10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
22 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
16 / 2
Average Mileage:
62,943 miles

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problem #43

Jun 112012

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 86,000 miles
Car is pulling to the left and had car alignment done and new tires put on. Still pulling to the left and hear rattling noise in the steering column when turning to the left and when speed at 50 mph. It also rattles when I slow down to stop. This is not safe for me or my family. This should be recalled immediately. Took car to mechanic diagnosis is the steering column. Production error. I am not going to be paying high cost for something that should be recalled and fault of a production error.

- Glendale, AZ, USA

problem #42

Apr 152012

Cobalt

  • 29,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the steering wheel seized while driving at various speeds. No warning lights illuminated during or after the failures. The contact stated that the steering would return to normal function after allowing the vehicle to momentarily rest. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 29,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Lorena, TX, USA

problem #41

Apr 212012

Cobalt

  • 68,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the power steering failed while driving on the highway. The power steering began to function as normal after the vehicle was restarted.the failure had since recurred three more times. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and referred the contact to a dealer. The failure mileage was 68,000.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #40

Jul 012009

Cobalt

  • 100 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt lt. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start after being informed by neighbors that the headlights and brake lights were illuminated all night. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where they advised the contact that the computer module failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired for the computer several months later. In addition, while driving approximately 50 mph, the power steering failed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and repaired under NHTSA campaign id number 10V073000 (steering:electric power assist system) however, the failure recurred shortly after having the recall repairs performed. The manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 100.

- Rego Park, NY, USA

problem #39

Apr 102012

Cobalt

  • 46,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. While driving 35 mph, the steering wheel seized. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. The contact stated that the vehicle was previously repaired under NHTSA campaign id number 10V073000 (steering:electric power assist system). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 46,000.

- Laughlin, NV, USA

problem #38

May 042010

Cobalt

  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, he heard a rattling noise coming from the steering shaft. The contact mentioned that the failure occurred several times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the steering column, steering shaft and the power steering assist needed to be replaced. The remedy failed to repair the problem. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not further repaired. The failure mileage was 10,000 and the current mileage was 58,000.

- Apollo , PA, USA

problem #37

Sep 012011

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 55,200 miles
Vehicle is making weird front end noises, knocking, rattles, shakes in the steering column, vibrations when driving on the driver side behind the steering wheel and in the floor, tires are making a noise when driving like something is hanging.

- San Jose , CA, USA

problem #36

Jul 152011

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 96,000 miles
Steering column is making loud noise and causes rattling when on gravel or slowing down to stop. Had power steering motor replace as P[er recall. Concerned that this will cause the steering to fail. Do not want to fix in case as it costs $800. According to ledingham in steinbach manitoba. Will this be a recall item" if I pay to have it fixed and it is recalled will they have to reimburse me for my costs" the car is a 2009 Cobalt.

- Landmark, 00, USA

problem #35

Jul 212011

Cobalt

  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated the power steering light illuminated on the instrument panel and the steering wheel became very difficult to turn. The contact stated the vehicle had to be turned off and back on in order to reset the steering wheel but the contact stated the fix did not last very long. The vehicle was not inspected by the dealer. The failure and current mileage was 20,000. When I turn on the car in about 30 seconds the power steering light pops up and the wheel is really hard to turn. Its almost impossible to turn when getting out the parking spot. I have to turn my car off at least 2 times to straighten it out because its so hard to turn. Its the hardest to turn when driving slow. Updated 10/06/2011

- Auburn, WA, USA

problem #34

Jul 172011

Cobalt

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the power steering failed while driving at 70mph. The contact was able to pull over on the shoulder of the road, and turned the vehicle off for a few minutes. The power steering returned to normal function for a few minutes, and then continued to fail. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer to be diagnosed. The vehicle has not been repaired. The VIN information was not available. The failure mileage was 60,000 and the current mileage was 60,050.

- Clarksville , IN, USA

problem #33

Jun 012010

Cobalt

  • 1,300 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the steering wheel would shake violently when driving at any speed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer numerous times for the failure. The dealer replaced the steering drive shaft and the steering column but to no avail. The vehicle was not further repaired. The failure mileage was 1,300 and the current mileage was 46,000.

