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Chevy Aveo Hatchback

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  • andy_handy_h Posts: 49
    Those were original tires. They looked used but not completely gone. I think I could have 10K or 15K miles more out of those tires until that air leaked.
  • They do that on purpose. The whole idea is to say that they don't know what's wrong until you either get frustrated and give up...or you run out of your warranty and then you have no rights as a consumer under the california lemon law...even though these cars are lemons. I've had my second engine break down on me and I'm still paying on the car. I refuse to pay the payments on it anymore because I've had to put more money into the car than I've made on payments.

    I went to class action world and I am trying to start a class action suit because there was a recall on chevy aveos for the idler/timing belt problem but only for specific cars....problem is...the problem is on all of their engines for chevy aveos and they know it. We just need enough people to come forward.
  • I full on agree with you. I will not reccomend a purchase of a chevy aveo, the timing belt / idler issue is very dangerous because when the idler gets stuck at full-throttle, the timing belt snaps and your car cannot go any more. I've r..on the road that can be life threatening. I have replaced one engine so far and the second motor did the same thing to me. I had to replace the engine myself at 98,000 miles because it was no longer under warranty. I've put so much money into this car it isn't even funny and I'm done with it completely. I still owe money on the loan but it is that bad that I am going to leave it on the side of the road and wait for the loan company to reposess it. That's how extreme it is. GM will do nothing to make up for their faulty engines if you are past warranty and they like to pretend that there is nothing going on with their cars. They are dangerous.

    I contacted class action world and am interested in having others make a complaint and join in on a class action suit with GM because they are screwing people.
  • I have had nothing but problems with my chevy aveo as well.

    I will not reccomend a purchase of a chevy aveo, the timing belt / idler issue is very dangerous because when the idler gets stuck at full-throttle, the timing belt snaps and your car cannot go any more..on the road that can be life threatening. I have replaced one engine so far and the second motor did the same thing to me. I had to replace the engine myself at 98,000 miles because it was no longer under warranty. I've put so much money into this car it isn't even funny and I'm done with it completely. I still owe money on the loan but it is that bad that I am going to leave it on the side of the road and wait for the loan company to reposess it. That's how extreme it is. GM will do nothing to make up for their faulty engines if you are past warranty and they like to pretend that there is nothing going on with their cars. They are dangerous.

    I contacted class action world and am interested in having others make a complaint and join in on a class action suit with GM because they are screwing people.
  • poncho167poncho167 Posts: 1,178
    Your idler getting stuck at full throttle is a new one for this forum.
  • cjones11cjones11 Posts: 1
    Have an 05 Aveo w/76,000m to date. Base model without ABS. Lately, when started and first put into gear the brakes are not responsive for a half minute or so. The pedal gets very hard to depress and will not come to a complete stop. This is not every start but at least 3-4 out of ten. Does return to operate normal (when it wakes up) System has recently been flushed (problem existed before) and the brake h/w, drums and pads are good. Anyone else get this? Suggested repairs?
  • flaaveoflaaveo Posts: 161
    Hey all. My 2006 Aveo JUST ran out of its 3 year warranty...1 week ago! and of course, now it has its first mechanical problem! I only have 11,650 miles on it to! Maybe someone can tell me whats going on. It was running fine until this morning. I started it and it started to act tlike it was stalling, so I push on the gas pedal and it died! Usually if i do that it revs up to like 6,000, I restarted it and it revved up and down between 1,000rpm's and 200 rpms' a few times, then it stayed at the 'normal' 800 rpms that it usually goes to when it first starts and when it is warmed up, it idles at 800 rpms, it still runs smooth as silk and fast if i push the gas pedal down as I drive. But today, everytime I had to stop at a light, it would rev up and down a bit and almost stall...unless i giggled the gas pedal a few times, then it would stay running. It runs fine and takes off like a rocket, as usual, when I push on the pedal to pass or go up a hill, it still goes and has fine pickup. BUT it almost stalls when I start from a stopped position. As long as I keep it in neutral at the stop lights, and giggle the gas pedal it stays running. If i take my foot off the pedal it stays running, but when I get started to go, it almost stalls,it drops down to about 200 rpms, and then it takes off!

