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1.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
85,000 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 #1

Mar 282014

Aveo

  • 85,000 miles

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

I was stopped at a red light waiting to make a left southbound turn at approximately 10:30 P.M. the Aveo malfunctioned on turning. I ended up going southbound in the northbound turning lane and was completely stopped. I was unable to start the car, change gears, turn on headlights, or turn on flashers to warn other drivers of impending danger. The car was completely stalled with absolutely nothing working - confirmed by police, a friend, and wrecker operator. It was impossible to even push the car to a safe location as the wheels would not move/turn. A manual override was required by the wrecker operator to even load the car onto the wrecker. I was blessed to have a good samaritan pull up behind me and put on flashers and wait until the police arrived as without lights or flashers, it was difficult to see the car stalled in the wrong lane of traffic - creating the potential for an accident. In the weeks preceding this complete malfunction, I had replaced both front hub bearings, brakes, timing belt and water pump. Shortly after the last repair - replacing the timing belt and water pump - the air conditioning stopped working and received an estimate of approx another $1,400 for this repair from a Chevrolet dealer in my area.

- Glenpool, OK, USA

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