2010 CHEVROLET COBALT

2010 CHEVROLET COBALT
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10821045
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical TL* THE CONTACT
OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT AFTER
SEVERAL ATTEMPTS, THE VEHICLE FAILED TO START AND THE KEY FAILED TO
RELEASE FROM THE IGNITION SWITCH. THE PLASTIC COVER PANEL LOCATED
BELOW THE STEERING COLUMN WAS REMOVED TO ACCESS THE KEY
RELEASE BUTTON. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE DEALER WHERE THE
BATTERY WAS REPLACED BUT THE FAILURE PERSISTED. THE MANUFACTURER
WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 89,000.
ENGLISHTOWN
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10809602
NJ
Failure Date: 01/03/2016
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical IN DECEMBER 2015, I
PULLED INTO A PARKING SPACE AND PUT MY CAR IN PARK, THEN TURNED MY
KEY BACK TO LEAVE THE RADIO ON BUT EVERYTHING SEEMED TO
COMPLETELY SHUT DOWN. I TRIED TO REMOVE THE KEY FROM THE IGNITION
BUT COULDN'T GET IT OUT. I TRIED TO RESTART THE CAR, BUT IT WOULDN'T
START. MY KEY WAS STUCK IN THE IGNITION. I GOOGLED THE PROBLEM AND
READ THAT THE GEARSHIFT MAY APPEAR TO BE IN PARK, BUT IS REALLY IN
GEAR, LOCKING THE KEY. I COULDN'T MOVE THE GEAR FORWARD ANY
FURTHER BUT NOTICED THE "REVERSE" GEAR WAS HIGHLIGHTED ON THE
PANEL INSTEAD OF "PARK". I SAW THAT IT WAS A RECALLED ISSUE SO I
CALLED THE DEALER AND WAS TOLD THAT TAP HAT ISSUE HAD ABLE EASY
BEEN "FIXED" IN JUNE 2014. I EXPLAINED THAT MY KEY WAS STUCK AND MY
GEARSHIFT APPEARED TO BE OFF KILTER, AND THAT IT WAS LISTED AS A
DIFFERENT ISSUE. AGAIN, SHE RUDELY TOLD ME THAT HAD BEEN FIXED AND
THAT THE PROBLEM MUST BE SOMETHING ELSE AND I'D HAVE TO PAY $70.00
FOR THE DIAGNOSTIC. THE PROBLEMS I HAVE WITH THAT ARE IF IT WERE
"FIXED", ISN'T THERE A CHAN CE IT WASN'T FIXED PROPERLY (SINCE
OBVIOUSLY, IT WASN'T BUILT PROPERLY THE FIRST TIME), AND THAT HAVING A
CHEVY DEALER DO THE DIAGNOSTIC AND POSSIBLY FIND THAT IT IS THE SAME
RECALL ISSUE, WOULD THEY REALLY TELL ME THAT AND "FIX" IT AGAIN, OR
WOULD THEY TELL ME IT'S NON-RELATED AND CHARGE ME FOR SOMETHING
ELSE? I HAD IT TOWED TO A MECHANIC AND IT'S CURRENTLY BEING LOOKED
AT.
WILMINGTON
DE
Failure Date: 12/10/2015
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10787380
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical WHILE DRIVING ON NYS
I-90, MY 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT LS 2010 WENT INTO "ENGINE POWER
REDUCED" AND I WAS NOT ABLE TO DRIVE OVER 40 MPH. I PULLED OFF TO THE
SHOULDER AND WAITED FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES. I STARTED BACK UP, CHECK
ENGINE LIGHT REMAINED ON AND CAR STAYS IN LIMP MODE. THE VEHICLE
NOW IDLES ROUGH, ACCELERATES SLOW WHEN AT RED LIGHTS AND STOP
SIGNS AND BUCKS WHEN SHIFTING GEARS. FIRST AT 10 MPH (HARD BUCK)
THAN (LIGHTER BUCK) AT 20 MPH, AND CONTINUES LIGHTER THROUGH
ACCELERATION. CODES THAT ARE COMING UP ARE P0107 ENGINE (MAP)
BAROMETRIC PRESSURE CIRCUIT - LOW INPUT, P0452 ENGINE (EVAPORATIVE
EMISSION SYSTEM PRESSURE SYSTEM PRESSURE SENSOR - SWITCH LOW
INPUT, P0532 ENGINE AC PRESSURE SENSOR A - CIRCUIT LOW, AND P0641
ENGINE (SENSOR REFERENCE VOLTAGE A) CIRCUIT/OPEN. I WAS ABLE TO
CLEAR OUT ALL CODES EXCEPT FOR P0641 (PERMANENT). PLEASE
HELP.
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GLENVILLE NY
10779601
Failure Date: 10/20/2015
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical WAS DRIVING AT
HIGHWAY SPEEDS GOING UP A INCLINE (HILL) WHEN MY CAR CHIMED AND A
MESSAGE READ (ENGINE POWER REDUCED) WAS IN THE OUTSIDE PASSING
LANE WITH A SEMI BEHIND ME PASSING A SLOWER MOVING CAR. CAR POWER
REDUCED TO 30MPH AND LUNGED LIKE NOT GETTING ENOUGH FUEL. I
BARELY MISSED A NARROW ESCAPE OF GETTING REAR ENDED. GOT OVER IN
THE SLOW LANE THE HIGHWAY BECOME NARROW WITH NO SHOULDER TO
PULL OVER SO I WAS GOING TO DRIVE TILL I COULD PULL OVER BUT THEM
ANOTHER CHIME AND MY DASH READ (ENGINE DISABLED) AND MOTOR SHUT
OFF. COAST TO SOMEONE'S DRIVEWAY AND SET THERE SHAKING FROM BEING
SCARED FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES. DECIDED TO TRY IGNITION AND THE CAR
RESTARTED AND WAS ABLE TO LIMP TO A PULL OFF AND CALL FOR A TOW
HOME. I REALIZE MY CAR IS OUT OF WARRANTY AND HAS 119K MILES ON IT
BUT NOBODY SHOULD BE FACED WITH A SITUATION LIKE I WAS PUT IN. ALSO I
CONTACTED MY LOCAL DEALER MONTHS AGO ABOUT MY IGNITION RECALL
AND WAS TOLD THEY WOULD ORDER THE PARTS THEN CALL ME TO BRING MY
CAR IN AND LIKE I SAID THAT WAS ALMOS T 3 MONTHS AGO AND I HAVE
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HEARD NOTHING NO PHONE CALL.
VANCEBURG
KY
Failure Date:
10/02/2015
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10776415
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical GOOD AFTERNOON, I
HAVE A FEW CONCERNS ABOUT MY VEHICLE AND HAVE CONTACTED
CHEVROLET AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL BUT THEY HAVE NOW DIRECTED
MY QUESTIONS/CONCERNS TO YOU. MY VEHICLE IS NOW ON ITS SIXTH
RECALL. EVERY TIME I HAVE TO BRING MY CAR IN FOR WORK, I HAVE TO TAKE
TIME OFF OF WORK AND THE CAR DEALERSHIPS IíM REQUIRED TO BRING MY
CAR INTO DO NOT HAVE LOANER VEHICLES. HOWEVER, MY PRIMARY
CONCERN IS THIS IS MY ONLY VEHICLE AND I AM A SINGLE MOM. THESE
RECALLS ARE DISCONCERTING AND WITHIN THE LETTERS HAVE OPENLY
STATED THAT THESE DEFECTS, FLAWS OR PROBLEMS HAVE CAUSED DEATHS.
MY SON IS MY EVERYTHING AND IT IS MY JOB TO PROTECT HIM. WHEN I
CONTACTED THE COMPANY TO ASK HOW MANY RECALLS DOES IT TAKE TO
MAKE A VEHICLE INEFFECTIVE IN REGARDS TO, DO THEY STAND BEHIND
THEIR PRODUCTS? I WAS THEN DIRECTED TO YOU. THE INDIVIDUAL I SPOKE
TO SAID THEY DO NOT WORK IN LEMON LAWS BUT WHAT ABOUT SAFETY
LAWS? WHAT ABOUT STANDING BEHIND THEIR PRODUCT? WHAT ABOUT
PROTECTING THOSE INDIVIDUALS THAT HAVE BOUGHT THEIR PRODUCTS
AN
D HAVE NOW HAD MULTIPLE RECALLS THAT HAVE THE ABILITY TO MAKE
THE VEHICLE INOPERABLE AND POTENTIALLY LIFE THREATENING. IF I HAD THE
FUNDS I WOULD BUY A DIFFERENT VEHICLE. I BOUGHT THIS VEHICLE
BECAUSE I THOUGHT IT WAS SAFE AND GOOD ON GAS MILEAGE. I DO NOT
HAVE ANY EXTRA FUNDS TO BUY ANOTHER VEHICLE. MY CONCERN IS FOR
THE SAFETY OF MY SON AND MYSELF AND I AM APPALLED THAT A COMPANY
DOES NOT SEEM TO STAND BEHIND ITS PRODUCT AFTER THIS MANY RECALLS.
PLEASE HELP,
ELIZABETH CO
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CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical TL* THE CONTACT
10783465
Failure Date: 09/23/2015
OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE TIRE
PRESSURE SENSOR WARNING LIGHT REMAINED ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT
STATED THAT THE TIRE PRESSURE WAS FUNCTIONING PROPERLY. THE
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VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT
MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 69,782.
NORTH HOLLYWOOD
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10778333
CA
Failure Date: 09/01/2015
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical NO WARNING CHIMES
AND NO TURN SINGLE CHIME. SEVERAL WEEKS AGO I LOST ALL WARNING
CHIMES ON MY CAR. SO AT THIS TIME I HAVE NO CHIMES FOR 1. SEAT BELTS
NOT BUCKLED. DOOR AJAR. 3. LOW OR FLAT TIRE. 4. NO TURN SINGLE CHIME.
IN FACT NON OF THE CHIMES ARE NOW WORKING.
RAPIDS
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MI
10724966
GRAND
Failure Date: 08/11/2015
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical TL* THE CONTACT
OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT. WHILE DRIVING UP A HILL AT
APPROXIMATELY 30 MPH, THE ENGINE POWER REDUCED WARNING LIGHT
ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE MADE A JERKING MOTION AND STALLED. THE
VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE MAP
SENSOR NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED, BUT THE
FAILURE RECURRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE
FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 104,500.
CLARKSVILLE
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10780661
PA
Failure Date: 06/06/2015
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical TL* THE CONTACT
OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT. WHILE DRIVING AT 50 MPH, THE VEHICLE
VIBRATED, THE CHECK ENGINE WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED, AND THE
VEHICLE STALLED. THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO RESTART THE VEHICLE, BUT
THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM FAILED TO FUNCTION. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED
THAT THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL FAILED TO RESPOND WHEN DEPRESSED. THE
VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. THE CONTACT
WAS INFORMED THAT A TRANSMISSION MODULE NEEDED TO BE REPLACED.
THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED HOWEVER THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE
VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC TO BE DIAGNOSED. THE
CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE TRANSMISSION WIRING HARNESS
NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE
MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE
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FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 78,000.
CORPUS CHRISTI TX
Failure Date:
05/22/2015
1
10822090
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical TL* THE CONTACT
OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT. WHEN STARTING THE VEHICLE, THE
CENTER INSTRUMENT PANEL WAS NOT ILLUMINATED, THERE WAS NO HEAT,
AND THE DEFROSTER AND RADIO FAILED TO WORK. OCCASIONALLY, THE
VEHICLE WOULD RETURN TO NORMAL WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS SHUT OFF
AND RESTARTED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER, BUT WAS NOT
DIAGNOSED. THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE
AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 98,000.