    I get the feeling it is one of 3 things, either a fuel pump problem, clogged injectors, or a tank of bad gas. I put about 7 gallons in it yesterday,from a station I go to nearly all the time. BUT it was running fine until I filled up yesterday. So that makes me think it is bad gas, with dirt or water in it? BUT if the gas is bad, and it clogged up the injectors, wouldnt it run bad all the time? It runs fine once I get going, it is as fast/smooth as usual.

    Below 15mph, it chugs and almost stalls, unless I giggle the gas pedal. Anyone have any ideas? Does the 50,000 mile powetrain warranty cover the fuel system? I intend to call GM tomorrow and ask them, but does anyone know what this could be IF it isnt covered? The warranty ended just 1 week ago,and it only has 11,000 miles on it! It shouldnt have this problem, and i shouldnt have to fix a problem like this. But if i do..I have put in a bottle of concentrated fuel system cleaner, hoping if it is clogged injectors this stuff might work. I doubt it will, but I have used it before and its only $8.00.

    But does anyone have any idea what the problem could be? It runs fine once i get going. It doesnt backfire or anything like that. Did i get a bad load of gas? Is it the fuel filter, that I hear is IN the gas tank...THAT is that would be VERY expensive to be replaced and i wont put in that kind of money for a repair. I'd trade it in on something else. Does anyone have any idea what it could be?
  • flaaveoflaaveo Posts: 161
    Well my car wouldnt start the next day. It ended up costing me $190 total. the repair was free! The money went to 'roadside assistance towing', from my home to the dealer, 2 miles away,loosing a days work,taking a cab to the dealership to pick uo the car...15 mins after it was towed to the dealership, it was 'fixed'! The problem was a stupid vacuum hose. and I mean the tiniest, thinnest,shortest vacuum hose on the car! That little thin tiny hose, if you can call it hose, cause it to stall and not run at all. Once I got it started ,I revved it to 6k, and it went a whopping 4mph! This tiny little hose is on the top of the engine right next to the firewall on the top of the engine and it just fell off. All they did was reconnect it and it now runs perfect! Then they tell me that they are finding out the ALL Aveos have this problem happening to them after the first year, a lot! The rubber ends just fall off the plastic part they are connected to, the vacuum hose is a hard plastic and is half as thick as spagettii, about 6in long, and it just fell off. so, yesterday it must have been FALLING off but still attached,since it ran...but then it fell off completely and it would run for anything. My warranty JUST ended like 2 weeks ago, and this happened.
    Luckily it was a 'free' fix. But IF it had been a costly repair,GM said they would have paid for it or paid up to 99% of it, since I have such low miles, and that my warranty had just run out, and they have a 'payment assistance program', I didnt know about that...did any of you?? That helps people pay for costly repairs. Anyway, a stupid tiny vacuum hose, that fell off cause all this havoc! I can only imgine what happens when something BIG goes wrong! Wow!
  • yngwieyngwie Posts: 16
    Anyone notice in Chevy's print and television ads the Aveo is nowhere to be found. I wonder why. Any thoughts?
  • grace4evergrace4ever Posts: 30
    I agree. I have never seen them advertised and when I was looking for a small car to buy I just happen to stumble on the Aveo. I had never heard of it and assumed it was a "new" chevy model when in fact the dealer said it had been out since 2004. What a surprise! I did buy one but still have never heard of any advertising of it. crazy
  • andy_handy_h Posts: 49
    Well, GM is kind of broke.
  • laserbluelaserblue Posts: 313
    I'm thinking of buying a 2009 or 2010 Aveo 5.
    I'm in my 50's and all or children are moved out.
    How does this car handle on the highway?
    In the snow?
    Is it powerful enough for luggage and such for a cross country trip? (new-york state - - - california) I have to cross the rockies.
    I've never owned a car before only vans and S.U.V.'s
    I want something economical, dependable and safe.
    I need help and advice with my decision.
    Thank you!
  • lynet_roblynet_rob Posts: 4
    Well, I have had my Aveo now for almost 4 years and it has served me really well! I have a very basic model. I have almost put on 110 000km so far and alllllllll I do is travel in it. The fuel consumption is amazingly light.
    I live in Calgary, Canada, so, driving in snow (and through the Canadian Rockies) is something I can totally attest to. As long as you have a good set of winter tires, you are fine. Not one accident/near miss to date (touch wood). The trunk is kinda tiny, but you can always put the back seats down and pack to your hearts content. I have moved 4 times, using my car as my moving truck. lol. I actually folded the back seats down and fitted a patio table and 4 chairs in there. It was impressive really!! The interior is very spacious, even thought it seems small from the outside. No problem with tall people knocking their heads on the roof or anything like that. Sometimes in windy conditions it is a little sketch, as the car is really light and if there is a big enough gust, you really feel it. Or like a big semi passing by...but, not like you are gonna fly off the road or anything, you can just fill it pull a bit.
    All in all, i think it is the ideal economical, dependable and safe car.
    My car is paid off next year and I have no intention of replacing it! I have only had a few minor repairs that I had to make on it. Just make sure you watch the warranty program correctly, and you will have no problems.
    Good luck. You cant really go wrong.
  • yngwieyngwie Posts: 16
    I have a 07 Aveo 5 and I love it. Living in the Philly subuebs there is not alot of snow experience to speak of,but the car drives well and is roomier than it appears. My last 2 cars were Crown Victoria's so I really down sized. I drive about 75% highway and my fuel mpg's are averaging 33 mph! I call this car "McDonald's" because I'm Loving it!
  • laserbluelaserblue Posts: 313
    Thank you (lynet_rob)

