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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 1 of 3)

problem #58

Jul 042016

Cobalt

  • 86,000 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 air bag warning indicator remained illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V500000 (air bags). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 86,000.

- Stanon, MI, USA

problem #57

Sep 062015

Cobalt

  • 50,000 miles
I noticed that there was no turn signal sound indicating the turn signal was in use. At the same time I also noticed that all of the warning indicator sounds were also not working (set belt, door open with key in, low tire pressure, ect) none of the warning sounds are now working. It seems that the left front speaker is used for the transmitting of the warning sounds thus there is no sound from the left speaker. None the less I feel that with the warning sounds not working this is a safety issue. Everytime I start my car the svc light stays on all the time, my tires are always wobbly while slowing down and driving. Same as I have heard from others. Got in a hit and run if I have side air bags they didnt geploy

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #56

Sep 152015

Cobalt

  • miles
Tamara recall the " service air bag light " came on and is still on.

- Hanover, PA, USA

problem #55

Nov 082015

Cobalt

  • miles

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

Everytime I start my car the svc light stays on all the time, my tires are always wobbly while slowing down and driving. My passenger air bag constantly stays off it's also a rattling inside my wheel and a squeak sometimes when im breaking. Im un sure whats going on my engine light comes on wen the car is half way turned on I don't know what that means but I just brought this car and im finding out problems my aux part on my car is messed up N150075

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #54

Nov 012015

Cobalt

  • 97,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. While driving 65 mph, the vehicle swerved to avoid hitting a deer. As a result, the vehicle crashed into a road sign. The driver side air bags failed to deploy. There were minor injuries sustained that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 97,000.

- Woodward, OK, USA

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problem #53

Sep 232015

Cobalt

  • miles
Good afternoon, I have a few concerns about my vehicle and have contacted Chevrolet and the attorney general but they have now directed my questions/concerns to you. My vehicle is now on its sixth recall. Every time I have to bring my car in for work, I have to take time off of work and the car dealerships I'm required to bring my car into do not have loaner vehicles. However, my primary concern is this is my only vehicle and I am a single mom. These recalls are disconcerting and within the letters have openly stated that these defects, flaws or problems have caused deaths. My son is my everything and it is my job to protect him. When I contacted the company to ask how many recalls does it take to make a vehicle ineffective in regards to, do they stand behind their products" I was then directed to you. The individual I spoke to said they do not work in lemon laws but what about safety laws? what about standing behind their product" what about protecting those individuals that have bought their products and have now had multiple recalls that have the ability to make the vehicle inoperable and potentially life threatening. If I had the funds I would buy a different vehicle. I bought this vehicle because I thought it was safe and good on gas mileage. I do not have any extra funds to buy another vehicle. My concern is for the safety of my son and myself and I am appalled that a company does not seem to stand behind its product after this many recalls. Please help,

- Elizabeth , CO, USA

problem #52

Apr 202015

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 stated that the electronic and manual functions failed when attempting to close or open the windows. The failure progressed for several months and then the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V500000 (air bags). The dealer stated they inspected the vehicle but diagnosed that the vehicle did not need the repair but the contact was experiencing the failure related to the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- Bladensburg, MD, USA

problem #51

Apr 022014

Cobalt

  • miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system), 14V171000 (electrical sysytem), and 15V500000 (air bags); however, the parts to do the repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #50

Sep 072015

Cobalt

  • 51,000 miles
I was in accident on 9/7/2015 and a. truck ran the stop sign and the front of my car slammed into the side of their truck. My airbags did not go off. We could not find out why. I googled my car and seen they just issued a recall on my airbags being faulty and not deploying. I have not received a recall notice.

