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CHEVROLET COBALT - 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT Problems & Complaints

 
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There are 209 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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AIR BAGS

4/16/2014 - BELLEVILLE, MI
HELLO. MY 2010 CHEVY COBALT HAS BEEN PLAGUED WITH SERVICE AIR BAG ISSUES FOR A LONG TIME. MY CONCERN THE IGNITION SWITCH IS ONLY A SMOKE SCREEN COMPARED TO THE AIR BAG SYSTEM. PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW WHEN THE SERVICE AIR BAG LIGHT IS ON, THE AIR BAGS SYSTEM WILL NOT DEPLOY WHEN NEEDED. I HAVE HAD IT SERVICED A COUPLE TIMES AND INVESTED OVER $700.00 TO HAVE IT FIXED AND IT IS STILL BROKEN. I WAS TOLD THEY KNOW ABOUT A FAULTY DESIGN WITH THE MAIN COM WIRE THAT GOES UNDER THE CARPET AND PASSENGER SEAT TO THE AIR BAG CONTROL BOX TO BREAK THUS RENDERING THE SYSTEM FAULT. THEY REPLACED SEVERAL PARTS IN MY STEERING WHEEL AND IT WORKED FOR A LITTLE WHILE BUT CAME BACK. NOW MY CRUISE CONTROL IS ALSO BROKEN ALONG WITH THE FAULTY AIR BAG SYSTEM.

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STEERING

4/15/2014 - SACRAMENTO, CA
DRIVING ON FREEWAY THE POWER STEERING LIGHT CAME ON AND LOSS OF POWER STEERING. DIFFICULT TO DRIVE . HAS BEEN GOING ON AND OFF EVER SINCE. NO RECALL FOR MY VIN NUMBER BUT I HAVE READ LOTS OF PROBLEMS WITH POWER STEERING ON THIS TYPE OF VEHICLE

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STEERING

4/14/2014 - MEDFORD, OR
STEERING WHEEL MAKES A LOT SQUEAKING NOISES AND CRUNCHING SOUNDS WHEN I TURN OR AM GOING OVER ROUGH PAVMENT

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ENGINE

4/11/2014 - FAYETTEVILLE , NC
I WAS TURNING LEFT DRIVING TOWARD A STORE & AS SOON AS I CAME OUT OF THE TURN THE CAR TURNED COMPLETELY OFF & NOT EVEN THE GAUGES FLASHED.THE DRIVER BEHIND ME ALMOST HIT ME DUE TO THE SUDDEN STOP BECAUSE OF COMPLETE LOSS OF POWER AND CONTROL. I STEPPED ON THE BRAKES & SHIFTED IT INTO NUTRAL TRYING TO START IT & IT TOOK ME SEVERAL ATTEMPTS TO GET IT TO CRANK UP AGAIN. I TURNED INTO A PARKING LOT JUST FOR THE CAR TO TURN OFF ONCE MORE. AFTER I CRANKED IT UP AGAIN IT WAS FINE. CAR HAD ISSUES BEFORE OVER THE YEARS; IT SEEMED TO HAVE LOSS OF POWER PUT REGAINED IT IN AN INSTANT; WAS TAKEN TO DEALERSHIP, INCIDENT COULD NOT BE DUPLICATED. CAR HAD RECALL FOR ELECTRIC POWER STEERING ASSIST SOON AFTER I PURCHASED IT ON MAY 29, 2010. FOUND OUT RECENTLY ABOUT ONE RECALL FOR IGNITION SWITCH WHEN I TOOK CAR TO DEALER ON APRIL 4, 2014 FOR AN OIL CHANGE. CALLED GM AND THEY CONFIRMED WITH MY VIN # THAT THERE WAS ANOTHER RECALL FOR THE EPS EVEN THOUGH IT HAD BEEN REPLACED IN 2010. YESTERDAY THIRD RECALL FOR THE IGNITION SWITCH KEY LOCK. I WAS ALSO INFORMED BY GM HQ, WHEN I TALKED TO THEM A FOURTH TIME, THAT THEY WERE NOT SURE WHICH COBALTS 2010 HAD EPS PROBLEM, THAT DOES NOT REFLECT THE ANSWERS I RECEIVED ON THREE OTHER OCCASIONS FROM GM HQ'S EXECUTIVE OFFICE. MY DEALERS SYSTEM DOES NOT REFLECT SAME RECALLS THEN GM'S. I WAS TOLD THAT "THE DEALERS GOT THE MEMOS AND HAD PROBABLY NOT GOT TO THEM TO READ THEM YET." I SAW WHAT WAS ON THEIR COMPUTER. GM IS NOT BEING TRUTHFUL AND I AM STARTING TO SUSPECT THAT THEY USED ANOTHER PART WITH THE SAME PART NUMBER WITH THE EPS PROBLEM AND THEREFORE THEY CAN NOT DETERMINE WHICH COBALT IS AFFECTED. GM IS NOT BEING TRUTHFUL AND IS BEING NEGLIGENT IN INFORMING THE DEALERS AND THE VEHICLE OWNERS ( I HAVE NOT GOTTEN ANY RECALL NOTICES IN THE MAIL). BREACH OF CONTRACT. SOLD FAULTY VEHICLE TO ME WITH KNOWLEDGE OF FAULTY PART(S) ON MAY 29, 2010.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

