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#115 of 128 List of problems- Does or has any one else experienced these problems?
Jul 30, 2010 (9:32 am)
2008 Chevy Cobalt 73,000 miles
Does or has any one else experienced these problems?
Previous problems that I have had resolved already:
1.Front passenger window sounded like it was letting air in and made a whistling sound while driving down the road. Well, after going into the shop 3 times the issue was finally fixed.
2.Key kept getting stuck in the ignition. Took it in and they had to replace the gearbox. Took one time to figure out the issue and get it fixed.
1.Info button on steering wheel does not work when my headlights are on.
2.When I am turning the volume up or down on the steering wheel sometimes it will change the radio channel.
3.Unlocks and locks it self while being turned off and parked.
4.At a steady speed driving down the road it while just down shift.
5.Both mirrors on my sun visor the clips broke. I was not over using them either.
6.Transmission jerks when shifting between 30-55 mph.
7.No for sure, how long this issue has been happening just made aware of it today. When I pulled up to park at work a bunch of employees were setting at the break tables in front of me. I got out of my car and they said, “There is something wrong with your car, when you turn it off it let out a big cloud of smoke!” I was in shock it was not over heating nor is any of my fluids low.
I suppose I need to take it in the shop but it is so frustrating trying to find a vehicle to borrow to drive while mine is in the shop. In addition, they always say uhhh we could not get it to do any of those things. Now after reading all of these posts and doing research this scares me.
#116 of 128 Re: No Reimbursement for Me [dispencer2]
Sep 27, 2010 (10:15 am)
My warranty will expire in a few weeks, where do yo purchase the extended warranty.
#117 of 128 Re: No Reimbursement for Me [wreina]
Sep 27, 2010 (1:08 pm)
Send an email like they say. The automated system sends you back a link to the pages with the pricing setup.
Be sure you are not over mileage or time on your 3 years 36000 miles. They have an 800 number. You fax them a form and pay by credit card or send them form and payment. Note that the warranty purchased starts the date of purchase for the new time and mileage. It does not start back at the date of inservice for the car. Verify that with them by phone.
#118 of 128 Re: No Reimbursement for Me [imidazol97]
Sep 30, 2010 (1:14 pm)
My Car was a brand new 2006 and I have had all these problems listed below. My question is after some of you got the current recall fixed the Steering Motor replaced are you still having the problem that you were having with it? I am having problems turning my wheel at low speeds. I have taken it back to the dealership and they have told me it was from my tire pressure which they put more air in my tires and it still does it, then it was I needed a tune up, and then it was my A/C causing pressure on the motor. I mean its just one thing after another. I took it to another dealership where they said that it could be the steering coloumn. Which would not surprise me with all the problems I have had out of this car. If you have had the same problems please email me at Crossfamilyof3gmail.com
My problems are
1. Locks going up and down as well ( they fixed that had the replace i think some kind of module)
2. Gas issues are the same ( they had a recall on the fuel injectors not sure if you know that or not) they fixed that back in 2007 and then now I am having fuel smell coming into the car again so i don't know what is going on
3. Had the key problem but I don't have a button under my steering column but they fixed the problem it was my car was not going into park all the way.
4. Water leaking as well but they fixed my problem something about they had to clean something out.
5. ABS module has been replaced 4 times and is in need of it being replaced again. ( Does your ABS/Traction and Control and Emergency break light come on out of now where or while you are riding down the road?)
6.Steering wheel popping was another issue had the steering coloum replaced, some kind of module replaced.
7. They have had to replaced the geer shifter twice (once because of key getting stuck)
8. Sunroof messed up 6 months after I got the car
9. They have had to replace my cd player because it would try to keep my cd's
10. They have to replace the window module once or twice because some of my windows would not go down.
#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.