Chevrolet Cobalt owners have reported 7 problems related to battery dead (under the electrical system category).
2005 Chevrolet Cobalt. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle lost power while driving. The consumer waited six weeks for the part to arrive, to replace the ignition switch. After the consumer retrieved the vehicle and drove 5-6 miles, the vehicle lost power again. Apparently, the battery failed.
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Battery died in car, had to jump the car. Car started fine, steering seemed to be a little tight. After a few minutes of driving the tightness in the steering went away. However upon arriving at home the key would not come out of the ignition, and the shifter would shift into any gear easily without having to press in the shifter button. Also in attempts to remove the key the steering wheel is now locked all the way to the right with the wheels locked in the right position. Was able to remove key from ignition by locating the emergency key release switch under the steering column but car will not start now as key wont turn all the way, and shifter still shifts into any gear without having to press the shifter button. Car was parked front first against building so I have no idea how I will get it towed out of there to a shop to fix it! I suspect the shifter cable assembly at the end of the shifter which is made out of plastic is broken. Will verify when its taken apart. I have seen at least 50 other cases on the internet where this piece breaks and causes the car not to register it being in park and will not release key from ignition. Gm recalled certain years for shifter problems but not the 2007 unfortunately!.
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The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. While parked the contact attempted to shut the vehicle off when she noticed that the key had become stuck in the ignition. The contact allowed the battery to die in order for the vehicle to be shut off. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostics but the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 45,000.
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Ongoing obvious electrical issues with an '05 chevy Cobalt -- key won't come out of ignition, lights & radio go off at will, new battery dies every 3rd day in all weather. Bought car used in '08 with 45,000 miles. Problems started almost immediately and have been consistent every since.
All of my electrical components go crazy including the gauges, radio, headlights, power breaks/ steering. The car also stalls upon stopping and in traffic(usually going over 40mph). It has stalled several times in traffic causing other cars to swerve or slam on their brakes. Im shocked I haven't been hit yet. Then the car will also overaccelarate. On one occasion I barely touched the gas to pull away from a stop sign and the car accelerated very quickly through the intersection and into the park across the street. After all this happens the battery will die and the key will get stuck in the ignition. The same basic cycle occurs every few months. I have had it to the dealership four times this week alone and each time it acts up again within hours. They do not seem to have any idea how to fix it either.
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Battery going dead constantly - key getting stuck in the ignition.
Key stuck in the ignition of a 2007 chevy Cobalt. My daughter went to the mall and realized that she could not remove the key from the ignition. She had to drive all the way back home and park in the garage(thank god we had one). It was the weekend so there was no service that could be done for the car. Since it was in the acc position, her battery died over the weekend. Roadside assistance provided jump however, the car had to be taken to the dealer and at the rate of $99. 00 per hour they will diagnose the problem (which is already reported as a tech service bulletin. Where does the madness stop?. . . This is a known problem yet, the dealer can still charge for repairs. This is crazy.
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|Electrical System problems||
|Ignition Switch problems||
|Instrument Panel problems||
|Car Will Not Start problems||
|Ignition Module problems||
|Battery Dead problems||
|Anti-theft Controller problems||