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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
24 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
24 / 3
Average Mileage:
50,588 miles

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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #3

Nov 182010

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 57,000 miles


While heading South on 8 mile road in cincinnati, Ohio. My car went out of control. When the car landed against the guard rail I was heading North. This is the second accident this year with this car. First one was Feb.2010 ODI #10307249. I was going about 35 mph, it had stopped raining and the street was still a little wet. The recall of the steering motor, had been replaced. My concern now the none of the air bags deployed. The car will more than likely be totaled. Which would be a good idea to get this lemon off the road.

- New Richmond, OH, USA

problem #2

Aug 242010


  • 56,000 miles
The contact owned a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph she drove over a patch of gravel and the vehicle rolled over three times from one end to the other. The contact was taken to the hospital by ambulance and suffered neck injuries, abrasions, lacerations, including a fractured vertebrae. The contact stated that the air bags did not deploy. The vehicle was totally destroyed. The police responded to the crash and filed a police report. Chevrolet was not contacted. The failure mileage was approximately 56,000. The VIN was unknown.

- Hillsborough, IL, USA

problem #1

Mar 132008


  • miles
I was driving a 2008 Chevy Cobalt lt at about 30mph on a sunny and beautiful day when for no reason at all the drivers side, passengers front, passengers side, and both rear passenger airbags deployed. I brought the car to a secure stop. There was no warning that this was going to happen. The airbag indicator light did not light up, nor did an alarm go off telling me that there was something wrong. General Motors has done an investigation and has refused to release the reason that the airbags deployed.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

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