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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
105,000 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.

2005 Chevrolet Aveo brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Chevrolet Aveo Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 172014

Aveo 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Aveo. While reversing, a grinding noise was heard coming from the rear brakes. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who discovered that the rear brakes were rusted and corroded. The brakes were replaced. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000. MA 10/21/15 the consumer stated the rear brakes locked up. They were not getting any lubricant. Updated 01/15/16.

- Tomahawk, WI, USA

problem #1

Jul 182012

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
For the last two years at random times when I start my car, the brakes will not work. They can not even be pressed down. Whenever this happens, a corresponding weird revving that causes the car to lunge forward in such a way that it doesn't usually also happens. I parallel park on a street daily, and one morning when this happened ended up hitting the car in front of me. Usually the problem stops happening after driving for about 1/2 a mile, but it is pretty scary trying to drive without brakes to get to that 1/2 mile mark. Especially since whenever the brakes won't work the car also seems to accelerate on its own. I have tried to get this fixed multiple times but it always stops happening by the time I get to the mechanic and I've left my car overnight at a mechanic twice and they haven't been able to recreate the issue. I can't part with my car for an entire week so that this problem can be diagnosed.

- Los Angeles , CA, USA

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