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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,500 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.

2009 Chevrolet Cobalt brakes problems

brakes problem

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2009 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 052016


  • 61,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. While driving various speeds, the instrument panel gauges fluctuated and the power steering failed. The low fuel, service traction, power steering, and check engine warning indicators illuminated. The contact was able to pull the vehicle over, shut it off, and restart it on the first attempt. However, the failed recurred. The vehicle was operable again after being parked for hours. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but the failure could not be duplicated. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 61,000.

- Ridge, NY, USA

problem #1

Oct 212010


  • 42,000 miles
The service traction light came on my 2009 Cobalt lt, and then would go off after stopping the engine and starting again. Then the other day did it again and the service engine light came on. Then a few days later both lights were off. I think there is something wrong with these cars, and they need fixed!

- Raymond , IL, USA

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