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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
92,599 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.

2007 Chevrolet Aveo steering problems

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2007 Chevrolet Aveo Owner Comments

problem #9

Jun 302016


  • 127,429 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Aveo. While driving approximately 35 mph, the steering column seized without warning. The vehicle was manually restarted and the steering operated normally. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was approximately 127,429.

- St James, MO, USA

problem #8

Jun 142016


  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Aveo. While driving 5 mph, the vehicle stalled and the steering wheel seized. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken to be diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

- St.James, MO, USA

problem #7

Feb 262016


  • 126,859 miles
The contact owned a 2007 Chevrolet Aveo. While making a turn at 20 mph, the steering wheel locked up and caused the vehicle to spin out of control. The contact crashed into an oncoming vehicle. The air bags did not deploy. The police was called to the scene and a police report was filed. The contact was uninjured; however, the pregnant driver of the other vehicle sustained injuries that required medical attention. The contact's vehicle was destroyed and towed to a tow yard. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 126,859.

- Haltom, TX, USA

problem #6

Dec 162014


  • 90,000 miles


After starting car, I was unable to disengage the car from the parking position. Was only able to get car out the park position by jamming a metal device into the manual shift lock release position. Ended having car towed to mechanic who diagnosed problem as needing a new fuse box. However, after first drive home, back to original problem: Cannot remove key from ignition and if I do drive, electrical power goes out.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #5

Oct 032014

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 233,500 miles
I was traveling on the Kansas turnpike returning home from a family funeral when I noticed smoke coming from under the steering wheel. I pulled to the side of the road at mile marker 116. My son and I both got out of the car and within 5 minutes flames began shooting out from around the steering wheel. It took state troopers approx 10 to 15 minutes to arrive on scene and approx 20 to 25 minutes for the fire dept to arrive. By the time state patrol arrived on scene the car was fully engulfed in flames.

- Louisiana, MO, USA

problem #4

Mar 052011

Aveo 4-cyl

  • miles
After buying my car brand new the air bag light went on and stayed on till this day. At the beginning I thought it was only the passenger air bag and went and asked about it at the dealership where they actually informed me that it wasn't only the passenger airbag thats not working, rather none of the airbags work. That was made clear a month later when my dad, grandmother, and brother were driving it and got T-boned by a truck and of course non of the airbags went off. I mean getting tboned by a truck is pretty serious thing where air bags should deploy! the Aveo is not the safest car to start out with but to also have zero airbags thats pretty messed up, pretty much a death waiting to happen, because lets be real here, I stand no chance if I get in an accident in that car. Might as well no have seat belts on there either. When contacted the dealership more than once they have nothing to say other than pay us and well look into it then you'll pay us more. I will never buy another Chevrolet car again.

- Roseville , MN, USA

problem #3

Oct 012008


  • 30,800 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Aveo. While driving approximately 35 mph, the front end of the vehicle began to vibrate and wobble. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing where the technician advised that the frontal shocks, rotors and struts were causing the failure and would have to be replaced. The rims were also replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure persisted. The vehicle was not further repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 30,800.

- Flint, MI, USA

problem #2

Apr 142009

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 32,000 miles
Have now replaced front wheel bearings twice on my Aveo.

- Villas, NJ, USA

problem #1

Aug 062010


  • 52,800 miles
I went across a R/R track and the right inner tie rod broke causing the car to pull hard to the right. Causing the car to spin around bending both lower control arms and bent both front rims.

- Carrollton, OH, USA

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