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Chevrolet Cobalt, Car Warranties, Fuel System, Steering, Coupe, Sedan
#1 of 30 Don't Buy a Cobalt
Jan 05, 2010 (8:24 pm)
I made that mistake and it has been problems since. Power Steering out at 41,000 and Fuel pump out at 50,000. Piece of junk. The rest of my problems are detailed here:
#2 of 30 Buy a Cobalt
Jan 06, 2010 (10:51 am)
Sounds like you bought it used. Never know what you'll get if that's the case.
While they had some issues the first 2 years, I've seen very few issues since and yes I work on cars every day and have since the late 60s.
I own a 07 and 09 and am considering a third before they phase it out.
#3 of 30 Re: Don't Buy a Cobalt [tqdizzle]
Jan 06, 2010 (1:00 pm)
Sounds like you didn't buy an extended warrant when you bought it new or before the 3 year/36000 mile or 4-year/48000 mile warranty expired. Then you wouldn't be complaining.
#4 of 30 Re: Don't Buy a Cobalt [imidazol97]
Jan 06, 2010 (7:00 pm)
The dealership would not sell me an extended warranty when I purchased it. Even so, the power steering going out at 41,000 is ridiculous. That is a testament to the quality of product that Chevy makes.
#5 of 30 Re: Buy a Cobalt [cmhj2000]
Jan 06, 2010 (7:01 pm)
As long as Chevy continues to use electronic power steering modules before they have them fully tested, then you are playing with fire with the cobalt. Just google "Cobalt Power Steering" there are tons of pages detailing the problem and its frequency.
#6 of 30 Re: Don't Buy a Cobalt [tqdizzle]
Jan 06, 2010 (7:38 pm)
Did you buy the car new? Certified used?
#7 of 30 Re: Buy a Cobalt [tqdizzle]
Jan 07, 2010 (9:16 am)
I have no issues what so ever with GM's electrical steering. In fact, as hinted at earlier, I have a much wider understanding of these issues than most.
With nearly 40 years in the service bays, I've yet to see any manufacturer not have some issues. Odds are some abuse was in play here too.
A warranty is a contract, nothing more. Most if put in the same position would do the same if asked to warrant something past the contracts terms.
Cobalt #3 is coming to a new home in Feb.
#8 of 30 Re: Don't Buy a Cobalt [imidazol97]
Jan 07, 2010 (6:24 pm)
I bought it certified used, with 31,000 miles, one previous owner and a clean history.
#9 of 30 Re: Don't Buy a Cobalt [tqdizzle]
Jan 07, 2010 (6:58 pm)
Then the warranty went to 48,000. However you could have bought a 7 year and 100000 mile warranty or some other combinations before the original 3 year, 36000 miles warranty expired. You can buy those from GM dealers selling them. Look for GMPP warranty on the internet. One is Black in Pennsylvania, IIRC>
#10 of 30 Re: Don't Buy a Cobalt [tqdizzle]
Jan 09, 2010 (9:43 am)
Now we finally get some needed info. If that is the case and you have all required documentation you could have a case. Like I said, a warranty is nothing more than a contract.
Many times I've had people with issues that didn't fall within the parameters of the contract. If they are nice I've gone out of my way to try and help and in many cases I've had the shop do the work at a discount to cover costs only. Those that are rude get nothing extra.
Bottom line be nice and make sure your documentation is in order. Even if your documentation is in order and the dealer won't help then go to corporate. No response there contact your states AG office and the BBB.