- Mulberry, FL, USA

problem #49

Aug 152014

Cobalt

  • 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 #48

Jun 292014

Cobalt

  • 85,000 miles

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

The contact owned a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. While driving at approximately 60 mph, the steering wheel seized without warning. As a result, the vehicle crashed into a ditch and flipped over approximately four times. The air bags did not deploy. The driver was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. The vehicle landed on top of the driver. The driver sustained four fractured ribs, a fractured forearm on the left arm, a puncture wound on the lower left calf, a punctured lung, and nerve damage to the hips and shoulders. Medical attention was required and a police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system), 14V171000 (electrical system), and 14V153000 (steering). The failure mileage was approximately 85,000.

- Winchester, KS, USA

problem #47

Mar 152015

Cobalt

  • 29,785 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. While driving at various speeds, the service air bag warning light illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the driver side air bag sensor switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 29,785.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #46

Apr 292015

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 86,000 miles
I am having an issue... when I roll my drivers side window down the service air bag light comes on.

- Loretto, MN, USA

problem #45

Jan 042015

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 58,000 miles
My boyfriend and I were on our way home from Chicago (on I-80/90) when we hit a bit of lake effect snow and ice. The snow caused our car to lose traction which in turn caused us to hit a guard rail head on while going roughly 50-55 mph. Our airbags did not go off even though we hit the guard rail head on. We ended up being perpendicular in the right hand lane and was hit by a semi truck on the passenger side door. Again, our air bags did not go off which would make for a total of 4 airbags that were affected. I was unaware of affected air bags - I only knew about my ignition switch which was fixed months prior to the accident. Unacceptable.

- Maumee, OH, USA

problem #44

Mar 102015

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 69,000 miles
I was driving on March 10th 2015 and the message service air bags came on so I called the Chevy customer care number and they told me they were concerned for my and my family safety and agreed to pay for the first hour of diagnostic they contacted the dealer smith Chevy in lowell Indiana so I took it to dealer smith Chevy in lowell Indiana and the put it on the machine for diagnostic which Chevy paid for smith Chevy told me it was a reset like a check engine light and it reset it self and if I had any problems to bring it back. On Monday March 16th 2015 while I was driving to work the service air bag message came on again and also the light came on also now at this point the message and the light came on. I read the owners manual for my Chevy Cobalt and the warning states 'if the airbag readiness light stays on after the vehicle is started or come on while driving it means the airbag system might not be working properly. The airbag in the vehicle might not inflate in a crash or they could even inflate without a crash. To help avoid injury, have the vehicle serviced right away". so I call Chevy customer care again and they gave me a case number#71-1451260282 I spoke with mark number 1-866-790-5700 ext 41569 he told me to take it in to the dealer and have it checked. I ask mark if they would be able to help me pay for this but he said it depends on what it is and stated that the car was not under warranty because of the amount of years and mileage. I feel that a recall should be issued because this may have happen to other people and just have not been reported because people do not know how to report these things..

- Lowell, IN, USA

problem #43

Aug 042014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 76,000 miles
I took evasive action by swerving to avoid collision with other vehicle that abruptly changed lane and collided with my vehicle. A results, my vehicle struck a concrete barrier wall of the roadway, then burst into flames upon impact. My vehicle was completely burnt out at a total loss before fire rescue responded. The airbag never deployed. Prior to accident I was having numerous ignition related problems with my Chevy Cobalt.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #42

Jan 102015

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 126,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 126,000. Updated 04/06/15 updated 04/07/15

- Brandenburg , KY, USA

problem #41

Oct 012014

Cobalt

  • 67,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the passenger side service air bag light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the air bag system failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 67,000.

- Hinesville , GA, USA

problem #40

Dec 072013

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 66,000 miles
I hit a pole at 10 mph totalling the front end the frame was damaged which is why the airbags should have gone off.

- Harrisville, UT, USA

problem #39

Sep 292010

Cobalt

  • 10,000 miles
The contact owned a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. While driving approximately 40 mph, the contact had a seizure and lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle rolled over and the air bags failed to deploy. The vehicle was destroyed. The contact was injured and received medical attention. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 10,000.

- Valparaiso, IN, USA

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