definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,297 miles

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problem #3

Jun 152011

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
Car ran hot and burnt up engine.

- Hoover, AL, USA

problem #2

May 142011

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 45,890 miles
I was on the highway driving from new orleans, la to meridian, Ms. When I was about 35 miles outside of meridian, ms, my car shut off and a cloud of white smoke came from the engine. None of the indicator lights came on to let me know that there was a problem. I had the 2009 Chevy Cobalt towed to the nearest Chevy dealer in meridian who told me that the engine was defective and a rod had slipped out of the engine. This took just over two weeks to order the new engine and repair it. The very next day after the engine was repaired, I had the car started but when I went to turn it off, the key was stuck in the ignition. I tried to remove the key but it would not budge. As a result, the engine began to overheat. The tow truck driver had to disconnect the fuses and battery and allow the car to cool before he could tow it.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #1

Jan 102009


  • 15,000 miles
When traveling over 30-35 mph, and braking hard (locking up the tires), the engine shuts off. Which results in a loss of power steering, power brakes, etc. I was traveling on a snow covered road and wanted to know how the car handled. While going straight at about 35 mph on icy road, I applied the brakes to lock up the tires. The car continued straight ahead (good). I let off the breaks, at which point I noticed the car was not running. I notified the dealer- could not recreate, the second time I demonstrated it for them. They were able to recreate it on another car. This happened during the winter of 2009-2010.

- Rochester, NY, USA