Chevrolet Aveo 2005 - Engine and engine cooling



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Chevrolet Aveo 2005 bulletins
BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
362510018635Crank no start after engine repairs - ac pressure sensor and tp sensor connectors may be reverse. *tt2006-01-09
05060103009/01/2007050601030D100178201.6l l91 intermittent misfire cold during deceleration or steady state highway driving after cold start with dtc's p0300, p0700, p1781 and/or u0401 set (replace valves and valve stem seals) *tt updated 11/02/07 *nj2005-12-02
329110013553Engine oil pan drain plug replacement information. this includes 2005 pontiac wave tb. *eh2005-04-21
306410011589Service engine soon light engine misfire and p1781 diagnostic trouble code. *eh2005-01-27
316010010544Engine block heater information. *eh2004-12-01
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - COOLING SYSTEM
353810017011Cooling system contains blue coolant from assembly plant. to include 2004 - 2006 chevrolet epica, optr and pontiac wave 2005 - 2006. *sc2005-10-20
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE
SB-10-01-34-00101/01/201010034371Chevrolet: hvac blower motor inoperative, blower motor operates on high speed only (replace blower motor and resister). this condition may be caused by an open resistor. the blower motor operates correctly after replacing the resister, b2010-11-08
0813505/01/200810025327On-board diagnostics (obd) system and scan tool communications-reprogram engine control module (ecm). california only. csc was received. *pe2008-07-29
08-06-04-00903/01/2008080604009A10024234L91 short drive cycle, below freezing temperatures and high humidity may result in throttle body icing condition (diagnosis and report concern first, install pcv valve kit). 2004-2005 chevrolet aveo (u.s. only) with 1.6l 4-cylinder engi2008-03-27
39883988A10021083Heli-coil threads pull out of oil pan drain plug opening - replace oil pan. *kb2007-03-01
06-06-01-02103/01/2008060601021B10020843Ei06005 - 1.6l l91 timing belt inspection, maintenance, worn, wear. *kb updated 3/31/08. *nj updated 5/15/08. *nj2007-01-24
393610/03/200610020573Broken timing belt prior to 60,000 miles. bent or broken crank, engine failure, and no start valves under warranty. *kb2006-11-17
06060100111/01/2006060601001A10019475Engine oil leak at oil pan drain plug. *tt2006-03-15
36201001862105-06-01-030 supplement - vin breakpoint revision. *tt2006-01-09
05-06-04-06502/01/2008050604065A10017762Hard start, no start, or rough idle in temperatures near or below -20 degrees c (-4 degrees f). to include 2005 pontiac wave. *tt updated 3/31/08. *nj2005-11-29
3273B3273C10017225Valve lash adjuster tick noise on 1.6l engines - bleed air or inspect adjusters. *tt2005-10-28
327310017205Engine tick after sitting for prolonged periods. *tt2005-10-27
35171001654105-06-04-003a supplement - ckp learn and updated valve information. *tt2005-09-20
0111200501/11/200510013574Replacing the engine's oil pan drain plug sealing washer. *tt2005-04-21
04060406710/01/200410011068Information on ckp learn procedure after engine control module (ecm) reflash or replacement. 2004-2005 chevrolet epica, optra, vivant and 2005 pontiac wave. *tt2004-12-28
3166A3166B10010839Service engine soon light due to a p0106, p0300 and/or p2279. to include the new 2005 pontiac wave. *tt2004-12-14
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - EXHAUST SYSTEM - EMISSION CONTROL - CRANKCASE (PCV)
429412/01/200710023757Crankcase contamination due to coolant in the engine oil - reseal casting plug. with built before vin breakpoint 8b067818 (july 24, 2007) & 1.6l engine (vin 6 - rpo l91 or lxt). *nj2008-01-30
Chevrolet Aveo 2005 investigations
NHTSA IDManufacturerDate openDate closeSubjectRecall campaign
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - EXHAUST SYSTEM - EMISSION CONTROL - CRANKCASE (PCV)
PE07051GENERAL MOTORS CORP.10/19/200702/14/2008STUCK THROTTLE VALVE
 On october 19, 2007, the office of defects investigation (odi) opened a preliminary evaluation to investigate alleged stuck throttle incidents due to ice formation within the engine air intake tract in certain model year (my) 2004-2005 chevrolet aveo vehicles manufactured for sale or lease in the united states.this investigation was prompted by a safety recall campaign (05f-069) conducted by general motors corp. (gm) involving substantially similar vehicles manufactured for sale or lease in canada.at that time, gm issued a technical service bulletin (tsb #05-06-04-065) to address the alleged defect condition in u.s. vehicles.gm subsequently revised the canadian recall campaign to include more detailed instructions after it discovered certain vehicles were not properly serviced under the original recall campaign.gm revised the canadian recall campaign a second time to include more substantial changes to the throttle body, intake manifold, positive crankcase ventilation (pcv) and engine cooling systems to further reduce the likelihood of icing within the engine air intake tract.again, gm issued a technical service bulletin (tsb #08-06-04-009) to address the alleged defect condition in u.s. vehicles using the revised procedure.odi is aware of 28 non-duplicative complaints/field reports and 46 warranty claims related to the alleged defect affecting 63 unique subject vehicles.the alleged defect condition is most likely to occur during the winter months when ambient temperatures are below freezing.however, the information provided in gm's response to odi's information request letter dated november 2, 2007, does not capture events that may have occurred during the most recent winter months.accordingly, this investigation has been upgraded to an engineering analysis (ea08-005) to further study the frequency of the alleged defect.
EA08005GENERAL MOTORS CORP.02/14/200810/14/2008STUCK THROTTLE VALVE
 To date, the office of defects investigation (odi) is aware of 29 non-duplicative complaints/field reports and 52 warranty claims related to the alleged defect affecting 69 unique subject vehicles.because the alleged defect condition is most likely to occur during winter months when ambient temperatures are below freezing, odi upgraded this investigation to an engineering analysis on february 14, 2008 so that it could continue to monitor the field experience during the 2007/2008 winter season.by letter dated may 22, 2008, general motors corp. (gm) supplemented its previous information request response with field data received by gm through may 1, 2008.according to gm, when moisture freezes in the positive crankcase ventilation (pcv) system and/or the engine air intake tract it is most often observed as a hard to start/no start condition, throttle stuck closed, rough running engine, stalling at idle, or oil leakage.of the 29 complaints related to stuck throttle, odi identified 5 reports that allege unwanted acceleration, 13 reports describe an apparent high-idle condition at start up or when slowing the vehicle to a stop without any allegation of unwanted acceleration or diminished braking performance, and the remaining 11 reports describe ambiguous allegations of stuck throttle without regard to severity or consequence.odi analysis of field incident data shows that the complaint and warranty trends appear to be in decline, with only 1 additional complaint and 6 warranty claims related to the alleged defect received by gm since april 2007. a safety-related defect trend has not been identified at this time and further use of agency resources does not appear to be warranted.accordingly, this investigation has been closed.the closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by nhtsa that a safety-related defect does not exist.the agency will take further action if warranted by the circumstances.
Chevrolet Aveo 2005 Consumer Complaints
Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
04/02/201254000
 2005 aveo (bought new) with timing belt failure destroying engine. had this happened on the interstate at 70 miles an hour it could have been fatal. from my research gmc has known about this issue since at least 2006 and yet have not assisted consumers to correct this nor recalled their car. i have read reports on almost all years of aveo having this problem well before the 60000 recommended timing belt replacement. two different mechanics confirmed timing belt failure. all i get from gmc is the run around. upset over money but more concerned about these cars being on the highways and creating some horrible accident when the engine suddenly stops working and controlling the car is difficult or impossible. planning to get rid of mine, can't afford the thousands of dollars to fix nor do i trust this car.
04/02/201254000
 2005 aveo (bought new) with timing belt failure destroying engine. had this happened on the interstate at 70 miles an hour it could have been fatal. from my research gmc has known about this issue since at least 2006 and yet have not assisted consumers to correct this nor recalled their car. i have read reports on almost all years of aveo having this problem well before the 60000 recommended timing belt replacement. two different mechanics confirmed timing belt failure. all i get from gmc is the run around. upset over money but more concerned about these cars being on the highways and creating some horrible accident when the engine suddenly stops working and controlling the car is difficult or impossible. planning to get rid of mine, can't afford the thousands of dollars to fix nor do i trust this car.
04/02/201254000
 2005 aveo (bought new) with timing belt failure destroying engine. had this happened on the interstate at 70 miles an hour it could have been fatal. from my research gmc has known about this issue since at least 2006 and yet have not assisted consumers to correct this nor recalled their car. i have read reports on almost all years of aveo having this problem well before the 60000 recommended timing belt replacement. two different mechanics confirmed timing belt failure. all i get from gmc is the run around. upset over money but more concerned about these cars being on the highways and creating some horrible accident when the engine suddenly stops working and controlling the car is difficult or impossible. planning to get rid of mine, can't afford the thousands of dollars to fix nor do i trust this car.
04/02/201254000
 2005 aveo (bought new) with timing belt failure destroying engine. had this happened on the interstate at 70 miles an hour it could have been fatal. from my research gmc has known about this issue since at least 2006 and yet have not assisted consumers to correct this nor recalled their car. i have read reports on almost all years of aveo having this problem well before the 60000 recommended timing belt replacement. two different mechanics confirmed timing belt failure. all i get from gmc is the run around. upset over money but more concerned about these cars being on the highways and creating some horrible accident when the engine suddenly stops working and controlling the car is difficult or impossible. planning to get rid of mine, can't afford the thousands of dollars to fix nor do i trust this car.
04/02/201254000
 2005 aveo (bought new) with timing belt failure destroying engine. had this happened on the interstate at 70 miles an hour it could have been fatal. from my research gmc has known about this issue since at least 2006 and yet have not assisted consumers to correct this nor recalled their car. i have read reports on almost all years of aveo having this problem well before the 60000 recommended timing belt replacement. two different mechanics confirmed timing belt failure. all i get from gmc is the run around. upset over money but more concerned about these cars being on the highways and creating some horrible accident when the engine suddenly stops working and controlling the car is difficult or impossible. planning to get rid of mine, can't afford the thousands of dollars to fix nor do i trust this car.