    Calgary...what a nice place, we went there in 1980 for the "Stampede" and my brother in law lives in Red Deer and also lived in Olds. He might work in Fort McMurray next year.
    I was born and still living in Ottawa, Ontario.
    We are planning a trip with friends from Albany N.Y. to California next year (each our own car) but I'm looking forward to buying a new car before leaving.
    I like the Aveo but what bothers me a bit is crossing the Rockies. with a 1.6 L engine. Will it be powerful enough?

    By what you said in your post... guess so.

    Thank you!
  • laserbluelaserblue Posts: 313
    Could owners of a Aveo 5 describe how they felt and how it went on a road trip.
    How long was your trip?
    Type of road travelled?
    How does this Aveo 5 performed in the mountains? (Appalachians, Rockies or steep hills).
    On a long stretch of highway?
  • laserbluelaserblue Posts: 313
    My dealer told me that the 2009 Aveo's 1.6 L. engine has 108 h/p compared to 103 h/p in the 2008 models.
    Does 5 h/p bring a big difference in a car?
    I might buy one but I'm still wondering.
    I only do city commuting but I take 1 long vacation trip every year crossing the Appalachians or the Rockies.
    Would this car be powerful enough to cross those steep mountains?
  • sevenseassevenseas Posts: 44
    In 2006 I took a 3-week vacation through the Rocky Mountains. My journey crossed seven states. I flew to Denver and rented the Aveo Sedan. I put 3200 miles on the car, so I got a very good impression of its virtues.

    First, seat comfort was excellent. I have a bad back and had no problems throughout the trip. Fuel economy was a solid 40 mpg. At times in Colorado I had to climb some very steep grades and have to say the car struggled. And my vacation was a solo trip (cant imagine how worse it would have been with additional passengers/weight). But taxing the engine wasnt that common and overall it had enough power for most situations.

    I plan on replacing my car within the next 6 months. So I have had a chance to check out the the current Aveo hatchback. Definate improvement over the older model I drove. But I actually like the Hyundai Elantra Touring better and it may be my next purchase.
  • laserbluelaserblue Posts: 313
    My wife and I are thinking of trading our 2005 Equinox for a new Aveo 5
    Any advice before I make my move?
    I really don't know if I should because once it's done it's to late.
    Could you tell me what you like or dislike about your Aveo?
    Thank You!
  • yngwieyngwie Posts: 16
    Well,
    I have a 2007 Aveo 5 with a manual tranny and I really love it. I traded in a 1999 Ford Crown Vic,so I really downsized. I find the Aveo roomier than one would think. I drive about 60 miles a day back and forth to work(about75%) highway and average 33 mph! Droppes a Kenwood cd player and Sirius sat. radio in it and I'm lovin' it. 30,000 miles and so far no problems.
    Cheers,
    Steve
  • laserbluelaserblue Posts: 313
    If you had to start all over again, would you still buy an Aveo?
    If so, Why?
    If not, Why?
  • I have a 2007 Aveo sedan, LT trim level. Overall, we are very happy with the car. There are a couple of minor design issues, but as far as performance, it never skips a beat. One of my favorite things about the car is how easy it is to maneuver and park it. It is good on gas but not as good as I thought, but with the newer models this may be improved. The cupholders need to be updated. Currently they are the "pop out" kind and are not very sturdy. If you drink canned sodas then you are in business. They fit perfectly. Anything bigger than that...well....good luck. I hope they design a better console with a storage compartment at the driver's elbow and built-in cupholders.

