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CHEVROLET COBALT - 2006 CHEVROLET COBALT Problems & Complaints

 
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by General Motors LLC

There are 2125 complaints filed for the 2006 CHEVROLET COBALT

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2006 CHEVROLET COBALT. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2006 CHEVROLET COBALT, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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STEERING

4/20/2017 - JOHNSTOWN, NY
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 CHEVROLET COBALT. WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE ELECTRONIC POWER STEERING MALFUNCTIONED AND CAUSED THE STEERING WHEEL TO BECOME VERY DIFFICULT TO TURN. THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 130,000.

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STEERING

4/19/2017 - PELHAM, NH
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 CHEVROLET COBALT. WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS AND WHILE PARKED, THE VEHICLE WOULD LOSE POWER STEERING ABILITY WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

4/15/2017 - NEWPORT NEWS, VA
CAR SMELLS LIKE BURNING WIRE, LOCKS UNLOCK ALL DAY AND ALL NIGHT, SOME ELECTRICAL PROBLEM DRAINS BATTERY OVER NIGHT. I AM TERRIFIED. GMC WILL NOT CONTACT ME.

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ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

4/15/2017 - NEWPORT NEWS, VA
CAR SMELLS LIKE BURNING WIRE, LOCKS UNLOCK ALL DAY AND ALL NIGHT, SOME ELECTRICAL PROBLEM DRAINS BATTERY OVER NIGHT. I AM TERRIFIED. GMC WILL NOT CONTACT ME.

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AIR BAGS

4/15/2017 - NEWPORT NEWS, VA
CAR SMELLS LIKE BURNING WIRE, LOCKS UNLOCK ALL DAY AND ALL NIGHT, SOME ELECTRICAL PROBLEM DRAINS BATTERY OVER NIGHT. I AM TERRIFIED. GMC WILL NOT CONTACT ME.

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FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

4/10/2017 - ROCHESTER, NY
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 CHEVROLET COBALT. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS PARKED, THERE WAS A STRONG FUEL ODOR PRESENT. IN ADDITION, FUEL WAS LEAKING FROM THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 09V419000 (FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE). THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VIN WAS INVALID. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 111,000.

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POWER TRAIN

4/5/2017 - LAGRANGE, NC
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.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

4/5/2017 - LAGRANGE, NC
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.

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STEERING

4/5/2017 - LAGRANGE, NC
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.

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STEERING

4/4/2017 - HOUSTON, TX
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 CHEVROLET COBALT. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 15 MPH, THE STEERING WHEEL SEIZED AND THE POWER STEERING WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VIN WAS INVALID. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 113,393.

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