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3.6

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,296 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Aveo Owner Comments

problem #8

May 182014

Aveo 4-cyl

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The rear end makes aloud like whish sound when driving. The hatchback will not unlock with the key you have to crawl into the back and have someone at the rear of the car to pull while some is on the in sliding the spring. The rear plug caught on fire every since then R.P.M will not stay under 2 1/2 the accelerator goes up and down while drive it stick the left turn signal will not shut off the wiper fluid will not work we have check all fuse and none are blew. When the fire happened the bulb in that was not even blew the dash smell like it burning and gets very hot.

- Crane, MO, USA

problem #7

Jul 132011

Aveo

  • 63,000 miles
I bought this car 8 mths ago, a few weeks after I bought the car the windshield wiper just flew off, a few weeks after that the cruise control quit working, a month after that the A/C kept switching off on its own and back on hours later, now the engine light has come on and the car hesitates and doesn't appear to be shifting gears when its suppose to, I took it to the dealer, they said it was a PCM update which they didn't charge me, a few days later it is hesitating again, the engine light is back on, the cruise control still doesn't work. Talk about a lemon.

- Marysville, OH, USA

problem #6

Jul 012011

Aveo

  • 34,580 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Aveo. The contact stated that the pedal position sensor switch failed, causing the vehicle to accelerate. The contact made an attempt to contact both the manufacturer and the dealer, but neither were responsive. The failure was not repaired. The failure mileage was 34,580 and the current mileage was 35,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Weston, WV, USA

problem #5

Mar 282011

Aveo

  • 54,802 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The mechanical brake switch sticks in the open position. The driver depresses the brake pedal but the switch does not close and the brake lights do not come on. At least eight other complaints about this issue appear to be listed on the ntsb web site, however, many drivers appear to be unaware that the brake lights do not work and instead, they complain about a second symptom of the stuck switch: That they are unable to shift the car out of park. The owner's manual does describe a way for the driver to overcome the shift interlock problem but fails to mention that the brake lights may fail when this problem occurs. It appears that a number of people who encounter this problem continue to drive the car and rely on the shift interlock override without realizing that their brake lights are not working. I do not know if this same switch is used to disengage the cruise control, but it is common in other vehicles for the brake light switch to also disengage the cruise control. If that is the case with this model, then the stuck switch might also prevent the cruise control from disengaging when a driver taps the brakes.

- West Bath, ME, USA

problem #4

May 152008

Aveo 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 42,900 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Aveo. The contact stated that the check engine light illuminated and the vehicle suddenly accelerated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that the throttle body assembly needed to be replaced. She mentioned that she had to replace the throttle body assembly four times because the repair only lasted for 25,000 miles. The manufacturer was contacted who only offered to file a complaint. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 42,900 and current mileage was 110,000. Updated 03/15/11 the consumer stated the throttle body was replaced four times. Updated 04/29/11

- Leonard, MI, USA

problem #3

May 132010

Aveo

  • 53,000 miles
While driving the throttle is sometimes stuck in a lower gear causing me to move at a limited speed while on the road. There has always been a problem with the throttle such as erratic acceleration, but only recently it has become stuck.

- Smyrna, TN, USA

problem #2

Feb 162010

Aveo

  • 19,884 miles
-the contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Aveo. While the contact was driving approximately 2 mph the accelerator pedal was engaged which there was no power response. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The computerized system code was reset. However, the contact was uncertain of the other service performed on the vehicle. Also, a carburetor part was ordered which would not be available until June 31, 2010. The failure and current mileage were 19,884.

- Galesberg, IL, USA

problem #1

Aug 202009

Aveo 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,200 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Aveo. While driving 20 to 25 mph, the vehicle accelerated at a high speed. The failure has not been diagnosed by the dealer. The failure mileage was 14,200. Updated 09/18/09. The consumer stated once he tapped on the brake, the vehicle resumed to normal operating. Updated 09/18/09.

- Sallisaw, OK, USA

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