The Worst 2005-2010 Cobalt Problems

Ignition Switch Safety Recall

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In February, 2014, General Motors recalled 1.6 million vehicles because of a faulty ignition switch that has been linked to the deaths of 13 people. To make matters worse, the company may have known about the defect for over a decade.

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Passlock Security

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One of Chevrolet’s solutions for stopping thieves from driving away with a car is, coincidently, doing the same thing to the actual owner.

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What Owners Complain About

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

Worst Topics

Worst Years

1st Generation Cobalt in the News

By the Numbers

  1. 6 model years

    Grouping all models by their year can reveal some baddies.

  2. 1,054 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  3. 70th in reliability

    Overall reliability rank out of 80 eligible generations.