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Chevrolet Aveo, Sedan
#167 of 176 Pretty clear about WHEN, need to know WHERE...
May 01, 2008 (8:36 am)
Any suggestions for a reputable Goodwrench dealer/shop to perform the maintenance on my 2006 Aveo LS hatchback in the Buffalo, NY area?
Thanks a lot.
#168 of 176 Re: Timing belt chang intervals. [northerncedar]
May 02, 2008 (4:42 am)
There is no glitch with the Aveo rubber timing belt that's any different from any other car on the market. Just follow the normal maintenance in the owners manual according to your driving habits. If you are one to drive a car hard than the belt may stretch out faster giving more wear and tear.
The rule of thumb with water pumps is to replace with the timing chain which is done at 100,000 miles because you will have everything apart at that time and it doesn't cost but another $30 for the pump. Now that most/all 4 cylinder cars have rubber belts the changing of the belt is in the 50-60,000 range. Is it necessary to replace the water pump on a four banger at that interval, probably not. I would definately change it at the second timing belt change. If the owners manual says to replace the pump at a specific interval than that is what id do.
The GM 5-year warranty will cover all engine and engine accessory problems for that period including a water pump as long as you follow warranty guidelines and have maintenance done and documented at specific intervals.
#169 of 176 130000 miles
May 05, 2008 (10:35 am)
I have 130,000 miles on my aveo, but yes, the timing belt broke at 60,080 mile and has sounded like a pisssed off weedeater since then.It was covered by the warranty, due to a servie manager that kept going until they agreed. I had to shw that the scheduled maintenances were done. Also, the thermostat housing just broke in half this weekend. Still running though. I will be trading it off as soon as possible.
#170 of 176 Re: 130000 miles [moortin]
May 05, 2008 (12:27 pm)
Thats a fair amount of miles on an Aveo...Were there any other problems/issues that you had with the car?
Boy...80 miles over the recommended change interval...that's what I call close!
#171 of 176 A little clarification on maintneance
May 18, 2008 (10:18 am)
The 30K timing belt inspection is not an "at your cost" issue. If the dealership charges you for that, they are in the wrong. That comes under warranty service. And if the timing belt does indeed need to be changed, all you are required to pay is labor (under 60,000 miles).
With that 30K inspection there is also an "all points" inspection, not much unlike the Certified Used inspection. This is the dealership's last chance to do any repairs covered under the bumper-to-bumper warranty. They also check the safety gear, cooling system, and other things that may lose coverage after 36,000 miles.
This inspection is important. Above just making sure that your timing belt is in okay condition.
Now, that being said. If you have the 30,000 mile check done, and the 60,000 mile replacement, your timing belt is covered to 100,000 miles under the powertrain warranty. This means, if your belt pops at 65,000 miles and totals your engine, GM has to repair or replace said engine at no cost to you under warranty repairs.
If you do not have the belt checked at 30,000, OR do not have it replaced at 60,000, then if it goes at 65,000 miles and destroys your engine, the cost is all on you. The warranty is voided because of improper maintenance.
Be smart, follow the book, and cover your rear.
#172 of 176 Re: Aveo - bad GM warranty?? [northerncedar]
Jun 02, 2008 (4:06 pm)
WOW - it sounds like GM Customer Service has degraded the last time I worked for them in August 2007.
found this on the chevrolet.com site:
Your vehicle concerns are important to us. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or feedback. To better address your comments and concerns, centers are open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).
From inside the U.S.:
Another - Call or Mail the Customer Assistance Center
From inside the U.S.:
P.O. Box 33170
Detroit, MI 48232-5170
But if you are truly working with the correct Customer Service, they should be able to give you a SR number - Service Request and should followup with the Dealership Service Manager about your concerns.
Though it is my understanding that all US centers were closed and all calls are being handled in Manila or Argentina.
Jun 08, 2008 (6:22 pm)
I had the same problem, but I'm not sure how I have solved the problem.
#174 of 176 Re: Called GM warranty center [northerncedar]
Jul 16, 2011 (9:24 pm)
GMPP wrote to me that it is required maintenance to REPLACE my timimg belt BEFORE 60,ooo miles or my warranty would be void. At 59k miles I replaced (2) belts on the car, both were in bad shape, failure of the timing belt causes severe engine damage and often results in needing a new engine at your own expense if the 60k mile belt replacement was not done.
#175 of 176 Re: 2007 Aveo Paint Problems [cap0250]
Oct 18, 2013 (10:35 am)
I have a very similar problem with my Aveo 2009, 21000 km. I took my car to the dealership and they said that the car "was exposed to aggressive chemicals". I called GM customer service and they basically repeated the words I heard from the dealer without even looking at the car. I had a few GM and not GM cars in the past and none of them had similar problem. Some of them were pretty old, 10+ years.
What am I supposed to do now? I am thinking of going to the Small Claim Court but not sure if this is going to help.
#176 of 176 Re: 2007 Aveo Paint Problems [unhapgmclient]
Oct 18, 2013 (6:07 pm)
What do you want from this forum? Sympathy? Agreement? Or do you just want a place to vent and badmouth GM without providing any proof of your complaint?
Without seeing your car or at least seeing photos showing any defect in it, we have no way of rendering any opinion as to whether your complaint has any validity or not.
Going to small claims court is indeed a waste of time and effort if you cannot prove your claim.