04/01/201193000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet aveo. the contact stated that the vehicle would hesitate when changing gears and in addition, the heater was inoperable. the contact would also smell smoke coming from the vents sporadically. the dealer and a local mechanic were unable to diagnose the failure. the manufacturer was not contacted. the failure mileage was 93,000 and the current mileage was 105,000. the vin was unavailable. kmj
04/01/201193000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet aveo. the contact stated that the vehicle would hesitate when changing gears and in addition, the heater was inoperable. the contact would also smell smoke coming from the vents sporadically. the dealer and a local mechanic were unable to diagnose the failure. the manufacturer was not contacted. the failure mileage was 93,000 and the current mileage was 105,000. the vin was unavailable. kmj
04/01/201193000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet aveo. the contact stated that the vehicle would hesitate when changing gears and in addition, the heater was inoperable. the contact would also smell smoke coming from the vents sporadically. the dealer and a local mechanic were unable to diagnose the failure. the manufacturer was not contacted. the failure mileage was 93,000 and the current mileage was 105,000. the vin was unavailable. kmj
04/01/201193000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet aveo. the contact stated that the vehicle would hesitate while changing gears. the heater was inoperative. the contact would also smell smoke coming from the vents. the dealer and local mechanic were unable to diagnose the failure. the manufacturer was not contacted. the failure mileage was 93,000 and the current mileage was 105,000. the vin was unavailable. nw
04/01/201193000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet aveo. the contact stated that the vehicle would hesitate while changing gears. the heater was inoperative. the contact would also smell smoke coming from the vents. the dealer and local mechanic were unable to diagnose the failure. the manufacturer was not contacted. the failure mileage was 93,000 and the current mileage was 105,000. the vin was unavailable. nw
12/30/201162012
 Thermostat housing has cracked due to its unreliable plastic composition. after failure, coolant was leaked throughout engine compartment creating a major fire hazard and causing damage to multiple engine components. after researching this problem, numerous complaints were discovered with the exact nature.
12/30/201162012
 Thermostat housing has cracked due to its unreliable plastic composition. after failure, coolant was leaked throughout engine compartment creating a major fire hazard and causing damage to multiple engine components. after researching this problem, numerous complaints were discovered with the exact nature.
12/30/201162012
 Thermostat housing has cracked due to its unreliable plastic composition. after failure, coolant was leaked throughout engine compartment creating a major fire hazard and causing damage to multiple engine components. after researching this problem, numerous complaints were discovered with the exact nature.
12/30/201162012
 Thermostat housing has cracked due to its unreliable plastic composition. after failure, coolant was leaked throughout engine compartment creating a major fire hazard and causing damage to multiple engine components. after researching this problem, numerous complaints were discovered with the exact nature.
12/30/201162012
 Thermostat housing has cracked due to its unreliable plastic composition. after failure, coolant was leaked throughout engine compartment creating a major fire hazard and causing damage to multiple engine components. after researching this problem, numerous complaints were discovered with the exact nature.
10/17/2011546003
 2005 chevrolet aveo. consumer writes in regards to timing belt failure *tgw the consumer stated while driving 70 mph, the vehicle suddenly stopped running, it felt as though the transmission had fallen out. while trying to get to the emergency lane, the vehicle would not accelerate. upon inspection, it was determined the timing belt idle pulley had broken, along with the serpentine belt, thermostat, water pump, as well as all of the 16 valves were bent. the total cost in parts and labor was $ 2,914.54. the consumer also stated the door lock cylinder fell into the door panel, the vacuum supply line to the sensor was cracked, which caused a vacuum leak.
10/17/2011546003
 2005 chevrolet aveo. consumer writes in regards to timing belt failure *tgw the consumer stated while driving 70 mph, the vehicle suddenly stopped running, it felt as though the transmission had fallen out. while trying to get to the emergency lane, the vehicle would not accelerate. upon inspection, it was determined the timing belt idle pulley had broken, along with the serpentine belt, thermostat, water pump, as well as all of the 16 valves were bent. the total cost in parts and labor was $ 2,914.54. the consumer also stated the door lock cylinder fell into the door panel, the vacuum supply line to the sensor was cracked, which caused a vacuum leak.
10/17/2011546003
 2005 chevrolet aveo. consumer writes in regards to timing belt failure *tgw the consumer stated while driving 70 mph, the vehicle suddenly stopped running, it felt as though the transmission had fallen out. while trying to get to the emergency lane, the vehicle would not accelerate. upon inspection, it was determined the timing belt idle pulley had broken, along with the serpentine belt, thermostat, water pump, as well as all of the 16 valves were bent. the total cost in parts and labor was $ 2,914.54. the consumer also stated the door lock cylinder fell into the door panel, the vacuum supply line to the sensor was cracked, which caused a vacuum leak.
10/25/201074000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet aveo. the contact stated that the timing belt gear was fractured on one side and the other side was close to failing. the timing belt was replaced twice prior to the most recent failure by a local mechanic, but the failure recurred. neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 74,000 and the current mileage was 126,096.
10/25/201074000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet aveo. the contact stated that the timing belt gear was fractured on one side and the other side was close to failing. the timing belt was replaced twice prior to the most recent failure by a local mechanic, but the failure recurred. neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 74,000 and the current mileage was 126,096.
10/25/201074000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet aveo. the contact stated that the timing belt gear was fractured on one side and the other side was close to failing. the timing belt was replaced twice prior to the most recent failure by a local mechanic, but the failure recurred. neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 74,000 and the current mileage was 126,096. kmj
10/25/201074000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet aveo. the contact stated that the timing belt gear was broken on one side and the other side was in process of breaking. the timing belt was replaced twice prior by a local mechanic, but the failure recurred. the dealer nor manufacturer were notified of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 74,000 and the current mileage was 126,096. nw
08/31/201159000
 Was enroute to work in 2005 chevrolet aveo when the timing gear pulley broke on the motor. the engine was destroyed as i found out later. 5 or 6 weeks earlier i had just had the timing belt replaced. i had it replaced before factory reccomendations. my mechanic told me then i needed to have it changed. the belt did not break to cause engine failure. a cheap plastic pulley broke instead. when the pulley broke the timing belt went limp and the engine decided to deposit some valves through 1 piston. this to me is a safety concern since it was all i could do to get the car off the interstate. chevrolet knows about these problems and they dont seem to care. i dont think this vehicle should be allowed to be sold.
08/31/201159000
 Was enroute to work in 2005 chevrolet aveo when the timing gear pulley broke on the motor. the engine was destroyed as i found out later. 5 or 6 weeks earlier i had just had the timing belt replaced. i had it replaced before factory reccomendations. my mechanic told me then i needed to have it changed. the belt did not break to cause engine failure. a cheap plastic pulley broke instead. when the pulley broke the timing belt went limp and the engine decided to deposit some valves through 1 piston. this to me is a safety concern since it was all i could do to get the car off the interstate. chevrolet knows about these problems and they dont seem to care. i dont think this vehicle should be allowed to be sold.
08/31/201159000
 Was enroute to work in 2005 chevrolet aveo when the timing gear pulley broke on the motor. the engine was destroyed as i found out later. 5 or 6 weeks earlier i had just had the timing belt replaced. i had it replaced before factory reccomendations. my mechanic told me then i needed to have it changed. the belt did not break to cause engine failure. a cheap plastic pulley broke instead. when the pulley broke the timing belt went limp and the engine decided to deposit some valves through 1 piston. this to me is a safety concern since it was all i could do to get the car off the interstate. chevrolet knows about these problems and they dont seem to care. i dont think this vehicle should be allowed to be sold.
08/31/201159000
 Was enroute to work in 2005 chevrolet aveo when the timing gear pulley broke on the motor. the engine was destroyed as i found out later. 5 or 6 weeks earlier i had just had the timing belt replaced. i had it replaced before factory reccomendations. my mechanic told me then i needed to have it changed. the belt did not break to cause engine failure. a cheap plastic pulley broke instead. when the pulley broke the timing belt went limp and the engine decided to deposit some valves through 1 piston. this to me is a safety concern since it was all i could do to get the car off the interstate. chevrolet knows about these problems and they dont seem to care. i dont think this vehicle should be allowed to be sold.
08/31/201159000
 Was enroute to work in 2005 chevrolet aveo when the timing gear pulley broke on the motor. the engine was destroyed as i found out later. 5 or 6 weeks earlier i had just had the timing belt replaced. i had it replaced before factory reccomendations. my mechanic told me then i needed to have it changed. the belt did not break to cause engine failure. a cheap plastic pulley broke instead. when the pulley broke the timing belt went limp and the engine decided to deposit some valves through 1 piston. this to me is a safety concern since it was all i could do to get the car off the interstate. chevrolet knows about these problems and they dont seem to care. i dont think this vehicle should be allowed to be sold.
07/08/201175354
 The previous evening we were coming home from visiting some friends ,the car was never over 100 miles day we bought it until the time of the engine's demise,we noticed a slight clicking noise over the music of the radio, pulling into a lighted area, we found all fluids fine, no dripping, no heating up, no stalling, no real indications of any trouble except a slight clicking.. the next morning i noticed a clicking at start up, immediately i drove off to the repair shop that was just blocks away,when i was within 1 block of the shop the entire system shut down, we were forced to get a wrecker to tow us the last block. the independent repairman informed us this was a common problem with this make of auto (aveo) due to a design defect with the timing belt ,it would destroy the engine and he could not find a replacement engine. because we had 75 thousand miles on the car, (and it is paid off) he thought he had heard of a recall in 2006,he suggested we contacted the auto dealer, auto way chevrolet, hwy 19, clearwater, fla. which we did. we were informed by their service director that they could not find an open 2006 recall, though a reminder to replace belt at 68 k, no alert nor advisory was ever received though we do get all advertisements and she advised awc did not handle such a problem, but, they would give us gm's number, upon calling that number i talked with a very amiable young man in buenos aires, who also informed me they did not appear to have a recall on this particular model, he then called auto way chevrolet, clw. fla, usa and monitored the service department now telling me if i would bring it to them, they could evaluate the cause and maybe work something out with us.. upon internet investigation we have found a number of individuals complaining about this year,of aveo, having the engine fail in roughly the same mileage 68-78 thousand miles. .
07/08/201175354
 The previous evening we were coming home from visiting some friends ,the car was never over 100 miles day we bought it until the time of the engine's demise,we noticed a slight clicking noise over the music of the radio, pulling into a lighted area, we found all fluids fine, no dripping, no heating up, no stalling, no real indications of any trouble except a slight clicking.. the next morning i noticed a clicking at start up, immediately i drove off to the repair shop that was just blocks away,when i was within 1 block of the shop the entire system shut down, we were forced to get a wrecker to tow us the last block. the independent repairman informed us this was a common problem with this make of auto (aveo) due to a design defect with the timing belt ,it would destroy the engine and he could not find a replacement engine. because we had 75 thousand miles on the car, (and it is paid off) he thought he had heard of a recall in 2006,he suggested we contacted the auto dealer, auto way chevrolet, hwy 19, clearwater, fla. which we did. we were informed by their service director that they could not find an open 2006 recall, though a reminder to replace belt at 68 k, no alert nor advisory was ever received though we do get all advertisements and she advised awc did not handle such a problem, but, they would give us gm's number, upon calling that number i talked with a very amiable young man in buenos aires, who also informed me they did not appear to have a recall on this particular model, he then called auto way chevrolet, clw. fla, usa and monitored the service department now telling me if i would bring it to them, they could evaluate the cause and maybe work something out with us.. upon internet investigation we have found a number of individuals complaining about this year,of aveo, having the engine fail in roughly the same mileage 68-78 thousand miles. .
