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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Problems and Repair Histories

49 TrueDelta members own a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt. 21 of these members (42.9%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 41 repairs to 2008 Chevrolet Cobalts--an average of 0.8 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt repairs by problem area

20% of the 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt repairs were to the engine, 2% to the transmission, 2% to the brakes, 27% to the suspension, 29% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, and 20% to the body and trim.

Chart based on 41 repairs.

2008 Chevrolet Cobalt repair cost distribution

Of the 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, and 100% cost between $100 and $499.

Chart based on 8 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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Repair costs are in local units.

2008 Chevrolet Cobalt 4dr Sedan

171-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet Cobalt in Arkansas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2009 31000    
44000 248 arm in steering system loose causing noise at speed; replaced.  also leak from sunroof; unclogged drain. 
99000  

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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt 4dr Sedan

148-horsepower 2.2L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet Cobalt in Alberta, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2008 12400    
13920 0 Rattle sound in steering column revealed too much play in steering gears- steering column replaced under warranty. 
14880 0 Steering Column replaced to remedy rattling noise. 
19840 0 Rear Drivers Power Window Still Intermittent Nonop. Not Fixed still. 
23560 0 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 0 Automatic Transmission shift knob button broke off. Dealer replaced assembly under warranty. 
 
Chevrolet Cobalt in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2008 15000    
20000 0 Rear driver side power window inop. 
25000 0 Replaced power window switch on driver door. Replaced ignition switch. Hard to operate. 
62000 0 Alarm went off intermittently for no reason. Replaced key fob because of a short.  
70000 112 Battery was dead on a cold morning. Would not turn car engine over. 
94000  
Chevrolet Cobalt in Nova Scotia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 15500    
34720 0 Both front artifacts were leaking and had to be replaced Steering shaft had to be replaced. 
41540  
Chevrolet Cobalt in Colorado, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Tire pressure sensors lost programming. Reprogrammed under warranty in less than 2 hrs at no charge. 
29000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2009 0    
4000 0 Bad Synchros on 3rd and 4th gear (manual trans). Gears and syncros repaired under warranty. 
35000  
Chevrolet Cobalt in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2008 9000    
24000 0 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 0 Parking brake ratheting mechanism broke; total replacement of parking brake assembley required under warranty. 
44000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 replaced faulty wiring for steering wheel controls 
0 replaced interior passenger door handle. chrome paint was peeling off. 
33000 0 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. 
35000  

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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt 2dr Coupe

148-horsepower 2.2L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Chevrolet Cobalt in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2009 23000    
25000 0 One Tire pressure sensor stopped working. 
90000  

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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt 2dr Coupe

148-horsepower 2.2L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet Cobalt in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2008 0    
3000 0 Replaced upper dash trim panel due to cosmetic defect. 
 

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