really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,431 miles

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problem #5

May 012009

Aveo 4-cyl

  • 51,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Aveo. While driving approximately 65 mph, the contact stated that the vehicle would continue to maintain speed for miles as pressure was removed from the accelerator pedal. The contact stated that the failure would recur at any speed. The vehicle also stalled approximately fifty times without warning. In addition, the vehicle would decelerate independently, the rpms would fluctuate and the vehicle would jerks forward erratically without warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who discovered that while the transmission was in neutral, the tires would continue to spin excessively on without depressing the accelerator pedal. The mechanic was unable to diagnose or repair the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 51,000. Updated 6/8/11 the consumer stated the case was closed. 06/13/11

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #4

Aug 122010


  • 36,000 miles
I bought this 2007 Chevy Aveo brand new with only 9 miles on it. After I put about 33,000 miles the A/C went out... on a brand new car! then the console with the shifters lights went out, blinkers would stop blinking and just stay green. I went to start my car at 10pm and it wouldn't start it acted like it was going to be then kept clicking. So I jumped it and drove around to charge the battery. I had the battery tested and they said everything was fine. Go back and the next morning it doesn't start again, all I got was a clicking sound when trying to start the car. I took it to a mechanic and he said that it could be the starter or the alternator and that I should pay to get them both tested and replaced if needed. There has got to be some type of a recall if I google it and everyone has the same electrical and engine problems. There is no way that a 3 year old car should be needing major A/C repairs, electrical, and engine repairs so soon. Please please please look into this!!

- Yorktown, VA, USA

problem #3

Oct 042008


  • miles
I bought my Aveo new. At only 6,000 miles the master cylinder failed and 5,000 miles later the brake booster failed and I crashed--the air bags did not deploy. GM would fixed the brake booster but not the damage to my car! at 13,000 miles the brake drums needed to be re-surfaced, the brake rotors needed to be cut, and I had to get new brake pads--again GM would not fix it and made me pay for it. At 16,000 miles the air bag sensor for the passenger failed. At 18,000 miles the gas gauge failed and the shifter got stuck in park, and the cruise control would work on and off. At 20,000 miles the all four tires needed to be replaced. Around this time, gas mileage dipped to about 19-21mpg, but GM couldn't figure out why. At 30,000 miles I had to get new rotors and brake pads--again I had to pay for it even though they are wearing out prematurely. At 35,000 miles the transmission started to shift hard so GM recommended I change the transmission fluid at a cost $450 because the fluid has a special additive that is shipped from Korea! at 44,000 miles the engine died--more like blew up. GM said that it is my fault for letting it run too hot, though I had no warning from any gauges, lights, ect... again I had to fix it even though I had the 100,000 mile warranty. At 48,000 miles the A/C needed to be overhauled--I had to pay for it. At 52,000 miles I hit a deer and again the air bags did not deploy. The insurance company junked it. Absolutely without a doubt in my mind the worst car I have ever owned. GM should be sued for this car. They do not honor the warranty at all. The service departments treated me with disrespect. A couple of dealers refused to even accept my car for repair. The car is very scary to drive and not safe at all. With all the money I spent fixing the car plus my car payment each month, I could have easily purchased a BMW instead. GM is absolutely the worst folks to deal with. Never again will I buy or support anything from GM.

- Ashburn, VA, USA

problem #2

Jun 302007

Aveo 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Aveo. The vehicle has been failing ever since it was purchased. While driving between 35-70 mph, the contact smells something burning. The contact left the vehicle at the dealer on four occasions for repair, but no work was ever performed. The road conditions were dry and sunny at the time of the incident. Occasionally, while driving 40 mph, the vehicle will not switch gears and the cruise control does not operate properly. The headlights turn on and off without the vehicle turned on. The automatic door locks no longer work and the contact has to use her key to enter the vehicle. After locking the doors, they sometimes do not open from within the passenger compartment. The contact carries a hammer in the vehicle in case she has to break the windows to enter the vehicle. The current mileage was 5,080 and failure mileage was 56. Updated 5/30/08 the air bag light stayed on, the trunk lid would pop open while the consumer was driving, the driver side door would open as well, the transmission had a strange roaring sound and it was also hard to upshift and downshift, the odometer would jump forward on its own when it was parked and then restarted, the horn would blow on its own when no one was in the vehicle. Updated 05/30/08

- Cookville, TN, USA

problem #1

Oct 312007

Aveo 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles
Rear wiper motor makes very loud vibration noise; replaced under warranty front headlamp had condensation inside; replaced under warranty. Rear wiper blade no longer contacted rear window; replaced under warranty. Clock quit working, then worked only intermittently, resetting at 1:00; replaced under warranty. Radio quit working; replaced under warranty. RPM surges during upshift with poor fuel economy (26-27 average); dealer not able to diagnose.

- Ann Arbor, MI, USA