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#73 of 82 How about a recall or a TSB on Cobalt doors
Mar 04, 2013 (8:36 am)
GMCUSTSVC - 2005 Cobalt LS - intermittent problems (like many others) with driver side door that will not open. Have had success with the "pounding on door" fix in the past but this time - no luck. In searching other forums, this appears to be a widespread problem and is a serious safety issue. Any chance that Gm will recognize this as a design flaw and do something about it before someone gets trapped inside a cobalt and suffers injury or death as a result?
Mar 04, 2013 (11:57 am)
My 05 ss cobalt has done this off and on since i bought it almost two years ago,i dont think gm cares or they would have done a recall already,there just asking for problems i think if they dont fix this soon,they must think its a big joke,and a gm rep said she sent me an email from this post about a month ago but i never received one. Maybe one day somebody from gm will see this thread and do something!
#75 of 82 Re: How about a recall or a TSB on Cobalt doors [wfrieler]
Mar 05, 2013 (6:26 am)
We've documented this thread for further review by our department heads, and would be happy to check into this further with you if you wanted to get this looked at by a dealership. Please contact us at socialmediagm.com with more details (including your name and contact information, the last 8 digits of your VIN and mileage, and a summary of the situation).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#76 of 82 Cobalt door not opening
Apr 25, 2013 (7:40 am)
Started my search on google and have ended up here. I can not believe that there are so many unhappy customers due to the door latch issue. Yep, I have a 2006 Cobalt with a drivers door that will not open. I was not as lucky as some GM customers with a for warning door issue. Mine just shut one day last week and has not budged since regardless to all the little tricks I try. I don't have the $1200 to get it fixed. Wonder if GM will engage in a recall if some unlucky customer get locked inside and expires.
GM are you really listening to your customers and hearing their words...they will not be returning to GM products...and neither will I.
Change my mind please...
#77 of 82 Re: Cobalt door not opening [lynne22]
Apr 25, 2013 (1:47 pm)
I completely understand the frustration you are having with your vehicle and I apologize that you feel this way. I'd like to see what we can do for you regarding this issue with your door. I'll just need you to send me your full name, VIN, address, and your preferred GM dealer. From there we can begin discussing what options are available for you. I can be reached at socialmediagm.com ATTN: Amber. I look forward to your response.
GM Customer Care
Apr 28, 2013 (9:15 pm)
I am also having a door problem with me 2010 cobalt. I bought it brand new off the lot. The first summer and every summer since as soon as the car warms up in the sun I can't open my doors. and if i do happen to pull quick and hard enough to get it open, it usually won't shut after unless i slam it endlessly. i frequently have children in my car including a small baby. now not only do i worry for my own safety but fear for theirs. my car is only 2 and half years old and has 74 thousand kms on it. I am not even going to bother taking it to the dealership as I cannot afford an expensive repair that may not fix it. I do not have power locks or anything power on this car, this is a manual issue for me. this was my first chev purchase, probably my last since gm won't admit a HUGE safety issue that spans across a lifetime of a certain car model.
#79 of 82 Re: doors [algnqngrl]
Apr 29, 2013 (8:21 am)
I am sorry to hear about the issues with your door locks. Your safety is very important to us. I would certainly like to look into this for you. Can you private message me your full name, address, phone number, Vehicle Identification number, and approximate mileage on your vehicle please? My email address is socialmediagm.com "attn Crystal" in the subject line. Look forward to hearing from you:-)!
Crystal L-GM Customer Service
#80 of 82 Psycho doors
Apr 29, 2013 (8:58 am)
My doors would lock and unlock at random times. I would even be driving and they would come unlocked or I would find my doors had unlocked over night. I had to finally just disconnect the fuse that controlled the doors. This is very inconvenient since now I have to reach over and unlock any doors when people ride in the car with me. Is there a way to fix this with out taking out the fuse?
#81 of 82 Door Problem
Aug 06, 2013 (5:35 pm)
My Cobalt has begun to have a similar problem -
The locks will lock and unlock themselves, I have come out from work or in the morning to find my car completely unlocked...
#82 of 82 Cobalt door lock issues
Aug 14, 2013 (4:45 am)
My locks keep locking and unlocking themselves constantly as I'm driving. I only have about 45,000 miles on my car. Took it to a shop and they said I probably needed a new battery. So I'm already $150 down, and the problem continues. Can anyone tell me what it is that needs to be fixed so the shop doesn't nickel and dime me to death trying different things before they figure it out! Or GM, is there a recall on this problem to where you can help me?? This is very frustrating!