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SEBRING
FL
Failure Date: 01/15/2015
10703835
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical MY BOYFRIEND AND I
WERE ON OUR WAY HOME FROM CHICAGO (ON I-80/90) WHEN WE HIT A BIT OF
LAKE EFFECT SNOW AND ICE. THE SNOW CAUSED OUR CAR TO LOSE
TRACTION WHICH IN TURN CAUSED US TO HIT A GUARD RAIL HEAD ON WHILE
GOING ROUGHLY 50-55 MPH. OUR AIRBAGS DID NOT GO OFF EVEN THOUGH
WE HIT THE GUARD RAIL HEAD ON. WE ENDED UP BEING PERPENDICULAR IN
THE RIGHT HAND LANE AND WAS HIT BY A SEMI TRUCK ON THE PASSENGER
SIDE DOOR. AGAIN, OUR AIR BAGS DID NOT GO OFF WHICH WOULD MAKE FOR
A TOTAL OF 4 AIRBAGS THAT WERE AFFECTED. I WAS UNAWARE OF AFFECTED
AIR BAGS - I ONLY KNEW ABOUT MY IGNITION SWITCH WHICH WAS FIXED
MONTHS PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT. UNACCEPTABLE.
OH
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MAUMEE
Failure Date: 01/04/2015
10662607
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical DRIVING ON THE
HIGHWAY AT 60 MPH WHEN ALL ELECTRICAL DASHBOARD WENT DOWN. FIRST
LIGHT TO COME ON THE VEHICLE WAS THE SECURITY SYSTEM LIGHT WHICH
WAS EXPLAINED TO ME THAT YOUR CAR IS SUPPOSE TO SHUT DOWN IF
STOLEN THEN IT WENT OFF AFTER A FEW MINUTES. ONCE THAT LIGHT WENT
OFF THEN THE VEHICLE ABS, TRACTION CONTROL LIGHTS CAME ON AND THE
VEHICLE COULD NOT PICK UP SPEED NOR DROVE PROPERLY OR SAFELY. THE
VEHICLE CRUISE CONTROL ALSO WENT OFF. POWER STEERING LIGHT CAME
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ON TOO. THE VEHICLE LOST POWER FOR ABS, TRACTION CONTROL, CRUISE
CONTROL AND POWER STEERING. ONCE PULLED OVER ON SIDE OF THE ROAD
THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON TOO. TRIED TO START DRIVING THE
VEHICLE AGAIN TO GET IT OFF THE HIGHWAY VEHICLE WAS DIFFICULT TO
DRIVE COULDN'T REACH SPEED VERY SLOW - DID NOT DRIVE PROPERLY.
SAFELY PULLED OVER AGAIN AND SHUT VEHICLE OFF. CHECK ENGINE LIGHT
AND OTHER LIGHTS ON DASH STAYED ON. COULD NOT GET KEY OUT OF
IGNITION IT STAYED IN THE 2ND SWITCH STUCK (NOT RUNNING). TOW TRUCK
DRIVER HAD TO COME AND TOW BECAUSE VE
HICLE WOULDN'T START NOR
WOULD THE KEY COME OUT. FINALLY TOW TRUCK DRIVER WAS ABLE TO GET
THE KEY OUT OF THE IGNITION AND TOWED IT TO A SHOP. NEXT DAY SHOP
TURNED ON THE VEHICLE AND COULD NOT FIND ANYTHING WRONG. DEALER
COULD NOT FIND ANYTHING WRONG WITH ELECTRICAL PANEL. RAN
NUMEROUS TEST ON VEHICLE INCLUDING DEALER DRIVING VEHICLE AND
STILL NOTHING COULD BE FOUND. THEY SAY THEY CAN'T FIX ANYTHING
BECAUSE NOTHING IS WRONG WITH MY CAR. OBVIOUSLY THERE IS
SOMETHING WRONG WITH CHEVROLET VEHICLES AND THE ELECTRICAL
PANELS GOING DOWN IN WHICH I LOST ALL CRUISE CONTROL, TRACTION
CONTROL, ABS, ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL AND PANIC BRAKING ASSIST
OPERATION. THANKFULLY I WAS NOT IN AN ACCIDENT AND WAS ABLE
TO PULL OFF THE HIGHWAY SAFELY. *TR ASHBURN
VA
Failure Date:
12/04/2014
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10644618
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical TL* THE CONTACT
OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT. THE CONTACT RECEIVED RECALL
NOTIFICATIONS FOR NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V047000 (ELECTRICAL
SYSTEM) AND NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V171000 (ELECTRICAL SYSTEM).
THE PART NEEDED TO REPAIR THE VEHICLE WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE
MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED
A FAILURE.
TULSA
1
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical TL* THE CONTACT
10638701
OK
Failure Date: 10/14/2014
OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT. AFTER PARKING THE VEHICLE, THE KEY
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BECAME LODGED IN THE IGNITION SWITCH. THE VEHICLE WAS INCLUDED IN
NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V153000 (STEERING) AND NHTSA CAMPAIGN
NUMBER: 14E021000 (ELECTRICAL SYSTEM). THE PARTS NEEDED TO REPAIR
THE VEHICLE WERE UNAVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 74,000.
UPDATED 10/29/14*CN
UPDATED 8/11/2015 *JS
CONYERS
GA
Failure Date: 09/24/2014
1
10717308
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical TL* THE CONTACT
OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE
RECEIVED THE RECALL REPAIR FOR NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V171000
(ELECTRICAL SYSTEM). MONTHS LATER, THE VEHICLE STALLED SEVERAL
TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN BACK TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER FOR
FURTHER INSPECTION TO DETERMINE THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER
WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE
APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 95,000.
KY
1
BOWLING GREEN
Failure Date: 09/20/2014
10637327
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical TL* THE CONTACT
OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE DRAIN
TUBE FOR THE AIR CONDITIONER BECAME CLOGGED AND CAUSED WATER TO
LEAK ONTO THE PASSENGER SIDE FLOORBOARD. THE LEAK CAUSED
MULTIPLE FUSES TO BLOW OUT AND ELECTRICAL FAILURES. THE VEHICLE
WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO STATED THAT THE TUBE
NEEDED TO BE CLEANED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED AND THE
MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE FAILURE
MILEAGE WAS 45,000.
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10625966
KANAS CITYMO
Failure Date: 09/03/2014
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical TL* THE CONTACT
OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE
TRAVELING AT 50 MPH, THE VEHICLE WAS VIOLENTLY JERKING FORWARD,
THERE WAS A LOSS OF POWER, AND THE VEHICLE STALLED. THE VEHICLE
WAS PREVIOUSLY REPAIRED UNDER NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER: 14E021000
(ELECTRICAL) BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS
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NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS
15,460.
PLYMOUTH PA
1
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical I TOOK EVASIVE ACTION
10694303
Failure Date: 08/17/2014
BY SWERVING TO AVOID COLLISION WITH OTHER VEHICLE THAT ABRUPTLY
CHANGED LANE AND COLLIDED WITH MY VEHICLE. A A RESULTS, MY VEHICLE
STRUCK A CONCRETE BARRIER WALL OF THE ROADWAY, THEN BURST INTO
FLAMES UPON IMPACT. MY VEHICLE WAS COMPLETELY BURNT OUT AT A
TOTAL LOSS BEFORE FIRE RESCUE RESPONDED. THE AIRBAG NEVER
DEPLOYED. PRIOR TO ACCIDENT I WAS HAVING NUMEROUS IGNITION RELATED
PROBLEMS WITH MY CHEVY COBALT.
MIAMI FL
Failure Date:
08/04/2014
1
10617388
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical TL* THE CONTACT
OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE KEY WAS
UNABLE TO BE REMOVED FROM THE IGNITION. THE CONTACT RECEIVED
NOTIFICATION FOR NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V047000 (AIR BAGS ,
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM) AND NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V171000
(ELECTRICAL SYSTEM). THE CONTACT STATED THE DEALER DID NOT HAVE THE
PART AVAILABLE AND WERE UNCERTAIN OF WHEN THE PARTS WOULD BECOME
AVAILABLE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE
MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE
WAS 37,000.
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10616349
BALTIMORE MD
Failure Date: 07/29/2014
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical TL* THE CONTACT
OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE
DRIVING APPROXIMATELY AT 30 MPH, THE ENGINE STALLED WITHOUT
WARNING. IN ADDITION, THE BRAKES WERE DEPRESSED THE VEHICLE FAILED
TO RESPOND CAUSING THE CONTACT TO CRASH INTO THE REAR END OF
ANOTHER VEHICLE. THE AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY AND THERE WERE NO
INJURIES REPORTED. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT
DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VIN WAS
INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14E021000 (IGNITION SWITCH). THE
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FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN.
ARVADA
CO
Failure Date:
07/25/2014
1
10629994
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical TL* THE CONTACT
OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE
STALLED MULTIPLE TIMES AND THE POWER STEERING FAILED
INTERMITTENTLY. THE KEY WAS UNABLE TO TURN FROM OFF TO ON IN ORDER
TO START THE VEHICLE AND THE SERVICE TRACTION LOW ENGINE POWER
INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. THE DEALER REPAIRED THE VEHICLE ACCORDING
TO NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V153000 (STEERING) AND REPLACED THE
FUEL PRESSURE GAUGE SWITCH; HOWEVER, THE FAILURES RECURRED. THE
VEHICLE WAS ALSO INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V171000
(ELECTRICAL SYSTEM). AFTER WAITING WEEKS FOR THE PARTS TO ARRIVE,
THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED, BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE KEY WAS
DIFFICULT TO ADJUST AND REMOVE FROM THE IGNITION AFTER THE RECALL
REPAIR WAS PERFORMED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE
MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS
90,000.
WINTER HARBOR ME
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CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical I HAVE RECEIVED THE
10610886
Failure Date: 07/21/2014
RECALL NOTICE IN MAY THAT THIS VEHICLE MODEL HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN
NUMEROUS WRECKS RELATED TO FATALITIES/INJURIES AND I WAS DIRECTED
TO CONTACT THE DEALERSHIP TO HAVE THE DEFECTIVE IGNITION SWITCH
REPLACED. I CONTACTED THE DEALERSHIP ON 5/15/2014 AND THEY TOLD ME
THEY WOULD ORDER THE PARTS AND THEY WOULD CALL ME WHEN THE
PARTS CAME IN SO THEY COULD FIX IT. AS OF TODAY(7/16/2014) THIS
PROBLEM HAS NOT BEEN CORRECTED. GM APPARENTLY HAS BEEN AWARE OF
THIS PROBLEM SINCE 2004 AND NEGLECTED TO NOTIFY THE PUBLIC OR TAKE
CORRECTIVE MEASURES IN THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS SINCE 2004. I DO
NOT FEEL SAFE DRIVING THIS VEHICLE AND DO NOT SEE THE PROBLEM BEING
CORRECTED IN A TIMELY MANNER. I AM REQUESTING YOU EVALUATE IF THERE
IS ANY WAY GM CAN BE REQUIRED TO BUY THESE VEHICLES FROM US SO WE
CAN PURCHASE ANOTHER VEHICLE AND NOT CONTINUE TO PUT MY LIFE AND
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MANY OTHERS IN THE SAME SITUATION AT RISK ON A DAILY BASIS. *TR
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ANNVILLE
KY
Failure Date: 07/16/2014
10607324
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical WHILE DRIVING MY 2010
CHEVROLET COBALT HOME AFTER LEAVING WORK, I WAS ENTERING ONTO
THE THRUWAY WHEN MY CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ACTIVATED, MY DASHBOARD
READER SAID, "ENGINE POWER REDUCED", THE CAR THEN LOST
ACCELERATION, STARTED TO BUCK AND SHAKE. I QUICKLY PULLED TO THE
SIDE OF THE ROAD AND LET THE CAR SIT FOR 15 MINUTES. UPON START UP, I
PUT THE CAR INTO DRIVE, IT BUCKED INTO GEAR AND I PROCEEDED WITH
CAUTION NOT DOING MORE THAN 30-35 MPH. I WENT TO ADVANCED AUTO
PARTS AND RAN THEIR FREE OBDII DIAGNOSTIC READER. THE CODE THAT
CAME BACK WAS PO641 - ENGINE CONTROL MODULE - PORT #3. THE CHECK
ENGINE LIGHT CLEARED OUT AFTER 2 DAYS. THE CAR RUNS FINE NOW. VERY
CONCERNED THOUGH.
