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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
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2009 Chevrolet Aveo suspension problems

suspension problem

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2009 Chevrolet Aveo Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 122009

Aveo

  • miles

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

2009 Aveo had 17 miles on it when purchased 2 days later car stalled and died out in middle of traffic. Car was in shop for about a week or two first was told it was catalytic converter stopped up then was told it was something with the motor parts was order and problem was fix then about a week later blower motor went out twice dealership didn't know what was wrong with it so they replaced blower motor twice and cigarette light blew out fuses twice as well. Car has blown out 3 headlight bulbs was told there is a short in the switch or somewhere but dealer don't wanna look for the problem, motor is tapping loudly like its not getting oil to the lifter was told two times by two different dealerships that the motor is suppose to tap but when I purchased the vehicle the motor was quiet I took it to a mechanic and was told it was the lifters and there's a problem with the motor also oil is all over the top of the motor around the cap was told by the dealer this is a normal problem they are having to many excuses to not fix the vehicle. There is another noise that starts when you first start up the vehicle and dealership is deaf ear to the tapping noise and this noise as well they kept the car for 3 days and couldn't duplicate the noise but the very next day after I start up the vehicles you hear the noise plain and clear, rattling noise dealership service manager heard the noise first hand before and he knows there's a electrical short he said so himself. Tires on front and back are wearing unevenly dealership says the alignment on the vehicle is straight how is that when im going on my third set of tires now and its 2011. Dealership where purchased vehicle from says its normal to be on 3rd set of tires another dealership says its not im working with the GM company to see what the outcome will be on this vehicle.

- Port Arthur, TX, USA

problem #2

Apr 122009

Aveo

  • miles
2009 Aveo had 17 miles on it when purchased 2 days later car stalled and died out in middle of traffic. Car was in shop for about a week or two first was told it was catalytic converter stopped up then was told it was something with the motor parts was order and problem was fix then about a week later blower motor went twice dealership didn't know what was wrong with it so they replaced blower motor problem fixed until now same problem, has blown out 3 headlight bulbs was told there is a short in the switch or somewhere but dealer don't wanna look for the problem, motor is tapping loudly like its not getting oil to the lifter was told three times by two different dealerships that the motor is suppose to tap but when I purchased the vehicle the motor was quiet I took it to a mechanic and was told it was the lifter and there's a problem with the motor also oil is all over the top pf the motor around the cap was told by the dealer this is a normal problem thereshould be no oil no where on top of the motor the more oil on top the less oil in the motor which will make the motor blow up these are suppose to be certified mechanics and they are having to many excuses to not fix the vehicle. There is another noise that starts when you first start up the vehicle and dealership is deaf ear to the tapping noise and this noise as well they kept the car for 3 days and couldn't duplicate the noise but the very next day after I start up the vehicles you hear the noise plain and clear, tires on front and back are wearing unevenly dealership wanna says the alignment on the vehicle is straight how is that when im going on my third set of tires now and its 2011. Im working with the GM company to see what the outcome will be on this vehicle. Don't feel comfortable taking this car outta town at all with the motor tapping loud and its loosing oil.

- Port Arthur, TX, USA

problem #1

Nov 102010

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 0 miles
On my 2009 Chevrolet aveo5: The frame is not properly made (straight). A private repair facility and local dealership have concluded the same, and that it is not repairable. A certain part of the frame near the front end was improperly produced, causing the front end suspension to be unable to perform with reasonable function, and front tires to be unable to be placed on the vehicle properly for suitable control of the vehicle. This causes excessive tire wear, uneven tire wear, and an unreasonably low level of handling control. Beginning mileage 000 because it was made this way, and current mileage is approximately 21500. The vehicle cannot be aligned into any published specifications. There are no published factory specifications for the front-end alignment, which indicates this problem may have been known by the manufacturer since production. The inadequate level of control and excessive amount of uneven tire wear present safety problems in handling, tire failure and possible rollover. This appears to be a consistent problem with the model of the car as a whole, and closer investigation will probably reveal a large number of crashes, injuries, and fatalities sourced directly to improperly placed frame components that are causing the lack of control in combination with tire instability. My 2009 Chevy Aveo is currently in my possession. The problem has been acknowledged and deemed not repairable by both the private repair facility and dealership. Both have also been confirmed it is not possible to align the car within any published specifications. A case is currently open with the manufacturer on my car, and so far, appears to be progressing properly towards resolution. However, I strongly urge investigation to avoid unnecessary crashes, injuries, and fatalities. Incident date is date problem first identified, but again, the car was made this way, and various symptoms have been present for the life of the car.

- Billings, MT, USA

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