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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Repair Histories

51 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt. 23 of these members (45.1%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 52 repairs to 2008 Chevrolet Cobalts--an average of 1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Chart based on 52 repairs.

2008 Chevrolet Cobalt repair cost distribution

Chart based on 11 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt 4dr Sedan

171-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet Cobalt in Arkansas, United States
Jul 2009 - Sep 2014
44000 mi US $248 arm in steering system loose causing noise at speed; replaced.  also leak from sunroof; unclogged drain. 

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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt 4dr Sedan

148-horsepower 2.2L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet Cobalt in Alberta, Canada
Dec 2008 - Oct 2010
13990 mi   Rattle sound in steering column revealed too much play in steering gears- steering column replaced under warranty. 
14880   Steering Column replaced to remedy rattling noise. 
19840   Rear Drivers Power Window Still Intermittent Nonop. Not Fixed still. 
23560   Rattle in Steering Column caused by backlash in steering gears as per GM TSB. This is a common problem on the G5, Cobalt, Pursuit, HHR, and G6s. Second time the problem arose in this car and the second time the entire steering column was replaced Defective Wiring Harness for Driver's Side back door was going in and out. Part ordered from factory in Lordstown Ohio and not installed. Sound in blower motor indicated it was on the way out, dealership replaced motor. Passenger door panel making a bad squeak and rattle during normal use and driving conditions. Panel removed and re-attached with new fasteners. Turn signal wasn't going off when wheel returned to normal position; turn signal relay replaced. 
24180   Automatic Transmission shift knob button broke off. Dealer replaced assembly under warranty. 
Chevrolet Cobalt in Texas, United States
Dec 2008 - Jul 2014
20000 mi   Rear driver side power window inop. 
25000   Replaced power window switch on driver door. Replaced ignition switch. Hard to operate. 
62000   Alarm went off intermittently for no reason. Replaced key fob because of a short.  
70000 US $112 Battery was dead on a cold morning. Would not turn car engine over. 
Chevrolet Cobalt in Nova Scotia, Canada
Mar 2009 - Sep 2011
34720 mi   Both front artifacts were leaking and had to be replaced Steering shaft had to be replaced. 
Chevrolet Cobalt in Colorado, United States
Feb 2008 - Jun 2011
5275 mi   Tire pressure sensors lost programming. Reprogrammed under warranty in less than 2 hrs at no charge. 
29000   Ignition cylinder had to be replaced as the car would not turn off! 

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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt 2dr Coupe

171-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Chevrolet Cobalt in Rhode Island, United States
Jul 2009 - Sep 2012
4000 mi   Bad Synchros on 3rd and 4th gear (manual trans). Gears and syncros repaired under warranty. 
Chevrolet Cobalt in Texas, United States
Dec 2008 - Nov 2012
24000 mi   MAF sensor giving erratic readings; replaced, problem not solved. Took car back to dealer, discovered problem with MAF wiring/plug; new plug, problem fixed completely. 
34000   Parking brake ratheting mechanism broke; total replacement of parking brake assembley required under warranty. 
44000   Cracked flex-pipe in exhaust; rattle in forward catalytic converter. 

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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt 2dr Coupe

171-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet Cobalt in Illinois, United States
Jun 2009 - Jan 2011
27000 mi   replaced faulty wiring for steering wheel controls 
31000   replaced interior passenger door handle. chrome paint was peeling off. 
33000   sunroof controls came loose and had to be replaced door trim was coming off. trim was replaced the turn signal would stay on after turning. wiring replaced. works fine. 

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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt 2dr Coupe

148-horsepower 2.2L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Chevrolet Cobalt in Illinois, United States
Aug 2009 - Jan 2012
25000 mi   One Tire pressure sensor stopped working. 

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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt 2dr Coupe

148-horsepower 2.2L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet Cobalt in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2008 - Jun 2009
3000 mi   Replaced upper dash trim panel due to cosmetic defect. 

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