Auto Recalls for Consumers

CHEVROLET COBALT - 2008 CHEVROLET COBALT Problems & Complaints

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers
by General Motors LLC

There are 575 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.

Search Complaints - Search Recalls

See complaints below ↓
View other component problems for this vehicle or view all problems
Air Bags (73) Exterior Lighting (12) Power Train (18) Service Brakes Hydraulic (13) Traction Control System (4)
Electrical System (145) Fuel Propulsion System (78) Seat Belts (12) Steering (230) Unknown Or Other (7)
Electronic Stability Control (12) Fuel System Gasoline (34) Seats (1) Structure (10) Vehicle Speed Control (18)
Engine (27) Latches Locks Linkages (5) Service Brakes (14) Suspension (25) Visibility (6)
Engine And Engine Cooling (9) Parking Brake (1) Service Brakes Electric (1) Tires (5) Wheels (7)
Equipment (4)

Pages:  1  
2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  >>  ... 77
 
ComplaintDescription

STEERING

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.

View Details

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.

View Details

SERVICE BRAKES

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.

View Details

STEERING

9/20/2016 - STATEN ISLAND, NY
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 CHEVROLET COBALT. WHILE DRIVING AT ANY SPEED, THE STEERING WHEEL SEIZED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO LOCAL MECHANIC WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE STEERING COLUMN FRACTURED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THERE WERE NO RECALLS. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 75,000.

View Details

STEERING

9/13/2016 - ROYAL CITY, WA
WHILE DRIVING AT LOW SPEEDS (30MPH) THE POWER STEERING LIGHT CAME ON. THE CAR STALLED, THE WHEEL TIGHTENED UP, THE SYMBOL WITH A LOCKED CAR TURNED ON. THE SPEEDOMETER STARTED MOVING UP AND DOWN CRAZYLY. CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON AS WELL. I MOVED TO THE SIDE BECAUSE IT WAS REALLY DIFFICULT TO CONTROL AND AS I DID THE CAR JUST KEPT STALLING WORSE AND WORSE. ONCE I PULLED OVER I TURNED OFF THE CAR. I WASNT AS FREAKED OUT AS THE FIRST TIME THIS OCCURRED SINCE THIS HAS HAPPENED NUMEROUS OF TIMES AND I'VE TAKEN IT TO 3 DIFFERENT MECHANICS WHO DON'T KNOW HOW TO FIX IT AT ALL. IT'S VERY SCARY IT ALSO HAPPENED WHILE GOING AT 60MPH AND ALL I DO IS PULL OVER AND THEN CALL THE TOW OR DRIVE IT AT LOW SPEEDS HOME. I'M SURE I FALL IN THE CATEGORY FOR A RECALL BUT HAVE NEVER GOTTEN A RECALL LETTER. ITS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND SCARY TO DRIVE WITH FEAR OF THIS HAPPENING AT ANYTIME SPECIALLY WHEN YOU CARRY PASSENGERS. ALOT OF OTHER PEOPLE HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM AS ME AND IT'S ANNOYING HOPEFULLY GM FIXES THIS PROBLEM FOR US ALL.

View Details

ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

9/13/2016 - ROYAL CITY, WA
WHILE DRIVING AT LOW SPEEDS (30MPH) THE POWER STEERING LIGHT CAME ON. THE CAR STALLED, THE WHEEL TIGHTENED UP, THE SYMBOL WITH A LOCKED CAR TURNED ON. THE SPEEDOMETER STARTED MOVING UP AND DOWN CRAZYLY. CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON AS WELL. I MOVED TO THE SIDE BECAUSE IT WAS REALLY DIFFICULT TO CONTROL AND AS I DID THE CAR JUST KEPT STALLING WORSE AND WORSE. ONCE I PULLED OVER I TURNED OFF THE CAR. I WASNT AS FREAKED OUT AS THE FIRST TIME THIS OCCURRED SINCE THIS HAS HAPPENED NUMEROUS OF TIMES AND I'VE TAKEN IT TO 3 DIFFERENT MECHANICS WHO DON'T KNOW HOW TO FIX IT AT ALL. IT'S VERY SCARY IT ALSO HAPPENED WHILE GOING AT 60MPH AND ALL I DO IS PULL OVER AND THEN CALL THE TOW OR DRIVE IT AT LOW SPEEDS HOME. I'M SURE I FALL IN THE CATEGORY FOR A RECALL BUT HAVE NEVER GOTTEN A RECALL LETTER. ITS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND SCARY TO DRIVE WITH FEAR OF THIS HAPPENING AT ANYTIME SPECIALLY WHEN YOU CARRY PASSENGERS. ALOT OF OTHER PEOPLE HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM AS ME AND IT'S ANNOYING HOPEFULLY GM FIXES THIS PROBLEM FOR US ALL.

