Chevrolet Cobalt Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Chevrolet Cobalt
Chevrolet Cobalt Problems
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 Questions
I replaced the passenger headlight with a brand new one and the directional light is out after a few days and now my drivers side headlight is out now. So I think that theres something electrical wrong. What do I do and How much will it cost to fix?
My air conditioner blows air about the same temperature as outside, I have charged it myself and it blew cold air for about a day but then went back to how it was before. Could this be as simple as a leak? if so how would I go about fixing this?
My engine will make this sound approx. after running for 5 or so minutes. The sound will come and go, but once it starts it won't stop until the next time I start my car and the noise doesn't start. Is it the belt, which one, or the fan?
Chevrolet Cobalt Recalls
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.
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.
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.
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...
Have had NOTHING but issues with my cobalt!!!!!