Complaint Number: 10452517 Incident Date: March 20, 2012 Date Added to File: March 21, 2012 Description of the Complaint: I have a 2009 chevy cobalt and upon parking my car I cannot turn off the car and remove the keys from the car. The key was stuck in the ignition and would not move. I don't have a theft system. Complaint Number: 10583704 Incident Date: June 2, 2012 Date Added to File: April 19, 2014 Description of the Complaint: On several occasions the battery in the vehicle died for no reason. Can someone please help me? The ignition is stuck and the key will not turn the ignition to start the car. The manufacturer has not been contacted. Consumer requests reimbursement for defective ignition switch recall repairs.
Seems like the issue always comes back when it's extremely hot outside. The vehicle was not towed and the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The contact stated that the key failed to turn in the ignition until after several attempts. No apparent reason why it was going off. While driving approximately 35 mph, the instrument panel lights and gauges would not illuminate in the daylight.
The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told the tumbler and the ignition lock cylinder needed to replaced. Obviously the garages dont listen. Months down the line the power steering issue came back but only worse. Complaint Number: 10567532 Incident Date: July 13, 2010 Date Added to File: March 6, 2014 Description of the Complaint: I do not remember the exact dates and mileage, but I have seen recently the recalls on cobalt. Complaint Number: 10595880 Incident Date: April 1, 2014 Date Added to File: June 3, 2014 Description of the Complaint: The contact owns a 2008 chevrolet cobalt. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure.
They had the car for about 6 weeks , they moved it around on their lot by their own admission, did a req oil change and when we went to pick up they had lost the keys. The authorized dealer stated that there was no defect with the instrument panel operation. If you don't have a socket that fits, then you can be creative and try to get it loosened another way. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The dealer was uncertain when the part would be available.
Circuits don't operate properly and can give utterly wrong signals. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or an independent mechanic for the failures. Complaint Number: 10817060 Incident Date: September 22, 2015 Date Added to File: December 30, 2015 Description of the Complaint: The contact owned a 2008 chevrolet cobalt. It happened already 3 times in 2. The failure progressed to the point where the vehicle would not start at all. This has happened twice before and have taken to dealership and nothing was found to be wrong. In addition, the turn signal and windshield wiper mechanism fractured upon engaging.
It was unknown the origin of the fire. The contact mentioned that the vehicle stalled and the power steering seized after the repairs. Once, the car would not turn off. The force of the impact caused the vehicle to explode, causing fatal injuries to a passenger. You can have codes read at Auto Zone, Pep Boys, O'Reilly's, etc. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure.
Complaint Number: 10652563 Incident Date: June 1, 2014 Date Added to File: November 4, 2014 Description of the Complaint: Our vehicle was subject to the recall for the ignition system. Remember, lead acid batteries give off hydrogen gas when charging. The failure mileage was 115,000. They say they're still unsure whether it's related to the recall. The failure mileage was 100,000.
Thanks, Chad Hello, It sounds like fuses got blown when the battery was changed, could be becasue the key was left on when the battery was connected. Complaint Number: 10619159 Incident Date: July 16, 2014 Date Added to File: August 5, 2014 Description of the Complaint: I have had my car shut off while driving 3 times in the past few months. May 07, 2013 Hi, When jump starting this vehicle make sure that the Q7 is connected first, then connect to the jumper vehicle. The following week I had a gas leak and had to have it serviced because that is very dangerous. The gauges are all computer controlled, so my best explanation is sometimes, weird things happen with low power.