07/08/201175354
 The previous evening we were coming home from visiting some friends ,the car was never over 100 miles day we bought it until the time of the engine's demise,we noticed a slight clicking noise over the music of the radio, pulling into a lighted area, we found all fluids fine, no dripping, no heating up, no stalling, no real indications of any trouble except a slight clicking.. the next morning i noticed a clicking at start up, immediately i drove off to the repair shop that was just blocks away,when i was within 1 block of the shop the entire system shut down, we were forced to get a wrecker to tow us the last block. the independent repairman informed us this was a common problem with this make of auto (aveo) due to a design defect with the timing belt ,it would destroy the engine and he could not find a replacement engine. because we had 75 thousand miles on the car, (and it is paid off) he thought he had heard of a recall in 2006,he suggested we contacted the auto dealer, auto way chevrolet, hwy 19, clearwater, fla. which we did. we were informed by their service director that they could not find an open 2006 recall, though a reminder to replace belt at 68 k, no alert nor advisory was ever received though we do get all advertisements and she advised awc did not handle such a problem, but, they would give us gm's number, upon calling that number i talked with a very amiable young man in buenos aires, who also informed me they did not appear to have a recall on this particular model, he then called auto way chevrolet, clw. fla, usa and monitored the service department now telling me if i would bring it to them, they could evaluate the cause and maybe work something out with us.. upon internet investigation we have found a number of individuals complaining about this year,of aveo, having the engine fail in roughly the same mileage 68-78 thousand miles. .
07/08/201175354
 The previous evening we were coming home from visiting some friends ,the car was never over 100 miles day we bought it until the time of the engine's demise,we noticed a slight clicking noise over the music of the radio, pulling into a lighted area, we found all fluids fine, no dripping, no heating up, no stalling, no real indications of any trouble except a slight clicking.. the next morning i noticed a clicking at start up, immediately i drove off to the repair shop that was just blocks away,when i was within 1 block of the shop the entire system shut down, we were forced to get a wrecker to tow us the last block. the independent repairman informed us this was a common problem with this make of auto (aveo) due to a design defect with the timing belt ,it would destroy the engine and he could not find a replacement engine. because we had 75 thousand miles on the car, (and it is paid off) he thought he had heard of a recall in 2006,he suggested we contacted the auto dealer, auto way chevrolet, hwy 19, clearwater, fla. which we did. we were informed by their service director that they could not find an open 2006 recall, though a reminder to replace belt at 68 k, no alert nor advisory was ever received though we do get all advertisements and she advised awc did not handle such a problem, but, they would give us gm's number, upon calling that number i talked with a very amiable young man in buenos aires, who also informed me they did not appear to have a recall on this particular model, he then called auto way chevrolet, clw. fla, usa and monitored the service department now telling me if i would bring it to them, they could evaluate the cause and maybe work something out with us.. upon internet investigation we have found a number of individuals complaining about this year,of aveo, having the engine fail in roughly the same mileage 68-78 thousand miles. .
04/24/201163000
 2005 aveo 63,000 this aveo quit pulling out from the turnpike booth on pa.43. it was towed to fike chevrolet where i was told the timing tensioner pull split in half throwing the timing belt off. since this is a interference engine ( meaning without the timing belt the valves hit the pistons) it causes a catastrophic failure to the cylinder head and possible piston damage. the dealer salvage yards and most other mechanics admit this is a defect in the plastic pulleys and timing belt. gm says (it happens to all of them ) and will not compensate for damages. i ask gm if they recorded my conversation and they do but will not allow me a copy because it's for (internal use only) this aveo had it's timing belt and head replaced at 11,400 mile and at the current mileage is under the milage for recomended replacement. front wheel bearing also where replace 4 mounths ago. this was the first and last gm proguct i will ever buy .
04/24/201163000
 2005 aveo 63,000 this aveo quit pulling out from the turnpike booth on pa.43. it was towed to fike chevrolet where i was told the timing tensioner pull split in half throwing the timing belt off. since this is a interference engine ( meaning without the timing belt the valves hit the pistons) it causes a catastrophic failure to the cylinder head and possible piston damage. the dealer salvage yards and most other mechanics admit this is a defect in the plastic pulleys and timing belt. gm says (it happens to all of them ) and will not compensate for damages. i ask gm if they recorded my conversation and they do but will not allow me a copy because it's for (internal use only) this aveo had it's timing belt and head replaced at 11,400 mile and at the current mileage is under the milage for recomended replacement. front wheel bearing also where replace 4 mounths ago. this was the first and last gm proguct i will ever buy .
04/24/201163000
 2005 aveo 63,000 this aveo quit pulling out from the turnpike booth on pa.43. it was towed to fike chevrolet where i was told the timing tensioner pull split in half throwing the timing belt off. since this is a interference engine ( meaning without the timing belt the valves hit the pistons) it causes a catastrophic failure to the cylinder head and possible piston damage. the dealer salvage yards and most other mechanics admit this is a defect in the plastic pulleys and timing belt. gm says (it happens to all of them ) and will not compensate for damages. i ask gm if they recorded my conversation and they do but will not allow me a copy because it's for (internal use only) this aveo had it's timing belt and head replaced at 11,400 mile and at the current mileage is under the milage for recomended replacement. front wheel bearing also where replace 4 mounths ago. this was the first and last gm proguct i will ever buy .
04/24/201163000
 2005 aveo 63,000 this aveo quit pulling out from the turnpike booth on pa.43. it was towed to fike chevrolet where i was told the timing tensioner pull split in half throwing the timing belt off. since this is a interference engine ( meaning without the timing belt the valves hit the pistons) it causes a catastrophic failure to the cylinder head and possible piston damage. the dealer salvage yards and most other mechanics admit this is a defect in the plastic pulleys and timing belt. gm says (it happens to all of them ) and will not compensate for damages. i ask gm if they recorded my conversation and they do but will not allow me a copy because it's for (internal use only) this aveo had it's timing belt and head replaced at 11,400 mile and at the current mileage is under the milage for recomended replacement. front wheel bearing also where replace 4 mounths ago. this was the first and last gm proguct i will ever buy .
04/24/201163000
 2005 aveo 63,000 this aveo quit pulling out from the turnpike booth on pa.43. it was towed to fike chevrolet where i was told the timing tensioner pull split in half throwing the timing belt off. since this is a interference engine ( meaning without the timing belt the valves hit the pistons) it causes a catastrophic failure to the cylinder head and possible piston damage. the dealer salvage yards and most other mechanics admit this is a defect in the plastic pulleys and timing belt. gm says (it happens to all of them ) and will not compensate for damages. i ask gm if they recorded my conversation and they do but will not allow me a copy because it's for (internal use only) this aveo had it's timing belt and head replaced at 11,400 mile and at the current mileage is under the milage for recomended replacement. front wheel bearing also where replace 4 mounths ago. this was the first and last gm proguct i will ever buy .
04/21/201198000
 Cracked thermostat housing- cheaply made (plastic) thermostat housing which can easily crack and it has in several aveo between the years 2004-2006. i have a 2005 chevy aveo and it cracked costing me entirely too much money on a tow, rental car etc.
04/21/201198000
 Cracked thermostat housing- cheaply made (plastic) thermostat housing which can easily crack and it has in several aveo between the years 2004-2006. i have a 2005 chevy aveo and it cracked costing me entirely too much money on a tow, rental car etc.
04/01/201178000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet aveo. the contact was driving approximately 40-45 mph when a knocking was heard from the engine. the contact removed the vehicle from the roadway and shut the vehicle off but the vehicle failed to restart. the vehicle was then towed to a local repair shop where she was advised that there were damages to the engine valves and that the head would need to be removed. the mechanic also recommended taking the vehicle to an authorized dealer. the vehicle was not taken to a dealer. she contacted the manufacturer and they advised her that they could not provide any assistance until the vehicle was inspected by an authorized dealer. the vehicle was not repaired. the vin was unavailable. the approximate failure mileage was 78,000.
04/21/201198000
 Cracked thermostat housing- cheaply made (plastic) thermostat housing which can easily crack and it has in several aveo between the years 2004-2006. i have a 2005 chevy aveo and it cracked costing me entirely too much money on a tow, rental car etc.
04/01/201178000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet aveo. the contact was driving approximately 40-45 mph when a knocking was heard from the engine. the contact removed the vehicle from the roadway and shut the vehicle off but the vehicle failed to restart. the vehicle was then towed to a local repair shop where she was advised that there were damages to the engine valves and that the head would need to be removed. the mechanic also recommended taking the vehicle to an authorized dealer. the vehicle was not taken to a dealer. she contacted the manufacturer and they advised her that they could not provide any assistance until the vehicle was inspected by an authorized dealer. the vehicle was not repaired. the vin was unavailable. the approximate failure mileage was 78,000.
04/21/201198000
 Cracked thermostat housing- cheaply made (plastic) thermostat housing which can easily crack and it has in several aveo between the years 2004-2006. i have a 2005 chevy aveo and it cracked costing me entirely too much money on a tow, rental car etc.
04/01/201178000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet aveo. the contact was driving approximately 40-45 mph when a knocking was heard from the engine. the contact removed the vehicle from the roadway and shut the vehicle off but the vehicle failed to restart. the vehicle was then towed to a local repair shop where she was advised that there were damages to the engine valves and that the head would need to be removed. the mechanic also recommended taking the vehicle to an authorized dealer. the vehicle was not taken to a dealer. she contacted the manufacturer and they advised her that they could not provide any assistance until the vehicle was inspected by an authorized dealer. the vehicle was not repaired. the vin was unavailable. the approximate failure mileage was 78,000.
04/21/201198000
 Cracked thermostat housing- cheaply made (plastic) thermostat housing which can easily crack and it has in several aveo between the years 2004-2006. i have a 2005 chevy aveo and it cracked costing me entirely too much money on a tow, rental car etc.
04/01/201178000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet aveo. while driving approximately 40-45 mph she heard a knocking noise coming from the engine without any warning light. she pulled over to the side of the road and turned the vehicle off. she waited a few seconds and attempted to started the vehicle but it would not start. the vehicle was towed to a friends home and later to a local repair shop. the local mechanic advised her that there were damages to the engine values and the head would need to be removed. the mechanic advised her that the vehicle needed to be taken to an authorized dealer. the vehicle had not been taken to a dealer yet because the contact does not have the money for the repairs. she contacted the manufacturer and they advised her that they could not do anything until the vehicle was at an authorized dealer. the vin was unavailable. the approximate failure mileage was 78,000. vwb
12/19/201050300
 I have a 2005 chevrolet aveo with 50,000 miles. i have done the routine maintenance on the vehicle. however, a week ago the timing belt broke and ruined my engine. in my maintenance book it says not to change the belt until 60,000 miles and gm is telling me it is my problem since i am no longer under warranty. i have looked on line and found others who have problems with their timing belts going before the required maintenance. can you please help. they want $2,200 to fix vehicle. this occured while i was driving and i lost power in my car while gliding through a red light. thank god no one hit me.
