really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 4
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,515 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Aveo electrical problems

electrical problem

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2007 Chevrolet Aveo Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #43

Jun 142016


  • 140,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Aveo. While driving 5 mph, the vehicle stalled and the steering wheel seized. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken to be diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

- St.James, MO, USA

problem #42

Mar 062013


  • miles
My Chevy Aveo has had el cervical issues for the last 3 years. I have noticed that there is a recall for this year on lighting but my VIN is not associated with this recall and I am having the sam issues. And now nothing on the drivers side of my car is working. Blinkers, brake light and more. My light for my radio do not work as well. I have 2 kids and my car is not safe with the electrical issues going on with it. I have called the Chevrolet garage where it was purchased and all I am being told is there anything S nothing they can do cause my VIN is not listed with the recalls. I need my car fixed especially with it having the same issues as the recalled 2007 Aveos.

- Crestview, FL, USA

problem #41

Sep 012015


  • 168,000 miles
I have a 2007 Chevy Aveo that I've had to replace the drivers side > headlight on 5 times in the 4 yrs I've had it. Also, for the past 2 yrs I > haven't had any radio lights. There's a recall on the running light > modules for this year, the cars can catch fire. Recall number: 14V261000. The module on my car is melted and black. I have pictures of this. I've called Chevy several times > but get told there's no recall on my car. Do I have to wait until the car catches fire to do be able to do something about this?

- Fenton, MI, USA

problem #40

Dec 172015


  • 83,000 miles


Been smelling something that similar to plastic but could not locate anything but now I have had multiple fuses blown for low beams and drl. Ultimately all dashboard lights have now gone out along with no tail lights or low beams or drls at all and no horn. Dealer is saying that the fuse block is going to have to be replaced but the car only has 83,000 and noticed that there was a recall out there for the drl module melting or catching on fire but low and behold my car is not on that recall but looks to me that it should be. In addition to the lights not working correctly, the gear shifter will not come out of park and the key will not release from the ignition switch. I did also think it odd that my key would be hot to touch when it would release on previous occasions leading up to this failure. The first instance when the failure initially started with the lights and all that I could notice was while I was in a parking lot cranking the car, but the second time after changing out the fuse, the fuse blew again after I was driving on the road in 5 O'clock traffic.

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #39

Aug 242015


  • 93,950 miles
The daytime running lights module had a recall on it. I made an apt at the local dealer last week and made an appointment today to get the recall done. Recall number is 14236. They did not fix it, said they didn't have the part even though I contacted them last week and gave them the VIN and the recall number. I picked up the car with the intent of taking it to another dealer and it caught fire on the way home and destroyed the car.

- Birmingham , AL, USA

problem #38

Sep 042007


  • 1,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Aveo. While driving the vehicle, the ignition key became extremely hot. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who replaced the ignition switch module, but the failure continued. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 1,000. Updated 09/18/15

- Addison, IL, USA

problem #37

Oct 102014

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 89,000 miles


I was driving to my mother's house, the car was not shifting right and the engine was whining, all of a sudden I smelled smoke and seen fire under the hood. GM would only fix the harness, the vehicle would start again but you could not drive it. No power in the engine. So I had to eat $6400 dollars I owed and traded it with carbone auto in yorkville New York. They sold me a car with the ABS lights on the traction lights on, the tire pressure lights come on and my doors lock and I have to climb over to the other seat to get out. The salesman knew these lights were on before I signed the papers and my car is still not fixed. This past winter I had no heat and got caught in an ice storm and my windows iced right over I could not see and hit a pole by my driveway and dented and scratch the whole right side of my car. It is carbone auto that made it so my Aveo caught fire. They would not fix it, the car would never shift right the motor would whine out and they said oh that is the way a 1.6 liter car runs. I had the fidelity extract warranty and they would not fix the Aveo I have lost 6400 dollars on these cars and it is the dealers fault, what do I do now my 2008 Impala VIN is [xxx] the salesman name is [xxx] he knew these lights were on before I signed the papers he said it would be fixed. 8 months later still not fixed. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Sylvan Beach, NY, USA

problem #36

May 032015


  • 37,000 miles
The gearshaft won't come out of park. I had this repaired at the dealership about two years ago and it is now happening again and paid $300 for a ground wire. My car currently has 90000 miles on it. I would like to file a formal compliant regarding the same issue. Please contact me asap I can be reached at 314-837-3877 or 314-497-5577

- Florissant, , MO, USA

problem #35

Apr 212015


  • 89,000 miles
Air bag light come on and will not go off

- Beattyville , KY, USA

problem #34

Apr 272015

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 96,423 miles
Approximately 3 months ago my dash lights quit working and now my passenger rear drl quit also. I smelled something burning at about this time also.

- Mt Pleasant, UT, USA

problem #33

Apr 142014

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 17,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Aveo. When the key was removed from the ignition switch, the key was extremely hot. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 17,000. Updated 5/29/15 updated 06/04/15

- Mcalester , OK, USA

problem #32

Jan 012015

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
Dash lights quit working and could smell plastic burning from under the dash. Also the tail light on the passenger side keeps blowing fuses.

- Beattyville, KY, USA

problem #31

Mar 062015


  • 93,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Aveo. While driving at 30 mph, all the instrument panel lighting failed to illuminate. In addition, the gauges displayed incorrect readings and failed to function. The key failed to eject from the ignition and remained in the accessory position. The gear lever failed to shift and remained in the park position. The vehicle was towed to a dealer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 93,000.

- Allenhurst , GA, USA

problem #30

Oct 142014

Aveo 4-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet aevo. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V261000 (exterior lighting); however, the parts needed to do the repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 04/06/15 the consumer also stated the vehicle stalled. Updated 04/28/15

- Sugar Valley, GA, USA

problem #29

Dec 312014


  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Aveo. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, there was a burning smell inside the vehicle. As a result, the instrument panel became inoperable. In addition, the contact stated that the vehicle failed to shift into the park position. Also, the contact mentioned that the ignition key failed to disengage from the ignition. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, where it was diagnosed that the fuse box wiring needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V261000 (exterior lighting). The failure mileage was 71,000. Updated 4/29/15

- Columbus, GA, USA

problem #28

Jan 282015


  • 4,440 miles
Key got "stuck in ignition" and would not come out. My car in not on the GM recall list so dealer wanted to charge me an arm and two legs to fix. Took to an auto repair shop. How do cars get added to the recall list? mine should definitely be on this one for ignition problem to the tune of $357.

- Darien, IL, USA

problem #27

Jan 122015


  • 86,587 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Aveo. When the contact started the vehicle and activated the headlights, all the electrical power failed. The failure occurred on several occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the vehicle needed a shift interlock solenoid. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 86,587.

- Duncan, OK, USA

problem #26

Dec 162014


  • 90,000 miles
After starting car, I was unable to disengage the car from the parking position. Was only able to get car out the park position by jamming a metal device into the manual shift lock release position. Ended having car towed to mechanic who diagnosed problem as needing a new fuse box. However, after first drive home, back to original problem: Cannot remove key from ignition and if I do drive, electrical power goes out.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #25

Aug 042014

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 66,000 miles
Unable to move gear from park to drive over seven times mechanic informed failure in gear box also informed that this is a manufacturring defect.

- Belmont, MA, USA

problem #24

Aug 292014


  • 68,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Aveo. The contact stated that burning fumes emitted from the engine compartment and the battery was drained. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and the battery was replaced. The failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for the diagnostic testing. The contact was made aware of recall NHTSA campaign id number: 14V261000 (electrical system). However, the part needed was unavailable to perform the repair. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 68,000.

- Jupiter , FL, USA

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