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#83 of 301 Re: Serious 2009 Chevrolet Aveo Sedan Problem [asilasil]
Sep 21, 2011 (7:32 am)
I have a 2007 Chevy Aveo. Lots of problems, but let get to yours. Mine started acting up last Friday, idling rough, and actually stalling when I turned the A/C on. So, I took it in on Saturday. Hang on to this one. The dealership replaced 4 spark plugs, threw in a free throttle clean, and replaced a cracked air hose for free. Cost $150.00. So, since throttle and hose were free. I was charged 150.00 for 4 spark plugs!!!!!!!
Anyway, it resolved the issue.
Rotors will never be right even after putting new ones on. And, the repaint that was recommended by the dealership won't be honored by big GM in the sky either.
I hate G.M. Service centers. They do not know what they are doing, and create worse problems when I leave. I am now looking into a Hyundai.
#84 of 301 2009 Chevy Aveo5 Wont Start?
Sep 22, 2011 (9:55 am)
I'm a car dealer (a small one) and I basically buy salvage car's and repair them and than resell them. I recently bought a 2009 Chevy Aveo5, and it had no engine damage, just hit from the side door. No airbags were blown out either. After I got the body work done on the car, I tried to start the car but it wouldn't start. It gives me the sound that someone is jammed sort of, like giving off sparks. I think what happened was that when it had the impact, the gas stopped going into the engine to stop it from blowing up incase. So I assumed that somewhere on the car there is a switch? that can release the gas flow back into the engine. There is no battery problems, and it's full on gas. I don't want to take it into repair, I'm a good mechanic. So I need help asap!
#85 of 301 Thought we were alone
Nov 23, 2011 (2:53 pm)
Have a aveo5. Have had nothing but problems since purchase in may of 2009. First recall on tires. Then this power down , serging issue. Have had it in the shop many times but when they check it nothing happens. they caught two different read outs but they cancelled them now nothing. Finally they kept it now for two weeks no readings after it finally did it for them. They almost ran into a building because of it. But since there is no readings they can't fix the problem they are giving us back the car today. We don't know what else todo other than get a lawyer.
#87 of 301 Re: ODB Code P0303 Misfire Cylinder #3 [rjbruner7]
Dec 15, 2011 (3:05 pm)
HOW YOU DOING? i HAD THE SAME PROBLEMS WITH NOT JUST ONE SPARK PLUG BUT WITH TWO..TOOK MY 2010 AVEO IN TO THE SHOP CAUSE OF A VERY SLUGGISH ENGINE..HAD A BAD NUMBER 1 PLUG..THEY FIXED IT AND SAID THE CAR RUNS GREAT...NOT EVEN 1 FREAKIN HOUR LATER THE CAR STARTING RUNNIN LIKE CRAP AGAIN..THEY KEPT THE CAR OVER NIGHT.PKED IT UP NEXT Day, and i was told it now was the number 4 plug was cracked and needed a new coil wire too.I been havin lots of other problems with my car....front end alignments 3x and need another.2 headlights goin bad.wiring problems..engine racing on the highway..rotten egg smell when racing engine..now i smell antifreeze after the car runs for a little while..i agree with you,RECALL!!!!!! my car still runs like crap..could be another plug!!!!!!!!
#88 of 301 2010 Aveo LS
Dec 17, 2011 (11:13 am)
Back in November I had an issue where my heat stopped working and then the check engine light came on. Turned out my radiator had a leak and needed to be replaced. Now, less than a month later, the transmission felt like it was slipping and my check engine light came on again. I took it back to the shop and one of the clamps on the transmission line had broke causing it to leak transmission fluid, causing the engine light to come on. This car isn't even two years old and has less than 25K on it. I find this is to be extremely ridiculous for a new car. I find it even more ridiculous both times that I've had to take it to the dealership,they want to blow it off and say "hey that light can come on for anything, your gas cap may not be on right." Really?? Both issues could have been detrimental to the health of my car!
