2004 Daewoo Kalos SX notchback from Malta - Comments

22nd Dec 2004, 08:44

I have had a Kalos since September. Its excellent only a slight squeak coming from the rear seat area any one any ideas?

27th Jan 2005, 16:20

I bought a Kalos in Nov 2004 and I haven't had any issues or problems with it so far. I am due to get the new Chevrolet in March with the transformer deal because of the new name. The dealer that I used has been great so far.

19th Apr 2005, 10:59

I live in the U.S., and have the Chevrolet Aveo, which is the American model of the Daewoo Kalos. Mine is a 2005, with the manual transmission, and I too have the problem with the annoying "clunk" when stepping on and off of the clutch. Did you get any news as to what that is? Any info. is helpful, as mine is going in again with only 1,500 miles on it for the same irratating clunking in the clutch. The car is very nice otherwise. They told me the last time when I took it in for this noise that it is a "normal" operation. I also have the squeaking noise in the back seat area. Any information is appreciated!!

30th Apr 2005, 04:58

I too experience a squeaking noise. Have recently had the car serviced (15.000 km) and was told that it was caused by the suspension. The dealer made no attempts at correcting the problem which tends to make me believe it's a common phenomenon.

21st Oct 2005, 23:17

I own a Chevrolet Aveo which is a 2004. I had the clutch noise which sounded like a spring popping, but it went away with time. I have over 75,000 miles on mine and I believe that it is a break in period for the clutch action. Driven daily for about 300 miles I am very satisfied with my Aveo and will get another next year.

31st Dec 2005, 09:09

I bought a Kalos in May 2003 and my biggest gripe with the car is the fuel consumption. I am not sure how big the fuel tank is, but I am really lucky if I can squeeze 310 miles out of it on a long journey, and normal running around town driving well the less said the better. The only problem I have had with the car is that the airbag warning light has stayed on in two separate occasions. This was rectified at my service intervals and so far this year it has not re-appeared. I have never experienced any of the mechanical problems that have been mentioned on this page. I wouldn't buy another Kalos simply because of the amount of fuel it uses which is a shame because it is a lovely little car.

26th Oct 2006, 21:07

I own a 2006 Chevy AVEO and have had problems with the air bag light coming on. Last week I had a very bad wreck and the airbags did not deploy. GM worked on the car when the light activated. Has anyone had this problem.

22nd Jan 2007, 17:38

I have a 2004 Chevy Aveo 5. This vehicle has been nothing, but problems for me. I have only 45,000 km's on the vehicle and my service history includes; valve job, transmission control module, cylinder head, ac compressor, entire rear suspension... you get the point, the list goes on. I am back and forth to the dealership at least once a month. I am currently in contact with GM head office. I'm seriously hoping they can offer me something to keep me as a GM customer.

21st Feb 2008, 07:38

I have a 2005 Chevrolet Kalos 1.4 sx that has an engine cut out problem. I have had it back to the dealer who reset the engine management system. The fault has re-occurred (especially in cold weather). I am monitoring the situation before contacting the dealer again. Incidentally, this car also has rear suspension squeak and rear seat rattle like some of it's Daewoo versions.

7th Apr 2008, 04:06

I have a 2005 Chevrolet Kalos 1.4 sx.

In 2006 the engine cuts out / stalls in the morning just after setting off. I took it back to the dealer who reset the engine management system. The fault has re-occurred (especially in cold weather).

They had to replace all the valves!!

2 years later and the same problem is occurring again! and is just 2 months out of warranty.

I have had the front and back suspension arms changes 3 times now and I have only done 17,000 miles.

24th Apr 2008, 04:38

We had engine problems with a Kalos Auto 1.4 SX in 2005/6 which also had the engine cut out problems. The dealer replaced the valves under warranty, after about 6 months the problem reoccurred. As my wife loved the car we decided to replace it with another, so we bought a brand new one in September 2006 thinking that lightning doesn't strike twice! but it does. Our current Kalos 1.4 SX auto has done 13,000 miles and the engine troubles have stated all over again. As the car is still under warranty I'm hoping there will be a fix, but I'm not so sure there is or confident that it can be. It could soon be bye bye Kalos but I would not buy a third one.

19th Jun 2008, 17:15

Bought my Kalos 1.2 se 56 plate (registered Sept 2006) last May, and had nothing but problems with it since then. Here is a list of what's gone wrong so far:

1. Lost headlights and brake lights due to a faulty relay switch.

2. The digital clock on the dashboard was constantly going out.

3. The linkage spring from the gearstick snapped, and the gear lever was not responsive when either in neutral or in gear; it feels as if it's doing it again, so will have to have it checked.

4. Had a problem with the thermostat that caused the car to overheat

5. Also sometimes the steering feels very light, so just about to take it back to the dealership to have that checked in the next day or so.

To be honest I've had no problems getting it fixed at the dealership, but a car that's not even 2 years old and 13.5k miles on the clock, should not have been in to get fixed 4 times; 5 shortly.

John Thompson

Motherwell.

Scotland.

The car has only done 13500 miles, and is still under warranty till Sept 2009, but it will be long gone by then I hope.

18th Nov 2008, 15:17

I bought my Daewoo Kalos 1.4SX in 2004. Previously having had 2 Matiz and years of trouble free motoring. This year is the first year that the Daewoo/Chevy guarantee was up for servicing. Now the car has only done 16,500 miles in 4 years and they are saying that the cylinder heads are shot and it's going to cost £850 to fix. The salesman offered £1400 for it today and said he really wasn't interested. I tried to get a discount on the amount to no avail, even although they are admitting it is a fault. They are trying to blame the unleaded fuel in the UK. Any one think of a way of sorting this one out or are am I up the creek without the proverbial? Have Daewoo/Chevrolet stitched us loyal customers up. I think I will contact BBC TV Watchdog, please feel free to join me.

Cheers for reading this

Jim.