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Chevrolet Aveo, Lights, Electrical, Hatchback, Sedan
#39 of 106 Re: 2007 Chevrolet Aveo MAJOR Electrical Problems [shortychell]
Oct 22, 2007 (3:28 pm)
My Aveo Sedan started doing the same battery and parking brake lights turning on while driving. Took it in the first time and of course the lights didn't come on. I was taking it in for servicing(Oil-change, tire-rotation, etc.) when the lights came on again as I pulled it into the dealership. They took a look and found that the alternator shorted out. It'll be in the shop overnight while they order the alternator.
#40 of 106 2007 Aveo Electrical Problems
Dec 20, 2007 (5:07 pm)
I have a 2007 Aveo Hatchback that I have adored from the day I purchased it. Unfortunately, some minor things have happened since ownership that are causing me to suspect that I may have an electrical issue. Here is an outline of various events.
1. When we bought the vehicle the dome light flickered and had to be replaced;
2. Alarm went a bit wacky and at one point reset itself, locking all four doors while the vehicle was on and warming up in my driveway;
3. Chevy recently replaced my air conditioning unit because of a "dirty feet" smell and a few days later I went to get into my car and while it was completely turned off the air conditioner/heater turned on by itself. The same thing continued to happen intermittently without cause or warning.
As of the day of this writing my car is in the shop for evaluation. I was just informed that a bulletin just came out about the "dirty feet" smell and they are awaiting the part. As for the air conditioner/heater fan turning on while the vehicle is off, well lets just say that unless Chevy can dupilicate that the problem will not be fixed.
Please let me know if any of you have had any strange things go on in your vehicle.
#41 of 106 Electricals Aveo >DON'T TURN THE ENGINE OFF! <
Dec 23, 2007 (9:16 am)
If you get an electrical disturbance (eg. Check Engine Light) in your Aveo,
Go to 1st choice: Any Chevrolet service center;
2nd choice: Any GM dealership (Buick Pontiac,Cadillac.)
3rd choice: Any other car dealer. Why? Because the diagnostic equipment for reading codes is standardized throughout the industry. And all dealers should have the basic diagnostic equipment to gather and troubleshoot the computer codes.
When you arrive at a dealership with a "Check Engine Light" on
DO NOT TURN THE ENGINE OFF!! Codes are stored in a volatile memory which needs electricity to retain those trouble codes. Turning your engine off may stop the flow of electricity to that memory causing the codes to disappear and then you...and the service technicians are SOL. (squat outta luck)
You can buy your own basic trouble code readers from stores like Advance, Autozone, Pep Boys and WalMart. With a quality code reader you can capture, read and save the codes. Take the codes to your Chevy service people which gives them a place to start with the repair.
.....and Peace on the highways
#42 of 106 Re: Aveo Electrical Issue - SVM vs. LT/LS [bry1023ny]
Jan 14, 2008 (5:23 am)
this should not happen. i am a backyard mechanic. I just lost my ford escort....SOB SOB. It was doing this towards its end of life. It is indicative of a timing belt issue. If i stop at lights the lights would dim. If at higher speeds then it would not die or lessen in light in tensity. 85 amps should not do this. keep bringing it in until THEY fix. tell them to show you any of the other cars in the lot doing this all the time then you will back off. If not goto court. Check out neil Chyet , handle on the law website.
Feb 23, 2008 (7:01 am)
there is an alarm or something going off in my 04 aveo.
it is a chirping sounds like it is coming from the central dash area.
it will go off once, then again in 45 seconds
then after 4 minutes it does it two times again in 45 seconds.
It stays on this pattern.
I don't know if it is a warning alarm of some seat belt, door ajar, fluid low or what
#44 of 106 Re: AVEO Beeping Sound [jeeperscreep]
Feb 23, 2008 (11:28 am)
That sounds like the seatbelt warning to me. Is the warning light on?
#45 of 106 Re: AVEO Beeping Sound [timseh]
Feb 23, 2008 (4:23 pm)
I have an 04 also and I've never heard any sort of alarm or chirping sound. To my knowledge, there is no audible seatbelt warning on this model year.
#46 of 106 Re: AVEO Beeping Sound [wave54]
Feb 24, 2008 (6:48 am)
Actually, on my 2004 Aveo, there is a seatbelt warning chime when I have the key in the start position. I often have the seatbelt off with the car running while I'm checking things out. It chimes for about 10 seconds and then goes off. It shouldn't stay on continuously or keep coming back on. Maybe my car's unique.
#47 of 106 Re: 2007 Chevrolet Aveo MAJOR Electrical Problems [cn7059]
Mar 02, 2008 (5:55 pm)
I have an 07 Aveo sedan that I bought new. I've had it about 6 weeks or so. I love the car but have had a problem similar to what you mentioned. Each morning when I start the car prior to going to work, all of the "warning lights" on the dash light up as usual. No big deal. Problem is, the "parking brake" light and the "battery" light both stay on for about 3 minutes or so after the other lights have gone off.
I took it to my Chevy dealer and left it with them. When I went back to get it, they told me that the lights did not do what I described. On the ticket they wrote "could not duplicate" and that was it. I have noticed that the problem with the lights only happens in the morning when I first crank up the car. Makes me wonder if this is connected to the engine being cold? Any advice?
by the way, the tech tried to tell me that the car's computer was "running a test" and that it could be normal....yeah right, nice try
#48 of 106 Re: 2007 Chevrolet Aveo MAJOR Electrical Problems [bayoubilly74]
Mar 08, 2008 (6:13 am)
This is probably not it, but I recently read in a local paper auto question column that engine/brake trouble lights can also be triggered by the emergency brake lever between the seats on several different brand cars. If it is not pushed down and deactivated all the way it could trigger warning lights not related to the brakes.