View Details

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

9/13/2016 - ROYAL CITY, WA
WHILE DRIVING AT LOW SPEEDS (30MPH) THE POWER STEERING LIGHT CAME ON. THE CAR STALLED, THE WHEEL TIGHTENED UP, THE SYMBOL WITH A LOCKED CAR TURNED ON. THE SPEEDOMETER STARTED MOVING UP AND DOWN CRAZYLY. CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON AS WELL. I MOVED TO THE SIDE BECAUSE IT WAS REALLY DIFFICULT TO CONTROL AND AS I DID THE CAR JUST KEPT STALLING WORSE AND WORSE. ONCE I PULLED OVER I TURNED OFF THE CAR. I WASNT AS FREAKED OUT AS THE FIRST TIME THIS OCCURRED SINCE THIS HAS HAPPENED NUMEROUS OF TIMES AND I'VE TAKEN IT TO 3 DIFFERENT MECHANICS WHO DON'T KNOW HOW TO FIX IT AT ALL. IT'S VERY SCARY IT ALSO HAPPENED WHILE GOING AT 60MPH AND ALL I DO IS PULL OVER AND THEN CALL THE TOW OR DRIVE IT AT LOW SPEEDS HOME. I'M SURE I FALL IN THE CATEGORY FOR A RECALL BUT HAVE NEVER GOTTEN A RECALL LETTER. ITS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND SCARY TO DRIVE WITH FEAR OF THIS HAPPENING AT ANYTIME SPECIALLY WHEN YOU CARRY PASSENGERS. ALOT OF OTHER PEOPLE HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM AS ME AND IT'S ANNOYING HOPEFULLY GM FIXES THIS PROBLEM FOR US ALL.

View Details

STEERING

9/8/2016 - NORTH POLE, AK
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 CHEVROLET COBALT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE INSTRUMENT PANEL GAUGES FLUCTUATED AND THE VEHICLE STALLED WITHOUT WARNING OCCASIONALLY. WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE STEERING FAILED. THE FAILURES WERE INTERMITTENT. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING, BUT THE DETAILS COULD NOT BE PROVIDED. THE VEHICLE WAS SERVICED PER NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBERS: 10V073000 (STEERING) AND 14E021000 (ELECTRICAL SYSTEM), BUT THE REMEDIES FAILED TO REPAIR THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT THE VEHICLE STALLED AND THE POWER STEERING SEIZED AFTER THE REPAIRS. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 200.

View Details

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

9/8/2016 - NORTH POLE, AK
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 CHEVROLET COBALT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE INSTRUMENT PANEL GAUGES FLUCTUATED AND THE VEHICLE STALLED WITHOUT WARNING OCCASIONALLY. WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE STEERING FAILED. THE FAILURES WERE INTERMITTENT. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING, BUT THE DETAILS COULD NOT BE PROVIDED. THE VEHICLE WAS SERVICED PER NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBERS: 10V073000 (STEERING) AND 14E021000 (ELECTRICAL SYSTEM), BUT THE REMEDIES FAILED TO REPAIR THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT THE VEHICLE STALLED AND THE POWER STEERING SEIZED AFTER THE REPAIRS. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 200.

View Details

ENGINE

9/7/2016 - MUNCIE, IN
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 CHEVROLET COBALT. WHILE DRIVING 30 MPH, THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS ON FIRE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FIRE WAS CONFINED TO THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT. THE CONTACT NOTICED AN ABNORMAL FUEL ODOR IN THE VEHICLE. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT EXTINGUISHED THE FIRE. A FIRE REPORT WAS NOT FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC AND THEN TO THE CONTACT'S RESIDENCE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 12V459000 (FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE). THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 119,000.

View Details
Pages:  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  >>  ... 77
Home  •  Car Recalls  •  Tires  •  Motorcycles  •  RVs  •  Commercial Vehicles  •  Car Seats  •  Complaints  •  Sitemap  •  Privacy Policy

Edmunds  •  Kelley Blue Book  •  SaferCar.gov  •  Consumer Recalls  •  Government Recalls
Follow arfc_recalls on TwitterRSS Feeds