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10620681
GLENVILLE NY
Failure Date: 06/23/2014
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical TL* THE CONTACT
OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE
FAILED TO START AFTER NUMEROUS ATTEMPTS. IN ADDITION, THE VEHICLE
STALLED ON THREE OCCASIONS. THE VEHICLE WAS ABLE TO RESTART ON
SEVERAL OCCASIONS. THE VEHICLE WAS PREVIOUSLY REPAIRED UNDER
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER: 14V171000 (ELECTRICAL SYSTEM). THE FAILURE
OCCURRED AFTER THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED UNDER THE RECALL. THE
VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED FOR THE INITIAL FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER
WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE
WAS 68,000.
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10596946
SAN ANTONIO
TX
Failure Date: 06/18/2014
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical ON JUNE 6 I WAS
TRAVELING ON THE HIGHWAY GOING TO MY HOME WITH MY FAMILY I WAS
GOING ABOUT 40 MILES . WHEN I TRY TO MAKE A LEFT TURN THE STEERING
WHEEL GOT TIGHT AND WHEN I TRY TO STOP I HAD TO PULL OVER TO THE
SIDE OF THE ROAD I ALMOST HAD AN TERRIBLE ACCIDENT MY WIFE IS STILL IN
SHOCK. THANK GOD I DID NOT WREAK MY CAR. RITE NOW I CANT DRIVE MY
CAR. I AM VERY SCARED. I RECEIVED A RECALL MAIL TO FIX MY IGNITION
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SWITCH BUT STILL WAITING.I WOULD LIKE MY STEERING AND IGNITION TO BE
FIX. I WILL APPRECIATE YOUR COOPERATION ON THIS MATTER [XXX]
INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT
(FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR
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10596853
KISSIMMEE FL
Failure Date: 06/06/2014
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical ON 03JUN14 I HAD THE
IGNITION SWITCH REPLACED AND THE IGNITION LOCK CYLINDER AND
IGNITION KEY REPLACED DUE TO THE OPEN RECALLS ON THE VEHICLE. SINCE
THAT TIME ON 2 SEPARATE OCCASIONS WHEN I ATTEMPTED TO START THE
VEHICLE IT "STUTTERED" THIS IS THE BEST WORD I CAN USE TO DESCRIBE
THE ISSUE. I DID NOT HAVE THIS PROBLEM PRIOR TO HAVING THE ABOVE
MENTIONED REPLACED. WHEN THIS OCCURS I HAVE TO TURN THE IGNITION
KEY TO THE OFF POSITION AND ATTEMPT TO START THE VEHICLE AGAIN AND
IT STARTS. THE "STUTTERING" DOES NOT SOUND LIKE A DEAD BATTERY OR
ALTERNATOR ISSUE AS I HAVE HEARD THOSE SOUNDS BEFORE. I DO NOT
BELIEVE THE REPLACEMENT OF THE ABOVE PARTS HAVE RESOLVED ANY
RECALL ISSUE AND BELIEVE THAT INJURY OR DEATH WILL RESULT IN
CONTINUED DRIVING OF THIS VEHICLE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.
*TR
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WARREN
10597181
OH
Failure Date: 06/04/2014
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical 2010 CHEVROLET
COBALT. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARDS TO ISSUES WITH IGNITION SWITCH
RECALL PARTS NO LONGER MANUFACTURED. *SMD
MO
1
FENTON
Failure Date: 06/02/2014
10604248
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical 2010 CHEVROLET
COBALT. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARDS TO IGNITION SWITCH REPLACED IN
VEHICLE. *SMD THE CONSUMER STATED THE IGNITION SWITCH WAS
REPLACED A YEAR AGO, BECAUSE THE TUMBLER BROKE INSIDE THE IGNITION
AND SHE WAS UNABLE TO TURN THE ENGINE OFF. THE CONSUMER HAS SINCE
TRADED THE VEHICLE. *JB
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10606281
CARO MI
Failure Date: 06/02/2014
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical 2010 CHEVROLET
COBALT. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARDS TO IGNITION SWITCH, POWER
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STEERING RECALL NOTICES AND SEAT BELT PROBLEMS. *SMD. THE
CONSUMER THE SEAT BELT WOULD NOT FASTENED. SHE HAD TO DRIVE
HOME, WITHOUT WEARING HER SEAT BELT. *JB
NH
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MERRIMACK
Failure Date: 06/02/2014
10599157
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical TL* THE CONTACT
OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT AFTER
PARKING THE VEHICLE, THE KEY BECAME STUCK IN THE IGNITION AND THE
VEHICLE TO BE UNABLE TO BE SHUT OFF. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED
OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE
FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNAVAILABLE.
CHICAGO
IL
Failure Date:
06/01/2014
1
10615544
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical RECEIVED A RECALL
LETTER FOR 14113 REPLACE IGNITION LOCK CYLINDER AND IGNITION...
CALLED DEALER NESMITH GMC AND TOLD THEM ABOUT THE PROBLEM WITH
THE CAR. THEY TOLD ME THAT IT WOULD TAKE 2 TO 4 WEEKS FOR THEM TO
GET THE PARTS. WELL NOW IT HAS BEEN 2 MONTHS AND STILL NOT FIX.
CALLED NESMITH GMC AND THEY TOLD ME THAT IT WILL BE A BIT LONGER..
MY WIFE AND I DO NOT LIKING DRIVING CAR BECAUSE OF THIS PROBLEM.. WE
ARE IN OUR 60'S AND WE DO HAVE TO DRIVE CAR FOR DOCTORS. SHOPPING
AND THINGS LIKE THAT..
THANK YOU *TR
JESUP
GA
Failure Date: 05/22/2014
1
10597429
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical TL* THE CONTACT
OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT. THE CONTACT RECEIVED A NOTIFICATION
FOR NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER 14V171000 (ELECTRICAL, SYSTEM).
HOWEVER, THE PART WAS NOT AVAILABLE TO DO THE REPAIRS. THE
MANUFACTURE WAS MADE AWARE OF THE PROBLEM. THE CONTACT HAD NOT
EXPERIENCED A FAILURE.
TOMS RIVER
NJ
Failure Date:
05/05/2014
1
10614525
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical TL* THE CONTACT
OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NHTSA
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CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER: 14V047000 (AIR BAGS, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM). THE
CONTACT STATED THAT THE REPAIR EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF
TIME. THE DEALER STATED THAT THE PART WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE
CONTACT DID NOT EXPERIENCE A FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT
NOTIFIED OF THE ISSUE.
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10583222
NEWARK
DE
Failure Date: 05/01/2014
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical ME ENCONTRABA
MANEJANDO MI CARRO EN CUESTION SOBRE LA LONG BEACH BLV. Y LA
MARKET STREET CUANDO DE REPENTE EL TIMON DEL CARRO SE PUSO DURO
Y SE ME HACIA DIFICIL MANIOBRAR EL CARRO Y NO PODIA CONTROLAR EL
TIMO NPOR LO DURO QUE ESTABA. SE PRENDIO UNA LUZ EN LA PANTALLA
DEL CARRO QUE ME DECIA POWER STEERING. Y SOLO CON MUCHO
ESFUERZO PUDE PARQUEARME EN UNA CALLE Y APAGAR EL CARRO.HIBA CON
MI HIJA DE 9 ANOS Y NOS DIMOS GRAN SUSTO.EL CARRO HOY 17 DE ABRIL
2014 LO LLEVE AL CHEVRONLET DE HARBOR.TELEFONO 562 4248116.
*TR
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LONG BEACH
10596013
CA
Failure Date: 04/16/2014
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical TL* THE CONTACT
OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NHTSA RECALL
CAMPAIGN NUMBER 14V04700, (AIR BAGS , ELECTRICAL SYSTEM); HOWEVER,
THE PART WAS NOT AVAILABLE IN ORDER TO REPAIR THE VEHICLE. THE
MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE DELAY. THE VIN WAS NOT
AVAILABLE. THERE WERE NO FAILURES.
PATRIOT
IN
Failure Date:
04/15/2014
1
10579021
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical THE TURN SIGNAL
LEVER IS NOT CONSISTENTLY WORKING ANY MORE. IT SOMETIMES WILL NOT
ACTIVATE THE TURN SIGNALS UPON DEMAND. THE LEVER HAS TO BE PUSHED
ON OR JIGGLED THE THEN LIGHTS OPERATE. IT SOMETIMES TURNS ON THE
TURN SIGNALS AFTER THE TURN IS COMPLETE AT THE LEVER AUTOMATICALLY
MOVES BACK TO THE NEUTRAL POSITION. THE TWO MAIN DRIVERS
OF THIS VEHICLE HAVE BOTH OBSERVED THIS PROBLEM. *TR
BENNINGTON
VT
Failure Date: 04/10/2014
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10577468
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical TL* THE CONTACT
OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT. THE CONTACT REFERENCED NHTSA
CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER 14V047000 (AIR BAGS , ELECTRICAL SYSTEM) AND
STATED THAT THE REMEDY PART WAS UNAVAILABLE TO PERFORM THE
REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE PROBLEM. THE
CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE.
LA
1
BATON ROUGE
Failure Date: 04/04/2014
10593697
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical TL* THE CONTACT
OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE IGNITION
SWITCH WAS REPLACED HOWEVER, THE OLD KEY CONTINUED TO WORK IN
THE NEW IGNITION SWITCH. THE DEALERS INFORMED HIM THAT THE OLD
KEYS SHOULD NOT WORK. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE
FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 55,000. RK
COEBURN
VA
Failure Date: 04/04/2014
1
10763601
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical TL* THE CONTACT
OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF
NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBERS: 14V047000 (AIR BAGS, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM),
14V171000 (ELECTRICAL SYSYTEM), AND 15V500000 (AIR BAGS); HOWEVER,
THE PARTS TO DO THE REPAIRS WERE UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED
THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR
THE RECALL REPAIRS. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE.
THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE.
NC
1
RALEIGH
Failure Date: 04/02/2014
10577037
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical TL* THE CONTACT
OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE STARTING
THE VEHICLE THE AIR BAG WARNING INDICATOR REMAINED ILLUMINATED.
THERE WAS A RECALL UNDER NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER 14V047000 (AIR
BAGS , ELECTRICAL SYSTEM) AND THE PART NEEDED WAS UNAVAILABLE TO
PERFORM THE REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE
PROBLEM. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 23,800.
FULTON
NY
Failure Date: 04/01/2014
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10610745
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical TL* THE CONTACT
OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT NHTSA
CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V047000 (AIR BAGS , ELECTRICAL SYSTEM), NHTSA
CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V153000 (STEERING) AND NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER:
14V171000 (ELECTRICAL SYSTEM) EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF
TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIRS. THE DEALER STATED THAT THE PARTS WERE
UNAVAILABLE FOR REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE
DELAY. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE CONTACT HAD NOT
EXPERIENCED A FAILURE.
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10618270
SAGINAW
MI
Failure Date: 04/01/2014
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical TL* THE CONTACT
OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE
FAILED TO START. THE FAILURE OCCURRED INTERMITTENTLY. THE CONTACT
STATED THAT NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V171000 (ELECTRICAL SYSTEM),
NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V153000 (STEERING), AND NHTSA CAMPAIGN
NUMBER: 14V047000 (AIR BAGS , ELECTRICAL SYSTEM) EXCEEDED A
REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR REPAIRS. THE DEALER STATED THAT THE
PARTS WERE NOT AVAILABLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE
OF THE DELAY. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS
50,000.
