10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
10 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
8 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,246 miles

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2008 Chevrolet Aveo seat belts / air bags problems

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2008 Chevrolet Aveo Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #51

Dec 272016

Aveo

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Aveo. The contact stated that the air bag warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but the cause of the failure could not be diagnosed. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that the harness needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN and failure mileage were not available.

- Merrillville, IN, USA

problem #50

Jan 112016

Aveo

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Aveo. The contact stated that the air bag warning indicator remained illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, but the failure could not be determined. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 70,000. The VIN was not available.

- South Chesterfield, VA, USA

problem #49

Jul 072011

Aveo

  • 25,000 miles
Air bag light stays on. Was told passenger side air bag problem are common on the 2008 Chevy Aveo. I use this vehicle for a commuter car. Light came on around 25,000 miles. Hardly ever have a passenger in this car. Chevy needs to fix this problem. By the incredible large amount of complaints about the passenger side airbag, it must be a manufacturing defect.

- Citrus Heights, CA, USA

problem #48

Dec 032016

Aveo

  • miles

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

Airbag malfunction. Light is on and stays on. Therby disabling airbag functionality. Do not understand how this is not a recal already. Believe it has already been determined a recall on prior years. Headlight plastic deterioration. Plastic has crumbled and will soon make visibility unsafe.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #47

Oct 122016

Aveo

  • 30,985 miles
This 2008 car had 30,985 miles on it when problems started. The airbag light on the main dash would come on while driving and the passenger air bag light would go off when no one was sitting in the seat. On 10/19/16 the GM dealer said that it needed a new battery (checked out ok in late July) and possibly a replacement passenger presence module (the entire seat bottom). They replaced the battery and the lights worked properly until 11/12/16. The sensor/seat had to be prepaid for $1,195 and the work was done by the dealer on 11/15/16 for a total cost of $1,386. I saved the old part. As of 12/9/16 the problem has not returned. Photos are available.

- Perrysburg, OH, USA

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problem #46

Sep 152016

Aveo

  • 90,000 miles
Airbag light came on and has been on for a few weeks now. The car was not in any accidents when this occured. It was parked on Friday and not used until the following Monday. On that Monday morning, the light came on and stayed on since then.

- Carrollton, TX, USA

problem #45

Sep 012014

Aveo 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Aveo. The contact stated that the passenger side air bag and the check engine warning indicators illuminated. In addition, the hold button to activate the four wheel drive failed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the engine sensor failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired twice. The dealer was unable to diagnose the other failures; however, all the failures recurred. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 125,000. Updated 12/20/16 updated 12/21/16.

- Columbas, IN, USA

problem #44

May 202015

Aveo

  • 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

Aveo

  • 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

Aveo

  • 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

Aveo

  • 93,675 miles

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

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

Aveo

  • 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

problem #39

Jun 012012

Aveo

  • miles
Passenger air bag indicator light on constantly

- Midlothian, VA, USA

problem #38

Oct 092008

Aveo

  • 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

Aveo

  • 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

Aveo

  • 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

Aveo

  • 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

Aveo

  • 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

Aveo

  • 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

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