Chevrolet Cobalt Repair and Maintenance
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Chevrolet Cobalt ProblemsIgnition Key Stuck Due to Failed Shifter
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»
A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate.
Chevrolet Cobalt Questionsyellow light on dash U (1 answer)
A yellow light in for of a U is showing up on dashboard
Male plug melted/welded to the HVAC control switch. I had to cut the wires.
How do I get into the trunk
Chevrolet Cobalt RecallsDriver'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.
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 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.