MONTEBELLO
1
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical 3 RECALLS ON THIS
10639281
CA
Failure Date: 04/01/2014
VEHICLE. FAULTY IGNITION SWITCH & AIR BAGS WHICH AFFECTS STEERING,
BRAKES CAUSING 21 DEATHS TO DATE. I WANT RELEASED FROM THIS CAR
LOAN AS IT IS UNSAFE TO DRIVE. LIENHOLDER SAYS ITS NOT THEIR PROBLEM,
GM HAS NO IDEA WHEN PARTS TO FIX WILL EVER BE AVAILABLE. THEY SAY MY
CAR HAS TOO MANY MILES TO QUALIFY FOR A BUY BACK :( *TR
MONTROSE CO
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10576529
Failure Date: 04/01/2014
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical THE CRUISE CONTROL
WORKS SOMETIMES THEN FOR NO REASON WILL CUT OFF AND STOP
WORKING. IN THE LAST 8 DAYS WHEN I START UP THE CAR TO DRIVE AND
GET ON THE ROAD, SEVERE SHAKING OF THE CAR LIKE A FLAT TIRE OR THE
FRONT END WAS OUT OF ALIGNMENT. THE FIRST TIME I CALLED ON STAR FOR
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ASSISTANCE. THEY FOUND NOTHING WRONG? IT STOPPED BOTH TIMES
AFTER ABOUT 8 MIN OF DRIVING. IT WAS SCARY. WHEN I PARK THE CAR THE
DIAL HANDS ON THE DASH THE TAC. AND THE SPEED DIAL JUMP LIKE A
SHORTAGE IN IT. NOT LONG AFTER I BOUGHT THE CAR, THE POWER STEERING
FAILED WITH ME AND THE CAR SHUT OFF SEVERAL TIMES. I TOOK IT TO
VIDALIA GA FOR REPAIR. THEY GAVE IT BACK TO ME AND SAID IF IT HAPPENED
AGAIN TO PUSH THE INFO BUTTON AND RESTART THE CAR. I AM SCARED OF
MY CAR. HELP ME PLEASE. *TR
MOUNT VERNON GA
Failure Date:
03/30/2014
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10579251
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical I WAS TURNING LEFT
DRIVING TOWARD A STORE & AS SOON AS I CAME OUT OF THE TURN THE CAR
TURNED COMPLETELY OFF & NOT EVEN THE GAUGES FLASHED.THE DRIVER
BEHIND ME ALMOST HIT ME DUE TO THE SUDDEN STOP BECAUSE OF
COMPLETE LOSS OF POWER AND CONTROL. I STEPPED ON THE BRAKES &
SHIFTED IT INTO NEUTRAL TRYING TO START IT & IT TOOK ME SEVERAL
ATTEMPTS TO GET IT TO CRANK UP AGAIN. I TURNED INTO A PARKING LOT
JUST FOR THE CAR TO TURN OFF ONCE MORE. AFTER I CRANKED IT UP AGAIN
IT WAS FINE. CAR HAD ISSUES BEFORE OVER THE YEARS; IT SEEMED TO HAVE
LOSS OF POWER PUT REGAINED IT IN AN INSTANT; WAS TAKEN TO
DEALERSHIP, INCIDENT COULD NOT BE DUPLICATED. CAR HAD RECALL FOR
ELECTRIC POWER STEERING ASSIST SOON AFTER I PURCHASED IT ON MAY 29,
2010. FOUND OUT RECENTLY ABOUT ONE RECALL FOR IGNITION SWITCH
WHEN I TOOK CAR TO DEALER ON APRIL 4, 2014 FOR AN OIL CHANGE. CALLED
GM AND THEY CONFIRMED WITH MY VIN # THAT THERE WAS ANOTHER
RECALL FOR THE EPS EVEN THOUGH IT HAD BEEN REPLACED IN 2010.
YESTERDAY THIRD RECALL FOR THE IGNITION
SWITCH KEY LOCK. I WAS
ALSO INFORMED BY GM HQ, WHEN I TALKED TO THEM A FOURTH TIME, THAT
THEY WERE NOT SURE WHICH COBALTS 2010 HAD EPS PROBLEM, THAT DOES
NOT REFLECT THE ANSWERS I RECEIVED ON THREE OTHER OCCASIONS
FROM GM HQ'S EXECUTIVE OFFICE. MY DEALERS SYSTEM DOES NOT
REFLECT SAME RECALLS THEN GM'S. I WAS TOLD THAT "THE DEALERS GOT
THE MEMOS AND HAD PROBABLY NOT GOT TO THEM TO READ THEM YET." I
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SAW WHAT WAS ON THEIR COMPUTER. GM IS NOT BEING TRUTHFUL AND I AM
STARTING TO SUSPECT THAT THEY USED ANOTHER PART WITH THE SAME
PART NUMBER WITH THE EPS PROBLEM AND THEREFORE THEY CAN NOT
DETERMINE WHICH COBALT IS AFFECTED. GM IS NOT BEING TRUTHFUL AND IS
BEING NEGLIGENT IN INFORMING THE DEALERS AND THE VEHICLE OWNERS ( I
HAVE NOT GOTTEN ANY RECALL NOTICES IN THE MAIL). BREACH OF
CONTRACT. SOLD FAULTY VEHICLE TO ME WITH KNOWLEDGE OF FAULTY PART
(S) ON MAY 29, 2010. *JS
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10574950
FAYETTEVILLE
NC
Failure Date: 03/29/2014
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical TL* THE CONTACT
OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE HORN
ACTIVATED INDEPENDENTLY. THE CONTACT INSPECTED THE VEHICLE AND
FOUND THAT THE LOWER AREA OF THE STEERING WHEEL AND THE
DASHBOARD WERE ON FIRE. THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO EXTINGUISH THE
FIRE HOWEVER, THE FIRE DEPARTMENT ARRIVED ON SCENE TO ASSIST. THE
FIRE DEPARTMENT ADVISED THAT THE FIRE WAS CAUSED BY AN ELECTRICAL
FAILURE, AND DISCONNECTED THE WIRING FOR THE HORN. A POLICE REPORT
WAS NOT FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A SALVAGE YARD FOR
FURTHER INSPECTION. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE APPROXIMATE
FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 98,000.
BRISTOW
OK
Failure Date: 03/22/2014
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10617583
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical TL* THE CONTACT
OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT. THE CONTACT RECEIVED A RECALL NOTICE
FOR NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V047000 (AIR BAGS, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM);
HOWEVER, THE PART NEEDED FOR THE REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE
DEALER DID NOT KNOW WHEN THE PART WOULD ARRIVE. THE
MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT
HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE.
MCDONOUGH
GA
Failure Date:
03/12/2014
1
10596688
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical TL* THE CONTACT
OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE
DRIVING AT APPROXIMATELY 10 MPH, THE VEHICLE STALLED. THE CONTACT
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ATTEMPTED TO HAVE THE VEHICLE REPAIRED UNDER NHTSA CAMPAIGN
NUMBER 14V047000 (AIR BAGS, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM) BUT WAS INFORMED
THAT THE PARTS WERE NOT AVAILABLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED
OF THE ISSUE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 40,000.
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TOWANDA
IL
Failure Date: 03/01/2014
10565894
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical VEHICLE STEERING
TIGHTEN UP. CHECK UNDER HOOD FOR POWER STEERING STICK CHECK INFO
CENTER INDICATED PWR STEERING PULLED OVER LET A MECHANIC CHK N
GOOGLE ISSUE N FOUGHT THT IT WAS A RECALL CALLED CLASSIC
CHEVROLET GAVE MY VIN SAID NO RECALLS CLKED GE MOTOR CORPORATE
OFFICE WHO THEN GAVE ME CHEVROLET CSRV NBR SPW REP WHO CHK AND
SAID STILL NO RECALL WAS FOUND REP THEN SUGGEST TO HAVE VEHICLE
PLACE ON A DIAGNOSTIC MACHINE UNDER MY PWRTRAIN I HAD RDSIDE
ASSIST STILL HAVE TO ME HOWEVER SHE SAID DEPENDING ON THE RESULT
FRM DIAGNOSTIC I MY HAVE TO PAY OUT OF POCKET. WELL SERVICE REP CLL
TOLD ME IT WAS POWER STEERING MODULE IS OUT. ITS ELECTRIC
PWERSTEERING IT COST $ 362. TO BE FIX. NO CHOICE CAR WAS PICKED UP AT
A STRANDED LOCATION WITH THE COVERED ROADSIDE ASSISTANT. RECEIVED
MY CAR BCK ON DAY 2 YET I STILL PAID OUT OF POCKET THT CLEARLY
IDENTIFY AS A RECLL N ELECTRICAL ISSUE WITH OR WHEN DRIVING THE
VEHICLE. I FEEL I SHOULDN'T HVE BEEN CHARGED AND WOULD LIKE THIS TO
BE HANDLE PROMPTLY. 2010 CHEVY COBALT CUSTOM ER. *TR
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HOUSTON
TX
Failure Date: 02/24/2014
10567156
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical TL* THE CONTACT
OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE KEY WAS
NOT ABLE TO BE REMOVED FROM THE IGNITION AND THE ENGINE WAS
UNABLE TO BE TURNED OFF. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED
DEALER, WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE IGNITION LOCK CYLINDER WOULD NEED
REPLACING. THE DEALER SUGGESTED DETACHING THE WIRING IF THE
FAILURE RECURRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE.
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THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 57742.
UPDATED 04/25/2014 *JS
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10556591
DELAVAN
UPDATED 4/22/14*CN
WI
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical
Failure Date: 02/04/2014
IGNITION SWITCH
STUCK IN THE ON POSITION. CAR WILL NOT CUT OFF WITHOUT CHOKING THE
MOTOR WITH THE CLUTCH. I HAVE SEEN NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS OF THIS
OCCURRING ON VARIOUS DIFFERENT FORUMS. IT SEEMS TO BE A VERY
COMMON PROBLEM. *TR
MOCKSVILLE
NC
Failure Date:
12/19/2013
1
10586239
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical TL* THE CONTACT
OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE
DRIVING 75 MPH, THE VEHICLE STALLED WITHOUT WARNING. THE FAILURE
WAS RECURRING. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA
CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER: 14V171000 (ELECTRICAL SYSTEM) BUT THE DEALER
DID NOT HAVE THE NECESSARY PARTS TO REPLACE THE IGNITION SWITCH.
THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE WAS 40,000.
LATEVILLE
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10596712
NY
Failure Date: 12/11/2013
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical TL* THE CONTACT
OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT. THE CONTACT STATED THERE WERE
NUMEROUS ATTEMPTS BEFORE THE VEHICLE COULD BE STARTED. THE
FAILURE OCCURRED ONLY AFTER THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED UNDER THE
RECALL ASSOCIATED WITH NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER 14V047000 (AIR BAG,
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM). THE VEHICLE HAD NOT BEEN REPAIRED. THE
MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE DEFECT. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE
MILEAGE WAS 22,000.
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10543356
MOGADOREOH
Failure Date: 10/28/2013
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical WHILE DRIVING MY
VEHICLE HOME FROM WORK DURING RUSH HOUR ON A BUSY HIGHWAY MY
POWER STEERING FAILED. MY VEHICLE STARTED TO VEER TO THE LEFT AND I
HAD TO USE ALL OF MY EFFORT TO KEEP FROM HITTING THE CONCRETE
GUARD RAIL. I IMMEDIATELY SLOWED AND PROCEEDED TO THE SHOULDER.
THIS WAS A VERY SCARY SITUATION AND I FEEL THAT MY SAFETY WAS
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COMPROMISED. I HAVE SINCE DONE SOME RESEARCH AND FOUND THAT
THERE IS A RECALL FOR THIS EXACT PROBLEM ALREADY IN PLACE, BUT FOR
SOME REASON IT GOES BY THE VIN OF THE CAR. I WOULD LIKE TO FIND OUT
HOW I COULD EITHER GET MY VIN ADDED TO THIS LIST OR TO GET HELP WITH
THIS SITUATION. *TR
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10586991
SAINT LOUIS
MO
Failure Date: 09/11/2013
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical TL* THE CONTACT
OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE AIR BAG
SENSOR FLASHED INTERMITTENTLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN
AUTHORIZED DEALER, WHO WAS NOT ABLE TO REPLICATE OR DIAGNOSE THE
FAILURE. THE FAILURE WAS RECURRING AND THE AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT
REMAINED ILLUMINATED AND COULD NOT BE TURNED OFF. THE VEHICLE WAS
NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER: 14V047000 (AIR BAGS AND
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM). THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE
SEVERAL TIMES. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 27,000. UPDATED
06/27/14*LJ UPDATED 07/3/2014 *JS
PHILADELPHIA
PA
Failure Date:
09/05/2013
1
10537742
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical TL* THE CONTACT
OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE KEY
BECAME STUCK IN THE IGNITION WHILE TRYING TO SHUT THE VEHICLE OFF.
