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2010 Chevrolet Cobalt

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2010 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»

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.

Engine -- Verified

Our technicians tell us that the recommended spark plug life is 100k miles. The ignition coils are mounted directly on top of the spark plugs, as a result there are not longer any spark plug wires to fail.

2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Recalls (Recent)

Suspension & Steering, March 31, 2014

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The vehicles being recalled are equipped with an electric power steering (EPS) assist system. The EPS can fail unexpectedly while driving. If this were to occur, steering ability would be maintained but much greater effort would be necessary to steer the vehicle, especially at slow speeds. One of four remedies will be applied depending on the model and year. Parts are not yet available so expect a second notification when they are. 

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Suspension & Steering, March 29, 2010

RepairPal Expert Overview:

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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2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Questions and Answers

Visitor, 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt, Youngstown, OH

I am finding a very small amount of oil that seems to seep from the top of the engine. It is not near any gaskets or screws, etc. I clean it up and in about 1-2 weeks it is back. Is it possible to ...

mcwayhs, 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt, Maynard, AR

Does the 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt have a timing belt, or chain.

deke4, 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt, Frankfort, NY

Had to jump it this morning. It belongs to my daughter and i am puzzled as to0 how to remove the battery from the casing.

cobmaz, 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt, Indianapolis, IN

How can incoming air possibly be filtered by the cabin air filter since the flter does not sit on a flat surface nor is the perimeter of the filter sealed so as to direct all air thru it?

PaigeM, 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt, Iberia, MO

My passenger door in the front is completely pushed in and the top of the door gapes open prolly a foot. The back passenger door and dent and barely opens. Both passenger side airbags deployed. I a...

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2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Reviews

piece of crap chevrolet should be sued for selling this trash to people. Have bought my last two cars from them and have lost thousands of dollars and could have been killed. Will never buy anything else from them because they do not stand behind their products or warranties.

I purchased a brand new 2010 Cheverlot Cobalt in October 2010 and I've experienced countless problems with it ever since. From the start I've encountered the following issues:

1) A/C unit that didn't work (didn't blow cool air) the first time it was turned on in April 2011. Same problem occured again in summer of 2012.
2) Improperly installed steering column which cause the vehicle to pull to the left
3) AUX audio jack that was loose causing the radio to switch to the AUX setting on it's own (usually when driving over a bump in the road or when taking a turn) as well as my ipod to cut in and out while running
4) Rear passenger doors that wouldn't close properly (had to use some force to close)
5) Poorly installed trunk (there's a 2" gap on the drive side, and none on the passanger side of it), should be even...

I had the 50,000km warranty with my vehicle, which I tried to take advantage of as the problems were mounting, one after the other. I took it to the service centre at the dealership at which it was purchased at several times, where I was told that the car was fine and that there weren't any problems with it. So I took it to another dealership service centre where they were able to "fix" a couple of the issues mentioned above, however the problems re-surfaced soon thereafter and continue to this day. My vehicle has since been driven more then 50,000km and now I am left with a faulty car with no warranty. As a result, I took it to a third party alignment specialist to get the steering column adjusted so that it drive straight (which it never used to). When I called the dealership and then GM Corporate to request reimbursement for all the repairs I had to pay for, I was told that they could not as I took it to an unauthorized service centre and I was basically S.O.L.

I advise anyone reading this to NEVER purchase GM product as their product and service is atrocious! I can go on about it all in more detail, but I won't. #lemonlaw

My first Cobalt was a 2008 LS sedan that was assigned to me at work. I was not happy about it but decided to make the best of it. I drove it 68k in 18 months and had one problem. The fan setting selector went out with 2k miles. After that, nothing wrong with the car at all. Flawless, impressive power for a 4cyl and excellent fuel economy.

I liked the car so much that I bought an LS coupe in 2010 at the end of the model year. The dealer really wanted to get rid of it and I paid 5000 below sticker. I have had no problems with it and it is even more powerful than the '08 I drove for work. I am very picky about my vehicles and am more than happy with this one.

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