4/11/2014 - FAYETTEVILLE , NC
I WAS TURNING LEFT DRIVING TOWARD A STORE & AS SOON AS I CAME OUT OF THE TURN THE CAR TURNED COMPLETELY OFF & NOT EVEN THE GAUGES FLASHED.THE DRIVER BEHIND ME ALMOST HIT ME DUE TO THE SUDDEN STOP BECAUSE OF COMPLETE LOSS OF POWER AND CONTROL. I STEPPED ON THE BRAKES & SHIFTED IT INTO NUTRAL TRYING TO START IT & IT TOOK ME SEVERAL ATTEMPTS TO GET IT TO CRANK UP AGAIN. I TURNED INTO A PARKING LOT JUST FOR THE CAR TO TURN OFF ONCE MORE. AFTER I CRANKED IT UP AGAIN IT WAS FINE. CAR HAD ISSUES BEFORE OVER THE YEARS; IT SEEMED TO HAVE LOSS OF POWER PUT REGAINED IT IN AN INSTANT; WAS TAKEN TO DEALERSHIP, INCIDENT COULD NOT BE DUPLICATED. CAR HAD RECALL FOR ELECTRIC POWER STEERING ASSIST SOON AFTER I PURCHASED IT ON MAY 29, 2010. FOUND OUT RECENTLY ABOUT ONE RECALL FOR IGNITION SWITCH WHEN I TOOK CAR TO DEALER ON APRIL 4, 2014 FOR AN OIL CHANGE. CALLED GM AND THEY CONFIRMED WITH MY VIN # THAT THERE WAS ANOTHER RECALL FOR THE EPS EVEN THOUGH IT HAD BEEN REPLACED IN 2010. YESTERDAY THIRD RECALL FOR THE IGNITION SWITCH KEY LOCK. I WAS ALSO INFORMED BY GM HQ, WHEN I TALKED TO THEM A FOURTH TIME, THAT THEY WERE NOT SURE WHICH COBALTS 2010 HAD EPS PROBLEM, THAT DOES NOT REFLECT THE ANSWERS I RECEIVED ON THREE OTHER OCCASIONS FROM GM HQ'S EXECUTIVE OFFICE. MY DEALERS SYSTEM DOES NOT REFLECT SAME RECALLS THEN GM'S. I WAS TOLD THAT "THE DEALERS GOT THE MEMOS AND HAD PROBABLY NOT GOT TO THEM TO READ THEM YET." I SAW WHAT WAS ON THEIR COMPUTER. GM IS NOT BEING TRUTHFUL AND I AM STARTING TO SUSPECT THAT THEY USED ANOTHER PART WITH THE SAME PART NUMBER WITH THE EPS PROBLEM AND THEREFORE THEY CAN NOT DETERMINE WHICH COBALT IS AFFECTED. GM IS NOT BEING TRUTHFUL AND IS BEING NEGLIGENT IN INFORMING THE DEALERS AND THE VEHICLE OWNERS ( I HAVE NOT GOTTEN ANY RECALL NOTICES IN THE MAIL). BREACH OF CONTRACT. SOLD FAULTY VEHICLE TO ME WITH KNOWLEDGE OF FAULTY PART(S) ON MAY 29, 2010.