THE BATTERY HAD TO BE DISCONNECTED TO SHUT THE VEHICLE OFF. THE
CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER FOR A DIAGNOSTIC TEST. THE
DEALER STATED THE IGNITION CYLINDER WAS DEFECTIVE. THE DEALER
REPLACED THE IGNITION CYLINDER WITH A REDESIGNED IGNITION CYLINDER.
THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 48,000. UPDATED 10/17/13*LJ
THE CONSUMER
RECIEVED A REFUND CHECK FOR A PORTION OF THE REPAIR COST. UPDATED
10/25/2013 *JS
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10608395
WHITE LAKE
MI
Failure Date: 08/28/2013
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical AFTER HAVING OUR
NEW IGNITION SWITCH ABOUT A WEEK OR SO EARLIER, I WENT TO DRIVE OUR
2010 COLBALT TO A NEARBY TOWN. ON ABOUT JUNE 28TH OR 29TH, I WAS
ABOUT HALFWAY TO THE PLACE I WAS GOING, MY STEERING ALL OF A SUDDEN
GOT HARDER TO STEER. I LOOKED AT THE DASHBOARD AND SAW THE WORDS
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POWER STEERING ON IT. SO I TOOK THE CAR HOME AND CALLED A
CHEVROLET DEALERSHIP AND THEY SAID TO BRING THE CAR IN. WE WERE
INFORMED THAT THEY, (DEALERSHIP), HAD HEARD ABOUT A RECALL ON THE
STEERING, BUT HAVE NOT RECEIVED ANY PAPERWORK TO BE INSTRUCTED TO
FIX THIS AS A RECALL ITEM. I LOOKED UP POSSIBLE RECALL LIST ON THE
CHEVROLETS AND THE ONE I READ IS FROM MARCH 31, 2014. WHY IS IT
TAKING SO LONG FOR THEM TO DECIDE IF IT IS A RECALL IF THERE ARE OTHER
PROBLEMS OUT THERE? ARE THEY WAITING FOR SOMEBODY TO BE
SERIOUSLY INJURED BEFORE THEY MAKE THAT DECISION? AND OUR VEHICLE
HAD JUST HAD THE IGNITION SWITCH PUT IN A WEEK OR SO EARLIER.
*JS
1
BLACK RIVER FALLS
10533239
WI
Failure Date: 07/28/2013
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical I WAS DRIVEING ALONE
AND THE POWER STEERING MESAGE CAME UP ON THE DISPLAYAND LOST
POWER STEERING. THIS HAS HAPPEN EVERY TIME I GET IN THE CAR KNOWIT
HAD A RECALL THEY SAID IT WAS DONE BEFORE I PURSHASED IT NEW AT
DEALERAND ITS DOING EXACTLY WHAT THE RECALL SAID WOULD HAPPEN IN
TIME IF I HAD NOT HAD THE RECALL DONE. AND THERE SAYING IT WAS
REPLACED ONCE AND NOW ITS MINE SOUNDS LIKE THE RECALL WAS A JOKE.
*TR
1
PEARL
10520766
MS
Failure Date: 07/21/2013
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical ARRIVED AT MY
DESTINATION AND THE KEY WAS STUCK IN THE ON POSITION. I HAVE A
MANUAL TRANSMISSION AND HAD TO DROP THE CLUTCH AND STALL IT TO
KILL THE ENGINE. CAR IS OUT OF WARRANTY BY 1 MONTH FOR BUMPER TO
BUMPER. TALKED WITH MY LOCAL DEALER AND AFTER DISCUSSING IT WITH
GM SAID THEY WOULD COVER THE $300-$400 REPAIR WITH $100 DEDUCTIBLE.
I ORDERED AN AFTERMARKET IGNITION CYLINDER FOR $42 AND REPLACED IT
MYSELF. I FOUND THE SPRING FOR ONE OF THE TUMBLERS POPPED OUT OF
PLACE WHEN I REMOVED THE ORIGINAL. POOR DESIGN. *TR
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NAMPA
ID
Failure Date: 06/17/2013
10515582
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical AFTER PARKING THE
CAR (2010 CHEVROLET COBALT), THE KEY WOULD NOT COME OUT OF THE
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IGNITION OR TURN TO THE OFF POSITION. THE CAR IS A MANUAL, SO I HAD TO
STALL IT OUT AND THEN UNHOOK THE BATTERY TO TURN EVERYTHING OFF.
IT IS AWAITING DIAGNOSIS AT THE MECHANIC. *TR
BLOOMINGTON
1
10515704
MN
Failure Date: 06/06/2013
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical TL* THE CONTACT
OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT AFTER
ATTEMPTING TO TURN OFF THE IGNITION, THE KEY WOULD NOT TURN AND
THE CONTACT WAS UNABLE TO SHUT OFF THE ENGINE. THE CONTACT HAD TO
DISCONNECT THE BATTERY CABLE TO SHUT OFF THE ENGINE. THE VEHICLE
WAS NOT TAKEN TO DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING AND WAS NOT
REPAIRED. THE FAILURE WAS REPORTED TO THE MANUFACTURER. THE
FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 37,000.
PORTAGE
IN
Failure Date: 06/06/2013
1
10516214
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical DRIVING AT 35 MPH AND
PANEL LIGHT COMES ON SHOWING POWER STEERING. STEERING BECOMES
REAL HARD MAKING TURNING THE VEHICLE EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO
MANEUVER. DUE TO THE EXCESSIVE FORCE NEEDED TO TURN THE VEHICLE
SLIGHTLY AND THE UNEXPECTED FREQUENT OCCURRENCE OF THE
PROBLEM, MAKES THIS A SAFETY VIOLATION AND COULD CAUSE A CRASH OR
EVEN A LIFE. THE DEALER WAS CONTACTED ON THIS AND I WAS TOLD MY
PARTICULAR VIN MODEL NUMBER WAS NOT COVERED. I WAS ALSO INFORMED
BY THE DEALER THAT THIS PROBLEM WAS NOT OCCURRING ON 2010 MODELS
AND THAT THEY HAD NOT RECEIVED ANY COMPLAINTS FROM OWNERS OF
2010 COBALTS. IF THIS IS THE CASE, WHY ARE SOME 2010 MODELS COVERED
WHILE OTHERS ARE NOT? I FEEL THE DEALER DOES NOT WANT TO COVER
THIS RECALL EVEN THOUGH IT IS A SAFETY HAZARD AND THEY ARE PICKING
AND CHOOSING WHICH VEHICLES TO REPAIR. IF THERE IS A RECALL, THEN
THE VEHICLE SHOULD BE FIXED. THERE IS A RECALL AND T HE NHTSA
SHOULD MAKE THEM REPAIR ALL 2010S NEEDING THIS REPAIR AND THE
DEALER SHOULD NOT HAVE THE OPTION TO PICK
*TR
MESQUITE TX
Failure Date: 06/06/2013
AND CHOOSE.
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1
10514890
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical DRIVING TO WORK I
NOTICED THE STEERING BECAME INCREASINGLY DIFFICULT TO MANEUVER. I
MADE IT TO WORK AND CALLED MY LOCAL SERVICE CENTER AND WAS TOLD
IT WAS AN ELECTRICAL ISSUE. ONLINE I LOOKED UP A FEW THINGS AND
OTHERS WITH THE SAME PROBLEM SAID IT WAS APPROXIMATELY $1,200 TO
REPAIR. I ALSO SAW WHERE CHEVROLET ISSUED A RECALL BACK IN 2010 FOR
THIS VEHICLE AND THE PRESS RELEASE STATED THAT "THIS IS A CONDITION
THAT TAKES TIME TO DEVELOP" -- WHICH IS WHY IT DID NOT OCCUR IN MY
VEHICLE UNTIL 3 YEARS LATER (THIS VEHICLE WAS PURCHASED IN APRIL
2010).
CAN THE RECALL STILL BE USED TO OBTAIN THIS REPAIR? *TR
REISTERSTOWN
1
10522224
MD
Failure Date: 06/03/2013
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical WHILE BEGINNING TO
TURN AT A CORNER MY POWER STEERING LIGHT CAME ON MAKING IT VERY
DIFFICULT TO TURN THE STEERING WHEEL OF THE CAR. I CALLED MY
HUSBAND AND HE SAID TO PULL OVER AND TURN THE CAR OFF AND RESTART.
SO I DID BUT AFTER DRIVING A FEW MORE MILES THE POWER STEERING
LIGHT CAME ON AGAIN AND THIS CONTINUED UNTIL I MADE IT HOME.
*TR
1
MILWAUKEE WI
10532469
Failure Date: 06/03/2013
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical I WAS DRIVING IN THE
HIGHWAY AND THE POWER STEERING GAVE A WARNING WITH A SOUND
SUDDENLY THE STEERING WAS HARD TO MOVE AND I HAVE TO REDUCE THE
SPEED BECAUSE I WAS AFRAID TO CRASH WITH THIS PROBLEM. I PARK THE
CAR AND SHUT OFF THE ENGINE AND TURN IT ON AGAIN, BUT AFTER 2MINUTES
DRIVING IT THE POWER STEERING ONCE AGAIN STOP WORKING. I
DECIDED TO GO TO THE DEQALER AND LEFT THE CAR TELLING THEM THERE IS
A RECALL FOR THE POWER STEERING.THEY TOOK THE CAR AND AFTER TWO
DAYS THEY SAID THAT THE CAR WASNT INCLUDE IT IN THE RECALL. NOW I
HAVE THIS PROBLEM AND MAKING PAYMENT AND IN TOP OF THAT WITH A
BROKEN CAR. GM NEED TO STEP UP AND TAKE RESPONSIBLITY FOR WHAT
THEY MAKE.YEAR 2010 AND ALREADY GIVING A LOT OF TROUBLES. ALSO THE
DEALER WHERE I BOUHT THE CAR DIDNT SAID NOTHING ABOUT THIS
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PROBLEM. UNITED AUTO SALE FROM NEW HARTFORD,NY NEED TO BE MORE
HONEST WHEN THEY WANT TO SALE A CAR WITH MANY PROBLEMS LIKE
THIS.THEY ONLY CARE TO SELL YOU A CAR AND NOTHING ELSE. ALSO GM
NEED TO STOP MAKING CAR WITH SO MANY RECALL L IKE THIS ONE OR FIX
THE RECALL AND MOVE ON. IM SPEAKING ALSO FOR MANY PEOPLE WHO
ENCOUNTER THE SAME PROBLEM LIKE ME. *TR ROME
NY
Failure Date:
06/01/2013
1
10617266
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical THE CHECK ENGINE
LIGHT HAS BEEN ON CONTINUOUSLY FOR THE PAST YEAR. MULTIPLE
DIAGNOSTIC TEST HAVE POINTED TO A COIL PACK OR SPARK PLUG MISFIRE
PROMPTING A REPLACEMENT. EACH TIME THE COIL PACK OR SPARK PLUGS
ARE REPLACED, THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT GOES OFF AND WITHIN THE SPAN
OF A FEW HOURS OR THE NEXT DAY THE LIGHT COMES BACK ON AGAIN. I TAKE
THE VEHICLE BACK IN FOR ANOTHER DIAGNOSTIC AND THE SAME CODE POPS
UP AGAIN. THERE IS A CONTINUOUS MISFIRE WHICH CAUSE THE CAR TO
LOOSE THE ABILITY TO ACCELERATE OR CAUSE THE VEHICLE TO SHAKE
VIOLENTLY WHILE DRIVING. THE A/C INCREASES THE CHANCES OF THESE
OCCURRENCES. AT THE LAST CHECK THE MECHANIC FINALLY TOLD ME THAT
THERE MUST BE AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM BECAUSE HE KEEPS GETTING THE
SAME CODE AND THEY HAVE REPLACED IT TOO MANY TIMES FOR IT TO STILL
BE THE SAME PROBLEM. IT WAS SUGGESTED TO ME THAT THIS PROBLEM
MAY BE A MANUFACTURE DEFECT. I LOOKED INTO IT AND HAVE FOUND
SIMILAR COMPLAINTS FROM OTHER COBALT OWNERS.
