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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
22 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
22 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,299 miles

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2010 Chevrolet Cobalt seat belts / air bags problems

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2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #38

Apr 012014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • miles

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

3 recalls on this vehicle. Faulty ignition switch & air bags which affects steering, brakes causing 21 deaths to date. I want released from this car loan as it is unsafe to drive. Lienholder says its not their problem, GM has no idea when parts to fix will ever be available. They say my car has too many miles to qualify for a buy back :(

- Montrose, CO, USA

problem #37

Dec 132013

Cobalt

  • 67,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated another vehicle crashed into the rear passenger side of the vehicle. The contact stated the air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The passenger was hospitalized and sustained a concussion. The driver and the rear passenger sustained minor bruises. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 67,000.

- Eastanollee, GA, USA

problem #36

Feb 222014

Cobalt

  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, the contact noticed a leakage coming from the driver side air bags. The problem occurred numerous of times whenever it rained. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified about the failure. The approximate failure mileage as 30,000.

- Greenfield, WI, USA

problem #35

May 302014

Cobalt

  • 76,000 miles

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

We had just gotten back on interstate 84 East bound at natural bridge Virginia heading home to nh got to 80 mphwhen I heard a lot explosion at first I wasn't sure what the noise was thought the windshield blew the car got shot etc then I looked at my husband in the passenger seat and saw the airbag wrapped around his head I hadn't even hit a bump in the road and there was no reason for the bags to deploy the (rear passenger bag had gone off to )luckily there was no traffic around us so I was able to pull over we called on star to see if they could tell us why the bags had gone off they contacted balise Chevy in ri and we had a 3 way call balise told me to have it towed to them I asked if I could bring it to the nearest Chevy dealership like we have done in the past when we had car troubles we were told that it had to be brought to there dealership seeing as how we were so far away we drove it home to nh and brought it to littleton Chevy and when they checked it out we were told that it was a short in the wiring due to the fact that I had spilled a drink in the cup holder which leaked onto the wires! why would electrical be under a cup holder" and why did I have exposed wires" are 2 questions I would like answered.

- Lincoln, NH, USA

problem #34

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

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problem #33

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 #32

May 012014

Cobalt

  • miles

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

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 #31

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 #30

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 #29

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 #28

Jun 022014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • miles

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

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 #27

Jun 032014

Cobalt

  • miles
The contact owns 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the steering wheel was unstable, the vehicle would shake abnormally and the rear would sway back and forth with the illumination of all of the instrument panel lights. The contact also stated that the rear view failed and became detached from the vehicle, falling and damaging the brake pedal. Received notification of NHTSA campaign id numbers: 14V047000 (air bags and electrical system), 14V171000 (electrical system) and 14E021000. The contact was advised by the dealer that the parts were not available and was unable to provide a specific date when the parts would become available. The manufacturer also could not provide an estimated date when the parts would become available. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- Stanton, DE, USA

problem #26

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

problem #25

Oct 282013

Cobalt

  • 22,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated there were numerous attempts before the vehicle could be started. The failure occurred only after the vehicle was repaired under the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 14V047000 (air bag, electrical system). The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 22,000.

- Mogadore, OH, USA

problem #24

Mar 012014

Cobalt

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 10 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact attempted to have the vehicle repaired under NHTSA campaign number 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system) but was informed that the parts were not available. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000.

- Towanda, IL, USA

problem #23

Apr 152014

Cobalt

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact received NHTSA recall campaign number 14V04700, (air bags, electrical system); however, the part was not available in order to repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was not notified of the delay. The VIN was not available. There were no failures.

- Patriot, IN, USA

problem #22

Nov 192012

Cobalt

  • 41,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start and water was leaking from the air bags. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician advised that the vehicle was included in both NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system) and 14V171000 (electrical system). The contact was informed that the parts were not available. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 41,000 and the current mileage was 120,000.

- Sumpter, SC, USA

problem #21

Aug 162012

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 32,000 miles
My son was going to work and car lost control in a puddle in the road and he went under a pickup truck. Police report filed and the air bags did not deploy. His shoulder and ankle got hurt.

- Keyport , NJ, USA

problem #20

Nov 032013

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 65,600 miles
On Sunday November 3,2013 my son was on his way home from the james madison university traveling East on Virginia route 66 heading towards the capital beltway (495). At mile post 26 on route 66 he lost control of the vehicle in the fast lane. The car was traveling at the speed limit (approximately 70 mph) the car moved into the median where the vehicle rolled over three times smashing the front bumper area, the hood and crushed the roof (blowing out all windows).landed upside down in the oncoming traffic lane on the West bound side of the divided median. The front air bags did not deploy.the car ended up on its roof. An ambulance and police both arrived as well as other people stopped on the opposite side of the median. The passenger had to crawl out of the passenger window. The driver was trapped in the vehicle and was removed by emt personal and flown to a trauma center. The passenger was taken by ambulance to a local hospital. They both survived with injuries.we have pictures of the car showing the damage.

- Catonsville, MD, USA

problem #19

Dec 092013

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
T he contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the front driver's side seat belt failed to retract. The contact also stated that the air bag warning light intermittently illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing but the vehicle was not repaired. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system), but it was not confirmed if the VIN was included in the recall campaign. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000...updated 08/11/14 updated 08/19/2014

- Lawerence, MA, USA

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