2006 Chevrolet Cobalt Repair and Maintenance

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

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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt Problems

car 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..

Key Stuck in Ignition Lock Cylinder

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»

Failing Timing Chain Tensioner may cause Timing Chain to break

A rattle-type noise may be noted on cold start-up due to a failing timing chain tensioner. Chevrolet revised the design of the tensioner multiple times over the production of the Cobalt, replacement is necessary to remedy this condition. A failed chain tensioner may result in a broken timing chain and subsequent engine damage if the issue is not diagnosed and repaired.

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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt Questions

What else can I try to fix the Map sensor code? (1 answer)

I have replaced the map sensor and the mass air flow sensor. I still get the code and still have idle issues.

Bolt broke trying to take thermostat off how can I take it off (1 answer)

I got the thermostat housing off but the bolt stud is broken and its flush so I can't remove it how can I get it out and what do I need to remove to get to it

When should my cooling fan come on at what temperature (3 answers)

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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt Recalls

Ignition 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.

The AIrbags May Not Deploy as Expected

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.

Loss of Power Steering Assist

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

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I bought a used 2006 Cobalt coupe back in 2009 for my daughter with 63K on the odometer. Nearly 6 years later, we just traded it off with over 170K on the little thing. Had issues with the ignition switch and power steering but both were covered under recalls. I initially paid for the ignition switch repair but was reimbursed by GM following the recall. Minimal problems in nearly 110,000 mil...
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 bought a used 2006 Cobalt (manual tranny) with 21k miles on it in 2010. It ran fine for 200 miles then had the fuel recall issue. They tried to pull that "your vin isn't in the range" crap with me too. Get in their face and threaten a lawsuit from lung cancer (gas fumes in car) and ignition source and they were all over it for FREE. At times when I come to a stop the Revs will shoot up to...

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