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#118 of 144 Re: Chevrolet Aveo 2006 [donna2e]
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Sep 26, 2011 (1:50 pm)
Just a guess... you usually don't set the parking brake? Automatic transmissions have parking pawls that engage when the car is in park. The pawl locks the driving wheels while in park. If you're on a grade, it's going to take more pressure to get the car out of park. I'm kind of surprised the dealership "did something" rather than remind you to set the parking brake, especially on a hill.
#119 of 144 Re: Chevrolet Aveo 2006 [pf_flyer]
Sep 27, 2011 (6:31 pm)
This won't matter at all and has nothing to do with it. You obviously will have stepped on the brake before you shift it out of park, especially when parked on a hill. At that point all the brakes are engaged, even more than if you had had the parking brake set (which only affects 2 out of 4 of the wheels).
#120 of 144 Re: Chevrolet Aveo 2006 [pf_flyer]
Sep 29, 2011 (1:41 pm)
I set the parking brake when my car is parked on an incline. I would imagine that's a no brainer, so the dealership never even asked if I did it. The car has been stuck in park in both situations, level ground and incline... with and without the parking brake on. When I called the dealership letting them know that the problem occurred again and that I was researching on the internet they said they didn't sell too many Aveo's and asked if I'd seen any solutions. Since my car is a 2011, I can now see that this has been an issue for a couple of years with the Aveo. Guess I should have done the research BEFORE buying the car.
Oct 10, 2011 (10:34 am)
My mother gave me her 04 Aveo when she decided she needed a bigger car back in the winter of 2009. At that point, I believe she had had the engine replaced as part of a recall.
It worked great for me from December 2009-August 2011,when the transmission just decided to stop working. I'm currently trying to save up to get it fixed--I'm told it'll cost $1800 to replace it, but I'm wondering if it is worth it? I love my little car, but I'm not sure if it's worth it.
#122 of 144 Re: Transmission [truthrarely]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Oct 10, 2011 (12:09 pm)
Well if it were really clean and otherwise in excellent operating order, it might be worth it, but if its shabby and has dents and ripped seats or needs 4 tires, a new window and the AC is busted----then, I'm not so sure I'd fix it. You could probably by a very decent good running one for $3000 --$3500.
#124 of 144 Re: '09 Aveo loses power [asilasil]
Jun 25, 2012 (11:08 am)
The 2011 does not like cheap gas (Fuel) I have learned this and it runs like crap up the hills... as if the motor is burning through gas very fast.
#125 of 144 2009 aveo transmission
Feb 28, 2013 (9:37 am)
I have a 2009 aveo5 hatchback with 70,000 miles. About two weeks ago it started to stall. Kind of like I was stuck in neutral. And the rpm would rev up to about 4 or 5. I am posting this because I had seen similar issues posted on this website. I took to the dealers two days ago. They called me back yesterday and said that my transmission fluid was "bone dry". They later called me because the front two seals in my transmission were leaking. If any one else is having this issue I hope that you get it sorted out. I was scared to death driving on the highway. It would do it after shifting into drive or when stopped at a light. It was like I just couldn't gain speed. I should get it back today so ill add any further findings. I hope this helps someone else out.
#126 of 144 Re: 2009 aveo transmission [bdenyart]
Feb 28, 2013 (10:15 am)
We're glad to hear that your dealership is on the case, bdenyart. Looking forward to an update once you get your Aveo back today.
Sarah, GM Customer Service