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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,078 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.

2006 Chevrolet Aveo engine problems

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2006 Chevrolet Aveo Owner Comments

problem #7

Aug 142015


  • 49,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Aveo. While driving approximately 70 mph, smoke entered the vehicle through the vents and impaired the contact's visibility. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle was previously repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14V261000 (exterior lighting) however, the failure recurred. The approximate failure mileage was 49,000.

- Florence, KY, USA

problem #6

Jul 182015


  • 109,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Aveo. While driving approximately 65 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact had to maneuver to the side of the road. After fifteen minutes, the vehicle was able to be restarted. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they could not duplicate the failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 109,000.

- Greenfield, CA, USA

problem #5

Jan 022014

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 11,000 miles
My Chevrolet Aveo 2006 automobile has several issues that need to be addressed immediately. My car has issues with shifting and it suddenly speeds up for unknown reasons. My check engine light comes on all of the time. I tighten the gas cap as the manual states and it remains on. Also, there could be possible problems with the gas line as the car is making a loud sounds when I accelerate and smells like gas. I received a safety recall notice last year and was told that I would be contacted by mail when parts were ready. After 6 months, I contacted Chevrolet who replied that the parts were still not ready after no response from Chevrolet. I had to do the leg work myself. Their absolute disregard for immediate action is utterly reprehensible. People are being killed or injured because of their lack of or inability to address the situation.

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #4

Dec 072014

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 100,205 miles


I fell asleep at the wheel went through the median while driving down the interstate where the speed limit is 80 outside douglas Wyoming. As I woke when the car was in the middle of the median my car impacted a concrete culvert and went through the guard rail onto the other side of the interstate where it finally can to a stop across the other two lanes of on coming traffic all with no air bag deployment.

- Brush, CO, USA

problem #3

Aug 022014

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 77,339 miles
I was driving down the hwy about 60 mph and tried to push the gas but all it did was sputter and slowdown. Had to pull over and see what was wrong. Cod not find anything so I started it up again and the same thing. It just sputters. So I drove to a service station (very slowly) that I just had my oil change the previous day thinking they may have done something. After they checked it, they said it was nothing related to them but that they hooked it up to a machine and it was reading 11 different types of censors causing it to misfire. They had just had in a 2007 Chevy cobalt doing the same thing that there was a recall on. Wondering if the recall for the 2006 Aveo for the drl would cause these problems?! they service tech mentioned more than likely it is not 11 censors but just 1or 2 affecting the others read on the machine.

- Owasso, OK, USA

problem #2

Jul 012014

Aveo 4-cyl

  • miles
2006 Chevrolet Aveo. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle multiple mechanical and electrical problems. The consumer stated she experienced multiple mechanical and electrical problems with the vehicle. It was not disclosed to her, that the vehicle had frame damage, it was a fleet vehicle, and the air bags were replaced with used ones. While driving 45 mph, a bolt in the broke, which caused the engine to collapse and landed on the axle, breaking it on the driver's side. Also, she had the axle replaced previously, not knowing there was a problem with the frame. Due to the frame damage and warped undercarriage, a bolt connected to the frame that was connected to the motor mount hidden under the engine had previously bent and severed 3/4 of the way through the bolt. It went un-detected and her mechanic didn't know what to look for, since the frame was not disclosed.

- Selma, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 012013


  • 130,000 miles
The fan shroud rubbed against the radiator and caused a radiator leak.

- Dallas, TX, USA

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