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4.2

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,715 miles

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2009 Chevrolet Cobalt steering problems

steering problem

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2009 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 192014

Cobalt

  • 0 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 of NHTSA campaign number: 10V073000 (electric power steering). The contact stated that the proper recall repairs were not completed on the vehicle. The contact stated that on the dealers invoice indicated that the power steering motor was replaced and not the electric power steering motor. The dealer stated that the column kit needed to be replaced in order for the power steering motor to operate correctly. The contact did not experience a failure.

- Saluda, SC, USA

problem #3

Oct 142010

Cobalt

  • 38,859 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the vehicle began to vibrate and veer to the right. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the steering column needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 38,859 and the current mileage was 100,000.

- Cleveland, TN, USA

problem #2

Sep 022012

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that while traveling 35 mph, the power steering assist failed. The check engine warning light was illuminated prior to the failure. The failure occurred one month after repairs were made to the vehicle under NHTSA campaign id number : 10V073000 (steering:electric power assist system). The vehicle was taken the dealer who confirmed that the steering column needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired and the VIN was unavailable. The failure and current mileages were 68,000. Updated 11/29/12 the consumer stated that when turning the wheel the steering would stick. It made a squeaking around in the steering wheel. The vehicle was repaired. Updated 12/10/2012

- Parker Lake, KY, USA

problem #1

Aug 282009

Cobalt

  • 4,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. While driving 35 mph the contact noticed that the steering wheel was making a clanking sound. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the steering column and steering shaft were replaced. There were no prior warnings. The failure mileage was 4000 and the current mileage was 11000.

- Cumbola, PA, USA

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