really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,410 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Aveo brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Chevrolet Aveo Owner Comments

problem #6

Jan 152011


  • 75,000 miles


2005 Chevrolet Aveo rear brakes 70,000 miles shoe came unglued causing 87 year old man to go in ditch deep snow at 15 below zero.

- Glidden, WI, USA

problem #5

May 012010


  • 60,000 miles
While pulling out of parking spaces (usually), the brake will not go down. I have to push the pedal with all my strength to get the car to stop. Luckily it always happens in parking lots so the car is only going 5mph at the highest. The dealership said that the brake line had a leak in it. They replaced the line, but the problem still occurs at least once a week. I had them look at it a second time and they said that their machines weren't showing any type of warning about the problem.

- Elkhorn, NE, USA

problem #4

Sep 012007

Aveo 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,197 miles
I was traveling approximately 35 to 40 mph on a straight road. The vehicle in front of me stopped about 75 feet ahead of me. I pressed on the brake pedal to stop but there was no pressure and it went to the floor. Due to having no brakes, I hit the back of the other car. The airbag failed to deploy and I hit my head on the steering wheel. When I reversed the car and pressed on the brakes again they worked. The front end of the car was smashed in damaging the headlights, radiator, hood, bumper, and unknown other parts at this time.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #3

Jul 122006

Aveo 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,263 miles


: the contact stated that the brake pedal was mushy, and when it was depressed, lowered to the same point as the accelerator pedal. This caused the contact to accidentally apply pressure on both pedals. The vehicle was taken to a service dealer, where the dealer noted that the rear calipers were not adjusting. The dealer lubricated and adjusted the calipers, which did not completely fix the problem. Updated 8/16/2006 -

- Waynesboro, PA, USA

problem #2

Apr 212006

Aveo 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,000 miles
: the contact stated while the brake pedal was depressed, the vehicle shook. The dealership replaced the rear drums three times, resurfaced the rear drums, and replaced the brake system. These efforts have not corrected the shaking problem. Updated 05/16/2006.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 012005

Aveo 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Car type: Chevrolet Aveo 2005 model: Ls sedan with 14" wheels since I purchased this car it has exhibited vibration in the front end and steering wheel while driving (above 50 mph) as well as vibration while braking. Car was taken into Chevy to be repaired. Car still vibrates. Upon further research I discovered that many others have this exact problem. Chevy has been unable to fix this problem. Significant vibration while driving and braking (especially) is a safety hazard. Since Chevy is either unwilling or unable to fix this serious problem I'm hoping the NHTSA will investigate this problem.

- Fairfax, VA, USA

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