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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
82,691 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2010 Chevrolet Cobalt fuel system problems

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2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Comments

problem #7

Sep 192016


  • 107,000 miles


After smelling a strong smell of gasoline while driving on the interstate, I pulled my car over and noticed a huge puddle of gasoline on the ground and still steadily pouring out. I immediately drove it home and parked it and took photos and a video of the defect. I had lost over half a tank of gasoline in just 30 minutes. With this fuel pump leak being near the exhaust, a high probability of explosion can happen and has happened to other models of this vehicle, different model year. I have seen that the Chevrolet Cobalt 2007-2009 have been recalled due to fuel pump leaks, but the 2010 has suspiciously been left off of the recall.

- Front Royal, VA, USA

problem #6

Mar 022016


  • miles
Rear brakes making lots of noise, and are crap. This car should have alot more recalls. Stop letting GM screw us hard working people! my car is moving when I hear the noises, my brake pads are new so this is not the problem.

- Angola, IN, USA

problem #5

Aug 152014


  • 164,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that while in park, the vehicle failed to start. In addition, the contact noticed strong fuel fumes emitting from the inner part of the vehicle. The service air bags was displayed across the message board. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The vehicle was diagnosed but the contact was unsure about what part needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 164,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Lafayette, TN, USA

problem #4

Jul 062015


  • 94,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the vehicle would not start. An independent mechanic inspected the vehicle. The mechanic stated that the connection to the fuel pump was melted. As a result the fuel tank was removed. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 94,000.

- Lemon Cove, CA, USA

problem #3

Sep 222014


  • 47,000 miles
Fuel leak next to rear passenger tire.

- Champaign, IL, USA

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problem #2

Apr 052014


  • 104,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the power steering warning light illuminated. The contact also stated that the steering was extremely rough and force had to be applied due to an intermittent strong vibration from the steering wheel. In addition, the fuel warning light illuminated intermittently when the vehicle had a full tank of fuel. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and informed that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 10V073000 (steering). The approximate failure mileage was 104,000.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #1

Mar 272014


  • 62,837 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where the technician diagnosed that the valve kit had melted and the fuel pump needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 62,837 and the current mileage was 62,867.

- Orlando, FL, USA

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