Last post on Apr 29, 2013 at 9:58 AM
You are in the Chevrolet Cobalt
What is this discussion about?
Chevrolet Cobalt, Coupe, Sedan
Go to NHTSA to file a safety complaint.
Or call Monday-Friday (8 am to 8 pm ET) (888) 327-4236 TTY: (800)424-9153
#1 of 80 Chevrolet Cobalt - Door Issues
Dec 24, 2007 (2:15 pm)
I have a 2006 Cobalt, and since my warranty expired (I have 39,000 miles on her), I have had one problem after another. My biggest is that my doors sometimes don't open. First it was my drivers side. I unlocked the door with the keypad, and although the door was unlocked it wouldn't open from the outside or inside. It lasted for a few days, then started opening again. It was too warm to be frozen. Two weeks later the same thing happened with the passenger door (lasted for a day) and then the day after that was fixed it happened to the drivers door again. Any suggestions? Anyone else had this problem?
#2 of 80 Re: Chevrolet Cobalt - Door Issues [anya1229]
Oct 21, 2008 (4:39 pm)
I too have a chevy cobalt 2006 that I purchased in March 08. Now just the other day my drivers side door will unlock, but I can not open it from the outside or inside. I am having the dealership look at, but not until Nov. 10. Did you ever find out what is causing that?? Let me know.
#3 of 80 Re: Chevrolet Cobalt - Door Issues [kcmarie]
Apr 05, 2009 (1:34 pm)
Did you ever get this resolved? My mother is having the same issue with her car.
#4 of 80 Rear Door Problems
Jun 03, 2009 (9:41 pm)
I have a 2007 Cobalt LS 4 door sedan and the rear passenger door i find i'm having problems with it. I first noticed it today. I haven't opened it in awhile and when unlocking it(i have manual locks) i tried to open but no go. After a few minutes i got it to open, but later i pushed lock down and closed door..tried to open and it did. The lock didn't lock it. What could be the problem and how do i fix it other than taking it back to the dealer? Any info will help greatly..thank you.
#5 of 80 Re: Rear Door Problems [dft56]
Jun 05, 2009 (8:20 am)
Do your rare doors have that child safety lock built into the door as you open it. That could be the issue if so equipt.
#6 of 80 Re: Rear Door Problems [poncho167]
Jun 05, 2009 (9:55 am)
Yes it does and i have turned the dial both ways and no luck..will not lock..guess i'll have to take it to a dealer..yuk! Thanks for the reply
#7 of 80 Re: Rear Door Problems [dft56]
Jun 17, 2009 (11:25 am)
just wanted to let you know that i have a 2007 chevy cobalt with rear passenger side door issues. before the year was up from me having the car, the door lock just popped out. i could not lock the door, but opening it was no problem. i ended up removing the door interior panel and it turned out the inside piece which connects the door lock to the door handle is not very sturdy. i put the piece back together and everything worked fine. i figured i had solved the problem and nothing would happen again. yesterday i had a bigger issue arise. now the same door is locked and will not open. when i pulled the lock switch (mine is automatic- simple to use but apparently the cobalt has some problems to address with it) the lock switch actually pops out like before. i am very upset because it not locking was better because it's easier to access the door and remove the inside panel to fix the issue. i now have to see if i can remove the door panel some other way since it won't unlock or will have to take it into the dealership to have fixed. it's a great inconvenience since i have two kids and they have to use the driver's side passenger door for everything now until i get it fixed. i love my cobalt. my family and friends all have the cobalts or cavs. it runs great. no problems except this cursed door.
#8 of 80 Re: Rear Door Problems [taniagoody]
Jun 17, 2009 (8:55 pm)
I guess i'll have to take it to a dealer as i'm not mechanically inclined for this kind of work..others yes..this no. I like my cobalt too..only have had this problem and another with the bushings in the front end..for which i'll have to take in again for.
#9 of 80 Re: Chevrolet Cobalt - Door Issues [anya1229]
Aug 20, 2009 (12:46 pm)
I have a 2007 Cobalt LS, 4-door (man lock). My issue is that first, my door handle on my drivers door snapped off. I had to open the door by pulling the left over piece of plastic out. Then, if that wasn't enough... the door will not stay closed. After awhile, I could get the door to finally stay shut, but then most days it will not. I had to bungee-cord the door in order to stay shut. My friend and I were able to take out the part, clean it up, lube it up, and reinstall... It seemed to work for awhile but now it will not stay closed at all. Worst part of all, my rear door on the same driver's side is doing the same. My children ride in car seats and it was lucky that I was just pulling out of my driveway when their door flew open. I tried to close it but again it did the same as my front door.
Clearly there is an issue with these door locks and a major recall should be done. If it were somebody else, they could have lost a child flying out of the back seat because the door wouldn't stay closed.
If anyone has a solution to this.. please add me to your list!
#10 of 80 Re: Chevrolet Cobalt - Door Issues [anya1229]
Sep 14, 2009 (12:11 pm)
ok so kinda the same thing with my car... i have and 06 cobalt ss... just happened to me today. my key wouldnt come out of my so i slamed it into park and the key came out but my door wont open now... from outside or inside... anyone have a problem like that