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#77 of 106 2009 Chevy Aveo problems...
Sep 08, 2011 (11:03 am)
My wife and I just bought a used 2009 Aveo LT sedan from the Kia Dealership about a month ago and are already experiencing problems! The vehicle had about 20K miles on it when we bought it and we've put about 3K on it thus far. 2 weeks after we bought it, my wife went to start it up after work and I noticed it idling funny; I could feel the engine "bucking" and we could see the tachometer needle surging. We let it warm up for a little bit, but as soon as she put it in drive, the engine bogged down to approximately 200rpms, went back up to normal and then back down again, feeling like it was gonna stall. When she tried to give it any gas, the car would barely move.
We took it to the dealership and they couldn't "replicate" the issue, but they were awesome and fixed the alignment and put on 4 new tires, which was kinda weird I thought, but hey, can't argue with new tires for free! I had also told them the suspension makes "creaking" noises when going over speed bumps or dips...at a slow speed of course...this way we can hear the noise. They couldn't replicate that issue either.
NOW, the car doesn't start when turning the key all the way to the "start" position right away....we have to hold it there for a few seconds, then it starts.
One major thing is, my wife's about 7 months pregnant and we needed something we could take the baby home in. I worry about this car breaking down if she really needs to go somewhere or get home!
#78 of 106 Re: 2009 Chevy Aveo problems... [munkyfu]
Sep 08, 2011 (11:15 am)
The car started running rough again, so we took it directly to the dealer. They put it on the machine and had to replace some plugs and, most importantly, they replaced two coils for the cylinders. There is an individual coil for each of the 4 cylinders. It is now running fine, but for how long? Sorry that I ever bought this car. I put nytrogin in my new tires, though, and my mileage went from 29 MPG to 38 MPG. That is the only good thing I have found about the car. Chevy should be ashamed.
#79 of 106 engine problem
Oct 05, 2011 (11:10 am)
I have an aveo 2008 / shiest number is iam experiencing fule is exceeding the rgular and while iam drivin the car almost stops and it turnds off. Service light is on always when it was blinkin at fiest
#80 of 106 engine problem
Oct 05, 2011 (11:13 am)
I have an aveo 2008 / shiest number KLITD51738B. 45614 is iam experiencing fule is exceeding the rgular and while iam drivin the car almost stops and it turnds off. Service light is on always when it was blinkin at fiest
#81 of 106 Re: 2009 Chevy Aveo problems... [munkyfu]
Feb 29, 2012 (3:50 pm)
Same thing is happening with my 2009 aveo.... Took it to a real auto shop and told me the crank shaft and drive shaft are in bad shape... warrenty...3 yrs or 36000 miles.....5 yr drive shaft....I will let you know how much they will charge me..I tried to return the car...you know they had the 3 day no questions asked...would not take the car back and showed me I sighed a paper to gett 500 off my car instead....Im getting rid of this car
#82 of 106 Re: replace 3 alternator [freedom007]
Mar 26, 2012 (2:20 pm)
Mine just gave out. Was it hard to get to and replace?
#83 of 106 2005 Chevy Aveo problems
Jun 24, 2012 (7:14 pm)
I bought a 2005 Chevy Aveo sedan new from the dealership. I now have 130,000 miles on it. Through the years this car has all but tried to shut down everything. The clock stopped working (actually it works in the winter, if the temperature outside is over 60 degrees or so the clock goes on and off randomly throughout the day, then resets itself to 1:00 about every 5 or 6 hours, which basically renders it useless), the a/c does not kick on anymore even after checking the switch and the relay, the rear window defogger has quit (again not the fuse), the daytime running lamps do not come on anymore (not the fuse), I burn out at least 2 sets of headlights per year, the radio shorted out, and I had to have the entire head replaced ($2800) at 105,000 miles due to a bent valve and a crack in the head. Not the best car GM has ever offered, glad to see it go away.
#84 of 106 Re: No dashboard lights [flaaveo22]
Mar 17, 2013 (1:14 pm)
Addressing the thermostat issue, I have a 2006 aveo hatchback and the thermostat had a catastrophic failure. The PLASTIC (yes, i said plastic) thermostat housing sheared completely off dumping all the coolant. Fortunately it did this in my driveway. I went to Autozone and bought one a new one for about $45. It was made of cast aluminum and when I tightened the flanges they snapped at about 10 ft lbs torque. I returned it and used the cash going to 0'reilly's were I purchased a steel thermostat for about $35. Works perfectly. But really, plastic???
#85 of 106 Chevy Aveo Dome Light
May 17, 2011 (6:07 am)
#86 of 106 Chevy Aveo Dome Light
Oct 01, 2008 (8:31 pm)
I think my dome light bulb burned out on my 2004 Aveo. Has anyone had any experience with changing that light on this car? How do you get the cover off without breaking it? Is it hard to change?
It was working one minute and broken the next.