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CHEVROLET COBALT - 2008 CHEVROLET COBALT Problems & Complaints

 
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by General Motors LLC

There are 609 complaints filed for the 2008 CHEVROLET COBALT

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2008 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 2008 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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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

5/13/2017 - REYNOLDSBURG, OH
WHEN YOU USE THE SIGNAL LIGHTS AND YOU TURN THEY DON'T TURN OFF AFTER YOU TURN AND THEY HAVE TO BE TURNED OFF MANUALLY. THIS CAR HAS 57269 MILES. THIS IS A SAFETY ISUE

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FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

5/11/2017 - NEWVILE, PA
MY 08 COBALT STARTED SMELLING LIKE GAS AND NOW IT IS DRIPPING FUEL RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE LEFT SIDE BACK TIRE. THE LEAK IS COMING FROM THE CLIP WHERE THEY HOSES CONNECT. I HAVE BEEN DOING A LOT OF SEARCHING ABOUT THE FUEL LEAK IN FRONT OF THE LEFT SIDE REAR TIRE. A LOT OF OTHERS ARE HAVING THE SAME ISSUE IN THE SAME EXACT SPOT. I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY IT ISN'T CONSIDERED A RECALL IF ITS A SAFETY ISSUE. I HAVE A 6 MONTH OLD DAUGHTER WHO SITS BACK THERE AND IT SMELLS OF GAS TERRIBLE. AFTER READING ABOUT WHAT COULD HAPPEN I DONT LIKE TO EVEN DRIVE IT!

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STEERING

5/10/2017 - BURTON, MI
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 CHEVROLET COBALT. WHILE DRIVING 25 MPH, THE STEERING WHEEL SEIZED WITHOUT WARNING AND THE VEHICLE JERKED INDEPENDENTLY. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 150,000.

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STEERING

5/9/2017 - BUFFALO, NY
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 CHEVROLET COBALT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE EPS FAILED CONSTANTLY AND THE STEERING WHEEL SEIZED WITHOUT WARNING, WHICH MADE THE VEHICLE EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO TURN LEFT OR RIGHT. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 35,000.

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STEERING

5/5/2017 - BETHLEHEM, GA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 CHEVROLET COBALT. WHILE THE CONTACT'S DAUGHTER WAS DRIVING 10 MPH, THE POWER STEERING SEIZED AND THE POWER STEERING WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 145,226.

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STEERING

5/4/2017 - TOPEKA, KS
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 CHEVROLET COBALT. WHILE DRIVING 40 MPH AND ATTEMPTING TO BRAKE, THE STEERING WHEEL BECAME EXTREMELY LOOSE AND SHOOK INDEPENDENTLY. THE CONTACT HEARD A SOUND OF PLASTIC BREAKING COMING FROM THE DASHBOARD. THE FAILURE RECURRED MULTIPLE TIMES. THE CONTACT REPLACED THE AXLE, BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE FRONT STRUTS, FRONT MOUNTS, REAR SHOCKS, AND REAR SPRINGS FAILED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED AT THE DEALER, BUT THE CONTACT REPLACED THE FRONT SHOCKS HIMSELF. THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE CONTACT SPOKE TO THE MANUFACTURER WHO STATED THAT THEY COULD NOT ASSIST BECAUSE THE CONTACT REFUSED THE REPAIRS. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE CONTACT BELIEVED THAT THE STUB AXLE WAS THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 130,507.

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SUSPENSION

5/4/2017 - TOPEKA, KS
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 CHEVROLET COBALT. WHILE DRIVING 40 MPH AND ATTEMPTING TO BRAKE, THE STEERING WHEEL BECAME EXTREMELY LOOSE AND SHOOK INDEPENDENTLY. THE CONTACT HEARD A SOUND OF PLASTIC BREAKING COMING FROM THE DASHBOARD. THE FAILURE RECURRED MULTIPLE TIMES. THE CONTACT REPLACED THE AXLE, BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE FRONT STRUTS, FRONT MOUNTS, REAR SHOCKS, AND REAR SPRINGS FAILED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED AT THE DEALER, BUT THE CONTACT REPLACED THE FRONT SHOCKS HIMSELF. THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE CONTACT SPOKE TO THE MANUFACTURER WHO STATED THAT THEY COULD NOT ASSIST BECAUSE THE CONTACT REFUSED THE REPAIRS. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE CONTACT BELIEVED THAT THE STUB AXLE WAS THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 130,507.

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STEERING

4/26/2017 - LUBEC, ME
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 CHEVROLET COBALT. WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE POWER STEERING SUDDENLY MALFUNCTIONED AND CAUSED THE STEERING WHEEL TO BECOME VERY DIFFICULT TO TURN IN EITHER DIRECTION. THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 42,000.

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STEERING

4/26/2017 - EDINBURG, TX
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 CHEVROLET COBALT. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 20 MPH, THE POWER STEERING MADE A RATTLING NOISE AND THE POWER STEERING WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE POWER STEERING FAILED AND NEEDED TO BE REPAIRED. THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 10V073000 (STEERING) THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 189,330.

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FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

4/25/2017 - ALTON, NH
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 CHEVROLET COBALT. AFTER DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 60 MPH, THE CONTACT STOPPED AT A REST AREA AND NOTICED A STRONG FUEL ODOR WHEN EXITING THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT RE-ENTERED THE VEHICLE AND NOTICED A WET SPOT UNDER THE FUEL TANK. THE CONTACT ALSO NOTICED THE ODOR APPROXIMATELY SIX OTHER TIMES, BUT WAS NOT SURE OF ITS ORIGIN. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 135,000.

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