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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
17 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
15 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,421 miles

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2010 Chevrolet Cobalt steering problems

steering problem

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2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Comments (Page 6 of 10)

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problem #90

Sep 272013

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 21,000 miles

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

Elec steering went out, almost changed, dealer said no recall, reading about this problem online, a lot of Cobalt a with same problem.

- So. Daytona, FL, USA

problem #89

Sep 252013

Cobalt

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, the power steering assist failed to operate and the steering wheel had to be forced in order to maneuver the vehicle. The contact also mentioned that the power steering out warning message also displayed. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer for diagnosis or repairs. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure and current mileage was 50,000.

- New Baden, IL, USA

problem #88

Sep 242013

Cobalt

  • 58,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, the power steering warning light illuminated as the the steering wheel became difficult to turn. The contact pulled the vehicle to the side of the road and restarted it but the failure recurred. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 58,000.

- New Baden, IL, USA

problem #87

Sep 142013

Cobalt

  • 35,000 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 while attempting to park the vehicle, the power steering assist failed. The vehicle was towed to a dealer for inspection and the contact was advised that vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number 10V073000 (steering). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 35,000.

- Del Rio, TX, USA

problem #86

Aug 302013

Cobalt

  • 77,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that while turning, the steering wheel tightened. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis where it was stated that the power steering motor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure was 77,000.

- Carrolton , VA, USA

problem #85

Sep 112013

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 62,000 miles
While driving my vehicle home from work during rush hour on a busy highway my power steering failed. My vehicle started to veer to the left and I had to use all of my effort to keep from hitting the concrete guard rail. I immediately slowed and proceeded to the shoulder. This was a very scary situation and I feel that my safety was compromised. I have since done some research and found that there is a recall for this exact problem already in place, but for some reason it goes by the VIN of the car. I would like to find out how I could either get my VIN added to this list or to get help with this situation.

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #84

Sep 042013

Cobalt

  • 57,000 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 while driving 55 mph, the steering wheel tightened with the illumination of the power steering warning light. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 57,000.

- Farmville, VA, USA

problem #83

Aug 282013

Cobalt

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph, the power steering assist failed and the wheel tightened with the illumination of the power steering warning light. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 55,000. Updated 10/30/13 the consumer stated the vehicle was repaired without any assistance. The conusmer was advised if the steering column fails again it would have to replaced for another fee.

- Simi Valley , CA, USA

problem #82

Sep 042013

Cobalt

  • miles
My mother is handicapped & was pulling into her driveway when all of a sudden her power steering went out. I read in the manual & figured out where the electric power steering fuse was at and it was blown. I replaced it that evening & by lunch the next day on thurs 9-5-13 it had gone back out. I called the dealership & they said that a recall had been done on the vehicle in 2010. This is very dangerous!!! and the dealership cant even get to it until the first of next week"?? could it still be the same recall issue??"

- Munford , TN, USA

problem #81

Sep 032013

Cobalt

  • miles
On 3 September 2013 while driving home from work the power steering shutoff. There was a chime and then the information center displayed power steering. I was traveling at 65 mph on the interstate. I contacted GM through their website and placed a consumer complaint with them. Their response was basically "sorry, but not our problem". according to them the VIN does not have any recalls or special coverage for my vehicle. Yet there is a history of this issue causing a recall.

- Mascoutah, IL, USA

problem #80

Jan 012011

Cobalt

  • 15,000 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 while driving 30 mph, the steering wheel seized. The contact was only able to maneuver the steering wheel using extreme force. In addition, the power steering warning light illuminated while the failure occurred. The contact powered off the vehicle and once restarted, the steering wheel returned to normal function. The vehicle was then taken to a mechanic for inspection, who located the failure at the steering wheel power assist. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 15,000 and the current mileage was 59,000.

- Rochester , NY, USA

problem #79

Aug 162013

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 56,285 miles
Leaving work and when I hit approximately 35 miles the power steering light illuminated and chimed. The steering wheel became hard to turn. I wrestled the car home, then later the next day had no choice but to go to the store and the car worked fine for about a week. So this morning, 8/23/13 on my way to work it went out again and has been out every since. Went to dealership and they say I have no recall. I've only owned the car personally for a year.

- Minden, LA, USA

problem #78

Aug 202013

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 31,336 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that while driving approximately 15 mph, the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver. The power steering light illuminated. After shutting the engine off and restarting the vehicle, the steering wheel functioned normally. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 31,336.

- Lawrenceburg, KY, USA

problem #77

Aug 172013

Cobalt

  • 39,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that while driving approximately 70 mph, the steering wheel seized as the power steering warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer for a diagnostic. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 39,000.

- Apple Valley , MN, USA

problem #76

Aug 162013

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
Power steering went out and warning alarm sounded. Cut of car and power steering came back. Later in the day the problem happened again.

- Hampton , VA, USA

problem #75

Aug 152013

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 56,090 miles
I was driving on the freeway with my 10 year old niece and a sign came on '' power steering'' on the dashboard. I no longer had control of the wheel. It was very hard. So I had to call someone to help us.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #74

Jun 012013

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 56,000 miles
I was driving in the highway and the power steering gave a warning with a sound suddenly the steering was hard to move and I have to reduce the speed because I was afraid to crash with this problem. I park the car and shut off the engine and turn it on again, but after 2minutes driving it the power steering once again stop working. I decided to go to the deqaler and left the car telling them there is a recall for the power steering.they took the car and after two days they said that the car wasnt include it in the recall. Now I have this problem and making payment and in top of that with a broken car. GM need to step up and take responsiblity for what they make.year 2010 and already giving a lot of troubles. Also the dealer where I bouht the car didnt said nothing about this problem. United auto sale from new hartford, NY need to be more honest when they want to sale a car with many problems like this.they only care to sell you a car and nothing else. Also GM need to stop making car with so many recall like this one or fix the recall and move on. Im speaking also for many people who encounter the same problem like me.

- Rome, NY, USA

problem #73

May 012013

Cobalt

  • 39,100 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the steering wheel seized as the power steering warning light illuminated. The dealer was contacted and advised that the electrical power steering motor was overloading. The dealer had not inspected the vehicle when he provided a diagnosis. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer advised the contact that the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number 10V073000 (steering). The failure mileage was 39,100 and the current mileage was 41,153.

- Gloversville , NY, USA

problem #72

Jul 102013

Cobalt

  • 35,000 miles
While driving one's vehicle the power steering goes out we it wants to. In addition, cause an accident.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #71

Jul 112013

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 52,570 miles
The issue began on 7/18/13 and has continued every day since. The vehicle is in for repair today at a Chevy dealership and will cost me $435. I have a open case with GM to get reimbursement. This is the same issue as in recall number N100023. Loss of power steering assist in my 2010 Chevy Cobalt. The loss happens each time I drive at various times while driving. Could be within the first mile or after 10 miles. I hear the warning chime and the display states "power steering". once the car is shut off it resets and works for a short time the next drive. This is a huge safety issue and has almost caused me to get in a couple F accidents. I think Chevy might have missed some vehicles in their recall. They have my case open for review. Case# [xxx]. information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Rochester, NH, USA

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