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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

electrical problem

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2009 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Comments (Page 3 of 6)

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problem #72

Jun 022014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 3,859 miles

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

I could not remove the key from the ignition when the ignition was not on the "off" position. I took the car to carmax and they told me it was a recall from Chevrolet. Chevrolet fixed it, but years after the fact Chevrolet contacted me again saying that the parts that they replaced were used parts that I need it to take it back to the dealer. I called again my closest Chevrolet ( van Chevrolet kcmo) dealer and I was told that the parts need to be order and that it may take up to 2 months. Meanwhile now there is another problem in the car the theft lock system got turn on by itself. My car does not want to start normally. I called the dealer and they said that they are going to wait until the other part shows up to fix it. This is very frustrating and Chevrolet do not care about people's safety. Why are they taking so long to fix the recall on my car? I am almost sure that the computer system in the car has big problems too. Help please.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #71

Jun 262014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 97,000 miles
While I was driving down my street, my car started shaking & my engine, oil & traction service lights came on. The engine service power detector came on my dashboard. I had to miss work & called the dealership & informed the mechanic of the problem. He asked me to drive it in. I informed him that I didn't feel safe driving on the streets or the highway. The mechanic offered for me to use their towing company but they charge. I informed them that I have towing service. The car was towed that day & on Friday, I received a call; while I was at work from the mechanic stating that they checked the car out & the front throttle body had to be replaced due to a sensor being faulty. The cost of repairs would be $575. I just purchased this car on 4/19/14 from jim trenary in O'fallon mo & 3 weeks later, I had to have it towed to the dealership for the accelerator pedal failing. The dealership did pay for that expense but not this one because the electrical problem isn't covered under the power train warranty. I feel like they are trying to get over on me because I am a woman & don't know much about cars. I called to see if they could try to fix it for less but was informed that the throttle body needed to be replaced in order for the sensor to be put in. I have to still pay the note every month on a vehicle that was assured at the time of the sale was safe & would have any problems because it was taken care of including the replacement of the power switch ignition. I sent a text to my salesman asking to be put in another vehicle but to my dismay, he informed me that I can't trade out of my vehicle for 18-24 months. I feel like I shouldn't have to pay the $575 & the mechanic is trying to get over because I am a woman. I informed the mechanic that I can't afford to pay the $575 because I don't make that much & have other bills to take care of. I bought that car for reliability.

- St. Louis, MO, USA

problem #70

Apr 062014

Cobalt

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V171000 (electrical system) and 14E021000 (aftermarket replacement ignition switch). The parts for the repairs were unavailable and the dealer stated that the parts would arrive within six to eight weeks. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Farmington Hills, MI, USA

problem #69

Apr 082014

Cobalt

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign id number 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system). However, the part to do the repairs was unavailable. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Moore, OK, USA

problem #68

Apr 082014

Cobalt

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact received a recall notification under NHTSA campaign id number 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system) however, the part to do the repairs was unavailable. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Moore, OK, USA

problem #67

Aug 082013

Cobalt

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. While driving approximately 30 mph, the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to be restarted and resumed normal operation. The failure occurred immediately after the vehicle was serviced for NHTSA campaign number: 14V047000 (air bag, electrical system). The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000.

- Clarksville, IN, USA

problem #66

Jun 202014

Cobalt

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contacts VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14E021000 (electrical system). The contact was informed that it would take 6-8 weeks for parts to become available and the contact was concerned of the safety risks involved in the defect that could not be immediately resolved. There were no failures. Updated 08/19/14

- Pikeville, KY, USA

problem #65

Jun 022014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • miles
2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. Consumer writes in regards to recall notice problems. The consumer stated the dealer kept telling him, it would be a few more weeks. The parts are still not available. Updated 09/24/14.

- Champlin, MN, USA

problem #64

Feb 172014

Cobalt

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact received the notification for recall NHTSA campaign id number 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system). The contact stated that the repair was not taken care of in a reasonable amount of time. The dealer indicated parts were not available. Contact had not experienced a failure. The manufacturer has not been contacted. Pam

- Madison , IN, USA

problem #63

Jun 022014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • miles
2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch and several other problems with vehicle. The consumer the vehicle was taken to the dealer, several times. Three times, for the ignition. The steering module, struts, and control arms were replace. The drive train was in the process of failing.

- Duncan Falls, OH, USA

problem #62

Apr 012014

Cobalt

  • miles

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

2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. Consumer writes in regards to ignition key problems. The consumer stated last year, she couldn't get the key out of the ignition. The dealer removed the key from the ignition and replaced a part. In April 2014, she experienced the same failure and the vehicle wouldn't start.

- Halifax, VA, USA

problem #61

Jun 022014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • miles
Submission from constituent re 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt recall notice. The consumer stated it has been several weeks, and she has not heard back from the dealer.

- Saint Paul, VA, USA

problem #60

Nov 152012

Cobalt

  • miles
This car was repaired and I was repaid by GM and the car was traded in at diane sauer Chevrolet dealer, Warren, Ohio. Therefore I no longer own this car.

- Niles, OH, USA

problem #59

May 012014

Cobalt

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact received NHTSA recall campaign id numbers 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system) and 14V171000 (electrical system); however, the contact was unable to have the vehicle serviced under the recall because the parts were unavailable. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. There were no failures. Updated 8/11/14

- Lincoln, NE, USA

problem #58

Nov 132013

Cobalt

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign id number: 14V04700 (air bags, electrical system) and NHTSA campaign id number: 14V17100 (electrical system). The contact stated that the parts were not available for the repairs. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Washington, PA, USA

problem #57

Apr 072014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V171000 (electrical system) and 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system) had exceeded the reasonable amount of time for repair. The dealer stated the parts were not available. The manufacturer was made aware of the delay. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact stated that the ignition switch was loose. The failure mileage was unknown. Updated 09/15/14

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #56

Apr 072014

Cobalt

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact received the recall notification for NHTSA campaign id number: 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system). The contact stated that the repair had exceeded a reasonable amount of time. The dealer informed that parts were not available. The contact had not experienced a failure. The manufacturer was notified of the delay.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #55

Nov 032012

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 52,685 miles
Deer hit car was very dark 7 am witness called 911 jackson twp police came car had to be towed front end of car all smashed air bag did not go off I was hysterical god sent me an angel that morning witness stayed with me until police came police called for tow truck & made report total cost of repairs over $6,000 thought car would be totaled I have copy of all repairs done.

- Ellwood City, PA, USA

problem #54

Mar 182014

Cobalt

  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the ignition switch failed to turn. The failure occurred on two occasions. The contact received two recall notifications for NHTSA campaign id number: 14V171000 (electrical system) and NHTSA campaign id number: 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system). The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the remedy was unable to be performed due to the part not being available. The manufacturer was notified of the delay. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 55,000.

- Shakopee, MN, USA

problem #53

May 142014

Cobalt

  • miles
I was driving and had to pull to the side of the road because the lights kept on going from dim to bright and the automatic lights kept on switching up and down real fast and the car just lost its powersteering there is a strong smell of gas coming from the car and when I put gas in it takes a few minutes to actually crank back up. Im afraid while driving fast the electric problems will cause serious harm. There was a recent recall on this model and all the problems I stated and I need them fixed.

- Tyler, TX, USA

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