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#113 of 307 Chevy Aveo engine problems
Sep 21, 2012 (12:38 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 307 Re: Main fuse box burning on a 2005 [kevin_gurl]
Sep 27, 2012 (8:05 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 307 Re: Main fuse box burning on a 2005 [marq123]
Sep 27, 2012 (9:47 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 307 Re: ODB Code P0303 Misfire Cylinder #3 [suzy89r]
Nov 22, 2012 (5:38 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 307 Re: 2005 Aveo problems [hoggguy]
Dec 13, 2012 (7:18 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
Mar 20, 2013 (7:07 am)
Absoloutely unacceptable is all I can say. I'm in tears literally..just got off work pulled off noticed my 2008 Aveo Ls sputtered or hesistated a bit. I thought to myself it's due to the cold as I hit the expressway my engine started to rev( as if I was in Neutral and pressing the gas) but the car was not going any faster and seem as if it was starting to stall. Terrified I pulled over to the shoulder place my car in parked and then in drive, my car would not move. IN THE MIDST OF RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC IN CHICAGO MY CAR IS STALLING AND NOT SHIFTING INTO GEARS READILY. I'm just confused my oil levels are fine gas is in the car WHAT IS THE PROBLEM??? I purchased this car in trusting that CHEVY IS A RELIABLE AMERICAN MADE PRODUCT THAT I WILL GET ME BACK AND FORTH FROM WORK AT NIGHTS IN NURSING SCHOOL...HOW DIASSAPPOINTED I AM. WHAT COULD THIS BE ANYONE??? IT IS AN AWFULL SHAME THE PROBLEMS CONSUMERS ARE HAVING AND NOTHING IS BEING DONE BY CHEVY TO MAKE AMENDS AND REESTABLISH TRUST FOR CONSUMERS IN THEIR BRAND. I'm encouraging all persons that I previously encourage to look into getting a chevy STOPPPPP IM MAKING A YOUTUBE CHANNEL DEDICATED TO INFORMING OTHERS OF THE DANGERS THAT LAY AHEAD STEER CLEAR FROM CHEVY SOMETHING HAS TO BE DONE!! I HAVE NO ONE TO RELY UPON FOR TRANSPORTATION AND IM LEFT IN A BIND HOPING THAT THE WORSE CASE SCENARIO IS NOT TRUE AND YET I STILL HAVE TO PAY MY CAR NOTE SMHHHH TELL ALL DO NOT AT ALL WASTE YOUR MONEY STEER CLEAR AVOID THE HEADACHE HEARTACHE AND STRESSSSSSSSSS
#119 of 307 Re: BOYCOTT CHEVY AVEO [unpleasedchevy]
Mar 20, 2013 (7:41 am)
We're sorry to hear about this situation out on the highway and are glad that you're okay. What are your plans to get this checked into? Please let us know if there is anything we can assist with - we can be reached at socialmediagm.com (include your name and contact information, the last 8 digits of your VIN and mileage, and a summary of the situation).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#120 of 307 Re: BOYCOTT CHEVY AVEO [unpleasedchevy]
Mar 20, 2013 (11:54 am)
Oh my! I'm sorry to hear of your dilemma! My car had been acting crazy too. When I took it in to the dealer I found out there was a recall on the spark plugs and wiring related to it. They fixed it with no charge as it was a recall & the car has been running good ever since! Mine was a 2009. I hope the information helps. Good luck!
Mar 25, 2013 (7:45 pm)
On my way home on the interstate my 04 chevy aveo was not accelerating and seemed to be losing power. I got over the shoulder just before being rear ended. I had it towed and the news wasn't good. And now I find that the timing belt going is a huge problem on the 04-07 aveo. My car is dead at 84,000 miles. The shop said they could try to fix the timing belt and water pump to see if engine works, but its quite possible it won't and they would delve deeper for $2000 then to see if valves are bent or head is cracked and it might just need a new engine at 84k. I cannot believe that there are so many with this problem and we weren't informed. I am telling everyone I know to regularly google their car for problems and informing others of this problem and will be contacting the company. More should have been done! Is there a place where this information is tracked to find out how bad this problem has been???
#122 of 307 Chevrolet Aveo Oil Problems
Aug 12, 2012 (6:32 pm)