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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.
#283 of 307 Stalling and Reving out of control on the highway
Jan 29, 2013 (6:41 pm)
Within days of getting a 2004 Chevy Aveo w/manual transmission, the Coil Pack failed. A few days later and only around 55,000 miles, the timing belt snapped causing all my valves to be destroyed. Now approaching 90k, I have a whole new problem. I got a bad O2 sensor code. Within days, the car was reving and accelerating at random on the freeway. I replaced the O2 sensor immediately, and now the codes are gone but the car won't idle in the morning and after about 15 minutes of driving stalls every time the clutch is depressed. I saw multiple notices on this same group of problems. Does anyone know how to check if my car was ever updated or have a reliable solution before I dump the thousands of dollars it sounds like some of you did? Thanks in advance.
#284 of 307 2009 Aveo losing power while driving/reving while
Feb 04, 2013 (2:46 pm)
I was driving my 2009 Chevy Aveo when it suddenly dropped speed from 45mph to 20mph. No matter how hard I pressed on the accelerator my Aveo wouldn't go past 20mph. I then noticed the engine light was on. Then while idling at a red light, my Aveo began revving and wanted to shoot forward. But when I proceeded to drive again it's speed stayed at 20mph. I had the vehicle towed to the dealership and I explained my problem to the service writer. A few hours later I received a call informing me that my vehicle problem was the power harness but I think they meant the chassis harness. The cost would be $1300 to replace. Now I'm reading about the GM recall on the 2009 Aveo which calls for the installation of new spark plug boots and spark plugs; 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 Light, rough engine operation, and lack of engine power. It sounds a lot like my problem. So if it is, why am I being told something completely different and being charged?
#285 of 307 Re: 2009 Aveo losing power while driving/reving while [mario1121]
Feb 04, 2013 (2:56 pm)
Lol nice I am not sure they know what is wrong with these which is why I was happy to get rid of mine and traded it in site unseen to the dealer and still received excellent blue book price on it with the issues it had. I did the spark plugs on mine and it still did not correct the problems i was having.
#286 of 307 Re: 2009 Aveo losing power while driving/reving while [mario1121]
Feb 05, 2013 (11:10 am)
If you would like for us to check into this further, please email us at socialmediagm.com with more information (including your name and contact information, the last 8 digits of your VIN and mileage, and a summary of the situation so far).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#287 of 307 Re: Starting Issue [brianerlandson]
Feb 16, 2013 (11:29 pm)
Hi Brian, this was completed and did not fix the problem. Well a few months have gone by and now I am having a rotten egg smell from the car. I have searched on the internet and it seems to be the Catalytic converter which from what I read from Sarah GM Customer service on the site I was looking on says it may be under the emissions warranty, I am hoping so. I still have the start issue and rough engine. I only have 20,000KM on the car so now I guess I have to back. I think they thought I was insane ahahhaa
#288 of 307 Re: ODB Code P0303 Misfire Cylinder #3 [gmcustsvcsarah]
Apr 19, 2013 (8:51 pm)
I just bought a used 2004 Aveo on Monday. I drove it to and from work every day this week. Each morning and each afternoon when I crank it up it revs up a little high for a few seconds, I start driving and it shifts through the gears fine. Then, after about a 1/4 to 1/2 mile the check engine light and hold light comes on. Then, the hold light starts flashing. Then, I come to a stop at the first stop. Then, when I start going again it won't shift into high gear. All this time the hold light is still blinking. After about 5 minutes the hold light will go out and it will finally shift out normally. What is wrong with it?
last 8 of the vin# is 4B171427