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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,100 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 #1

Oct 112005

Aveo 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,100 miles


The consumers vehicle had brake failure on four different occasions. When applying the brakes there was no braking capability. This happened only when the vehicle was in reverse, and after the vehicle had been parked overnight. The service dealer could not duplicate the problem to determine the cause of the brake failures. The consumer stated there has been 2 more brake failures. Updated 11/29/05.

- Pangburn, AR, USA

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