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3.8

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,133 miles

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2009 Chevrolet Aveo Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 172014

Aveo

  • 57,700 miles

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

While waiting in drive-thru for my order, my car began to shudder violently. I was idling at 1 RPM on the meter. Suddenly, my car accelerated itself up to 4 RPM. Had I not had my foot on the brake, I would have rear ended the vehicle in front of me. This persisted throughout the drive-thru and onto the roadway. I tried to accelerate and shift into second gear, but the car lost all power and then would rev up to 35mph without warning. Not once did my check engine light come on. Brought it to the dealer and was informed that my information cluster needed to be replaced and that Chevy doesn't cover that part outside of the warranty period. I just paid my car off and the extended warranty just expired. I'm looking at paying $700 and they're not done looking at my car. This is unacceptable. Something needs to be recalled because from what I've read, my car isn't the only one that has experienced this.

- Worcester, MA, USA

problem #3

Oct 102011

Aveo 4-cyl

  • miles
My light went out for the passenger seat. Some instrument panel lights went out. Started driving sluggish and acting like it wanted to cut off. Took to dealership who at first could not find the problem, kept saying it was blowing up their computers. Later found out that it was the computer control center under the driver seat. GM should not have put the control box under the driver seat and I should not have had to pay $1400 to have it fixed. The car was only 2 years old then. The complete car was taken apart and apparently was not put back together correctly because my radio speakers do not work properly now. I will never buy another GM product.

- Lugoff, SC, USA

problem #2

Feb 142011

Aveo

  • miles
2011 car lost acceleration hold light and check engine light came on had to pump gas pedal to prevent car from cutting off. Took car to Chevy dealer had to purchase water or fuel pump I forgot which one. Then receive recall for coil. Had that replaced free at dealer. 2012 incident, car lost acceleration at speeds of 40mph again had to pump gas pedal to prevent cut off. Did not take to dealer added gas treatment to fuel and changed gasoline brands. Problem solved for about two weeks. Lost acceleration again. Changed air filter car was good for about 2 days. Continued to drive car for next several years with same problem. 2013 car not producing any heat added anti-freeze, heat came out right after. Next day no heat again anti-freeze container was empty again. Continued to added anti-freeze to prevent car from running hot. 2014 took car to dealer for anti-freeze problem they replaced the container and cap (purchased separately) and flushed the radiator cost $312. Two weeks later car ran hot steam shooting out from under the hood. Anti-freeze container empty again. Returned car to dealer where it is now they told me I had blown head gaskets and that it would cost $1500 to repair on a car I still pay monthly notes. They called the next day told me GM would cover 60% of the cost and I had to pay $600. I feel that GM should add the 2009 Chevrolet Aveo to their list of recall and replace the whole car for all who have paid out money for these reoccurring problems because this car is a piece of junk.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #1

Jul 132013

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 74,831 miles
The Aveo lt was on I-85 ramp downtown atlanta trying to build speed when it stalled at an area where there is little side access. Car cooled off and was re cranked and brought to North end of atlanta for further inspections to see if the problem could be duplicated. Car rpms were noted to vary up and down and then stalled without warning at a major intersection where it was almost T-boned on peachtree industrial blvd norcross, ga where the speed limit was 55 mph. Multiple obd codes were extracted ( a total of 6 ). car was further examined by ase mechanic shop that states that the vehicle ECM loses communication with sensors and other computers under these conditions. Ase mechanic states that ECM should be replaced. GM car dealer ( rick hendrix GMC - duluth, Georgia ) states that GM procedure is to apply sb pip4789C replacing front O2 sensor as a starting point to repair car using a newer O2 sensor that was made later than a certain date and to update ECM with newer software. GM dealer states there is no need to drive the car to duplicate problem and to review using a scanning tool as the GM procedure is to be used and will be adequate. This situation is clearly dangerous. If a simple O2 sensor could suddenly could cause a known problem of this type in accordance with the GM sb then it should be covered by the 8/80K emissions warranty. If the ECM can lose communications with other essential items and cause a problem of this type that should not only be covered under the emissions but it should also be placed on recall. As an engineer with 36 years experience I am appalled.at a failure of this type. A person can be psychologically conditioned that their car is running fine and then at the next moment it completely stalls and may not allow them to clear an intersection.

- Berkeley Lake, GA, USA

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