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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,000 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Aveo brakes problems

brakes problem

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2007 Chevrolet Aveo Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 142010


  • 98,000 miles


Chevrolet Aveo 2007 ABS braking system failure to brake during slow speeds and one time on the highway. I currently have 98,000+ miles on a Chevrolet Aveo 2007 and while recently getting several services completed in the $500 range I got new brake pads on my vehicle because they were worm out. I was also having breaking problems while parking my vehicle. The ABS don't allow the breaks to engage and I have to use the emergency break. Its now been around 3 months since November 2009 when the ABS breaking system began to fail and my vehicle stopping has gotten worse. The dealer refuses to cover the parts under warranty nor to check the problem for free. I have replaced the fuse when this first occurred as hearing the PCM can reset causing the system to work again as it did until this year. I recently brought my vehicle into the Chevrolet dealer whom has recently diagnosed my vehicle for $69.99 plus tax. A speed sensor bad was diagnosed and is getting fixed. The dealer told me this part isn't covered under warranty and cost $150. The ABS going bad on the highway was the final call when pulling off the interstate at 35 mph and during parking/slow speeds I'm required to use the parking break. The warranty doesn't cover this part and costs $150 plus labor hours. I feel as this is a safety recall issue and should be covered by the dealer. Based on being required to use the emergency break to stop my vehicle during some stops I find this a very huge safety concern.

- Wisconsin Dells, WI, USA

problem #1

Oct 042008


  • miles
I bought my Aveo new. At only 6,000 miles the master cylinder failed and 5,000 miles later the brake booster failed and I crashed--the air bags did not deploy. GM would fixed the brake booster but not the damage to my car! at 13,000 miles the brake drums needed to be re-surfaced, the brake rotors needed to be cut, and I had to get new brake pads--again GM would not fix it and made me pay for it. At 16,000 miles the air bag sensor for the passenger failed. At 18,000 miles the gas gauge failed and the shifter got stuck in park, and the cruise control would work on and off. At 20,000 miles the all four tires needed to be replaced. Around this time, gas mileage dipped to about 19-21mpg, but GM couldn't figure out why. At 30,000 miles I had to get new rotors and brake pads--again I had to pay for it even though they are wearing out prematurely. At 35,000 miles the transmission started to shift hard so GM recommended I change the transmission fluid at a cost $450 because the fluid has a special additive that is shipped from Korea! at 44,000 miles the engine died--more like blew up. GM said that it is my fault for letting it run too hot, though I had no warning from any gauges, lights, ect... again I had to fix it even though I had the 100,000 mile warranty. At 48,000 miles the A/C needed to be overhauled--I had to pay for it. At 52,000 miles I hit a deer and again the air bags did not deploy. The insurance company junked it. Absolutely without a doubt in my mind the worst car I have ever owned. GM should be sued for this car. They do not honor the warranty at all. The service departments treated me with disrespect. A couple of dealers refused to even accept my car for repair. The car is very scary to drive and not safe at all. With all the money I spent fixing the car plus my car payment each month, I could have easily purchased a BMW instead. GM is absolutely the worst folks to deal with. Never again will I buy or support anything from GM.

- Ashburn, VA, USA

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