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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,875 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.

2005 Chevrolet Aveo accessories - interior problems

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2005 Chevrolet Aveo Owner Comments

problem #6

May 022005


  • 22,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Aveo. While driving at an unknown speed, the interior lighting and headlights suddenly shut off. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was not notified. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V261000 (exterior lighting). The approximate failure mileage was 22,000.

- West Allis, WI, USA

problem #5

Jan 102007


  • 40,000 miles
Dash lights do not work on Chevy Aveo ls and we cannot see our instruments because there are no lights at night and how fast we are going. We feel very unsafe for night driving.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #4

Sep 112010


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Aveo. The contact stated that the key continuously would become stuck in the ignition and cause the gear shift to become locked in gear whether driving or if the vehicle was turned off. In addition, the interior lights failed and only the radio and clock lights would illuminate. The vehicle was neither inspected nor repaired. The failure and current mileage was 80,000.

- Rovesdown, TX, USA

problem #3

Nov 202009


  • 55,423 miles


I got into my car at night to drive home from a friend's house. None of my internal lights, with the exception of the clock and radio, would come on. Driving at night without being able to see your dash instruments is not easy. I am told it has to do with a short in the power distribution box.

- Sevierville, TN, USA

problem #2

Nov 052009


  • 39,570 miles
Interior lights, headlight warning on light, and cabin illumination light failed.

- Lunenburg, MA, USA

problem #1

Nov 012009


  • 92,256 miles
Car type: 2005 Chevy Aveo problems I have had with this car; 1. oxygen sensor needed replacement by 41, xxx miles 2. at 82, xxx mi. Wiring problems in fuse box wires came loose (possibly a fire hazard) burnt the wiring harness. (char marks on the wiring harness) caused the interior (instrument cluster panel) and exterior lights (daytime running lights)(yellow lowbeams that control turn signal) to turn off while driving the vehicle during the night time. Fix cost me $125 plus tax 8.25% this isn't the first time I've heard of this happening in fact its on many online forums as happening to several other people. 3. at 92, xxx miles. Thermostat housing cracked in the center where the thermostat is located at (thermostat housing is plastic) very cheaply made. No parts houses carry this item. Its a GM part. Got stranded 44 miles from home and had to get a tow truck to bring car home. Cost; $115 + tax corrections made to vehicle; 1. purchased a new oxygen sensor for about $120 2. taken electrical problem to a shop and had the shop fix it for $125 +tax 3. problem still pending. Parts not available at part houses I.e. autozone O'reileys A-line, advanced auto, etc....I believe parts houses do not wish to carry these parts. Part is too cheaply made for them to carry I believe the part should have been made out of metal.(steel, aluminum. Etc....) property damage: Damage to wiring harness in vehicle Chevy Aveo fire: Burnt wiring harness in vehicle, wires had to be soldered from a separate locality in engine compartment.

- Taylor , TX, USA

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