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2.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,917 miles

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2009 Chevrolet Aveo wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2009 Chevrolet Aveo Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 022016

Aveo

  • 114,752 miles

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

I bought brand new landsail tires on 05/09/2016 and the right front passenger tire has worn out at 3,967 miles. I was driving on a city street when I noticed the car showing its low tire pressure light and the tire was making noise. I pulled to the side of the road and noticed the tire was completely destroyed, wires showing, and the damage was what caused the tire to go flat and the light to come on. I had to replace the front tires and the mechanic put the exact same brand of tire on the car. The mechanic said it wasn't an alignment issue, that they didn't know what would cause the tire to go bad in under 4,000 miles.

- Asheboro, NC, USA

problem #2

Apr 092013

Aveo

  • 20,000 miles
Took Aveo to certified Chevy dealer as instructed by GM customer service to have front suspension problem diagnosed. While there, told my tires were worn out at less than 20000 miles. Left front strut and bearing replaced for creaking front end. On drive back to my home, with $500 worth of new tires, the creaking is still there.the tires will undoubtedly wear out again. This is a continuing problem with front suspension that GM will not take responsibility for.calling customer service again today. I had tried to get problem fixed while under warranty and was told they couldn't find a problem. Now they seem to be able to. What do I do with this car that can't be fixed?

- Murrells Inlet, SC, USA

problem #1

Mar 172011

Aveo

  • 15,000 miles
I have a 2009 Aveo 4 door with hatchback I bought brand new in April 2010. We have had tons of issues with it. It had a battery leak due to a bad weld job that cracked the battery and acid went throught the engine area (and all over our new home's garage and drive) all the front end has been replaced from the axle, cv boots, lower control arms (just replaced yesterday). This has been an ongoing issue with mulitple trips to the dealer and stays in the shop. Now--new issue---hubby was driving home in stop and go traffic and the car just stopped moving. It was revving up but the car was out of gear so he and his car pool buddy pushed it off the road, shut it off, and then tried to restart it but it did not want to start back up. They walked around it to see if they could see if anything was leaking and looked under the hood and seen nothing out of the ordinary. They got back in and it finally started up after 10 minutes or so and all was fine. Took it to the dealer and when I checked in the guy popped the hood and pulled out the transmission fluid dip stick. He said "no freaking way" over and over again as he put drops of the fluid on his paper and smelled it. He said that the fluid was way dark and smelled burnt and there is no way a car with less the 15,000 miles on it should have that kind of transmission fluid. Well they kept the car overnight called me today to tell me to come and get it that there is nothing wrong with it. That " the tech is unable to verify concern, scanned for codes and bulletins and found none" so therefore there is nothing wrong with it. Next time it jumps out of gear to push the onstar button and have it towed to them and they will see if they can figure it out next time. I have a handicap son and we use that car since it gets great gas mileage to get to the doctor appointments farther away and I do not want to break down on the freeway with him. After reading that our lemon Chevy is not alone with this issue you would think GM would.

- Winchester, CA, USA

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