definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,802 miles

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2010 Chevrolet Cobalt steering problems

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2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Comments

problem #1

May 312012

Cobalt 2-cyl

  • 29,802 miles


After running multiple errands around town, I pulled back into my work parking lot and as I was slowing down to stop, I heard a faint 'ding' noise and looked down and my display said "power steering" and then my steering wheel locked up! I was glad to be slowing to stop as the wheel would not turn. I turned off my engine and went inside work. After 10 minutes I came back outside to look at the manual to see where the power steering fluid container was inside the hood and start the car again. The power steering problem was gone. And I popped the hood and did not see a fluid container for the ps. I called the dealer as my car is two years old but I had just purchased it two months ago and had only put on less than 1,500 miles. I scheduled an appointment for me today (one day after the incident). The tech who checked me in, told me that there is no ps fluid container to fill, as it is all motor/electronic driven. He said they would look it over and let me know. I did purchase an extended warranty on this vehicle and the vehicle came with a two year certified used warranty as well. The mechanic said it was the power steering assist motor and that they would be replacing it at no charge as I had the warranty. The paperwork states they put a rebuilt ps assist motor into my 2010 Cobalt. Now after being online and reading multiple years of reviews regarding 2005, 2006 & 2007 Cobalt's, I am wondering where does it end" how many more years worth of cars are having these problems? why has a recall not been done on any of these years cars" I drive my car on long family trips as well as many work trips, which is why I got it in the first place to combat the higher gas prices and get better fuel efficiency. But getting into a crash while I am on the road, if this problem occurs again, negates all of that. Please do something! updated 08/29/12's

- Grand Forks , ND, USA

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