really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,021 miles

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2009 Chevrolet Aveo electrical problems

electrical problem

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2009 Chevrolet Aveo Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #4

Feb 102010


  • 15,000 miles


Vehicle lost power to the engine. Stepping on the gas pedal did nothing. The car lurched and decelerated quickly. Power was suddenly restored to engine causing the car to speed up quickly, then engine lost power again. Car came to a stop, engine sputtered and then died. No warning lights came on. Restarted engine, car drove as normal. Took to dealership, they could find nothing wrong. Problem has continued intermittently for almost a year. Have taken the car to the dealership multiple times, they can find nothing wrong. The sudden deceleration has occurred at all speeds, including on the freeway almost causing a collision. The car went from 70mph to 40mph in one minute, sputtered for a while, and then came back to drive normally after several minutes. The problem happens within the first ten minutes of driving. It has happened twice in the same day after the car sat for 8 hours. The problem has not occurred for periods as long as two weeks but then comes back. The most extreme occurrences have been on side streets where traffic was not a problem, but if another car had been following closely a rear-end collision would have been certain. My spouse has driven the car and experienced the same problem.

- Clatskanie, OR, USA

problem #3

Oct 232010

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 63,000 miles
Car looses power then surges while driving at highway speed. Car has had to has ignition coil replaced 4 times.

- Norfolk, VA, USA

problem #2

Jun 212010


  • 1,500 miles
2009 Chevy Aveo - since purchased last July have had intermittent shut downs. Will be driving and go to make a turn and with out any warning the car shuts off. I have brought it back to Chevy numerous times and they cant seem to find the problem. Told them this is a safety issue and if the car shuts off while on the interstate there is no way for me to get out of the way of traffic. I loose all power in the car. Then it takes a few seconds before the car will restart.approx 6 mo after I had the car I was told by the service manager at Chevy that there was something on their trouble board and they had to reprogram the computer. This temporarily fixed the problem until April of this year when it started again. Although I am in the process of a buyback from Chevy they still have me driving the car. My 22 year old daughter used the car a week ago and experienced this while trying to exit off of one main road and enter onto another. The car just shut off.

- Croton On Hudson, NY, USA

problem #1

Oct 032009


  • 100 miles
The instrument lights on my new 2009 Chevrolet Aveo do not work. The fuse is fine but it appears to be a burnt connector in the engine fuse box. I have read online that hundreds of Aveos have had the identical problem. Thank you.

- Savannah, GA, USA

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