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CHEVROLET COBALT - 2008 CHEVROLET COBALT Problems & Complaints

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers
by General Motors LLC

There are 592 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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AIR BAGS

2/16/2017 - WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE, OH
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 CHEVROLET COBALT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS PREVIOUSLY INCLUDED IN A RECALL FOR THE AIR BAGS. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE AIR BAG WARNING INDICATOR WAS ILLUMINATED, WHICH INDICATED THAT THE PASSENGER SIDE AIR BAG WAS DEACTIVATED DESPITE THE PASSENGER SEAT BEING OCCUPIED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE RECALL DETAILS WERE NOT PROVIDED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 17,000.

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STEERING

2/12/2017 - CANTON, OH
I BOUGHT THIS 1 OWNER VEHICLE AS A SAFE, DEPENDABLE CAR FOR MY 17 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER TO COMMUTE TO SCHOOL AND WORK. RECENTLY THE POWER STEERING FAILED WHILE DRIVING ON THE FREEWAY AND SHE HAD AN EXTREMELY HARD TIME GETTING HOME. NOW IT IS FINE, COMES AND GOES APPARENTLY. NOTHING OBVIOUS APPEARS TO BE WRONG WHEN I LOOKED INTO IT. MANY OTHER CONCERNS OF SAME PROBLEM EVIDENT ONLINE. GM NEEDS TO FIX THIS DANGEROUS PROBLEM!

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

2/10/2017 - EDINBURG, TX
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.

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STEERING

2/10/2017 - EDINBURG, TX
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.

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AIR BAGS

1/19/2017 - SAINT PAUL, MN
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 CHEVROLET COBALT. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS STATIONARY, THE AIR BAG SENSOR STOPPED WORKING. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 135,000.

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING

1/9/2017 - VIMELAND, NJ
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 CHEVROLET COBALT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE OPERATING THE VEHICLE, THE HEADLIGHTS WOULD SUDDENLY SHUT OFF OR SOMETIMES WOULD NOT OPERATE AT ALL. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO WAS UNABLE TO DIAGNOSE THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 100,000.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

1/6/2017 - KINGSTON, PA
THE SPEAKERS NO LONGER WORK IN FRONT VEHICLE, CANNOT HEAR ANY WARNINGS SUCH AS LOW FUEL, NO SEAT BELTS, LOW OIL ETC. THIS COULD BE POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS IF WARNINGS CANNOT BE HEARD. READ THAT OTHERS HAVE EXPERIENCED THIS AS WELL. ALSO, SEAT BELT CLIP BUTTON HAS BROKEN OFF, CAN STILL USE SEAT BELT BUT THE CLIP SLIDES TO FLOOR WHEN NOT USED.

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SEAT BELTS

1/6/2017 - KINGSTON, PA
THE SPEAKERS NO LONGER WORK IN FRONT VEHICLE, CANNOT HEAR ANY WARNINGS SUCH AS LOW FUEL, NO SEAT BELTS, LOW OIL ETC. THIS COULD BE POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS IF WARNINGS CANNOT BE HEARD. READ THAT OTHERS HAVE EXPERIENCED THIS AS WELL. ALSO, SEAT BELT CLIP BUTTON HAS BROKEN OFF, CAN STILL USE SEAT BELT BUT THE CLIP SLIDES TO FLOOR WHEN NOT USED.

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FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

1/6/2017 - KINGSTON, PA
THERE IS PRESENCE OF FUEL LEAKAGE ON GROUND NEAR THE BACK TIRE ON THE DRIVERS SIDE. HAVE CALLED GM AND IT'S POSSIBLE IT MAY BE COVERED UNDER A SPECIAL WARRANTY, BUT HAVE TO WAIT FOR AN APPOINTMENT. THIS RECALL SHOULD BE EXPANDED TO COVER ALL VEHICLES NO MATTER THE STATE IN WHICH THE OWNER RESIDES.

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FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

12/8/2016 - NORTH BRANFORD, CT
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 CHEVROLET COBALT. WHILE ATTEMPTING TO START THE VEHICLE, IT WOULD NOT START. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE FUEL PUMP NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 131,000.

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