    There are tons of cool features. Sunroof, awesome stereo with 6 speakers and controls on the steering wheel, cruise, 6 disc cd in dash, fog lamps, power everything, etc etc. Good luck. I will probably trade in the next year or so for an Aveo 5.
  • laserbluelaserblue Posts: 313
    Does someone heard of any changes or "spy pics" for the 2010 Aveo 5?
    I'd like to know if there's any major changes for the 2010 model.
  • lennyolennyo Posts: 3
    Greetings from hot and sunny Guam.

    I had to replace the tire pressure sensor due to the fact the the guy who changed my tire broke it. But the "low pressure" light on the dash board will not go out. How do I reset it?

    2008 Aveo hatchback

    Thanks

    Lenny
  • andy_handy_h Posts: 49
    My Aveo is a 2006 model, loaded to the max. I love my Aveo. The new Aveo with the same loaded options costs over 19K. I don't think so.
  • I have a 2006 Pontiac Wave (which is the Canada-only version of Aveo). I like my car so far.

    The 50,000 km (30k mile) mark is coming up. The manual recommended the following things:

    - replace passenger compartment air filter
    - engine air filter
    - replace spark plugs
    - coolant flush
    - change brake fluid
    - inspect a whole whack of things; and
    - the usual oil change, tire roation etc.

    All this for regular driving, not "short trips".

    I don't recall doing all this at 50 k (30k miles) for any of my cars. Googling reveals that spark plug replacement is because this car uses copper core spark plugs whereas most GM cars use platinum ones.

    Is it just me, or does the maintenance demands seem a bit much?

    - sandy.
  • I didn't do all of that and my Aveo ran perfect with no problem. I did change my engine air filter when it was dirty. You can get it at Walmart, it is cheap. At 60K miles, I did change my spark plugs. They were good, but I want the most expensive ones (still inexpensive) for more power and better mpg.
  • Thanks andy_h. Since I posted my question, my car had a hiccup. The key got stuck in the ignition. There are serveral questions/comments in similar issues with aveos, so, this seems to be a common problem. It turned out to be a faulty selenoid switch that controls the shifter.

    All the aggravation leads me to jus follow the preventive maintenance schedule to the letter. A stalled car in my situation is very problematic. (lost work hours and so on). I'm thinking now that the savings in this case may not be worth the aggravation.

    - sandyr.
  • My wife and I are planning a cross country trip this summer with a 2009 Aveo 5 (Syracuse N.Y. to Reno Nevada).
    We are crossing the Rocky Mountains in the state of Colorado.
    Is the Aveo 5 with its 1.6 L., 4 cylinder, 106 h/p engine, automatic transmission strong enough to do this or I might get myself in trouble doing it? (overheating, transmission/engine problems) ect...
    Any advice would be appreciated by anyone or drivers/owners who drove the Rocky Mountains.
    Thank You!
  • I have the same car as you, practically new. If you haven't had any problems with it until now I can't imagine why it wouldn't be dependable.

    About 35 years ago I drove a carbureted car across the Rockies and back. The worst aspect is that at very high altitudes the air is much thinner, and that affected the carb mixture (slow, sluggish performance). The car ran perfectly again after I returned to sea level. However, on modern cars such as yours virtually everything is electronically controlled. I would imagine the computer will compensate for the variation in the air/fuel mixture requirement, so performance might not be affected at all.
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