2006 Chevrolet Cobalt Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt

2006 Chevrolet Cobalt Problems

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»

The ignition module or an ignition coil may fail causing an engine misfire, the Check Engine Light may or may not illuminate. Diagnoses will be required to determine the cause and needed repair.

A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate.

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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt Questions

Driving down the interstate car started sputtering then lost acceleration, made it to the shop, car died then would not start back up. Check engine light stays on. Shop tried to do a diagnostic, several codes appeared, codes were cleared tried restarting did not start, they ran the diagnostic aga...

The battery light is on and indicator telling me to ckeck the charging system. Help please!!

has happened 3 times since recall and replacement of ignition switch/ with new keys.

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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt Recalls

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.

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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt Reviews

in 2012 I sold my wonderful yet old cavalier and bought a 2006 chevy cobalt... Ive regretted it ever since. The place I bought it completed all the appropriate recalls on it before they gave it to me. and yet the check engine light comes on whenever its cold outside, and goes off whenever i try to have it checked. Ive had the diagnostics run multiple times but no matter what I have had fixe...

I purchased a 2006 Cobalt brand new. The car has been reliable until this year (2012). Started having problems with power steering light coming on and a "bucking" sensation. Took it to Chevy dealer and of course they couldn't get the problem to duplicate. Though they did pull off stored codes in the car indicating that the BCM (Body Control Module) was not communicating. They did NOTHING abo...

My girl and I bought our Cobalt in March of 2006. At first, the car was great and we hardly ever experienced problems, except for the fact that if you had the high beams on and turned the turn signal on, the headlights would completely shut off...Its now June 2010, and this car has been nothing but a headache. We've experienced almost every problem that everyone is describing except for the rad...

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