2008 Chevrolet Aveo 1.6L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual Consumer Review - Unsafe for passenger safety

2008 Chevrolet Aveo - Consumer Review

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Aveo5 Special Value 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Unsafe for passenger safety
By Tom on


2008 Chevrolet Aveo 5 Special Value 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


Despite good safety rating, these cars consistently do not provide passenger airbag protection for passengers less than 120 lbs. If you are less than 100 lbs on the passenger side, you can guarantee that the airbag will be off. We took the car back to the dealer 3 times, averaging 4 days each time - and they claimed nothing is wrong. They DO KNOW that these seat sensors were set too high, and there is nothing they can do to fix it. Not only have we experienced this in our car, we've driven rentals of 2009 and 2010 heritage, and the same problem exists in these other years. The service manager said "No problem exists because the computer did not register any faults". Ha, ha, ha. Stupid!

Favorite Features

If you go slow, 55 mpg, you will get over 40 MPG. I averaged 37 going about 65 mph.

Suggested Improvements

Fix the darn passenger sensor or give us a manual override to turn it on.
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By wheiney
on 04/12/11 23:26 PM (PDT)

Our 08 Aveo LT had a problem with the Pass. AirBag as well. While driving the airbag light would go on and off. Took in for solution only to find out that the sensor is built into the seat and the whole leather seat cover and sensor had to be replaced. Took 9 days.

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