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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,667 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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2005 Chevrolet Aveo Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 072009


  • miles


2005 Chevy Aveo will not shift out of park. The vehicle has been in the shop several times and the problem is still occurring four years later.

- Republic, MO, USA

problem #2

May 142009


  • 98,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Aveo. The contact stated that the transmission locked up on his vehicle. While making a right turn, he stated that the front half of his vehicle stopped, but the rear continued to move. The speed was unknown. The vehicle rolled over three times down an embankment and was destroyed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer on three occasions and they stated that the computer control transmission system failed. The vehicle downshifts and locks into gear by itself. The failure began after a recall was issued by the manufacturer. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact was the only occupant in the vehicle and was not injured. A police report was filed. GM does not accept responsibility for the failure. The failure mileage was 98,000.

- Dustine, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 212005

Aveo 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Went to enterprise rent-A-car, and rented a 2005 Chevrolet Aveo. Vehicle was parked at a store. The consumer tried to back out of the parking space, and the car would not go into reverse. It seemed to just lock. The consumer had to use her strength to push it into reverse. Then, took vehicle home, parked it, and tried it later. It did the same thing. The consumer refused to drive it.

- Beverly Hills, CA, USA

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