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#1179 of 1655 Re: 2005 Chevy Aveo - Problems Starting [flaaveo]
Aug 20, 2006 (2:43 pm)
Thanks a lot for your insight...I own a 2005 Aveo and the past four times I have been told a variety of things - carbon deposits in IAC valve and passage, carbon on throttle plates; loose battery cable; carbon deposits on valves and TBI - recommended running high end fuel x3 fill ups; told to pump the gas when trouble starting (pump the gas with a fuel injected vehicle???) The car is at just under 36,000 and I have owned it for just over a year now...going to look up the lemon laws for my state and take my car back into the dealership tomorrow. Thank you for your prompt response Guess we'll see if it is truly a
#1180 of 1655 Re: 2005 Chevy Aveo - Problems Starting [the2rings]
Aug 20, 2006 (3:06 pm)
Number one: Many dealers don't seem to know that the powertrain warranty is 5 years/60,000 miles, so you are surely not out of warranty yet.
My local Chevy dealer advised me to use Shell gasoline since the other brands could clog the fuel injectors. They said that some vehicles had come in with that problem and needed servicing due to fuel of insufficient quality for the Aveo.
Honestly, I disregarded the advice and use any brand I want with no problems.
#1181 of 1655 Re: 2005 Chevy Aveo - Problems Starting [wave54]
Aug 20, 2006 (7:16 pm)
Holy Cow Wave54, that is the first thing that you said that is good about the Aveo.
#1182 of 1655 Re: 2005 Chevy Aveo - Problems Starting [andy_h]
Aug 21, 2006 (12:57 am)
It's a love/hate relationship -- some aspects of the car were well-thought out and executed, but the steering and suspension are a major source of frustration (and hard to ignore).
The engine seems to be a little trooper, though -- starts instantly, uses no oil and runs well all the time on any brand of gas. Never a hiccup and I'm on original plugs and wires at 86K miles.
Still waiting for someone - anyone - to come out with aftermarket shocks and struts, which would probably make a big difference in the handling. It's the 4th model year coming out now after all!
#1183 of 1655 Re: 2005 Chevy Aveo - Problems Starting [the2rings]
Aug 21, 2006 (3:57 am)
Wow! lots of miles in 1 year. BUT you should not have starting problems so fast. Yes you could have carbon deposits,but it wouldnt make it not start,it would make it run rough. Pumping a fuel injected car? Give me a break! You do have the extended waranty 5 years 50 or is it 60 thousand miles..i forgot that to. I still dont know if it is 50 or 60 thousand miles. But I'll run out of time long before miles. Check out the lemon law 'restrictions'. Being that it is only 1 year and it has been in for repair that many times for the same thing...you probably have a case for a totally new engine,or a new car! I mean a new engine out of the crate from Korea. If they cant fix this problem, they have to follow the what the lemon law says ,each state is a bit different,BUT I am sure it is 3 tries or 5 days in the shop for the same problem and you are protected under the lemon law . It is a long process,probably, but I bet you are entitled to a new engine if they can't fix it. And they obviously can't. You didnt buy a 'cheap' economy car, to put premium gas in it! And nothing else is working? Unless they replace that fuel pump next. I say, tell them to do that,and you get a loaner car for the 1-2 days it will take to replace it..and make them drive it for a few days..and make sure it doesn't stop on them! Let us know what happens.
Aug 22, 2006 (10:54 am)
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#1188 of 1655 Re: 2005 Chevy Aveo - Problems Starting [the2rings]
Aug 23, 2006 (11:01 am)
I was just looking over the Edmunds Aveo forum and came across your inquiry. Although I see that you are having problems, can you say overall that you have liked the car. I test drove one the other night and fell in love. I am considering either the Aveo or the Honda Fit am have been trying to read all of the user reviews on both vehicles that I can find. Because I currently own a Chevy that has been a rock solid good truck with currently 80,000 miles, I am not shy about buying another Chevy. I have also owned in the past a Toyota, Honda, Subaru [current car], Nissan, and VW. Your honest opinion would be appreciated.
Now with respect to the Lemon law, as long as you have taken your vehicle in for a specific problem during its warranty period, you still have a claim for that problem specifically regardless of whether your warranty expires. I know because I not only work in a law firm, but am currently awaiting a decision from a vehicle manufacturer on a lemon law claim that I am pursuing. I studied the California Lemon Law extensively. Prior to submitting my demand letter, my vehicle had been in the shop on 4 separate occasions, 3 of which times the dealer claimed it was fixed. My vehicle ended up being at the dealer for a total of 28 cumulative days. I had only owned it for a little under 3 months. Per California you only have to give a dealer 4 attempts for the same problem and/or had your vehicle in the shop a total of 30 cumulative days before submitting a lemon law claim. I believe that for a serious problem that could potentially cause death, you only have to give a dealer 2 attempts to fix it. Good luck.