10.0

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

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problem #123

Apr 012019

Cobalt

  • 152,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. While driving various speeds, the steering wheel spontaneously failed to turn and seized. In addition, the tire pressure monitoring indicator illuminated and the remaining instrument cluster warning indicators were inoperable. The dealer and manufacturer were not contacted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 152,000.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #122

Jan 292019

Cobalt

  • 48,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the vehicle did not start and spilled fuel without warning. The vehicle was towed to scenic Chevrolet (864-622-2555, located at 3449 blue ridge blvd, West union, SC 29696) where it was stated that the repairs for NHTSA campaign number: 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system) and NHTSA campaign number: 14V171000 (electrical system) could not be performed due to corroded fuel lines. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and did not assist. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 48,000.

- Central, SC, USA

problem #121

Mar 232019

Cobalt

  • 170,000 miles
After driving car approximately 4 miles on county roads, at 25-35mph. I arrive at my destination, stop, shift into park, and reach to turn key off. I am unable to move key from the run position, and/or remove the key. So my car is sitting there running and I am unable to turn off the engine. After nearly 10 minutes trying to turn the key back to off while jiggling the key and the steering wheel, and shifting the gear shift down and back to park several times, I am unable to regain control of the ignition switch and key. I resort to pulling a fuse underhood to kill the engine.

- Berry, AL, USA

problem #120

Mar 042019

Cobalt

  • miles
Wiring harness in driver's side front door creates an electrical short that disables side impact sensors/airbags. Symptoms match exactly the an existing recall (15V500000) that lists only the 2010 model year as being affected. The disabling of the airbag happens every time the driver's side window is rolled down. This occurs when driving and stationary.

- Vienna, VA, USA

problem #119

Mar 152018

Cobalt

  • 115,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that there was no safety pre-inspection sticker when the vehicle was purchased from del Chevrolet (1644 lancaster ave, paoli, pa 19301, (484) 324-4265). As a result, the vehicle failed inspection. The inspection shop informed the contact that the battery needed replacement, the vehicle needed an alignment, four new tires, and a new lower control arm and ball joint. In addition, the vehicle stalled on more than once occasion. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V171000 (electrical system, 14E021000 (electrical system), and 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system). The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The dealer was not contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 115,000.

- Broomall, PA, USA

problem #118

Sep 172018

Cobalt

  • miles
The ignition switch won't turn on and sometimes won't turn off its very loose once you do get it on and now won't turn over at all

- Owasso, OK, USA

problem #117

Jul 152018

Cobalt

  • 143,000 miles
This has happened twice, my car wont start and the anti theft on the dash comes on but there's nothing on to kill the battery. Also sometimes while driving my service air bag light comes on but goes off right after. Last thing is my power locks would go crazy just locking and unlocking either when the car was off or in motion.

- Prescott, AZ, USA

problem #116

May 012018

Cobalt

  • miles
Electromagnetic meter (emf meter for both wireless & non-wireless forms of electrical radiation) used to measure electrical radiation levels read high levels of radiation that the meter felt was over-the-limit only when powering the vehicle on buy turning the key (with a battery & gas in the vehicle). The increase of electrical power seems to be the cause of the meter increasing. There are many wires that were under the seat that are setting off the meter when held within 12 inches of it (in the area the driver & passenger would sit - on the seat). Perhaps, a recall and electromagnetic shielding needs to be added in the area where the passengers and drivers sit.

- Vienna, OH, USA

problem #115

Jul 302017

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 160,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The consumer stated upon entering the vehicle the anti-theft indicator was illuminated. The contact pulled the vehicle over to the side of the road and restarted the vehicle; however, it failed to start. The dealer (jim taylor Chevrolet located at 139 grimshaw St, rayville, la 71269; (318) 728-6550) was contacted and confirmed that the contact had to pay for the repair since the VIN was not included in a recall. The vehicle was diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted at 800-222-1020 and stated that the VIN was not included in a recall. The approximate failure mileage was 160,000. Updated 08/16/17 the consumer stated initially asked was there a recall on the ignition switch. The consumer also stated the diagnosis was the shift solenoid, which was replaced on 8/8/17 and 8/10/17 but this is still a recurring problem. The consumer stated the vehicle is back in the shop and the mechanic is saying its an electrical issue.

