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Old 02-26-2007, 05:34 PM   #1
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Speedometer Accuracy

Did you know that your 2004 - 2007 Chevrolet Aveo might not have an accurate speedometer reading?

I have a 2007 Optra LT and found this out when I hooked up my GPS system and there was a difference of 3 to 9 KMH. I wouldn't have even known there was a problem and you might not either. Spoke to GM head office and my dealer and they feel it is no big deal but I feel it is a safety issue and the speedometer should be accurate.

It seems this issue has been around for a while and no complaints, as you might not even know about it. My dealer though I was nuts when I told them this a week after getting my new 2007 Optra LT.

Check you maybe surprised.

Here is something else I found on a search on the web

Auto Repair Information 2004 Chevrolet Aveo LS Wagon
2004 CHEVROLET EPICA, OPTRA ALSO INCLUDED. ... Description: SPEEDOMETER ACCURACY 7 TO 9% HIGHER THAN ACTUAL.



GM bulletin reads

Subject: Speedometer Accuracy Higher Than Actual - Keywords IPC miles ,mileage odo odometer offset speedo #PIC3779B
(01/15/2007)

Models:
2004 - 2007 Chevrolet Aveo
2004 - 2006 Chevrolet Epica (Canada Only)
2004 - 2007 Chevrolet Optra (Canada Only)
2005 - 2006 Pontiac Wave

This PI was superseded to add the 2005-2006 Pontiac Wave. Please discard PIC3779A.

The following diagnosis might be helpful if the exhibits the symptom(s) described in this PI.

Conditions/Concern:

The speedometer may indicate vehicle speeds higher then actual. For example, the speedometer may indicate 60 mph at an actual 55 mph.

Note: The odometer accuracy is NOT affected as this is a speedometer ONLY issue.

Note: This is characteristic of the current calibration.

Recommendation/Instructions:

This condition is NORMAL at this time; do NOT replace the IPC for this conditions it will NOT repair this speedometer offset condition.
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Old 03-06-2007, 06:40 PM   #2
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Re: Speedometer Accuracy

I bought my Brand New less then 2 months old in to the dealer for the 5th time.

Here are the test of side by side driving with my vehicle

Service Car 20 40 60 80 100
Customer Car 24 48 68 88 106 All speed are in kph

See not accurate at all and no consistancy in the ammount it is out by.

If you own any of these models

2004 - 2007 Chevrolet Aveo
2004 - 2006 Chevrolet Epica (Canada Only)
2004 - 2007 Chevrolet Optra (Canada Only)
2005 - 2006 Pontiac Wave

I would bring it back to your GM delaer and get them to test them as I bet your vehicle speedometer will be off as well like the other people I have spoke to.

If the dealer says you are crazy tell them to read GM Bulletins 3779, 3779A & 3779B as they have know about this since 2004 and yet there still is no fix for this.
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Re: Speedometer Accuracy

Funny enough, I noticed this the other day! We just bought a wave (not even a month ago). It's a 2007 sedan model with the Wi Package. It's a pretty nice little care, but using the GPS this weekend I noted we were about 5kmh off.

Very odd. Doesn't bother me really becuase I never drive the speedlimit anyway, but it certainly is not accurate.
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Old 09-04-2007, 06:32 PM   #4
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Re: Speedometer Accuracy

Thing is that they have know about this since 2004 and they seem to think it is funny and the speedometer has to be accurate when you sell a used car so if you go and sell it in a couple of years and they find out the speedometer is not accurate they could ask you to fix it but there is no fix.



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Funny enough, I noticed this the other day! We just bought a wave (not even a month ago). It's a 2007 sedan model with the Wi Package. It's a pretty nice little care, but using the GPS this weekend I noted we were about 5kmh off.

Very odd. Doesn't bother me really becuase I never drive the speedlimit anyway, but it certainly is not accurate.
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Re: Speedometer Accuracy

My 2009 Wave is accurate to within 2 kph up to about 100 kph, according to my Garmin GPS 76CS.

My '92 Caprice is optimistic by about 2%, 4% with the 225- 70 tires.
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Old 02-15-2010, 12:48 AM   #6
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Re: Speedometer Accuracy

ExOptra Owner Used lease busters and now this car is someone elses issue and the fix from GM was stop making the car. I used to own 2 GM cars and now I own none as there service and customer care suck. Now they give you 60 days to try the car read the fine print and you will see the bs behind this.

Sorry to have to say this but GM used to mean a good car but now it means over paid works and crappy cars. Please pay me big bucks to push a button all day.

forgot to mention don't buy from Courtesy Chevrolet Toronto. My opinion is they are the worst dealer around. They will do everything to sell you a car once you buy forget about the support from them. I used another dealer to service the car as they are so bad.

Also they threaten me with legal action if I mentioned them online. Oh well I do have the right for an opinion and they can't take that away from me. Freedom of speech look it up Courtesy Chevrolet.
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