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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,159 miles

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2008 Chevrolet Aveo seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Chevrolet Aveo Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 042010


  • 38,000 miles


I own a 2008 Chevy Aveo. Upon driving to work my airbag light came on for no reason and will not go off. I called my dealership and they advised me my airbag needs to be "serviced". since my vehicle mileage is 38K and just out of the bumper to bumper warranty they refuse to guarantee me there will not be a fee for diagnosing and fixing the problem. I than called GM and they advised me to have the car diagnosed at a dealership and if there is a defect I would have to pay for the diagnosis and repair and they would reimburse me. This is insane! this is a safety feature just like a seatbelt and the maker should be responsible for safety features that are obviously defective!

- Mchenry, IL, USA

problem #3

Aug 012008


  • 3,600 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Aveo. Since year 2008 the passenger frontal air bag warning light remained illuminated on the instrument control panel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer twice, and the passenger seat was replaced under warranty. Recently the drivers frontal air bag failed has failed. The dealer wanted to charge $95 dollars to diagnose the failure. The failure mileage was 3600 and the current mileage was 69,400.

- Winder, GA, USA

problem #2

Jun 252008


  • 3,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Aveo. When the vehicle was purchased in June of 2008, the contact noticed that the front passenger side air bag indicator remained illuminated. He took the vehicle to the dealer four times and they stated that the failure was due to the air bag system being unhooked. The dealer hooked the system back, but the front driver and passenger air bag indicators currently remain illuminated. He took the passenger with him to the dealer, but they were unable to retrieve a diagnostic code for the failure. The dealer was unable to determine the cause of the failure ; however, they will order the air bag seat sensor. The vehicle has not been repaired. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 3,000 and current mileage was 6,500.

- Labanon, MO, USA

problem #1

May 152008


  • 35 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Aveo. The contact stated that the air bag light illuminates occasionally when a passenger is seated in the passenger seat. The failure only occurs when the occupant weighs between 110 to 145 pounds, and has been occurring since May 15, 2008. The vehicle has been taken to the repair shop three times regarding the air bag light. She stated that no shop has been able to give her a diagnosis or explanation for the air bag light failure. The contact feels that this is a safety issue because the vehicle is lightweight. She also feels that the air bag should never be deactivated. The current mileage was 2,200 and failure mileage was 35. The consumer stated when she applied the brakes, the vehicle continued to move. After a few seconds. The brake would function and the vehicle would stop. Updated

- Wake Field, VA, USA

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