Last post on Oct 05, 2013 at 2:53 PM
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#301 of 307 Re: BOYCOTT CHEVY AVEO [unpleasedchevy]
May 30, 2013 (10:59 pm)
I am wondering if you have an update on your situation. I thought we got lucky since I found the part that was initially bad was recalled. Called the dealership and they replaced it with no fuss or questions. However, they only fixed the part, not the car. We changed the spark plugs last summer and the problem seemed to go away, it came back this summer with a vengeance. Only this time, we find out since the part was bad for so long it caused the gas to run rich, which in turn increases carbon emissions and build up in the exhaust system, which toasted the bank 2 O2 sensor. The dealership said it was not their problem and falls under "normal" maintenance. Chevy customer service basically said the same thing. The dealership wants $50 to $100 just to tell us what we know is wrong with it, $250 for the part to fix it, and who knows how much in labor. All caused by the initial bad recalled part. I am fixing it myself when I save enough for the part, and I am making an instructional you-tube video for step by step instructions on how to fix this on your own and why it was necessary to make the video in the first place. The car has only 49000 miles on it. No way it should have this many problems. And in no way is it excusable for a company not to back up its own product. Autozone said the only way to fix it was to drive it into the river, and oreilly's was shocked that chevy wouldn't fix it. When all is said and done and it is running, I am having big door signs made saying "beware! Chevy daewoo lemon! Buy a Ford!" Then I am going to drive it all over heck! If it can't be fixed, I live along a hi way and it will be the anti-aveo bill-board. I might even trailer it in parades. If I have to continue to pay for a lemon, I'm gonna get the word out and have fun doing it. Maybe my friend that works for the local news could feature it. Hmmm.
#302 of 307 Re: 2009 Aveo losing power while driving/reving while [puskul79]
Jul 23, 2013 (5:07 am)
I have a 2008 1.4 LT same problem had the car from new and after day 3 had engine malfunction light on, have had to keep getting it reset. It's now in FG Barnes a main dealer for chevrolet and they say its the coil pack. If this is a recall fault why haven't I had a letter from GM about this as its the same car but I'm in UK. Car has been recalled for breaks, had loads of sensor problems too. Will they repair this free for me then as it is a recall from the manufacturer??
#303 of 307 Re: 2009 Aveo losing power while driving/reving while [eyes600]
Jul 23, 2013 (8:07 pm)
You are in the UK. Aveos in the USA have a 1.6 liter engine. Check to see whether the coil pack & spark plug recall applies to Aveos in other nations.
Do a web search, and complain, even by phone to GM if necessary. Remember, "the squeaky wheel gets the grease".
#304 of 307 Re: 2009 Aveo losing power while driving/reving while [puskul79]
Aug 31, 2013 (12:49 pm)
My 2009 aveo also loses power every do often and the engines codes cannot be read. Does this sound like a computer issue?
#305 of 307 Re: BOYCOTT CHEVY AVEO [mechanicmom1]
Sep 26, 2013 (8:37 pm)
I have a 2009 Chevy Aveo and have had a similar problems. Of course the recall items were fixed but, later not quite 2 years into owning my car it starting studdering between 40 and 50 mph. It would seems like I was losing power. I would push down on the gas and the tachometer would spike but, the car would be losing momentum. The dealership said that I need the carbon cleaned out of my system but, it was not covered under warranty. I paid around $160+ to fix this. Get down the street and lose complete power. They say it is my catalytic converter and change it out under warranty. Seems to fix the problem. Well hear we go again not quite 2 years yet and it is doing it again. I have owned several vehicles over ten years and never had to replace a catalytic converter. I do not understand. What you are saying sounds similar did what you fixed take care of the problem. I do not know what to do but, I do not have the money to replace a cat converter out of my pocket this time. Hoping for some better info. Please contact me and let me know your results.
#306 of 307 2005 Aveo with blown head
Oct 05, 2013 (2:49 pm)
I purchased the vehicle as a certified used car from a GM dealership. Driving down the highway, the vehicle suddenly lost power. I thought at first it was the alternator. It was towed to my mechanic to who explained to me that the vehicle was not a GM but a Daewoo with a Chevy emblem on the hood. Dealership and GM are not assisting at all and felt that their right to enter a partnership with Daewoo and not reveal that to the customers trumps my right to own a REAL GM.
My mechanic is completely unable to get a new head because these things are blowing all over the place. We discovered that the serpentine belts on these cars go without warning and can and will snap before the recommended replacement time and customers are left in the lurch. My engine work is in the thousands. I have since told GM and the dealership that it is the last GM I will ever drive and I will start purchasing from another manufacturer. Previous to this, I was traveling abroad for an extend period of time and all the coolant escaped from my AC. The dealership wanted $500 to verify that I needed to recharge my system. I cannot get over how GM is treating their customers on this car. I am learning that its the Bic lighter of cars on the road and is built to be discarded after less than 100,000 miles in hopes people purchase another GM.
If anyone is going for a Class Action Suit, hit me up. I have bills for a bad braking system that needed replacement that the dealership ignored, the rebuild on the engine, work on my coolant system. I still need some work on the electrical system unless I pay this thing off and sell it. I drove the GM family of cars for over 20 years its shame how this one class of cars can destroy a reputation of an automotive manufacturer.
#307 of 307 Re: BOYCOTT CHEVY AVEO [teenymight]
Oct 05, 2013 (2:53 pm)
Check your mileage and have the serpentine belt replaced ASAP. I hate to recommend a $700 fix but you don't want a $4000 blown engine or a $2500-$3000 rebuilt head. Those pulleys and tensions are all plastic.