#89 of 301 2007 Aveo the worst Car Ever
Jan 10, 2012 (10:27 am)
Boy, after reading these posts I don't feel so alone anymore! I bought a brand new 2007 Chevy Aveo from MIRAK CHEVY, which I will NEVER buy from again. My boyfriend and I went up to purchase a new car for me. Spoke to the NEW sales guy CHRIS, and told him explicitly what I wanted. I wanted two things; a car with AC and a CD/Tape player, which I had a $400 voucher for that I downloaded from their website. It's November, he tells me the car is already equipped with AC, but they would have to install the CD/Tape player, No Problem well.. you would think! Traded in my Malibu, which was still running pretty well, but felt I wanted something new, and nice, and reliable. HUH! Took my son up to pick my brand new nice car up, and lo and behold it's stalling going out of their driveway! My son asked me if I knew how to drive it LOL because it is a stick shift, and I laughed and said yes, and that the car was fine when I took it for the test drive. About 100 yards down the road the car starts smoking, and I mean smoking. Called Mirak told them to come down the road to tow the car back, got there and asked if I could have my Malibu back because I'm already not liking this car, but of course you know the answer to that question. Now I need a car to drive, they send me to enterprise and they want my charge card to put a $300 hold on it, and I said no way, call Mirak they sent me here so I could borrow a vehicle while my BRAND NEW car that I spent a whole 5 minutes in is being looked at. So, the car is ready in a few days, pick it up, seems ok, a week later starts smoking again on my way to work, they tow it back, claim there is no problem with it because if they admitted to anything and it happened again HELLO LEMON LAW, 3 strikes and it's a new car for me! The smoking never happened again, but in April when it was a pretty warm day, and warm for me starts at about 60 degrees, so I thought I'd try out my new AC, but nothing but warm air is coming through. So.. I'm thinking and looking, don't see the A/C button that is normally in a car with A/C so I bring it to my personal mechanic, he opens the hood, and looks at me with a startled face and says it's not even installed in my car, and knowing how MUCH I hate the heat he was ready to run for the hills after telling me the bad news. So.. I call Mirak, and they claim that I knowingly bought a car without A/C, and wanted to charge me $2,000 to install it, had my lawyer send a letter to both GM Headquarters and Mirak, but got absolutely nowhere. First of all I cannot imagine a car being made these days without A/C automatically installed in the car, second I purchased an extended warranty for $1,100 and another $900 in optional accessories so why in the world would they think that I wouldn't pay a little extra when I initially bought the car in order to have A/C in it???? So it's been 4 years, I ride around with all the windows open, but all my hair off when the temps hit 60 and haven't killed anyone yet, close, but not yet. Also, the driver's side door lock fell out, the radio works when it feels like it, and that wonderful CD/Tape Player I had installed does not work at all. Got a flat tire the other day, took that stupid little tire out they call a donut, put it on and that was flat as well, and no good! So... would I ever buy from Mirak again? NO, NO, NO! Will I ever buy from GM again, NO, NO, NO! Hyundai here I come!
#90 of 301 Re: sounds like my car [clowniex]
Jan 30, 2012 (9:32 am)
Hello, I have a 2007 Aveo I missed lemon law by 2 month's, but I did get a componet letter From GMC , which covers all my work w/ front end until 10/2012. Call the main office # 866-790-5600. I am getting very good service w/ the main people and they are always checking on my car when I have issue's to make sure they get fixed which at this time My Air bag light is on still haven't fixed that yet they are still playing w/ that and Struts for the 3rd time.. Good luck, Deb
#91 of 301 Re: ODB Code P0303 Misfire Cylinder #3 [ecotec2009]
Feb 06, 2012 (2:14 pm)
my 2009 aveo was fine for the first 2 1/2 years here lately the engine and hold lights came on flashing and sometimes just stayed on but mostly flashing i took to autozone cylinder #2 misfire replaced plugs problem solved for about a day so i asked my cousin what he thinks the problem is since hes a chevy tech and he said to replace the coil pack i did and hey problem fixed for about a half day i have no clue what to do about this im already -165 with unneeded parts has anyone had these problems lately???
#92 of 301 Re: ODB Code P0303 Misfire Cylinder #3 [ecotec2009]
Apr 05, 2012 (12:34 pm)
post number 70 was absolutely perfect. i started having the same problem on my 09 aveo. It had run perfect up til then, rough idling and missing and flashing engine light. thought is was bad fuel. i had added an additive was going to change the fuel filter then looked it up on line as it was out of warranty. when i seen this post i immediately went to auto zone for the free test. Sure enough it said mis-fire on #4. i ordered a coil pack right then, my son put it on in 3 minutes. I paid $139.95 + tax and my car is running like new, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS POST. Had i not seen it i would have spent endlessly looking for a cheap fix.