Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
AIR BAGS
SB-09-09-40-00308/01/200910032334Chevrolet/pontiac: sir/airbag light illuminated, dtc b0081 and passenger presence system (pps) code 23 stored (replace passenger seat belt retractor and re-route wire harness). *pe03/05/2010
SB-09-09-41-00305/01/200910030646Chevrolet/pontiac: the sir/airbag light is illuminated. upon investigation, the technician may find dtc b0081 set. *pe11/04/2009
TSB-09-09-41-00204/01/200910030146General motors: sir/airbag light illuminated, passenger presence system (pps) dtcs 023, 024, 063, 064, 065 set (inspect pps system wiring and/or connectors). *pe08/07/2009
TB-080941006B04/01/200910030104General motors: the sir light is illuminated. dtc b0081 passenger presence system (pps) code stored (inspect pps system connectors). *pe08/03/2009
SB-08-09-41-002C02/01/200910029924General motors: diagnostic information for intermittent restraints, air bag (sir) indicator/lamp on with dtc(s) b0012, b0013, b0016, b0016, b0019, b0020, b0022, b0023, b0026, b0033, b0040, b0042 or b0044 set. this may be caused by a loose,07/20/2009
401112/13/20074011F10020881Air bag indicator light is on. *kb updated on 12/13/07. *nj01/25/2007
AIR BAGS - FRONTAL
08-09-41-00602/01/2009SB-08-09-41-006A10025669Sir/air bag light illuminated, dtc b0081 (passenger presence system (pps) code) stored (inspect pps system connectors). *pe updated 5/22/09. *pe08/28/2008

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
AIR BAGS
05/06/2011450001
 Driving down the road and the airbag on the passengers side shuts off with a passenger in the seat. service airbag light goes on. shut the car off and restart then it will be fine for a while. i think it is sensor on the seatbelt retractor. *tr
05/06/201145000
 Driving down the road and the airbag on the passengers side shuts off with a passenger in the seat. service airbag light goes on. shut the car off and restart then it will be fine for a while. i think it is sensor on the seatbelt retractor.
05/06/201145000
 Driving down the road and the airbag on the passengers side shuts off with a passenger in the seat. service airbag light goes on. shut the car off and restart then it will be fine for a while. i think it is sensor on the seatbelt retractor.
05/06/201145000
 Driving down the road and the airbag on the passengers side shuts off with a passenger in the seat. service airbag light goes on. shut the car off and restart then it will be fine for a while. i think it is sensor on the seatbelt retractor.
04/04/201287000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that while driving 45 mph she rear ended another vehicle and none of the air bags deployed. the vehicle was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that the air bags did not deployed as a result of the sensors being covered by crushed metal from the crash. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 87,000.
04/04/201287000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that while driving 45 mph she rear ended another vehicle and none of the air bags deployed. the vehicle was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that the air bags did not deployed as a result of the sensors being covered by crushed metal from the crash. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 87,000.
04/04/201287000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that while driving 45 mph she rear ended another vehicle and non of the air bags deployed. the vehicle was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that the air bags did not deployed as a result of the sensors being covered. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 87,000. pm
04/04/201287000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that while driving 45 mph she rear ended another vehicle and non of the air bags deployed. the vehicle was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that the air bags did not deployed as a result of the sensors being covered. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 87,000. pm
04/04/201287000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that while driving 45 mph she rear ended another vehicle and non of the air bags deployed. the vehicle was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that the air bags did not deployed as a result of the sensors being covered. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 87,000. pm
03/19/201240000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt ltz. the contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, the driver crashed into another vehicle and the airbags did not deploy. the driver sustained injuries to he neck and back. the police were contacted and a report was filed. the vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic pending an investigation. the manufacturer was contacted but had not assisted the contact. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and the current mileages were approximately 40,000. kmj
03/19/201240000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt ltz. the contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, the driver crashed into another vehicle and the airbags did not deploy. the driver sustained injuries to he neck and back. the police were contacted and a report was filed. the vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic pending an investigation. the manufacturer was contacted but had not assisted the contact. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and the current mileages were approximately 40,000. kmj
03/19/201240000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt ltz. the contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph the driver crashed into another vehicle. upon impact teh airbags did not deploy. the driver received injuries to her kneck and back. the police were contacted and a report was available. the vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic waiting an investigation. the manufacturer was contacted and they have yet to get back to the owner. the failure and current mileages were approximately 40,000. tb
03/19/201240000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt ltz. the contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph the driver crashed into another vehicle. upon impact teh airbags did not deploy. the driver received injuries to her kneck and back. the police were contacted and a report was available. the vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic waiting an investigation. the manufacturer was contacted and they have yet to get back to the owner. the failure and current mileages were approximately 40,000. tb
01/20/201267000
 After being rear-ended by a vehicle going 80+ mph an hour into the back of the chevy cobalt going 50mph and rolling into a 20 foot bar ditch, no air bags deployed.