HAWTHORNE
1
10512233
CA
*JS
Failure Date: 06/01/2013
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical TL* THE CONTACT
OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT SHE
ATTEMPTED TO POWER THE VEHICLE OFF BUT THE KEY WOULD NOT TURN IN
THE IGNITION. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR DIAGNOSIS. THE
TECHNICIAN STATED THAT THE IGNITION WOULD HAVE TO BE REPLACED. THE
MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT
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REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 50,000. *TR
DAVENPORT
1
10510167
IA
Failure Date: 05/12/2013
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical THE KEY IS STUCK IN
THE IGNITION SWITCH AND WILL NOT SHUT OFF. CALLED CHEVY AND THEY
WILL NOT STAND BEHIND IT. ALL OF THE 2009'S GOT RECALLED BECAUSE OF
THAT INCIDENT, BUT THEY WILL DO NOTHING FOR ME ABOUT MY 2010!! WE DID
HOWEVER, DISCONNECT THE BATTERY SO IT WOULDN'T GO DEAD! I BOUGHT
A BRAND NEW CAR AND NOW I AM HAVING ISSUES, DIDN'T BUY A NEW CAR TO
HAVE ISSUES!! *TR
1
10638140
ELROY
WI
Failure Date: 04/13/2013
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical TL* THE CONTACT
OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE
WAS RECENTLY REPAIRED UNDER RECALL NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER:
14E021000 (ELECTRICAL). THE FAILURE RECURRED AS THE CONTACT WAS
LEAVING THE DEALER. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN BACK TO THE DEALER.
TECHNICIAN STATED THAT THE IGNITION SWITCH NEEDED TO BE REPLACED
BUT SINCE THE VEHICLE HAD ALREADY BEEN REPAIRED UNDER THE RECALL
THE MANUFACTURER WAS NO LONGER RESPONSIBLE FOR THE REPAIRS. THE
VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE
FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 22,000.
GARRISON KY
1
10606318
Failure Date: 04/13/2013
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical 2010 CHEVROLET
COBALT. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARDS TO DEFECTIVE IGNITION & START
SWITCH RECALL NOTICE. *SMD THE CONSUMER STATED HE SON WAS
DRIVING, WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED. ACCORDING TO AN EYE WITNESS,
HER SON WAS NOT DRIVING ERRATICALLY, AND HE DID NOT MAKE ANY
SUDDEN MOVES, WHEN ALL OF A SUDDEN HE CRASHED INTO A GUARDRAIL,
AND THE VEHICLE BEGAN SPINNING. HE SLAMMED ON THE BRAKES, AND HE
HIT THE GUARDRAIL AGAIN. THE CONSUMER BELIEVED THE ACCIDENT, WAS A
RESULT OF A MANUFACTURING DEFECT.
03/03/2013
ONEONTA
AL
Failure Date:
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1
10500877
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical STARTED CAR
NORMALLY. WENT TO TURN IT OFF. THE KEY WOULDN'T TURN OFF. OR COME
OUT OF THE IGNITION. I HAD TO STALL ENGINE TO TURN IT OFF. AND
DISCONNECT THE BATTERY. I SEE,ON THE INTERNET, A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE
HAD THIS ISSUE. DEALERSHIP TOLD ME IT WAS ON ME TO PAY FOR IT.
*TR
1
CAMANO ISLAND WA
10565983
Failure Date: 02/28/2013
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical TL-
THE CONTACT
OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING 55
MPH, THE ENGINE STALLED WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO
THE DEALER FOR INSPECTION AND THEY WERE UNABLE TO DIAGNOSE THE
CAUSE OF FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER
WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE BUT COULD NOT PROVIDE A REMEDY. THE
FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 10,000. RK UPDATED 03/31/14*LJ
1
NORWALK
OH
Failure Date: 02/14/2013
10618347
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical THE STEERING WHEEL
LOCKED AS I WAS GETTING OFF THE HIGHWAY. SO SCARY!!!! WENT TO LOCAL
DEALER FOR IT TO BE FIXED. THIS WAS BEFORE RECALL....HAVE BEEN
WAITING FOR AT LEAST A HALF YEAR TO GET NEW IGNITION SWITCH....WAS
ALSO TOLD THERE WILL BE A STEERING WHEEL RECALL.....HAVE NOT BEEN
TAKEN CARE OF AND FEEL THAT I'M DRIVING IN A DEATH MACHINE. *TR
FORT MYERS
1
10578457
FL
Failure Date: 01/24/2013
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical TL* THE CONTACT
OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT NHTSA
CAMPAIGN NUMBER 14V153000 (STEERING) DID NOT CORRECT THE FAILURE.
THE CONTACT RECEIVED AN ERROR WARNING MESSAGE. THE VEHICLE WAS
TAKEN BACK TO THE DEALER; HOWEVER, THE DEALER STATED THERE WAS
NOTHING WRONG WITH THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THAT THE
ENGINE STALLED BEFORE THE RECALL NOTIFICATION WAS RECEIVED THE
CONTACT WAS ABLE TO CONTROL THE STEERING WHEEL WITH FORCE AND
WAS ABLE TO RESTART THE VEHICLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE
OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 71,000 AND THE
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APPROXIMATE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 74,000. THE CONSUMER STATED SHE
HAD NO POWER STEERING, OR BRAKES. UPDATED 08/27/14
OH
1
TOLEDO
Failure Date: 01/01/2013
10577731
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical VICENZA, ITALY. ROADS
WERE CLEAR AND IT WAS 12AM, NOT MANY CARS WERE ON THE ROAD. I WAS
HEADED TO WORK AND AS I WAS COMING INTO A SMALL TRAFFIC CIRCLE, THE
CAR BEGAN DRIFTING, I LET GO OF EVERYTHING AND THE WHOLE THING
SHUT OFF: ENGINE AND LIGHTS. ANOTHER CAR WAS COMING IN BUT NOTICED
I WAS DRIFTING SO THEY SLOWED DOWN. I WAS HEADED INTO A RAMP AND
TRIED TO STOP WITH MY BRAKES WHICH DIDN'T WORK. I TRIED RESTARTING
THE CAR BUT THE KEY WAS STUCK. I TRIED TURNING THE WHEEL, BUT THAT
WAS STUCK. I FINALLY GOT THE CAR TO SOMEWHAT SLOW DOWN WITH THE
EMERGENCY BRAKE, AND BARELY MISSED THE RAMP. I HAD RECENTLY HAD AN
OIL CHANGE AND MY BRAKES CHECKED, SO I KNOW MY CAR WAS FINE. IT
LATER HAPPENED AGAIN A FEW MONTHS LATER. VERY SIMILAR SITUATIONS. I
HAVE NEW TIRES AND HAD MY AXLES INSPECTED, I KNOW THERE IS
SOMETHING WRONG WITH MY CAR AND IT IS NOT SAFE. THE MOST RECENT
ONE WAS A FEW MONTHS AGO AT 0600. I USED MY BREAKS BECAUSE AN
ANIMAL JUMPED IN FRONT OF THE CAR. THE CAR SLOWED DOWN, THEN THE
GAS WOULDN'T WORK, THE ST
EERING WHEEL LOCKED AND I ALMOST
HIT ANOTHER CAR AS I STRUGGLED TO TURN IT AND THE BREAKS WOULD
NOT WORK. THE CAR THEN COMPLETELY SHUT OFF AND I WAS STUCK WITH
THE CAR NOT WANING TO START. I TOOK IT TO GET INSPECTED AGAIN, AND
THY SAID IT WAS FINE. I DON'T KNOW WHO ELSE TO CONTACT SINCE GMC
HERE AND STATESIDE, AND HE DEALERSHIP I PURCHASED IT FROM IN THE
STATES, ARE IGNORING ME. *TR
1
10595904
APO AE
Failure Date: 12/29/2012
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical TL* THE CONTACT
OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE
FAILED TO START AND WATER WAS LEAKING FROM THE AIR BAGS. THE
VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE THE TECHNICIAN ADVISED THAT
THE VEHICLE WAS INCLUDED IN BOTH NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBERS: 14V047000
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(AIR BAGS, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM) AND 14V171000 (ELECTRICAL SYSTEM). THE
CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE PARTS WERE NOT AVAILABLE. THE
VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE
OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 41,000 AND THE CURRENT
MILEAGE WAS 120,000.
1
10567638
SUMPTER
SC
Failure Date: 11/19/2012
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical TL* THE CONTACT
OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE KEY
BECAME STUCK IN THE IGNITION SWITCH. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE
DEALER FOR DIAGNOSIS, WHO ADVISED THAT THE LOCK TUMBLER WAS
FRACTURED AND THE ENTIRE IGNITION ASSEMBLY WOULD NEED TO BE
REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE CONTACT ALSO REFERENCED
NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V047000 (AIR BAGS , ELECTRICAL SYSTEM)
HOWEVER, THE 2010 MODEL YEAR WAS NOT INCLUDED IN THE RECALL. THE
MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE
FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 26,000. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 54,000.
*TR
1
ST PETERS MO
10471282
Failure Date: 10/16/2012
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical TL* THE CONTACT
OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT HER KEY
BECAME STUCK IN THE IGNITION, IN THE ON POSITION. THE VEHICLE WAS
TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR DIAGNOSIS WHO INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT
THE FAILURE WAS CAUSED BY NORMAL WEAR AND TEAR. THE
MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED BUT OFFERED NO ASSISTANCE. THE VEHICLE
WAS REPAIRED. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGES WERE 57,000.
BETHLEHEM
1
10745978
PA
Failure Date: 07/28/2012
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical IN 2012 I HAD AN
INCIDENT, MY KEY WAS STUCK IN THE IGNITION WITH THE CAR RUNNING. I
TOOK IT TO THE DEALER, THE IGNITION LOCK CYLINDER WAS REMOVED, AND
THEY FOUND THE SPRING HOLD DOWN PLATE WAS OFF AND THE SPRING WAS
OUT OF THE CYLINDER, THEY REPLACED THE IGNITION LOCK CYLINDER.
