really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,750 miles

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2010 Chevrolet Cobalt wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Comments

problem #8

Nov 082015


  • miles


Everytime I start my car the svc light stays on all the time, my tires are always wobbly while slowing down and driving. My passenger air bag constantly stays off it's also a rattling inside my wheel and a squeak sometimes when im breaking. Im un sure whats going on my engine light comes on wen the car is half way turned on I don't know what that means but I just brought this car and im finding out problems my aux part on my car is messed up N150075

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #7

Apr 162014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 48,000 miles
At approximately 48000 miles the wheel bearing hub went out. I thought this was unusual for this many miles. Is posed for the left front driver side.

- Quitman, MS, USA

problem #6

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 #5

Mar 192013


  • miles


Driving down a gravel road when I had to swerve to avoid an on coming car that was in my lane. The steering seemed to lock up and as a result I hit the guard rail.

- Oxford, MI, USA

problem #4

Feb 222013

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 49,000 miles
I had notice trouble not too long after I purchased the car in Jan 2012 due the cars shimmy. I noticed the tires going low & thought that was it. Then kept noticing the tread wearing away more quickly that it should have been because the tires looked pretty new when car was purchased. It wasn't until my father told me I better get new tires because the treads were about shot & the tires were bulging. I took it to a very reputable tire business where the mechanic told me there was no way he could put tires back on the rims as 3 of them were bent to hell. This is why the tires were wearing quickly. He said he had been in business for 30 years & you don't normally see 3 rims bent up like that & they had to be defective & I should go back to where I bought the car. I had to have my vehicle towed from pa to oh where I live!!. I made an appt with the service dept at the dealership where I bought the vehicle & the manager stated he cannot help me since it was out of warranty!!! didn't even look at it!! I cannot afford to buy 3 new rims & tires!!! you cannot find used one as I'm sure they are all shot to hell too!!! I have researched the internet & am finding there have been rim bending problems for years on the Chevy Cobalt!!! this is a huge safety hazard & could cause a accident!! I don't understand why they are still putting these cheap bendable rims on these cars!!! something needs to be done!!!! I bought a newer car because I didn't want to have to be dumping money into it all the time!! I bought a $2000 extended warranty that doesn't cover my problem either!!! all 3 of these tires look like they could blow at any second, but I'm almost forced to drive this car because I can't afford to buy these new rims which I feel are defective from the manufacturer.

- Byesville, OH, USA

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problem #3

Nov 012011


  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the rim on the front driver and passenger side wheels were cracked. The front driver side rim exhibited a crack approximately 3 inches long and the passenger side rim exhibited a crack about 7 inches long. The vehicle was taken to the dealer however they did not provide any assistance. The contact replaced the rim on the front passenger side wheel. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue and referred the contact to the dealer. The VIN was unavailable. The current mileage was 62,000. The failure mileage was 40,000.

- Panther, WV, USA

problem #2

Jul 032012


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that a private mechanic advised him that the rims on the vehicle were cracking. The dealer was notified but offered no assistance. The manufacturer was not notified of the defect. The failure mileage was 50,000. The current mileage was 60,000.

- Panther, WV, 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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