01/20/201267000
 After being rear-ended by a vehicle going 80+ mph an hour into the back of the chevy cobalt going 50mph and rolling into a 20 foot bar ditch, no air bags deployed.
09/12/201152000
 Service air bag light is constantly on. dealer says its caused by sitting something in the passenger seat that isn't very heavy (purse, book, shopping bag, etc) and confusing the sensor, though i do not place anything in the seat. when the service light is on, the airbag will not deploy in an accident. was told by a dealer service manager that they really weren't sure how to/if they could fix it.
09/12/201152000
 Service air bag light is constantly on. dealer says its caused by sitting something in the passenger seat that isn't very heavy (purse, book, shopping bag, etc) and confusing the sensor, though i do not place anything in the seat. when the service light is on, the airbag will not deploy in an accident. was told by a dealer service manager that they really weren't sure how to/if they could fix it.
09/12/201152000
 Service air bag light is constantly on. dealer says its caused by sitting something in the passenger seat that isn't very heavy (purse, book, shopping bag, etc) and confusing the sensor, though i do not place anything in the seat. when the service light is on, the airbag will not deploy in an accident. was told by a dealer service manager that they really weren't sure how to/if they could fix it.
09/12/201152000
 Service air bag light is constantly on. dealer says its caused by sitting something in the passenger seat that isn't very heavy (purse, book, shopping bag, etc) and confusing the sensor, though i do not place anything in the seat. when the service light is on, the airbag will not deploy in an accident. was told by a dealer service manager that they really weren't sure how to/if they could fix it.
08/18/201188000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet colbalt. the contact stated that the airbag warning light was illuminated and the fuel pump was leaking fuel onto the exhaust pipe. a local mechanic diagnosed that a replacement pump was necessary. neither the dealer nor the manufacturer were notified of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 88,000. the vin was unavailable. kmj
08/18/201188000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet colbalt. the contact stated that the airbag warning light was illuminated and the fuel pump was leaking fuel onto the exhaust pipe. a local mechanic diagnosed that a replacement pump was necessary. neither the dealer nor the manufacturer were notified of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 88,000. the vin was unavailable. kmj
08/18/201188000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet colbalt. the contact stated that the airbag warning light was illuminated and the fuel pump was leaking fuel onto the exhaust pipe. a local mechanic diagnosed that a replacement pump was necessary. neither the dealer nor the manufacturer were notified of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 88,000. the vin was unavailable. kmj
08/18/201188000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet colbalt. the contact stated that the airbag warning light would illuminate on the instrument panel, and the fuel pump was leaking and was pouring fuel onto the exhaust pipe, which could cause a fire. a local mechanic diagnosed that a replacement pump was necessary. the dealer nor manufacturer were notified of the failure. the failure was not remedied. the failure and current mileage was 88,000. the vin was unavailable. nw
12/03/201053000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that while attempting to park, the wheel locked and the vehicle abnormally accelerated to 11 mph before crashing into another vehicle. the air bags did not deploy yet there were no injuries. a police report was filed. the vehicle was not repaired or inspected. the vin was unavailable. the current mileage was approximately 55,000 and the failure mileage was approximately 53,000.