THEN, THE RECALL HAPPENED AND IN FEB OF 2015 I HAD TO BRING MY CAR IN
FOR THE PRODUCT SAFETY RECALL, THEY REPLACED THE IGNITION AND
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START SWITCH. IN MAY OR JUNE 2015 I NOTICED THAT MY CAR WAS ACTING
WEIRD, THE SPEEDOMETER WAS ACTING ERRATIC JUMPING FROM 30 TO 60
THEN BACK DOWN TO 20. IT WAS JUMPING ALL OVER THE PLACE EVEN WHEN
THE CAR WAS JUST IDLING THEN IT WOULD STALL OUT. I TOOK IT IN TO THE
DEALER THE LAST WEEK OF JUNE OR THE 1ST WEEK OF JULY, THEY CHANGED
THE MODULE PANEL AND SAID IT WAS UNDER WARRANTY. I DROVE MY CAR
OUT OF STATE ON JULY 17TH, ON THE WAY HOME IT STARTED ACTING UP
AGAIN, THE ENGINE SEEMED TO LOSE POWER WHEN GETTING ON THE
HIGHWAY, THE SPEEDOMETER WAS ACTING ALL ERRATIC AND THE CAR WAS
BUCKING LIKE IT WANTED TO STALL. WHEN I GOT HOME I BROUGHT IT BACK
TO THE DEALER ON JULY 28TH, THE CAR WAS THERE ALL DAY BUT THEY SAID
THEY COULD NOT REPLICATE THE ISSUE SO WHEN I GOT OFF WORK I WENT
UP THERE AND THE TECH TOOK A RIDE WITH ME, THE CAR ACTED UP AND HE
GOT TO SEE WHAT IT WAS DOING, HE MENTIONED SOMETHING ABOUT A
CLUSTER PANEL TO THE SERVICE MANAGER BUT SAID HE HAD TO CHECK
WITH GM. ON FRIDAY THE 31ST OF 2015 THEY PUT IN ANOTHER IGNITION
THINKING THE OTHER MAY HAVE BEEN FAULTY. THE TECH CALLED ME TO SEE
HOW THE CAR WAS RUNNING AN HOUR LATER, THE CAR WAS DOING THE
SAME EXACT THING. I AM TAKING IT IN TOMMORROW AUG 3RD BUT I'M NOT
SURE WHAT WILL HAPPEN. MY CAR HAS 59,800 MILES AND I JUST PAID IT OFF
ON JULY 31, 2015 IT IS UNSAFE TO DRIVE. WHILE IDLING THE SPEEDOMETER
JUMPED TO 120 MPH THEN STALLED OUT. IT STALLS OUT AT LIGHTS AND STOP
SIGNS AND TRIES TO STALL WHEN I AM DRIVING,
SWANTON
VT
Failure Date: 07/10/2012
1
10459632
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical IGNITION LOCK
CYLINDER FAILED. *TR
1
10585684
HOLLAND
PA
Failure Date: 05/21/2012
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical IN THE MIDDLE OF
DRIVING, THE VEHICLE WILL SHUT OFF AND ON (MULTIPLE TIMES) WHICH
AFFECTS THE FUEL AND RPM GAUGES, LOSS OF ALL POWER STEERING, ALL
ELECTRICAL STARTS GOING CRAZY (LOCKS AND UNLOCKS THE DOORS),
STARTS FLASHING "LOW FUEL" AND "POWER STEERING" WARNINGS AND THEN
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CAR WILL GO INTO COMPLETE LOCK MODE. AS OF 4/30: HAS BEEN FIXED
UNDER THE RECALL ISSUE, HOWEVER VEHICLE IS STILL HAVING THESE
PROBLEMS. *JS
1
10573599
HOLLISTER CA
Failure Date: 05/11/2012
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical THE POWER STEERING
LIGHT COMES ON AND MAKES IT HARD TO TURN, IT COMES ON SUDDENLY AND
GO BACK OUT AFTER ABOUT 1 OR 2 MINUTES. I WAS TOLD THAT THERE IS A
RECALL ON THESE CARS FOR THAT REASON BUT I HAVEN'T RECEIVED A
LETTER YET. THIS IS SO DANGEROUS . I DIDN'T KNOW IT HAD ELECTRIC
TUSCALOOSA
POWER STEERING. *TR
1
10569431
AL
Failure Date: 03/05/2012
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical HAD JUST PICKED UP
CHILD AT SCHOOL WHEN LIGHT AND CHIME ON PANEL DISPLAYED PROBLEM.
*TR
1
FORT WORTH
10446618
TX
Failure Date: 02/09/2012
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical DRIVING AT
APPROXIMATELY 10 -15 MPH, THE CAR COMPLETELY LOST POWER AND
STOPPED AFTER MAKING A LEFT TURN. A WARNING CHIME STARTED AND THE
INFORMATION DISPLAY SHOWED "POWER STEERING". CAR WAS PUT BACK IN
PARK AND RESTARTED. DROVE ABOUT TWO MILES HOME AND TOOK IT TO THE
DEALER THE NEXT MORNING. *KB UPDATED 8/22/12*LJ THE ELECTRIC POWER
STEERING MOTOR FAILED AND HAD TO BE REPLACED. UPDATED 08/22/12
CORONA
1
10429545
CA
Failure Date: 01/29/2012
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical THE IGNITION AND KEY
STUCK SO I WAS UNABLE TO TURN OFF THE CAR. *KB
ROCK AR
1
LITTLE
Failure Date: 10/11/2011
10427621
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical TL* THE CONTACT
OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT. THE CONTACT ATTEMPTED TO TURN THE
VEHICLE OFF BUT THE KEY WOULD NOT TURN IN THE IGNITION AND BECAME
STUCK. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE
MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE
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FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 13,442.
STRATFORD
CT
Failure Date:
09/27/2011
1
10564262
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical TL* THE CONTACT
OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE
WOULD RECURRING STALL AND THE KEY COULD NOT BE REMOVED FROM THE
IGNITION SWITCH. THE CONTACT WOULD HAVE TO DISCONNECT THE BATTERY
IN ORDER TO POWER OFF THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN
INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO ADVISED THAT THE TUMBLER WOULD NEED
REPLACING. THE IGNITION SWITCH FAILURE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED. THE
VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE
ISSUE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 54,314. *TR
BECKER
MN
Failure Date: 08/10/2011
1
10396336
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical I WAS DRIVING A 2010
CHEVROLET COBALT ON THURSDAY MORNING APRIL 17TH AROUND 4 AM. I
WAS DRIVING ON INTERSTATE 170 GOING SOUTH. THE VEHICLE WAS BEING
DRIVEN IN THE LEFT LANE GOING 65 MPH. I WAS APPROACHING THE SPLIT-OFF
WHERE YOU CAN GO ONTO 64 EAST OR WEST. THE COBALT STARTED TO VEER
TOWARDS THE RIGHT. I CORRECTED IT BACK TO THE LEFT AND THAT'S WHEN
THE VEHICLE WENT COMPLETELY TO THE RIGHT AND THE STEERING LOCKED
UP AND I HIT THE MIDDLE DIVIDER THAT DIVIDES THE RAMPS EXIT. THE CAR
WAS THEN TOWED AND WE ARE CURRENTLY AWAITING INSPECTION.
1
ST LOUIS
MO
Failure Date: 04/07/2011
10396337
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical ON THE MORNING OF
FEBRUARY 20TH, I WAS DRIVING BACK TO MY BOYFRIENDS HOUSE FROM
WORK. I GOT OFF AROUND 7:30 AM SO IT WAS AROUND 8 AM WHEN I REACHED
THE EXIT FOR HIS HOUSE. I SLOWED THE CAR TO TAKE THE EXIT RAMP TO 40
MPH WITH MY FOOT STILL ON THE BRAKE. THE CAR THEN VEERED HARD TO
THE RIGHT AND I TRIED TO STRAIGHTEN OUT THE WHEEL AS I LET OFF THE
BRAKES. INSTEAD THE CAR VEERED TO THE LEFT AND I STARTED TO
HYDROPLANE. I LOST COMPLETE CONTROL OF THE CAR AND BEGAN TO SPIN.
MY STEERING WHEEL THEN LOCKED UP. AS I WAS SPINNING, THE RIGHT SIDE
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OF MY CAR STRUCK A LIGHT REFLECTOR POLE AND SHATTERED MY BACK
PASSENGER WINDOW IN THE PAIN AND DENTED THE CAR AND REMOVED
PAINT. IT ALSO MESSED UP MY BACK ALIGNMENT. FOR THE FIRST FEW
MINUTES MY CAR WOULD NOT EVEN START BACK UP AND THE BRAKES WERE
LOCKED IN PLACE. I THEN HAD THE CAR TOWED TO MY HOME DEALERSHIP TO
BE INSPECTED. AFTER INSPECTING THE CAR, THEY SAID THAT NO CODES FOR
POWER STEERING HAD POPPED UP, YET THEY DID NOT ACTUALLY DRIVE THE
CAR TO SEE HOW IT DROVE. THEREF
ORE, I HAD TO PAY OUT OF POCKET
AT A DIFFERENT DEALERSHIP TO HAVE MY CAR FIXED. DARDENNE
PRAIRIE
1
MO
10380493
Failure Date: 02/20/2011
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical DRIVING AT A SLOW
SPEED 15-20 MPH, WAS UNABLE TO TURN THE WHEEL, SEEMS LIKE IT LOCKED
UP. I COULD NOT PULL THE CAR AWAY FROM VEERING INTO A CONCRETE
PLANTER USED TO KEEP THE TRAFFIC PATTERN IN THE PARKING LOT.
VEHICLE SUSTAINED DAMAGE IN THE WHEEL, STEERING, RADIATOR AND
BODY OF THE CAR. WHEN THE CAR WAS TOWED OVER TO THE DEALER WE
WERE TOLD THAT THEY WERE CHECKING THE VIN FOR THE RECALL THAT WAS
ISSUED FOR MANY OF THESE CARS. AFTER CHECKING WE FOUND THAT
THERE WAS A RECALL ON THIS MODEL UP TO MARCH OF 2010, OURS WE ARE
TOLD WAS BUILT IN APRIL OF 2010. OBVIOUSLY, THERE WERE PROBLEMS WITH
THE 2010 COBALT SINCE THIS WAS THE LAST YEAR THEY HAD PRODUCTION
ON THIS VEHICLE, WE WERE NOT AWARE THEY HAD STOPPED THE
PRODUCTION OF THIS MODEL AT THE TIME WE PURCHASED THIS VEHICLE. WE
BELIEVE THERE WAS A MANUFACTURING PROBLEM WITH THIS VEHICLE
WHICH MAY HAVE LEAD TO THE STEERING ISSUES WE HAD ON JANUARY 13.
2011. UPDATED 8/22/12 *CN
LANCASTER
NY
Failure Date:
01/13/2011
1
10381444
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical TL*THE CONTACT OWNS
2010 CHEVROLET COBALT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE IGNITION KEY
BECAME STUCK ON NUMEROUS OCCASION AND THE VEHICLE COULD NOT BE
TURNED OFF AFTER IT WAS STARTED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE
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DEALER WHO REPLACED THE IGNITION SWITCH UNDER THE WARRANTY. THE
VEHICLE WAS TAKEN BACK TO THE DEALER TODAY BECAUSE THE FAILURE
RECURRED AGAIN. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE FAILURE
MILEAGE WAS 1,121.
1
10365521
ROCHESTER
NY
Failure Date: 01/09/2011
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical 2010 CHEVY COBALT
PULLED INTO A PARKING SPOT AND PUT MY CAR INTO NEUTRAL AND THE
EMERGENCY BRAKE UP AND WENT TO TURN THE KEY TO THE OFF POSITION
AND IT WOULD NOT TURN. I CHECKED TO SEE IF THERE WAS A LOCKING
MECHANISM ON THE STEERING WHEEL AND IF I HADN'T FULLY PUT IT INTO
NEUTRAL AND NEITHER WAS THE ISSUE. TRIED TO GET IT OUT A COUPLE
TIMES THEN EVENTUALLY CALLED ONSTAR AND THEY TOLD ME THE TOW GUY
WOULD BE ABLE TO GET THE KEY OUT OF THE IGNITION. THEY SENT A TOW
TRUCK BUT WHEN THE TOW TRUCK CAME HE COULDN'T GET IT OFF I SPOKE
TO HIM AND TOLD HIM I DID NOT HAVE A RIDE HOME AND I WAS AN HOUR AWAY
FROM HOME. HE SAID I COULD DRIVE IT HOME. THE CAR WAS IDLE FOR OVER
2HRS AND USED ABOUT A QUARTER OF A TANK OF GAS. I DROVE IT HOME AND
STALLED IT BY PUTTIN IT IN 1ST GEAR AND LETTING UP OFF THE CLUTCH.
THEN UN HOOKED THE BATTERY. I WILL BE BRINGING IT TO THE NEAREST
CHEVROLET DEALERSHIP IN THE MORNING. TODAY'S DATE 11-12-2010 8:21PM
PREVIOUS ISSUES AS WELL WHEN ITS VERY COLD OUT WHEN I GO OVER A
BUMP THE RADIO WILL SHUT OFF AND WHEN I PUSH ON THE CONSOLE NEAR
THE RADIO IT SHUTS OFF AS WELL. *TR
EPSOM
NH
Failure Date:
11/12/2010
1
10365079
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical 2009 CHEVY COBALT
KEY STUCK IN IGNITION. WENT TO TURN MY CAR OFF YESTERDAY 11/8/2010
AND THE KEY WOULDN'T COME OUT. CURRENTLY WAITING TO SEE EXACTLY
WHAT THE PROBLEM IS FROM DEALERSHIP. *TR
FLORENCE SC
Failure Date: 11/08/2010
1
10366497
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical I PURCHASED A G.M.
