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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,945 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2011 Chevrolet Aveo electrical problems

electrical problem

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2011 Chevrolet Aveo Owner Comments

problem #9

May 012016


  • 54,100 miles


All my brake lights went out and my ac went out about the same time I took it for a oil change and this is what they told me when the checked out my car I'm a senior citizen on a fixed income and did not want to hear this I'm wondering if my warranties is still valid.

- Wildomar, CA, USA

problem #8

May 122014


  • 68,000 miles
The car struggles to accelerate and can barely go over 40 mph. When pressing on the gas pedal the gar shakes and stutters uncontrollably and the car randomly stutters while driving on the road. The car has terrible fuel economy and literally your foot can have the gas pedal to the floor and you can barely reach over 30 mph, the issue progresses and gets worse with time. The car is barely drivable and places the driver at risk of being run off the road.

- Lithonia, GA, USA

problem #7

Jan 312015


  • 98,350 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Aveo. The contact stated that the air bag light remained illuminated in the vehicle. The vehicle was diagnosed as having an erratic signal, which caused the air bag light to illuminate. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 98,350.

- North Charleston, SC, USA

problem #6

Jul 012014

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 75,980 miles


Electrical system problems.

- Greenville , SC, USA

problem #5

Nov 092013


  • miles
I have a 2011 Chevy Aveo with 58,800 miles. It has a serious stalling issue and getting worse. My local Chevy dealer service department had the car for over two days and can't get it to "throw a code" on the computer. It did stall for them before they got the computer on it. I have emailed GM about this issue and plan to file a complaint with ftc. I am going to have to give the car back to the bank and suffer financially as I am in no position to pay for 2 cars so this car can sit. It is unsafe to drive. It seems that GM is only willing to repair cars once someone as died or been injured by something that they should be responsible for from the beginning. The first 2 item they should be replacing are the ignition switch and fuel pump, but they won't.

- Glendale, CO, USA

problem #4

Feb 022014


  • 37,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Aveo. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, the engine unexpectedly stalled without warning. After restarting, the vehicle was able to operate normally. The vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 37,000.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #3

Mar 132013

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 57,643 miles


On the night of 3/13/13 I was driving on a two lane road with my lights on. I was traveling East through an intersection where the cross road only had to stop and I had the right of way. A vehicle traveling South failed to stop at the stop sign. I was unable to sound my horn and had to run off the road to avoid a collision. The horn on the 2011 Aveo is only 1" X 1 1/4 " on each side the center of the steering wheel. They are so small and hard to find, that a person driving must take their eyes off the road to find them during the day time. At night a light must be turned on to find them because they are not illuminated. I feel this is a serious safety issue because of the small size and difficulty to find without loosing sight of the road.

- Battlefield, MO, USA

problem #2

Jun 212012


  • 3,180 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Aveo. The contact was driving approximate 30 mph with the air conditioner activated when a strong odor of sulfur emitted through the air vents. While parking, the brake pedal traveled to the floor and a burning smell circulated inside of the vehicle. There was no warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact inspected underneath the hood and there was no smoke or flames visible; however the entire hood compartment overheated. Also, the hood was extremely hot to the touch. The vehicle was in the process of being towed to an authorized dealer for diagnosis. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 3,180.

- Youngstown, OH, USA

problem #1

Jan 262012


  • 10,249 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Aveo. The contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph, the vehicle suddenly lost power and decelerated rapidly. The failure occurred four times prior to the most recent failure and was repaired. The vehicle was able to be restarted and was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. After diagnosis, the dealer advised the contact that they were unable to diagnose the failure but they would try replacing the wiring harness in the instrument panel cluster. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and offered no assitance. The failure mileage was approximately 10,249.

- Twin Lakes, WI, USA

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