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#273 of 307 Re: 2005 Chevy Aveo stalling [gstpierre]
Aug 24, 2011 (10:05 am)
In my car's case, it ended up bein the idle air control valve. Its located behind air intake and close to left shock tower by firewall and easily accessible. Nothing needs removed to get to it. The parts only $100 at autozone. You can check it when the car turns over, but doesn't fire up unplug the idle air control valve and plug it back in. If car fires right up, as the mechanic that fixed mine told me, that is the problem.
#274 of 307 Re: 2005 Chevy Aveo stalling [ejelnino]
Aug 24, 2011 (3:14 pm)
Was your problem corrected? What was the corrective measure?
#275 of 307 Stalling/Sluggish/Loss of Power
Aug 26, 2011 (1:59 pm)
I own a 2009 Pontiac G3, which I purchased new in Feb of 2010. The car has just over 8000 miles on it. The car is a manual shift.
My issue is that intermittently, the car will stall while going down the road, looses power, will not accelerate, etc. After a few seconds it will pick back up and run fine. It will also stall completely at times while at low speed (it has shut off 6 times so far while making turns at intersections, etc.
It has not set the SES light, and there is no stored history. It has been at the dealer twice so far for this issue, but they find nothing.
I need some ideas, as this is a dangerous condition, and leaves me with no confidence in the vehicle.
#276 of 307 Re: Stalling/Sluggish/Loss of Power [lyle0861]
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Aug 27, 2011 (4:19 am)
Since there aren't any G3 discussions, you might get a better answer by posting in the Got a Quick Technical Question? topic. There are a number of auto techs and very helpful folks who hang out there that should be able to give you some ideas
#277 of 307 Re: Stalling/Sluggish/Loss of Power [pf_flyer]
Aug 28, 2011 (2:32 pm)
Possibly, but , I posted here as the G3 is merely a rebadged Aveo hatchback, or, Aveo5. Other than Pontiac badging, they are identical in all respects.
#278 of 307 3rd tow in less than 3 years
Oct 03, 2011 (3:36 am)
I HATE my '09 Chevy Aveo. In fact, as soon as I can, I'm turning it in. I'm sitting here now waiting for my 3rd tow in less than 3 years of owning the car, and it only has just over 19,000 miles. Same problem, different day. Car is completely dead. A few days ago, I noticed the "low tire" light (the one with the !). Well the dealership has told me several times to ignore that light - it's pretty sensitive and I figure it's been a little chilly out (40 degrees at night here in the South). Anyway, last few days when I started my car, it was a "hard" start. Car would start, but none of the needles would move (i.e. gas needle, RPM,s).. took about 5-10 seconds for those to move. Huh, weird.. so I was going to take it in today and bam - car was completely dead. 1st time this happened, my car completely died WHILE DRIVING IT, thankfully I was in the parking lot of my apt. complex and car was less than a year old. It had to be towed and they said they couldn't find anything really wrong with it, but they thought it was something with the gas and told me to buy only quality gas (Shell, exxon) that don't use large % of ethanol. They "flushed everything". um... Okay. So I did that, and all seemed to be well, but my car died once more. I restarted it and didn't have a problem again. Well, last year I came home from a month's vacation and the car was completely dead. I figure - it might be because it sat for a month. They jumped it, it started. Low and behold though - same thing happened 2 weeks ago. They were trying to blame me, but I know what a dead battery is.. I didn't leave anything on and proved it to them. I'm sitting here waiting for my THIRD tow. Again - 2 days ago, hard starts and slow movement on the dashboard, so I felt this one coming. Guy came out, tried to jump it and he told me this is a much more serious problem. Plus he told me he's seen this with MANY Aveos. I'm about to give em' hell here in a bit. Had it with this.
Aug 29, 2012 (9:52 pm)
My 2009 Chevy Aveo, I start the car and it starts and then shuts off? I restart and struggles to stay on but usually does, sometimes I have to step on the gas to rev RPM's for a few and then is running fine. Of course I have taken it in I have 18,860 KM on this vehicle spent my entire savings to buy it brand new in 2009. They keep telling me that everything is fine the there are no issues showing on the diagnostic. Well there is a problem. Happens when the weather out side is chilly and winter is right around the corner and I am sure will have major problems. I have to say the dealership has been wonderful however this needs to be found. Also New Struts going on in couple of days, for goodness sakes I have barley driven the darn thing and this clunking I have been hearing for 2 years is the Struts, I am in shock. I can not afford this and need help really bad any suggestions?? The dealership is great and is doing my struts on good faith due to the very low KM and I am so appreciative but come on I can not afford another car or repairs, like I said I spent my life saving working 2 jobs.
#280 of 307 Re: Starting Issue [sadaveoowner]
Aug 30, 2012 (9:11 am)
Good afternoon sadaveoowner,
As you're using kilometers as your unit of measure, am I correct in guessing that you're writing from Canada? If you would like to speak with Customer Assistance, GM of Canada can be reached at 800-263-3777 (Hours: M-F 7:30am - 11:30pm, Sat 7:30am - 6:00 EST). I hope you're able to reach a speedy resolution!
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#281 of 307 Re: Starting Issue [gmcustsvcsarah]
Aug 31, 2012 (6:17 am)
Hi Sarah, Yes I am in Canada and I thank you for the information you have provided. I have an appointment tomorrow with the GM dealer in Terrace British Columbia, Canada. This site is amazing and have learned what may be by myself researching. Like I said the dealership has been Wonderful!! If we can not find a resolution to the problem I will use your contact information. Have a great day!
#282 of 307 Re: Starting Issue [sadaveoowner]
Sep 13, 2012 (3:06 pm)
Did the recall for the emission help with this problem?
Reason for This Recall: General Motors has decided to conduct a voluntary Emissions Recall involving all 2009 model year Chevrolet Aveo vehicles equipped with a 1.6L gas engine. A degraded connection between the spark plug boots on the ignition coil assembly and the spark plugs may cause the illumination of the Check Engine Soon light, rough engine operation, and lack of engine power.
What Will Be Done: Your Chevrolet dealer will install new spark plug boots and spark plugs. This service will be performed for you at no charge.
What Should You Do: Please contact your Chevrolet dealer as soon as possible to arrange a service date and to assure part availability. Instructions for making this correction have been sent to your dealer. Please ask your dealer if you wish to know much time will be needed to schedule, process, and repair your vehicle.
The new GM spark plug number and new spark plug gap are listed below. Please update your owners manual or place this letter in your owners manual for future reference.