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Chevrolet Aveo, Lights, Electrical, Hatchback, Sedan
#53 of 106 Re: 2007 Chevrolet Aveo MAJOR Electrical Problems [shortychell]
Dec 22, 2008 (8:32 pm)
Did you ever find out what the problem was? I gave my daughter a 2007 Aveo and she believes the alternator went out on it at 40K miles, 4K miles past the warrantee. She told me the car lost lights and she had to charge the battery 3 times to get it home. The new alternator is $550.00 plus labor...total estimate is around $850.00 (with diagnostic test). Please let me know what you found out...Thanks Darin
#54 of 106 Re: 2007 Chevrolet Aveo MAJOR Electrical Problems [bethere99]
Dec 26, 2008 (4:28 pm)
Your engine should have a minimum of a 5-year/60,000 mile engine warranty if I recall. I believe it was changed to 10-years in the later 2007. The engine warranty covers alternators if I am not mistaken. The power train warranty that GM has is actually better than most as far as the parts covered.
#55 of 106 Re: 2007 Chevrolet Aveo MAJOR Electrical Problems [poncho167]
Jan 02, 2009 (4:59 pm)
I posted incorrectly now while looking at it. The Aveo used to have a 5-year or 60,000 mile powertrain warranty that was changed to 5-years, 100,000 miles, which ever comes first.
#56 of 106 Open trunk sensor or switch
Feb 07, 2009 (6:39 pm)
Some guy decides to stop on the back of my Aveo 2004 hatchback, I'm not actually complaining, now my Aveo is the only car with butt; the problem is that now that the trunk door is damage, the "open door" alert is always on. In the other four doors, I have found the sensor button, it's easy to find, but I can't find the sensor or don't know how is that the system detects that the trunk door is open so I can deactivate it.
Any ideas? This is giving me battery problems and a headache!
#57 of 106 Re: Open trunk sensor or switch [rodsem]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Feb 07, 2009 (6:49 pm)
must be in the trunk lock then if there's no sensor along the rim of the trunk where the seal is.
#58 of 106 Re: Open trunk sensor or switch [Mr_Shiftright]
Feb 08, 2009 (2:42 pm)
Thanks, you give me a clue! I found it and, by now, solve the problem. The sensor contact is in the tip of the lock. I close the lock manually and then close the door with some wire in the inside to avoid it to be open from the outside. Hope this can help to others.
Best Regards and thanks for the help!
#59 of 106 Re: Open trunk sensor or switch [rodsem]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Feb 08, 2009 (2:44 pm)
Great---I was worried that messing with the lock might trip your alarm but apparently not.
#60 of 106 aveo engine noise
Feb 27, 2009 (8:50 am)
I just took my 2005 Aveo 5 SVM to a Chevy Dealership Service Department in Virginia because of an unknown engine noise at 41,xxx miles. An independent mechanic diagnosed an alternator problem so I'm getting a second opinion. Anyway I took it in and started asking about my powertrain warranty and they said I have none because it did not start until 2007 model year. I had to show them the 2005 Aveo literature stating the 5yr 60,000 powertrain warranty. Even if it is not covered under the powertrain warranty, doesn't this seem suspicious that they told me that I have no powertrain warranty? I feel disappointed by this experience so far.
#61 of 106 Re: aveo engine noise [tvent]
Feb 27, 2009 (9:27 am)
Sounds like they aren't very knowledgible. Any warranty work that they would do would be reimbursed anyway.
#62 of 106 Re: aveo engine noise [poncho167]
Feb 27, 2009 (10:18 am)
You are right, I guess I should not expect so much from a Chevy Dealership Service Department. I am still waiting to hear what they tell me is making the noise. I will post an update soon.