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CHEVROLET COBALT - 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT Problems & Complaints

 
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There are 299 complaints filed for the 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2010 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 2010 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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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

12/17/2014 - CLAYSBURG, PA
TL-THE CONTACT OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS STARTED, THE TRACTION CONTROL AND ABS WARNING LIGHTS ILLUMINATED INTERMITTENTLY. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 67,000. DJR

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AIR BAGS

12/9/2014 - HINESVILLE , GA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE PASSENGER SIDE SERVICE AIR BAG LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE AIR BAG SYSTEM FAILED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 67,000.

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ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

12/7/2014 - ASHBURN, VA
DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY AT 60 MPH WHEN ALL ELECTRICAL DASHBOARD WENT DOWN. FIRST LIGHT TO COME ON THE THE VEHICLE WAS THE SECURITY SYSTEM LIGHT WHICH WAS EXPLAINED TO ME THAT YOUR CAR IS SUPPOSE TO SHUT DOWN IF STOLEN THEN IT WENT OFF AFTER A FEW MINUTES. ONCE THAT LIGHT WENT OFF THEN THE VEHICLE ABS, TRACTION CONTROL LIGHTS CAME ON AND THE VEHICLE COULD NOT PICK UP SPEED NOR DROVE PROPERLY OR SAFELY. THE VEHICLE CRUISE CONTROL ALSO WENT OFF. POWER STEERING LIGHT CAME ON TOO. THE VEHICLE LOST POWER FOR ABS, TRACTION CONTROL, CRUISE CONTROL AND POWER STEERING. ONCE PULLED OVER ON SIDE OF THE ROAD THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON TOO. TRIED TO START DRIVING THE VEHICLE AGAIN TO GET IT OFF THE HIGHWAY VEHICLE WAS DIFFICULT TO DRIVE COULDN'T REACH SPEED VERY SLOW - DID NOT DRIVE PROPERLY. SAFELY PULLED OVER AGAIN AND SHUT VEHICLE OFF. CHECK ENGINE LIGHT AND OTHER LIGHTS ON DASH STAYED ON. COULD NOT GET KEY OUT OF IGNITION IT STAYED IN THE 2ND SWITCH STUCK (NOT RUNNING). TOW TRUCK DRIVER HAD TO COME AND TOW BECAUSE VEHICLE WOULDN'T START NOR WOULD THE KEY COME OUT. FINALLY TOW TRUCK DRIVER WAS ABLE TO GET THE KEY OUT OF THE IGNITION AND TOWED IT TO A SHOP. NEXT DAY SHOP TURNED ON THE VEHICLE AND COULD NOT FIND ANYTHING WRONG. DEALER COULD NOT FIND ANYTHING WRONG WITH ELECTRICAL PANEL. RAN NUMEROUS TEST ON VEHICLE INCLUDING DEALER DRIVING VEHICLE AND STILL NOTHING COULD BE FOUND. THEY SAY THEY CAN'T FIX ANYTHING BECAUSE NOTHING IS WRONG WITH MY CAR. OBVIOUSLY THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH CHEVROLET VEHICLES AND THE ELECTRICAL PANELS GOING DOWN IN WHICH I LOST ALL CRUISE CONTROL, TRACTION CONTROL, ABS, ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL AND PANIC BRAKING ASSIST OPERATION. THANKFULLY I WAS NOT IN AN ACCIDENT AND WAS ABLE TO PULL OFF THE HIGHWAY SAFELY.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

