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Chevrolet Cobalt, Coupe, Sedan
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#49 of 80 Re: Driver Door Safety Problems [superchargedss]
Dec 02, 2011 (10:21 am)
I have the same problem. was at walmart, tried to shut the door, it wouldn't shut. I looked at the latch didn't see anything wrong shut it again and it shut with no problem. The next day, I shut the door after driving it and it never opened again from the outside or the inside. I have to crawl over the stick shift to be able to drive it. I just paid for a mysterious computer upgrade I was supposed to do and I can't afford another high priced service charge. With all the people having the same problem, it should be a recall. I will most likely sell this car after I fix it and never own another one. Which is sad as my dad retired from Chevy.
#50 of 80 Re: door issues [gearheadguru]
Dec 06, 2011 (11:52 am)
I'm having similar problems with Chev Cobalt 2007. The drivers door starts opening and closing and I suspected a short in the switch. I unplugged the wires from the switch and the door problems are solved for the time being. I'm planing to take it to a technician since I want the problem to be fixed ones and for all.
I noticed something strange about the electrical circuits about the car. After unplugging the door switch the rear lights aren't working any more. Could the unplugging of switch caused that or am I looking a bigger electrical problem ?
#51 of 80 update on my door
Jan 10, 2012 (5:24 pm)
no i never did fix the door i dont have money for a dealer to fix it ill try with a slim jim thing because i believe it may be a clip down at the bottom may have become disconnected somehow because all the cables for the latch work fine. i was at a body shop because i was rear ended and the owner came out and looked at it( ive cut the panel pretty much off) he said im pretty much doing what he would do haha if anyone has any other ideas let me know because im worried if i am wrong and i cant get the door close i will be screwed.
#52 of 80 05 cobalt door wont close.
Feb 17, 2012 (2:10 pm)
I have an 05 cobalt and worse gm car I have ever had, and my family bleeds gm blood, they have been working there since the 40's. This car has had problems after problems. Most recent is the rear drivers door won't shut or stay closed. This is a major safety issue and on a 7 year old car should not have it. Any ideas on what it could be or am I S.O.L. , I think it is the hole locking mechanism . Any info on this would be amazing, or if you have the.same problem let me know how you fixed it.
I will tell you, it makes me cry but I will never buy gm again, if competitors will match the gm pricing
#53 of 80 cobalt door won't open
Mar 03, 2012 (8:55 pm)
my Cobalt drivers door is stuck closed. the power locks go up and down but the door latch does not feel like its releasing the door. you try the handle and it does nothing. what a hassle! I never had a door issue like this with any car...they can't make the door latch so it works for the life of the car?
any suggestions on how to get the door opened so I can look at the latch would help.
so disappointed in Chevy engineering and manufacturing.
Looks like they want about $500 or more to fix this problem...is that right?
#54 of 80 Re: cobalt door won't open [jan11pa]
Mar 09, 2012 (11:13 am)
HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM WITH MY CAR CALL 18002633777 PRESS4 AND EXT 2346 THEY TOLD ME AT GM THEY HAVE NO COMPLAINTS ON THIS ISSUE SO ANYONE WITH THIS PROBLEM REPORT IT TO GM AT THIS #
#55 of 80 Unlocking doors
Mar 27, 2012 (2:11 pm)
I bought a 2006 chevy cobalt in November from a local dealership and they said everything was fine with the car but that the drivers side panel wouldn't lock the doors, but the passenger side did. I was fine with that. A little over a month after i bought it i noticed that my car doors were always unlocked, even though i know i locked them. Now about 2 months ago, my car doors unlock as i am driving!! I'm terrified that some one is going to break into my car. Suggestions????
#56 of 80 Re: Unlocking doors [tere_s]
Mar 27, 2012 (2:59 pm)
Sounds like a control module is telling the doors to unlock when it shouldn't.
I would take out the fuse for the power doors locks if there is a separate one. It may be a shared circuit with something else, but that way you know your doors won't unlock in the middle of the night.
And ask in the forums like this for help. Someone will know what to tell you.
#57 of 80 door problems, a big issue
Jun 05, 2012 (3:08 pm)
I just purchased a 2006 Copbalt, and the passenger door can't be opened. I looked on the internet and found that NHTSA issued a bulletin #10038344. My car is going in tomorrow for a recall on the "power steering motor" so when I set up the appointment. I told him about the door. They have to "diagnose" it. I told him that it has manual locks and the lock is stuck in the locked position. wha la Diagnosis done!! I asked him how to fix it. I have to let them "take a look" From reading this thread on the forum, I think I'm in for a battle. At what point does an NHTSA bulletin prompt a recall?
#58 of 80 Re: door problems, a big issue [dosperros]
Jun 06, 2012 (5:25 am)
GM doesn't care about this issue. They would do some kind of temporary fix while i was still on warranty, and after they told me its 1500 to fix each door. My ac also leaks in the front under the passenger side floor, which they could never find out why (every cobalt owner I know it does it too so watch out for that problem it's crappy) as for the door problem, since GM and Chevy is refusing to recall or at least offer some kind of discount repair, I'll help u all out since I've had the issue since it started. Often when I try to open my door, the doors don't work. It feels like the handles aren't attached to anything. Keep something hard in the car at allll times (like a cup) otherwise if you get in an accident and can't get out ur screwed and Chevy doesn't care. Lock the doors, then unlock.DO NOT TOUCH ANYTHING until you take the cup in your hand, and slam it on the lock stick thing near the window. Then unlock and Wah-lah! The people in your car will laugh, and you can get out. I have broken both tips off of my lock sticks, but it's the only way. I've reported it numerous times so as for the fact GM says no reports on it, they're full of shit. They just know its an expensive issue to fix all the doors in every cobalt. Apparently they realllllly don't care about our safety. My family too used to bleed GM and Chevy but not anymore. My dad went Nissan and my mom is about to. Grandparents are going Toyota. There's a reason people don't buy American anymore and it's because their vehicles are built solely to make the company money. Oh, and my door handle has fallen out on the outside because of this issue too (the door handles stick on the outside after this problem has been there a while) so I have a one door coupe I like to say. Gna fix it Chevy? Nope. Don't worry tho, like I told u people every time I've called, I will make sure myself and everyone I know will not ever buy a GM, and you doubted me? Well I did, and it's working.