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#3 of 12 Re: 2004 Aveo: Timing Belt Problems [poncho167]
Apr 14, 2009 (9:33 pm)
It was...but not now. Since I've been assured this has now happened to 3 Aveos, not sure what to think and still no car. Emailed chevrolet.com, no response. Surely a trained chevy mechanic with 20yrs experience could get the timing right...ya would think!!!
#4 of 12 Re: 2004 Aveo: Timing Belt Problems [rjewel]
Apr 17, 2009 (7:04 am)
Yes, a mechanic of 20 years should know what he/she is doing. Nowadays a lot of new machanics don't know what trouble shooting is. Their diagnosis is based on plugging in an electronic device that gives them codes. A lot of times it is not specific enough and they replace parts not needed.
If you don't get it remedied soon I would approach the manager or owner to get it resolved. The mention of getting a lawyer if all else fails could make them act faster if they give you any lame excuses.
Aug 19, 2009 (7:49 am)
my mom has an 05 aveo with approx. 31k miles and I have an 07 with approx 29k. both have been solid (only issue is the 05 had to replace the battery). What type of maint is needed on the timing belt? should I replace them before my engine blows up?
#6 of 12 Re: please help [wifes07aveo]
Sep 07, 2009 (1:13 pm)
I have an 05 also, The recommended timing belt change is 60,000 miles. You will be good til then. I would make sure that it gets changed right around that time or you could risk breaking it. I bought my car with 66000 and just changed the belt myself. Pretty easy if you have a few basic tools.
#7 of 12 Re: please help [wifes07aveo]
Apr 10, 2010 (9:57 am)
The 07 is supposed to have a 100,000 mile warranty.
Let Chev worry about it.
A salesman told me the belts were 100,000 mile belts.
#8 of 12 Broken Timing Belt.....
Feb 01, 2011 (4:56 pm)
I had my timing belt break on me at 59000 miles.....made me so mad.....didn't even make it ot the 60,000 mile point to were it is suppose to be changed......not a warranty item they said....so took it to an idependent shop....cost me $3000 to have the repairs done...am not happy .....I is a 2004 Chevy Aveo with a 5-speed and I am a prudent driver ...
#11 of 12 Re: Broken Timing Belt..... [hrobin1975]
Jul 07, 2011 (6:40 pm)
What was the recommended interval for change of the belt on your 2004? What does it say in your owners' manual? 60,000 miles? It is on most cars.
I'm probably the last guy on earth to want to be an apologist for GM. But if you didn't change your timing belt when you should have, your efforts at invoking a lawsuit are futile.
#12 of 12 original poster
Oct 03, 2011 (9:18 am)
My 2004 Aveo, other than the timing belt snazoo by the particular dealership, never gave me any problems. Took it to a dealership in another town, they fixed it and it ran fine. Also had to replace the serpentine belt as it had been at the other dealer so long, it was starting to crack which means they hadn't been driving it hardly at all! It was since been totalled by a lady who ran out in front of me in a larger vehicle...broke her rear axle...and let me tell you my car was still able to start and protected me well! I now have a 2010 Aveo, and miss my other one as it just seemed to drive better and imho looked better. Already had a service bulletin issue with this one...yep, missing my old Aveo. Please get your timing belts changed before 60,000 miles...I have heard of others breaking before then!