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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.

4.1

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,510 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Chevrolet Cobalt transmission problems

transmission problem

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2005 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 012007

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,510 miles

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

I have had my Chevrolet Cobalt since April 2005 and it was bought brand new from the dealership.. up til the beginning of this year it has worked fine.. but in 2007 I have to get a new gear shift, keys made, then to top it off I have had the power steering light come on the information board and it go out 8 times in 2 weeks.. so far knock on wood it has worked fine.. the day I made the appointment it went out 3X within a 30 minute span..

- Waldorf, MD, USA

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