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2009 Chevrolet Cobalt

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2009 Chevrolet Cobalt Problems

Drive Train -- Verified

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»

Engine -- Verified

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.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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

Maintenance -- Verified

Brake fluid can become dirty and may cause problems in the brake system; it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.

Maintenance -- Verified

GM recommends replacing the engine coolant at 100,000 miles; however, our technicians tell us that the coolant may become contaminated and require a complete cooling system flush every 60,000 to 70,000 miles.

2009 Chevrolet Cobalt Recalls (Recent)

Drive Train, March 15, 2009

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The shifter cable adjustment may become dislodged. This may cause the vehicle to show that it is in "Park," when it could actually be in another gear. If this happens, the vehicle may move and not be secure. Dealers will inspect the shift cable adjustment clip to make sure it is fully engaged, and will replace any shift cables that cannot be secured. The General Motors recall number is 09041. The recall began on March 24, 2009.

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Engine, October 2, 2012

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Certain vehicles originally sold in, or currently registered in, the states of Arkansas, Arizona, California, Nevada, Oklahoma, or Texas are being recalled because the plastic supply or return port on the fuel pump module may crack, resulting in a fuel leak. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire. Dealers will replace the fuel pump module to correct this concern. The General Motors recall number is 12190.

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Suspension & Steering, March 29, 2010

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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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2009 Chevrolet Cobalt Questions and Answers

Visitor, 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt, Midland, MI

The cradle arm in the lower front end of the car has a metal bracket welded to it. The bracket houses a rubber bushing that is about 2" to 3" in diameter. This bushing has failed and look...

Visitor, 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt, Marysville, MI

Hi I have a 2009 Cobalt with 45,000 miles. The A/C compressor stays on all the time. I pulled the relay and swapped it with the fuel pump relay, with the same results. The relay input is being t...

Visitor, 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt, Pine Bush, NY

after driving the car for awhile it will start making a metal to metal noise when going around a right turn.. after it has been happening for a while it will become so loud and bad it will happen w...

Visitor, 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt, Fairchance, PA

im getting a 09 colbolt, and i also have a honda civic. now the civic has 168,000 on it now and its going good. but what about my new colbolt. how many miles will it get in its lift time? only...

jscoots, 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt, Land O Lakes, FL

Just bought a 2009 cobalt one week ago today (June 26,2010) I happened to notice the light for the passenger air bag reads OFF. What would cause it to read OFF, and how do I get it to go back on, ...

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2009 Chevrolet Cobalt Reviews

I've had this car for a year now and it has been a pleasant to drive. Will buy nothing but Chevys from now on.

GREAT CAR! Better than toyota or nissan(datsun) and honda!

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