CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2006 Cobalt continued to carry the torch first lit by the 2005 model year. To be clear, that torch is burning bright with widespread power steering issues, electrical curiosities and a dangerous ignition switch defect which led to a massive recall by GM. This isn’t a great torch to carry.

The 2006 added it’s own special flare with gas leaks due to cracks in the “return portion of the modular reservoir assembly.” A recall of 2006 Cobalts was issued to fix the problem, but only to vehicles sold in or current registered in Arizona and Nevada, leaving other owners to pay for repairs themselves.

Between this car stalling while driving, giving owners fits with power steering failure and having it be a potential tinderbox because of gas leaks, we felt we had no other option than to award it our “Avoid Like the Plague” badge.

6.0

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
120,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. recall and repaint (1 reports)
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 312014

Cobalt

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

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

This summer the clear coating on my car began to peel. This really makes a car look ugly. After dealing with the recall of the ignition on my car and now this - I am not sure if I will buy another Chevrolet. It would be nice if they would do a recall on these paint jobs and fix the problem.

- Karen B., Tazewell, VA, USA

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