hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,000 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Aveo drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2004 Chevrolet Aveo Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 152011

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 59,000 miles


Car stalled on a busy 4 lane interstate with my son inlaw daughter and granddaughter in vehicle without warning. The car barely coasted enough to make it off the highway into emergency lane. Car fail to start again. Had car towed to Chevy dealership. Service department called and said the timing belt had broken. The car only had 59,000 miles on it. I stated to the service manager that the belt should still be under warranty and was disappointed that about it. He agreed also that the belt shouldn't have failed within that amount of mileage. He gave me the number to call Chevy to see what could be done to solve the problem. They refused to fix the problem. So now I'm stuck with a pile of junk because they used a cheap made belt that has prematurely failed on countless 04 & 05 Aveos enough to have a website called aveosfail.com. I read stories that stated these cheap belts failed anywhere from 18,000 up. Mostly where in the 59,000 to 65,000 mile range. Us tax payers had to bail the company out why can't they take care of this problem? that might be one of the reasons they had to be bailed out in the first place, because I would buy a stubborn mule before I ever buy another Chevy! the mule would be more reliable. The car was towed back to my house. I took apart the timing cover to find the belt wasn't broken but the ribs on the belt were basically falling off the belt, like they had come unglued. Why should we all suffer because of their poor belt design or manufacturer flaws. If they don't step up and take responsiblity they should be ashamed and shouldn't be bailed out by the tax payers period.

- Macon, GA, USA

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