Chevrolet Cobalt Repair and Maintenance

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

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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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Chevrolet Cobalt Questions

Car won't start 09 Chevy cobalt (1 answer)

09 Chevy cobalt 79,000 miles, check engine light on poo10 and poo11 codes..got it fixed car still won't start

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

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Chevrolet Cobalt Recalls

Driver's Side Curtain Air Bag Inoperative

A wiring harness that is not routed properly in the driver's side door may short, resulting in the side curtain air bag on the driver's side to fail and not deploy in an accident. Dealers will inspect the wiring harness and make repairs as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

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.

Unexpected Loss of Power Steering Assist

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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Chevrolet Cobalt Reviews

Fantastic car. My biggest complaint is with O2 sensors. I've put 4 of them in there within 2 years. Knock on wood but it's been a few years and no check engine codes. Some people act like they have a bum car if they got to put some money back into their car. You're gonna have to replace parts and the sooner you accept that the better you're gonna be. I have an 05 Chevy Cobalt and it is...
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...
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.

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