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#37 of 144 Re: 04 aveo gear problems [tmyles2]
Feb 19, 2008 (11:22 am)
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 144 Re: 04 aveo gear problems [wave54]
Feb 19, 2008 (12:22 pm)
Thank You very much for your input. Will put it to good use.
#39 of 144 Re: 04 aveo gear problems [wave54]
Feb 19, 2008 (12:24 pm)
Thanks for the input. Will put it to good use.
#40 of 144 Re: 04 aveo gear problems [wave54]
Feb 20, 2008 (9:23 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 144 Brake-Transmission Interlock
Feb 20, 2008 (9:16 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 144 nhtsa recalls tsbs
Feb 21, 2008 (11:14 pm)
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 144 Re: nhtsa recalls tsbs [yupper1]
Feb 22, 2008 (9:36 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.
#44 of 144 engine light on
Feb 23, 2008 (4:17 pm)
I took my Aveo to a transmission shop and they ran a diagnostics on it. 1.6L91 Intermittent Misfire during deceleration or steady state highway driving after cold start with DTCs P0300,P0700,P1781 and/or U0401 set (Replace Valves and Valve
Stem Seals). The reason I went to a transmission shop was that when my Aveo died in July 2007 I had it towed to the nearest Chevy dealer. 2 and 4 valves were
bad. GM was called in. When he showed up he said it was reckless driving. He was very rude. I had the timing chain change 10,000 miles early to avoid this problem. Have not had a ticket in many years. Boy did he make me mad. He said they would replace them this time but never again. I have an extended warranty. I said you can see the timing chain is good you just can't find the problem. I asked him if he got out of bed on the wrong side. They kept my car for 2 weeks, they did not have a loaner car so I had to rent one. I pick up the car road it around the block and was back at the chevy dealer. This time they gave me
a loaner. They kept the car 13 days and 18 hours, 6 hours short of being a lemon.
I asked what was wrong. Fuel injecter was plugged and put a plug on the number
2 valve. They charged me $6.15 for the plug. The towing, car rental and plug came
out of my pocket when it was under warrenty. I said when you ran the diagnostics
you could not tell that the plug was bad? He said if you know so much about cars
why don't you fix it? I said because I don't have the tools for a Nissen engine. I work 1 hour away from my house so I stop in at the Chevy dealer there. I showed
him the diagnostics papers and he said he would love to do the job but I had to call
the warrenty people and they said I had to go to the other dealer because they have
been paid once already for this and there is a 12 month warrenty on the job. The
Chevy dealer were I work said when I brought the car back the 2nd time they should have checked the technical service bulletin there is no excuse for not doing
this. So I called the other dealer told him I had a diagnostic run on my car and the
number is---I don't need the number. So I have to wait another week until they can
look at it. Then they will probably have to order the parts. He was very rude. This is a 5 star garage and they did not do it right in the first place and I have to go back
there. Well I quess I will wait and see what they do. I drive 45 minutes to work, so 90 miles a day and it is using 8 galllons of gas. When it is all said and done I will
be calling Chevy to register a complaint and if they won't do anything about it, I am
telling them I drive a yellow aveo and I am going to get some black tape and all around my car it is going to say my chevy aveo is a lemon and chevy refuses to do
anything about it and then contact the news and a attorney. Amen. Hope most of you don't have the same problem I have.
#45 of 144 misfire during deceleration TSB
Feb 28, 2008 (11:23 pm)
I called and talked to my warranty company today. I kept getting different answers. First they said I had to go to the dealer that did the valve job. So I started thinking most of these jobs are 12 months or 12,000 miles what ever comes
first. Then they told me I could go to the small transmission place. They don't have loaners, so I had to call them back again. Since I was getting so many different answers I ask them if there was any one there that was a mechanic and had been with the company for a long period of time. So low and behold I get this mechanic that use to work for GM his job was to create TSB. I told him I was getting all these different answers and he laughed and said, we are training many new people and they are suppose to check with there team leaders first. He said
I am so sorry, how can I help you? I thought warranty companies were suppose to
please the customer. That is correct. So I told him I did not want to go back to
the Chevy Dealer that did the valve job. So he pulled up the work order. The car was in the shop for 2 weeks then they called me and said it was ready. I had to rent a car because they did not have a loaner. I drove the call around the block and
brought it right back to the dealer. I told them the call is still driving real rough.
They kept the car for 13 more days to change the number 2 plug and to clean the
fuel injection. So the car at the warranty company says I don't blame you for being
upset. First off they should of called us to see if we would pay for a rental, they should of told you this. Also they charge you for a plug that was under warranty.
They did not check to see if there were any TSB out on this, so they broke GM
standard of work. So they only did half of the job. He then told me to take it to a
different Chevy Dealer and he would waive the deductible. Everything is covered under the warranty. They still have to send a inspector out just for the simple fact that anything over a $1000 this is required. So I go to the dealer and the service advisor says are you sure the warranty company said you could come here? I said yes they want you to give them a call anyway and they will fax you the first work order from the other dealer so you have a starting point. He wants you to write up
this work order as a dispute, so GM can get this company honest again. The service advisor says I have been working here for 25 years and never heard of this
happening. How can I dispute when it is not GM car anymore. I said call the warranty company. She calls me back 1 hour later and says wow you were right.
The warranty company says I have the right to sue this dealership. For fraud, for misinformation and not doing the job right. If she disputes it, it will give the warranty permission and they will contact GM so GM can straighten them out. I don't think they will be a 5 star dealer anymore. I want to thank this forum it sure
help me out.
#46 of 144 Re: misfire during deceleration TSB [yupper1]
Feb 29, 2008 (5:56 am)
That sounds great and I hope you get your car fixed.
I don't know what state you are in, but I know in California, they have some kind of law that says that you have a right to take the car back if the repair isn't done right the first time. And, I think if they don't fix it after a certain number of times, you can either get a refund on the car (of course, you have to turn the car in), or you get the problem fixed for free for the life of the car.
Someone else might be able to clarify that.