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Crashes / Fires:
16 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
22 / 2
Average Mileage:
43,996 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Aveo seat belts / air bags problems

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2007 Chevrolet Aveo Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #36

May 012013

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 31,840 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Aveo. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was confirmed the air bag was not working properly. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 31,840. Updated 7/7/15

- Vancouver, WA, USA

problem #35

Jan 052015


  • 31,800 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Aveo. The contact stated that the air bag warning lamp illuminated. The failure was reported to an authorized dealer. The vehicle was to be taken in for further inspection and diagnosis. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 31,800.

- Vancouver, WA, USA

problem #34

Feb 032015


  • 38,000 miles
The contact owned a 2007 Chevrolet Aveo. While driving at an unknown speed, the contact's vehicle crashed head on into another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained neck injuries that did not require medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 38,000.

- Williamsburg, KY, USA

problem #33

Oct 252014

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 54,465 miles


Air bag light will not turn off.

- Wenonah, NJ, USA

problem #32

Dec 032014

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 119,367 miles
Air bag deployed light came on approximately 12/3 and stays on. Will this cause the bag not to deploy if there is an accident" I have noticed on line this has been mentioned by others as well. Should this be a recall issue or should the vehicle owner be responsible for the correcting of the problem"

- Fairhaven, MA, USA

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problem #31

Oct 172012


  • 83,000 miles
Airbag warning light stays on.

- Turlock, CA, USA

problem #30

Nov 032014

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 90,000 miles


Airbag light stays on won't even let you in to read code.

- Front Royal, VA, USA

problem #29

Aug 042014


  • 66,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Aveo. The contact stated that the air bag warning indicator illuminated. The contact also stated that the vehicle failed to shift into drive. The failure occurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who stated that the gear box needed to be repaired. The vehicle was repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 66,000.

- Belmont, MA, USA

problem #28

Oct 062014

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 66,500 miles
Chevy Aveo 2007 showed air bag light deployed and the ignition key has a defect when key is entered Chevy Aveo accelerates to 2000 RPM and shuts off the Aveo.

- Belmont, MA, USA

problem #27

Aug 012014


  • 119,321 miles
The air bag warning light in my 2007 Chevrolet Aveo continuously stayed on. Upon reading the manual I found out that this could mean that in the event of a crash the air bags would not deploy and it stated to immediately get the car serviced. I immediately called the dealer, where we purchased the car for my young son, and made an appointment. I, then, researched this air bag issue on the website and found pages of complaints regarding the air bag warning light continuously staying on in these cars. There were also pages of complaints from people who had been in crashes where there air bags didn't deploy and one case where the air bags didn't deploy in a fatal crash. There were also service bulletins regarding counterfeit air bags being used in Chevrolet Aveos. However, even though there is a mountain of evidence regarding how dangerous this is and all the vehicles that have the same issue, there is still no recall. It cost me over $700 to have this problem resolved and I don't think it is our responsibility to pay for this very important lifesaving repair when it is such a prominent problem in these cars. I had no choice but to get this problem resolved as this is my young son's car. I believe no one should have to pay for these repairs and a recall is definitely warranted. What about all the people who do not have the money to get these repairs"?? are their lives less significant because GM doesn't want to do the right thing and fix a defect that is their responsibility and not the consumers. How many people have to die to get this issue resolved???"

- Slippery Rock, PA, USA

problem #26

Aug 202014


  • miles


Airbag light stays on all the time dealer says it is $900 to fix it. You would think with all the other complaints Chevy would take care of the problem.

- Hemet, CA, USA

problem #25

Mar 092013

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 90,300 miles
My airbags failed to deploy when I was rear-ended in my Chevy Aveo. I sustained multiple injuries to my head, mouth, eye, nose, and lost consciousness in addition to other injuries to my body.

- Southfield, MI, USA

problem #24

Jun 042012


  • 55,000 miles
I purchased this Chevy Aveo lt in 2009, in 2012 the air bag light in the dash board came on and will not go off, the Chevy dealer is trying to charge me to fix it and there is all kinds of people talking about this problem and my mechanic told me with the air bag light on the air bags will not deploy if I were to get in a accident, I called Chevy and they are trying to charge me just to look at it car, with all the bad reviews on the 2007 Chevy Aveo I would think Chevy would stand behind there cars and fix the issues with this air bag light staying on all the time, something needs to be done about this...

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #23

Apr 052014

Aveo 4-cyl

  • miles
Noticed airbag warning light staying on all the time. Since I was only driver, I soon forgot about it. Now that wife is driving it, I became concerned. I had dealer run diagnostic and they said the air bag system checks out just fine and will function properly, but are at a loss as to why the light stays on. Further troubleshooting will involve removing the dash and an awful lot of money. Shouldn't this type of problem be covered under safety recall?

- Weiser, ID, USA

problem #22

Jul 182009

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 31,200 miles
My airbag never deployed during a front end collision. My car continues to get stuck in park. The passenger side window switch does not work. The ac continuous to make a ticking sound and still does not work after replacing a valve for a leak and replacing the compressor.

- Greenville, SC, USA

problem #21

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 #20

Oct 012013

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 60,100 miles
Air bag light stays on all of the time.

- Reno, NV, USA

problem #19

Jun 282013


  • 80,000 miles
Driving down the interstate the driver side air bag deployed causing the driver to lose control and hit the center wall. Driver sustained multiple injuries including 5 broken ribs and a broken back in 7 places. GM says if I cannot prove the air bag went off (video of the incident) then they have no reason to believe the center was not hit first causing the air bags to deploy, therefore functioning properly.

- Orange, TX, USA

problem #18

May 212014

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 63,800 miles
When the car starts air bag light gets deployed this has been happening since 2011. The front panel gets overheated- daytime running light.

- Belmont, MA, USA

problem #17

Apr 222009

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 86,000 miles
I bought the Chevy Aveo off the lot brand new. Car is running ok. But the air bag light started turning on and off at first around the April 2009. Then it completely stays on, this happened some time later the same year, I can't remember when. I took it to the dealer and they told me that the light should not stay on, that indicates that all the airbags are disabled. I asked if they would fix it, as the car has not been in any major crash. He said that I would have to fix the airbags at my cost. I recently learned that it is a common problem with the Aveo. Chevrolet installed counterfeit airbags or its connectors. I believe Chevy should fix the problem instead of ignoring it.

- Horizon, TX, USA

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