12/19/201050300
 I have a 2005 chevrolet aveo with 50,000 miles. i have done the routine maintenance on the vehicle. however, a week ago the timing belt broke and ruined my engine. in my maintenance book it says not to change the belt until 60,000 miles and gm is telling me it is my problem since i am no longer under warranty. i have looked on line and found others who have problems with their timing belts going before the required maintenance. can you please help. they want $2,200 to fix vehicle. this occured while i was driving and i lost power in my car while gliding through a red light. thank god no one hit me.
12/19/201050300
 I have a 2005 chevrolet aveo with 50,000 miles. i have done the routine maintenance on the vehicle. however, a week ago the timing belt broke and ruined my engine. in my maintenance book it says not to change the belt until 60,000 miles and gm is telling me it is my problem since i am no longer under warranty. i have looked on line and found others who have problems with their timing belts going before the required maintenance. can you please help. they want $2,200 to fix vehicle. this occured while i was driving and i lost power in my car while gliding through a red light. thank god no one hit me.
12/19/201050300
 I have a 2005 chevrolet aveo with 50,000 miles. i have done the routine maintenance on the vehicle. however, a week ago the timing belt broke and ruined my engine. in my maintenance book it says not to change the belt until 60,000 miles and gm is telling me it is my problem since i am no longer under warranty. i have looked on line and found others who have problems with their timing belts going before the required maintenance. can you please help. they want $2,200 to fix vehicle. this occured while i was driving and i lost power in my car while gliding through a red light. thank god no one hit me.
06/15/201051000
 Was driving to work and went through a drive through for coffee. noticed that while idle, my car started to over heat. continued on to work approx 1 mile down the road. when i got there i opened the hood and found that a hose was no longer connected to the thermostat housing. then i noticed that the plastic housing itself was cracked in half and hanging off the car. it cost me about $80 for a replacement metal part which i had installed by a friend. this happened during the summer 2010; car had approx 51,000 miles. it is now december 2010, and car has approx 56,00 miles. my check engine light is on and i brought the car to a car part store to have them check the code. apparently now i have to replace the oxygen sensor, which costs about $150.00 + labor. i bought this car used in 2007 and still have about 2 years left to pay on it. the warranty is no longer good.
06/15/201051000
 Was driving to work and went through a drive through for coffee. noticed that while idle, my car started to over heat. continued on to work approx 1 mile down the road. when i got there i opened the hood and found that a hose was no longer connected to the thermostat housing. then i noticed that the plastic housing itself was cracked in half and hanging off the car. it cost me about $80 for a replacement metal part which i had installed by a friend. this happened during the summer 2010; car had approx 51,000 miles. it is now december 2010, and car has approx 56,00 miles. my check engine light is on and i brought the car to a car part store to have them check the code. apparently now i have to replace the oxygen sensor, which costs about $150.00 + labor. i bought this car used in 2007 and still have about 2 years left to pay on it. the warranty is no longer good.
06/15/201051000
 Was driving to work and went through a drive through for coffee. noticed that while idle, my car started to over heat. continued on to work approx 1 mile down the road. when i got there i opened the hood and found that a hose was no longer connected to the thermostat housing. then i noticed that the plastic housing itself was cracked in half and hanging off the car. it cost me about $80 for a replacement metal part which i had installed by a friend. this happened during the summer 2010; car had approx 51,000 miles. it is now december 2010, and car has approx 56,00 miles. my check engine light is on and i brought the car to a car part store to have them check the code. apparently now i have to replace the oxygen sensor, which costs about $150.00 + labor. i bought this car used in 2007 and still have about 2 years left to pay on it. the warranty is no longer good.
06/15/201051000
 Was driving to work and went through a drive through for coffee. noticed that while idle, my car started to over heat. continued on to work approx 1 mile down the road. when i got there i opened the hood and found that a hose was no longer connected to the thermostat housing. then i noticed that the plastic housing itself was cracked in half and hanging off the car. it cost me about $80 for a replacement metal part which i had installed by a friend. this happened during the summer 2010; car had approx 51,000 miles. it is now december 2010, and car has approx 56,00 miles. my check engine light is on and i brought the car to a car part store to have them check the code. apparently now i have to replace the oxygen sensor, which costs about $150.00 + labor. i bought this car used in 2007 and still have about 2 years left to pay on it. the warranty is no longer good.
11/15/201046700
 Busted timing belt pulley after only 46k miles. busted all 16 valves. required a complete head job at over 2k$.
11/15/201046700
 Busted timing belt pulley after only 46k miles. busted all 16 valves. required a complete head job at over 2k$.
11/15/201046700
 Busted timing belt pulley after only 46k miles. busted all 16 valves. required a complete head job at over 2k$.
11/15/201046700
 Busted timing belt pulley after only 46k miles. busted all 16 valves. required a complete head job at over 2k$.
11/15/201046700
 Busted timing belt pulley after only 46k miles. busted all 16 valves. required a complete head job at over 2k$.
10/02/201061000
 My wife was driving to the grocery store about a mile away in a 2005 chevy aveo. when she got there smoke was pouring out of her hood. upon further inspection, the (plastic) thermostat housing was split in half allowing all the radiator fluid to spill out. after further research, this has been a widespread problem on this car and the manufacturer has even switched to using aluminum thermostat housings instead of the plastic ones without posting a recall. if she had been driving more than a mile down the road, it is very possible her engine would have over heated and possibly warped the heads and destroyed her engine. this known problem needs to be a recall.
10/02/201061000
 My wife was driving to the grocery store about a mile away in a 2005 chevy aveo. when she got there smoke was pouring out of her hood. upon further inspection, the (plastic) thermostat housing was split in half allowing all the radiator fluid to spill out. after further research, this has been a widespread problem on this car and the manufacturer has even switched to using aluminum thermostat housings instead of the plastic ones without posting a recall. if she had been driving more than a mile down the road, it is very possible her engine would have over heated and possibly warped the heads and destroyed her engine. this known problem needs to be a recall.
10/02/201061000
 My wife was driving to the grocery store about a mile away in a 2005 chevy aveo. when she got there smoke was pouring out of her hood. upon further inspection, the (plastic) thermostat housing was split in half allowing all the radiator fluid to spill out. after further research, this has been a widespread problem on this car and the manufacturer has even switched to using aluminum thermostat housings instead of the plastic ones without posting a recall. if she had been driving more than a mile down the road, it is very possible her engine would have over heated and possibly warped the heads and destroyed her engine. this known problem needs to be a recall.
10/02/201061000
 My wife was driving to the grocery store about a mile away in a 2005 chevy aveo. when she got there smoke was pouring out of her hood. upon further inspection, the (plastic) thermostat housing was split in half allowing all the radiator fluid to spill out. after further research, this has been a widespread problem on this car and the manufacturer has even switched to using aluminum thermostat housings instead of the plastic ones without posting a recall. if she had been driving more than a mile down the road, it is very possible her engine would have over heated and possibly warped the heads and destroyed her engine. this known problem needs to be a recall.
10/02/201061000
 My wife was driving to the grocery store about a mile away in a 2005 chevy aveo. when she got there smoke was pouring out of her hood. upon further inspection, the (plastic) thermostat housing was split in half allowing all the radiator fluid to spill out. after further research, this has been a widespread problem on this car and the manufacturer has even switched to using aluminum thermostat housings instead of the plastic ones without posting a recall. if she had been driving more than a mile down the road, it is very possible her engine would have over heated and possibly warped the heads and destroyed her engine. this known problem needs to be a recall.
10/02/201061000
 My wife was driving to the grocery store about a mile away in a 2005 chevy aveo. when she got there smoke was pouring out of her hood. upon further inspection, the (plastic) thermostat housing was split in half allowing all the radiator fluid to spill out. after further research, this has been a widespread problem on this car and the manufacturer has even switched to using aluminum thermostat housings instead of the plastic ones without posting a recall. if she had been driving more than a mile down the road, it is very possible her engine would have over heated and possibly warped the heads and destroyed her engine. this known problem needs to be a recall.
08/17/201085000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet aveo. the contact stated that the casing for the thermostat melted on the vehicle causing the vehicle to over heat. the dealer stated that the casing melted because it was made out of plastic. the dealer stated that they were surprised when they ordered the part, because they were told that they had over 300 hundred metal casing in stock ready to replace the plastic casing, even though there was no recall. the dealer mentioned that this has been a common problem. the failure mileage and current mileage was 85000.rl
08/17/201085000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet aveo. the contact stated that the casing for the thermostat melted on the vehicle causing the vehicle to over heat. the dealer stated that the casing melted because it was made out of plastic. the dealer stated that they were surprised when they ordered the part, because they were told that they had over 300 hundred metal casing in stock ready to replace the plastic casing, even though there was no recall. the dealer mentioned that this has been a common problem. the failure mileage and current mileage was 85000.rl
08/17/201085000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet aveo. the contact stated that the casing for the thermostat melted on the vehicle causing the vehicle to over heat. the dealer stated that the casing melted because it was made out of plastic. the dealer stated that they were surprised when they ordered the part, because they were told that they had over 300 hundred metal casing in stock ready to replace the plastic casing, even though there was no recall. the dealer mentioned that this has been a common problem. the failure mileage and current mileage was 85000.rl
08/17/201085000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet aveo. the contact stated that the casing for the thermostat melted on the vehicle causing the vehicle to over heat. the dealer stated that the casing melted because it was made out of plastic. the dealer stated that they were surprised when they ordered the part, because they were told that they had over 300 hundred metal casing in stock ready to replace the plastic casing, even though there was no recall. the dealer mentioned that this has been a common problem. the failure mileage and current mileage was 85000.rl
06/27/201048383
 I have just over48,000 thousand miles on my 2005 chevy aveo hatchback. the thermostat housing unit on this vehicle is made out of plastic. over time it will wear down, and eventually crack. as a result, the engine coolant will leak out and your engine will overheat. it is not part of the power train warranty coverage and with tax the repair ran $312 dollars. this is for a design issue with using hardware with a plastic housing. the dealership knows this issue exists and that you'll have to come in for repairs eventually. luckily i wasn't on the freeway when this happened and traveling at low enough speeds to make it home safely. i then had the car towed to the dealership for repairs. the automotive representative advised there wasn't any real way to avoid the incident with any preventive maintenance. i said it was nothing that i did with the use of the vehicle. it was a matter of timing, the summer heat conditions and the fact that the original thermostat component has a plastic housing. he stated it should not happen again as the replacement thermostat was of different construct and was no longer plastic.
05/04/201070000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet aveo. while driving 50 mph, the thermostat failed and the vehicle began vibrating and lunging forward. the contact took the vehicle to a local repair shop. he was advised that the antifreeze/coolant was spilling onto the engine, causing the vehicle to vibrate. the contact is concerned that the failure occurred since the thermostat and housing were made out of plastic and mounted into the vehicle with adhesive. the manufacturer stated that there was a metal replacement part being manufactured. the vin was not available. the failure and current mileages were approximately 70,000.
