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Chevrolet Aveo, Hatchback
Dec 11, 2007 (8:43 am)
2007 Chevrolet Aveo passenger airbag light stays on when my wife who weights about 130 lbs. I have had the auto into the dealership 7 times sence I purchesed it in Feb 2007 to repair this problem. They claim that they have contacted GM about this problem, but not come up with a fix for it. I called GM customer relations about this problem. They are no help eather. They claim they replaced every thing connected with the air bag system, but it still don't work. My wife will not ride in the car the way it is, so I have a car that I can't take my wife with me when I go any place.
I would not purchase another GM product because of this, their customer service is not good.
#1434 of 1655 Re: Air Bag System [rlbellinger]
Dec 12, 2007 (5:05 am)
If this were a Toyota would you purchase another one of those?
#1435 of 1655 cracked steel wheel
Dec 04, 2007 (5:39 pm)
After 40,000 mile I have a cracked steel wheel. Anyone else had this problem? Is there a TSB for this problem? If not I am interested in buying a steel whell from someone who has put on aftermarket wheels.j
#1436 of 1655 Re: WindShield Cleaning [c118fe]
Dec 19, 2007 (4:15 am)
Film or fog clinging to the interior glass may be caused be leaking anti freeze, but I doubt it. BIG PROBLEM IN THE MAKING: Your climate system (radiator, air conditioner, heater, condenser, and associated tubing ) is a closed, sealed and pressurized system and you should not be losing any fluid at all. You may a small leak which drips fluid onto a hot engine or exhaust pipe and then evaporates. Recommend you take the vehicle to a Chevrolet dealer, tell the Service Manager you are losing antifreeze and request that a technician do a pressure test on the heating/cooling system.
PS. Pets love the taste of antifreeze, unfortunately antifreeze will kill your pets.
#1437 of 1655 Re: Aveo 2007 Oil leak got worse [grace4ever]
Dec 19, 2007 (4:32 am)
Whoever told you synthetic motor oil causes leaks is a liar. Most oil leaks occur from misaligned oil filters, oil pans and/or failed seals. Synthetic oils are the best (although expensive) lubrication for your engine. And...changing oil is critical to the lifespan of your engine.
#1438 of 1655 Re: Value job on 04 aveo [grace4ever]
Dec 19, 2007 (4:48 am)
Timing belts are considered 'wear 'items and should be replaced at the suggested time or miles stated in your Aveo owner's manual. Failure to change a timing belt may result, as Wave54 stated, in a catastrophic and very costly failure within your engine.
Reading, especially the maintenance section, of the Aveo's Owner manual is critical.
If you have questions about maintenance visit your local Chevrolet Service Department, before a problem arises.
#1439 of 1655 Re: Your stories had me worried [pbol]
Dec 19, 2007 (5:24 am)
Not changing the Aveo's timing belt as required by Chevrolet's maintenance schedule is like playing Russian roulette with your wallet. Timing belts wear out and when they snap inside of an Aveo engine all hell breaks loose. Valves get bent, pistons may be scraped, fuel mixes with the oil, spark plugs are fouled, valve guides may be comprised and maybe the head gets damaged. And to rebuild that mess you will cost your wallet a bundle. Guaranteed.
#1440 of 1655 Re: Aveo 2007 Oil leak got worse [wheelman]
Dec 22, 2007 (4:30 am)
Synthetic oils can contribute to oil leaks on a higher mileage engine because the seals/O-rings are old and conditioned with the regular dino oil and synthetic has a different make-up. This is what I have read elsewhere not just my opinion.
#1441 of 1655 Re: Aveo 2007 Oil leak got worse [poncho167]
Dec 29, 2007 (6:51 am)
Think for a moment...If synthetic oils caused deterioration in oil seals/ O-rings then Mobil, Quaker State,Valvoline and all the other oil brands would be shelling out megabucks to car owners because their lubricants contributed to destroyed engines.
To separate rumor from truth, spend a moment reading:
Question # 7 "Do synthetic lubricants cause seal leaks?"
At >> http://www.synlubes.com/about/faqs.html.
#1442 of 1655 Re: Aveo 2007 Oil leak got worse [wheelman]
Dec 30, 2007 (5:02 am)
Please read my post again. I didn't say synthetic could cause deteriation of seals, I said it can contribute to leaks if an engine has been running regular dino and has a lot of mileage on the seals. If there is a lot of mileage on the seals then there may be fine cracks that develop eventually leading to the leaks that we see. If using synthetic in an engine with weak seals the synthetic will flow better and because of that can leak through the cracks easier than regular dino oil thus leading to leaks that may not have showed up or at least for awhile.