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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,749 miles

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2008 Chevrolet Aveo Owner Comments

problem #7

Apr 072015


  • 37,000 miles


The contact own a 2008 Chevrolet Aveo. The contact stated that the vehicle had experienced a period of unintended acceleration sporadically. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the technician cleaned the fuel injectors. The vehicle was able to be operated normally however the failure recurred after a few days. The vehicle was also taken to a dealer where the failure could not be replicated. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 37,000.

- Edgewood, MD, USA

problem #6

Jun 282015


  • 102,000 miles
I was driving on the highway on my way home from 3 hours away, and I was about an hour and 30 min from home. I stopped at mcdonald S to feed the 3 kids, I was there for 35 min with the car off. Not even 10 min later, back on the highway, the car sort of spit and/or sputtered. I thought maybe I had gotten some bad gas because it only did it about 3 times and it was ok, there were no lights on indicating anything was wrong. Just a couple minutes later it did it spit and/or sputtered 2 more times, still no light indicators had come on and I looked down at the gauges I had 6/8ths tank of gas, almost full. The engine temp was reading hot though, but no lights were on, suddenly we were going up a slight incline but the car would not go faster, in-fact it was actually slowing down and it would no longer switch to a higher gear. As soon as the highway leveled off, I put the car in neutral to give the engine a brake until we reached the next gas station, but as soon as it hit neutral the car shut off and was coasting. I had to pull over as quick as I could. When someone finally stopped to help, we found a tiny hole in a hose, we cut the hose, readjusted it but it still wouldn't start, after 3 jumps it still wouldn't start. We were stranded for over 4 hours, and the battery finally completely died out as our ride had just gotten there. There was absolutely no warning for the break down, not even a check engine light had came on. Because of this me 3 kids all 5 years old and under, and my aunt who is deathly afraid of semi's were stranded on the side of a highway for over 4 hours!

- Toronto, OH, USA

problem #5

Jan 272015

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 64,242 miles
Check engine light was on in morning when car was turned on, while going to work 20mph uphill my car started acting like I stopped pressing on the throttle pedal. I came to a stop on the hill placed car in park and restarted up hill. Car was noticeably trying to work 2X as hard. After work car was taken to a auto service center. The auto shop gave me these codes after the reading was completed; P2106, P2110, P2135, P2101.

- Allison Park, PA, USA

problem #4

Oct 232014

Aveo 4-cyl

  • miles


I own a 2008 Chevy Aveo, it has 29,000 miles which was purchased in New Jersey. The vehicle was shipped to egypt, and have been experiencing the following problems: 1. air bag light in always on 2. cruise control is not working 3. clock light is off and on intermittently I took the vehicle to an authorized dealer in hurghada, egypt. They were unable to service the vehicle. I have no incident.

- Linden, NJ, USA

problem #3

Nov 122008

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 12,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Aveo. The contact was driving approximately 35 mph, the brake pedal was engaged when approaching a stop and the engine began to rev. The engine was turned off and upon restarting the vehicle resumed normally. The failure occurred five different times. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and had not been diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 12,000. Updated 12/06/12

- Lyburn, WV, USA

problem #2

Apr 012011


  • 18,000 miles
The car continually stalls and I will have to stop and restart it or it will continually surge even when gas it not pushed. I have been reading online forums on this car and over and over and over again people are reporting the same exact thing!! why is no one looking into this!! the 07 was recalled for a fuel line issue I think whatever they did to fix it caused more problems. Please please follow up on this it is not right!! just google the 08 Aveo and will see all the complaints people are saying about this car!! -js

- Helena , MT, USA

problem #1

Apr 012009


  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Aveo. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph, the vehicle initiated in power down mode. The contact mentioned that the failure recurred several times and at times, would cause the vehicle to stall. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the throttle body was defective and needed to be replaced. The remedy failed to repair the problem. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer three times where they again, replaced the throttle body as well as the spark plugs and the O2 sensor. The repairs failed to remedy the problem. The vehicle was taken to the dealer a third time who was not able to determine what was causing the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was not further repaired. The failure mileage was 45,000 and the current mileage was 85,000.

- Wichita Falls, TX, USA

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