Chevrolet Cobalt owners have reported 699 problems related to electrical system (under the electrical system category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Chevrolet Cobalt based on all problems reported for the Cobalt.
Tl the contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. While inspecting the vehicle, the contact noticed that the exterior lighting and windshield wipers were activated. When the contact entered the vehicle, she noticed that the air bag warning indicator was illuminated while the key was in the ignition. The vehicle was towed to wetzel Chevrolet (4700 national rd e, richmond, in 47374), but the failure could not be duplicated. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was previously repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 14v171000 (electrical system) in November of 2017. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the contact would be responsible for the repair cost. The failure mileage was 83,000.
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Tl the contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. While driving approximately 55 mph, the steering column seized and required excessive force to steer the vehicle. The contact stated that the gauges on the instrument panel fluctuated during the failure and the low fuel warning indicator illuminated. Autonation Chevrolet north (7320 n broadway, denver, CO) was contacted and diagnosed that the steering column module was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 73,000.
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Takata recall. I have a 2006 chevy Cobalt 2. 2. The traction control light is on and the power steering is on the dash. When driving it has a hard shift to it and power steering at all. It all start with the traction control light come on. I cant not get it off.
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Strong fuel odor in the passenger area, brake lights and steering wheel lights /buttons failing.
Headlight issue headlights randomly stop working, issue effects high and low beam, left and right intermittent failures. Doesn't seem to be any relationship to movement or bumps in roadway. Pigtail appears to have been hot and shows signs of being overheated.
Takata recall: I recently purchased a vehicle from someone (private owner) and as the tags will soon expire so I decide to get what needs maintenance done to turn that check engine light off. I got a free estimate from o� reilly�s and told me to go to chevy and get the maintenance done to my safety recalls. Next morning I drive over to chevy�s dealership where I was denied any recall being done by an employee named sean popplewell. I told him to print me out a paper of what had been done, needing to be done and also took it up with the manager. The service manager confirms I cannot be denied for a maintenance but sees that the only maintenance open online is a service update and that there is nothing they can do salvaged or not. As I recently purchased the vehicle I am being denied my right to a safety recall, not only being denied while driving my 1 and a half year old son, in a vehicle who�s check engine light is on due to the safety recalls that I am being denied to. I am within my right to 10 years after the recall is distributed to get the recall done within that time, they are not allowing me too. The car is 100% driveable but I need to get this taken care of so I am not denied in my smog test. I was also not the original owner and the law states that I am not held accountable for a previous owners lack of responsibility, I was not aware, I�ve never had received proper notification I should not be denied service. It�s sad to know they have denied me these rights in front of myself and my 1 and a half year old who is in the car 24. 7.
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the vehicle was losing fuel while being driven. While in motion, fuel odors were emitted from the vehicle. In addition, the turn signals stopped working and the check engine warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to premier Chevrolet Buick GMC (401 s. Loop hwy 59, livingston, TX 77351 (936) 587-9398) where the vehicle was repaired. After the repair, the turn signal failed and fuel started leaking. The vehicle was taken to the dealer again and a technician stated that the failure was repaired, and nothing could be done because it was no longer covered under the recall. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 300.
The dash message says power steering. As I was excellerating in the on ramp of the highway, the rpm jumped up to 6,000 all on its own and now it will not shift gears, does not read any mph, and can barely go more than 20mph. This was unexpected and had no warnings prior to. Although it still functions (turns on, runs, has all power available, has reverse) it is ultimately disabled. Also, the fuel lines/ fuel pump failed causing a gas leak, making it a challenge to start the vehicle. I have patched the fuel line as a temporary fix. I have already replaced the lower control arms and the timing chains at my own expense.
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My 2008 chevy Cobalt began secreting a very strong fuel odor; it didn't matter if it was parked, or driving, the odor has been prominent 24/7. I checked for leaks and found nothing. I recently moved, so I have yet to find a new, trustworthy mechanic, so I've been driving my husbands car due to the fact that I do not feel safe driving the chevy at this point. I had however, been regularly starting the engine once a week, while trying to locate a mechanic, however now. My chevy is completely dead; it wont turn on, nor will the lock system even function VIN number: 1g1al58f787297278.
Power steering contributed to a single vehicle wreck that call cause driver to slide into a ditch. Also electrical problems cause the wipers not to work in misty rainy conditions. Hood latch will not come up with out using extra force.
