10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,583 miles

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problem #10

Feb 092015

Cobalt

  • 181,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle would jerk and the engine RPM's would increase before experiencing unintended acceleration. Also, the contact indicated that the power steering sensor light had illuminated. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 181,000.

- Gallup, NM, USA

problem #9

Jan 282015

Cobalt

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. While driving at approximately 30 mph, there was black ice on the road, which caused the vehicle to spin and crash into a tree. The air bags did not deploy. In addition, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to restart. The contact did not disclose whether a police report was filed and there were no injuries. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 90,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Sparta, TN, USA

problem #8

Aug 292014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 53,000 miles
I have already had the recall service performed on my 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt, but the ignition switch problem still persists after having the recall service performed. There's the possibility that a safety hazard to the american public still exists if there are cases similar to mine. The vehicle ignition was inadvertently switched to the "off" position while I was getting onto a highway. I was shifting my hips to adjust my seating position, and my knee bumped into my keychain and caused the ignition to switch to the "off" position. I lost speed control and power steering, but I was luckily able to move to the shoulder of the highway, shift into "park", and re-start the vehicle. This event happened within 48 hours of me having the recall service performed at a Chevrolet dealership.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #7

Jun 022014

Cobalt

  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the engine power reduction warning indicator illuminated. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system); however, the part needed for the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 78,000.

- Cumberland, MD, USA

problem #6

Jul 052014

Cobalt

  • 80,320 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. While driving 50 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. As a result, the contact crashed the vehicle into a large rock and damaged the oil pan. There were no injuries. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The results of the test were unknown and the vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 80,320.

- Middleberry, VT, USA

problem #5

Apr 232014

Cobalt

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the vehicle stalled and the key was unable to be removed from the ignition. The vehicle was taken to a dealer.the technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was unknown. The VIN was unavailable.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #4

Apr 302014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • miles
My wife tried to start the car on 4/30/14. Put the key in the ignition and try to turn the key to start the car the key wouldn't turn. It was locked up. The steering wheel wouldn't turn, the engine wouldn't run. Eventually if she comes back after approx. One hour and try again the key will turn in the ignition and the car will start. This happens couple of time a year since we bought the car brand new from the dealer. We contacted the dealer service department; they told us that they do not know of any such problem with this Chevy model.

- Reading, PA, USA

problem #3

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 #2

Mar 122014

Cobalt

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that while driving at 50 mph, engine power reduced then the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was taken to a independent mechanic where the mechanic was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 90,000 and the current mileage was 94,000.

- South Ryegate, VT, USA

problem #1

Oct 152012

Cobalt

  • 24,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that she was driving approximately 25 mph when she was advised by another driver that the driver's side tail light failed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician advised that the tail lamp assembly needed to be replaced. Also, the contact mentioned that several days later, the check engine warning light illuminated and the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and advised that the vehicle was not included in any recalls. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 24,000 and the current mileage was 25,000.

- Cleveland , OH, USA