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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,700 miles

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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 122011

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 69,700 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact was driving 65 mph when the vehicle began to shake uncontrollable. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who replaced the struts, control arm, bushings axle, cv joints, sway bar bushings, brake pads, and the rotors but to no avail. The manufacturer was notified of the failure who advised that because the contact purchased the vehicle used, they could not offer any assistance. The failure mileage was 69,700....updated 01/31/12 the axle seal was replaced, due to the vehicle leaking transmission fluid. There was a noise coming from the steering shaft. Updated 02/03/12

- Germantown, MD, USA

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