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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
14 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
11 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,284 miles

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2009 Chevrolet Cobalt seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2009 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #25

Sep 102014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 88,464 miles

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

Vehicle has service air bag light on, light goes off and on, has been doing this at all speeds, but never stays on for more than a minute. Car had this light on when I purchased this car from a Dodge dealer in Dec.2011, and they said that they repaired it, but it was not reported in detail to GM warranty service, so they lied. Now car needs air bag repairs, not covered by any warranty, and it will cost over $900, and car only has 88,464 miles on it. This was told to me by a Chevrolet dealer who is doing the ignition switch recall for my car. I don't have that kind of money, as I'm still making car loan payments for the next 4 years. I think this is awful, air bags and sensors should last longer than 88,464 miles. My 1997 Saturn never had air bag problems, and it ran until 297,336 miles. Awful, too expensive to repair!!!!!, no assistance with paying for airbag repair, and can't sell car unless it is repaired. The Dodge dealer who sold me the car should be held liable, as they did work to get the service air bag light off, when I purchased the car from them. They hid the information from me, when I purchased the car. Air bags do not need ongoing service.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #24

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 #23

Apr 082014

Cobalt

  • miles
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 #22

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 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 #21

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

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problem #20

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 #19

Feb 172014

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 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 #18

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 #17

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 #16

Feb 082012

Cobalt

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that he was crashed into from the rear and the air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The contact was injured and required medical attention. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was unknown.

- Lake Wood, OH, USA

problem #15

Apr 072014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 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 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 #14

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 #13

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 #12

Dec 242013

Cobalt

  • 105,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the driver was traveling approximately 25 mph and drove over a patch of ice. The driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a guard rail and an embankment. The driver's side door then opened independently and caused the driver to be thrown from the vehicle while secured in the seat belt. The air bags failed to deploy. The driver was air lifted to the hospital and treated for a brain injury. A police report was filed of the incident. The vehicle was destroyed. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system) but did not confirm if the vehicle was included in the recall campaign. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 105,000.

- Given, WV, USA

problem #11

May 012014

Cobalt

  • miles
2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. Consumer writes in regards to defective ignition recall. Consumer has different vehicle complaint in artemis.

- Battle Ground, WA, USA

problem #10

May 022014

Cobalt

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325xi. The contact stated that the air bag sensor would remain illuminated. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 13V564000 (air bags) however, the contact stated that the vehicle experiecned the same failure as listed in the recall. The vehicle was scheduled to be inspected, diagnosed and repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 112,000.

- Alliance , OH, USA

problem #9

Mar 012014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 63,000 miles
Intermittently, my air bag warning light comes on, and in the message center on my dash board, the message "service air bag" is seen. It is intermittent and is happening more often, sometimes up to 5 times in a 20 mile drive. Speed does not seem to make a difference as it happens when I am stopped, and at any speed. Road conditions also do not seem to have an effect as it happens in snow, rain, dry, bumpy or smooth roads. I have physically called GM to report this as well. I am taking my vehicle to my local dealer to be checked as I was told it is probably a "bad connection" which is scary. Bad connection as in they won't go off when I need them, or bad connection as in they can go off while driving.

- De Pere, WI, USA

problem #8

Feb 182014

Cobalt

  • 44,363 miles
I was traveling on highway in the middle lane at app. 60 mph when without warning, swerving, hitting a bump or having an accident, we heard a loud bang and the front and back passenger curtain airbag deployed hitting my passenger in the right side of his head. I looked down at the warning panel on the dash which stated...service airbag after the incident occurred.....I was thankful that I did not loose control of the car at the time or this incident.....also very thankful that I did not have one of my grandchildren in the back seat or they would have been hit by this airbag......ages 11 years and 16 months!!!!!!!! my passenger was not injured....just some soreness of his face and ear. My car was taken to the dealership the next morning where GM was notified. There was an investigation and inspection by GM and my car was repaired at no cost to me. During the 30 days that the dealership had my car I was in direct contact with a GM customer service rep. Who kept me up to date on repairs and assured me that the other airbags were also checked. I repeatedly did ask if there would be a recall due to this incident but was told there would be no recall at this time since this was an unusual occurrence.

- Delray Beach, FL, USA

problem #7

Feb 252014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • miles
As I was pulling into the garage I always look to see exactly where I should stop. As I stepped on the gas pedal to pull up a little bit more the car accelerated and would not stop when I stepped on the brake and went into my son's tool box and if it wasn't there would of gone through the dining room wall out the other side. As it was the tool box went into the wall. The air bags did not deploy and the windshield wipers kept on go as full speed, the tires were spinning and there were skid marks on the floor. The brakes went down to the floor. The garage was full of smoke from the tires that is how fast the car was going. I had trouble shutting off the car.

- Monroe Twp., NJ, USA

problem #6

May 132013

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated while driving approximately 40 mph, the brake pedal was engaged and the vehicle continued to accelerate. The contact crashed into another vehicle. The contact suffered an injury to his neck. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The vehicle sustained damage to the front driver's side bumper and was towed to an independent mechanic. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 85,000. Updated 12/23/13

- Hurlock, MD, USA

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