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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,788 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2011 Chevrolet Aveo Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 082013


  • 37,000 miles


For approximately the last year I have been having issues with this car being sluggish on and off and now it sporadically has no power, when you press on the gas, you loose power at times. Now it just dies whenever! I have had it to multiple shops including the Chevy dealer and nobody knows what is wrong. What is it going to take" having it stall in traffic and having someone die? apparently this is an issue with many Chevy Aveos! I really think this needs to be looked into! would you want your wife, husband, son, daughter, mother or father driving a car that is this unreliable"

- Oconomowoc, WI, USA

problem #3

Mar 282012


  • 19,500 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Aveo. The contact stated the vehicle stalled and overheated while driving 55 mph. The contact towed the vehicle to a dealer. The dealer replaced the thermostat but that did not remedy the issue. The contact took the vehicle back to the dealer and replaced the thermostat and radiator cap. The failure mileage was 19,500.

- Milford, DE, USA

problem #2

Nov 272011


  • 18,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Aveo. The contact stated the vehicle stalled without warning while driving at any speed. The failure was experienced several times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who performed a diagnostic test which located the failure in the computer system. The dealer reprogrammed the computer, but the failure was not corrected. The vehicle continued to stall while driving at any speed. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN information was not available. The failure and the current mileage was 18,000.

- Columbia, PA, USA

problem #1

Oct 112011


  • 650 miles
I have been at the dealers repair shop like 10+ times for the same transmission problem. Today I was out on a quick trip to the store and when I changed gears from reverse (to get out of my drive way) then to drive the gear shifter became hard to move? and then the "hold" light came on. After that my car went on and off acceleration dragging, then on my way out of the parking lot of the store, I pushed to accelerate and then my car barely moved like slower than the cars regular cruise (like when you let the car move on its own in motion off the accelerator) it went slower than that. I am about up to my shoulders in frustration with it, now the hold light wont come off and I almost got in a car accident now it feels unsafe to drive.

- Converse, TX, USA

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