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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 1
Average Mileage:
37,290 miles

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2009 Chevrolet Cobalt electrical problems

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2009 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Comments (Page 2 of 6)

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problem #92

Nov 182014

Cobalt

  • 130,000 miles

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

My 2009 Chevy Cobalt is part of the recall affecting the ignition system, I have waited for months for the part to become available and finally received a notice stating the local dealership had the part. I contacted them to set up a date to drop it off only to be informed that they did not have the part. According to GM's CEO the parts would all be available by the end of October. I feel like I am getting a huge run around from GM in getting this vehicle repaired and need some help getting this finally handled.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

problem #91

Nov 032014

Cobalt

  • miles
I have received a recall on my car that I did get fixed and after the fact my car key was locked in the ignition twice after this service was completed.. I really don't want a Chevy any longer.. have had to may problems.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #90

Oct 212014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
I was on my way home and it was raining on the expressway but by the time I got to the city I live it had stop. I was exiting the expressway and was turning a left on the street I live on. I had made my turn at about 30 mph and after I had made my turn the car was straight for awhile then all the sudden the car acted up and the steering wheel or the wheels or something happen that made my car make a sharp U-turn going in front of ongoing traffic. My car went straight in front of a car and she didn't have time to stop so she hit me and we both went onto the island. I have no idea what happened but luckily we were both going slow that none of us were hurt but our cars were in bad conditions. I'm looking at 3,000 damage on my car, and probably 4,000 damage to her car. I want to say it was bc of the rain, but the road wasn't wet and I just got new tires and just got a oil change. I maintain my car very well so I have no idea why that would happen.

- Edinburg, TX, USA

problem #89

Sep 272014

Cobalt

  • 58,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the key failed to turn in the ignition, preventing the vehicle from starting. The contact stated the vehicle was serviced under recall NHTSA campaign number: 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system) and NHTSA campaign number: 14V171000 (electrical system). Both the dealer and the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 58,000.

- Evans , GA, USA

problem #88

Sep 222014

Cobalt

  • 64,110 miles
Vehicle would not start, took it to dealership for service, and was told it was the fuel pump. 2 hours later, got a call that the module harness had to be replaced also because the connection it made to the fuel pump had burned out and fused itself to the fuel pump. The service tech stated this was a very unsafe situation, due to the fact that the exposed electrical connection inside the fuel tank had melted, and if we had been low on fuel, there could have been a fire.

- New Castle, DE, USA

problem #87

Sep 152014

Cobalt

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact received recall notifications for NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system) and 14V171000 (electrical system). The parts needed to repair the vehicle were unavailable. The dealer was uncertain when the parts would become available. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Boerne, TX, USA

problem #86

Aug 292014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 53,000 miles

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

I have already had the recall service performed on my 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt, but the ignition switch problem still persists after having the recall service performed. There's the possibility that a safety hazard to the american public still exists if there are cases similar to mine. The vehicle ignition was inadvertently switched to the "off" position while I was getting onto a highway. I was shifting my hips to adjust my seating position, and my knee bumped into my keychain and caused the ignition to switch to the "off" position. I lost speed control and power steering, but I was luckily able to move to the shoulder of the highway, shift into "park", and re-start the vehicle. This event happened within 48 hours of me having the recall service performed at a Chevrolet dealership.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #85

Aug 302014

Cobalt

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired according to NHTSA campaign number: 14V171000 (electrical system), but the failure was not remedied. The dealer replaced the ignition switch and provided the contact with a new set of keys. While driving approximately 20 mph, the vehicle jerked and stalled. The check engine and service traction indicators illuminated during the failure. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Staten Island , NY, USA

problem #84

Feb 122014

Cobalt

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V171000 (electrical system) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #83

Jul 242014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • miles
2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch recall. The consumer stated the ignition would not turn off and the key could not be removed. It was determined the ignition switch needed to be replaced. However, the parts were not available.

- Sackets Harbor, NY, USA

problem #82

Jul 182014

Cobalt

  • 96,800 miles

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

The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced intermittent electrical shorts and the temperature controls and power windows failed to work properly. The contact was unable to use the controls for the air conditioner and heater. In addition, the contact was unable to start the vehicle on several occasions. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer who diagnosed that the fuel pump and sending unit needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 12V459000 (fuel system, gasoline). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 96,800.

- Blaine, MN, USA

problem #81

Jun 012014

Cobalt

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V171000 (electrical system). The contact stated that the part needed for the repair was unavailable. The VIN was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Calexico, CA, USA

problem #80

Apr 082014

Cobalt

  • 29,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the engine was running while the key was out of the ignition, the vehicle was in park and the vehicle rolled away. The contact had received two notifications for NHTSA campaign number: 14V171000 (electrical system) and NHTSA campaign number: 10V073000(steering) however, the parts were not available. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 29,000.

- Burton, SC, USA

problem #79

Jun 102014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • miles
2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle ignition switch recall issues. The consumer received a recall notice and took the vehicle to the dealer as directed. The dealer informed her, the original key fob was broken and she would need to purchase a new for 4120 and pay $45 to have it re-programmed. The consumer stated the dealer damaged the steering post, when they replaced the ignition switch.

- Onawa, IA, USA

problem #78

Aug 112014

Cobalt

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact received recall notices for NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system) and 14V171000 (electrical system); however, the parts needed for the repair were unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Unionville, CT, USA

problem #77

May 032014

Cobalt

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14E021000 (ignition switch) however, the part was not available to repair the vehicle under the recall. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Silva, NC, USA

problem #76

May 262014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
GM dealer was contacted with recall information on this vehicle in last week of May 2014. We were advised that the part would be ordered, we would be put on a waiting list, and then called when the repair was scheduled. Two months have now passed with no idea from the dealer when parts will arrive or when this safety issue will be corrected. I feel like I am sitting on a ticking time bomb every time I drive this car and that GM isn't really that concerned with this safety issue. What's more important to me is that this is my daughter's car and my safety with this vehicle is not near as important at that of one I love very dearly. It is really unacceptable that GM would drag their feet on this safety issue and not be responsive in the determination of when this ignition recall will be fixed.

- Lenexa, KS, USA

problem #75

Mar 012014

Cobalt

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V171000 (electrical system); however, the part needed for the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was notified. The VIN was unavailable. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #74

Mar 012014

Cobalt

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign id number:14E021000 (ignition switch) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The VIN was not available. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Groveport , OH, USA

problem #73

Jul 182014

Cobalt

  • 69,333 miles
I bought the car used with approx. 43,000 miles in 2010, and paid for extended warranty, but didn't test all functions of power windows, only the driver side window worked. I was unaware of this for months because I seldom have others in my car. On July 18th 2014, the drivers window would not work. I had complained about the other windows, but though I might have problems with safety locks.I had already called about the recall that I saw on tv, and was told that part was not at dealers, and would be called when they got the parts. I was told I would be charged for any repairs to windows as my extra warranty had expired. I thought warranty was for 90,000 miles, I did talk to manager, and told him I had C/O numerous times about the 3 non working windows.at the same time drivers window quit, the light on odometer quit working.I did have car to jump, and keep running after turning off car, they did fix with ignition kit. Continued to call to see if recalled part was in and was told I could pay for exam on windows on windows at the same time.

- Amarillo, TX, USA

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