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STEERING

4/11/2014 - FAYETTEVILLE , NC
I WAS TURNING LEFT DRIVING TOWARD A STORE & AS SOON AS I CAME OUT OF THE TURN THE CAR TURNED COMPLETELY OFF & NOT EVEN THE GAUGES FLASHED.THE DRIVER BEHIND ME ALMOST HIT ME DUE TO THE SUDDEN STOP BECAUSE OF COMPLETE LOSS OF POWER AND CONTROL. I STEPPED ON THE BRAKES & SHIFTED IT INTO NUTRAL TRYING TO START IT & IT TOOK ME SEVERAL ATTEMPTS TO GET IT TO CRANK UP AGAIN. I TURNED INTO A PARKING LOT JUST FOR THE CAR TO TURN OFF ONCE MORE. AFTER I CRANKED IT UP AGAIN IT WAS FINE. CAR HAD ISSUES BEFORE OVER THE YEARS; IT SEEMED TO HAVE LOSS OF POWER PUT REGAINED IT IN AN INSTANT; WAS TAKEN TO DEALERSHIP, INCIDENT COULD NOT BE DUPLICATED. CAR HAD RECALL FOR ELECTRIC POWER STEERING ASSIST SOON AFTER I PURCHASED IT ON MAY 29, 2010. FOUND OUT RECENTLY ABOUT ONE RECALL FOR IGNITION SWITCH WHEN I TOOK CAR TO DEALER ON APRIL 4, 2014 FOR AN OIL CHANGE. CALLED GM AND THEY CONFIRMED WITH MY VIN # THAT THERE WAS ANOTHER RECALL FOR THE EPS EVEN THOUGH IT HAD BEEN REPLACED IN 2010. YESTERDAY THIRD RECALL FOR THE IGNITION SWITCH KEY LOCK. I WAS ALSO INFORMED BY GM HQ, WHEN I TALKED TO THEM A FOURTH TIME, THAT THEY WERE NOT SURE WHICH COBALTS 2010 HAD EPS PROBLEM, THAT DOES NOT REFLECT THE ANSWERS I RECEIVED ON THREE OTHER OCCASIONS FROM GM HQ'S EXECUTIVE OFFICE. MY DEALERS SYSTEM DOES NOT REFLECT SAME RECALLS THEN GM'S. I WAS TOLD THAT "THE DEALERS GOT THE MEMOS AND HAD PROBABLY NOT GOT TO THEM TO READ THEM YET." I SAW WHAT WAS ON THEIR COMPUTER. GM IS NOT BEING TRUTHFUL AND I AM STARTING TO SUSPECT THAT THEY USED ANOTHER PART WITH THE SAME PART NUMBER WITH THE EPS PROBLEM AND THEREFORE THEY CAN NOT DETERMINE WHICH COBALT IS AFFECTED. GM IS NOT BEING TRUTHFUL AND IS BEING NEGLIGENT IN INFORMING THE DEALERS AND THE VEHICLE OWNERS ( I HAVE NOT GOTTEN ANY RECALL NOTICES IN THE MAIL). BREACH OF CONTRACT. SOLD FAULTY VEHICLE TO ME WITH KNOWLEDGE OF FAULTY PART(S) ON MAY 29, 2010.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

