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CHEVROLET COBALT - 2008 CHEVROLET COBALT Problems & Complaints

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers
by General Motors LLC

There are 584 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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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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STEERING

10/14/2016 - HUNTERSVILLE, NC
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 CHEVROLET COBALT. WHILE ATTEMPTING TO MAKE A TURN, THE STEERING WHEEL REQUIRED EXCESSIVE FORCE. THE STEERING WHEEL ALSO EMITTED A ROARING NOISE AND THE POWER STEERING FAILED. THE CONTACT ALSO NOTICED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS MISSING A RESERVOIR TO PLACE THE POWER STEERING FLUID INTO THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 41,890.

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STEERING

10/13/2016 - RUSSELLVILLE, OH
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 CHEVROLET COBALT. WHILE DRIVING AT LOW SPEEDS, THE STEERING WHEEL TIGHTENED UP WHEN TURNING AND MADE AN ABNORMAL POPPING NOISE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 10V073000 (STEERING). THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 133,000.

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STEERING

10/13/2016 - NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 CHEVROLET COBALT. WHILE MAKING A TURN, THE POWER STEERING FAILED TO FUNCTION. THE CONTACT HAD TO ABRUPTLY COAST THE VEHICLE AND EXERT FORCE TO TURN THE STEERING WHEEL INTO A PARKING LOT. THE VEHICLE WAS TURNED OFF AND RESTARTED, BUT THE FAILURE RANDOMLY CONTINUED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 10V073000 (STEERING). THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

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STEERING

10/11/2016 - CASTLEBERRY, AL
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 CHEVROLET COBALT. WHILE STRAIGHTENING THE STEERING WHEEL FROM TURNING NEAR A CURB, THE STEERING WHEEL BECAME TIGHT AND SEIZED. THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO PULL INTO A STORE PARKING LOT AND, UPON REVERSING, THE STEERING WHEEL SEIZED AGAIN. THE CONTACT TURNED THE VEHICLE OFF AND BACK ON TO RESET THE COMPUTER. THE VEHICLE WAS DRIVEN TO THE CONTACT'S RESIDENCE AND PARKED DUE TO THE FAILURE. THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 10V073000 (STEERING). THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

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STEERING

10/1/2016 - TOLLESON, AZ
LOSS OF POWER STEERING ASSISTANT MULTIPLY TIMES DURING A WEEK

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ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

9/21/2016 - NORTH POLE, AK
ELECTRICAL DASH PANEL GAUGES BOUNCE. POWER STEERING COMES AND GOES. ENGINE CUTS OUT & IDOLS ODDLY, EVER SINCE I BOUGHT THE VEHICLE I HAVE PROBLEMS WITH THE POWER STEERING AND ELECTRONIC DASH CLUSTER.

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