14th Aug 2007, 09:55
I have a 2006 Chevy Aveo and it is been in to the shop 7 times in the 13 months we have owned it, brand new. The first 2 times was because the check engine light would not come off, the 3rd was because the shifter was stuck in park (the Chevy dealership said they had never seen this problem before) and they replaced the entire shifter, the 4th time the airbag light was on and the shifter was malfunctioning again, 5th time the airbag light was back on again and shifter still malfunctioning, 6th-7th time the entire airbag system was replaced and the shifter was replaced again.
The day we got it back the shifter stuck again. We have our certified letter ready and are about to start the Lemon Law process. We will never buy a Chevy again.
20th Aug 2007, 18:24
I bought a Chevrolet Aveo 3 years ago and it has 65,000 miles on it. The timing belt broke on it and destroyed the entire engine. It has been almost 2 months now and we are still working with the dealership to get it fixed. The dealership indicated that it would cost 5,000 to fix and they would help with 3,000 of this. I was just informed by another dealership that they just came out with a recall on the timing belt. I have not found any more information on this. I have never experienced anything like this before with a car.
30th Aug 2007, 15:14
There is a recall on the timing belt! I only found out about it when I brought my car in to get a headlight replaced (and no one in the entire metro area had one at their store)..They recommend that you get the timing belt changed between 40 and 55,000 miles.. and CLAIM that they will pay for the part, and you pay for the labor... Guys that know cars say that this isWAYYYY to early to get a timing belt...BUT..I am going to do it.. cause it's a crap piece of car and I don't want the $$ that some of you have already had to pay for.
I'm also told that I have to get the tie rod whole system fixed for 900! 900? The car is a 2004...and I think if I tried to trade the car in..it'd be worth about 3000.. This is crazy!
Guy at the fix it place said that any car you get for under $10,000, will cost you mucho money into it...
5th Sep 2007, 01:47
Replace sway bar bushings twice as per bulletin. Replace lower control arms, replace both stab shaft insulators. replace steering rack. Replace lower control arm bushings. Update PCM calibrations. It is in the shop again!!! Nearing the 60000km and I am getting really concerned as the warranty is running out. A dealership is trying very hard to please us, they are following up and dealing with these issues when they come up. A service manager suggested to us that it might be a good idea to let this vehicle go. I owe more than it is worth. I would be interested in any feedback...help.
5th Sep 2007, 16:34
To the party who posted on 5 Sep: ditch the car. These things are built by Daewoo in Korea and we all know how well their cars last (in general).
Whether or not GM management and ownership have done anything for Daewoo's lackluster track record insofar as durability and longevity of vehicles remains to be seen, but why make yourself the guinea pig?
21st Sep 2007, 08:51
I am also having the squeaking problem, I have been told by the dealer it is the struts leaking and it will be about $700 to fix, he said I have got a few more miles before it gets "soft" so I can wait, maybe I will trade it in before that haha other than that no problems at 65000 miles, I put 20000 on it in 2 months traveling the whole usa! Sounds like it is just a matter of time.
3rd Nov 2007, 08:19
I can relate to just about every negative comment in this forum.
I have a 04 Aveo and LOVED it when I first got it. Until the backseat seatbelts messed up luckily that was a recall and got it fixed a few days after purchase. I got an oil change every 3k miles, without fail. Replaced my tires at 30k. I took very good car of my little Aveo.
I started having problems around 50k. I was moving across the states (VA TO KY) and the son of a b- broke down on me in Maryland leaving me stranded. I thought I can out of gas, but it turns out the timing belt broke. I was towed from AAA (luckily) to a small town and stayed in a hotel for $100 a night while this POS got checked out. The dealer wanted to give me a deal because he saw my situation (car full of everything I owned with my 8.5lb dog stranded with this car).
Timing belt broke my pistons which killed the engine. He would replace the everything for $6k. HAHHAH I owed $3k on it. I hate this car. Another junk dealer put a used engine in for half that and I didn't get the car for another month. Luckily before that my father came and picked myself and my dog up from Maryland with all my crap and took me to my new apartment.
My check engine light is on, but the mechanic said it will be and that's OK (YEAH RIGHT). My breaks squeak constantly, my wheel squeaks when I turn and most recently as of last night, it wouldn't shift out of park. Luckily, my best friend's dad is a mechanic and told me what to do.
I hate this car. I hate this car so much I want to just forget about the $2000 I have left to pay, burn it, and urinate on it. I hate the Aveo. NEVER buy an Aveo, no matter what. Spend the extra $50 a month in payments and get a Honda or Toyota or something else foreign.
Do not buy an Aveo.
9th Nov 2007, 16:41
I've got a 2002 Daewoo Lanos, kinda the Aveo's predecessor.
Almost 60,000 miles on it, and a timing belt kit ready to go in it next week. (I'm not going to let it go any more than 60K!)
I've used one set of brake pads, a set of front wheel bearings, and one spark plug misfire fixed by the dealer (under warranty).
Best thing is, I paid $6995.00 new. Car had CD/Cassette radio, automatic tranny, and A/C.. All of which still work fine.
Seems like there was something lost in the translation from Daewoo to Chevy...
14th Aug 2007, 09:44
I have a 2005 Chevy Aveo with 80,000 miles on it have not had any issues. I drive the car around 170 miles a day. I replaced the front tires at 70,000 and I plan on driving it to 200,000 miles.
My friend has the same year as mine and he has 90,000 on it and he as done nothing, but change the oil.
I love the car and it is great buy for the price.