- Crocket , TX, USA

problem #32

Jun 032011

Cobalt

  • 53,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated while driving he was unable to turn the steering wheel to the right without force; however, he was also unable to turn it back to the left which caused him to lose control of the vehicle. The vehicle finally stopped when it crashed into a guard rail. The vehicle was destroyed. A police report was filed. The passenger and driver suffered contusions and back pain. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 53,000.

- Fairmount , GA, USA

problem #31

May 132011

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 13,977 miles
My 18 year old daughter was driving alone at night on a hwy, when she said her steering locked and she could not turn the wheel, the car veered off the road and she crashed into some trees down an embankment. This car was in for its electric steering recall few weeks before.

- E. Brunswick, NJ, USA

problem #30

Feb 042010

Cobalt

  • 3,000 miles
Power steering failure.

- Greenville, SC, USA

problem #29

Nov 042010

Cobalt

  • 5,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that while driving uphill 35 mph, the steering locked and the vehicle went into a ditch. The vehicle was towed to a body shop for repairs but the steering was not repaired. The contact previously had the vehicle repaired according to recall 10V073000 (steering:electric power assist system). Since the repair had been performed, there were fumes being emitted from the heating vehicle which made the contact sick. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was approximately 5,000 and the current mileage was approximately 7,600.

- Chapmanville, WV, USA

problem #28

Dec 012010

Cobalt

  • 7,600 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. While the vehicle was parked, the contact stated a strong fume smell was coming out of the heating sysyem. The contact stated this occurred after repairs where made to the power steering due to a recall 10V073000: (steering:electric power assist system) the vehicle was not taken to the dealer or repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 7,600.

- Chapmanville, WV, USA

problem #27

Oct 192010

Cobalt

  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. While driving 20 mph, the power steering failed causing the vehicle to crash into a concrete bridge. The vehicle was destroyed. The contact sustained neck injuries and rib separation. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer had been notified. The failure mileage was approximately 35,000.

- Tullenton, WV, USA

problem #26

Nov 012010

Cobalt

  • 32,073 miles
The contact rented a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that while driving 55 mph the contact turned the steering wheel to the right but the vehicle moved to the left causing the contact to crash into a guard rail. The air bags deployed stopping the contact from hitting the windshield. The contact suffered chest pains from the air bag deploying. The contact was taken to the hospital. The contact was not informed if the vehicle was destroyed due to the crash. The contact called the manufacturer regarding the steering. The contact stated that the power steering malfunctioned and caused the crash to occur. The failure mileage was 32,073.

- Petersham, MA, USA

problem #25

Jul 072010

Cobalt

  • 32,083 miles
1.)my 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt lt, became hard to steer, I was driving about 5 miles per hour and stop at a stop sign as I proceeded thru the stop sign the car kept pulling to the left I could not control the steering wheel, the car came to a stop and hit the tail end of a park truck, left side front tire wheel was completed damage, all type of parts was on the ground under the into the front. 2)this was the first time this failure occured.3) front bumper, front lamps, front fender, body components, front inner structure, wheel, front suspension, body components, front suspension, front drive axel, front steering linkage/gear/ cowl side & door post, front door, side body, towing estimate total $5,436.85 the car was purchased 5/29/10.

- Little Rock, , AR, USA

problem #24

Feb 242010

Cobalt

  • 23,200 miles
Please read this complaint along with complaint #103413322. I was backing out of a friend's driveway and the car veered off the concrete and hit a fire hydrant. I fixed the driver's rear damage out of my own pocket at a cost of $553.45 to avoid another insurance rate hike. The accident mentioned in the above complaint number raised my insurance $64 per month and I did not want it raised again or cancelled. I understand there was a recall on the 2009 Chevy Cobalt because if one was driving in reverse at a speed of under 10 mph. The steering is not controllable. I mentioned this to enterprise car rental where I obtained the car and they said they were told either by GM or the rnterprise Corp. That the cars did not need to be fixed and could be rented as is.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

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