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#32 of 73 Something seriously wrong with 2009 Aveo
Jan 03, 2011 (12:40 pm)
MY EXPERIENCE WITH OUR 2009 CHEVROLET AVEO LT SEDAN STARTED ABOUT 3 MONTHS AFTER WE BOUGHT IT. IT WAS PURCHASED USED AND HAD 36,000 MILES ON IT; SO WE FIGURED IT WAS A RENTAL OR PROGRAM CAR. WE PURCHASED AN EXTENTED WARRANTY (HOPING THAT WOULD HELP.) WHILE DRIVING ONE DAY; ON MY WAY DOWN THE ROAD JUST BEFORE A MAJOR INTERSECTION LIGHT; HAD TO STOP IN LONG LINE OF TRAFFIC. THE FIRST THING THAT HAPPENED WAS WHEN I SLIGHTLY LET OFF THE BRAKE TO MOVE FORWARD, THE CAR LUNGED. I HIT THE BRAKE AND THE RPM STARTED DROPPING AND THEN JUMPING; THE CAR STARTED SPUTTERING; SO I LET OFF THE BRAKE AND IT LUNGED AGAIN. WHEN THE LIGHT TURNED GREEN, I PUSHED ON THE ACCELERATOR AND IT WAS IF THE ENGINE WAS NOT GETTING GAS. I PUSHED THE PEDDLE TO THE FLOOR AND AFTER A SECOND IT STARTED GOING SOMWHAT NORMAL AGAIN. I PULLED INTO A GROCERY STORE PARKING LOT; AND IT WAS VERY SHAKY OR SPUTTERING; I PUSHED ON THE ACCELERATOR AND IT WAS IF THE ENGINE WAS NOT GETTING GAS AGAIN. PULLED INTO PARKING SPOT AND ONCE AGAIN THE RPM STARTED DROPPING AND THE CAR SHUT OFF ON ITS OWN. SINCE THEN ON A REGULAR BASIS THE VEHICLE WILL LOSE POWER TO THE ENGINE. STEPPING ON THE GAS PEDAL DOES NOTHING. THE CAR WILL LURCHE AND DECELERATED QUICKLY. POWER WILL SUDDENLY RESTORE TO ENGINE CAUSING THE CAR TO SEEM NORNAL, BUT THEN THE ENGINE WILL LOSE POWER AGAIN. NO WARNING LIGHTS HAVE EVER COME ON. THE CAR HAS BEEN TAKEN TO 3 DEALERSHIPS; AND AN INDEPENDENT GARAGE WHO DID HAVE THE PROBLEM HAPPEN, BUT THE OTC GENISIS COUD NOT IDENTIFY WHAT WAS HAPPINING, JUST RECORD THE EVENT. NONE OF THE CHEVROLET DEALERS COULD GET IT TO DUPLICATE OR FIND AYNTHING WRONG; WHILE IN THERE POSETION. THE PROBLEM HAS CONTINUED INTERMITTENTLY FOR ALMOST 6 MONTHS. I HAVE BEEN TAKING VIDEOS WITH MY HTC DROID WHEN THE CAR IS HAVING ITS PROBLEM; IT SITS ON THE STEERING COLUMN AND SHOW THE RPM SPIKES AND DROPS. THE SUDDEN DECELERATION AND “NO RESPONSE WHEN THE GAS PEDDLE IS PUSHED; HAS OCCURRED AT ALL SPEEDS, INCLUDING ON THE FREEWAY. IT WILL “ACT UP” (SO I’VE CALLED IT) FOR A WHILE, AND THEN CAME BACK TO DRIVE NORMALLY AFTER SEVERAL MINUTES. THE PROBLEM HAPPENS SOMETIMES WITHIN THE FIRST TEN MINUTES OTHER TIMES IT HAS HAPPENED TWICE IN THE SAME DAY AFTER THE CAR SAT FOR 8 HOURS. THEN THE PROBLEM HAS GONE FOR PERIODS AS LONG AS TWO WEEKS AND NOTHING OCCURRED BUT THEN COMES BACK. THE MOST EXTREME OCCURRENCES HAVE BEEN ON SIDE STREETS WHERE TRAFFIC WAS NOT A PROBLEM, BUT IF ANOTHER CAR HAD BEEN FOLLOWING CLOSELY A REAR-END COLLISION WOULD HAVE BEEN CERTAIN. WE HAVE SPENT OVER $600 ON VARIOUS SO CALLED FIXES; INCLUDING FUEL SYSTEM CLEAN (INCLUDING THROTTLE BODY CLEANING) NO HELP. WAS TOLD BAD O2 SENSOR (BUT NO CHECK ENGINE LIGHT.. EVER) O2 SENSORS CAUSE CHECK ENGINE LIGHTS. MY WIFE REFUSES TO DRIVE IT. WE THINK IT MY BE THE ENTIRE ECU COMPUTER; BUT NO DEALER WANTS TO ADMIT THAT. MAYBE DUE TO THE COST?
