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2007 Chevrolet Aveo Recalls & Reliability

Recalls

There have been 2 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

Recall Date: 05/19/2014
  • Summary: General Motors is recalling certain model year 2004-2008 Chevrolet Aveo vehicles equipped with daytime running lights (DRL). In the affected vehicles, there may be heat generated within the DRL module located in the center console in the instrument panel, which could melt the DRL module.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 218,000
  • Consequence: If the DRL module melts due to the heat generation, it could cause a vehicle fire.
  • Remedy: The remedy for this recall campaign is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact General Motors customer service at 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet). General Motors recall number for this campaign is 14236.
  • Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 14V261000
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINERecall Date: 10/13/2006
  • Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A 1.6L ENGINE, DURING A NCAP SEVERE FRONTAL CRASH TEST, THE FUEL LINE IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT DEVELOPED A FRACTURE. IN ADDITION, THE CRASH DAMAGE CAUSED FOUR SHORT CIRCUITS IN THE FUSE BLOCK, THE COMBINATION OF WHICH ALLOWED THE FUEL PUMP TO CONTINUE RUNNING AND FUEL LEAKED ONTO THE GROUND.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 17676
  • Consequence: IF THESE CONDITIONS OCCURRED IN AN ACTUAL CRASH, A VEHICLE FIRE COULD OCCUR.
  • Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUSE BLOCK AND INSTALL A NEW SECTION OF FUEL LINE THAT HAS BEEN REDESIGNED FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438.
  • Notes: GM RECALL NO. 06133. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 06V398000

Reliability

Our reliability score is based on the J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) rating or, if unavailable, the J.D. Power Predicted Reliability rating.

Dependability Ratings1 2007
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Feature & Accessory Dependability
Body & Interior Dependability

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Warranty

The Aveo comes with GM's basic limited warranty, covering three years or 36,000 miles. Chevrolet also offers a standard five-year/ 100,000-mile powertrain warranty, and five years of roadside assistance. 

Echoing many, the USA TODAY auto writer recommends, "Price is tempting, but consider saving a little longer and buying something with a good track record on reliability and resale value." New Car Test Drive similarly points out, "One question mark [about the Aveo] is long-term reliability, an area where slightly more expensive competitors such as Honda and Toyota are known quantities."

Qualitywise, some reviewers report variations. Autoweb says "Outside, we noticed a slight variation in the gaps around the hood, and the rear doors sat just a hair shy of flush against the rear quarter panels, but that was basically all we could find fault with." Inside, the reviewer continues, "The main culprit, unfortunately, was visible to most everyone riding in the Aveo--multiple matte black pieces formed the area around the radio, all of which were a little off-kilter."

Warranty information last updated: 5/2/08

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