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#108 of 301 Re: 2009 chevy aveo hatchback [barkydog]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Jun 01, 2012 (6:27 am)
Well, we've both stated our opinions, and the original poster and others can decide for themselves whether the need to replace faulty spark plugs means that the entire vehicle is likely to be a giant heap of garbage, or whether they should replace the spark plugs under warranty and move on.
Our lawnmower is a riding lawnmower that does heavy-duty work. It gets very dirty. Spark plugs could be cleaned, but for the price and ease of replacement, we usually just replace.
I've been driving for nearly 30 years, and I've owned exactly one GM product - a Chevette that I purchased in 1989 for $300. I could hardly be accused of being a GM fangirl.
Jun 16, 2012 (8:29 am)
Well, I never heard back from Sara at GM Customer Service about my code P0304, so I bought some new plugs for my 2009 Aveo5. The plug that had been in cylinder #4 had a hairline fracture in the ceramic. I've only seen something like this once before, but it is easy to detect as it left a black flair at the crack. I gapped the new plugs at the standard .44, installed them and put the coil-over back in place. The car runs like new (39-40 MPG to and from work). The next day I got my notice from GM of a "voluntary recall." At a minimum, it includes new improved rubber boots on the coil-over, and a different range spark plug with a smaller gap. I'm assuming the new GM part is a colder range plug, and I'm amazed that they have a considerably smaller gap (to run cooler? to put less stress on the coils?). I will probably put my old plugs back in, get the code, and take it to my dealer for the recall so I get the redesigned, re-engineered parts. I noticed two additional things 1. the Aveo plugs now get changed every 25,000 miles, and 2. the cam belt gets changed at 100,000 (this belt used to cause all kinds of motor damage and was to be changed at 60,000 miles - so this has been improved also). Loving my little Chevys (I have a 2005 hatchback also).
#110 of 301 Re: Chevy Aveo Engine problem [jonesrow]
Sep 10, 2012 (7:26 pm)
My wife is having the same problem of the car accelerating on its own after having her timing belt replaced. It does not do it all the time and the dealership can't seem to figure out what the problem is. We have taken it back four times. It works for a couple days then all of a sudden we will be at a stop and it will rev as if it is trying to go forward. It also sometimes does it when we put it in park. Then its fine for a few days then it does it again.
#112 of 301 Re: Chevy Aveo Engine problem [migrodri]
Sep 12, 2012 (9:02 am)
We're sorry to hear that this engine concern you're having with your Aveo is so difficult to track down. If we can look into this further for you, please email us the following information at socialmediagm.com: your name and Edmunds username, your phone and address, the last 8 digits of your VIN and current mileage, and the name of your involved dealership.
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#113 of 301 Chevy Aveo engine problems
Sep 21, 2012 (1:38 am)
The Chevy Aveo apparantly uses surplus engines from years past to produce the cheapest car possible. This is the only explanation I can come up with for engines that are out of production and the fact that they have so many problems. I am currently rebuilding my nieces' engine from a 2004. The car is exquiusite. No flaws on the interior, the engine looks like you could eat off it. She had it for 6 months and it blew. She is 20 years old and in the reserves. Serving her country in the National Guard and has a car that leaves her stranded. It is a Daiwoo engine that is out of production. Anyway, the machine shop we took the head to says they are famous for this. The plastic housing on the thermostat cracked and the car ran hot, warping the head. We had to have a valve job, new valve seats and gaskets. Haven't put it back together , yet, but we will definitely replace the water pump, the timing belt, the tensioners and anything else we think were compramised before we try to fire it up again. This is the worst engine ever. Make sure you have the timing right if you are in the same position, or else you will be pulling the head back off. This is the worst car ever. I have never been a Chevy fan, and seriously would not be working on this if it wasnMt my nieces' car. Chevy should be ashamed to call themselves Americans.
#114 of 301 Re: Main fuse box burning on a 2005 [kevin_gurl]
Sep 27, 2012 (9:05 am)
My dash lights and clock had long been gone then, My tail lights wouldn't flare at night on my 2005 aveo. I had new fuses put in fuse box to correct the problems and now it's burned out leaving me with no sensor activity from my fuel pump, So my car won't start. All within 3 hours of the repair.
#115 of 301 Re: Main fuse box burning on a 2005 [marq123]
Sep 27, 2012 (10:47 am)
If your dealership had performed the repair you mention in your post, we're happy to follow up on this with them. Please email us at socialmediagm.com with further details (include your name and Edmunds username, phone and address, the last 8 of your VIN and current mileage, and the name of your dealership).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#116 of 301 Re: ODB Code P0303 Misfire Cylinder #3 [suzy89r]
Nov 22, 2012 (6:38 am)
Holy Smokes Batman! How much money do you think you've put into this car? I was thinking about buying a 2008 for about 4 grand with only 80,000 miles on it. I don't know now- this forum has me scared. I already knew Consumer reports is down on the AVeo- but I thought if I bought a one-owner that had been cared for- maybe it wouldn't be so bad. I did have a Daewoo made Pontiac Lemans in the 90's that was nice- but pure junk. Sounds like the AVeo may be similar.
#117 of 301 Re: 2005 Aveo problems [hoggguy]
Dec 13, 2012 (8:18 am)
i been having the same problems with my 2004 chevy aveo since may of 2012.everything i have read about this car is happening with my at only 42,000 miles on it.an the gm company has told me the same thing,they can not an will not help.i think some one should start a class action civil suit against them about these cars no matter what the year is.if any one does PLEASE let me know cause i am saving everything i find on the internet about these cars in my favors an then printing them all out.right now i have a 5,000 ton paper weight sitting in a drive way, which if i move it i risk a head gasket over an engine which i do not have 3,000 dollars to replace an engine. AN GENERAL MOTORS REFUSES ANY TYPE OF FINACIAL ASST. in helping any one.an i have stuck all most 2,000 dollars into my all ready.can not afford this repair.thanks,barb