03/31/201060000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet aveo. the contact was driving approximately 40 mph. there was a popping noise, the engine shut off and the electrical system remained on. the vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. the failure was contributed to a shattered timing pulley; however, the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer. the vehicle was not repaired when the complaint was filed. the failure and current mileages were 60,000.
02/06/2010259601
 We were driving along in the dead of winter and noticed there was no heat. we hooked it up to a code reader and it came up p0128 a thermostat housing fault. brought it in to get checked and it is the thermostat housing and the service center employees all knew this a known failure on this vehicle. the out of pocket cost 160.00 for part only from chevy not including labor. the new one is metal not plastic like the one that rolled out of the factory, so this must be a consumer paid recall. which should be against the law. if you make a faulty part that fails you should pay for it. just ask toyota, they are. *tr
10/18/2009440001
 It just cost me $178 to replace the cheap, should've been recalled thermostat housing. now 3 days later my timing belt, serpentine belt and tension pulley broke that is going to cost me $500 to fix. gm does not want to seem to take any responsibility for the unsafe vehicle they sold me. there are many, many, many complaints on line of other 2005 chevy aveo owners. i intend to get an attorney and sue gm. i have a 7 year old grandson who was in the car with me when it broke down. this is twice in one month that things have broken on this car. i am also looking into the lemon law. shame on gm. *tr
07/27/2005491001
 Driving my 2005 chevrolet aveo on the highway for 10 min noticed smoke or steam coming out of the passenger side hood plastic thermostat housing cracked at 49,100 miles. damaged engine due to overheating no warning lights came up before thermostat housing broke. *tr
04/25/2009650001
 2005 chevy aveo...timing belt snapped with no warning in left hand lane on highway. i serviced my car and never was given warning by chevy dealer i went to. car just stopped cold...very dangerous. now the motor is trashed, the car useless. this vehicle needs to be recalled! *tr
10/22/2008770001
 I drive a 2005 chevy aveo, yesterday 10-22-08, while i was driving on the freeway, my engine temp shot up to max. luckily i was just coming up on my exit so i got to the bottom of the offramp and pulled off to the side. smoke was pouring out the hood of my car. it turns out the plastic housing thermostat housing cracked in half and all the coolant in my car poured out. while i was sitting on the side of the road waiting for the tow truck my engine continued to get overheated. i replaced my water pump housing myself chevy has an updated thermostat housing made of metal now, but now i have large amounts of air blowing through my coolant reservoir. my head gasket is blown and possibly the head is warped. i was looking on line for info and it turns out this is a very common problem for many people. now because chevy didn't recall a known problem there are hundreds of people out there having to pay $1,000+ to have major engine work performed. not to mention all those people stuck on the side of the road waiting for tow trucks. i don't know if this qualifies as something your association deals with but i just think someone should be notified and something should be done. thank you for your time. *tr
10/03/2008449431
 Driving on the freeway uphill. no warning lights, no change in temperature. thermostat housing broke in half at the seam. thermostat is originally from factory, permanently encased in a plastic type housing. this is all one (1) piece. chevy has superseded this item with a metal type housing within their ranks/computers, because it was a known issue. this item (plastic thermostat housing) knowingly splits as early as 30,000 miles. for us it was about 45,000 miles. this was never a recall item nor was any info ever sent out warning about it. failure of this part leads to the known leaking and expelling of hazardous anti-freeze/coolant on roads but also leads to the unrealized overheating of engine. this can lead to unnecessary engine damage from simple overheating of oil to the extreme of blown head gaskets, blown/broken cylinder rings, warped engine heads or complete engine seizure. this failing part was known early enough that the new product had already been made and distributed to dealerships. web logs are full of this particular failure, on this vehicle. 3 days after repair, the car has a slow start, as long as 15 min. the dealer kept it 2 days, replaced plugs & wires, charged $400. 3 days after this (10/13/08), same exact problem, in addition hold light will stay on & car shakes as if not getting fuel. i must turn off the engine and attempt to restart. the dealer has informed me unless the actual problem is occurring they cannot diagnose. today (10/16/08) after a slow start, the a/c worked for about 10 min then started blowing hot air. turned it off for a couple of minutes and it proceeded with cool air. this happened twice. *tr
09/01/20081
 2005 chevy aveo. thermostat is originally, from factory, permanently encased in a plastic type housing. this is all one (1) piece. chevy has superseded this item with a metal type housing within their ranks/computers, because it was a known issue. this item (plastic thermostat housing) knowingly splits as early as 30,000 miles. for us it was about 46,000 miles. this was never a recall item nor was any information ever sent out warning about it. failure of this part leads to the known leaking and expelling of hazardous anti-freeze/coolant on roads but also leads to the unrealized overheating of engine. this can lead to unnecessary engine damage from simple overheating of oil to the extreme of blown head gaskets, blown/broken cylinder rings, warped engine heads or complete engine seizure. chevy retails the new metal part from $82.00 - $95.00. this failing part was known early enough that the new product had already been made and distributed to dealerships. web logs are full of this particular failure, on this vehicle. *tr
04/16/200834500
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet aveo. when the contact pulled out into traffic at 5 mph, the vehicle would stall or act as if it was not getting enough gasoline to drive forward. on one occasion, the vehicle completely shut down without warning. prior to the failure, the contact placed the vehicle into park and restarted it, causing it to quickly accelerate forward. the dealer could not diagnose the cause of the failure. the contact was informed to retrieve her vehicle because they did not know whether or not the failure was repaired. she also consulted the manufacturer and filed a complaint. the vin was unknown. the current mileage was approximately 34,700 and failure mileage was approximately 34,500.
06/29/20066000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet aveo. while driving 25 mph, the vehicle accelerated without warning and was difficult to slow down. she was forced to turn the engine off and restart it. the first failure occurred in april of 2006 at 6,000 miles. in july 2007, the dealer was unable to diagnose the failure or obtain a reading in the computer. on one occasion the failure occurred 4 times in a day. the dealer also offered to purchase the vehicle for $7,000. the failure mileage was 6,000 and current mileage was 15,000.
06/06/2008575001
 I have a 2005 chevy aveo and recently was driving to work when it started to smoke and make funny noises, after being fixed at the dealership, i was told that the clutch was red hot, cracked the plate and the fly well and was a hazard to drive, i have only had the car three yrs and never did anything to cause this, i am wondering if this was a manufacture or mechanical issue with the car, i ended up paying 854$ to fix the car but for the time that i was without it, i had to take a bus to work for three weeks and rely on friends to help me out. is this car safe? *tr
04/15/2008900001
 Took the car to a repair shop and he said that the idler was out of control, melted and ruined my engine. *tr
12/06/200744220109/15/2007
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet aveo. the check engine light began illuminating on december 6, 2007. the dealer stated that there was a recall; however, it did not apply to her vin. the contact wants her vehicle included in the recall. the nhtsa campaign id number was unavailable. the current and failure mileages were 44,220. updated 03/25/08. *bf
09/12/20053
 Consumer letter concerning engine service light illuminated. *ts the engine light illuminated due to a fuel gauge error the first time. when the engine light illuminated again, the dealer explained that the wiring harness needed to be relocated and not repaired. *jb
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - COOLING SYSTEM
05/08/201173000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet aveo. the contact stated in the engine coolant that the plastic elbow shattered causing the vehicle to over heat while driving 60 mph. the thermostat started running hot and the vehicle was smoking. the contact drove onto the emergency lane and as the hood opened the plastic piece on the thermostat blew apart. no one was injured. the vehicle was towed to a mechanic. the plastic component on the thermostat had to be replaced with a metal piece. the dealer was notified of the failure and offered no assistance. the manufacturer was not contacted. the failure mileage was 73,000.
05/08/201173000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet aveo. the contact stated in the engine coolant that the plastic elbow shattered causing the vehicle to over heat while driving 60 mph. the thermostat started running hot and the vehicle was smoking. the contact drove onto the emergency lane and as the hood opened the plastic piece on the thermostat blew apart. no one was injured. the vehicle was towed to a mechanic. the plastic component on the thermostat had to be replaced with a metal piece. the dealer was notified of the failure and offered no assistance. the manufacturer was not contacted. the failure mileage was 73,000.
