definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,867 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Aveo fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2004 Chevrolet Aveo Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 092006

Aveo 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles


Major fuel leak on my 2004 Chevrolet Aveo. Left me stranded. Pumped out 9 gallons of gas in 20 miles. Luckily no fire. Found the plastic retainer holding the main fuel line cracked and allowed the fuel line to come loose spraying gas over the bottom of the car. They will put another plastic retainer on the line but how long will that last? consider this a major defect and could lead to vehicle fires which could be deadly. I was lucky but someone else might not be. I do not like the fix. A better form of line clamping should be used. I notified GM and there is no recalls at this time. They took the information and put it on file. I would like to be compensated for towing and the lost fuel. GM will not do this. Note:the car is at knebel auto in highland ill not the dealer because it is out of warranty.

- Jamestown, IL, USA

problem #1

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

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