Last post on Aug 14, 2013 at 7:29 AM
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Chevrolet Cobalt, Steering, Coupe, Sedan
#119 of 128 Motor not a problem, front suspension is
Sep 30, 2010 (2:29 pm)
Luckily I haven't had those issues but after my steering motor was replaced the intermediate shaft broke and had to be replaced, which I got GM ro reimburse. However the car still rides like crap and I am going to replace the lower control arms with the FE5 ones (I have a LT with FE1 which suck) in the hopes that it improves the ride. Of course the dealer says it doesnt need it but I can't think of any other reason the car rides so poorly. This will cost me $600+ on a 4 year old car with 55,000 miles on it.
Good luck getting me into a Cruze, GM.
#120 of 128 08 Chevy Cobalt Death Trap
May 06, 2011 (4:29 pm)
I purchased my 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt from Vandergriff Chevrolet March 2008. Happy of my very 1st major purchase and my very 1st brand new car!! After 6 months of driving the vehicle, may car starts to give me hesitation and stalling with jumping RPMs. Since then I would go to service at every oil change and report problem. They could never duplicate the problem. A service manager, Mr. Scheroder, even drove around with me and at the time the car didnt stall. Over the course of these 3 years, it took me until this year to THINK!! Just video tape it! i did, and finally... WE SEE THE PROBLEM!! hmmm? now you see it? 1st it was the torque converter.. replaced. Problem is still there, took it back, NOW its the transmission chip or something.. replaced.. problem is still here. I picked my vehicle up today 5/6/2011 and less than 5 mins the problem is still there. I have cantacted GM and I get their call center that is obviously no located in the USA then i have been assigned 3 different "district specialist" Kevin, Deongela, and now Victoria.. There was one more that I have yet to speak with about my Power Steering failing on me which caused me to wreck and get hit by an 18 wheeler but thats a whole different topic. I hate talking about b/c i'm still in fear when i drive just thinking about the hit. what if my kids where in the car? Back to vanderfgriff.. Overall, i will never buy from them again. I am the only person in my family that went to Vandergriff and we have 6 GM made vehicles. None but my death trap Cobalt has had issues. Back and forth back and forth. If they worked on my vehicle today.. why was my car so scorching hot on the inside of it? felt like its been sitting outside for the past 3 days it was there. I'm not stupid. I flagged down a local sheriff on my way home, asked his advice and he kindly witnessed the hesitation. I just mailed in my Lemon Law complaint and will make sure I am not going to have to deal with this Car and its issues AGAIN! I have to pay another certified mechanic just to inspect the work Vandergriff supposedly performed for me. ready for this to be over
...and to think, i was made famous by this car back in december 3, 2010.. headline news.. MANSFIELD SUPER MOM DELIVERS BABY IN HER CAR!! When i was on Fox news I wanted to blast GM and Vandergriff so bad but I said no kea.. dont cause trouble but NOW!! I'm determined. I will win if I don't quit and I'M NOT A QUITTER
#121 of 128 Re: GM is getting my money back [steve333]
Jun 16, 2011 (8:22 am)
Steve, I have had similar problems with my 08 cobalt. Not only did I have the recall done on my power steering, but I had my steering column completely replaced.
#122 of 128 Re: GM is getting my money back [kelseymlod]
Jun 16, 2011 (11:36 am)
They should be replaced on all of them, including the lower control arms, which GM knows are faulty. My car rides like ass but the dealer will never acknowledge that something is wrong because they don't want to deal with GM. Car is out of warranty right now so I'm staying away from dealers.
I should now buy a Cruze why? Not going to happen
#123 of 128 06 cobalt steering problem recall
Jul 17, 2011 (3:00 pm)
I had my 06 cobalt serviced last year for the steering recall and now the same thing is happening again has anyone experienced the same problem
#124 of 128 Yet another steering problem!
Jul 26, 2012 (2:50 pm)
I brought my 2006 Cobalt back to the mechanic who replaced my struts because my car is wandering and has been pulling to the left, also feels loose.
They tested everything, disconnected steering linkage components to check for binding, checked alignment and tires etc.
They tried to check the steering position sensor but they said their scope was blocked from reading the info.
Their conclusion was that the steering rack needs to be replaced. Damn it! My car really started acting up after the power steering motor recall and the intermediate shaft had to be replaced for the second time. Now this.
These problems should not be cropping up continually and GM should have extended our warranties because they know all about the faulty steering and front end components in our cars.
This is a $700 job.If GM wants me to keep buying their products they really need to step up and help us out.
#125 of 128 TWO KILLED in CRASH INVOLVING CHEVY COBALT
Aug 11, 2013 (9:33 am)
NEWS ENTRY FROM THE DEADLY ACCIDENT:
S. Idaho crash kills two, including Nampa woman
Posted on December 22, 2012 by IPT (Idaho Press-Tribune) Newsroom
GOODING COUNTY — A Nampa woman died after a car accident in Gooding County Friday, according to Idaho State Police.
A Burley man also died in the the two-vehicle crash, which took place around 6:45 p.m. on Interstate 84 about 35 miles outside Mountain Home. Three others from Burley were injured.
Chelsea Sorensen, 22, of Nampa, was driving west on the interstate in a Chevrolet Cobalt. Authorities aren't sure why she lost control of the vehicle. She drove into the median and overturned. Her vehicle continued into the eastbound lanes of travel, colliding with a Nissan Maxima driven by 23- year-old Ryan Bowen of Burley.
Bowen died at the scene of the crash.
Sorensen was transported by air ambulance to a Boise hospital, where she later died.
Franklin Bowen, 52, Nedra Bowen, 50, and Loralee Bowen, 17, all of Burley, were passengers in Bowen's vehicle. They were taken by air ambulance to a Boise hospital.
All drivers and passengers were wearing seatbelts.
Both eastbound lanes of I-84 were blocked for more than four hours. The crash investigation is continuing. >>>Source: http://www.idahopress.com/news/s-idaho-crash-kills-two-including-nampa-woman/art- - icle_7e5ce650-4c9a-11e2-8d7f-001a4bcf887a.html
#126 of 128 Re: TWO KILLED in CRASH INVOLVING CHEVY COBALT [sad_stepmother]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Aug 12, 2013 (10:22 am)
Sad story, but doesn't appear to have anything to do with the Cobalt apart from the fact that it was the vehicle being driven. Story doesn't indicate that the vehicle malfunctioned or played any part in the accident, and unless I'm missing something, this could have occurred in any vehicle.
#127 of 128 Re: TWO KILLED in CRASH INVOLVING CHEVY COBALT [Kirstie@Edmunds]
Aug 14, 2013 (7:20 am)
Not appropriate to provide all the details at this time.
#128 of 128 Re: TWO KILLED in CRASH INVOLVING CHEVY COBALT [sad_stepmother]
Aug 14, 2013 (7:29 am)
>Not appropriate to provide all the details at this time.
Then we should not be posting anything which seems to have of some kind of innuendo that the car is at fault?
Are we going to start posting accidents from other brands here as well?