Ignition Problems of Chevrolet Aveo



Chevrolet Aveo owners have reported 8 problems related to ignition (under the electrical system category).

car image   Ignition problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Aveo 1
Failure Date: 01/01/2014

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Aveo. The contact stated while driving at various speeds, the vehicle stalled and the power steering failed. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician stated the ignition lock cylinder needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 70,000 and the current mileage was 91,000.

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car image   Ignition problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Aveo 2
Failure Date: 12/10/2010

The car is having electrical problems. Started with the headlight going out on the drivers side, then the shifter started getting stuck in park. Later the dash board lights went out, along with all the gauges. Now my tail and brake lights are no longer working and when I turn off the car, the key gets stuck in the ignition and cant be removed. All this happened over a 3 day period. I took it to chevy and after 2 hours, they stated they could not identify the problem. They wanted to charge me eight additional hours of diagnostic fee at a rate of $109/hr to try and find what the problem is. I took it to another mechanic who diagnosed a problem with the fuse box. After looking online I see that this problem is common amongst hundreds of customers with Aveos from 2005 up to 2009. I contacted gm and they took the stance that their technicians will have to be the ones to find the problem and they will not cover the diagnostic fee; even though I already paid the chevy dealership for 2 hours of diagnostics. At this point, I am lost because gm will not intervene and I truly trust the chevy dealership.

car image   Ignition problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Aveo 3
Failure Date: 09/11/2010

The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Aveo. The contact stated that the key continuously would become stuck in the ignition and cause the gear shift to become locked in gear whether driving or if the vehicle was turned off. In addition, the interior lights failed and only the radio and clock lights would illuminate. The vehicle was neither inspected nor repaired. The failure and current mileage was 80,000.

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car image   Ignition problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Aveo 4
Failure Date: 11/15/2009

On Sunday evening I attempted to put my 2005 chevy Aveo into drive after putting my key in the ignition and starting the vehicle but the shifter was stuck in park. The Aveo has a feature called the "shift lock release" which is a hole on the shifter console you can put a screwdriver or other tool into to release the shifter into drive in these situations. I was able to put the car in drive and make it home safely after using the shift lock release but when I got home I realized my key was stuck in the ignition. My car sat unlocked overnight because I could not get the key out. On Monday I called my local gm dealership in salem, OH and they stated they would not be able to take a look at my car until Tuesday. I spent the entire day researching online and found many customers who have experienced this same issue with the Aveo. Later on in the evening I realized my brake lights weren't working but there was not a blown fuse or switch. I tested both of the brake lights and they were still good. On Tuesday I took my car to the dealership and it cost me $80 for the mechanic to tell me the shifter is bad, which I already knew. They also stated it would be $300 to repair the shifter. I strongly believe the failure of the brake lights, the shifter and the ignition are tied together and should be replaced by gm at no cost to me. My vehicle is sitting unattended with the key in it, which runs the risk of it being stolen. Not to mention when I am driving I have no brake lights to alert the other drivers I am slowing down or stopping which could cause an accident. Each time I attempt to put the car in drive I have to insert something into the shift lock release to shift the car and this has been going on since Sunday.

car image   Ignition problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Aveo 5
Failure Date: 06/18/2006

Key gets really hot and after I drive it for a while and shut car off and go to turn it back on after it sits for just a few minutes it will start but it will keep dying and then I have to let it sit for at least 20 to 30 minutes before it will start I guess the ignition has to cool down and it will be fine until it gets hot again I am afraid of car catching fire.

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car image   Ignition problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Aveo 6
Failure Date: 02/02/2005

Cd player gets too hot. It has melted a cd. I run it for 15 minutes and you can't even touch the face of it or the cd itself. I've contacted the dealership and they say its normal. I believe that with the clock, the cd player, and the ignition (& key) getting pretty hot that it's an electrical problem.

car image   Ignition problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Aveo 7
Failure Date: 10/27/2004

Caller says that while she lets the vehicle warm up it makes a boom boom noise from the fuel line or pump. Caller says it will do this until it warms up and then it stops. Dealer says it is a characteristic of the car. Manufacturer said the same thing. Caller says the key gets hot while it the ignition.

car image   Ignition problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Aveo 8
Failure Date: 07/30/2004

My 2004 Chevrolet Aveo has a problem with the ignition key getting very hot. I am worried of a electrical fire. My a/c went out due to a bad seal and I was told they had redesigned the a/c compressor. What are my options?.


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