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Chevrolet Cobalt Transmission Problems and Repair Histories

Don't infer 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 Chevrolet Cobalt repairs by problem area

25% of the Chevrolet Cobalt repairs were to the engine, 8% to the transmission, 9% to the brakes, 24% to the suspension, 16% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 15% to the body and trim, and 4% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 275 repairs.

Chevrolet Cobalt transmission and drivetrain repair cost distribution

Of the Chevrolet Cobalt transmission and drivetrain repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 21% cost less than $100, 58% between $100 and $499, 8% between $500 and $999, 8% between $1000 and $2499, and 4% more than $2500.

Chart based on 24 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.

2008.5 Chevrolet Cobalt 2dr Coupe

turbocharged 260hp 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Chevrolet Cobalt in Maryland, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2009 9000    
28000 0 On cold mornings, gear shift won't shift out of first or second gear until car warms up (won't shift to right). Shop could not replicate. Seems an issue similar to cold mornings where the window won't roll down - condensation freezing. 
49000  

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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  

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt 4dr Sedan

148-horsepower 2.2L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet Cobalt in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2007 0    
1000 0 Vehicle was jumping when downshifting from 2nd to 1st gear and slipping going from 1st to 2nd gear. vehicle was drifting while parked and engine off. 
 

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt 2dr Coupe

173-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Chevrolet Cobalt in Manitoba, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2007 0    
16120 0 Mechanic at oil change shop noticed vibration in clutch pedal during routine maintenance. Dealership agreed and replaced overly worn bearings in transmission.  
 

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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt 4dr Sedan

145-horsepower 2.2L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet Cobalt in Tennessee, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2007 80000    
209000 791 Transmission 1-2 shift solenoid replaced. Extensive labor costs due to solenoid being inside transmission and side panel having to be removed. Cost of part was $25 labor including diagnostics approx. 8 hours. 
 
Chevrolet Cobalt in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2010 97000    
106000 498 Transmission hard clunk going from park to reverse on level surface. Only happens randomly might happen one week might happen again three weeks later. 

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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt 2dr Coupe

145-horsepower 2.2L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Chevrolet Cobalt in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2007 21000    
57000 1903 Clutch completely lost pressure while driving. Could not be driven at all. Had to pull over and have car towed. Entire clutch assembly and master cylinder had to be replaced. $900 in parts and $1000 in labor to repair car and have it be drivable again. 
 

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2005 Chevrolet Cobalt 4dr Sedan

145-horsepower 2.2L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet Cobalt in Tennessee, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2007 70000    
209000 600 replace 1-2 shift solenoid in transmission 
326000 447 Replaced 1-2 shift solenoid 
 

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2005 Chevrolet Cobalt 2dr Coupe

supercharged 205hp 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Chevrolet Cobalt in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2009 74000    
82700 2800 Synchros wore out in transmission, couldn't shift into 2nd Gear w/o grinding. It is a common problem for this tranny with miles. Cost to repair nearly the same as cost to replace. Replaced with new tranny. Also replaced clutch for normal maintainence. 
112000 1300 Transmission blew up again! 12 months and just under 30k later brand new tranny tore itself apart. Output shaft possibly broke and destroyed gears. Removed tranny, opened case and metal chunks fell out. On to tranny #3, replacing with FORD! 
140000 0 Another transmission bites the dust. On to number 4. All kinds of issues on this one. A gear actually came loose on a shaft and was being pushed up against the casing. 
 
Chevrolet Cobalt in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2007 15000    
17000 0 Broken cv joint - Fixed under Warrenty. The car was abused while someone test drove it before I bought it. 
 

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