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2010 Chevrolet Cobalt electrical NHTSA complaints: Electrical System

NHTSA — Electrical System Problems

2010 Chevrolet Cobalt (Page 1 of 4)

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,047 miles

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2010 Chevrolet Cobalt electrical problems

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2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Comments (Page 1 of 4)

problem #73

Dec 042014

Cobalt

  • 72,792 miles

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

Driving on the highway at 60 mph when all electrical dashboard went down. First light to come on the the vehicle was the security system light which was explained to me that your car is suppose to shut down if stolen then it went off after a few minutes. Once that light went off then the vehicle ABS, traction control lights came on and the vehicle could not pick up speed nor drove properly or safely. The vehicle cruise control also went off. Power steering light came on too. The vehicle lost power for ABS, traction control, cruise control and power steering. Once pulled over on side of the road the check engine light came on too. Tried to start driving the vehicle again to get it off the highway vehicle was difficult to drive couldn't reach speed very slow - did not drive properly. Safely pulled over again and shut vehicle off. Check engine light and other lights on dash stayed on. Could not get key out of ignition it stayed in the 2nd switch stuck (not running). Tow truck driver had to come and tow because vehicle wouldn't start nor would the key come out. Finally tow truck driver was able to get the key out of the ignition and towed it to a shop. Next day shop turned on the vehicle and could not find anything wrong. Dealer could not find anything wrong with electrical panel. Ran numerous test on vehicle including dealer driving vehicle and still nothing could be found. They say they can't fix anything because nothing is wrong with my car. Obviously there is something wrong with Chevrolet vehicles and the electrical panels going down in which I lost all cruise control, traction control, ABS, electronic stability control and panic braking assist operation. Thankfully I was not in an accident and was able to pull off the highway safely.

- Ashburn, VA, USA

problem #72

Oct 142014

Cobalt

  • miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact received recall notifications for NHTSA campaign number: 14V047000 (electrical system) and NHTSA campaign number: 14V171000 (electrical system). The part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #71

Apr 132013

Cobalt

  • 22,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the vehicle was recently repaired under recall NHTSA campaign id number: 14E021000 (electrical). The failure recurred as the contact was leaving the dealer. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer. Technician stated that the ignition switch needed to be replaced but since the vehicle had already been repaired under the recall the manufacturer was no longer responsible for the repairs. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 22,000.

- Garrison, KY, USA

problem #70

Sep 032014

Cobalt

  • 45,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the drain tube for the air conditioner became clogged and caused water to leak onto the passenger side floorboard. The leak caused multiple fuses to blow out and electrical failures. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that the tube needed to be cleaned. The vehicle was repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 45,000.

- Kanas City, MO, USA

problem #69

Jul 212014

Cobalt

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled multiple times and the power steering failed intermittently. The key was unable to turn from off to on in order to start the vehicle and the service traction low engine power indicator illuminated. The dealer repaired the vehicle according to NHTSA campaign number: 14V153000 (steering) and replaced the fuel pressure gauge switch; however, the failures recurred. The vehicle was also included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V171000 (electrical system). After waiting weeks for the parts to arrive, the vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The key was difficult to adjust and remove from the ignition after the recall repair was performed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000.

- Winter Harbor , ME, USA

problem #68

Aug 172014

Cobalt

  • 15,460 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that while traveling at 50 mph, the vehicle was violently jerking forward, there was a loss of power, and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was previously repaired under NHTSA campaign id number: 14E021000 (electrical) but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 15,460.

- Plymouth, PA, USA

problem #67

Jun 182014

Cobalt

  • 68,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start after numerous attempts. In addition, the vehicle stalled on three occasions. The vehicle was able to restart on several occasions. The vehicle was previously repaired under NHTSA campaign id number: 14V171000 (electrical system). The failure occurred after the vehicle was repaired under the recall. The vehicle was not repaired for the initial failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 68,000.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #66

Apr 012014

Cobalt

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The failure occurred intermittently. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 14V171000 (electrical system), NHTSA campaign number: 14V153000 (steering), and NHTSA campaign number: 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system) exceeded a reasonable amount of time for repairs. The dealer stated that the parts were not available. The manufacturer was not made aware of the delay. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 50,000.

