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CHEVROLET COBALT - 2008 CHEVROLET COBALT Problems & Complaints

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers
by General Motors LLC

There are 589 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

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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STEERING

11/25/2016 - WELLINGTON, CO
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 CHEVROLET COBALT. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 15 MPH AND MAKING A LEFT TURN, THE POWER STEERING SUDDENLY MALFUNCTIONED. THE STEERING WHEEL BECAME VERY DIFFICULT TO TURN. THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 125,000.

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FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

11/22/2016 - LARGO, FL
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 CHEVROLET COBALT. THE CONTACT SMELLED FUEL NEAR THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO DISCOVERED FUEL LEAKING FROM THE FUEL TANK. THE FAILURE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 94,000.

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FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

10/31/2016 - BAY CITY, TX
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 CHEVROLET COBALT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THERE WAS AN ABNORMAL FUEL ODOR EMITTING FROM THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE INTO THE REAR CABIN OF THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC, BUT WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 12V459000 (FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE). THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 107,000.

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FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

10/31/2016 - LIGONIER, PA
WHILE RUNNING CAR HAS A STRONG GAS SMELL. I SAW THAT THERE WAS A RECALL ON 2008 COBALT FOR THIS BUT I NEVER RECEIVED ANY PAPER WORK TO HAVE MY CAR FIXED

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