really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,121 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 suspension problems

suspension problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2005 Chevrolet Aveo:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2005 Chevrolet Aveo Owner Comments

problem #6

Apr 042014


  • miles


2005 Aveo lt ~ day or night the safety headlights (headlights / other) will just shut off for no reason after being on for less than an hour. ~ it's not fun driving on I-95 here in East central fla. And all of the sudden your headlights disappear ! ! ! ~ one month after we bought the car (used) from rosner Chevrolet (melbourne, fla.) the front end suspension started squeaking, ~ and the thermostat housing came apart.

- West Melbourne, FL, USA

problem #5

Mar 282014

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 73,000 miles
I just bought this 2005 Chevy Aveo 2 wks ago when the alternator went out of my car and I was having surgery the next day then would need a car for work 2 days later, so I had no time to properly look for a car. I just came off the exit of a 4 lane highway 1.5hrs away from home. As I was slowing to stop there was a bunch of white smoke (turned out to be steam) billowing out from under the hood and the car engine stopped running. A man helped push the car off the road and they looked under the hood and discovered the thermostat housing split apart. It's plastic! the housing was clearly defective since it was sheared in half as if cut with large knife. How stupid! he gave my husband a ride to the nearest Napa auto parts where the ordered from another dealer. We had to wait 1.5hr and the owner helped replace it. The new one was metal! put antifreeze in and tried to start the car several times and it won't start. Had to have the car towed. I got on the computer for help diagnosing the problem and discover a million complaints on edmunds.com, automotive forums, etc. That GM has known about this and other problems with this car for years such as plastic pully, timing belt breaks that completely kills the engine. That's where I found this site.this car is a lemon and should be recalled!!! heck on this site there are complaints from 2011 and still no recalls! from what I learned reading all the complaints just about everything in this car is junk. I am not going to put another penny into this car. It's at the mileage range to replace the timing belt, the plastic pully, and the water pump, not to mention the electrical stuff. It would've been cheaper to rent a car for the 2wks. Struts busted. I'm gonna take the loss and never buy Chevy again! please help us owners get Chevy to make this right. They and you have known the many problems a long time! please do the right thing!

- Ford City, PA, USA

problem #4

May 152007


  • 30,000 miles
I traded in a 2004 P.T.cruiser to get a 2005 Chevy Aveo at the time it had 21000 miles when I got it. My warranty was good till 36000. I had lots of issues with a noise that still to this day has not been corrected even after three attempts under my car by the Chevy service dept. I then had a computer recall or something that had to be replaced I also had a gas cap that malfunctioned and a clock that had to be replaced. Those are the non life threatening issues. I had an incident inside of the original warranty where the car threw parts out of the engine. It was the serpentine belt and the bracket that was metal that it was mounted on broke out of the engine as I was driving it. I am currently at 55000 and I have the power train on it. In the last month I have had the car in my possession 1 week the rest it's been in the service dept. A month ago the plastic and yes that's plastic housing for the thermostat blew apart on the interstate causing us to have to dial 911 to get help because we were trapped. Two weeks ago it spit out the timing belt and the valves got bent and the valve cover was damaged. We don't know what particles ended up in the engine for now. I have contacted Chevrolet on all these issues and I asked them before my warranty went out and right after the first incident to give me back the money for the car. They called me today and said I didn't have a case because the warranty was out I reminded them I had been asking since before at the first incident with the serpentine and bracket and they said sorry the warranty is out. I reminded them I have pictures of those parts and can prove it but that still wasn't good enough! I spoke to hannah a district specialist today and that is who lied to herself and said these occurrences were after the warranty. I have proof can you please help before my family dies and then we have dependents who will own the very company the gov't is trying to bail out. I need you to intervene before I go to court over this.

- Graniteville, SC, USA

problem #3

Sep 132008


  • 90,724 miles


My Aveo is 2005 and my rear driver side shock had the top bolt holding the shock to the car snap.

- Billerica, MA, USA

problem #2

Aug 032007

Aveo 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Traveling on 695 driving on an overpass from work, 05 Aveo pulled to the right. When I attempted to correct the direction of the car by turning slightly left, the car could not be corrected with steering or brake, it went left across the other lane and hit a jersey wall. Car rolled over. Speed was about 50-55. I was lucky I had my seat belt on and was not hit by another auto or truck. Whether was clear but windy. Time was 1:30pm.

- Dundalk, MD, USA

Search CarComplaints.com for these popular complaint phrases...

problem #1

Nov 012005

Aveo 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 17,000 miles
I have had many problems with the steering and suspension in this vehicle. I had to replace the tires at less then 16,000. The main problem is that whenever I go over any bumps the car squeaks and makes a grinding sound. Chevy said that they had tightened something in the front end to tight at the factory and that they had 3 or 4 Aveos come back with this problem. They loosened they two pieces but I still hear the squeaks and they tell me that there is something in the back end that is grinding but it is a manufacturing defect and that they cannot do any thing. And they hope it doesn't do anything. If it does as long as it is under warranty they will fix it. But I would hate for something to break and me be going 70 and it break.

- Saint Joseph, MO, USA

Not what you are looking for?