really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
84,636 miles

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problem #120

Sep 022018


  • 70,000 miles
Car started to leak fuel fairly quickly, presumably for no real reason. Only had the car for a few months, had the oil changed at the dealership and I noticed a very strong gas smell soon after, checked under and car was dripping gas.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #119

Aug 152018


  • 128,000 miles
Fuel smell and found the bottom of the gas tank wet and dripping, forming a puddle of fuel underneath the car. The leak only happens when the car is started and running. Overnight the fuel has evaporated from the floor and doesn't begin leaking again until car is started and running.

- Seward, NE, USA

problem #118

Dec 122017


  • 96,000 miles
Gas line rotted out in multiple places

- West Seneca, NY, USA

problem #117

Sep 012018


  • miles
The Cobalt is leaking gas from a line near the rear of the vehicle. The car is losing a significant amount of gas when driving and when parked while not in use. Gas pools under the car, the smell is very strong and easily recognized as gas. Since I noticed the smell, the check engine light has illuminated. There is a recall for this model/year of Cobalt for the issue I am experiencing, however my car does not have the recall. I wanted to reach out because I believe this recall could have affected my car along with the others made in the same plant.

- Evansville, IN, USA

problem #116

Oct 012018


  • 70,000 miles
Strong fuel smell, trouble starting car, no visible leak. Not covered under Cobalt fuel recall. The problems indicate the issue is exactly what the recall is for. Chevrolet needs to expand the recall to get these unsafe cars fixed.

- Broussard, LA, USA

problem #115

Sep 272018


  • 80,000 miles
Fuel lines bad and leaking the dealer stated it wasnt under recall but did tell me that it should of been as many as he has fixed over 100 of them since 07 Cobalts. The cost over $600 dollars. It will sit until I win the lottery Chevy should step up and fix it for free.I just paid the car off last month go figure.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #114

Sep 052018


  • 240,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. While driving, the contact stated that a fuel odor came through the vents of the vehicle. The contact also stated that fuel was leaking from the fuel line next to the exhaust pipe while fueling the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to miller brothers Chevrolet (9035 baltimore national pike, ellicott city, md 21042, (410) 988-6165) where it was diagnosed that fuel was leaking from the fuel line, which was connected to the chassis, and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The dealer stated that the VIN was not included in a recall. The manufacturer was notified of the failures and advised the contact to take the vehicle to a dealer. The approximate failure mileage was 240,000.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #113

Sep 242018


  • 80,000 miles
Gas was leaking from the fuel tank. Bolts and straps holding fuel tank were rusted and dealer had to remove.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #112

Sep 182018


  • 0 miles
Purchased used 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt lt coupe vehicle smells if gasoline but VIN number not included in recall. Visible puddle of gas under passenger side of car. Car does not accelerate properly and the gasoline depletes quickly. Need repairs and replacements. GM needs to expand recall. There are way too many other vehicle owners complaining of the same thing. I have children as I'm sure many of us do, I'm not willing to risk their lives because GM hasn't included enough vehicles in the original recall.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #111

Jul 012018


  • 139,000 miles
Gas smell after driving car. This is a recall for this year and model vehicle, but only in hot climates! so what if our car blows up in our garage due to gas fumes. The gas fume volume is high, and I feel unsafe.

- Terre Haute, IN, USA

problem #110

Sep 152018


  • 187,000 miles
Noticed fuel leaking from plastic fuel line under car. Car was originally purchased in Texas by my aunt and I understand many cars of the same type have this very same problem. While I just noticed this and there has not been a fire to my car as of now related to this I am very concerned. This is a safety issue as it could possibly cause a fire due to the nature of the problem.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #109

Sep 072018


  • miles
Have a small puddle leaking from underneath my car on drivers side

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #108

Sep 072018


  • 80,000 miles
If my tank is quite full it leaks gas toward the drivers side, I have a small puddle where ever it sits. I first noticed a strong odor than couple days later a puddle of gas it probably does it also while driving to.. dont have camera to take pictures.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #107

Sep 062018


  • 91,169 miles
I just recently purchased this 2009 Chevy Cobalt ls sedan and I only had it since mid August 2018 and all was fine when I purchased. Now I have a strong odor of gasoline from under drivers side rear wheel area after being driven for a while and then parked. I called the GM hotline that I was able to find online and they said that its an out of pocket problem and that my VIN doesn't qualify for the recall which has been issued in several other states for free of charge. How can this be allowed, fixed in one state free of charge by GM and not fixed at all in another. A fuel problem or a leak of ant kind should be a concern for GM and is a major issue.I'm located in Pennsylvania but my VIN says I don't qualify for this recall offered elsewhere, so should I have to foot a repair bill for an issue that GM most definitely knows about. I'm confused, the problem is the same as being described on the recall for the other areas yet I should have to pay because this recall is not in Pennsylvania. The recall should be for all affected vehicles not just some of them and free of charge.I relayed info to a GM rep on 9/10 /18 in the evening and all she could do was apoligize and then tell me that it depended on which manufacturing plant made the vehicle. What that has to do with it stumps me I told her that is shoddy and sub standard work should be repaired at General Motors expense not hard working people who don't have an extra $1000 or so sitting around to shell out. All I seem to be getting is the run around. A problem like this should be of grave concern to General Motors and not given so some owners and not others. I'm sure if it was their vehicle it would be promptly recalled and repaired. Please help if possible. This just isn't good business General Motors needs to make this right for all. Thank you for your consideration

- Catasauqua, PA, USA

problem #106

Sep 032018


  • 80,000 miles
Air bag light has been on for a long time.but I noticed a puddle of gas under car and had to take it in to get fixed I have read on here many problems with this same issue hopefuuly it will be a recall

- Alliance, OH, USA

problem #105

Aug 302018


  • 117,000 miles
Fuel line leaking right at gas tank. Smelled fuel when I stopped for the last week or so. Finally look under and lines are completely corroded. Looking online this seems to be a very very common issue that is very famous and expensive to fix.

- Livonia, MI, USA

problem #104

Aug 022018


  • 173,000 miles
Fuel leaking from rusted fuel line at exact place where many other colbalts are leaking. Mount used to secure lines or tape used to insulate lines trap water and cause premature rusting. Line and leak is approx. 5 to 6 inches from exhaust pipe.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #103

Aug 242018


  • 100,000 miles
Fuel leaking from vehicle causing a dangerous gas puddle under the vehicle and gas vapors shaping into vehicle. GM covers this issue for this make and model but doesn┐T cover all vins with special bulletin 12191B.

- Linden, NJ, USA

problem #102

Jul 272018


  • 136,110 miles
Fuel lines have started leaking very costly to repair this vehicle needs to be recalled and these fuel lines replaced this is a safety issue

- Mc Connellsburg, PA, USA

problem #101

Jul 032018


  • 51,100 miles
So, I open the switch of the car and when I see was a big leak of gas on the floor and I double check and it was gasoline I scared and don't move the car. I check on line and they said the Cobalt 2009 has a recall for this problem 12V459000 fuel system and I call the dealer and said my car not covered for recall. Is very dangerus can get fire and involved lives.

- Rockville, MD, USA

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