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#54 of 144 Re: I have a 2004 Chev Aveo that is a LEMON [lisar082774]
Mar 18, 2008 (8:05 am)
So sorry to hear that. My car is in the garage getting a valve job done. I will either
get it out today or Wednesday. I have 6000 miles to go on my warrenty. I have an
extended warranty and have gone to 2 different Chevy garages this is the 2nd time
I am having a valve job within 15, 000 miles. The one I am at now metion that
the fuel injectors are not working right, but I will let you know what I find out. When
they replaced your engine did they tell what caused it to go bad. Like a cylinder
head running to lean, or using the wrong kind of gas, or timing belt jumped, or bad
fuel injector, bad plugs, or plug wires? I am actually thinking of sueing, Would they
have a fit if we started a class A action suit? I will repost when I get my car back.
This garage is charing me for plug wires, and I had the plugs in the car they are
using them. My car has the 100,000 thousand mile warranty. To me this is fraud.
#55 of 144 Re: I have a 2004 Chev Aveo that is a LEMON [yupper1]
Mar 18, 2008 (8:18 am)
Hey man i am with you on that class A action suit. email me and let me know how to go about that and if you need any support tlove832000yahoo.com. I have had to have coils replaced, O2 sensor, i had wires melt together, the gear shifter replaced, water pump replaced, all sorts of things have gone wrong with my 04 Aveo. Unfortunately i do not have the extended warrenty. So this is all coming out the pocket. Not to mention the clock and stero went out on me. Please everyone lets come together and let the media know whats going on or something. Something needs to be done about these cars because we all have been ripped off.
#56 of 144 Re: I have a 2004 Chev Aveo that is a LEMON [busiris]
Mar 18, 2008 (8:40 am)
Hey it is not 100.000 miles...it was 100,000 kms ...which is not that much considering it is only almost 4 years old. The problem with the motor did come from a timing belt that broke and put the pistons up through the motor. Also the motor was NOT replaced through the dealer..it was done third hand as the dealer was wayyyy too expensive.
#57 of 144 Re: I have a 2004 Chev Aveo that is a LEMON [lisar082774]
Mar 18, 2008 (1:33 pm)
Man, I hate to say it, but it looks as if you are behind the 8-ball on this one. If I am correct, the service guide says to replace the timing belt at 60,000 miles (roughly 100,000 KM). As you didn't say that this had been done, I am assuming it was the original belt that broke. Since it is an "interference" type engine, I am sure all hell broke loose when the belt broke. GM is absolutely free and clear on this one...
Unfortunately, I see 1 of 2 things in your future...an expensive trip to a authorized dealer or a replacement vehicle.
I wish I could offer a more optomistic view...give us a post with the results...Good Luck!
#58 of 144 Re: I have a 2004 Chev Aveo that is a LEMON [busiris]
Mar 18, 2008 (3:17 pm)
you have to replace the timing belt on these cars before 60k miles.. Do it at 50k .. Its a few hundred or so to change but its better then paying a few thousand for motor work.. My aveo has gone basically trouble free for 150k miles.. I have changed my 3rd timing belt.. .. I change the oil and filter every 5000 miles and rotate the tires every oil change
#59 of 144 Re: I have a 2004 Chev Aveo that is a LEMON [openend22]
Mar 19, 2008 (1:41 pm)
well that is great do you have a 04 Aveo? that is the first time i ever heard anyone have anything positive to say about these cars. I was wondering if everyone on here has had issues with the stero and clock. Mine went out a long time ago. I have been talking with Yupper1 about the possibility of starting a class A action suit against GM on the 04 Aveos. Yupper1 found this website for this law firm out of San Francisco who specializes in Class Action suits. I do not know much about law suits and what not. I was wondering if anyone else on this board would be interested in trying to do this. On the site there is a possible claims form we can fill out and have them look at it. I was thinking if anyone is interested in the claim we all can talk about this site and how there are so many people out here with similar problems. Well here is the website check it out and if anyone thinks it is worth it send me a email at tlove832000yahoo.com. Here is the firm's website
#60 of 144 Re: I have a 2004 Chev Aveo that is a LEMON [tmyles2]
Mar 19, 2008 (2:27 pm)
I'm not quite sure what you are hoping to accomplish here.
By the way, I was the proud owner of a 2005 Aveo Hatchback that certainly enjoyed its set of unique "circumstances", so I am no fan of this car. I say "was", because i unloaded it this past January while it still had a bit of value left on it.
I also had clock issues (mine had a poor grounding connection, and once repaired, worked flawlessly for 2.5 years). The C/D player worked great for the first 6 months before acquiring the ability to skip tracks at any random time.
It was on its 3rd sunroof when it sold (34,000 miles), and also had its shares of squeaks and rattles, along with the associated interior body parts coming loose and falling off.
Having said all that, what is your goal here?
I understand being upset with the reliability of the car, but very few class-action lawsuits involving automobiles are files over clock and stereo/audio issues. Most are from engine/transmission issues and safety issues.
Don't get me wrong...I'm not trying to rain on your parade, its just that I don't see where you can go with this, unless you have a widespread safety or engineering issue.
While there have been many posts about engine issues, these are not even a drop in the bucket when compared to the total Aveos sold. And, many of the engine related issues are related to broken timing belts, which GM says to replace every 60,000 miles (and many of these engines have exceeded this mileage without having the service done).
In any case, I wish you luck and hope you arrive at some form of satisfaction...
#61 of 144 Re: I have a 2004 Chev Aveo that is a LEMON [tmyles2]
Mar 19, 2008 (3:12 pm)
mine is a 2006 but still the same car I believe,, not much if anything was changed. Everybody talks about a class action lawsuit.. with a class action lawsuit the only people getting any money is the lawyers.. the actual clients usually only get pennies on the dollar in most cases. Honestly unless you would have some serious issues I would doubt most law firms would take on your case. As far as some people ruining the engine because they didn't do maintenance (changing the timing belt) thats stated in the warranty manual that comes with the car. I do feel sorry for the owners that have serious issues with their cars. I have a chevy silverado that I am in the process of a lemon law buyback because of overheating and steering problems. Its very frustrating to have a vehicle that you pay good money for and you cant use.
#62 of 144 Re: I have a 2004 Chev Aveo that is a LEMON [openend22]
Mar 19, 2008 (5:15 pm)
You said it....If you get lucky and win, the lawyers get the cash, and all you get is a coupon good for a radio upgrade on your next car purchase....
#63 of 144 Re: I have a 2004 Chev Aveo that is a LEMON [lisar082774]
Mar 19, 2008 (6:48 pm)
All 4-cylinder cars as far as I know with timing belts require replacement in the 50-60,000 mile range. Exceptions to this rule are cars like the Chevy Cobalt Ecotec equipt engine with a timing chain like most V6 and V8. My old neighbor had a Nissan Sentra that he lost the engine if I recall correctly for the same kind of problem.
My V6 Chevy S10 p/u with over 140,000 miles has never had the chain replaced. I was told by a mechanic friend that it is not necessary in this engine.
The radio issue and clock are related to the ground wire to the chassis. There was posts on this forum a few times before.