10.0

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

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problem #163

Jul 272019

Cobalt

  • 180,000 miles
TL the contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. While driving 70 mph, the steering wheel seized and was difficult to move. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and did not assist. The dealer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 180,000.

- Summit Valley, CA, USA

problem #162

Jun 272019

Cobalt

  • miles
Car was stationary then got in and car wouldn┐T start and key wouldn┐T go to off position once key was inserted. After jump start all information miles etc was cleared. When driving seems like it won┐T go into next gear. Speedometer stopped working and going slow even 20 mph ramps up to 4-4.5 RPM. Power steering warning and, airbag warning stays on in addition to engine light. Tire pressure information started working on 3 of 4 when stopped working a year ago.

- Elwood, IN, USA

problem #161

Jun 052019

Cobalt

  • 98,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. After restarting the vehicle, the power steering failed and the steering wheel became very difficult to turn in either direction. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The dealer and manufacturer were not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 98,000.

- Canon, GA, USA

problem #160

Apr 012019

Cobalt

  • 152,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. While driving various speeds, the steering wheel spontaneously failed to turn and seized. In addition, the tire pressure monitoring indicator illuminated and the remaining instrument cluster warning indicators were inoperable. The dealer and manufacturer were not contacted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 152,000.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #159

May 202016

Cobalt

  • 34,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. While operating the vehicle, the steering wheel seized and was unable to turn left or right. The contact called hieser Chevrolet (2620 w Washington St, West bend, wi 53095, (877) 228-7492) and was informed that the vehicle was previously repaired in 2010 and the VIN was not included in a recall. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and did not assist. The failure mileage was 34,000.

- Keweskum, WI, USA

problem #158

Feb 032019

Cobalt

  • 135,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. When the vehicle was started, the steering wheel seized and the power steering warning indicator illuminated. When the vehicle was restarted, it functioned normally. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was determined that the power steering module malfunctioned and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing or repairs. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 135,000.

- Molalla, OR, USA

problem #157

Dec 302018

Cobalt

  • 135,000 miles
2009 Chevrolet Cobalt was driving on a city street and power steering light came on and steering wheel became tight and hard to steer

- Webster, TX, USA

problem #156

Nov 062018

Cobalt

  • 100,000 miles
My power steering is having issues and I am unable to turn my wheel at times the speedometer and rbm goes back and forth and the whole car shifts when I drive.

- Fremont, CA, USA

problem #155

Oct 282018

Cobalt

  • 160,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that while reversing at approximately 5 mph, the steering wheel failed. The contact stated that the power steering became inoperative. The contact was able to drive the vehicle but the steering wheel was extremely difficult to turn left or right. An independent mechanic diagnosed that the power steering module was faulty and needed to be replaced. A dealer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the NHTSA campaign number: 10V073000 (steering) was closed. The failure mileage was 160,000.

- Waterloo, NE, USA

problem #154

Oct 282018

Cobalt

  • 160,000 miles
As I backed out of my garage, it became apparent that I had lost my power steering. I could barely move the steering wheel to keep my car from hitting the side of the garage as I backed out.

- Waterloo, NE, USA

problem #153

Aug 022018

Cobalt

  • 50 miles
There's a strong rattle noise below the cars which comes from a plastic gasket located on the intermediate steering column, this is very annoying and denotes ppor manufacturer quality. It happens every time you pass over a minor obstacle.

- Cypress, TX, USA

problem #152

Aug 122018

Cobalt

  • 6 miles
We were parking and suddenly the steering wheel got really hard to operate, really concerned this issue can happens while driving on the highway

- Cypress, TX, USA

problem #151

Jul 312018

Cobalt

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. While reversing out of the driveway, the steering wheel suddenly failed. During the failure, the message "power steering" was displayed. The failure was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer and local dealer were not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 130,000.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #150

Jul 212018

Cobalt

  • 125,000 miles
Driving on a highway, power steering failed and steering became very difficult. It was worse when the vehicle was slow. Following the road was very difficult.

- Hillsboro, OR, USA

problem #149

Mar 212018

Cobalt

  • 103,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. While driving out of a parking lot and turning into traffic, the steering wheel seized without warning. The vehicle was driven back to the contact's residence. The dealer was not contacted for diagnostic testing or repairs. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 103,000.

- Nawfoundland, AK, USA

problem #148

Apr 162018

Cobalt

  • 90,621 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. While driving approximately 35 mph and attempting to make a turn, a grinding noise was heard. The contact was afraid the steering ability may seize in the middle of the road or a busy highway. The contact also stated that the failure began approximately one and a half months ago. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer or an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing or repairs. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 90,621.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #147

Mar 182018

Cobalt

  • 135,118 miles
Steering column rattles.

- Warrens, WI, USA

problem #146

Mar 122018

Cobalt

  • 118,000 miles
When starting to drive & driving car and making turns on city streets or highway, the power steering sticks and makes it hard to turn - sometimes having to use both hands to control the turn. The sticking is not normal and should not be happening.

- Port Clinton, OH, USA

problem #145

Feb 072018

Cobalt

  • miles
The key will not turn off - it is stuck in either the "accessory" or "on" position. The vehicle is stationary but cannot be moved to be fixed.

- American Fork, UT, USA

problem #144

Jan 202018

Cobalt

  • 158,800 miles
My son and I went to a local fast food restaurant to pick up dinner, when we got back in the car it was difficult to steer and the power steering light came on. When it was restarted the next day it seems to be fine.

- Marine City, MI, USA

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