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#179 of 361 2006 Chevy Cobalt Electrical Issues
Mar 28, 2011 (9:36 pm)
I have a 2006 Cobalt and it keeps blowing 2 separate fuses. First fuse to blow was the Climate Control System, Cluster Fuse #16 in the passenger side kick panel. Second fuse to blow was the Park Neutral fuse in the fuse box under the hood. I had been driving the car around and the # 16 fuse kept blowing out then one day I got into the car and the car would not start not even with a jump. I had it towed to my house and a friend found that the park/Neutral fuse blew but the car still would not start. I had it towed to the Chevy Dealership. $236.00 late they say it was the park/neutral switch was blown and that a relay was not in correctly. I pick it up and drive it around for about a week and the same thing happens both fuses blow. The #16 fuse blows more frequently than the park/Neutral fuse. I take it back to Chevy and they tell me they really can't isolate the issue but most likely the Underhood fusebox needs to be replaced which is going to cost about $600.00. Has anyone had a similar issue? It obviously has to be some electrical issue but kinda baffled why the dealership can't give me a exact reason as to why the car keeps blowing those two fuses. It also seems to happen most when it's raining. Any help would be appreciated.
Apr 04, 2011 (7:32 am)
I bought a 2005 Cobalt LT in 09 used at 44,000 miles. from the start, there was a serious issue with the locks. they would continuously lock and unlock no matter if the alarm was set, if i was driving, while parked, or w.e. and my sunroof would stick. I got that fixed. Then a few months later, my power steering went out multiple times. Took it to the dealership 5 times and promised them that the next time they take it and i get it back with the same results, i was going to sue them under the lemon law. upon telling them that, they replaced my steering column and the problem went away....UNTIL recently. At 96,000 miles, my car starting going haywire. The back driver window wont roll down, the Traction control light comes on, it jerks in acceleration, shakes whenever i hit the breaks; it'll cut off on me randomly (like in the fast lane on the freeway); the brake light comes on; the power steering light comes on; my radio volume fluctuates; my speedometer, fuel and RPM sensors all go nuts. this car is a piece of crap!! i have began to log my experiences on youtube. i live in the suburbs of Detroit and i have already started a case # with GM, if i dont get the results, they WILL be seeing me at their corporate office until something gets done about this!!! this is ridiculous. when you buy a car, you buy it for quality and safety, and this car lacks both!
Here's the link of one of the vids of the car going haywire if you want to check it out. We should start some kind of petition or something because this is unacceptable.
#181 of 361 Re: 2006 Chevy Cobalt Electrical Issues [gdawg415]
Apr 05, 2011 (1:10 pm)
Have you involved Customer Assistance? Has your dealer spoke with Technical Assistance?
GM Customer Service
#182 of 361 Re: 2006 Chevy Cobalt Electrical Issues [gmcustsvc]
Apr 05, 2011 (1:50 pm)
I have spoken with customer assistance when no where in my manual said that I had a cabin air filter....for the $800 plus dollars in repairs it had cost me because I didn't know it was there and my dealership didn't check it at routine maintainence times, I was given 1 year---so about 4 oil changes---and tire rotation for free. What would they have done to help now...nothing. This car is a POS.
#183 of 361 Re: 2006 Chevy Cobalt Electrical Issues [kf101981]
Apr 07, 2011 (11:53 am)
Are you still experiencing issues with your vehicle? Please keep me posted.
Caron, GM Customer Service
#184 of 361 Re: 2005 Cobalt LT [mizzpoetic08]
Apr 07, 2011 (1:21 pm)
You stated you had a case set up with GM Customer Assistance. Could you please email me the case number? I would like to look further into the situation.
Caron, GM Customer Service
#185 of 361 Re: 2005 Cobalt LT [mizzpoetic08]
Apr 07, 2011 (3:28 pm)
My 06 did the same thing only had 31,000 miles on it, after the dealer had it for 2 weeks and could not find the problem. I picked it up and went strate to the Hyundai dealer and trated it in for a 2010 Elantra. GM was no help at all all I can say is dump the POC.
#186 of 361 Re: 2006 Chevy Cobalt Electrical Issues [gmcustsvc]
Apr 07, 2011 (4:09 pm)
Yes...the heating/cooling system has failed again. This is the second time on that.
I want to trade it for a different car, but the financing people (GMAC/now Ally) will only consider taking less than I owe if I get another Chevy...why would I do that?
#187 of 361 Re: 2006 Chevy Cobalt Electrical Issues [kf101981]
Apr 08, 2011 (7:06 am)
You stated you spoke with customer assistance, could you send me the case number? I would like to look further into the case. What dealership are you currently working with?
Caron, GM Customer Service
Apr 20, 2011 (3:43 pm)
I bought a cobalt brand new in 2005. Had nothing but trouble from the start. The tc light and power steering light would come on and the car jerk around. Took it to the dealer when it was under warranty. Every time told it was something different. Now just took it back sunk 450 and still same trouble. Not sure what i should do from here