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2.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,505 miles

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2009 Chevrolet Aveo engine problems

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2009 Chevrolet Aveo Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #30

Oct 192016

Aveo

  • 72,000 miles

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

Engine keeps overheating. Two blown head gaskets in the past 6 months. Hoses burst with no warning or prior damage, causing car to overheat. Engine is building pressure for some unknown reason. Mechanic is unable to determine the root of the overheating. Replaced thermostat, water pump, multiple hoses, two head gaskets and it is still overheating and running hot.

- Crossville, TN, USA

problem #29

Aug 292016

Aveo

  • 99,500 miles
My 2009 Aveo standard transmission looses power for no apparent reason. No faults detected. Car has 99K miles.

- Cocoa, FL, USA

problem #28

Aug 172016

Aveo

  • 29,300 miles
Less than 30,000 miles. Persistent problem (since 2012): Engine shuts off by itself. No warning lights on dashboard before each occurrence. Car has been taken to the dealer multiple times. On 08/17/2016 around 11:45 a.M. car shut off by itself while driving on the middle of a multi-lane (6+) highway. I was able to roll down the automatic window (it worked ) on the driver side, I pressed the warning light (it worked). After multiple attempts car started, and I drove away. The car worked well for a while, took side roads(35mph speed limit). Car shut off by itself a second time. I was able to restarted and made it to a safe location. I have reported this last situation to Chevrolet and they told me to go to a different dealer, and only after pressuring they provided a $100 dollar coupon to get the car checked. Chevrolet claims they had no information on my car's record of shutting down by itself, that they dealer only reports the repairs. However, one of the dealer invoices from 2012 reads: "vehicle stalled", " another invoice reads "car died once", etc. And on the notes it includes "unable to replicate clients concerns". just because the dealer cannot replicate the failure, it does not mean the car is safe to drive. The car is not safe. The car shut down on us and we were left in the middle of a multi-lane highway with cars going 65+mph. The sudden complete shut off of the car in the middle of any road is a great danger not only to the occupants of the car but to other drivers as well. Other problems: Clock/time gets restarted each time I start the car (and it is never right). In multiple occasions, during the morning, the car would not start (but radio and windows work), the car would take several minutes to get started.

- Luling, LA, USA

problem #27

Mar 212016

Aveo

  • 111,725 miles

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

Oil pan cracked after oil change showed leaking and stripped oil pan bolt. Less than 115K miles, used car, no warranty coverage. 2009 Chevy aveo5

- Catasauqua, PA, USA

problem #26

Jun 182015

Aveo

  • 116,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Aveo. While driving at 35 mph, the vehicle would accelerate without warning. The failure recurred three times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the spark plug and the air filter were replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 116,000.

- Calvin, OK, USA

problem #25

May 012015

Aveo

  • 66,655 miles
Driving home from work, stopped at a store in a parking lot, car ignition would not turn off, could not get car keys out of ignition. Drove to a dealership, who said the ignition needed to be replaced because it was shifting. Said it would cost 4 to 5 hundred dollars, did not have it fixed. But since then, it has been difficult at times to get the car to turn on, or if turned off, hard to get keys out. A valet could not get it to turn off and when he finally did, could not get the keys out, so he left them in my car. I think this has something to do with the GM faulty ignition switches.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #24

Sep 202013

Aveo

  • miles

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

Purchases car in 8/3013 to date I have had it in for service on 10 occasions for engine issues, A/C, heating, engine coils I was sold an unsafe, unreliable car.

- Rockland, MA, USA

problem #23

Feb 152014

Aveo

  • 69,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Aveo. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle decelerated and stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the oxygen sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was then taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the catalytic converter needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 69,000.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #22

Dec 022013

Aveo

  • miles
Lets start from the beginning when I first bought the car my air bag light and clock light will go in and out over bumps more the air bag light. Now and still the air bag light on dash is on and passenger air bag light above the clock says off when someone is sitting in the seat. 2nd my tail lights I go threw them like water. 3rd the thing in the passenger side back right next to the tire every winter I have a problem with wires or the whole thing braking. 3rd its says good gas mileage ya right. The gas gauge doesn't work proper ran outta gas a few times. I have replace battery and spark plugs now I having engine problems with engine light on the engine is riding rough my whole car is shaking I can not go to speed even when the gas petal is to the floor. I see a recall and now its closed the recall says degraded connection between ignition coil spark plug boots and spark plugs. Pretty sure that's the cause. My body paint is coming off. It started coming off not even 2 months after I bought it. Sometimes the radio and clock with air passenger light shuts off and will not come back on until I shut the car off and back on. The onstar stop working all together. The defrost doesn't work to well unless high. My overall of this car is a money hog to keep fixing parts.

