10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
20 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
14 / 2
Average Mileage:
58,728 miles

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problem #19

Feb 172014

Cobalt

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact received the notification for recall NHTSA campaign id number 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system). The contact stated that the repair was not taken care of in a reasonable amount of time. The dealer indicated parts were not available. Contact had not experienced a failure. The manufacturer has not been contacted. Pam

- Madison , IN, USA

problem #18

May 012014

Cobalt

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact received NHTSA recall campaign id numbers 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system) and 14V171000 (electrical system); however, the contact was unable to have the vehicle serviced under the recall because the parts were unavailable. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. There were no failures. Updated 8/11/14

- Lincoln, NE, USA

problem #17

Nov 132013

Cobalt

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign id number: 14V04700 (air bags, electrical system) and NHTSA campaign id number: 14V17100 (electrical system). The contact stated that the parts were not available for the repairs. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Washington, PA, USA

problem #16

Feb 082012

Cobalt

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that he was crashed into from the rear and the air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The contact was injured and required medical attention. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was unknown.

- Lake Wood, OH, USA

problem #15

Apr 072014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V171000 (electrical system) and 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system) had exceeded the reasonable amount of time for repair. The dealer stated the parts were not available. The manufacturer was made aware of the delay. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact stated that the ignition switch was loose. The failure mileage was unknown. Updated 09/15/14

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #14

Apr 072014

Cobalt

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact received the recall notification for NHTSA campaign id number: 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system). The contact stated that the repair had exceeded a reasonable amount of time. The dealer informed that parts were not available. The contact had not experienced a failure. The manufacturer was notified of the delay.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #13

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 #12

Dec 242013

Cobalt

  • 105,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the driver was traveling approximately 25 mph and drove over a patch of ice. The driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a guard rail and an embankment. The driver's side door then opened independently and caused the driver to be thrown from the vehicle while secured in the seat belt. The air bags failed to deploy. The driver was air lifted to the hospital and treated for a brain injury. A police report was filed of the incident. The vehicle was destroyed. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system) but did not confirm if the vehicle was included in the recall campaign. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 105,000.

- Given, WV, USA

problem #11

May 012014

Cobalt

  • miles
2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. Consumer writes in regards to defective ignition recall. Consumer has different vehicle complaint in artemis.

- Battle Ground, WA, USA

problem #10

May 022014

Cobalt

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325xi. The contact stated that the air bag sensor would remain illuminated. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 13V564000 (air bags) however, the contact stated that the vehicle experiecned the same failure as listed in the recall. The vehicle was scheduled to be inspected, diagnosed and repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 112,000.

- Alliance , OH, USA

problem #9

Mar 012014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 63,000 miles
Intermittently, my air bag warning light comes on, and in the message center on my dash board, the message "service air bag" is seen. It is intermittent and is happening more often, sometimes up to 5 times in a 20 mile drive. Speed does not seem to make a difference as it happens when I am stopped, and at any speed. Road conditions also do not seem to have an effect as it happens in snow, rain, dry, bumpy or smooth roads. I have physically called GM to report this as well. I am taking my vehicle to my local dealer to be checked as I was told it is probably a "bad connection" which is scary. Bad connection as in they won't go off when I need them, or bad connection as in they can go off while driving.

- De Pere, WI, USA

problem #8

Feb 182014

Cobalt

  • 44,363 miles
I was traveling on highway in the middle lane at app. 60 mph when without warning, swerving, hitting a bump or having an accident, we heard a loud bang and the front and back passenger curtain airbag deployed hitting my passenger in the right side of his head. I looked down at the warning panel on the dash which stated...service airbag after the incident occurred.....I was thankful that I did not loose control of the car at the time or this incident.....also very thankful that I did not have one of my grandchildren in the back seat or they would have been hit by this airbag......ages 11 years and 16 months!!!!!!!! my passenger was not injured....just some soreness of his face and ear. My car was taken to the dealership the next morning where GM was notified. There was an investigation and inspection by GM and my car was repaired at no cost to me. During the 30 days that the dealership had my car I was in direct contact with a GM customer service rep. Who kept me up to date on repairs and assured me that the other airbags were also checked. I repeatedly did ask if there would be a recall due to this incident but was told there would be no recall at this time since this was an unusual occurrence.

