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2005 Chevrolet Cobalt fuel system problems: ignition coil failure

Ignition Coil Failure

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CarComplaints.com Notes: The Cobalt was introduced to replace two of Chevy’s smaller cars, the Cavalier and Prizm. But the compact’s fresh start that Chevy was hoping for was riddled with issues, most notably widespread power steering failure.

The power steering failed so often that GM was forced to issue a recall in March, 2010. Great, but what about other problems like the key getting stuck in the ignition or all the other electrical demons this car possesses?

And, oh yes — then there’s the terribly dangerous issue where the Cobalt randomly shuts off while driving. As it turns out, that problem is related to GM’s massive 2014 recall for a dangerous ignition switch defect. A recall that eventually ballooned to 2.6 million vehicles in one of the automotive industry’s biggest scandals.

10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$700.00
Average Mileage:
70,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. new ignition coil and tune up (1 reports)
2005 Chevrolet Cobalt fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2005 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 082007

(reported on)

Cobalt LS

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Car wouldn't start. Then car started, the car wouldn't go. Then the car went, the car wouldn't go fast. Got a new ignition coil (NOT CHEAP) and some other parts, totaling me a pretty penny. This problem injures gas mileage even after it has been fixed, so be careful and on the lookout when your mileage goes over 50,000. I wouldn't mind it so much because I do drive a lot, BUT I'm still paying for the car. So that's not fun.

- , Chicago, IL, USA

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