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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,599 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2006 Chevrolet Aveo Owner Comments

problem #7

Dec 012014

Aveo 4-cyl

  • miles


2005 and 2006 Chevrolet Aveo the steering area was heating up. The consumer was informed the parts were not available.

- Moxee, WA, USA

problem #6

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 #5

Sep 092011

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 25,624 miles
At a stop the car was put in park, ignition switch turned off and the key would not come out. Started the car again and could not move the shifter out of park. Vehicle was taken to the dealership. Ignition lock module was not sending signal. It was not grounding out as designed. Module was replaced. There was still no change in resolving the problem. Tested shifter and found internal failure of module. The entire shifter module and assembly was replaced.

- Lancaster, OH, USA

problem #4

Apr 172014

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 83,000 miles


My wife was driving down the road and the rack and pinion broke and she lost steering. Because of that she hit a truck witch then damaged her car with $4100 in damage. I think GM should have put a stronger rack and pinion in the car. It didn't brake at the joints it broke at the gear that goes to both tie rods.

- Amberg, WI, USA

problem #3

Jan 102012

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 134,366 miles
The car key will not turn on. I have to reenter the key and turn the steering wheel back and forth to get the key to turn on. Then once I get the car running it falls dead while I'm driving it. I have had my car towed twice because I could not get the key to turn on, this a daily problem and a very dangerous one. If the car continues to turn off in the middle of traffic some one could hurt very bad or killed.,

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #2

Apr 172014

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 83,000 miles
Driving and lost steering and brakes and ran into a truck. Tried to steer and stop and could not.

- Amberg , WI, USA

problem #1

Apr 232010


  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Aveo. The contact stated that the check engine warning light would illuminate and the vehicle would began to abnormally jerk forward. The vehicle would stall momentarily before independently restarting. In addition, there was an unusual increase in engine rpms. The vehicle was taken to a certified mechanic where the contact was advised that the throttle body would need to be replaced. The vehicle will be repaired. The failure and current mileages were approximately 54,000.

- Mount Vernon , WA, USA

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