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Electrical System Problems of Chevrolet Cobalt - part 1

Chevrolet Cobalt owners have reported 693 problems related to electrical system (under the electrical system category).

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt 1
Failure Date: 01/07/2018

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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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt 2
Failure Date: 12/14/2017

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.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt 3
Failure Date: 12/08/2017

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.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt 4
Failure Date: 10/27/2017

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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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt 5
Failure Date: 10/01/2017

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.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt 6
Failure Date: 09/01/2017

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.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt 7
Failure Date: 08/01/2017

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.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt 8
Failure Date: 07/07/2017

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.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt 9
Failure Date: 06/13/2017

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 image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt 10
Failure Date: 05/26/2017

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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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt 11
Failure Date: 05/24/2017

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.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt 12
Failure Date: 05/20/2017

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.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt 13
Failure Date: 05/17/2017

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.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt 14
Failure Date: 05/16/2017

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.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt 15
Failure Date: 05/10/2017

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.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt 16
Failure Date: 05/04/2017

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.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt 17
Failure Date: 04/03/2017

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.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt 18
Failure Date: 03/17/2017

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.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt 19
Failure Date: 03/11/2017

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.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt 20
Failure Date: 03/04/2017

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.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt 21
Failure Date: 03/01/2017

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.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt 22
Failure Date: 03/01/2017

Powersteering loss all warning lights come on. Many many people are experiencing this problem and gm wont help!!! this car is a death trap wish someone would help us all who are experiencing this!!!.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt 23
Failure Date: 02/09/2017

The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver while driving various speeds. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 10v073000 (steering), 14v047000 (electrical system:ignition:switch), and 14v171000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 52,000.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt 24
Failure Date: 01/26/2017

The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt. While accelerating to 5 mph from a complete stop, the power steering failed without warning. He vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 148,000.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt 25
Failure Date: 01/11/2017

Fuel gauges go crazy, the gas acceleration and speed gauges sometimes do not work and if the do they go up and down. All the lights I my dashboard light up as well. This usually happens when you turn on the car but it is not constant. It will sometimes happen two weeks in a row, but sometimes after two weeks. The gas tank is also leaking and the left speaker goes out sometimes. Once in a while my keys will get stuck in the ignition.

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