that speed. In fact it especially should have deployed, due to the fact that the impact damaged the front of the vehicle. My concern is that I have bought two other vehicles from the same manufacturer since my purchase of this vehicle. I want to make sure that my family is safe when riding in these vehicles.

- Stockton, CA, USA

problem #12

May 302014

Aveo

  • 72,950 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Aveo. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who diagnosed that the floor mat sensor and clock spring needed to be repaired. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 72,950.

- Kenneth City, FL, USA

problem #11

Aug 012012

Aveo

  • 103,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Aveo. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer for inspection but the cause of the failure was undetermined. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The failure mileage was 103,000.

- Attleboro, MA, USA

problem #10

Nov 012011

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Aveo. The contact was driving 45 mph when her vehicle was involved in a T-bone crash and the contact's vehicle crashed into the side of another vehicle. The air bags did not deploy. The contact suffered serious injuries and was transported to the hospital via ambulance. The vehicle was towed to insurance company lot but the vehicle was not examined to determine the cause of failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure and the current mileages were approximately 80,000. Updated 12/12/11

- Odessa , FL, USA

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problem #9

Dec 242010

Aveo

  • 82,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Aveo ls. While driving approximately 60 mph, the contact crashed into a median and a snow bank. The air bags did not deploy. Approximately two months later, while driving approximately 65 mph, the vehicle slid on black ice causing the vehicle to roll over and the air bags failed to deploy. The vehicle was destroyed. The contact did not mention if there were any injuries. A police report was filed. The dealer was notified and was unaware of the air bag failure. The current mileage was 85,000 and the failure mileages was 82,000.

- Mound, MN, USA

problem #8

Nov 212010

Aveo

  • 35,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Air bag light will not shut off. Dealer has repaired it at least 4 times and now it is on again. He says they can't or won't do it under warranty, and told me it would cost about $500 this is just not acceptable. Seems like there are lots of complaints about Aveo air bag light staying on. There should be a recall and get them fixed.

- Hunt, TX, USA

problem #7

Apr 192010

Aveo

  • 45,300 miles
The contact owned a 2004 Chevrolet Aveo. While driving approximately 35 mph, the vehicle crashed into three deer. The air bags did not deploy. The vehicle was destroyed and the contact was injured. The contact was transported to the hospital and a police report was filed. The current and failure mileages were approximately 45,300.

- Cheswick , PA, USA

problem #6

Oct 172005

Aveo

  • 1,000 miles
Electrical problem of all kinds, seatbelt light wont shut off, air bag warning light comes on won't go off, overhead light wont work, oil light comes on. Take it to the dealer and they just reset it, then it happens again, and again, and again..started at 500 miles and continues thru today at 45000 miles...just a real pain, had to by one of the reset tool cause the garage started charging me $50 to check and reset it..

- Hunt, TX, USA

problem #5

Oct 222008

Aveo

  • 66,322 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Aveo. While driving 25 mph, another vehicle crashed into the contact's vehicle head on. The air bags failed to deploy. The fire department arrived and deactivated the air bag switch, so that the air bags would not deploy while removing her from the vehicle. The contact sustained major injuries by striking the steering wheel. The vehicle was destroyed and towed from the scene. The failure and current mileages were 66,322.

- Bellburnan, PA, USA

problem #4

Jan 232008

Aveo 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Air bag indicator light came on in mid January 2008 and has remained on. The car just went out of warranty in Aug 2007. Since I have been deployed for 15 months, I was not able to discover this problem while it was still under standard warranty. After contacting Chevrolet about several issues with the brakes and air bag light, they instructed me to get it diagnosed. The diagnosis revealed an ecw failure but nothing could be found wrong with the brakes. Recommendation from Chevrolet servco is to have ecw fixed. After the occurrence with the brakes, my husband began driving the vehicle.

- Honolulu, HI, USA

problem #3

May 042006

Aveo 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,972 miles
While stopped at red light, our 2004 Chevy Aveo was struck from behind by a vehicle traveling about 25-45 mph, which propelled the Aveo into the car in front of it. During the crash, the driver's seat moved backward into about a 45 degree angle and locked in that position and providing my daughter no protection against whiplash. She received injuries to her neck and abdomen, which would have been much worse if she had not been holding on tightly to the steering wheel. She was wearing her seat belt at the time of the crash, and the Aveo airbags did not deploy.

- Park Ridge, IL, USA

problem #2

Apr 032006

Aveo 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles
: the contact stated while traveling 55 mph the vehicle went in a ditch, causing damage to the front end. When this occurred the airbags did not deploy. The seat belt was worn, but the contact sustained minor injuries. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence and has not been seen by a mechanic. Updated 05/03/06.

- Carlisle, AR, USA

problem #1

May 012005

Aveo 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 9,071 miles
Had an accident ; head on collision and her air bags did not deploy and the seat belt did not lock. GM was notified.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

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