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#1307 of 2240 Re: 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt/Pontiac Pursuit [frustrated8]
Aug 09, 2005 (11:14 am)
my automatic chevy cobalt has 8000 miles on it, it has been having a bad leak under the glove box on the passenger side, i'm pretty sure it's from the AC, i took the car in monday to have the leak fixed, and i picked it up this morning and it's still leaking, and i've noticed that when the car is turned hard to the left and acclerating at them same time, it looks like someone is shooting a water gun onto my floor. there is a huge puddle on the floor board, i want to know what it's from and i want to know how hard is it to fix this leak??? but i know that the lemon law is that if you have a problem with your car and you have to get that same problem fixed 3x, then it's considered a lemon, but i don't know if they reimburse you or give you a replacement car, i'm not sure. but i'm taking the car back in tomorrow and we'll see from there if it's fixed or not. if someone else has this problem and has gotten it fixed, please let me know if there's any hope.
#1308 of 2240 Re: 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt/Pontiac Pursuit [alemieux]
Aug 10, 2005 (12:36 am)
If it's clear water (not radiator coolant) that's pouring onto the floor of the car, it's condensation from the air conditioner that isn't draining properly.
You must have this fixed so mold doesn't grow and cause the car to stink.
The dealer is incompetent if this isn't fixed immediately because it's so obvious what the problem is................Richard
#1309 of 2240 Re: 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt/Pontiac Pursuit [alemieux]
Aug 10, 2005 (6:40 am)
There was a post a few pages back from an owner with a wet passenger floor. It turned out it was a drain hose from her power sunroof that wasn't connected.
Aug 11, 2005 (4:07 am)
My car was flooding on the drivers side and the passenger side. The driver side was because the evaporator pan split at the seam so they had to re-seal that. Then it was still pouring in on the passenger side so I took it back and they had to re-seal the ditch roof molding.
It is once again in the shop for the 8th time. The lemon law has been filed. In Florida if your car has been in the shop for the same problem 3 times or in the shop for 15 cumulative days for a variety of problems you can file. Although you can file after 15 days you must have a total of 30 cumulative days before the lemon law takes affect. I'm on the 20th day and only have 4100 miles on the car. The lemon law states that they have to give you a new car or refund your money less a reasonable usage charge. I plan on fighting the reasonable usage charge since I haven't had reasonable usage of the car.
I'm trying to keep a positive attitude.....so when I get my refund I'm going straight to the Toyota dealer!!!!! I'm done w/American made cars.
#1311 of 2240 Re: To Alemieux #1307 [frustrated8]
Aug 11, 2005 (5:40 am)
This isn't really an American car problem because you are just as likely to have a problem with a Japanese car, Korean, etc. This was a freak thing and one shouldn't jump ship based on that, though I can understand your frustration.
Believe me, I have seen a lot of bad new cars being a former car saleman at Mazda, Nissan, and Chevrolet. I also worked at another Chevy dealer, Nissan, and Toyota dealer, and cars are pretty much the same. I know of just as many people unsatisfied with their import, if not more, than a Chevrolet.
Aug 11, 2005 (12:44 pm)
Our office admin traded her Saturn SL for a new Corolla last year. The A/C stinks like rotten eggs and the dealer can't fix it. Talk about a . I think it's her last Toyota. Goes to show there is no perfect cars.
Aug 11, 2005 (1:27 pm)
My last car was a 1988 Toyota Corolla. Car before that was a Nissan Sentra. The Sentra was totaled in a wreck. The Corolla is still running around town w/no problems. My Cobalt is my first American made car. I know that not all American made cars have the problems that I'm having w/my Cobalt. I just got a lemon! I was always planning on buying a new Toyota Corolla but a good friend of mine knows the general manager at the Chevrolet dealship where I bought my car and he convinced me that American made cars are just as good as foriegn made cars. I believed him. And, I know, he was not trying to deceive me. I have just always preferred foreign made cars and plan on going back to them once I get my money back.
What State do you live in? Do you know anything about the Lemon Law?
#1314 of 2240 Re: Poncho167 #1311 [frustrated8]
Aug 12, 2005 (5:49 am)
In Illinois the lemon law is five problems of the same kind in the first year of ownership, or thirty-or-more consecutive days in the dealership service department.
#1315 of 2240 Re: Poncho167 #1311 [frustrated8]
Aug 13, 2005 (12:55 pm)
Have you called GM head office at all?
Aug 14, 2005 (5:29 am)
Yes, I even have a case file. But once I told them I was planning on filing the Lemon Law, they dropped me like a hot potato!!
My car was in the shop for five days last week and they claimed that they couldn't find anything wrong. When I went to pick it up I showed the guy that they had not fixed it and showed him the problem so its due to go back in on Monday. I explained to him three times what the problem was but he must not have been listening.
Now I have another problem. Yesterday we had to take my grandson to the airport and the AC is leaking again on the passenger side and there was so much condensation coming out of the vents that it was pouring down the dash!
Only 10 more days in the shop and I can file w/the BBB. Hopefully and probably by the end of the month!