- Montebello, CA, USA

problem #65

Mar 122014

Cobalt

  • miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system); however, the part needed for the repair was unavailable. The dealer did not know when the part would arrive. The manufacturer was notified. The VIN was unavailable. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Mcdonough, GA, USA

problem #64

Jul 292014

Cobalt

  • 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 #63

Jun 012013

Cobalt

  • 60,000 miles

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

The check engine light has been on continuously for the past year. Multiple diagnostic test have pointed to a coil pack or spark plug misfire prompting a replacement. Each time the coil pack or spark plugs are replaced, the check engine light goes off and within the span of a few hours or the next day the light comes back on again. I take the vehicle back in for another diagnostic and the same code pops up again. There is a continuous misfire which cause the car to loose the ability to accelerate or cause the vehicle to shake violently while driving. The A/C increases the chances of these occurrences. At the last check the mechanic finally told me that there must be an electrical problem because he keeps getting the same code and they have replaced it too many times for it to still be the same problem. It was suggested to me that this problem may be a manufacture defect. I looked into it and have found similar complaints from other Cobalt owners.

- Hawthorne, CA, USA

problem #62

Jul 252014

Cobalt

  • miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that while driving approximately at 30 mph, the engine stalled without warning. In addition, the brakes were depressed the vehicle failed to respond causing the contact to crash into the rear end of another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy and there were no injuries reported. A police report was filed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact stated that the VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14E021000 (ignition switch). The failure mileage was unknown.

- Arvada, CO, USA

problem #61

May 012014

Cobalt

  • miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact received NHTSA campaign id number: 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system). The contact stated that the repair exceeded a reasonable amount of time. The dealer stated that the part was not available. The contact did not experience a failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue.

- Newark, DE, USA

problem #60

Apr 012014

Cobalt

  • miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system), NHTSA campaign number: 14V153000 (steering) and NHTSA campaign number: 14V171000 (electrical system) exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The dealer stated that the parts were unavailable for repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the delay. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Saginaw, MI, USA

problem #59

Mar 032013

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • miles
2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. Consumer writes in regards to defective ignition & start switch recall notice. The consumer stated he son was driving, when the accident occurred. According to an eye witness, her son was not driving erratically, and he did not make any sudden moves, when all of a sudden he crashed into a guardrail, and the vehicle began spinning. He slammed on the brakes, and he hit the guardrail again. The consumer believed the accident, was a result of a manufacturing defect.

- Oneonta, AL, USA

problem #58

Jun 232014

Cobalt

  • 81,420 miles
While driving my 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt home after leaving work, I was entering onto the thruway when my check engine light activated, my dashboard reader said, "engine power reduced", the car then lost acceleration, started to buck and shake. I quickly pulled to the side of the road and let the car sit for 15 minutes. Upon start up, I put the car into drive, it bucked into gear and I proceeded with caution not doing more than 30-35 mph. I went to advanced auto parts and ran their free obdii diagnostic reader. The code that came back was PO641 - engine control module - port #3. the check engine light cleared out after 2 days. The car runs fine now. Very concerned though.

- Glenville, NY, USA

problem #57

Jun 022014

Cobalt

  • miles
2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch, power steering recall notices and seat belt problems.. the consumer the seat belt would not fastened. She had to drive home, without wearing her seat belt.

- Merrimack, NH, USA

problem #56

Jun 022014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • miles
2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch replaced in vehicle. The consumer stated the ignition switch was replaced a year ago, because the tumbler broke inside the ignition and she was unable to turn the engine off. The consumer has since traded the vehicle.

- Caro, MI, USA

problem #55

Jun 012014

Cobalt

  • miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that after parking the vehicle, the key became stuck in the ignition and the vehicle to be unable to be shut off. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #54

Jun 022014

Cobalt 4-cyl Diesel

  • miles
2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. Consumer writes in regards to issues with ignition switch recall parts no longer manufactured.

- Fenton, MO, USA

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