fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,699 miles

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problem #9

Aug 092012


  • 87,000 miles
We purchased this car from a used car dealership this year. The rear seat belts don't extend or retract. There was a safety recall issued on October 15, 2004 (recall # 04V407000). Chevrolet's recall center has told me it's no longer their responsibility to repair the rear seat belts, because although this is a passenger safety concern, this recall item is now in a, "closed" status. My questions is, "really""! defective passenger seat belts are no longer Chevy's responsibility after a certain time period" please look into this and please advise me as to what my rights are as a Chevy owner.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #8

May 122005


  • miles
NHTSA campaign number: 04V407000 both side seat belts in back still locked and non working after repair. Repair only worked temporarily now they do not work again. Repairing did not fix problem. GM refuses to fix correctly.

- Broken Arrow, OK, USA

problem #7

May 162008


  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Aveo. The contact stated that the rear passenger seat belts were locked in position, and remained locked at all times. The manufacturer stated that they would not repair the seat belts because his VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 04V407000 (seat belts:rear). The failure mileage was 30,000.

- Anchorage, AK, USA

problem #6

Sep 152006

Aveo 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,304 miles
: the contact stated the rear seat belt retractor locked in place. No passenger could be buckled on the far left or right of the rear seat. A NHTSA recall, # 04V407000 was performed on the vehicle concerning, the seat belts: Rear however, the recall did not remedy the problem. The dealership would not offer a second repair under the recall.

- Lilburn, GA, USA

problem #5

Nov 092005

Aveo 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
Recall 04069 2004 Chevy Aveo. I called service at andean Chevy(cumming ga) to schedule this recall work. I dropped the car off in the morning and picked the car up that evening. When I picked up the car at no time did anyone ever mention to me that the recall work was not complete. This is a seat belt issue. Why was I allowed to bring in a car for a recall when the part was not in stock? andean knew exactly why the appointment was scheduled. Rather than be up front and tell me the work was not done, they allowed me to drive away thinking the work was complete, thereby giving me the impression the car was safe and seat belt worked.

- Cumming, GA, USA

problem #4

Oct 042004

Aveo 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 20 mph vehicle stalled. Consumer was able to restart vehicle. Also, rear seat belt malfunctioned, it did not retract.

- Homewood, AL, USA

problem #3

Oct 112004


  • Manual transmission
  • 7,989 miles
The gas cap broke weeks after purchasing the vehicle. The consumer was unable to remove the gas cap to fill the tank. The dealer stated that the spring broke.. the dealer took it off so that the consumer could place gas in the tank. The consumer was unable to get another cap because the dealer was unable to obtain one. The right rear passenger seat belt retractor was defective and a recall was issued, however no parts were available. NHTSA recall 04V407000.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #2

Sep 202004


  • miles
Consumer stated that when getting into vehicle and sitting in the back seat and when putting the seat belt on there was no way to adjust the seat belt. Instead the seat belt kept getting tighter and tighter. Consumer took vehicle to the dealer, and they claimed there was nothing that they could do. This was very uncomfortable for persons riding in the rear of vehicle.

- Fort Collins, CO, USA

problem #1

Aug 272004

Aveo 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Both rear seat belts were not working. Vehicle was taken to the dealership, who indicated to the consumer that they didn't have any responsibility for the seat beltd due to consumer misuse of the sea tbelts.

- Stafford, TX, USA