4/10/2014 - BENNINGTON, VT
THE TURN SIGNAL LEVER IS NOT CONSISTENTLY WORKING ANY MORE. IT SOMETIMES WILL NOT ACTIVATE THE TURN SIGNALS UPON DEMAND. THE LEVER HAS TO BE PUSHED ON OR JIGGLED THE THEN THEN LIGHTS OPERATE. IT SOMETIMES TURNS ON THE TURN SIGNALS AFTER THE TURN IS COMPLETE AT THE LEVER AUTOMATICALLY MOVES BACK TO THE NEUTRAL POSITION. THE TWO MAIN DRIVERS OF THIS VEHICLE HAVE BOTH OBSERVED THIS PROBLEM.

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WHEELS

4/10/2014 - BENTON, AR
MY GIIRLFRIEND AND I WERE DRVING DOWN THE INTERSTATE EARLY ONE MORNING. THERE WAS NO RAIN OR BAD ROAD CONDITIONS AND PRAYS GOD HARDLY ANY TRAFFIXC AT ALL. ONE MINUTE EVERTHING WAS FINE AND WITHIN A SPLIT SECOND THERE WAS A LOUD THUD BELOW OUR FEET. MY GIRLFRIEND LOST CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE AND WE WERE THROWN ACCROSS THE MIDDLE OF THE INTETSTATE AND SLAMMED INTO THE GUARD CABLES WHICH AT THAT POINT IN TIME THE AIR BAGS DEPLOYED. THE GUARD CABLES CATAPOLTED US BACK ACROSS THE INTERSTATE WERE WE WAS FINALLY ABLE TO GET THE CAR STOPPED. THE FIRST QUESTION OUT OF THE ARKANSAS STATE TROOPERS AND THE LOCAL COUNTY OFFIERS MOUTHS TO US WAS,"WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR WHOLE DRIVER SIDE WHEEL?". THE TROOPER WENT ON TO EXPLAIN THAT THIS WAS OBVIOULY NOT A "BLOWOUT" DUE TO THE FACT THERE WAS ABSOLUTELY NO TRASH ON THE ROAD OR OFF THE ROAD THE ROAD THA WOULD BE CONSISTENT WITH A BLOW OUT. THATS WHEN WE TOLD HIM THE CAR HAD BEEN TAKEN TO THE CHEVROLET DEALERSHIP WERE THE CAR WAS PURCHASED NOT 9 DAYS PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT AND THE WHEELS AND TIRES AND BEEN ROTATED, THE OIL CHANGED AND AN INSPECTION COMPLETED ON THE CAR AND THEY TRIED TO SAY EVERYTHING CHECKED OUT OK. WELL NOW JUST AS A PASSENGER I HAVE 2 FRACTURED VERTABRAE IN MY BACK, CANT SLEEP, HAD TO QUIT SCHOOL AND I HAVE NO IDEA OF WHICH WAY TO TURN TO GET THE HELP I NEED. FRIENDS PLEASE BE CAREFUL DRIVING THESE CARS. PLEASE. I FEEL LIKE THIS IS A CHEVROLET MALFUNTION OR DEFECTIVE PART. NOW WHAT DO I DO?

