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2.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,865 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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2009 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 072015

Cobalt

  • 55,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. While driving at approximately 50 mph, the two doors unlocked independently. The contact did not specify which two doors experienced the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 55,000. The VIN was not available.

- Bonham, TX, USA

problem #4

Apr 152013

Cobalt

  • 121,500 miles
Power door locks are defective. My Cobalt locks go up and down by themselves the switches or fob will work. By doing some research online hundreds of people seem to have this problem. It is defective and General Motors should issue a recall about this.

- Mineral Ridge, OH, USA

problem #3

May 282011

Cobalt

  • miles
I went to shut off my car Saturday night, May 28th and was unable to remove key had to remove battery cable to shut car off. Dealer familiar with problem. Apparently at least 200$ solution. This has happened to other folks also.

- Gays Mills, WI, USA

problem #2

Jan 312011

Cobalt

  • 6,325 miles
The battery continues to die and it causes the default factory alarm to lock the car. The keys are always getting stuck in the ignition. Right now im locked out the vehicle. The extra key can't unlock the doors (cant override the alarm lock).

- West Memphsi, AR, USA

problem #1

Sep 212010

Cobalt

  • 61,500 miles
2009 Chevy Cobalt. Over past 6 months, on a couple of occasions: Ignition switch would not turn off. I had to select ign switch on/off several times before engine would switch off and I could remove key. Sept 21 parked at hotel to check in. Returned to car- started normally. I parked car at room ignition switch would not turn off. Key jammed in ignition. I had to disconnect battery to shut off car. Upon return home car taken to dealer-ignition switch, collar and key removed/replaced. Dealer service mgr stated had several of these and mechanic familiar with replacement. I had a 2006 Chevy Cobalt that ign switch started to do same thing, but car was total loss accident before I could take to dealer. I think this is a fire/safety defect.

- Port Saint Lucie, FL, USA

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