CHEVY COBALT LT. 2010 ON AUG. 30. ON CLEARANCE SALES. AND THEN I
FOUND THAT THE CAR?S DOOR AJAR SENSOR DOES NOT WORK PROPERLY.
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ALL SENSORS OF THE DOORS DIDN'T WORK UNTIL THE DOOR WAS OPENED
OVER 5 INCHES.
I VISITED A DEALER SHOP, AND ASKED TO FIX IT. A SALES
PERSON KNEW THAT ALL COBALT LTS HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM AFTER
CHECKING OTHER VEHICLES. ALSO, ALL TECHNICIANS HAD NOT KNOWN THE
PROBLEM UNTIL MY CLAIM.
AFTER SEARCHING, A TECHNICIAN SAID TO ME ?
IT CAN?T FIXED, USUALLY OTHER VEHICLES ARE INSTALLED TWO SENSORS
EACH DOOR, BUT THE COBALT HAS ONLY ONE.?
ABOUT 10 DAYS LATER,
SERVICE MANAGER HAD TRIED TO ADJUST ALL SENSORS AND TOLD ME "IT IS
FIXED PERMANENTLY." BUT 2 WEEKS LATER, DRIVER'S SIDE SENSOR CAME
OUT FROM THE VEHICLE, FROM TIME TO TIME THE DOOR AJAR SIGN SHOWS
UP ON THE DASH BOARD WITH DING! DING! SOUNDS. EVEN THOUGH ALL
DOORS ARE CLOSED COMPLETELY, IT'S A VERY FUNNY CAR!
I VISITED G.M.
DEALER SHOP AGAIN. THEY TRIED TO REPLACE THE SENSOR, DIDN'T,
BECAUSE I WANT TO FI X IT THE PROPER WAY, NOT A TEMPORARY NOR
TRICKY WAY.
MY WIFE AND I DROVE ON THE HIGHWAY WHILE A REAR DOOR
WAS AJAR WITHOUT ANY WARNING. ALSO SOMETIMES MY SUNDAY SCHOOL
KIDS HAVE TO USE MY CAR COME TO CHURCH. THEREFORE COBALT?S
PROBLEM IS VERY SERIOUS FOR ALL OUR SAFETY. ESPECIALLY WHO LIVES
WITH KIDS. I KNOW THAT MY MISTAKE IS BUYING A GM CAR, BUT I'M TRYING
TO MINIMIZE IT.
I KNOW, G. M. COBALT HAS ANOTHER PROBLEM
REGARDING POWER STEERING, ALSO DOOR AJAR SENSOR HAS SERIOUS
POTENTIAL PROBLEM. PLEASE INVESTIGATE IT CAREFULLY FOR SAFE
DRIVING .THANK YOU. *TR
1
10467928
DUNCAN
00
Failure Date: 09/20/2010
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical IN JUNE 2010 I
PURCHASED 2 COBALTS. LESS THAN 3 MONTHS LATER, MY KEY WAS STUCK IN
THE ON POSITION AND I COULD NOT SHUT THE ENGINE OFF. TOOK IT TO THE
DEALER AND THEY REPLACED THE PART. 1 YEAR LATER, THE 2ND COBALT HAD
THE SAME ISSUE. IN JULY OF 2012, IT HAPPENED TO MY CAR AGAIN. IN
BARELY 2 YEARS OF OWNING THESES CARS, 3 INCIDENTS OF THE SAME ISSUE
OCCURRED. COME TO FIND OUT, THE REPLACEMENT PART WAS ALSO
DEFECTIVE, YET THERE WAS NO RECALL. I'M STILL WAITING FOR THE 2ND CAR
TO FAIL AGAIN LIKE THE FIRST. I AM APPALLED TO SAY THE LEAST AT GM FOR
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THIS ISSUE. HOW CAN NOT BEING ABLE TO SHUT OFF YOUR CAR'S ENGINE
NOT BE A RECALL? WOULD IF THERE WAS AN ACCIDENT INVOLVING OTHER
VEHICLES? MY FAMILY HAS OWNED CHEVY CARS SINCE I CAN REMEMBER. I
WAS SO LOOKING FORWARD TO PURCHASING ANOTHER CAR NEXT YEAR.
UNFORTUNATELY I FOUND OUT THERE WERE AC ISSUES IN THE CRUZE.
WHERE I LIVE, THE SUMMER TEMPERATURE REACHES AN AVERAGE OF 115
DEGREES. DON'T THINK I WANT A FAULTY AC. I AM SERIOUSLY
CONTEMPLATING TRADING MY CAR IN TO ANOT HER CAR COMPANY (NOT
CHEVY) TO AVOID THIS EMBARRASSING MESS. *TR
SURPRISE
AZ
Failure Date: 08/23/2010
1
10375355
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical BACK PASS SIDE DOOR
LOCK[2X], STEERING LOCKUP,[FACTORY RECALL] FUEL GUAGUE/TACOMENTOR
BOUNCEING,DEALER REPLACED BODY CONTROL SENSOR,NOW CRUIZE
CONTROL QUIT WORKING. STILL NOT FIXED,[CC]GUAGUES STILL BOUNCING.
GM TECH FROM CORP,INVOLVED,TO TRY TO FIX. IN 3X'S. TOTAL IN 6X'S,3 DIRR
REPAIRS.NO CAR LOANER/OR RENTAL,KEPT 2-DAYS.HAD EYE SURGERY AT
VETERANS HOSP,HAD TO FIND ANOTHER RIDE. *TR
OH
1
MASURY
Failure Date: 08/22/2010
10373647
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical I PURCHASED THE
VEHICLE IN FEBRUARY 2010 AND I DIDN'T START NOTICING PROBLEMS TILL
AROUND SUMMER BUT THEY WERE NOT THAT BAD TILL SEPTEMBER WERE
THE CAR STARTED SHOWING STRANGE ELECTRICAL AND STEERING ISSUE. I
RECEIVED THE RECALL LETTER IN OCTOBER AND HAD THE POWER STEERING
ISSUE FIXED BUT ITS STILL HAVE ISSUES WERE THE VEHICLE WILL SWERVE
BACK AND FORTH IN RETURN I WILL HAVE TO KEEP MY HANDS ON THE
STEERING WHEEL TO TRY TO KEEP IT FROM HITTING OTHER VEHICLES ON
THE HIGHWAY. THEN THE BLOWER MOTOR THAT BLOWS THE HOT AND COLD
AIR SOMETIMES ISTATICALLY REVS UP HIGH AND I HAVE TO TURN OF THE
HEATER. ALSO I HAVE NOTICED THAT THE BRAKES SQUEAL AND I ONLY HAVE
10,300 MILES. I HAVE ALSO NOTICED THAT THE NEEDLES ON THE GAUGES IN
THE DASH TEND TO TWITCH RADICALLY WHEN I TURN THE VEHICLE OFF
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SOMETIMES. THEN AT TIMES THE CAR WHEN TURNED ON WILL START TO ACT
AS IF IT WAS TO SHUT OFF AND THE LIGHTS WOULD ALL DIM AND THEN IT
WOULD STABILIZE. IT HAS DONE THAT ON THE HIGHWAY MAKING STEERING
DIFFICULT AT TIMES. THE ENGINE AS W
ELL HAD MADE KNOCKING NOISES
TO ITS BEEN AN OFF AND ON THING. *TR
BEREA
OH
Failure Date:
07/08/2010
1
10335112
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical TL*THE CONTACT OWNS
A 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT. WHILE DRIVING AT APPROXIMATELY 30-40 MPH,
THE LIGHTS ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL ILLUMINATED AND THE VEHICLE
SUDDENLY STALLED. THE CONTACT PUSHED THE VEHICLE TO THE SIDE OF
THE ROAD AND HAD IT TOWED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALERSHIP. THE DEALER
REPLACED THE BATTERY AND THE ALTERNATOR. ON ANOTHER OCCASION, THE
ANTENNA FELL OFF WHILE THE CONTACT WAS DRIVING. THE
INSTRUMENT PANEL ALSO BECAME WARPED AND HAD A GAP. THE CONTACT
ALSO STATED THAT THE CUP HOLDER BROKE OFF AND SHE WAS AFRAID THAT
HER CHILD WOULD PUT HER HAND IN THE AREA WHICH WAS ON TOP OF THE
SHIFTER. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THE BRAKES SOUNDED LOUD. THE
VEHICLE HAD NOT BEEN REPAIRED AT THE TIME OF THE COMPLAINT. THE
FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 500. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS
APPROXIMATELY 6,800.
1
10362994
GARDEN GROVE CA
Failure Date: 03/17/2010
CHEVROLET COBALT 2010 Electrical ELECTRONIC DEVICES
ENGAGING PASSENGER AIRBAG AND SEATBELT NOTIFICATION. WHEN I PUT AN
AC ADAPTOR (LIGHTWEIGHT), OR MOST ELECTRONIC DEVICES, SOMETIMES
EVEN JUST MY IPOD, ON MY PASSENGER SEAT IT THINKS A PERSON IS SITTING
THERE. IF I WERE TO CRASH THIS WOULD BE A BIG PROBLEM AIRBAGS ARE
EXPENSIVE, PLUS THE CAR IS ALWAYS BEEPING AT ME. I WENT TO THE
DEALERSHIP WHILE MY CAR WAS UNDER WARRANTY AND THEY SAID, WELL
YOU JUST CANNOT PUT IT THERE. THERE IS NOTHING WE CAN FOR YOU, I
EVEN ASKED IF THEY COULD AT LEAST PUT A CENTER CONSOLE IN. (ANSWER:
NO) I AM REPORTING THIS AS PROPERTY DAMAGE BECAUSE THEY WON'T FIX
MY CAR WHICH IS OBVIOUSLY NOT FUNCTIONING CORRECTLY, THEN LET ME
NHTSA Consumer Complaints as of February 13, 2016
DRIVE OFF WITH AN UNSAFE CAR. SO BE CAREFUL WITH PUTTING YOUR
ELECTRONICS ON YOUR PASSENGER SEAT IT COULD MEAN TOTALING YOUR
CAR, AIRBAGS ARE EXPENSIVE. ALSO MY COBALT DOES NOT HAVE A CENTER
CONSOLE SO THERE IS NO WHERE ELSE TO PUT MY ELECTRONICS, WHICH TO
ME SEEMS LIKE A BOUGHT A DAMAGED VEHICLE. I CANNOT USE THE
FUNCTIONS IT IS SUPPOSED
TO HAVE, LIKE THE AUX INPUT, BECAUSE I HAVE
NOWHERE TO PUT THE MP3 PLAYER WITHOUT ACTIVATING THE PASSENGER
SEAT ALARM/AIRBAG. BE CAREFUL AND HELP ME COMPLAIN. THIS IS VERY
SHADY, ALSO RIGHT AFTER I GOT MY CAR THEY (THE CHEVY DEALERSHIP)
ACKNOWLEDGED MY COBALT WAS PART OF THE AFFECTED "UNINTENDED
ACCELERATION" CARS, NOW THERE IS NOTHING ABOUT IT ANYWHERE. THEY
SAID THEY WOULD CALL ME WHEN THEY HAD A FIX FOR IT, AND YET I WAS
NEVER CONTACTED AND I JUST GOT CONTACTED ABOUT MY POWER
STEERING RECALL WITH NO MENTION OF THE OTHER PROBLEM THEY HAD
PREVIOUSLY ACKNOWLEDGED, AFFECTED MY CAR. I DON'T THINK THERE IS
COINCIDENCE RECALLS ARE CONTROLLED BY THE SAME PEOPLE THAT
CONTROL GM, THE GOVERNMENT. IT TOOK GM 5 YEARS TO START FIXING THIS
POWER STEERING PROBLEM, THINK TWICE BEFORE BUYING GENERAL
MOTORS, YOU ARE REALLY BUYING GOVERNMENT MOTORS, AND YOUR
PROTECTED BY THEIR WONDERFUL RECALL COVERUP PROGRAM. *TR
CHESTERFIELD
MO
Failure Date: 03/01/2010
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