hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,902 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Aveo Owner Comments

problem #10

Sep 212015


  • 63,504 miles


While driving on I95 my rpms dropped to zero without warning and I was able to get it off the road. The tow truck driver said the engine was blown. It had 63,504 miles on it and the required maintenance had been done less than 1600 miles earlier. No lights or warning. Luckily I was able to get it off the road safely.

- Ruther Glen, VA, USA

problem #9

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 #8

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 #7

Apr 192014

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 67,750 miles


I was driving on the highway and the car smelled like it was burning. And, smoke began to come from underneath the hood. I got off the freeway and I parked the car in front of a store.. I opened the hood and a mist of smoke was flowing from the transmission. I thought my car was going to go up in flames because it smelled like burning wires. I don't drive my car everyday so I should not be having these problems with my car. I also saw oil leaking from the manifold. I asked my brother to see it and that'swhat he told me. I was afraid to drive my car home. I drove it slowly home.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #6

Sep 082014

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 134,310 miles
Timing belt breaks too often. The car has now had the timing belt replace 3 times since I have owned it I bought it at 69,000 miles I was replaced at around 74K then broke and left me stranded on the side of the road at night time after hours at 121K then has broke again at 134K this is supposed to be a 60K part and is not lasting like it should and when it breaks causes other stuff around it to be affected as well. The first time I had to replace water pump, the 2nd time water pump as well as engine gaskets and it cost me $2600 to fix. This last time just the water pump and a water hose. This last time it left my daughter stranded on the side of the road after dark on her way home from college luckily her boyfriend was able to come pick her up. This car is notorious for the timing belt issue. All three times this has been repaired by 3 different shops and all three say that this car has major issues due to the timing belts not being sturdy. Chevy should be replacing these cars or refunding the cost of having these repaired you can't even resell to people due to this issue. Also I never even got a letter regarding the head lamp recall. I am just wondering if Chevy is waiting till people blow up in their cars.

- Sun City , CA, USA

problem #5

Jul 162014


  • 10,966 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Aveo. While driving 10 mph, the engine warning indicator illuminated and the vehicle's speed decreased. The dealer stated that the throttle body shorted out. The mechanic replaced the throttle body, performed a double intake service, and treated the fuel with ethanol. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 10,966.

- Columbus, GA, USA

problem #4

Jun 012012


  • 84,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Aveo. The contact stated that there was engine oil mixing with the antifreeze. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the throttle body system needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 84,000.

- San Diago, CA, USA

problem #3

Jun 082010

Aveo 4-cyl

  • miles
Engine shuts down while driving as if ignition turned off. Cannot get out of park. Air conditioner stopped in 2010, 2011, 2013 air bag lights on dashboard on since 2010.

- St Louis, MO, USA

problem #2

Jun 092012

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 82,000 miles
I was driving through town, all of a sudden I had no RPM's and the car came to a complete stop. Called a tow service and had it towed, the mechanic explained to me that the timing belt had snapped and it has caused internal damage to the engine. From the research I have done online, this seems to be an ongoing problem with Chevrolet, I just hate to think what would have happened had it been on a busy highway, because I had no warning.

- Wolcott, IN, USA

problem #1

Jun 042012

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 70,488 miles
I was driving 65 mph on the highway, when all of a sudden my rpms dropped to zero and I could no longer accelerate. I had to cut across two lanes of traffic to safely make it to the shoulder of the road. I later found out that my timing belt had snapped, causing internal damage to my engine and causing my car to break down in the middle of cruising on the highway.

- Lockport, IL, USA

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