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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
10 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
8 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,331 miles

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2008 Chevrolet Aveo seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Chevrolet Aveo Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #44

May 202015


  • 127,911 miles


Takata recall on air bag light coming on without an accident or incident. The vehicle was in motion.

- Newark, NJ, USA

problem #43

Jan 142016


  • 91,637 miles
The airbag module in the passenger seat needs to be replaced. To fix this problem it will cost $1400. My extended warranty won't cover it.

- Clifton, ME, USA

problem #42

Dec 012015


  • miles
Air bag (red light) light stays on. Also headlights plastic mounts, where the bolts go in to hold headlights in place, are deterated, headlights B bhearly holding on.

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

problem #41

Apr 232015


  • 93,675 miles


I was rear ended and it was not a bad accident but needed a bumper and I noticed that after this happened my airbag sensor light came on. When we took the vehicle in for repair I told the technician that I was more concerned about the airbag sensor light then the bumper. They said they would look at it. When we picked up our vehicle they said they looked at the airbag light sensor and reset it. Now 6 months later the light is back on. I took it back and they suggested I check on the internet for any recalls. I did not see any. Can you suggest anything. I feel that they did not really properly check out the sensor light or to make sure the airbag is ok.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #40

Nov 052015


  • 47,994 miles
My airbags did not deploy when I hit a deer in 2013. Now my wiring that comes from engine compartment that controls my window lock and power windows is shorting out. My neighbor has a 2007 Chevy Colorado has gotten a recall on his due to same reason.

- Kokomo, IN, USA

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problem #39

Jun 012012


  • miles
Passenger air bag indicator light on constantly

- Midlothian, VA, USA

problem #38

Oct 092008


  • 64,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Aveo. While driving various speeds, the air bag warning light was constantly illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the wiring failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure was persistent. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 64,000.

- Delta, UT, USA

problem #37

Jul 182015


  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Aveo. While starting the vehicle, the passenger side air bag deployed inadvertently. No injuries were sustained. The vehicle was driven to the contact's residence. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 90,000.

- Waldoboro, ME, USA

problem #36

Jul 062015


  • 114,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Aveo. While driving 25 mph, the air bag warning indicator illuminated. The failure occurred intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 114,000.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #35

Mar 082008


  • 2,000 miles
I have been involved in 2 wrecks, and my airbag has not gone off either time. Secondly my headlights burned out the wire melts gets hot and my lights just turn off while I'm driving.

- La Marque, TX, USA

problem #34

Jan 012008


  • 100 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Aveo. The contact stated that the front passenger seat failed to detect an occupant in the passenger seat. The contact mentioned that it failed to recognize a 95 lb front passenger seated in the seat. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who stated that the seat was up to normal specification. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 100.

- Crescent City , CA, USA

problem #33

Apr 022015

Aveo 4-cyl

  • miles
Air bag light burns continuously and failed state inspection.

- Hurt, VA, USA

problem #32

Feb 182015


  • 5,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Aveo. While driving at an unknown speed, the driver sneezed and, as a result, the driver crashed into the rear of another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed and there were no injuries reported. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 5,000. The VIN was not available.

- St Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #31

Feb 182015


  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Aveo. While driving approximately 35 mph, the contact's vehicle crashed into the rear of another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained minor injuries, which did not require medical attention. The driver in the other vehicle was uninjured. A police report was filed. The contact drove the vehicle to her residence. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 90,000.

- St Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #30

Feb 032015

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
My air bag light goes on and off and happens at any time, now my tire light is on and I had the sensors checked and everything is fine. What is the solution?

- Byron , NY, USA

problem #29

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 #28

Sep 012014

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 42,900 miles
Passenger side sensor does not register passenger. I hit a deer and no air bag deployment.

- Kokomo, IN, USA

problem #27

Jul 152014

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
The air bag indicator light came on and has stayed on constantly. According to the owner's manual, this could indicate a problem with the airbag not deploying when it should, or possibly deploying when not needed. This seems to be an occurring problems on several makes and models I have seen on the news, all with recalls issued, and yet, Chevy and GM have not issued a recall for this. Several other complaints have been reported about this issue. This is clearly a safety issue that needs to be addressed on my vehicle, as well as others. What will it take before Chevy and GM decide to recall and fix this problem with the airbags, as this appears to be a very serious, and potentially harmful, if not fatal, potential problem.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #26

Apr 142013

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 76,300 miles
I have a 2008 Aveo that I purchased from a Chevrolet dealership in russellville, ky. Since the 2nd day I owned it, it has been nothing but problems. Air bag sensors not working, have had this repaired three times. Yesterday the air bag light came on again. My biggest trouble has been with the throttle position sensor. Get a P2135 code that tells you to replace the entire throttle body. I did this ($300 part) did no good. The car has been in the shop for over 7 months in the 15 months I've owned the car. Computer has been "flashed" numerous times. Didn't work. GM customer care asked me to take the car to and authorized Chevrolet repair shop. I did. After 2 trips there and a total of 6 weeks in the shop, they tell me they think the problem is with the ECM engine control module. This part has an 8 year, 80,000 mile warranty. I bought the car with 76,000 mile on it. The problem has been documented by the Chevy dealership I purchased the car from for many thousands of miles prior to me purchasing the car. GM refused to honor the warranty because the car now has 82,000 miles. This is the thing that gets me. When I bought this car, they knew I was buying it for a daughter in college. They knew the car had these problems and sold it to me anyways. I had to purchase another car for my daughter. I am currently driving the Aveo to and from work. The lights that are currently "on" are the check engine light, the air bag light, and I can not allow a passenger in the car because, when they sit in the passenger seat the air bag light that indicates that the passenger side air bag is now engaged does not go off.

- Russellville, KY, USA

problem #25

Aug 082014

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 85,666 miles
The air bag light is on. I took it to the dealer and they said it needs a new airbag control module. The cost is $908.89 and the extended warranty has recently expired.

- Oceanside, CA, USA

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