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#5 of 10 Re: Weird Starting Delay [kindrjas]
Feb 22, 2011 (2:43 pm)
I was having the same problem - there is an updated CPU reflash available from GM that should be applied. My '09 Aveo was reflashed and is starting like normal again (knock on wood).
#6 of 10 Re: Weird Starting Delay [2009_aveo]
May 08, 2011 (10:16 am)
we had the reflash on the computer for our 2009 pontiac g3, problem not solved
#7 of 10 Re: Weird Starting Delay [kindrjas]
May 08, 2011 (8:17 pm)
Next time that it doesn't start, try this: with the key in the run position, rapidly move it to the spring loaded start position, in effect tweaking it between the two key positions, quickly. If it starts to crank, it's probably the starter itself.
This is the classic symptom of a starter motor that is going bad. Typically it might only occur after the car is warmed up.
Another test which will verify a bad starter (and get your car started in a pinch) is to have someone hold the key in the start position while a second person gives the starter itself a whack with a blunt object. If the engine then starts to crank, you have a bad starter.
#8 of 10 Re: Weird Starting Delay [mick1]
May 11, 2011 (2:00 pm)
Were you planning on taking the vehicle back to the dealership?
Caron, GM Customer Service
#9 of 10 Re: Weird Starting Delay [kindrjas]
Jul 16, 2011 (9:21 pm)
I own a 2005 Aveo LS hatchback and I was having a similar problem, My dad told me to press the gas pedal to the floor and hold gas pedal down while SLOWLY MOVING THE KEY TO THE FIRST POSITION AND REMIANING THERE FOR ABOUT TWO SECONDS AND THEN TURNING THE IGNITION KEY ALL THE WAY TO CRANKING POSITION AND HOLDING IT THERE UNTIL IT CRANKS, this is a reset of the fuel sensor and also resets the starter switch mechanism somehow, if you have trouble re=setting this yourself, sometimes a worker at auto zone might know how to do this for free. I have to re-set this about three times a year because it just gets out of sync for some unknown reason. My dad has to do this on his ford explorer also, I guess it can happen to any vehicle with electronic ignition.
#10 of 10 Re: Weird Starting Delay [kindrjas]
Oct 24, 2011 (9:14 pm)
I had a loaner aveo with less then 1000 milies with this problem and now after ~19,000 miles my car started to have this problem.
I've been to the dealer two times for this and they are still trying to figure it out. I had to video record it with my phone and show the mechanic to get any serious action. They tried to tell me it was the key so I started to use my other key until other parts come in. Surprise!! It still has this problem.
At some point GM and dealer will need to do the right thing and fix it. I'm going to give them a 3rd attempt and if they can't fix it I'm giong to post the videos on utube and start considering other options....