really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 4
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
85,440 miles

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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

problem #100

Jul 042018


  • 215,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the vehicle emitted a strong fuel odor while driving or while parked. The contact inspected the vehicle and found fuel on the ground. The vehicle was taken to an unknown Chevrolet dealer where it was diagnosed that the fuel line was leaking. The contact inspected the vehicle and found that the fuel pump was leaking. The manufacturer was not notified. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 215,000.

- Danville, KY, USA

problem #99

Jun 262018


  • 186,000 miles
Noticeable gas smell for several days and then noticed gas dripping from fuel line just in front of the drivers side rear wheel. Leak was at a clamp attached to the underbody. Dripping at a rate of 20-30 drops a minute.

- Huntingtown, MD, USA

problem #98

Jun 212018


  • 87,900 miles
Car started to have a fuel smell after turning off the vehicle and exiting the car to the driver side rear wheel. The smell would only happen when exiting. After looking under, I noticed a small puddle of fuel on the ground, and after further inspection, I found that the fuel lines have a leak around the clip holding the fuel lines onto frame.

- Oak Forest, IL, USA

problem #97

May 032018


  • miles
When parked I keep smelling strong gas smell. I started to worry as it got stronger and stronger so I looked under the car and found gas leaking down the back side and front side of the gas tank. Definitely not a good thing and I see where they have recalled my same year model from other states. I live close to fla which could be reason for my fuel system to fail from temperature. I feel that it isn't safe at all and I have to have this car for work and travel but cannot afford to have it fixed due to GM not producing up to standards. I have no choice but to drive it and hope that nothing catches fire.

- Albany, GA, USA

problem #96

May 182018


  • 81,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the fuel tank started to leak. The vehicle was taken to the dealer (criswell Chevrolet of thurmont, 111 frederick road, thurmont, md 21788) where it was diagnosed that the fuel line and fuel pump module were rusted. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 12V459000 (fuel system, gasoline). The failure mileage was 81,000.

- Thurmont, MD, USA

problem #95

Apr 212018


  • 130,000 miles
Fuel line rotted out near middle of car. It was not leaking when I left the house, but smelled of gas when I got to work, and was missing a significant amount of fuel. The same thing happened to my in-laws who have a Cobalt. Absolute junk, with no thought of being designed with corrosion resistance in mind. Underside of car is hosed off every other week during winter months, not other vehicles have experienced fuel line failures despite increased relative age.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #94

Apr 052018


  • 93,000 miles
I started noticing a strong gas smell when I was exiting my car. After further inspection, my gas line was dripping at a very fast pace and there was a small puddle of gas under my car. I also did a few google searches, and I quickly found out that I was not the only 2009 Chevy Cobalt owner to run into this problem. I first noticed this when I would get home from work and park my car when I started noticing the smell.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #93

Apr 082018


  • 50,400 miles
Fuel line leak due to abrasion by body clip. Leak located forward of left rear wheel where fuel line is insulated from exhaust

- Bay Shore, NY, USA

problem #92

Feb 252018


  • 145,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. After driving the vehicle, the contact exited and noticed a very strong odor of fuel. Webb Chevrolet plainfield (16140 S Lincoln hwy, plainfield, il 60586) informed the contact that they were aware of the failure and the repair would be at the contact's expense because there was no recall. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 145,000.

- Shorewood, IL, USA

problem #91

Mar 012018


  • 110,000 miles
Fuel leak from fuel lines near driver side rear tire. Leaks when driving or parked, but stops after a few hours of being shut off.

- Flint, MI, USA

problem #90

Mar 012018


  • 160,000 miles
Fuel leak in lines - lines rust through - lines located between rear wheel and drivers seat. I see many owners reporting the same problem. Clearly a fuel leak which can lead to a fire or explosion. Many stains left on the driveway and in the garage. Dealer wants $1200 to repair. This is only a 10 year old car. I have many cars where the fuel lines have not rusted. No collision damage. This appeared without any notice or cause

- Oconomowoc, WI, USA

problem #89

Feb 272018


  • 110,000 miles
Fuel leak on fuel lines from tank to engine

- Waterloo, IL, USA

problem #88

Feb 162018


  • 80,000 miles
My daughter is driving a car with a fuel leak that is has a recall in some states for the problem but not in mine. Recall # 090226, how is that possible, please help! I think I have to work as hard for my money as other states, and I am certain my car cost as much to purchase as in other states. Her car has fuel dripping between the drivers door and left rear wheel. Appears to be starting around top of tank location.

- Peckville, PA, USA

problem #87

Dec 092017


  • 79,909 miles
Fuel line rupture causing fuel to leak. Mechanic stated this is a common problem with this car. Cost for repair $455.53 plus car rental $ 64.97

- Raytown, MO, USA

problem #86

Dec 222017


  • miles
The car has a gas leak in the line. I have the same issue with my 2010 Chevy Cobalt that had to replace the whole fuel line. I was told by the mechanic that this should not happen on a car of this age

- Annapolis, MD, USA

problem #85

Dec 042017


  • 290,620 miles
Fuel leak near drivers side rear tire from aluminum covered line. Leaks when the motor is running. Fuel accumulates under car on tubing and drips on the ground.. when shut off only about 1/4 cop is lost masking the problem.

- Saint Francis, WI, USA

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