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4.3

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,735 miles

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2009 Chevrolet Aveo engine problems

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2009 Chevrolet Aveo Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #4

Oct 172010

Aveo

  • 38,100 miles

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

My experience with our 2009 Chevrolet Aveo. My wife has had multiple problems with our 2009 Chevrolet Aveo; which she has described to me but I could not make happen or duplicate when I would test drive it when she would get home, until today 10/17/2010. Here is what I experienced. My first 10 -15 miles of driving with one 30 min. Stop at store, no problems. Made 2 mile trip to another store for about 10 min. Then on my way down the road just before a major intersection light; had to stop in long line of traffic. The first thing that happened was when I slightly let off the brake to move forward, the car lunged. I hit the brake and the RPM started dropping and the car started sputtering; so I let off the brake and it lunged again. When the light turned green, I pushed on the accelerator and it was if the engine was not getting gas. I pushed the peddle to the floor and it started going normal again. Pulled into a grocery store parking lot; and it was very shaky or sputtering.; I pushed on the accelerator and it was if the engine was not getting gas again. Pulled into parking spot and once again the RPM started dropping and the car shut off on its own. Went into 1 store for 10 min. Got in the car and it showed no symptoms on the rest of the way home; which is 2 miles from the store. So now I know there is something wrong here.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #3

Aug 182010

Aveo

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Aveo. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph the vehicle would began to stall while the rpms increased excessively causing the vehicle to slow down. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer who was unable to diagnose or duplicate the failure. The contact stated that this could have caused a rear end crash while driving on the highway. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Cheektowaga, NY, USA

problem #2

Feb 082010

Aveo 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Aveo. The contact stated the vehicle will begin to stall and then regain power, causing the contact to accelerate unexpectedly. The failure occurs without warning. The vehicle has been diagnosed several times by the dealer, but the problem has been corrected. The failure mileage was 20000 and the current mileage was 29000. Updated 02/09/11 the consumer stated the stalling problem was related to the fuel injector. Updated 05/09/11

- Rosemount, MN, USA

problem #1

Sep 032010

Aveo

  • 27,000 miles
I purchased a 2009 Chevy Aveo on August 3, 2010. Since August 3, 2010, I have experienced 3 incidences of the car stalling without warning while traveling uphill. The most recent incident occurred on September 3, 2010. The check engine and tire pressure lights came on. The car stalled on a hill and started rolling backwards in high traffic. Initially, I was told the car's problem involved a bulletin 4955. Now, I am being told the car requires a computer part to stop the problem. The part is trying to clear customs from Canada. In the meantime, I have been in rental car since September 3, 2010. One month after the date of purchase. I do not feel safe in this car.

- Decatur, GA, USA

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