1st Generation (2004—2011) Aveo Problems

Aveo owners with a 2004—2011 model year have the most problems with the engine (40%), interior (9%), and the electrical (7%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Timing Belt Failure 81 complaints at an average of 71,137 miles in the 2004 Chevrolet Aveo.
  2. Idler Pulley Broke in Half 10 complaints at an average of 65,072 miles in the 2005 Chevrolet Aveo.
  3. Ac Compressor Went Out 5 complaints at an average of 61,429 miles in the 2009 Chevrolet Aveo.

What Aveo Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Chevrolet model years.

Watch out for the 2004 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2011 28 0 650 8.37
2010 13 1 656 6.84
2009 68 1 619 22.35
2008 66 1 87 20.1
2007 55 2 88 17.57
2006 42 1 447 9.37
2005 81 1 335 33.23
2004 119 2 287 49.99

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