- Oneida, NY, USA

problem #21

Feb 032014

Aveo

  • 66,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Aveo. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the accelerator pedal was depressed but the vehicle failed to accelerate. The vehicle resumed to normal operation independently. The dealer diagnosed that the O2 sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of failure. The approximate failure mileage was 66,000.

- Fayetteville , NC, USA

problem #20

Sep 252014

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 75,000 miles

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

I was driving the vehicle home from work and while slowing down at a stop light, the vehicle started to shake and the check engine light came on. After that I went to accelerate when the light changed and the car would not go above 2 mph, even with the accelerator all the way to the floor. I brought it back to the dealer for the third time since I bought it 7 months ago and they are working on it now. They said it was the part that allows fuel into the engine.

- Brick, NJ, USA

problem #19

Sep 042014

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 12,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Aveo. The contact stated while driving approximately 50 mph, the engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the ignition coil needed to be replaced. The vehicle has not been repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 12000. Updated 09/30/14

- Windsor, NY, USA

problem #18

Jun 172014

Aveo

  • 57,700 miles
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 #17

Jun 012014

Aveo

  • 45,000 miles
I own 2009 Chevy Aveo. While driving at no particular speed, the vehicle lost acceleration and stalls out without warning. The vehicle did start back. This failure has been going on since I bought the car in 2012. It is getting worse and worse. It doesn't run right at no particular time, just whenever. Don't ever know whether I am going to get to my destination or not without having to pull over so I don't get run over by traffic because my car is going no where. I have taken it to several dealerships several times. It wont duplicate the problem when they drive it and the service engine light is not coming on to get a code. The car only has 45,000 miles on it. It is a safety issue. Something should be done!!!!!!!!!!

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #16

Feb 042014

Aveo

  • 67,217 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Aveo. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle lost acceleration and stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to be restarted. The failure was intermittent. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, who could not duplicate the failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 67,217.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #15

May 052010

Aveo 4-cyl

  • miles
I have a 2009 Chevy Aveo which I wish to god I had never bought I have had nothing but trouble with the cooling system and emission system in this car I have replaced every sensor on this car I have had my air conditioner fixed three times and it keeps going out. My hold button is continuously on when in turn the A/C doesnot work this car should be recalled and not allowed to be on the road, I will never buy another Chevy as long as I live I cannot believe the complaints on these cars and not a recall.

- Toney, AL, USA

problem #14

May 222014

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 89,476 miles
Drove to glen carbon short trip no sign of over heating pulled to gas station it dumped all the anti freeze out by the gauge still did not show the car was hot. [xxx] 2009 Chevrolet Aveo. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Granite, IL, USA

problem #13

Apr 082013

Aveo

  • 37,940 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Aveo. The contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The failure recurred three times over a period of one year. The vehicle was taken the dealer who could not duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 37,940.

- Counsil Bluff, IA, USA

problem #12

Apr 022014

Aveo

  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Aveo. The contact stated that while turning at various speeds, the vehicle suddenly stalled. The contact restarted the engine and the vehicle operated as normal. The contact indicated that the failure occurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 78,000.

- Coolidge, AZ, USA

problem #11

Feb 102014

Aveo

  • 63,000 miles
Bought 2009 Aveo ls sedan brand new for daughter so she would have a safe car for college. When the car warms up it will not respond to gas pedal inputs. This happens on and off at random times, sometimes in the middle of an intersection, other times on the highway. We have parked the car as it is unsafe for our child to drive in the current condition. Trips to the dealership result in "we can't find anything wrong". frustrating.... this was an expensive lesson to never buy a GM product again!

- Dunedin, FL, USA

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