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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,546 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2010 Chevrolet Cobalt electrical problems

electrical problem

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2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Comments

problem #8

Jul 292014


  • 37,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the key was unable to be removed from the ignition. The contact received notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system) and NHTSA campaign number: 14V171000 (electrical system). The contact stated the dealer did not have the part available and were uncertain of when the parts would become available. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 37,000.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #7

May 222014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
Received a recall letter for 14113 replace ignition lock cylinder and ignition... called dealer nesmith GMC and told them about the problem with the car. They told me that it would take 2 to 4 weeks for them to get the parts. Well now it has been 2 months and still not fix. Called nesmith GMC and they told me that it will be a bit longer.. my wife and I do not liking driving car because of this problem.. we are in our 60's and we do have to drive car for doctors. Shopping and things like that.. thank you

- Jesup, GA, USA

problem #6

Jul 282013

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 56,000 miles
After having our new ignition switch about a week or so earlier, I went to drive our 2010 colbalt to a nearby town. On about June 28th or 29th, I was about halfway to the place I was going, my steering all of a sudden got harder to steer. I looked at the dashboard and saw the words power steering on it. So I took the car home and called a Chevrolet dealership and they said to bring the car in. We were informed that they, (dealership), had heard about a recall on the steering, but have not received any paperwork to be instructed to fix this as a recall item. I looked up possible recall list on the Chevrolet and the one I read is from March 31, 2014. Why is it taking so long for them to decide if it is a recall if there are other problems out there" are they waiting for somebody to be seriously injured before they make that decision" and our vehicle had just had the ignition switch put in a week or so earlier.

- Black River Falls, WI, USA

problem #5

Apr 042014


  • 55,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the ignition switch was replaced however, the old key continued to work in the new ignition switch. The dealers informed him that the old keys should not work. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 55,000.

- Coeburn, VA, USA

problem #4

Aug 102011

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 54,314 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the vehicle would recurring stall and the key could not be removed from the ignition switch. The contact would have to disconnect the battery in order to power off the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who advised that the tumbler would need replacing. The ignition switch failure was not diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The failure mileage was 54,314.

- Becker, MN, USA

problem #3

Jul 282012


  • 57,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that her key became stuck in the ignition, in the on position. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis who informed the contact that the failure was caused by normal wear and tear. The manufacturer was notified but offered no assistance. The vehicle was repaired. The failure and current mileages were 57,000.

- Bethlehem, PA, USA

problem #2

Oct 112011


  • 13,558 miles
The ignition and key stuck so I was unable to turn off the car.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #1

Nov 082010


  • 30,493 miles
2009 Chevy Cobalt key stuck in ignition. Went to turn my car off yesterday 11/8/2010 and the key wouldn't come out. Currently waiting to see exactly what the problem is from dealership.

- Florence , SC, USA

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