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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
79,000 miles

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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 042013


  • 102,000 miles


Door doesn't latch when shut. Also, on occasion, neither the inside nor outside door handle will open the latch. If there is a fire, the driver has little chance of escaping the vehicle without injury. Also the door can open while driving and cause life threatening injuries.

- Bismarck, ND, USA

problem #1

Oct 012011

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 56,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that he cut his hand on the front driver side interior door handle. The contact noticed that the chrome was peeling off from both door handles on the driver's side. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to have the failure repaired. The contact also stated that the front sway bar end was loose because it was worn. The failure mileage was 56,000. Updated 11/17/11 updated 11/30/11

- New Lisbon, WI, USA

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