12/7/2014 - ASHBURN, VA
DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY AT 60 MPH WHEN ALL ELECTRICAL DASHBOARD WENT DOWN. FIRST LIGHT TO COME ON THE THE VEHICLE WAS THE SECURITY SYSTEM LIGHT WHICH WAS EXPLAINED TO ME THAT YOUR CAR IS SUPPOSE TO SHUT DOWN IF STOLEN THEN IT WENT OFF AFTER A FEW MINUTES. ONCE THAT LIGHT WENT OFF THEN THE VEHICLE ABS, TRACTION CONTROL LIGHTS CAME ON AND THE VEHICLE COULD NOT PICK UP SPEED NOR DROVE PROPERLY OR SAFELY. THE VEHICLE CRUISE CONTROL ALSO WENT OFF. POWER STEERING LIGHT CAME ON TOO. THE VEHICLE LOST POWER FOR ABS, TRACTION CONTROL, CRUISE CONTROL AND POWER STEERING. ONCE PULLED OVER ON SIDE OF THE ROAD THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON TOO. TRIED TO START DRIVING THE VEHICLE AGAIN TO GET IT OFF THE HIGHWAY VEHICLE WAS DIFFICULT TO DRIVE COULDN'T REACH SPEED VERY SLOW - DID NOT DRIVE PROPERLY. SAFELY PULLED OVER AGAIN AND SHUT VEHICLE OFF. CHECK ENGINE LIGHT AND OTHER LIGHTS ON DASH STAYED ON. COULD NOT GET KEY OUT OF IGNITION IT STAYED IN THE 2ND SWITCH STUCK (NOT RUNNING). TOW TRUCK DRIVER HAD TO COME AND TOW BECAUSE VEHICLE WOULDN'T START NOR WOULD THE KEY COME OUT. FINALLY TOW TRUCK DRIVER WAS ABLE TO GET THE KEY OUT OF THE IGNITION AND TOWED IT TO A SHOP. NEXT DAY SHOP TURNED ON THE VEHICLE AND COULD NOT FIND ANYTHING WRONG. DEALER COULD NOT FIND ANYTHING WRONG WITH ELECTRICAL PANEL. RAN NUMEROUS TEST ON VEHICLE INCLUDING DEALER DRIVING VEHICLE AND STILL NOTHING COULD BE FOUND. THEY SAY THEY CAN'T FIX ANYTHING BECAUSE NOTHING IS WRONG WITH MY CAR. OBVIOUSLY THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH CHEVROLET VEHICLES AND THE ELECTRICAL PANELS GOING DOWN IN WHICH I LOST ALL CRUISE CONTROL, TRACTION CONTROL, ABS, ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL AND PANIC BRAKING ASSIST OPERATION. THANKFULLY I WAS NOT IN AN ACCIDENT AND WAS ABLE TO PULL OFF THE HIGHWAY SAFELY.

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STEERING

11/10/2014 - YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY
VEHICLE LOST STEERING ABILITY RESULTING IN CRASH ON BANK OF ROADWAY.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

10/14/2014 - TULSA, OK
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT. THE CONTACT RECEIVED RECALL NOTIFICATIONS FOR NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V047000 (ELECTRICAL SYSTEM) AND NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V171000 (ELECTRICAL SYSTEM). THE PART NEEDED TO REPAIR THE VEHICLE WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE.

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ENGINE

10/8/2014 - TAMPA, FL
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE ENGINE OVERHEATED AND THE VEHICLE STALLED. THE VEHICLE WAS ABLE TO RESTART AFTER NUMEROUS ATTEMPTS. THE DEALER WAS UNABLE TO DUPLICATE THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 45,000.

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STEERING

10/2/2014 - COTTONWOOD, CA
CHEVY COBALT IGNITION RECALL WORK PERFORMED ON THE CAR. IMMEDIATELY AFTER COMPLETITION OF WORK THE STEERING WHEEL SHAKES, HARD TO CONTROL, HARD TO STEER AND MOTOR IN STEERING COLUMN FAILED. INDEPENDENT MECHANIC CONFIRMED ISSUE.

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AIR BAGS

10/1/2014 - HARRISVILLE, UT
I HIT A POLE AT 10 MPH TOTALLING THE FRONT END THE FRAME WAS DAMAGED WHICH IS WHY THE AIRBAGS SHOULD HAVE GONE OFF.

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AIR BAGS

9/29/2014 - VALPARAISO, IN
THE CONTACT OWNED A 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 40 MPH, THE CONTACT HAD A SEIZURE AND LOST CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE ROLLED OVER AND THE AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY. THE VEHICLE WAS DESTROYED. THE CONTACT WAS INJURED AND RECEIVED MEDICAL ATTENTION. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 10,000.

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