2006 Chevrolet Cobalt Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt
Verified by mechanics, reported by drivers like you
Ask a mechanic in our community
Never overpay. Check prices with our estimator
Our experts translate recalls into plain English
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt Problemscar stalling on highway or idling , at stops..etc.
I too had a problem with my Cobalt stalling, someone told me to check gas cap and replace..I did..it stop the STALLING!!..yee haw!...one problem down..
The automatic transmission shifter in floor console may fail causing the key to become stuck in the ignition lock cylinder. GM has recalled 2009 models for a shift cable issue which may or may not contribute to this issue. For more information on the recall please click here»
A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate.
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt QuestionsWhen should my cooling fan come on at what temperature (3 answers)
This car of my girlfriends has apparently be stuttering on acceleration for quite some time and I just found out after needing to drive it a few days. The car hesitates to downshift at any speed, hesitates to take off and gets 18 mpg city at an avg of 20mph. I took it to the Dealer to see if they...
When I raise the hood up I can hear but I never cut off it just keep running and in the car waste a lot of gas
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt RecallsIgnition Lock Cylinder Concern
In order to help prevent rollaway type accidents, all late model vehicles are designed so that the transmission must be in park (or reverse for a manual transmission) before the ignition switch can be turned to the "off" position and the key removed. These vehicles are being recalled because the key can be removed when the ignition is not in the "off" position, increasing the risk of a rollaway type accident. Dealers will inspect the vehicle and replace the ignition lock cylinder as necessary. 2 new keys will also be supplied and programmed as required.
These vehicles are being recalled because the weight on the key ring and/or a jarring event while driving may cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position, turning off the engine. If the key is not in the run position, the air bags may not deploy in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will replace the ignition switch to correct this concern.
The driver may experience a sudden loss of power steering assist. If power steering assist is lost, it would require greater driver effort to steer the vehicle at low speeds, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the electric power steering motor to correct this concern. This recall is being implemented on a rolling basis beginning March 29, 2010 trough November of 2010. The General Motors recall number is 10023.