really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
85,175 miles

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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 302013


  • 80,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the rear doors failed to latch closed. The contact mentioned that if the doors were forced closed, the doors would open independently. This failure has continued to reccured over a period of six months. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was not notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Beaver Falls, PA, USA

problem #3

Oct 042013


  • 102,000 miles
Door doesn't latch when shut. Also, on occasion, neither the inside nor outside door handle will open the latch. If there is a fire, the driver has little chance of escaping the vehicle without injury. Also the door can open while driving and cause life threatening injuries.

- Bismarck, ND, USA

problem #2

Sep 112013


  • 79,300 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the door locks failed and while entering a residential driveway, a small child passenger was able to open the door while the vehicle was still moving and fall. The child sustained lacerations to the face as a result. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 79,300 and the current mileage was 79,900.

- Santa Fe, NM, USA

problem #1

Sep 132012


  • 79,400 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the doors failed to lock. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 79,400.

- Santa Fe, NM, USA

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