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Chevrolet Cobalt, Car Safety, Electrical, Coupe, Sedan
#19 of 26 Misc Problems
May 29, 2009 (5:16 am)
I had bought my 2007 chevy cobalt new and since have had some problems with it. Starting with the minor...the seatbelt wouldn't retract and was fixed. At 12,000 miles the battery had dead cells and wouldn't start. At 14,000 miles i noticed a banging in the front end while going over bumps in the road..railroad tracks etc. The problem was fixed by GM putting new parts on the front end with the only reason by GM mechanic (bad parts). Well now at 16,000 miles the same problem arrived again...the banging in the front end..hope the warranty still covers it as i am taking it back to GM dealership for repairs. Think i made a mistake switching to GM. Had a Dodge Neon and started having problems around 78,000 miles...wonder if the Cobalt will even make it that far? I surely don't think so.
#20 of 26 Re: Misc Problems [dft56]
May 29, 2009 (8:15 am)
Engine wise you probably have the best engine on the market so the longevity will be there with that Ecotec.
#21 of 26 Re: Misc Problems [poncho167]
May 29, 2009 (8:38 am)
The engine i know is a good one from what i've read on it...the rest is what i wonder about...only 16,000 on it and to have these problems? Not a good thing.
#22 of 26 Re: Stopping Short Problem [ladyme]
Jun 09, 2009 (11:57 pm)
Is your cobalt an automatic or Stick Shift? because if it is a stick shift, it could be the clutch. Meaning that either you are letting go the clutch pedal too soon when the streetlight turns green and you are trying to rush the traffic. Just by letting go the clutch pedal too soon will stall the engine and cause it shutdown leaving the radio on (safety feature)
Of course, my question is dumb and is a bad question to ask. If your cobalt is automatic, then you are having about the same problem I am having. I have a 2006 Chevy Cobalt LS black sedan-automatic with now 57,138 m, after 50,000 miles, my cobalt has the tensionsity of wanting to stall or shutdown at a streetlight on red, but it doesn't. That's only with the defrosters or foggers on, though. My ignition key is not on a key chain, so it's not the weight. Although, I have never change the fuel filter, yet. Before November 2009, I will have to get my car service.
#23 of 26 Re: Misc Problems [dft56]
Jun 10, 2009 (12:35 am)
My 2006 Cobalt LS, was in a Showroom before I brought it, never had any problems until after 50,000 miles, I had to do some minor repairs on it, next step is the fuel filter, and brakes.
One thing good about it is the gas milage which consumes 34mpg/hwy 27mpg/city
and also, never had to buy brakes for my car since I brought it, of course now the brakes are starting to squeek. I'm a 18wheeler truck driver and know all about brake fading and using brake procedures properly.
Don't wonder about too much, my friend had a cobalt two door, and the transmission went within 5,000 miles after buying it brand new, front struts were bad, headgasket cracked, A/C didn't want to work half of the times, again only less than 5,000 miles on it, brand new. So, my friend had to trade that cobalt in for another 2007 Chevy Cobalt two doors automatic. So, far no problems. 16,000 miles guess it is bad karma assuming the worst. Your in much better shape then the friend were. In the world, glass is half full.
Feb 15, 2010 (12:22 pm)
Our 07 Cobalt had grinding noises in the rear brakes and rattling wheel covers since new. The dealer Roberts Chevrolet has a service adviser named Craig who actually laughed at my wife and said there's nothing wrong with your car. We were told they all do that but your the only one that complains. The car was embarrassing to drive. This is NOT a very well built car. We recently traded it in on a Kia sorento. I would advise anyone to stay away from Roberts Chevrolet and Cobalts.
#25 of 26 Chevy Cobalt engine just keeps stopping!
Oct 30, 2011 (5:57 pm)
Hi. I have a 2005 Chevy Cobalt. Out of know where the engine just stops and the car goes dead. It happens several times a day. I am scared to drive my car. I don't know what to do. When I bring it into the shop they can't find anything wrong. I am worried that one of these days the car is going to stop in an intersection or on the highway and something horrible will happen. It seems like there are so many of us with this problem. I just don't understand how the car hasn't been recalled. Has anyone found a way to fix it? Has anyone contacted Chevy?
#26 of 26 Re: 07 cobalt [mccardle]
Oct 30, 2011 (6:17 pm)
I had Sears put on the top of the line wearever brake shoes from advance auto parts as chevy puts cheap brake shoe on. the rattling in the hubcaps are because of the plastic wheel nuts for the hubcaps..nothing to do about that excerpt keep tightening them.