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#1309 of 1655 My NEW 2007 Aveo Hatchback with MAJOR ENGINE DEFECTS
Feb 21, 2007 (9:39 pm)
I bought my car new on November 14,2006....It is now February 21, 2007 and my car has been in the shop at the local Chevy dealer for 8 days now. It had been making a "ticking" sound when idling. The noise got louder when I accelerated. The car has 4,500 miles on it. Mostly highway miles. I drive 45 miles round trip each day on the interstate...to and from work. And mostly local trips to supermarket, etc...
On Day 2, I was told that the lifters failed...so they replaced all the lifters....
On Day 6, (yes, no news for 4 days...I was told that they heard the same noise after this work was done...so they called the engineers at GM...I was then told that there was a problem with the # 1 cylinder, something about a rod knocking...
Today, on Day 8, I was told that the car needs a new crank shaft! I told the mechanic to NOT to anything more to the car. I told him that I do now want a "REPAIRED" engine...I want a NEW ENGINE OR A NEW CAR. This is a brand NEW CAR!!!
On the day that I took the car to the shop, I called the internet salesman who sold me the car,who is onsite at the facility where I bought the car, to notify him of the problem. He assured me that a General Manager would call me to see how they can "make things right". On Day 8, I hadn't heard from a GM...so I tracked one day myself tonight. He was incrediblty rude...and seemed as if he had no time and couldn't care less about my situation. I told him that perhaps I didn't even want this car back. He told me that any decision on that, would not be his...and that I'd have to talk to someone at the "800" number. So I asked for that number. He told me that he didn't have it and he told me that I would have to look it up! He refused to attempt to loate the number..he even refused to transfer me to someone who had the number...How can a GM NOT KNOW THE "800" number for their customers...Is this how a GM for a HUGE corporation operates??? I am baffled...and FRUSTRATED and MAD AS HELL.
I hung up and again called the salesman and left a message for him explaining my dissatisfaction in just about every aspect in my experience with their organization.
Being a single parent, working my butt off to make ends meet...finally can afford a NEW CAR...and this is what I get...a "spicy orange" short school bus of a car!
Also, the car handles POORLY on the highway with just a slight wind...I was almost blown into the side of an 18 wheeler one day when it was a bit windier. I had to take my foot off the brake and struggle with 2 hands on the wheel to prevent myself form being sucked under or into the truck.
I plan to protest outside this business (on weekends) until my demands are met:
1. NEW ENGINE (with extended warranty at their cost) and upgraded aluminum wheels and 2 bike racks - for my aggravation
2. NEW CAR (with extended warranty at their cost) and upgraded aluminum wheels and 2 bike racks - for my aggravation
#1310 of 1655 Re: Suspenion creaks [wave54]
Feb 21, 2007 (11:17 pm)
Wave54, you are very likely correct that the ’04 model does have some problems. All new model vehicles in their first year have some problems. I remember when the Honda Del Sol first came out, it had a couple of problems. However, it does seem people are young and are just owning their first vehicles here. They are naïve in their knowledge and reckless in caring for the car. Look what a young fellow did to his new Aveo.
#1311 of 1655 Re: My NEW 2007 Aveo Hatchback with MAJOR ENGINE DEFECTS [kparks]
Mar 03, 2007 (8:21 am)
man that sucks. Good luck getting anything out of GM though, they are righteous jack asses. GM is great, as long as you aren't having any problems with your vehicle.
Mar 04, 2007 (9:35 am)
I am indeed rocking too much for my wife right now. I'm listening to The Tragically Hip's 'Yer Favourites' CD. They are genius' at rocking...soft songs or hard rock. They cut their teeth in NE U.S. and eastern Canadian bars playing Rolling Stones songs. Thing is, their own music that they're playing now is better than the Rolling Stones.
General Motors just doesn't get it. If your Aveo's motor craps out they owe you a new one. Period. And in the meantime, while yours is getting fixed, they owe you a ride in an Electric Blue or Rally Red 5-speed 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS with the optional Sun and Sound Package(650 watt Rockford Fosgate stereo played on 9 speakers...and a sunroof to boot).
#1313 of 1655 Warranty question...
Mar 06, 2007 (1:00 pm)
I bought a used '06 Aveo5 on 2/24/07.The original owner took delivery on 5/13/06 and had 10050 mi at my purchase.Does GM continue the original 36/36000 warranty being I am the 2nd owner? My Chevy dealer kinda played"I've got a secret" on that.
#1314 of 1655 Re: Warranty question... [c118fe]
Mar 06, 2007 (7:56 pm)
the warranty follows the car. In the case of a 06 Aveo, you have 3 yrs or 36,000 mi bumper to bumper, and 5 yrs or 60,000 mi on the drivetrain.
#1315 of 1655 Re: Warranty question... [c118fe]
Mar 07, 2007 (6:16 am)
The warranty does follow the car..BUT it starts the day it was FIRST 'put into service',by the first owner. So the first day that the tires hit the pavement with the first owner,is the beginning of the 3year/36K mile warranty and the drive train warranty. Since you know that date,you count down from there. The first day it was 'Put into service', is the term they use, is where you start the count down of both warranties. Looks like you are covered till 5/13/09 or 36K miles, which ever happens first. Then the 5 year 60K miles for the power train warranty goes till 5/13/2011 or 60K miles. Whichever comes first.
#1316 of 1655 Re: Warranty question... [flaaveo]
Mar 08, 2007 (7:36 am)
If the timing belt goes or starts to go before 60000,do they pick up the tab under warranty? Just dont make sense to build an engine that you have to change an item like that on scheduled maint.
#1317 of 1655 Re: Warranty question... [c118fe]
Mar 09, 2007 (6:18 pm)
If the timing belt goes or starts to go before 60000,do they pick up the tab under warranty?
Yes! I had mine replaced under warranty at 43K -- it had been making a lot of noise, but didn't break. The dealership insisted that it was not covered until I called GM's 800 number.
You should have a warranty booklet with the driver's manual that states what items are covered and which aren't under the 60K drivetrain protection.
#1318 of 1655 Re: Suspenion creaks [jworsley]
Mar 11, 2007 (6:27 pm)
GM knows this part is defective and so do all the Gm mechanics out there. I have faulty control arms in my garage and would love to have a GM engineer explain why they failed at 13,000 miles. cost me two hundred for the parts and took an hour to install. The Aveo is the simplest car GM sells and it is beyond me how they can repair think twice about buying a Corvette or Cadillac if they can't fix an Aveo ">