397 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Chevrolet Cobalt. 24 of these members
(6%) have reported transmission repairs for their car.
A total of 29 transmission repairs to Chevrolet Cobalts--an average of 0.1 per
vehicle--have been reported.
Chart based on 28 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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2008.5 Chevrolet Cobalt 2dr Coupe
turbocharged 260hp 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD
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.
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.
Transmission hard clunk going from park to reverse on level surface. Only happens randomly might happen one week might happen again three weeks later.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Broken cv joint - Fixed under Warrenty. The car was abused while someone test drove it before I bought it.