27th Nov 2006, 13:32

To the November 25th poster, the Suzuki Swift and the Chevy Aveo are not the same car and share no parts in common.

To the November 27th poster, the Aveo should have a 5 year/60K powertrain warranty, but you will have to provide proof that you followed the owner's manual as far as maintenance. If you only had one oil change in 41,000 miles then they'll say you're at fault, even if there was no connection between the belt and oil changes.

That said, timing belts should be replaced 60K or 90K depending on car, so there is virtually not way it should have "normally' broke unless it was abused - GM should admit the part was defective.

7th Jan 2007, 20:35

I am an owner of a 2004 Chevy Aveo. I currently have a little over 40k miles on it.

I can relate to the squeaking when going over bumps. I have spoken to the dealer about it, but had not had them do anything. I have also experienced a delay in the car starting - only once or twice though. I was abot 30 miles before my warranty expired so I took it in to be looked at. The dealership said that they did not find anything wrong with it - that I could try changing the air filter or something along the lines of an engine ignition flush out.

I changed the air filter myself (it was quite dirty) and have not had problems since (fingers crossed). I did not have the engine flush out because the dealership was not too confident as to the root of the problem, and it was only a suggestion. I decided not to take the $100+ suggestion.

I want to post because I have had a problem with my keyless entry/alarm. A while back when I would lock my car, it would beep. Then one day it stopped beeping when I would lock it. Now, 8 out of 10 times when I lock my car and it beeps, shortly after my car alarm goes off. I looked in the owner's manual and I could not find any remedy to fix this problem. I thought that maybe there was a combination of button pushing that would change wither or not the car would beep when I locked it. Again, no information along these lines were presented in the manual.

If anyone knows of anything like this- I would appreciate feedback. Does anyone know if this could be the result of a low battery on my key?


23rd Jan 2007, 01:49

I have a 2004 Chevy Aveo which I bought in Feb 04, after owning a Chevy Sprint for 8 years with absolutely no problems to speak of. I loved my new little Aveo, even if it did have some minor flaws... the radio died, fog lamp burned and melted the housing, electrical problems. They replace the radio and I still have issues with the clock resetting itself every one in a while. That was minor. I now have 71,000 km on the car, mostly highway. After the warranty expired at 60,000, the head gasket went. Then the timing belt. Now the inner tie rod is gone and I can't buy a used inner tie rod anywhere, I have to buy the whole rack and pinion!!! I've had to replace the tires at about 50000kms, which I thought was normal, and the brakes are just about ready to be done. But my mechanic says to get rid of it NOW!!! I still have 2 years left of payments and I feel ripped off!!! I have maintained it, but not all through GM, I use my own mechanic for oil changes and such. Also there are now about 4 recalls on this vehicle. I also have problems with the transmission (cleaned the filter, that helped a little). It runs high and doesn't want to change gears, as a result I get very crappy gas mileage, nothing close to what I should be getting. I miss my Sprint!!!

30th Jan 2007, 00:22


I just want to say I have an '05 Aveo LS - all I've done so far is rotate the tires and change the oil, and besides a new headlight, NO problems. I bought it used certified at 28,000 miles in May 2006 from Jimmie Johnson Kearny Mesa Chevrolet. I deliver pizzas and flowers in it almost all day, and now have 59,000 miles on it. I'm about to get the timing belt changed.

13th Feb 2007, 11:21

I have a 2005 Chevy Aveo and loved the car up until this past week. It has just around 30,000 miles. on it. I've had it towed twice this week. The first time the dealership said they could find nothing wrong after it simply died on me going down the road. The dealership gave it back to me saying it was good to go and then it died again about 2 hours from home. Now at a dealership 2 hours from me, they called today saying they think it's the MAP sensor. So I decided to google MAP sensor and found this page... reading these comments want to make me trade it in once it's fixed, but I don't want to take out a negative loan on another new car.

2nd Apr 2007, 04:57

I have 2006. Aveo with 1.2S engine and it is been 9 times by dealer. They have changed oxygen sensor, ECU and again yellow lamp (engine check) is on! Dealers from Hugary said be patient please, here in Bosnia dealer say I have to wait...

I like to replace this car or sell it soon as possible.

3rd Apr 2007, 10:21

I bought a 2005 exactly one year ago. I got into an wreck on 2-7-07. Now prior to that it wasn't making any noise and it there weren't any lights on. My car was taken to a GM certified colison center in Milwaukee Wisconsin. I was called and told my car was all fixed. The day I pick it up it was making a whining noise and the check engine light was on. It took the dealership over 1 week to get the parts in and 2days after the parts arrived to contact me to let me know. Prior to the parts being ordered I was told the noise was the altenator. Then I was told it's the power steering. And the light had to do with some computer chip by the gas tank and none of these problems were due to the wreck. It wasn't even a wreck the front bumper was torn off and the hood dented a little bit, but that's it! I'm going to wrap this up by saying I will never by a GM car again!!! No just cause of this incident, but also the dealerships treated me like CRAP!!! They were nice when I was inquiring, but since I have one now I'm just an everyday JOE! My parents, husband, and inlaws have Toyota's, Acura's, Lexus, and BMW's and no matter what dealership they go to they get the utter most respect! I can't wait to get that!!!

21st Apr 2007, 16:09

I bought a 05 aveo one month ago with only 31000 miles on it and already the clutch is gone and the chevy dealership does not know if it is covered by the warranty with only 32980 miles on it. The speakers stink and the brakes squeal as well. I have 5 years of payments on this and I am not sure whether or not to just let the finance company take it and deal with it.