- Delray Beach, FL, USA

problem #7

Feb 252014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • miles
As I was pulling into the garage I always look to see exactly where I should stop. As I stepped on the gas pedal to pull up a little bit more the car accelerated and would not stop when I stepped on the brake and went into my son's tool box and if it wasn't there would of gone through the dining room wall out the other side. As it was the tool box went into the wall. The air bags did not deploy and the windshield wipers kept on go as full speed, the tires were spinning and there were skid marks on the floor. The brakes went down to the floor. The garage was full of smoke from the tires that is how fast the car was going. I had trouble shutting off the car.

- Monroe Twp., NJ, USA

problem #6

May 132013

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated while driving approximately 40 mph, the brake pedal was engaged and the vehicle continued to accelerate. The contact crashed into another vehicle. The contact suffered an injury to his neck. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The vehicle sustained damage to the front driver's side bumper and was towed to an independent mechanic. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 85,000. Updated 12/23/13

- Hurlock, MD, USA

problem #5

Jun 272012

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 25,000 miles
The service air bag light comes on intermittently. It is nothing specific that does it. I could be going 10mph or 70mph on the highway and it just all of the sudden comes on. It is on anywhere from 5-30 seconds each time and then goes off and this happens multiple times per day. Unable to know what's wrong because if its not on when its brought in there is nothing they can do.

- Keewatin, MN, USA

problem #4

Aug 152012

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 44,900 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the air bag light illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for repair and was told there was nothing they could do until the light illuminated constantly. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 44,900. Updated 12/06/12

- Oakland, MI, USA

problem #3

Oct 022012

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 92,064 miles
I noticed the past week my passenger air bag light was on and no one was sitting there and then this morning 10/02/12 I turn my car on and it says service airbag did some research and its a major safety hazard for my passenger cause it does not work and no protection I also notice that the 2006 Cobalts and 2007 Cobalts have had this problem I personally have a friend that has a 2006 Cobalt ls that has this problem mine is a 09 Cobalt lt iv already had to pay 500 to fix my fuel pump module which they just put a recall on it this past month and I cant get my money back so before I go out and spend 300 to fix my air bag I would like to see if I can get it fixed for free thank you

- Port Charlotte Fl, FL, USA

problem #2

May 302012

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 62,500 miles
I was stopped at a traffic light with my foot on the brake waiting for the light to change to green. The passenger airbag curtains both deployed and blew out the headliner of the vehicle. It was about 80 degrees and dry. I went to the dealer who said the incident was an insurance claim. My insurance company denied the claim saying there was no accident. A GM investigator read the data box and the cdr file information shows there was no event recorded to recover. Something was preventing the data box from being read at the computer port under the dash, they had to remove the data box and plug their computer directly into it. Initially GM claimed I put the vehicle in a rollover situation. Now that has been proven wrong, they are saying something like moisture made the airbag deploy. My vehicle is unusable and sitting because of GM's failure to step up and do something about my case.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #1

Sep 082009

Cobalt

  • 2,500 miles
Air bags did not deploy in a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt crash that caused $7,200 in damage and on star did not call or report the crash. When I asked why, I was told "because the "brains" of onstar was "knocked out" in the crash, that shut down the air bag system and other safety measures." Fortunately, this crash did not cause any bodily harm to the person involved, but the whole front end of the car was pushed in, radiator was pushed back, with lots of other damage. The person in the car was fine, but if the engine would have been pushed in further in, it could have been in the lap or, even worse, the chest of the person driving. I do not have on star for it to be "disabled" in a crash because of where it is placed in the vehicle. This seriously needs to be examined and fixed before someone does really get hurt, if this had not happened already.

- Bourg, LA, USA