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#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.
Mar 22, 2008 (6:58 pm)
The way I look at it the seals were bad both times all before 100,000. This last time
they said they either where a bad lot or put in wrong, I still had to pay another deductable. My heater went out during a blizzard we got 18 inches all roads were closed this is at 11:00 p.m. I work 2nd shift. I thought I was going to freeze to death, I was frozen, I have what you call Raynauds disease, once my digits get frozen then gangrene can set in. The first chevy garage did 4 valves and 1 lousy seal. I am sick of the dealers not doing a proper job. I am sick of GM, they keep producing this hunk of--------------. They do not have any recalls except seat belts,
which neither garage took care of. I am having problems with fuel injector clogging
up all the time even with a hot fuel injector cleaner. Driving with any wind the front
end is all over the road. I even got pulled over by a cop for drunk driving and had not
had a drink it was the front end. Every time I bring it into the garage they say they can not find anything. My 1st valve job my mileage went right down hill, I was getting 15 miles to the gallon they said there was nothing wrong with it this went on for 6 months, the 7 month every 30 miles used 4 gallons with today's price of gas thats when I needed the 2nd valve job done. I really don't care if the attorney get's most of the money, I want GM to start taking care of there problems. I have Fidility warranty company I got about 6 differnt answers they won't dispute it either,
neither will the second chevy garage when I showed them the invoice from the first
job they said: Oh My they did only half the job. I thought the warrany company was there to please you. We only pay for what the garage orders. I am sick of getting the run around. After the 1st valve job they could not tell me why the valves
went, and you know something else has had to be wrong.The manager at the Chevy garage he said that the GM inspector said he would fix it this time but never again, he said it was due to reckless driving. What a joke.
No it is time to quit complaining and do something about it. That is what I hope to
#65 of 144 Re: I have a 2004 Chev Aveo that is a LEMON [busiris]
Mar 22, 2008 (8:00 pm)
ok i think you misunderstood i was only asking about the clock and radio. I have had numerous issues with the engine that had nothing to do with the timing belt. I was only asking about the clock and radio to see if others had those issues too. If you read some of my other post you can see all the issues I have had with this car. At any rate i will continue my research in the suit. Thanks for your input.
#66 of 144 Re: I have a 2004 Chev Aveo that is a LEMON [tmyles2]
Mar 22, 2008 (8:21 pm)
thats okay. Yes I have the clock problem too. Happy Easter
#67 of 144 Class Action Lawsuits
Mar 24, 2008 (5:48 pm)
Hmmm. I don't know about a class action suit. Like what was said before, it usually doesn't work unless there's a serious health or safety issue, not a reliability issue. There are plenty of crappy cars out there that are worse than this car and no one has won any lawsuits based on reliability.
I think a better path would be to go to the agencies that are involved with quality control of automobiles. Maybe you can file a complaint with NHTSA. If enough people do that and there's a serious safety issue, they may issue a recall.
#68 of 144 Aveo 2004, MIL, Engine, Error (P0300/P0700)
Mar 28, 2008 (1:38 am)
i also hv a 2004 Aveo & that is giving me check engine frequently.
i am also ask to go for high speed drive to clear "carbon" in the chambers.
what is this letter that u are refering to on the sensor problem?
i am also wondering what recourse i will hv as it is over the 3 year warranty period
#69 of 144 Re: Aveo 2004, MIL, Engine, Error (P0300/P0700) [sohjc]
Apr 12, 2008 (11:26 am)
P0700 is a primary code for a transmission fault code
if you had the codes pulled at a garage there should be other codes included also? if someone used a autostore bought generic scanner to pull your dtc's you need to get the car scanned by a garage that has a better quality scanner you need it scanned immediately so you cant avert a transmission failure the P0300 code is a primary code for a misfire normally followed by another code P0301-P0312 the secondary code will tell you what cylinder the misfire has been seen by the pcm.
afterthought: if you dont get the misfire corrected it could lead to restricted exhaust and catalytic converter failure another expensive repair
#70 of 144 Re: Aveo 2004, MIL, Engine, Error (P0300/P0700) [sohjc]
Apr 19, 2008 (3:50 am)
Most Auto Zones, Murrays, and others will code test for free.