12/03/201053000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that while attempting to park, the wheel locked and the vehicle abnormally accelerated to 11 mph before crashing into another vehicle. the air bags did not deploy yet there were no injuries. a police report was filed. the vehicle was not repaired or inspected. the vin was unavailable. the current mileage was approximately 55,000 and the failure mileage was approximately 53,000.
12/03/201053000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that when attempting to park, the wheel locked up, the vehicle suddenly accelerated to 11 mph and crashed into another vehicle. the air bags did not deploy. there were no injuries. a police report was filed. the vehicle had not been repaired or inspected. the vin was unavailable. the current mileage was approximately 55,000. the failure mileage was approximately 53,000-bk
12/03/201053000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that when attempting to park, the wheel locked up, the vehicle suddenly accelerated to 11 mph and crashed into another vehicle. the air bags did not deploy. there were no injuries. a police report was filed. the vehicle had not been repaired or inspected. the vin was unavailable. the current mileage was approximately 55,000. the failure mileage was approximately 53,000-bk
09/15/2010100000
 Tl-the contact owns 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving 20 mph or varies speed the steering wheel jerks and all power to the steering was lost. the vehicle takes two days before the steering will reset itself. the air bag light constantly illuminates. the vehicle was never taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was not notified. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 100,000....mw
10/31/2006369
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact noticed many problems with the vehicle since the date of purchase in october 2006. the contact stated that the alignment was incorrect so the vehicle was taken back to the dealership for alignment immediately. also, the check engine light, and the air bag light would illuminate intermittently so sensors were replaced by the dealer. the steering column and power steering motor, headliner. catalytic converter, wheel bearings, struts, and the heating/cooling system were all replaced. the vehicle also shut down completely on an intermittent basis. the contact stated that the problems were consistent which she noticed since she purchased it new. the manufacturer had not been notified. the current mileage was approximately 104,000. the failure mileage was 369-bk
09/15/2010100000
 Tl-the contact owns 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving 20 mph or varies speed the steering wheel jerks and all power to the steering was lost. the vehicle takes two days before the steering will reset itself. the air bag light constantly illuminates. the vehicle was never taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was not notified. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 100,000....mw
10/31/2006369
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact noticed many problems with the vehicle since the date of purchase in october 2006. the contact stated that the alignment was incorrect so the vehicle was taken back to the dealership for alignment immediately. also, the check engine light, and the air bag light would illuminate intermittently so sensors were replaced by the dealer. the steering column and power steering motor, headliner. catalytic converter, wheel bearings, struts, and the heating/cooling system were all replaced. the vehicle also shut down completely on an intermittent basis. the contact stated that the problems were consistent which she noticed since she purchased it new. the manufacturer had not been notified. the current mileage was approximately 104,000. the failure mileage was 369-bk
09/15/2010100000
 Tl-the contact owns 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving 20 mph or varies speed the steering wheel jerks and all power to the steering was lost. the vehicle takes two days before the steering will reset itself. the air bag light constantly illuminates. the vehicle was never taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was not notified. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 100,000....mw
10/31/2006369
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact noticed many problems with the vehicle since the date of purchase in october 2006. the contact stated that the alignment was incorrect so the vehicle was taken back to the dealership for alignment immediately. also, the check engine light, and the air bag light would illuminate intermittently so sensors were replaced by the dealer. the steering column and power steering motor, headliner. catalytic converter, wheel bearings, struts, and the heating/cooling system were all replaced. the vehicle also shut down completely on an intermittent basis. the contact stated that the problems were consistent which she noticed since she purchased it new. the manufacturer had not been notified. the current mileage was approximately 104,000. the failure mileage was 369-bk
09/15/2010100000