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

4/10/2014 - BENTON, AR
MY GIIRLFRIEND AND I WERE DRVING DOWN THE INTERSTATE EARLY ONE MORNING. THERE WAS NO RAIN OR BAD ROAD CONDITIONS AND PRAYS GOD HARDLY ANY TRAFFIXC AT ALL. ONE MINUTE EVERTHING WAS FINE AND WITHIN A SPLIT SECOND THERE WAS A LOUD THUD BELOW OUR FEET. MY GIRLFRIEND LOST CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE AND WE WERE THROWN ACCROSS THE MIDDLE OF THE INTETSTATE AND SLAMMED INTO THE GUARD CABLES WHICH AT THAT POINT IN TIME THE AIR BAGS DEPLOYED. THE GUARD CABLES CATAPOLTED US BACK ACROSS THE INTERSTATE WERE WE WAS FINALLY ABLE TO GET THE CAR STOPPED. THE FIRST QUESTION OUT OF THE ARKANSAS STATE TROOPERS AND THE LOCAL COUNTY OFFIERS MOUTHS TO US WAS,"WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR WHOLE DRIVER SIDE WHEEL?". THE TROOPER WENT ON TO EXPLAIN THAT THIS WAS OBVIOULY NOT A "BLOWOUT" DUE TO THE FACT THERE WAS ABSOLUTELY NO TRASH ON THE ROAD OR OFF THE ROAD THE ROAD THA WOULD BE CONSISTENT WITH A BLOW OUT. THATS WHEN WE TOLD HIM THE CAR HAD BEEN TAKEN TO THE CHEVROLET DEALERSHIP WERE THE CAR WAS PURCHASED NOT 9 DAYS PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT AND THE WHEELS AND TIRES AND BEEN ROTATED, THE OIL CHANGED AND AN INSPECTION COMPLETED ON THE CAR AND THEY TRIED TO SAY EVERYTHING CHECKED OUT OK. WELL NOW JUST AS A PASSENGER I HAVE 2 FRACTURED VERTABRAE IN MY BACK, CANT SLEEP, HAD TO QUIT SCHOOL AND I HAVE NO IDEA OF WHICH WAY TO TURN TO GET THE HELP I NEED. FRIENDS PLEASE BE CAREFUL DRIVING THESE CARS. PLEASE. I FEEL LIKE THIS IS A CHEVROLET MALFUNTION OR DEFECTIVE PART. NOW WHAT DO I DO?

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STEERING

4/10/2014 - BENTON, AR
MY GIIRLFRIEND AND I WERE DRVING DOWN THE INTERSTATE EARLY ONE MORNING. THERE WAS NO RAIN OR BAD ROAD CONDITIONS AND PRAYS GOD HARDLY ANY TRAFFIXC AT ALL. ONE MINUTE EVERTHING WAS FINE AND WITHIN A SPLIT SECOND THERE WAS A LOUD THUD BELOW OUR FEET. MY GIRLFRIEND LOST CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE AND WE WERE THROWN ACCROSS THE MIDDLE OF THE INTETSTATE AND SLAMMED INTO THE GUARD CABLES WHICH AT THAT POINT IN TIME THE AIR BAGS DEPLOYED. THE GUARD CABLES CATAPOLTED US BACK ACROSS THE INTERSTATE WERE WE WAS FINALLY ABLE TO GET THE CAR STOPPED. THE FIRST QUESTION OUT OF THE ARKANSAS STATE TROOPERS AND THE LOCAL COUNTY OFFIERS MOUTHS TO US WAS,"WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR WHOLE DRIVER SIDE WHEEL?". THE TROOPER WENT ON TO EXPLAIN THAT THIS WAS OBVIOULY NOT A "BLOWOUT" DUE TO THE FACT THERE WAS ABSOLUTELY NO TRASH ON THE ROAD OR OFF THE ROAD THE ROAD THA WOULD BE CONSISTENT WITH A BLOW OUT. THATS WHEN WE TOLD HIM THE CAR HAD BEEN TAKEN TO THE CHEVROLET DEALERSHIP WERE THE CAR WAS PURCHASED NOT 9 DAYS PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT AND THE WHEELS AND TIRES AND BEEN ROTATED, THE OIL CHANGED AND AN INSPECTION COMPLETED ON THE CAR AND THEY TRIED TO SAY EVERYTHING CHECKED OUT OK. WELL NOW JUST AS A PASSENGER I HAVE 2 FRACTURED VERTABRAE IN MY BACK, CANT SLEEP, HAD TO QUIT SCHOOL AND I HAVE NO IDEA OF WHICH WAY TO TURN TO GET THE HELP I NEED. FRIENDS PLEASE BE CAREFUL DRIVING THESE CARS. PLEASE. I FEEL LIKE THIS IS A CHEVROLET MALFUNTION OR DEFECTIVE PART. NOW WHAT DO I DO?

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