#33 of 73 Re: Something seriously wrong with 2009 Aveo [dagger77]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Jan 03, 2011 (2:42 pm)
I think your message is more likely to be seen in our Chevy Aveo Engine Problems discussion. I think it's also more likely to be read all the way through if you post without using ALL CAPS. It's very difficult to read messages in ALL CAPS, and sometimes people won't bother. If you click on my link, you can post in the existing discussion.
#34 of 73 Re: Something seriously wrong with 2009 Aveo [kirstie_h]
Jan 03, 2011 (7:04 pm)
Ok, Thanks. I will do that.
#35 of 73 Re: Something seriously wrong with 2009 Aveo [dagger77]
Jan 20, 2011 (7:15 am)
I happened to read your Aveo problem by chance this morning and feel like I should respond. My 2004 Aveo was having very much the same problem yours is. I bought it used with about 45,000miles on it. Soon after I bought it, it started jumping, lurching, and loosing power every time I came to a stop light. I hate to take the car to any con-man shop because they just take your $. My wife suggested the transmission was slipping. I took her suggestion and did the easiest thing first, drained the transmission fluid and put in LUCAS semi-synthetic multi-vehicle automatic transmission fluid. I bought it at AutoZone. I noticed improvement after the first change but not completely better, so I changed it again( got all the old fluid out of there). The problem is now completely gone, and am glad I listened to my wife!Anyway I thought if this my help you without spending a ton of money.
#36 of 73 My Aveo keeps losing power, then surging
Apr 06, 2011 (5:14 pm)
Has anyone had this problem of losing power while driving normally. Sometimes on a side street or the freeway, we just lose power . Any ideas cuz the dealership can't seem to duplicate it. There's only 14000 miles on it and we're the only owner(so far)
#37 of 73 2009 Aveo-stuts, aceleration and coils
Jun 05, 2012 (6:16 pm)
OMG I came to this site for the first time and see our story over and over and over.
Bought our car with 32000 miles, first had spark plug/coil problems(we relaced), then the acelerating problems (that no one can diagnose), then violent vibrating-struts are being replaced (in a 39,000 car!) as we speak. I only googled to see if there are recalls. Now I am scared-what is next?
#38 of 73 Re: 2009 Aveo-stuts, aceleration and coils [tambria]
Jun 06, 2012 (10:07 am)
How did the repair go yesterday, tambria? I hope that all is going well now and if we can ever look into anything further with you please don't hesitate to get in touch at socialmediagm.com (include the last 8 of your VIN so we can look into warranty and recall information for you, if you like).
All the best,
GM Customer Service
#39 of 73 Overdrive went out
Sep 24, 2012 (2:10 pm)
I have a 2009 Aveo. I have had a few issues but a recall notice took care of it. I did have to buy 4 new tires soon after the purchase also, then 6 weeks ago when I was 100 miles from home at a Dr appt. for my son the dashboard lights started flashing and the car was not wanting to shift as i changed speed. Then the odometer needle dropped to zero. The engine light came on as did the low tire light. The RPM readings were very erratic and the car would not go into overdrive. I stopped at an Auto Zone for their free diagnostic. It printed out 4 different sheets of issues.
I was able to drive the car back home at a slow speed.
I got the car to my dealership and they have had the car ever since. The first week they ordered a speed sensor and a manual/park switch. After installing these parts which the mechanic thought would be covered under the powertrain warranty they took it for a test drive but it still would not go into overdrive.
Thats when they decided i did not need the manual/park switch so they removed it. Thats when they told me it wasnt covered under the powertrain warranty. I then needed a radiator as transmission fluid had somehow got in it and ruined it. (the dealer was paying for the radiator) And they had to order a gear which was going to be covered by the warranty. They had no loaner cars and i had been on foot for a week so they rented me a car from Enterprise. That was over a month ago. I have called the Dealership several times. They tell me the part is a genuine GM part but is out sourced. I could have gotten it here faster by a rowboat. GM Customer Service used to call me a couple of times a week but not in the last 2 weeks. The Dealership has treated me really nice but i would really like to have my car back. Havent seen any other posts about the Aveo needing a gear or overdrive going out with the speed sensor. Just sounds like something hokey is up with my car.
#40 of 73 Re: Overdrive went out [salinas4u]
Sep 25, 2012 (4:44 am)
Good morning salinas4u,
We appreciate your continued patience on this and are sorry to hear that you have been without your Aveo for so long. If you had wanted to send us your case number (71-**********) to socialmediagm.com, we can check into it to make sure that we're doing all we can on our end in the meantime.
GM Customer Service
#41 of 73 Getting a great service department
Sep 28, 2012 (6:47 pm)
I have had several issues with my 2009 Aveo. But my service Dept. at Pembertons Chevrolet has taken care of every issue. This last issue was a rough one. Not only for me but for them also. My car was in the shop over a month before they got it running. They had me a rental car within a week. When the last part they ordered did not come in within a proper time frame they replaced the whole transmission. The GM Customer Service has also been wonderful. They called me every couple of days up until the last few weeks. Then i found out there was a glitch in the phone line and they couldnt reach me. But every one has been great. Including Edmunds. My car runs like a new one now. I wished all the people here with issues had a great service department. That is the key. All i have left to figure out is why i have brights but no dims. lol...