pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
77,350 miles
Total Complaints:
6 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
  2. replaced throttle body and o2 sensor (2 reports)
2009 Chevrolet Aveo engine problems

engine problem

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2009 Chevrolet Aveo Owner Comments

problem #6

Jan 092016

Aveo LT

  • Manual transmission
  • 93,000 miles


Looses power struggles to go above 3,000 rpm. Problem with throttle body, needs replacing.

- i3cubed, Washington, DC, US

problem #5

Sep 062015

Aveo 4 cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 79,200 miles

When driving out of the blue it will start to die and then lunge. It has almost got me in a bad accident with a log truck in an intersection, in town, on interstate!! I have talked to others with the same problem in the newer models of the Aveo. This definitely needs to be a recall or GM is going to have a very large lawsuit on their hands!!

- cochranwv, White Sulphur Springs, WV, US

problem #4

Jan 012015

Aveo LT L4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,728 miles

I think in the past five years I have replaced all of the O2 sensors at least three times. Just horrible!

- William S., Cleveland, OH, US

problem #3

Aug 012013

Aveo ES 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles


Used 2009 Chevy Aveo had problems right of the bat. Bergstrom GM of Neenah,WI. Stops, stalls, won't get gas, gets to much gas. Never buying an American made car again. The dealership isn't helpful either.

- rwi, Oshkosh, WI, US

problem #2

Jun 152011


  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles

i got a and 2009 chevy aveo had problems early on with the power. took the car in the service said they couldnt find nothing.now the car lose power while driving and it is just sitting wont start.

Update from Oct 19: the car started this problem at 35000 miles but grow worse thru the years. now it wont start.

- Melanie M., St Louis, Mo, US

problem #1

Jan 012013

Aveo LT 1.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 109,136 miles

So we bought this car and noticed that it would lose power, buck, jerk, and sometime die. Usually after dying it will start right back up and drive fine for a while. We took it to a repair shop that told us to replace the throttle body. After we replaced the throttle body and had the dealer program it the problem persisted. We bought a new ECU from the Chevy dealer and had them install and program it and the problem persisted. We replaced the coil pack for the second time in this vehicles history with no luck, same problem. Drained the fuel tank and installed a new fuel pump...... same problem.... amidst all these part replacements the car has been to the local Chevy dealer at least three times and now a fourth time they finally called me after a week and suggested that they clean the throttle body.... I explained that it is brand new and should not need cleaning. They still apparently have no clue what's wrong with this piece of junk that is only 4 years old! between the Chevy Dealer and our own time we have spent over $2000 dollars and the car still won't operate correctly.

Good job Chevy! I thought you were a changed company? Looks like we'll have to go buy a Toyota instead..

- hiattauto2, Santa Rosa, CA, US

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