10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 1
Average Mileage:
41,329 miles

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problem #63

Jun 022014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • miles
2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch and several other problems with vehicle. The consumer the vehicle was taken to the dealer, several times. Three times, for the ignition. The steering module, struts, and control arms were replace. The drive train was in the process of failing.

- Duncan Falls, OH, USA

problem #62

Apr 012014

Cobalt

  • miles
2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. Consumer writes in regards to ignition key problems. The consumer stated last year, she couldn't get the key out of the ignition. The dealer removed the key from the ignition and replaced a part. In April 2014, she experienced the same failure and the vehicle wouldn't start.

- Halifax, VA, USA

problem #61

Jun 022014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • miles
Submission from constituent re 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt recall notice. The consumer stated it has been several weeks, and she has not heard back from the dealer.

- Saint Paul, VA, USA

problem #60

Nov 152012

Cobalt

  • miles
This car was repaired and I was repaid by GM and the car was traded in at diane sauer Chevrolet dealer, Warren, Ohio. Therefore I no longer own this car.

- Niles, OH, USA

problem #59

May 012014

Cobalt

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact received NHTSA recall campaign id numbers 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system) and 14V171000 (electrical system); however, the contact was unable to have the vehicle serviced under the recall because the parts were unavailable. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. There were no failures. Updated 8/11/14

- Lincoln, NE, USA

problem #58

Nov 132013

Cobalt

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign id number: 14V04700 (air bags, electrical system) and NHTSA campaign id number: 14V17100 (electrical system). The contact stated that the parts were not available for the repairs. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Washington, PA, USA

problem #57

Apr 072014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V171000 (electrical system) and 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system) had exceeded the reasonable amount of time for repair. The dealer stated the parts were not available. The manufacturer was made aware of the delay. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact stated that the ignition switch was loose. The failure mileage was unknown. Updated 09/15/14

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #56

Apr 072014

Cobalt

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact received the recall notification for NHTSA campaign id number: 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system). The contact stated that the repair had exceeded a reasonable amount of time. The dealer informed that parts were not available. The contact had not experienced a failure. The manufacturer was notified of the delay.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #55

Nov 032012

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 52,685 miles
Deer hit car was very dark 7 am witness called 911 jackson twp police came car had to be towed front end of car all smashed air bag did not go off I was hysterical god sent me an angel that morning witness stayed with me until police came police called for tow truck & made report total cost of repairs over $6,000 thought car would be totaled I have copy of all repairs done.

- Ellwood City, PA, USA

problem #54

Mar 182014

Cobalt

  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the ignition switch failed to turn. The failure occurred on two occasions. The contact received two recall notifications for NHTSA campaign id number: 14V171000 (electrical system) and NHTSA campaign id number: 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system). The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the remedy was unable to be performed due to the part not being available. The manufacturer was notified of the delay. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 55,000.

- Shakopee, MN, USA

problem #53

May 142014

Cobalt

  • miles
I was driving and had to pull to the side of the road because the lights kept on going from dim to bright and the automatic lights kept on switching up and down real fast and the car just lost its powersteering there is a strong smell of gas coming from the car and when I put gas in it takes a few minutes to actually crank back up. Im afraid while driving fast the electric problems will cause serious harm. There was a recent recall on this model and all the problems I stated and I need them fixed.

- Tyler, TX, USA

problem #52

Mar 012009

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • miles
2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch problems. The consumer stated she experienced several incidents, with the ignition switch sticking and not being able to turn the key, including the first day she brought the vehicle home. Over the years, the switch has failed, which left her stranded. The vehicle was taken to the dealer many times, but they never replaced any components regarding the lock cylinder or switch. Updated 05/14/14. The consumer stated she was unable to shift the vehicle into gear. Updated 06/26/14 the electric power steering motor was replaced. Updated 07/10/14 updated 07/30/14 the consumer stated the vehicle was fixed. Updated 09/02/14

- Eastpointe, MI, USA

problem #51

May 012014

Cobalt

  • miles
2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. Consumer writes in regards to defective ignition recall. Consumer has different vehicle complaint in artemis.

- Battle Ground, WA, USA

problem #50

Mar 012014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 41,000 miles
Vehicle was being towed behind class a motorhome. Key was in the accessory position; transmission (automatic) was in the neutral position; fuse block:8 (ignition switch, pass-key III+) was removed to prevent battery drain; per vehicle manual for dinghy towing. Traveling on interstate 45; 95 miles South of dallas, tx. Nothing was hit when traveling. Both front tires blew out, subsequently ruining both front tires and wheels. There is no apparent reason why this happened. Was wondering if this may be connected with current safety recall on ignition problem on Chevrolet Cobalt. The key chain had three keys and the key fob attached.

- Lewistown, MT, USA

problem #49

Apr 182014

Cobalt

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the key overheated while in the ignition. The contact mentioned that failure was experienced multiple times. The vehicle was not diagnosed. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #48

Mar 022009

Cobalt

  • 15,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that while traveling at any speed, the vehicle would intermittently become hesitant and was not able to change gears into reverse. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the unknown repairs were made to the vehicle. The contact had also experienced the vehicle stalling intermittently on multiple occasions. The contact was not included in NHTSA campaign id numbers:14V047000 (electrical), 14V171000 (electrical) or 09V073000 (power train) but stated that he had experienced the failure described in each recall on multiple occasions. The vehicle was scheduled for diagnosis and possible repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 15000.

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #47

Apr 072014

Cobalt

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that while traveling various speeds, the vehicle suddenly stalled. The contact mentioned that the failure was recurring. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number 14V047000 (electrical system). The approximate failure mileage was 90,000.

- Kamuela, HI, USA

problem #46

Jan 282014

Cobalt

  • 25,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph and descending downhill, the vehicle erroneously stalled, causing the contact to lose control of the vehicle. The contact then crashed into a sidewalk and suffered neck and back injuries from the impact. The contact also stated that the key had become stuck in the ignition switch, which was not noticed until after the incident. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that the failure was caused by a faulty ignition switch. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 25000.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #45

Apr 032014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
Driving vehicle on highway when engine check light comes on and "reduced engine power" message appears on status bar of dashboard. Repaired at dealership by replacing throttle control body. Occurred twice more over next 3 days, repaired at different dealership saying first throttle control body was defective. Occurred again 2 days later, dealership replaced crankshaft position sensor. Occurred again 1 day later. Need to take in for more service. Basic internet research shows that this is common problem on Chevrolet Cobalts.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #44

Mar 012013

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 14V047000 (electrical system:ignition:switch) but was not able to have the vehicle serviced because the parts needed would not become available until April 21, 2014. The manufacturer could not provide an exact date for when the contact could schedule an appointment to receive the recall service. Additionally, there was a fuel leak and a strong odor of gasoline in the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, who confirmed that the fuel pump was spewing fuel over the top of the engine. The dealer advised the contact that the seal, fuel tank and the fuel pump would need replacing. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id numbers: 12V459000 (fuel system and gasoline) and 09V419000 (fuel system and gasoline) but was advised that the vehicle was included in ignition recall but not the fuel system recall. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000. Updated 8/17/17

- Gainesville, GA, USA

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