Last post on Apr 29, 2013 at 9:58 AM
You are in the Chevrolet Cobalt
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Chevrolet Cobalt, Coupe, Sedan
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#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.
#59 of 80 Re: door problems, a big issue [snoy0502]
Dec 12, 2012 (10:14 pm)
I'm having the EXACT same problem as is listed in this thread. Has anyone solved this issue? Did GM ever recall the model?
#60 of 80 How do we let others know GM/ Chevy is violating our rights for car safety?
Dec 12, 2012 (10:20 pm)
I was also wondering if anyone has tried to make this problem more public? Its obviously illegal for GM/ Chevy to neglect this issue with their car model, and its alarming that they will put the lives of their customers at risk before spending money on the issue. Has anyone thought of a lawsuit?...
#61 of 80 Re: door problems, a big issue [cmm10]
Dec 13, 2012 (9:39 am)
If we can check into this further with you and your dealership, please contact us via email at socialmediagm.com (include your name and contact information, a brief summary of the situation, the last 8 of your VIN, and the name of your preferred dealership).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
Dec 13, 2012 (10:28 am)
My cobalt does the same thing,esspecialy when its raining or cold out side,i hate it and think it should be recalled,i only like chevrolet but this is not a good thing for them,it really doesent make chevy look very good,its a major saftey issue,when it does happen the only way i can get the doors open is by jerking the outside handle hard and fast but what if something happend and i couldnt get the windows down,and sometimes my doors wont shut,they just keep bouncing back open until i lock and unlock the doors,i hate it! Thanks,oneil63impalaaol.com
#63 of 80 Re: Same problem [superchargedss]
Dec 14, 2012 (8:35 am)
I just sent an email to the address provided from socialmediagm.com - look forward to a response!
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#64 of 80 Re: Same problem [superchargedss]
Jan 01, 2013 (12:12 pm)
You should try buying lubricant spray, not WD-40 and spray it into the lock and door latch areas. This will make sure it doesn't freeze, unfreeze what is frozen, and help with locks and shutting the door.
#65 of 80 Re: Driver Door Safety Problems [gmcustsvcsarah]
Jan 15, 2013 (6:27 pm)
i have a 06 ss cobalt an ive been having this door problem for a couple mnths an then just last wk the inside handle quit working all togather an i dont understand why gm want put out a recall on this cause this is a major safty problem.also i been having a eletric shortage making the check engine an secruity light come on. an had checked out an there machine didnt show anything wrong with it.they told me that when it rained alot the cobalts had this problem