pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,434 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Aveo brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Chevrolet Aveo Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 252006

Aveo 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I purchased my 04 Chevy Aveo on June 20,06. Five days later the brakes were metal to metal. My car was not safety inspected before the sale. Since then I have taken the car back to where I purchased it several times and have even had the service manager to ride with me to show him that the brakes are sticking. (the calipers need to be replaced) tim marburger Chrysler/Dodge tried to say that is was a warped rotor due to excessive mountain driving, my car was only driven 7 miles one way to go camping and 7 miles back once a week. I would hardly call this excessive. The first tank of gas I got the mileage of 284 miles since 06/20/06 until now 10/10/06 my gas mileage for a tank of gas is now 210 miles. Nobody at the dealership has offered to fix my car. I have been cussed, talked to like a dog. The general manager denny fruith slammed my car door and proceeded to argue with me in the front parking lot in front of the showroom doors. Refused to fix my car and it was still under warranty, the dealership put my lug nuts on so tight that they could not be manually taken off. The vice president of the company Mr. Felix mcclat refused to fix my brakes and also refused to even let me come to the dealership and have them loosen my lug nuts. And the car was still under warranty. The brakes on my car will put themselves on without me pressing the pedals. And when you do press the pedals you can be going down hill and take your foot off the pedal and the brakes grab and the car will come to almost a complete stop...down hill. All this was shown to the service manager david anderson and the car has not been fixed yet.

- Bristol, TN, USA

problem #3

Nov 152005

Aveo 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,734 miles
Ses light comes on not describing the problem. The fuel system is malfunctioning, gas escapes somewhere, not getting the actual gas mileage for the vehicle. Fill up on wed of one week, use only 34 miles, must fill up by Tuesday of next week, the brakes make loud noise like brakes are going out, more of steel rubbing, pulls excessively to the right. Took vehicle in for repair on the brakes, was told dust was on the rotors, cleaned out, problem still exist, now a buckling is felt when brakes are applied. As for the gas problem, car was left overnight, I told the dealership, I do not want my car back until they find the problem.. check the fuel injectors, the gas tank, check the fuel pump, check all the components of the gas line.. I do not smell gas, there is no gas on the ground. I have a loaner car for now. As for the ses light, I should describe what the problem is so that the dealership service dept can go straight to the problem. The car pull excessively to the right and left, this too will be checked out by the dealership. No update resolution so far. Will keep you posted. The clock malfunctioned. A new clock was replaced the car was purchased new, Aug 2003, with 6 miles on the odometer. Today, 2 years, 2 months later, I have 9766 miles on the odometer and my car has been to the service dept 7 times for malfunctioning problems.

- Dolton, IL, USA

problem #2

Aug 302005


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Aveo. The vehicle had a whistling in the brakes. Then there was noise in the ignition. This has been going on for awhile. Every time while backing out from the driveway there was a small noise. Manufacturer's recall 04069. Was issued. At this time consumer's vehicle was taken to the dealership for recall repairs. The next problem concerned transmission fluid being over filled which could cause a fire. The transmission axle was being checked.

- Glastonbury, CT, USA

problem #1

Feb 262004

(reported on)


  • miles
Brake pedal to close to the accelerator. Resulting in consumer to accelerate while attempting to stop.

- Mount Vernon, WA, USA

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