really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 5
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,614 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Aveo electrical problems

electrical problem

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2004 Chevrolet Aveo Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #7

Nov 142008


  • 100 miles


Ever since I bought the car new the clock has never worked right. It runs for a few hours, shuts off for a few hours. Dealer couldn't fix when under warranty because they couldn't make it repeat. Most recently, the electronic door locks have stopped working, both inside and with the keyless entry. I tried changing the fuse, but that didn't help.

- Port Charlotte, FL, USA

problem #6

Oct 032008


  • 61,000 miles
We have a 2004 Aveo and no light came on and at 61,000 miles my car just quit running in the middle of the road and had to be towed to the dealership the timing belt had broken and the motor was messed up also. I had to pay over $3,000 to have it repaired cause a belt broke. It messed up half of the motor and had to be replaced. Then a month later the lights on the dash quit working and they told me that they have replaced them alot for these cars and the wire harness is $1,200 dollars and I am paying more for the repairs then I have for the car. The clock light has never worked right since we got the car. So be careful and replace your timing belt early and don't have to pay all that money like we had to. I wish I have never bought the car now.

- Perry, FL, USA

problem #5

Feb 032008


  • 68,000 miles
One day, I was in a customer meeting and my factory installed car alarm just started going off. Nothing around it, no wind, etc. Now it has gotten to a point where I can not use the alarm and the drl and dashboard clock are constantly going on and off. I have read many similar complaints on autoforums.com regarding lots of electrical issues on the Chevy 2004 Aveo ls.

- Union, KY, USA

problem #4

Dec 202004

Aveo 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


2004 Chevy Aveo purchased December of 2004. Clock resets itself, interior dome light works when it wants to, dash lights have blinked on and off twice, radio has turned itself on and off twice, excessive crank trying to start vehicle, doors do not completely unlock, windows do not always go up and down, alarm and keyless remote entry blew 2 - 10 amp fuses, dealership put in 20 amp fuse, still isn't working properly, vehicle is presently in shop for same issues for the 7th time. Dealership can't get the car to duplicate the problem. All of this started the month that I bought the car. It is getting worse and I am extremely afraid of having the car catch on fire.

- Newark, DE, USA

problem #3

Feb 022005


  • miles
Cd player gets too hot. It has melted a cd. I run it for 15 minutes and you can't even touch the face of it or the cd itself. I've contacted the dealership and they say its normal. I believe that with the clock, the cd player, and the ignition (& key) getting pretty hot that it's an electrical problem.

- West Hazleton, PA, USA

problem #2

Sep 222005


  • miles
The locks quit working on my car. They wouldn't lock from the inside or from the transmitter.

- West Hazleton, PA, USA

problem #1

Mar 312004


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When I first received my 2004 Chevy Aveo, the clock kept resetting. I have taken the vehicle in to the dealership and there is nothing they could do because the problem cannot be "duplicated".

- West Hazleton, PA, USA

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