20th Jul 2007, 00:18
I have a 2004 Aveo, and my air bag light stays on and I can't get it to go out.
1st Aug 2007, 19:04
I agree entirely with all previous notes. I leased a 2004 Aveo Hatchback standard shift, lease will be up early next year. To date, dash clock module has been changed once and has now gone on the fritz again, brakes continually squeal, apparently an inherent problem with the Aveo. They work quite well and do not squeal if you have to brake suddenly, mostly when you feather the brakes slowing down to make a turn. Tire wear seems to be a problem, had timing belt changed which is an expensive repair, water pump was changed at same time. Road handling is excellent on pavement, not so good on gravel roads which we have a lot of.
All in all I must say I like my Aveo almost as much as my 1990 Sprint. Now that was a car!
20th Aug 2007, 10:27
I just bought my Aveo on Friday. It's Monday and it is already back at the dealership where I bought it. It seems to be impossible to shift sometimes (it's an automatic) and it pulls to the right. They tell me they can't find any problems with it, but from what I have already read here, the alignment thing seems to be a problem. Help! What can I do, and what can I expect in the future?
9th Sep 2007, 20:41
We have a 2004 Aveo, 50.000 miles, three sets of tires, one set of rims, two new front axles, keyless entry has never worked. I am currently trying to change the timing belt myself, and just found out that no manual is available to consumers, suspension problems, engine problems, but hey the clock still works.
21st Sep 2007, 02:40
I just purchased a 2004 Aveo. I wish I had seen this page before I bought it. I have the alignment problem and the clock doesn't stay on all of the time. I will say though I dont find it lacking in power. 104 hp and still I burst away. maybe its just the way I drive...
24th Sep 2007, 09:11
I have an 04 Aveo, I've had it for over 3 years, the only problem that I have had is that my brake lights quit working today,..besides that, it has been a great car.
8th Oct 2007, 19:58
I have Aveo LT 2007 with 6k miles (all freeway) and the only problem I've had is that it does pull to the right, and between 40mph-45mph and 55 it shakes... very odd.
The horsepower from this is strange from time to time. Sometimes it feels like it has the power, and other times it does not.
Gas - I get between 240 - 300 miles per tank and always the same gas; 87 from Shell. To me it seems that it does waste a lot of gas.
Hope this helps.
10th Oct 2007, 09:02
I have a 2004 Chevy Aveo with about 60,000 miles on it. For some reason my gear will not shift out of Park! I have to use the 'shift lock gear' slot to unlock the gears. Is this a common problem?
10th Oct 2007, 11:59
I have a 2004 Chev Aveo; bought it new in 2004. I have roughly 120,000km (75,000 miles) and it has been an "OK" car. Many things went wrong with the car during the warranty period; thank goodness, as it was covered. Front left and right control arms were replaced (loud "creeky" noise which came from them). Clock in hot weather resets itself. Two sets of tires later, (they seem to wear quickly) even when rotating your tires. I just had the timing belt and timing belt spring replaced, which was a nice $1000.00 job. Now I seem to have the front end "creeking" noise again. Seems like after 100,000km (60,000 miles) things seem to start to go on this car. A very economical car on gas, but with all these repairs that I seem to be running into, my savings on the gas are going to be spent quickly.
23rd Nov 2007, 11:21
2004 Chevy Aveo purchased three months ago with 80,000 miles on it. Recently we replaced the timing belt which failed causing bent push rods etc. The timing belt broke causing the idler gear and timing gear to strip out. The components have plastic teeth on them not all metal. The result of that it was cheaper to replace the entire engine with a used one that had 40,000 miles on it. We put a new timing belt idler and timing gear on it to prevent the same scenario again. The trans pump went out during this repair and had to have the transmission rebuilt. I did not take it to a dealership because I didn't want the run around as is typically the case with any brand located in any state. Dealerships are not reliable places that want to resolve your mechanical problems they just want your money at the highest hourly rate possible. I know this from driving for 25 years having owned several new vehicles and brands and they are all the same! Back to the Aveo the $5,000 that it cost me for the above mentioned repairs was nearly the used purchase price initially. We have had other problems such as opening the manual door locks on the pasenger and driver side last night and now the doors don't shut. We have to let it defrost in the garage now and treat this new problem. Over all had I done my homework I would have bought any other car rather than this one. The amount of information on the same power train and mechanical issues on the internet proves this car is not designed well nor is is worth any amount of money it is lemon in every aspect! Don't, buy it and get rid of it if you own it unless you like throwing your money away and insisting it is still a good car!
25th Nov 2007, 10:08
We have a 2004 Aveo Hatchback (5-door) with E-Tech II 1.6L DOHC 103 HP engine and 4-speed Automatic Transmission. The car has 45,000 miles.
Only minor issues so far, fixed by dealer after about three visits.
I am interested in learning if others have had problems with the original equipment tire rims?
Lately we purchased a set of 4 tires (Bridge-stone Potenza G009, P-185/60, R-14 82h) to replace the worn original equipment tires. We have had no problems with the tires or tire rims to this point and wear was normal with 45,000 miles.
However, within days of replacing the tires we had a series of front tires blowouts as a result of the sidewall coming off the rim at low speeds. We purchased two new tire rims, thinking that the new tires would not seal properly on the old rims on the front.
The problem occurred twice within a few days each with a new driver side front tire on an old rim, in good weather, at low speed (less than 30 MPH). I looked at the rims and to the eye, they looked slightly out of round. Mind you, they worked fine with the old tires. Also, the new tires and old rims seem to work fine on the rear.
I have placed the new tires and the new rims on the front wheels. My current thinking is that the problem is with the rims furnished as original equipment on the Aveo (poor, under-strength steel rims going out of round), as the new tires seem to get very good reviews.
I will let you know how the two new rims (at $220.00 each) on the front perform with the new tires in the next few weeks.
Anyone with similar tire – rim issues?