If people are having problems then why isn't this taking care of? The support bulletin says dealers fix at no cost through January of 2013. He said I could drive it home. Would like to have had a new gasket included with the new hub, or at least have the website recommend that part when ordering from the website. I see that his has been an issue for multiple Cobalt owners and even the mechanics that I was able to get a hold of told me that this is a known issue. There has to be something we could do as frustrated consumers. The battery vent tube is connected to the top of the battery by a plastic elbow, a plastic vent tube is connected to the male nipple on the elbow.
My daughter was not home when this happened. When driving in colder places, the 5W-40 fully synthetic oil may be a better option as this is known to perform well in lower temperatures. When I went to remove my key from the ignition, the key wouldn't turn and I couldn't get my key out. You will need a 10mm socket for the bolts on the terminals and a 13mm socket for the bolt on the strap that holds it in place. The battery is not in the engine bay, though it looks like there are terminals to attach jumper cables to. Its about a 20 minute deal to replace the battery. Worked ok again for a couple more weeks and now it doesn't want to shift in and out of gears and gain speed on the highway, check engine light came on, took it to a mechanic as soon as it happened, he took it out to test drive and the darn thing wouldn't act up on him.
This digitized engine output data and allowed alteration of performance settings from a high-tech hub! There is no sound when she turns the car on, this is insane with the problems we have with this vehicle within a three year period. StabiliTrak was also included to electronically boost stability and balance. For the semi-synthetic kind, a good option for increased and prolonged engine protection would be the 5W-30. If you go aftermarket, check for the presence and location of a hydrogen vent compatible with the vent tube. While I'm hunting for a good price, I also want to have a dependable daily commuter. For fully synthetic motor oil, the 0W-30 is known for providing better fuel efficiency, while the 0W-40 ensures better engine protection against deposits and wear through quick lubrication.
The approximate failure mileage was 72,000. Today's date 11-12-2010 8:21pm previous issues as well when its very cold out when I go over a bump the radio will shut off and when I push on the console near the radio it shuts off as well. The contact stated that the key would not remove from the ignition. Note how the strap attaches to the bolt and the plastic spacer. I assume that this is a factory installation defect, this is not an improper repair defect, so this situation could exist on other models using this type of vent tubing. The contact stated that the key became lodged in the ignition.
I replaced the battery and not much changed. I'm so fed up with this. The ignition is locked in the on or acc. It also can be used in all other cars and light duty trucks that use extended life coolant. Only have them on a couple weeks now but they ride quiet and smooth.
I do not have 300 plus dollars to put into my car. What makes the Cobalt a good option for a secondhand compact car? Upon calling a dealership and gm directly I have found out that this an incredibly common instance. I don't know what else to do. Reverse the procedure to install a new battery. It also had a longer wheelbase than its competitors, giving it increased balance and stability.
It usually takes about 10 minutes to get it started. Tried to get it out a couple times then eventually called onstar and they told me the tow guy would be able to get the key out of the ignition. Chevrolet should pay for the this. The result was actually very impressive. There was a painted metal gasket between the old hub and where it attaches to the front suspension that prevented the old hub from rusting on. The dealers do not care about the cost we are putting into this vehicle but something has to be done to help the consumers.
Some of the 2007 to 2009 models were also reported to have fuel leaks due to damaged plastic fuel pump lines. I went to the dealer ship and they said that this is a common problem with Cobalts prior to this and it's the cylinder ignition. Compared my another Toyota car, already 7 years, the key only need replace battery and work. The contact had to disconnect the battery in order to remove the key. The old ones came off easily with a few whacks of the sledge hammer. Aside from these faulty systems and parts, some owners have reported ignition troubles like a stuck key caused by a faulty shifter and a broken ignition module and defective coil, which could result in a misfire. What parts should I check more thoroughly? No apparent reason why it was going off.