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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,516 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.

2008 Chevrolet Cobalt engine problems

engine problem

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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 042011


  • 49,033 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated while driving 70 mph the vehicle stalled. After several attempts, the contact was able to restart the vehicle. The dealer stated that they would not be able to duplicate the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 49,033.

- Winter Haven , FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 092010


  • 6,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt. While the contact was driving 30 mph she heard a popping sound followed by white smoke coming from the engine. The vehicle was taken to the dealership where the contact was informed that the engine exploded and needed to be replaced. There were no prior warnings. The current and failure mileages were 6000.

- Wavelend, MS, USA

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