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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,642 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 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Comments

problem #7

May 262016

Cobalt

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

At 3:30am, the front passenger side douglas performance GT-H tire 195/60R15 88H tire spontaneously exploded while sitting in my garage. It bent the metal frame around the wheel well, blew the headlight out completely, and caused damage to the interior of the wheel well.

- Springboro, OH, USA

problem #6

Jan 152016

Cobalt

  • 110,000 miles
My fuel pump was leaking, so we had the fuel pump replaced and now the air conditioning/heater/defrost systems no longer work. We've had to replace the steering column, the fuel injection, and a leaking front windshield twice.also the fuel switch. Now the car somewhat stalls when trying to start.

- Copperas Cove, TX, USA

problem #5

Jul 312015

Cobalt

  • 151,565 miles
Wheels- the control arm bushings wear tremendously and rattle making the steering wheel shake uncontrollably. Steering- the steering wheel has a ton of "play" before it engages in a turn. Brakes- the rear drums and shoes wear excessively fast causing severe deterioration and grinding.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #4

Mar 102014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 58,776 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Left front wheel bearing failure. Very dangerous !!!

- Fridley, MN, USA

problem #3

Feb 212011

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 68,180 miles
On February 21th, 2011, I was driving on the I-95 expressway. Suddenly, I lost the control of my car which was hit by another car driven by [xxx] (case # [xxx]). on June seventh, 2010, my wife had similar accident with her 2006 Chevy Cobalt. The fact that both crashes were so similar made dubious about our responsibility on them. I asked to inspect my vehicle twice (3/25/11 and 4/9/11), but inspectors said that my car was ok. On December 12, 2011 I presented a complaint to F. H.S. M. V. D. M. S. (complaint #[xxx]), on December 16, 2011 its answer was; your complaints do not fall within its jurisdiction. Dejected, I did not forward any more action. I have just received from GM a warning about a defect which relates to motor vehicles safety exists in 2005-2007 model year (my) Chevrolet Cobalt, then I read on tv news, and internet, that GM issued that it's possible that the air bags might not deploy if there is an accident. In this moment we realized that both the 2006 and 2008 Chevy Cobalt air bags did not deploy, regardless both vehicles crashes were on front bumper allstate insurance paid the amount of $6440.58 to repair my car. We have received a significant amount of letters from lawyers and allstate insurance dealing with injures damages and monetary compensation. Allstate paid to Mr. Sentmanat the sum of $10 000, consequently our allstate insurance premium was raised substantially. This entire situation had caused stress, economic problems and lack of confidence in both my wife I. because both crashes happened in the afternoon rush hour, I-95 traffic was crowded and slow, but in other conditions and as consequence of air bag malfunction my wife and might have died. For the reasons explaining above I, the writer, demand from GM a monetary compensation for the psychological, legal, and monetary problems caused by my car malfunction. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- North Miami Beach, FL, USA

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problem #2

Dec 272012

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 7,972 miles
The control arm bushings had to be replaced with less than 8000 miles on the car. They went so bad the car swerved and clanked and chattered when the brakes were applied. Less than 8000 miles on the car"?? this is a joke. I see on the internet a lot of people with same complaints. Why no recall"

- Harwinton, CT, USA

problem #1

Nov 222011

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • miles
Unable to maintain control of steering, wheel control or braking.

- Memphis, TN, USA

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