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Old 7th February 2008, 12:42   #1
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My Aveo 1.6 LT is about 1.5 years old & has run about 15K KMs. I have started getting this strange problem with the brake. Sometimes when I am going at lower speeds (say around 20 Kmph or 30 Kmph), the ABS kicks in (especially if it is concrete road) and brake gets hard. The ABS light in the dash also get tunrned on & stays. But this problem has never happened at higher speed.

Definitely, there is an issue with the ABS. So, I had given it for servicing & pointed out this issue. Unfortunately I could not reproduce this problem with the service guys, but they promised to look into it. But service guys could not figure out any problem with ABS during servicing & they just cleaned the ABS unit (that's what they said). The problem was not there for couple of days, but it has again started.

I found a similar thread as below:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...ctavia-rs.html (ABS problem on Octavia RS)

The problem seems to be quite similar. Any other Aveo owner OR any other car owner with ABS had similar issues?

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An update on this problem. After living this issue with ABS, I gave the car for servicing to Vijai Motors in Bangalore. I had only this complaint about ABS and nothing else. After having my car overnight and testing it, they found the issue with sensor and replaced it. The cost of the component is supposed to be 2600 Rs, but they had claimed the entire amount under warranty from GM !!! My car is about to complete 2 years and luckily this issue with sensor was found on time and corrected. Now the car is back to normal, but I need to get re-used to the "corrected braking system", having been driving with a defective ABS system these days.

I was also pleasantly surprised at the "service amount" charged by vijai motors for my 5th service (at the end of 2 years). I got the bill for just 395 Rs, which is for pick-up and drop. They did not charge for any other service (e.g. correcting ABS problem, general servicing etc) !!! Wow !! Am for sure one happy customer of GM and moreover have become a big fan of Vijai motors. Way to go GM, way to go Vijai motors.
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Glad to hear that your problem got sorted out with complete warranty coverage. Its always good to hear positive reviews of authorised centers too!
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Great! We rarely see people coming back report how the issue was solved. This is something that really helps.

What about a 2 yr review?
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Lovely. Very good. a friend is QUITE hung up on the Aveo 1.6

Please post your long term ownership review. I'd guide him here.
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please suggest how is Aveo as a car
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ruchir, please create a post in the What Car section with your requirements and cars shorlisted. So that way you can get all the replies in one place.
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please suggest how is Aveo as a car
There are threads on Aveo. Please go through them than putting up a question here. You'll be finding your answers there.
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Is there a way ABS can be disabled in the Aveo (2008)? I am driving one in the States and facing the same issue for a while. Already got break pads changed which was recommended by the service guy and got all sensors cleaned and codes reset but the issue still remains. There doesn't seem to any issues with rotors or calipers either. I am suspecting that it has something to do with ABS and that is why want to confirm my suspicion by disabling it temporarily to see if the issue still comes before spending a ton on getting the ABS sensors/assembly changed.
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Is there a way ABS can be disabled in the Aveo (2008)?
Pull the fuse pertaining to ABS.

Not recommended to do this but if you do try do it in closed roads or less populated areas. Do remember to reactivate later.
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Pull the fuse pertaining to ABS.

Not recommended to do this but if you do try do it in closed roads or less populated areas. Do remember to reactivate later.
Thanks a4anurag. However, why it has been suggested to be done in closed road or less crowded area? Want to know how it is impacting my vehicle's performance/safety aspects other than ABS feature not being present? There are lots of vehicles around which don't have ABS. Just want to make sure if it is going to effect any other thing such as normal breaking ability of my car.
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Thanks a4anurag. However, why it has been suggested to be done in closed road or less crowded area?
Your safety and other road users safety is what i had in mind when I felt that it is best that tests done in closed environment. It isn't going to do harm directly but just to be doubly sure.

BTW, did you try the test and see if it is related to the ABS unit?
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Your safety and other road users safety is what i had in mind when I felt that it is best that tests done in closed environment. It isn't going to do harm directly but just to be doubly sure.

BTW, did you try the test and see if it is related to the ABS unit?
Its always nice to be reminded about safety

Yes, I did remove the ABS fuse and the issue didn't come back so it is now certain that the problem lies either with ABS sensors or with some other ABS related thing. Identification of problem itself gave me a kind of closure
Now I just need to get it repaired.
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Its always nice to be reminded about safety

Yes, I did remove the ABS fuse and the issue didn't come back so it is now certain that the problem lies either with ABS sensors or with some other ABS related thing. Identification of problem itself gave me a kind of closure
Great that the suggestion worked.

Look at the below links as the issue ABS and Aveo seem to be related and happening in other parts of the world too. Bad that Chevrolet isn't addressing it.

Aveo - ABS Link 1

Aveo - ABS Link 2
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