- Bastrop, LA, USA

problem #114

Apr 292017

Cobalt

  • 119,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. While driving 60 mph, the vehicle stalled and the low fuel sensor indicator illuminated. The contact stated that she had 50 miles to go until the fuel tank was empty. The contact had someone come to her location to replace the ECM/trans fuse, which allowed the vehicle to restart; however, the failure recurred. The vehicle was towed to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the vehicle was not included in any open recalls per case number: 8-2926645326. The failure mileage was approximately 119,000.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #113

Nov 252016

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • miles
Eps motor has failed, I see some recalls on this why not mine. This seems to be a big problem with the Cobalt so I don't understand why mine is not in the recall. I was driving when this happened.

- Yucaipa, CA, USA

problem #112

Nov 212016

Cobalt

  • 71,250 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the power steering failed and the power steering indicator illuminated. In addition, the speedometer, RPM, and fuel gauges randomly moved. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failures. The failure mileage was approximately 71,250.

- Dixon, MO, USA

problem #111

Oct 052016

Cobalt

  • 61,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. While driving various speeds, the instrument panel gauges fluctuated and the power steering failed. The low fuel, service traction, power steering, and check engine warning indicators illuminated. The contact was able to pull the vehicle over, shut it off, and restart it on the first attempt. However, the failed recurred. The vehicle was operable again after being parked for hours. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but the failure could not be duplicated. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 61,000.

- Ridge, NY, USA

problem #110

Sep 182016

Cobalt

  • miles
Had the ignition switch recall "fixed" about 6 months ago, and today I go to start it and exact same thing, key stuck in ignition, now when I search recall for my car it shows nothing under my VIN, now I'm stuck without my car because previous dealership didn't fix it correctly and the recall is the obvious reason!

- White Bear Lake, MN, USA

problem #109

Sep 012014

Cobalt

  • 28,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact's vehicle was included in a recall regarding the electrical system and ignition. The vehicle was repaired per the recall, which included new ignition keys. Shortly after the repair, the key pad for the doors no longer were able to control the door locks. The vehicle also began to emit a burning rubber odor from the steering wheel. Additionally, the starter key was difficult to remove from the ignition occasionally without having the steering wheel in a specific position. The contact also stated that sometimes the engine and all the electrical systems would fail to start; however, only the tail lights remained illuminated. It was diagnosed that the vehicle's micro switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 28,000.

- Scraton, PA, USA

problem #108

Feb 092016

Cobalt

  • 109,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. While driving approximately 55 mph, the vehicle stalled. After several attempts, the vehicle was able to restart. The failure recurred multiple times intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle experienced the failure listed in NHTSA campaign number: 14E210000 (electrical system); however, the VIN was not included. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 109,000.

- Harvey, IL, USA

problem #107

Apr 272016

Cobalt

  • 119,000 miles
The ignition switch was repaired under recall. Now the car will start without key in switch. Will stay running without key in switch. Has stalled out while driving now it will not stay running and gives ignition switch dtc

- Hampton, GA, USA

problem #106

Mar 232016

Cobalt

  • 129,000 miles
Driving on the freeway and all my electrical dashboard units are flickering, my RPM and speed keeps going on and down, and my power steering message came up on the dash, then it went out and came back. Not cool. Not cool at all....

- Abingdon, VA, USA

problem #105

Jul 032015

Cobalt

  • 41,147 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. While driving approximately 35 mph, a second vehicle crashed into the passenger side of the contact's vehicle. The front and side curtain air bags did not deploy. The driver suffered back and neck injuries that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed. The contact also indicated that the ignition switch was faulty and the vehicle would suddenly shut off while driving. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was invalid. The failure mileage was 41,147.

- Hialeah Gardens, FL, USA

problem #104

Mar 122016

Cobalt

  • 80,000 miles
My 2009 Cobalt began jerking when accelerating over the last few months and just 3 days ago, as I was driving down the road, my car stalls and won't turn back on. After looking at symptoms, it is very apparent that the fuel pump has gone out

- Friendswood, TX, USA

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