really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,000 miles

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2010 Chevrolet Cobalt wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 252013


  • 77,000 miles


My girlfriend and I were driving down the interstate early one morning. There was no rain or bad road conditions and prays god hardly any traffic at all. One minute everything was fine and within a split second there was a loud thud below our feet. My girlfriend lost control of the vehicle and we were thrown across the middle of the interstate and slammed into the guard cables which at that point in time the air bags deployed. The guard cables catapulted us back across the interstate were we was finally able to get the car stopped. The first question out of the Arkansas state troopers and the local county officers mouths to us was, "what happened to your whole driver side wheel"". the trooper went on to explain that this was obviously not a "blowout" due to the fact there was absolutely no trash on the road or off the road the road they would be consistent with a blow out. That's when we told him the car had been taken to the Chevrolet dealership were the car was purchased not 9 days prior to the accident and the wheels and tires and been rotated, the oil changed and an inspection completed on the car and they tried to say everything checked out ok. Well now just as a passenger I have 2 fractured vertebrae in my back, cant sleep, had to quit school and I have no idea of which way to turn to get the help I need. Friends please be careful driving these cars. Please. I feel like this is a Chevrolet malfunction or defective part. Now what do I do"

- Benton, AR, USA

problem #3

Apr 242013


  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt equipped with negotiator hp touring tires (N/a), size 205/55R/16. The contact stated that the front passenger side tire exhibited a bulge on the sidewall. Neither the tire nor the vehicle was taken to dealer for inspection. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage of the tire and the vehicle was 45,000.

- Reston, VA, USA

problem #2

Jul 282011


  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. While parked the contact stated the rear passenger side tire became flat. The vehicle was equipped with an inflater kit for the tire instead of a spare tire. The contacts spouse installed the inflater kit and when he attempted to activate it the inflater exploded causing him second degree burns on his right and left arms, feet, and legs. The contact was taken to the hospital. The doctors were unable to neutralize the substance and stated they needed the repair kit for examination in order to treat the burns. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The technicians stated the inflater kit had to be surrendered in order for the vehicle to be repaired. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 20,000.

- Euclid, OH, USA

problem #1

Oct 272010


  • 30,000 miles
All four rims, especially the front passenger were defective, but dealer is claiming "impact damage". also, the front two tires have worn either due to defect workmanship or the defective rims. In either case, I have now had to replace both front tires on my new Chevy Cobalt purchased March 29, 2010. GM very uncooperative, closed all cases due to "cannot contact complainant", which is so untrue. I have provided three phone numbers every time I leave my name. They did reopen the rim and the steering issue. Now the tires! what next?

- Greenwood, FL, USA

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