Last post on Dec 02, 2013 at 1:55 PM
You are in the Chevrolet Aveo
What is this discussion about?
Chevrolet Aveo, Transmission, Hatchback, Sedan
Go to NHTSA to file a safety complaint.
Or call Monday-Friday (8 am to 8 pm ET) (888) 327-4236 TTY: (800)424-9153
#104 of 144 2009 Aveo bought new 11 months ago tran issues
Mar 17, 2011 (7:56 pm)
I have a 2009 Aveo 4 door with hatchback I bought brand new in April 2010. We have had TONS of issues with it. It had a battery leak due to a bad weld job that cracked the battery and acid went throught the engine area (and all over our new home's garage and drive) All the front end has been replaced from the axle, cv boots, lower control arms (just replaced yesterday). This has been an ongoing issue with mulitple trips to the dealer and stays in the shop.
Now--new issue---hubby was driving home in stop and go traffic and the car just stopped moving. It was reving up but the car was out of gear so he and his car pool buddy pushed it off the road, shut it off, and then tried to restart it but it did not want to start back up. They walked around it to see if they could see if anything was leaking and looked under the hood and seen nothing out of the ordinary. They got back in and it finally started up after 10 miniutes or so and all was fine. Took it to the dealer and when I checked in the guy popped the hood and pulled out the transmission fluid dip stick. He said "No freaking way" over and over again as he put drops of the fluid on his paper and smelled it. He said that the fluid was WAY DARK and smelled burnt and there is no way a car with less the 15,000 miles on it should have that kind of transmission fluid.
Well they kept the car overnight called me today to tell me to come and get it that there is nothing wrong with it. That " the tech is unable to verify concern, scanned for codes and bullentines and found none" so therefore there is nothing wrong with it. Next time it jumps out of gear to push the onstar button and have it towed to them and they will see if they can figure it out next time. I have a handicap son and we use that car since it gets great gas mileage to get to the doctor appointments farther away and I do not want to break down on the freeway with him. After reading that our LEMON CHEVY is not alone with this issue you would think GM would stop covering up the issue and recall them.
(ok wishful thinking but it would be the right thing for GM to do)
Hope I get a response from GM as others have with an explaination why there is mulitple complaints of the same issue but nothing on the computer about it so the dealerships can see it IS a problem with this model car and can actually fix it.
EDIT: I forgot to add when I got the papers when I picked up the car it has a small hand written note on there that says "TRANS SEEPAGE" I did not notice it until later so I called back and the guy said oh I forgot to tell you about that. It is normal for a transmission to leak but if you are concerned we will rechecked at your next oil change in 3,000 miles.
#105 of 144 Re: 2004 Aveo problem... [Konstantine]
Mar 21, 2011 (9:14 am)
Yes! That is exactly what we are dealing with. A Chevy Aveo is definately a POS! Steer clear! DO NOT BUY ONE!!!
#106 of 144 Re: 2004 Aveo problem... [sonia96]
Mar 22, 2011 (5:21 am)
Hi Sonia, as I said I picked up a code reader/clearer
link(got it on sale for %50 off)
I plug this in and erase the error while I'm driving. Works like a charm. (Which is more than I can say for this decrepid model of a car).
#107 of 144 Re: 2009 Aveo bought new 11 months ago tran issues [sldmh]
Mar 25, 2011 (7:42 am)
Have you experienced that issue again? If you have not experienced the issue again, I would recommend waiting until your next visit to the dealership as they advised. I can also look into the issue for you. In order to do so I will need the VIN for the vehicle as well as your name, address, phone number, and current mileage. Thank you in advance.
Tricia, GM Customer Service.
#108 of 144 Re: 2009 Aveo bought new 11 months ago tran issues [gmcustsvc]
Mar 25, 2011 (8:47 am)
We traded the piece of junk off!!!! We printed the complaints I found online forums and the 38 complaints off of the National Highway Traffic Safety Admin (filed a complaint as well supplied my VIN to them) took all those complaints that were like our to the dealership and they said "we can't do anything until Chevy/GM issue are repair bulletin. No repairs can be made under warranty work for the Transmission Seepage either due to the wording in the GM Warranty Guide Lines. The wording says a leak is something that has a drip. The tech listed it as seepage so therefore not covered under GM warranty"
So goodbye GM you will never have our business again. We only lost $500 off of our trade. We bought it NEW for $9000 trade in was $8500. When we bought it there was over $3500 in rebates on the Aveo. Now we own a Ford Fiesta 2011--lots up upgrades for only out of pocket cost of $3500. (power everything, satellite radio, spoiler, heated seats and mirrors, ambient lighting (makes the inside pretty colors at night)) It also gets GREAT gas mileage compared to the AVEO--city for the last week has been an average of 33 MPG. Haven't done highway mileage yet but YEAH SO HAPPY--no more breakdown's, no more "gear searching", no more shop days for front end rebuilds! TRADE OFF YOUR AVEO's and stay away from GM/Chevy.
#109 of 144 Re: Gas Pedal Not Working...wth [chev4]
Mar 30, 2011 (2:36 pm)
This! this has started happening to my girlfriends 08 aveo. Engine light is for crankshaft sensor. She had her Tranny replaced 8000-10000 miles ago under powertrain.
#110 of 144 Re: 2004 Aveo problem... [sonia96]
May 28, 2011 (9:35 pm)
Hi sonia96 , I have the exact same problem with my aveo 2004.
Did you fix the problem?
please let me know ?
#111 of 144 Re: 2004 Aveo problem... [abb07a]
May 30, 2011 (5:58 am)
Look responses # 103 & 106.
I have been searching the internet everywhere for this issue and have not found another solution than this....
#112 of 144 Re: Aveo Transmission Problem [daneo233]
Jun 29, 2011 (1:44 pm)
I am having the exact same problem on the same model (09 Aveo). The dealer has also not been able to replicate. Whate was the resolution?
#113 of 144 Re: Aveo Transmission Problem [steve46123]
Jun 30, 2011 (7:43 am)
I did not find any solution, sorry. This car have a lot of problems and was low rated.