really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,614 miles

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problem #6

Jul 252018


  • 137,000 miles
Headlights failing within 6 months of replacement. Both driver and passenger side. Low beam. I have replaced both side at least 3 times in last 75,000 miles.

- Wrentham, MA, USA

problem #5

Dec 012015


  • 125,000 miles
The airbag indicator light flashes intermittently.

- Roselle Park, NJ, USA

problem #4

Nov 032012

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 52,685 miles
Deer hit car was very dark 7 am witness called 911 jackson twp police came car had to be towed front end of car all smashed air bag did not go off I was hysterical god sent me an angel that morning witness stayed with me until police came police called for tow truck & made report total cost of repairs over $6,000 thought car would be totaled I have copy of all repairs done.

- Ellwood City, PA, USA

problem #3

Oct 152012


  • 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

problem #2

Oct 242011

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 24,000 miles
My taillight assembly is 1/3 filled with water, due to a broken seal (which is allowing water to enter). Due to the broken seal, the water damaged the entire L/R taillight assembly, rear turn signal (drivers rear), the lamps, bulbs, flasher, and switch. Several mechanics said that the broken seal in my 2009 Chevy Cobalt, appears to be a Chevrolet manufacturer's defect.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #1

Sep 012010

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
Headlights side marker cover came off on both headlamps not at the same time short time after the first one then the right side came off causes glare. Power locks do not function any more with buttons only function with gear shifter sometimes locks will go lock to unlock by themselves multiple times with or with not driving the car. Contacted GM and they informed me that the headlights are not recalled on my year but they are for the 2005's. obviously they did not fix the problem from then. I will not by another GM product ever.

- Mineral Ridge , OH, USA