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Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,288 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.

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2006 Chevrolet Aveo engine problems

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2006 Chevrolet Aveo Owner Comments

problem #8

Feb 262016


  • 38,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Aveo. While attempting to park the vehicle, it failed to stop when applying the brakes. Instead, the tires spun in place and the vehicle took off and eventually crashed into a light post. The air bags failed to deploy. The vehicle was towed and a police report was filed. There were no injuries. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 38,000.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #7

Feb 262016


  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Aveo. While driving 10 mph, the vehicle involuntary accelerated and the braking ability seized. The vehicle crashed into a utility pole. The air bags did not deploy. There were no injuries and a police report was filed. The vehicle was towed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 38,000.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #6

Jan 022014

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 11,000 miles
My Chevrolet Aveo 2006 automobile has several issues that need to be addressed immediately. My car has issues with shifting and it suddenly speeds up for unknown reasons. My check engine light comes on all of the time. I tighten the gas cap as the manual states and it remains on. Also, there could be possible problems with the gas line as the car is making a loud sounds when I accelerate and smells like gas. I received a safety recall notice last year and was told that I would be contacted by mail when parts were ready. After 6 months, I contacted Chevrolet who replied that the parts were still not ready after no response from Chevrolet. I had to do the leg work myself. Their absolute disregard for immediate action is utterly reprehensible. People are being killed or injured because of their lack of or inability to address the situation.

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #5

Jul 012014

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 152,000 miles


2006 Chevy Aveo I got my daughter this car it seemed to be great when we first got Aveo last year we had to replace the brake switch. There wiring issues air bag lights on and clock comes on and off this year odometer mileage is fading and headlights on no light for mileage. Low fuel and low water does not come on and on the 7/1 and two times on 7/4 her speedometer is not reading right it read 15 miles off from what the car is going faster. The three times getting pulled over and she said the gauge been acting weird then goes back to normal the one cop said I know thats why I don't have one of these cars and still gave her a ticket. So now the car sits until the recall but the best thing ( not ) I have two Aveos my husbands that sit and we get to share between the three of us is my van that's a Dodge. I cant believe wiring heating up by the day time module that will catch fire and it taking this long safety and Chevy has nothing on there site for the recall wow.

- Uhrichsville, OH, USA

problem #4

Apr 102013


  • 12,800 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Aveo. The contact stated that while waiting at a traffic light, the vehicle accelerated independently without warning. The contact mentioned that the failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 12,800 and the current mileage was 15,300.

- Floral Park , NY, USA

problem #3

Jun 202010


  • 59,000 miles
Cruise control did not disengage when brakes were applied on a 2006 Aveo.

- Horizon City, TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 142008

Aveo 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Aveo. While attempting to park at approximately 5 mph with the brake pedal depressed, the engine began to rev. The vehicle jumped a curb and scraped a building with the driver's side fender before idling normally again. There were no injuries, but a police report was filed. The current and failure mileages were 27,000. Updated 12-15-08 updated 12/17/08.

- New Smyrna Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

Apr 152006

Aveo 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles
: the contact stated that the vehicle has a nine percent error on the speedometer. The faulty speedometer caused the contact to constantly worry about calculating speed, which was distracting Focus from the road. The vehicle was taken to a service dealer, where it was determined that nine percent error on the speedometer was an acceptable standard for General Motors. 08/01/06

- Land O' Lakes, FL, USA

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