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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,800 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Aveo accessories - exterior problems

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2005 Chevrolet Aveo Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 172011


  • 54,600 miles


2005 Chevrolet Aveo. Consumer writes in regards to timing belt failure the consumer stated while driving 70 mph, the vehicle suddenly stopped running, it felt as though the transmission had fallen out. While trying to get to the emergency lane, the vehicle would not accelerate. Upon inspection, it was determined the timing belt idle pulley had broken, along with the serpentine belt, thermostat, water pump, as well as all of the 16 valves were bent. The total cost in parts and labor was $ $2,914.54. The consumer also stated the door lock cylinder fell into the door panel, the vacuum supply line to the sensor was cracked, which caused a vacuum leak.

- Glendale, AZ, USA

problem #1

Feb 022007

Aveo 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,000 miles
I arrived at the gas station to fill up and when I attempted to open the gas cap shield, the mechanism jammed and I had to pry it open. Then a few moments later, when I attempted to lock the door from the outside, the entire locking mechanism on the driver's side fell inside the interior of the car door. I have contacted the dealer and was told to bring it in. However, until I do there is no way to lock the door!

- Raleigh, NC, USA

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