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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,380 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.

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2009 Chevrolet Aveo brakes problems

brakes problem

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2009 Chevrolet Aveo Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 152015

Aveo

  • miles

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

The piston is pushing the brakes and keeping applied all the time. We have replace the calipers, booster and master cylinder. We have replaced the brakes 4 times on the front and twice on the back in 12 month. The car sometime will not go over 20 miles mph due to the brakes. The whole car violently shakes at 50 mph on the highway and you can't control it. We bought the car in June 2015 and one week later we were replacing rear brakes. We bought it from the largest dealership in Arkansas, you would have thought they would have checked this out.

- Russleeville, AR, USA

problem #4

Oct 302015

Aveo

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owned a 2009 Chevrolet Aveo. While driving at approximately 40 mph, the brake pedal was depressed and failed to respond without warning, which caused the vehicle to crash into another vehicle. In addition, the contact's vehicle continued to accelerate and caused another vehicle to crash into the front driver side. The contact sustained head and shoulder injuries that required medical attention. The passenger sustained head and hand injuries that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to the impound lot and back to the contact's residence. The vehicle was destroyed. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V46000 (services brakes, hydraulic). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000.

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #3

Feb 192015

Aveo

  • 37,899 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Aveo. While driving approximately 10 mph, the check engine light illuminated and the vehicle began to shake. Also, the vehicle failed to brake which resulted in a crash with another vehicle. A police report was filed. There were no injuries. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnostic testing, but there was no diagnosis. The contact was made aware of NHTSA campaign number: 14V460000 (service brakes, hydraulic) but the VIN was not included. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 37,899.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #2

Sep 012014

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 58,000 miles
As a father I am writing this on behalf of my 18yr old daughter. This vehicle has lost steering, brakes and acceleration 3 times over 2 years of ownership. Each time has been at low speeds (2mph - 10mph) while driving at low speeds in traffic, the Aveo will loose the ability to accelerate, no matter how far the gas pedal is pushed down. The brakes only work slightly, and the pedal is hard push down. The steering is very unresponsive, similar to the brake issue it's hard to steer. While the above 3 issues happen at once, the engine is at idle. To fix, she has to turn the car off and restart.

- Bellevue, WA, USA

problem #1

Jun 052014

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 136,000 miles
Driving at about 35 mph and the car shut down. No power steering, no brakes and no throttle response. Had to use the emergency brake to get it slowed down and stopped. Took it to the dealer and they required a $100 fee to even look at it because it is a year newer than the ones on recall.

- Charlestown, IN, USA

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