2008 Chevrolet Cobalt brakes NHTSA complaints: Service Brakes, Electric

NHTSA — Service Brakes, Electric Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,886 miles

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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt brakes problems

brakes problem

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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Comments

problem #1

May 212009


  • 35,886 miles


2008 Chevy Cobalt, I bought it brand new in Jan. 2008! I have had nothing but problems with the passengers side front end and front brakes. In the beginning, the car was under warranty, now it is not, but the problems keep happening and I have had it back in for service many, many times! always for the same issues, front end and brakes! you will see when you pull the service reports! I contacted GM and I had a wonderful lady working with me and she said she was putting someone on my acct, a guy called me said they accepted my acct, now today he called and said they were not able to do the buy back program with the car and just to keep servicing the car! im telling you they service it and then in a matter of a short period, its back in the service dept. The car should in no way shape or form, have all these issues and for gods sake front end or brakes, its still fairly new! I pray nothing seriously happens to me or anyone riding in this car due to something being broke or breaking! the service dept where I bought the car says they fix it, but shortly there after its back! now, they treat me like I don't know what im talking about and I am furious! please check out the service reports and you tell me! I believe this is a defective car! there also has been others who have had issues with the front ends and brakes with these cars even the owner of the dealer I bought it at admitted that! there are several bulletins out on it also, I know for a fact! I am one very dissatisfied customer!!! right as I speak, when you are driving 40+ mph the steering wheel shakes and you can feel it in your seat and on the floor board..is this normal? it also wants to sway to the left or the right...ya just never know! the brakes have this horrible grinding loud sound as you brake, it is sometimes, not always! I will put down the first incident date because too many to list! there were other issues with this car as you will see in reports!

- Millington , MI, USA

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