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CHEVROLET COBALT - 2006 CHEVROLET COBALT Problems & Complaints

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers
by General Motors LLC

There are 2140 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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FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

7/27/2017 - CANFIELD, OH
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 CHEVROLET COBALT. THE CONTACT SMELLED A STRONG ODOR OF FUEL THROUGHOUT THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT WAS CONCERNED THAT THE VEHICLE COULD CATCH FIRE. THERE WERE NO WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC (RED CARPET AUTOMOTIVE) WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE FUEL PUMP MODULE WAS CRACKED. THE DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 169,000.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

7/27/2017 - TAMPA, FL
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.

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

7/27/2017 - TAMPA, FL
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.

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STEERING

7/27/2017 - TAMPA, FL
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.

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STRUCTURE: BODY

7/27/2017 - CHEEKTOWAGA, NY
REAR DOORS WON'T UNLOCK.

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ENGINE

7/25/2017 - BIG SPRING, TX
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 CHEVROLET COBALT. WHILE DRIVING, THE VEHICLE STALLED AND LOST POWER WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO A DEALER AND WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 87,000.

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STEERING

7/11/2017 - MONSEY, NY
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 CHEVROLET COBALT. ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS, WHILE DRIVING, THE STEERING WHEEL SEIZED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT EXCESSIVE FORCE ON THE STEERING WHEEL WAS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO MANEUVER THE VEHICLE. THE CHECK ENGINE WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO WAS ABLE TO TURN OFF THE ENGINE WARNING INDICATOR. THE DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE AND INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT NO RECALL WAS ASSOCIATED WITH THE VEHICLE AND TO CONTACT NHTSA. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 128,000.

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ENGINE

7/11/2017 - MONSEY, NY
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 CHEVROLET COBALT. ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS, WHILE DRIVING, THE STEERING WHEEL SEIZED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT EXCESSIVE FORCE ON THE STEERING WHEEL WAS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO MANEUVER THE VEHICLE. THE CHECK ENGINE WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO WAS ABLE TO TURN OFF THE ENGINE WARNING INDICATOR. THE DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE AND INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT NO RECALL WAS ASSOCIATED WITH THE VEHICLE AND TO CONTACT NHTSA. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 128,000.

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STEERING

7/8/2017 - PAINESVILLE, OH
POWER STEERING HAS GONE OUT. KINDA SCARED TO DRIVE KNOWING U CAN LOSE CONTROL AT ANYTIME. WHY HASN'T THIS VEHICLE BEEN RECALLED?

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STEERING

6/28/2017 - ROCHESTER, NY
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 CHEVROLET COBALT. WHILE DRIVING 40 MPH, THE VEHICLE SHIFTED LEFT AND RIGHT WITHOUT WARNING AND THE STEERING WHEEL FELT LOOSE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER AND THE DEALER WERE NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN.

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