 Tl-the contact owns 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving 20 mph or varies speed the steering wheel jerks and all power to the steering was lost. the vehicle takes two days before the steering will reset itself. the air bag light constantly illuminates. the vehicle was never taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was not notified. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 100,000....mw
10/31/2006369
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact noticed many problems with the vehicle since the date of purchase in october 2006. the contact stated that the alignment was incorrect so the vehicle was taken back to the dealership for alignment immediately. also, the check engine light, and the air bag light would illuminate intermittently so sensors were replaced by the dealer. the steering column and power steering motor, headliner. catalytic converter, wheel bearings, struts, and the heating/cooling system were all replaced. the vehicle also shut down completely on an intermittent basis. the contact stated that the problems were consistent which she noticed since she purchased it new. the manufacturer had not been notified. the current mileage was approximately 104,000. the failure mileage was 369-bk
09/15/2010100000
 Tl-the contact owns 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving 20 mph or varies speed the steering wheel jerks and all power to the steering was lost. the vehicle takes two days before the steering will reset itself. the air bag light constantly illuminates. the vehicle was never taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was not notified. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 100,000....mw
10/31/2006369
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact noticed many problems with the vehicle since the date of purchase in october 2006. the contact stated that the alignment was incorrect so the vehicle was taken back to the dealership for alignment immediately. also, the check engine light, and the air bag light would illuminate intermittently so sensors were replaced by the dealer. the steering column and power steering motor, headliner. catalytic converter, wheel bearings, struts, and the heating/cooling system were all replaced. the vehicle also shut down completely on an intermittent basis. the contact stated that the problems were consistent which she noticed since she purchased it new. the manufacturer had not been notified. the current mileage was approximately 104,000. the failure mileage was 369-bk
10/31/2006369
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact noticed many problems with the vehicle since the date of purchase in october 2006. the contact stated that the alignment was incorrect so the vehicle was taken back to the dealership for alignment immediately. also, the check engine light, and the air bag light would illuminate intermittently so sensors were replaced by the dealer. the steering column and power steering motor, headliner. catalytic converter, wheel bearings, struts, and the heating/cooling system were all replaced. the vehicle also shut down completely on an intermittent basis. the contact stated that the problems were consistent which she noticed since she purchased it new. the manufacturer had not been notified. the current mileage was approximately 104,000. the failure mileage was 369-bk
03/01/2010640001
 I have had a 2007 chevy cobalt for almost a year, and it has been wrecked, but was fixed and it has just around 60,000 miles on it and the power steering goes out in it. i can turn the car off and then back on and it will work just fine for a few more minutes and then go out again. *tr
02/10/2010206601
 On february 10, 2010, while traveling west on 14th street another driver in the left lane entered my lane (right lane), and i slammed on brakes to stop from hitting the other drivers vehicle. despite the fact it was a sunny very cold day outside and the streets were dry the brakes on my vehicle locked up as though i have an anti-locking braking system, which i don't have on my car. the steering wheel became none responsive and my car ended up jumping the curb and hitting a telephone pole on the front driver side of the car. there is damage to the driver side headlight and a dent in the same area in the shape of the pole; furthermore, the airbag never deployed. the car is currently at a gm body shop being repaired by the other drivers insurance; however, in light of the recent gm recall about an issue with the steering wheel i am bringing my accident to your attention just in case the issues are related. *tr
03/03/2010600001
 2007 cobalt, could not steer car straight, went into a ditch, car flipped, car hit a tree, none of the airbags deployed!!!! *tr
04/12/200937000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the air bag warning light has illuminated since the vehicle was purchased. the contact has taken the vehicle to the dealer and they reset the air bag sensor and replaced the seat belt sensor. three months after the repairs were made, the air bag light came on. the dealer stated that the vehicle was repaired. a month and a half later the air bag light came back on. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer again and the diagnostic test indicated that failure was caused by the wiring in the ignition and the air bag coil which were repaired. three months later the failure recurred. the contact is concerned that in the event of a crash, the air bag will not deploy. the failure mileage was 37,000.