05/08/201173000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet aveo. the contact stated in the engine coolant the plastic elbow shattered causing the vehicle to over heat. while driving 60 mph the vehicle started to overheat, the thermostat started running hot and smoking. the vehicle was pulled to the side as the hood of the vehicle was opened the plastic piece of the thermostat blew apart. no one was injured. the vehicle was towed to the auto body shop it was not driveable. they had to replace the plastic piece on the thermostat to a metal piece. the dealer was contacted who offered no assistance. the manufacturer was not contacted. the failure mileage was 73,000....mw
05/08/201173000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet aveo. the contact stated in the engine coolant the plastic elbow shattered causing the vehicle to over heat. while driving 60 mph the vehicle started to overheat, the thermostat started running hot and smoking. the vehicle was pulled to the side as the hood of the vehicle was opened the plastic piece of the thermostat blew apart. no one was injured. the vehicle was towed to the auto body shop it was not driveable. they had to replace the plastic piece on the thermostat to a metal piece. the dealer was contacted who offered no assistance. the manufacturer was not contacted. the failure mileage was 73,000....mw
03/25/201192647
 I do have complaint that i would like to file. it is regards to 2004-2007 chevrolet aveos. i had bought my 2005 aveo brand new from chevy. it is now my sons car. he was driving the car at 45 mph came to a stop light and the car just stopped. what had happened is the thermostat housing had blown apart. it is a 2 piece plastic piece of junk. a thermostat housing should never blow apart. in 2008 chevy starting putting metal ones on the car. one week before this happened my son was traveling with his 2.5 year old daughter in the back roads of pa heading down to visit his grandfather. if this had happened at that time there are long stretches of desolate road and with the mountains many times cell phones do not work. he and my granddaughter could have been in a lot of trouble. i cannot believe that this has not been brought to your attention before, it is all over the web. i will include some links below. this problem warped the head and could have done lower engine damage and chevy just walks away, not our problem. anyone who knows about cars knows a thermostat housing should not blow apart. chevy has put an inferior quality that is prone to failure in a critical area of a cars cooling system. there was nothing mechanically wrong with this car prior to this incident. http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f117c65/ http://www.automotiveforums.com/t880909-beware_aveo_s_plastic_t_stat_housing.html http://www.arfc.org/complaints/2004/chevrolet/aveo/?q=&page=1
03/25/201192647
 I do have complaint that i would like to file. it is regards to 2004-2007 chevrolet aveos. i had bought my 2005 aveo brand new from chevy. it is now my sons car. he was driving the car at 45 mph came to a stop light and the car just stopped. what had happened is the thermostat housing had blown apart. it is a 2 piece plastic piece of junk. a thermostat housing should never blow apart. in 2008 chevy starting putting metal ones on the car. one week before this happened my son was traveling with his 2.5 year old daughter in the back roads of pa heading down to visit his grandfather. if this had happened at that time there are long stretches of desolate road and with the mountains many times cell phones do not work. he and my granddaughter could have been in a lot of trouble. i cannot believe that this has not been brought to your attention before, it is all over the web. i will include some links below. this problem warped the head and could have done lower engine damage and chevy just walks away, not our problem. anyone who knows about cars knows a thermostat housing should not blow apart. chevy has put an inferior quality that is prone to failure in a critical area of a cars cooling system. there was nothing mechanically wrong with this car prior to this incident. http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f117c65/ http://www.automotiveforums.com/t880909-beware_aveo_s_plastic_t_stat_housing.html http://www.arfc.org/complaints/2004/chevrolet/aveo/?q=&page=1
03/25/201192647
 I do have complaint that i would like to file. it is regards to 2004-2007 chevrolet aveos. i had bought my 2005 aveo brand new from chevy. it is now my sons car. he was driving the car at 45 mph came to a stop light and the car just stopped. what had happened is the thermostat housing had blown apart. it is a 2 piece plastic piece of junk. a thermostat housing should never blow apart. in 2008 chevy starting putting metal ones on the car. one week before this happened my son was traveling with his 2.5 year old daughter in the back roads of pa heading down to visit his grandfather. if this had happened at that time there are long stretches of desolate road and with the mountains many times cell phones do not work. he and my granddaughter could have been in a lot of trouble. i cannot believe that this has not been brought to your attention before, it is all over the web. i will include some links below. this problem warped the head and could have done lower engine damage and chevy just walks away, not our problem. anyone who knows about cars knows a thermostat housing should not blow apart. chevy has put an inferior quality that is prone to failure in a critical area of a cars cooling system. there was nothing mechanically wrong with this car prior to this incident. http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f117c65/ http://www.automotiveforums.com/t880909-beware_aveo_s_plastic_t_stat_housing.html http://www.arfc.org/complaints/2004/chevrolet/aveo/?q=&page=1
03/25/201192647
 I do have complaint that i would like to file. it is regards to 2004-2007 chevrolet aveos. i had bought my 2005 aveo brand new from chevy. it is now my sons car. he was driving the car at 45 mph came to a stop light and the car just stopped. what had happened is the thermostat housing had blown apart. it is a 2 piece plastic piece of junk. a thermostat housing should never blow apart. in 2008 chevy starting putting metal ones on the car. one week before this happened my son was traveling with his 2.5 year old daughter in the back roads of pa heading down to visit his grandfather. if this had happened at that time there are long stretches of desolate road and with the mountains many times cell phones do not work. he and my granddaughter could have been in a lot of trouble. i cannot believe that this has not been brought to your attention before, it is all over the web. i will include some links below. this problem warped the head and could have done lower engine damage and chevy just walks away, not our problem. anyone who knows about cars knows a thermostat housing should not blow apart. chevy has put an inferior quality that is prone to failure in a critical area of a cars cooling system. there was nothing mechanically wrong with this car prior to this incident. http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f117c65/ http://www.automotiveforums.com/t880909-beware_aveo_s_plastic_t_stat_housing.html http://www.arfc.org/complaints/2004/chevrolet/aveo/?q=&page=1
03/25/201192647
 I do have complaint that i would like to file. it is regards to 2004-2007 chevrolet aveos. i had bought my 2005 aveo brand new from chevy. it is now my sons car. he was driving the car at 45 mph came to a stop light and the car just stopped. what had happened is the thermostat housing had blown apart. it is a 2 piece plastic piece of junk. a thermostat housing should never blow apart. in 2008 chevy starting putting metal ones on the car. one week before this happened my son was traveling with his 2.5 year old daughter in the back roads of pa heading down to visit his grandfather. if this had happened at that time there are long stretches of desolate road and with the mountains many times cell phones do not work. he and my granddaughter could have been in a lot of trouble. i cannot believe that this has not been brought to your attention before, it is all over the web. i will include some links below. this problem warped the head and could have done lower engine damage and chevy just walks away, not our problem. anyone who knows about cars knows a thermostat housing should not blow apart. chevy has put an inferior quality that is prone to failure in a critical area of a cars cooling system. there was nothing mechanically wrong with this car prior to this incident. http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f117c65/ http://www.automotiveforums.com/t880909-beware_aveo_s_plastic_t_stat_housing.html http://www.arfc.org/complaints/2004/chevrolet/aveo/?q=&page=1
01/24/201189535
 2005 chevy aveo broken timing belt warped valves after 89,535 miles. car was never inspected by dealership prior to selling car. taken in numerous times because of check engine light on or flashing. purchased car 5-21-10
01/24/201189535
 2005 chevy aveo broken timing belt warped valves after 89,535 miles. car was never inspected by dealership prior to selling car. taken in numerous times because of check engine light on or flashing. purchased car 5-21-10
01/24/201189535
 2005 chevy aveo broken timing belt warped valves after 89,535 miles. car was never inspected by dealership prior to selling car. taken in numerous times because of check engine light on or flashing. purchased car 5-21-10
01/24/201189535
 2005 chevy aveo broken timing belt warped valves after 89,535 miles. car was never inspected by dealership prior to selling car. taken in numerous times because of check engine light on or flashing. purchased car 5-21-10
01/24/201189535
 2005 chevy aveo broken timing belt warped valves after 89,535 miles. car was never inspected by dealership prior to selling car. taken in numerous times because of check engine light on or flashing. purchased car 5-21-10
12/25/201082937
 While driving i noticed a smoke coming from under the hood. i looked down to see my engine temp indicator on hot. i wasn't far from my home luckilky at the time, so i drove it home. i opened my hood a couple minutes later to find water sizzling on my thermastat housing. (which is constructed of two pieces of plastic, glued together) i tried to look up info on it and came across all kinds of people complaining about this exact same problem with their 2004-2005 chevy aveo ls. the earliest complaint i saw was as early as january of 2009. after looking at your website, i found out that there is no recalls on this item at all. also, the only place to get a new one is at the dealership for $91.00 and that is without labor cost. in addition, it is not covered under warranty.
12/25/201082937
 While driving i noticed a smoke coming from under the hood. i looked down to see my engine temp indicator on hot. i wasn't far from my home luckilky at the time, so i drove it home. i opened my hood a couple minutes later to find water sizzling on my thermastat housing. (which is constructed of two pieces of plastic, glued together) i tried to look up info on it and came across all kinds of people complaining about this exact same problem with their 2004-2005 chevy aveo ls. the earliest complaint i saw was as early as january of 2009. after looking at your website, i found out that there is no recalls on this item at all. also, the only place to get a new one is at the dealership for $91.00 and that is without labor cost. in addition, it is not covered under warranty.
12/25/201082937
 While driving i noticed a smoke coming from under the hood. i looked down to see my engine temp indicator on hot. i wasn't far from my home luckilky at the time, so i drove it home. i opened my hood a couple minutes later to find water sizzling on my thermastat housing. (which is constructed of two pieces of plastic, glued together) i tried to look up info on it and came across all kinds of people complaining about this exact same problem with their 2004-2005 chevy aveo ls. the earliest complaint i saw was as early as january of 2009. after looking at your website, i found out that there is no recalls on this item at all. also, the only place to get a new one is at the dealership for $91.00 and that is without labor cost. in addition, it is not covered under warranty.
12/25/201082937
 While driving i noticed a smoke coming from under the hood. i looked down to see my engine temp indicator on hot. i wasn't far from my home luckilky at the time, so i drove it home. i opened my hood a couple minutes later to find water sizzling on my thermastat housing. (which is constructed of two pieces of plastic, glued together) i tried to look up info on it and came across all kinds of people complaining about this exact same problem with their 2004-2005 chevy aveo ls. the earliest complaint i saw was as early as january of 2009. after looking at your website, i found out that there is no recalls on this item at all. also, the only place to get a new one is at the dealership for $91.00 and that is without labor cost. in addition, it is not covered under warranty.
12/25/201082937
 While driving i noticed a smoke coming from under the hood. i looked down to see my engine temp indicator on hot. i wasn't far from my home luckilky at the time, so i drove it home. i opened my hood a couple minutes later to find water sizzling on my thermastat housing. (which is constructed of two pieces of plastic, glued together) i tried to look up info on it and came across all kinds of people complaining about this exact same problem with their 2004-2005 chevy aveo ls. the earliest complaint i saw was as early as january of 2009. after looking at your website, i found out that there is no recalls on this item at all. also, the only place to get a new one is at the dealership for $91.00 and that is without labor cost. in addition, it is not covered under warranty.
11/29/201060098
 The thermostat housing broke from the engine block and burst through the plastic housing. i was on the freeway coming home from work when steam began pouring out the exhaust and from under my hood. last year, a plastic bolt on the engine broke and sent two rods through the manifold; i got a new engine. i would think twice about this car.
11/29/201060098
 The thermostat housing broke from the engine block and burst through the plastic housing. i was on the freeway coming home from work when steam began pouring out the exhaust and from under my hood. last year, a plastic bolt on the engine broke and sent two rods through the manifold; i got a new engine. i would think twice about this car.
11/29/201060098
 The thermostat housing broke from the engine block and burst through the plastic housing. i was on the freeway coming home from work when steam began pouring out the exhaust and from under my hood. last year, a plastic bolt on the engine broke and sent two rods through the manifold; i got a new engine. i would think twice about this car.
11/29/201060098
 The thermostat housing broke from the engine block and burst through the plastic housing. i was on the freeway coming home from work when steam began pouring out the exhaust and from under my hood. last year, a plastic bolt on the engine broke and sent two rods through the manifold; i got a new engine. i would think twice about this car.
11/29/201060098
 The thermostat housing broke from the engine block and burst through the plastic housing. i was on the freeway coming home from work when steam began pouring out the exhaust and from under my hood. last year, a plastic bolt on the engine broke and sent two rods through the manifold; i got a new engine. i would think twice about this car.
09/07/201078000
 2005 chevy aveo: plastic thermostat housing broke, spraying motor with coolant, shorting out plug wires and warping the head. the car has 78,000 miles. requires head replacement/ repair, and gaskets.
09/07/201078000
 2005 chevy aveo: plastic thermostat housing broke, spraying motor with coolant, shorting out plug wires and warping the head. the car has 78,000 miles. requires head replacement/ repair, and gaskets.
09/07/201078000
 2005 chevy aveo: plastic thermostat housing broke, spraying motor with coolant, shorting out plug wires and warping the head. the car has 78,000 miles. requires head replacement/ repair, and gaskets.
