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2.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,190 miles

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2009 Chevrolet Aveo miscellaneous problems

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2009 Chevrolet Aveo Owner Comments

problem #6

Jun 022016

Aveo

  • 50,000 miles

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

Had an accident when someone ran into me. Airbags did not deploy. Suspension bars had to be replaced. Also have a crack in the vacuum hose. I was driving apprx 25-30 miles.the problems had nothing to do with the accident..my question is that I should not have to replace the suspension bars this soon. Now the drums have to be replaced (why?) I only have 60,000 miles on the car but these problems started long before this.is this car on the recall list? )(hattie.hicks@hotmail.com)

- Champaign, IL, USA

problem #5

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 #4

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 #3

Jun 142014

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 97,500 miles

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

While driving turning left at an intersection passenger rear tire hub and with whole tire broke off. Towing company and mechanic informed me that this is due to defected car part.

- Sun Prairie, WI, USA

problem #2

Oct 142010

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 30,684 miles
Bought used the end of August 2010. Started having an issue with the car in October 2010. While driving the car would suddenly lose power. Example going 45 the car would quit accelerating and wouldn't go faster than 5-10 mph. No matter how hard you push the accelerator the car won't go. The tachometer revs up and down but the car won't go. I have had the car in on several occasions and always get the same answer. They can't find anything wrong. In October 2010 the dealership cleaned the injectors and throttle body at a cost of $193.80. Didn't fix problem. In November 2010 they replaced the O2 sensors. Fixed the problem until I took the car in for a recall on the ignition coil and boots on June 21,2012. The car started having the same problems. Took it back on June 25,2012. They couldn't find anything wrong. The car has continued to have this problem on and off. Took it back to dealership on May 22,2013 and again after keeping the car for a week they still can't find anything wrong. Today, June 24 2013, the car is doing it again. This is very dangerous. When it quits accelerating there are no brake lights. In heavy traffic this is a problem. Someone is going to get hurt or worse.

- Shreveport, LA, USA

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problem #1

Feb 102010

Aveo

  • 15,000 miles
Vehicle lost power to the engine. Stepping on the gas pedal did nothing. The car lurched and decelerated quickly. Power was suddenly restored to engine causing the car to speed up quickly, then engine lost power again. Car came to a stop, engine sputtered and then died. No warning lights came on. Restarted engine, car drove as normal. Took to dealership, they could find nothing wrong. Problem has continued intermittently for almost a year. Have taken the car to the dealership multiple times, they can find nothing wrong. The sudden deceleration has occurred at all speeds, including on the freeway almost causing a collision. The car went from 70mph to 40mph in one minute, sputtered for a while, and then came back to drive normally after several minutes. The problem happens within the first ten minutes of driving. It has happened twice in the same day after the car sat for 8 hours. The problem has not occurred for periods as long as two weeks but then comes back. The most extreme occurrences have been on side streets where traffic was not a problem, but if another car had been following closely a rear-end collision would have been certain. My spouse has driven the car and experienced the same problem.

- Clatskanie, OR, USA

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