01/14/2010670001
 My husband and i have a 2007 chevy cobalt ltz , for about three weeks we had been noticing vibrations in the steering. also when braking the steering would shake. during that time we got a letter from our dealership about the side airbags. they said that they had sold it as if it had side airbags,but it didn't have any.on our way up there to the dealership we began to experience tightness in the steering just as we started on the interstate . we had not gone very far when our cobalt began to fish tail and my husband was unable to control the car and we then went into two 360s and began to roll according to witnesses we rolled 4 or 5 times before the car rested on the right side. also front airbags did not come out. it felt as if the car had no power steering at all. *tr
12/15/200925000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. a truck rear-ended her vehicle , which caused her to crash into another vehicle. none of the airs bag deployed. another occupant in the vehicle went to the hospital. a police report was available. the failure mileage was 25,000.
06/01/20077000203/01/2007
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving approximately 50 mph, the contact struck a deer head on and the air bags failed to deploy. the mechanic stated that the air bags did not deploy because of the way the vehicle struck the deer. six months later, he struck another deer head on and the air bags failed to deploy again. the vehicle is currently in the shop for repairs. the contact believes that the air bags should have deployed no matter how the deer was struck. the current mileage was 19,000 and failure mileage was 7,000.
10/18/20073251109/18/2007
 I was in a car accident on october 18th of this year. i hit the rear end of another car at 50mph. my airbags did not deploy. this is the second chevy car that this has happen to me. *tr
05/24/2007483303/27/2007
 While driving e. on highway 60 in az, i noticed my steering wheel sticking once in a while. after driving thru devel's canyon the steering kept pulling to the right a little then it would stop pulling, over and over. when i was on flat road again the steering pulled real sharp to the right and would not turn left, after a second of this the steering finally freed itself again but making the steering very touchy, when this happened the car started sweerving side to side and ended up hitting the guard rail on the east bound side of the highway. i was going aprox. 52 mph in a 55 mph area. when i hit the guard rail the car hit almost head on and the air bags never went off.
05/01/2007310503/03/2007
 I had a front impact collision with my new 2007 chevy cobalt. i was traveling 40 to 45 mph when the impact occured. my airbags failed to deploy. by the grace of god i walked away from the accident unharmed but my car was totaled. i contacted gm and they had an engineer inspect my car and determined the airbag should have gone off but since the car was a total loss and no one was hurt they will not do anything about it.
AIR BAGS - FRONTAL
10/28/20093001
 Within a month of purchasing a new 2007 chevy cobalt - i began hearing rattling noises from my vehicle. i have had the car in for repairs numerous times. multiple components have been replaced and or repaired. i currently have 15,000 miles on the vehicle - to this day i can still hear rattling noises and clunking noise coming from the steering-suspension. the mechanics have now told me they don't know what's wrong and suggested i try a different dealership. i have contacted chevy and received no help in settling this issue. if chevy would of had their return policy when i purchased - i would of gladly returned the vehicle - i make car payments on a lemon. i don't even like my daughter to ride in the vehicle for fear of her safety. i fear i will be driving down the road the front end will fall apart. it scares me to death. *tr
02/16/2009240001
 A man in a full-size pickup truck ran a stop light. i braked to miss him and turned towards the right. i ended up hitting him on his truck bedside right behind his tire. i was going about 35 at the time of impact. the airbags did not go off - but after the crash a service airbag light came on. *tr
02/13/2008485611
 The airbag icon came on so i took it to the dealer who said the airbag unit needs replaced at a cost of 900.00. there is no damage on the car it just failed. the car is a 2007 chevy cobalt. *tr
06/29/2008389381
 June 29th, 2008, my wife was driving our 2007 chevrolet cobalt on a single 2-lane country road when she had to avoid a head-on collision with an on-coming pickup. she went into the ditch and hit a tree and fencepost at approx. 45 mph. eventhough the front end bumper was destroyed from the contact with the tree and post (both head-on directly), the airbags in the car failed to deploy. neither gm or my insurance company (since the vehicle is totaled) is interested in investigating further. *tr