08/26/2010105300
 Driving home from work on 8/26/2010, the thermostat housing just split in have on my 2005 chevy aveo ls. the antifreeze spilled out and i needed to have the car towed. the thermostat housing is made of cheap pvc pipe like material and is in two pieces that appear to be glued together. a very low grade risky design in my opinion. the replacement part is only available from a gm dealer at a cost of $98 plus tax. the replacement part is made of sturdy aluminum. it appears to be a better design and structurally sound. my complaint is, gm obviously knew this part was substandard. evidence of that is the reengineered replacement part. gm should have recalled the chevy aveo's and replaced the cheap/defective thermostat housing instead of not informing owners of the defect, and allowing the part to fail on the open road. further, the cost of $98 plust tax for the upgraded thermostat housing should not passed on to the owner/customer. gm should refund that cost and/or recall the vehicles for free replacement. this is a safety concern, especially when you break down on a interstate highway, in a small compact chevy aveo, with small children in the car. i have read hundreds of blogs online of chevy aveo owners this same part has failed on (after mine failed). it's appalling that there has not been a recall on this issue, and that the nhtsa has not forced gm to recall the vehicles with this cheap/faulty thermostat housing. it's not only a safety issue, but no engine light comes on when this happens, so a person can continue driving and cause further serious damage to the car if the engine block siezes up, etc.
08/26/2010105300
 Driving home from work on 8/26/2010, the thermostat housing just split in have on my 2005 chevy aveo ls. the antifreeze spilled out and i needed to have the car towed. the thermostat housing is made of cheap pvc pipe like material and is in two pieces that appear to be glued together. a very low grade risky design in my opinion. the replacement part is only available from a gm dealer at a cost of $98 plus tax. the replacement part is made of sturdy aluminum. it appears to be a better design and structurally sound. my complaint is, gm obviously knew this part was substandard. evidence of that is the reengineered replacement part. gm should have recalled the chevy aveo's and replaced the cheap/defective thermostat housing instead of not informing owners of the defect, and allowing the part to fail on the open road. further, the cost of $98 plust tax for the upgraded thermostat housing should not passed on to the owner/customer. gm should refund that cost and/or recall the vehicles for free replacement. this is a safety concern, especially when you break down on a interstate highway, in a small compact chevy aveo, with small children in the car. i have read hundreds of blogs online of chevy aveo owners this same part has failed on (after mine failed). it's appalling that there has not been a recall on this issue, and that the nhtsa has not forced gm to recall the vehicles with this cheap/faulty thermostat housing. it's not only a safety issue, but no engine light comes on when this happens, so a person can continue driving and cause further serious damage to the car if the engine block siezes up, etc.
08/26/2010105300
 Driving home from work on 8/26/2010, the thermostat housing just split in have on my 2005 chevy aveo ls. the antifreeze spilled out and i needed to have the car towed. the thermostat housing is made of cheap pvc pipe like material and is in two pieces that appear to be glued together. a very low grade risky design in my opinion. the replacement part is only available from a gm dealer at a cost of $98 plus tax. the replacement part is made of sturdy aluminum. it appears to be a better design and structurally sound. my complaint is, gm obviously knew this part was substandard. evidence of that is the reengineered replacement part. gm should have recalled the chevy aveo's and replaced the cheap/defective thermostat housing instead of not informing owners of the defect, and allowing the part to fail on the open road. further, the cost of $98 plust tax for the upgraded thermostat housing should not passed on to the owner/customer. gm should refund that cost and/or recall the vehicles for free replacement. this is a safety concern, especially when you break down on a interstate highway, in a small compact chevy aveo, with small children in the car. i have read hundreds of blogs online of chevy aveo owners this same part has failed on (after mine failed). it's appalling that there has not been a recall on this issue, and that the nhtsa has not forced gm to recall the vehicles with this cheap/faulty thermostat housing. it's not only a safety issue, but no engine light comes on when this happens, so a person can continue driving and cause further serious damage to the car if the engine block siezes up, etc.
08/26/2010105300
 Driving home from work on 8/26/2010, the thermostat housing just split in have on my 2005 chevy aveo ls. the antifreeze spilled out and i needed to have the car towed. the thermostat housing is made of cheap pvc pipe like material and is in two pieces that appear to be glued together. a very low grade risky design in my opinion. the replacement part is only available from a gm dealer at a cost of $98 plus tax. the replacement part is made of sturdy aluminum. it appears to be a better design and structurally sound. my complaint is, gm obviously knew this part was substandard. evidence of that is the reengineered replacement part. gm should have recalled the chevy aveo's and replaced the cheap/defective thermostat housing instead of not informing owners of the defect, and allowing the part to fail on the open road. further, the cost of $98 plust tax for the upgraded thermostat housing should not passed on to the owner/customer. gm should refund that cost and/or recall the vehicles for free replacement. this is a safety concern, especially when you break down on a interstate highway, in a small compact chevy aveo, with small children in the car. i have read hundreds of blogs online of chevy aveo owners this same part has failed on (after mine failed). it's appalling that there has not been a recall on this issue, and that the nhtsa has not forced gm to recall the vehicles with this cheap/faulty thermostat housing. it's not only a safety issue, but no engine light comes on when this happens, so a person can continue driving and cause further serious damage to the car if the engine block siezes up, etc.
08/26/2010105300
 Driving home from work on 8/26/2010, the thermostat housing just split in have on my 2005 chevy aveo ls. the antifreeze spilled out and i needed to have the car towed. the thermostat housing is made of cheap pvc pipe like material and is in two pieces that appear to be glued together. a very low grade risky design in my opinion. the replacement part is only available from a gm dealer at a cost of $98 plus tax. the replacement part is made of sturdy aluminum. it appears to be a better design and structurally sound. my complaint is, gm obviously knew this part was substandard. evidence of that is the reengineered replacement part. gm should have recalled the chevy aveo's and replaced the cheap/defective thermostat housing instead of not informing owners of the defect, and allowing the part to fail on the open road. further, the cost of $98 plust tax for the upgraded thermostat housing should not passed on to the owner/customer. gm should refund that cost and/or recall the vehicles for free replacement. this is a safety concern, especially when you break down on a interstate highway, in a small compact chevy aveo, with small children in the car. i have read hundreds of blogs online of chevy aveo owners this same part has failed on (after mine failed). it's appalling that there has not been a recall on this issue, and that the nhtsa has not forced gm to recall the vehicles with this cheap/faulty thermostat housing. it's not only a safety issue, but no engine light comes on when this happens, so a person can continue driving and cause further serious damage to the car if the engine block siezes up, etc.
12/22/2009500001
 The clock on my 2005 chevy aveo does not work continuously. sometimes the display works and sometimes it does not. as for safety issues, the plastic thermostat housing broke while driving down the road last week. after pricing replacement plastic parts, we opted to purchase the metal one, which can only be purchased from the dealer and which is more than twice the price of the plastic ones. we still had a leak, so we called a local napa store and purchased a gasket for under $2. after removing and then attempting to replace the part again, one of the bolt holes broke off. isn't the metal supposed to be more durable? all this has happened in less than a week and the dealer refuses to stand behind the part. not only was the plastic piece shoddy, so is the metal one and so is chevrolet's customer service. *tr
09/13/20091
 The thermostat housing blew apart and i was 75 miles away from home on a sunday. i replaced it with and 12 days later it blew apart again. my car has been in a reliable garage now for 2 weeks and they can't get the part. no local dealers have the part and the warehouse is out of stock. i had a 7 year old child in my car. this should have been a recall by gm and i intend to go as far as the ceo if i have to. this is costing me a great deal of money to rent a car. i want my money back from gm along with a letter of apology. shame on them. *tr
03/28/2009783161
 Normal driving of vehicle plastic thermostat housing unit broke in half and exploded coolant over the engine and windshield of vehicle. called the dealer and was informed that they know that the part is faulty and wears out in under 40,000 miles and have redesigned the part using pot metal which will now cost 89.99 to replace. this is the second time we have had to replace this same part on this car in the three years we have owned it. so they know the part is faulty and then charge five time what the original parts replacement cost was because they know you have to replace it through them. *tr
05/15/2007300001
 I traded in a 2004 p.t.cruiser to get a 2005 chevy aveo at the time it had 21000 miles when i got it. my warranty was good till 36000. i had lots of issues with a noise that still to this day has not been corrected even after three attempts under my car by the chevy service dept. i then had a computer recall or something that had to be replaced i also had a gas cap that malfunctioned and a clock that had to be replaced. those are the non life threatening issues. i had an incident inside of the original warranty where the car threw parts out of the engine. it was the serpentine belt and the bracket that was metal that it was mounted on broke out of the engine as i was driving it. i am currently at 55000 and i have the power train on it. in the last month i have had the car in my possession 1 week the rest it's been in the service dept. a month ago the plastic and yes that's plastic housing for the thermostat blew apart on the interstate causing us to have to dial 911 to get help because we were trapped. two weeks ago it spit out the timing belt and the valves got bent and the valve cover was damaged. we don't know what particles ended up in the engine for now. i have contacted chevrolet on all these issues and i asked them before my warranty went out and right after the first incident to give me back the money for the car. they called me today and said i didn't have a case because the warranty was out i reminded them i had been asking since before at the first incident with the serpentine and bracket and they said sorry the warranty is out. i reminded them i have pictures of those parts and can prove it but that still wasn't good enough! i spoke to hannah a district specialist today and that is who lied to herself and said these occurrences were after the warranty. i have proof can you please help before my family dies and then we have dependents who will own the very company the gov't is trying to bail out. i need you to intervene before i go to court over this. *tr
01/03/2009556001
 My daughter was driving our 2005 chevy aveo when she noticed smoke coming from under the hood, she contacted me and i came and saw anti-freeze all over engine compartment, it is when i noticed the thermostat housing split at seam. we got the car home using 3.5 gallons of anti-freeze and several stops to let engine cool. i have read hundreds of postings on different websites with people having the same problem. this part is two plastic parts sealed together with the thermostat between them. i have noticed that chevy knew of this problem happening from 30k-50k mileage on the vehicles and the new replacement part is now metal. once i get the part and install it i will have to pay to have the engine checked since most of the complaints also mention the head warping due to the heat caused by the thermostat housing breaking. *tr
08/10/2008645001
 In the beginning i had no problems with the car whatsoever. then the thermostat housing blew apart causing the engine to overheat and blowing the head gasket. neither chevy or my extended warranty company (toyota) would cover the repair. i had to spend over one hundred dollars on just the thermostat housing and over three hundred to get the problem diagnosed. the car still sits in my driveway broken. i had to spend another four hundred and fifty dollars to get the head repaired and to buy the new gaskets. just got the car back together and still doesn't run right. *tr
08/20/2008345001
 Was driving on the expressway, when the thermostat housing broke. the car's mileage was 34, 500. called dealership since the was still under warranty and the dealer told me that the part was not covered. i had to pay upfront for the part and had it replaced. also the car now starts to shake and the hold light keeps flashing. this happens about twice a week. *tr
10/20/2008770001
 Thermostat housing broke in half causing overheating and internal engine damage. *tr
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE
03/11/201139600
 I am disabled, and in 2005, i purchased a new chevy aveo from gm dealer and in 2006 gm sent notice to all dealers that these engines had a defective timing belt and to notify and offer new car buyers a free replacement of the defective part as failure of defective part would likely destroy the engine. i received no notice from gm or my dealer. when my car reached just 49k miles the defective part failed (rubber timing belt) and has caused massive engine damage requiring all new head, valves, and other parts. dealer refused to even diagnosis the vehicle to avoid documentation of cause and liability and i had at attempt myself and was severely injured. i live on key west and only dealer who sold me the vehicle is niles sales and service. i have spent $600.00 to replace defective timing belt and associated parts but one cycylinder has no compression confirming values were bent and a 1.5k head replacement is needed which i cannot afford living solely on social security disability in section 8 public housings so now being disabled i have no transportation for medical appointments, or even food shopping. i was victim survivor of 9/11 wtc attack and since gm and dealer knew of this defect and failed to give notice i believe they are in violation of several consumer and regulatory requirements about known defects notice and replacement standards and have put buyers of their product who are disabled.... in physical danger.