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the key could be removed from the ignition while the engine was running. Also, the air bag indicator was illuminated. The contact called paradise Chevrolet Cadillac (27360 ynez rd, temecula, CA 92591) and was informed that there were no outstanding recalls on the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The cotnact believed that the vehicle should be included in NHTSA campaign number: 14e021000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 127,502.
My ignition ion switch is very loose some times can't start car. My locks unlock and lock by them self. . This happens while driving and while sitting still.
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. While driving, the service air bag warning indicator illuminated and the wiper blades and heat were inoperable. The contact also mentioned that the power steering seized and was recently serviced per an unknown NHTSA recall for the power steering at ken barrett Chevrolet Cadillac (229 w main st, batavia, NY 14020 (585) 300-0199). The recall information was unavailable. The contact stated that the vehicle was not diagnosed and was unable to be driven. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 122,000.
Car alarms power steering display comes on, car shakes, won't shift gears, was looked at , comp said lost connection to tmc trans modular control. While in motion.
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The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt. The vehicle was serviced per NHTSA campaign numbers: 14v047000 (air bags, electrical system) and (steering). While driving 35 mph, the steering wheel became extremely difficult to turn. The vehicle was taken to hedricks Chevrolet (961 w shaw Ave, clovis, CA 93612) where it was tentatively diagnosed that the power steering module failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that they could not assist until the vehicle was officially diagnosed for the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 107,690.
I have an 05 Chevrolet Cobalt I bought off an individual August 2016 at first the car drove perfectly no major problems that couldnt be fixed. As of may 2017 while driving 30 mph or 60 mph my guages jump for example will be driving 55 mph on a city street and the guage will jump down to 20 mph. As I am turning my steering locks have almost crashed multiple times (needs recall fixed) but to be clear it does not jump at all while stationary. Having to feel unsafe in any vehicle should be unacceptable by any means. This is my first gm car and having worked for gm im highly disappointed.
Signal showing airbag needs servicing goes on and off while driving. Headlights, low beam (both of them) just stopped working. New bulbs and new fuses are not the problem. Now, I can't even keep my high beams in "on" position. Only if I hold the switch. I've had this car for under 3 months. Driver's side door lock sometimes works, sometimes doesn't. I have to unlock the door manually (sometimes). I find that odd. My largest problem is obviously headlights. I have 2 children and can't drive at night, even in an emergency.
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. While driving any speed, the steering lost power and the power steering warning indicator remained illuminated. Also, the check engine warning indicator remained illuminated. The dealer was not contacted about the loss of power steering because the contact was unaware of a recall. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The contact was referred to the manufacturer. The failure mileage was unknown.
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. While driving 35 mph, the vehicle shut off and the air bag warning, air bag service, and power steering service indicators flashed. The contact inspected the vehicle and determined that the lower passenger side connection to the body control module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired due to the manufacturer parts, dorman and delphi, being faulty. The contact mentioned that the vehicle was previously repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 14e021000 (electrical system). The manufacturer and the dealer were not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 75,000.
I already know about the airbag and ignition recalls but, now, I have a fuel leak with fuel dripping down the lines from the tank on to the ground at a position on the drivers side under the rear passenger door and seat.
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt. Whether the vehicle was being driven or idling, the contact heard an abnormal noise coming from the transmission when shifting gears. Also, the steering wheel became difficult to turn and seized while in park. An unknown warning indicator illuminated and the speedometer malfunctioned. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that an electrical module needed to be reprogrammed. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 187,000.
The power steering light came on when I was driving my vehicle on the highway. The speedometer stoped working, my car wouldn't shift past first gear. My door locks started locking and unlocking uncontrollably by themselves. My steering wheel was harder to turn. I immediately got off the highway and chose a safer route to return home. I have a 1 year old daughter who is always with my wherever I go. I've researched and found the same issues with the same make year and model car.
Vehicle losing power, speedometer flat, tachometer working, while in motion and stationary; displaying: power steering = car has steering wheel play; car does not drive over 30 mph and revving high. The car regains power and loses power and regains intermittently. Chevy Cobalt 2005.
While driving my traction control light came on then my power steering flashed on as well. My car jersey like it was gonna cut off. I cuthink it off and it started back up. From what I have read this seems to be an ongoing problem with Cobalts.
Ignition lock - car gets stuck in the ignition and won't release. Locks on door move up and down on their own and eventually run battery down gear shift tries to shift on its own and clicks frequently.