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You are in the Chevrolet Aveo
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Chevrolet Aveo, Transmission, Hatchback, Sedan
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#34 of 134 Re: 2004 chevy aveo hatchback valve problems [yupper1]
Feb 16, 2008 (2:43 pm)
I feel (felt) your pain. I had similar issues with a 2005 hatchback...For example, after the moonroof went out the 2nd time, I was told by the dealer that it must be my fault. So, I know where you are in this issue.
I was always treated like the red-headed stepchild on this car, and I can only guess is that the dealers don't make much cash on the Aveo, so they consider it a "necessary problem" they have to deal with. AVeo's are not pushed at any dealership in my area that I know of...
On the bright side, however, I was able to fix my clock from losing time...in my case, it was a poor grounding issue that was resolved when I had the Rostra cruise control installed. It required the removal of the battery and battery box, and after the cruise was installed and the battery reconnected, my clock kept perfect time from that point onward. However, in your case, I think the clock is the least of your problems...
#35 of 134 Re: 2004 chevy aveo hatchback valve problems [busiris]
Feb 16, 2008 (6:27 pm)
Bingo. If GM makes it they should back it hassle free. Don't they understand they can loose a lot of business this way. Now by valve cover which is made of PVC
cracked in a v shape so now I have to worry about them freezing.
Thanks for the email
#36 of 134 2004 aveo engine light on
Feb 17, 2008 (7:22 pm)
My heater blower is not working properly. I have a new one on the way. Now the
engine light comes on. So I go to Auto Zone. 3 codes. P0300 engine misfire.
Po700 transmission control system (MIL Request).
P0781 1-2 shift. Does anyone understand these codes?
#37 of 134 Re: 04 aveo gear problems [tmyles2]
Feb 19, 2008 (12:22 pm)
I aws looking at the list of TSB reports for the 2004 model year and found this:
Make : CHEVROLET Model : AVEO Year : 2004
Manufacturer : GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Service Bulletin Num : 070730007 Date of Bulletin: APR 01, 2007
NHTSA Item Number: 10022265
Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE/TRANSMISSION SHIFT LEVER MAY NOT SHIFT OUT OF PARK (REPLACE BRAKE TRANSAXLE SHIFT INTERLOCK (BTSI) SOLENOID). *KB
Take that bulletin number to your dealer and see if they can help with that problem.
You can look up information on any car at:
NHTSA - Safety Problems and Issues
#38 of 134 Re: 04 aveo gear problems [wave54]
Feb 19, 2008 (1:22 pm)
Thank You very much for your input. Will put it to good use.
#39 of 134 Re: 04 aveo gear problems [wave54]
Feb 19, 2008 (1:24 pm)
Thanks for the input. Will put it to good use.
#40 of 134 Re: 04 aveo gear problems [wave54]
Feb 20, 2008 (10:23 am)
I just started having this very issue with my car today. Unless it becomes a lot worse, I will mention it when I take it in for my timing belt change. It's weird because sometimes I can shift it without hardly pressing on the brake, and others, I can press hard on the brake and it won't move.
#41 of 134 Brake-Transmission Interlock
Feb 20, 2008 (10:16 pm)
I just wanted to mention to anyone who is having a problem with their car not shifting out of park that there is a little hole in front of their gearshift lever that can correct the problem, temporarily. It should say "brake interlock release" or something like that. Put a key-size object into it and push down while moving the lever while the car is running (make sure your foot is on the brake). You should then be able to move the lever around like normal. It does not damage the transmission, it just releases the lock. But, get the problem fixed as it's not supposed to work this way.
My car, today, would not get out of park and I'm taking it in tomorrow to get it fixed.
#42 of 134 nhtsa recalls tsbs
Feb 22, 2008 (12:14 am)
In the last 5 days my engine light came on . Thanks to tmyles2 - did some checking for me and told me you can look up information on any car at:NHTSA -
Safety Problems and Issues. This help me with the code P0781 1-2 shift. Serivice Bulletin Num: 070730007. NHTSA Item Num: 10022265. Component: Power Train:Automatic Transmission: Summary: Automatic Transaxle/Transmission shift lever may not shift out of park (Replace Brake Transzaxle shift interlock (BTSI) Solenoid). *KB. I have a 2004 Chevy Aveo Hatchback. My day light running lights go on and off. It is using gas as if it was water. It is riding very rough. It is misfiring. I also found another site: www.diyautotech.com/technical service buklletins/Chevrolet/2004/Aveo. My heater is also acting up. I found : Component Name: 060000 Engine and Engine Cooling
NHTSA# 01744 Summary: Poor Heating performance/insufficient heat during Low
ambient temperatures. Component Name: 061000 Engine and Engine coooling engine NHTSA# 050601030 Summary: intermittent misfire cold during deceleration or steady state highway driving with diagnostic trouble codes (DTCS)
P0300. Component Name: 0610000 Engine and engine cooling: Engine NHTSA# 3064 Summary: Service engine soon light and rough running with diagnostic trouble codes P0700, P1781 and possibly a po300. *TT. Component Name: 061000 Engine and engine cooling Engine NHTSA# 01653 Summary: Diagnostic trouble code (DTC) P1781 diagnostix is not in Si Yet. Poor Fuel Economy and/or harsh transmission shifts. Sit Bulletin 1413084. *MN. I can't wait Friday I am going to Lakeshore Transmission and getting a diagnostic done, then taking that and all the recalls (the only recall I ever received was the one about the back seat belts) to the Chevey Dealer. I am going to demand that every recall be
checked. If I here it is my fault again, I think I will loose it. Then I will have to contact GM which I have done in the past and they were not to helpful. I will get a
attorney. I hope this was helpful to some of you. Will keep you posted.
#43 of 134 Re: nhtsa recalls tsbs [yupper1]
Feb 22, 2008 (10:36 am)
Good for you! I wouldn't take that kind of abuse. Fortunately, the dealer I went to were very kind and tried everything to get it fixed under warranty, but it wasn't covered in my case.
One point to note, for those who don't know, TSBs are not the same as recalls. They are basically guides for the dealership for certain trouble-spots on the car. I've had cars with lots of TSBs and never had a problem with any of the issues listed. They don't have to fix them and you might have to pay for any repairs that aren't under warranty.