03/11/201139600
 I am disabled, and in 2005, i purchased a new chevy aveo from gm dealer and in 2006 gm sent notice to all dealers that these engines had a defective timing belt and to notify and offer new car buyers a free replacement of the defective part as failure of defective part would likely destroy the engine. i received no notice from gm or my dealer. when my car reached just 49k miles the defective part failed (rubber timing belt) and has caused massive engine damage requiring all new head, valves, and other parts. dealer refused to even diagnosis the vehicle to avoid documentation of cause and liability and i had at attempt myself and was severely injured. i live on key west and only dealer who sold me the vehicle is niles sales and service. i have spent $600.00 to replace defective timing belt and associated parts but one cycylinder has no compression confirming values were bent and a 1.5k head replacement is needed which i cannot afford living solely on social security disability in section 8 public housings so now being disabled i have no transportation for medical appointments, or even food shopping. i was victim survivor of 9/11 wtc attack and since gm and dealer knew of this defect and failed to give notice i believe they are in violation of several consumer and regulatory requirements about known defects notice and replacement standards and have put buyers of their product who are disabled.... in physical danger.
03/11/201139600
 I am disabled, and in 2005, i purchased a new chevy aveo from gm dealer and in 2006 gm sent notice to all dealers that these engines had a defective timing belt and to notify and offer new car buyers a free replacement of the defective part as failure of defective part would likely destroy the engine. i received no notice from gm or my dealer. when my car reached just 49k miles the defective part failed (rubber timing belt) and has caused massive engine damage requiring all new head, valves, and other parts. dealer refused to even diagnosis the vehicle to avoid documentation of cause and liability and i had at attempt myself and was severely injured. i live on key west and only dealer who sold me the vehicle is niles sales and service. i have spent $600.00 to replace defective timing belt and associated parts but one cycylinder has no compression confirming values were bent and a 1.5k head replacement is needed which i cannot afford living solely on social security disability in section 8 public housings so now being disabled i have no transportation for medical appointments, or even food shopping. i was victim survivor of 9/11 wtc attack and since gm and dealer knew of this defect and failed to give notice i believe they are in violation of several consumer and regulatory requirements about known defects notice and replacement standards and have put buyers of their product who are disabled.... in physical danger.
03/11/201139600
 I am disabled, and in 2005, i purchased a new chevy aveo from gm dealer and in 2006 gm sent notice to all dealers that these engines had a defective timing belt and to notify and offer new car buyers a free replacement of the defective part as failure of defective part would likely destroy the engine. i received no notice from gm or my dealer. when my car reached just 49k miles the defective part failed (rubber timing belt) and has caused massive engine damage requiring all new head, valves, and other parts. dealer refused to even diagnosis the vehicle to avoid documentation of cause and liability and i had at attempt myself and was severely injured. i live on key west and only dealer who sold me the vehicle is niles sales and service. i have spent $600.00 to replace defective timing belt and associated parts but one cycylinder has no compression confirming values were bent and a 1.5k head replacement is needed which i cannot afford living solely on social security disability in section 8 public housings so now being disabled i have no transportation for medical appointments, or even food shopping. i was victim survivor of 9/11 wtc attack and since gm and dealer knew of this defect and failed to give notice i believe they are in violation of several consumer and regulatory requirements about known defects notice and replacement standards and have put buyers of their product who are disabled.... in physical danger.
09/14/2010106/03/2008
 2005 chevrolet aveo. consumer states faulty defective timing belt *tgw the consumer stated the timing belt which controlled all of the engine parts broke and caused catastrophic damage to the engine. *jb
09/14/2010106/03/2008
 2005 chevrolet aveo. consumer states faulty defective timing belt *tgw the consumer stated the timing belt which controlled all of the engine parts broke and caused catastrophic damage to the engine. *jb
09/14/2010106/03/2008
 2005 chevrolet aveo. consumer states faulty defective timing belt *tgw the consumer stated the timing belt which controlled all of the engine parts broke and caused catastrophic damage to the engine. *jb
09/14/2010106/03/2008
 2005 chevrolet aveo. consumer states faulty defective timing belt *tgw the consumer stated the timing belt which controlled all of the engine parts broke and caused catastrophic damage to the engine. *jb
11/07/201070000
 Timing belt failure. 70,000 miles.
11/07/201070000
 Timing belt failure. 70,000 miles.
11/07/201070000
 Timing belt failure. 70,000 miles.
11/07/201070000
 Timing belt failure. 70,000 miles.
10/22/201064276
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet aveo. the contact was attempting to accelerate 15 mph from a traffic stop when the vehicle exhibited an unusually loud grumbling noise before stalling. the contact was able to restart the vehicle. the vehicle then exhibited the same noise before stalling a second time. the vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. the vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic who advised that the retensioner belt was fractured and spew shards of metal throughout the engine area. the dealer advised bringing the vehicle in for diagnostic testing. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 64,276.
10/22/201064276
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet aveo. the contact was attempting to accelerate 15 mph from a traffic stop when the vehicle exhibited an unusually loud grumbling noise before stalling. the contact was able to restart the vehicle. the vehicle then exhibited the same noise before stalling a second time. the vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. the vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic who advised that the retensioner belt was fractured and spew shards of metal throughout the engine area. the dealer advised bringing the vehicle in for diagnostic testing. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 64,276.
10/22/201064276
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet aveo. the contact was attempting to accelerate 15 mph from a traffic stop when the vehicle exhibited an unusually loud grumbling noise before stalling. the contact was able to restart the vehicle. the vehicle then exhibited the same noise before stalling a second time. the vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. the vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic who advised that the retensioner belt was fractured and spew shards of metal throughout the engine area. the dealer advised bringing the vehicle in for diagnostic testing. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 64,276.
10/22/201064276
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet aveo. the contact was attempting to accelerate 15 mph from a traffic stop when the vehicle exhibited an unusually loud grumbling noise before stalling. the contact was able to restart the vehicle. the vehicle then exhibited the same noise before stalling a second time. the vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. the vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic who advised that the retensioner belt was fractured and spew shards of metal throughout the engine area. the dealer advised bringing the vehicle in for diagnostic testing. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 64,276.
05/02/201057000
 Driving home from church and car started smoking! only to find out that the thermostat housing was busted!
08/27/2009850001
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet aveo. while driving the vehicles engine was became hot. the vehicle was taken to a local repair facility for inspection. the technician replaced the main computer. the current and failure mileages were 85000. updated 01/05/10. *lj the consumer stated the vehicle was manufactured with a plastic temperature housing which eventually melted due to extreme heat in texas, which caused the vehicle to get hot and the engine to burn up. the engine and computer were replaced. after 2 months of driving, the transmission failed. updated 01/07/10.*jb
11/01/2009922561
 Car type: 2005 chevy aveo problems i have had with this car; 1. oxygen sensor needed replacement by 41,xxx miles 2. at 82,xxx mi. wiring problems in fuse box wires came loose (possibly a fire hazard) burnt the wiring harness. (char marks on the wiring harness) caused the interior (instrument cluster panel) and exterior lights (daytime running lights)(yellow lowbeams that control turn signal) to turn off while driving the vehicle during the night time. fix cost me $125.00 plus tax 8.25% this isn't the first time i've heard of this happening in fact its on many online forums as happening to several other people. 3. at 92,xxx miles. thermostat housing cracked in the center where the thermostat is located at (thermostat housing is plastic) very cheaply made. no parts houses carry this item. its a gm part. got stranded 44 miles from home and had to get a tow truck to bring car home. cost; $115.00 + tax corrections made to vehicle; 1. purchased a new oxygen sensor for about $120.00 2. taken electrical problem to a shop and had the shop fix it for 125.00 +tax 3. problem still pending. parts not available at part houses i.e. autozone o'reileys a-line, advanced auto, etc....i believe parts houses do not wish to carry these parts. part is too cheaply made for them to carry i believe the part should have been made out of metal.(steel, aluminum. etc....) property damage: damage to wiring harness in vehicle chevy aveo fire: burnt wiring harness in vehicle, wires had to be soldered from a separate locality in engine compartment. *tr
11/18/2008790001
 Plastic elbow on 2005 chevy aveo, due to heat, broke, causing engine to overheat, had to have engine head resurfaced in march 2009; then catalytic converter went out. after fixing igniter, test proved, engine was only firing at less then 50% on cylinders 1 & 2 due to lack of compression, that began with plastic elbow breaking. *tr
08/05/2009120001
 2005 chevy aveo with 12,000 miles. for the past two days, when i let up on the throttle gently, the car does not slow down, exactly like complaint # 10262822 described. the pedal feels as though the linkage is sticking somewhere. if i hit the throttle hard and immediately release, the throttle returns to idle position. *tr
07/28/200712000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet aveo. while merging onto the highway at an unknown speed, the vehicle shut off. it took approximately five minutes for the vehicle to restart and then it shut off again. there were no warnings prior to the failures. the vehicle was taken to the dealer twice, but they could not diagnose the cause of the failure. during the third visit, the check engine light illuminated and the dealer stated that the oxygen senor was activated and would not cause the vehicle to shut off. the manufacturer advised the contact to take the vehicle back to the dealer. the failure mileage was 12,000 and current mileage was 39,000.
03/23/20091260001
 I own a 2005 chevy aveo. have owned since 7-15-05. no problems except for head gasket replaced while still under warranty. on 3/23/09, i was on the way to work & went to pass a car. as i pulled back in to the lane & took my foot off the gas the cars speed still increased. applied brakes and could still feel the engine pulling as if i were still pressing the gas pedal. slid in to neutral and the rpms raced to 7. i flipped back in to drive & the car kept speeding up. put back in to neutral & hit the gas a couple of times to try & kick it down & it finally went after the 3rd time flipping it back & forth between neutral & drive. side note: car was sitting out all night in with temp dropping to teens with windchill. this is the second incident. however, the first time it was not this extreme. i was at approx 80-85 mph before it kicked back down this time. *tr