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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
90,140 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.

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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt electrical problems

electrical problem

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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 282016


  • 90,140 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the vehicle dashboard leaked water and the vehicle had an abnormal fuel odor. The failure occurred when the A/C and heater was activated. The contact stated that the check engine warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the vehicle had a crack fuel canister. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was also taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the vehicle had a cracked fuel pump. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 12V459000 (fuel system, gasoline) however, the VIN was not included. The failure mileage was approximately 90,140.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

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