Recalls


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
STEERING - ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
10V073000GENERAL MOTORS CORP. V (Vehicle)105088903/29/2010MFRGENERAL MOTORS CORP.03/03/201003/03/2010
Defect SummaryGeneral motors is recalling certain model year 2005-2010 chevrolet cobalt and model year 2007-2010 pontiac g5 vehicles equipped with electric power steering. the driver may experience a sudden loss of power steering assist that could occur at any time while driving.
Consequence SummaryIf power steering assist is lost, it would require greater driver effort at low vehicle speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective SummaryDealers will replace the electric power steering motor free of charge. the safety recall began on march 29, 2010. owners may contact chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438 and pontiac at 1-800-620-7668 or at the owner center at www.gmownercenter.com.
NotesGm's recall no. n100023.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .

Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
STEERING
PIC-544104/01/201110038727Ready06/27/2011
PIC-544104/01/201110038727Gm: there are multiple warning lights on. there is harsh shifting, hard steering, and no start. there may be multiple trouble codes stored. *rm06/27/2011
07023200708/01/2009SB-07-02-32-007A10022958Diagnostic tips for power steering inoperative/steering wheel hard to turn, power steering message displayed on dic, dtc's c0176, c0176, c0475, c0476, c0550, u2105, u2107 set. *nj updated 2/17/10. *pe updated 310/09/2007
05023500710/01/2006050235007A10020951Information on inadvertent turning of key cylinder, loss of electrical system and no dtc's. *kb02/01/2007
06023200212/01/2006060232002B10019478Normal operating characteristics of electric power steering (eps) system during extended lock-to-lock (maximum steering wheel rotation) usage. *tt03/16/2006
05023200509/01/2007050232005E10017497Ei05093 - clunk noise in steering system at slow speeds while turning and/or driving over bumps. *tt (replace intermediate shaft). updated 10/05/07. *nj updated 11/02/07 *nj11/09/2005
STEERING - COLUMN
07023500409/01/2007070235004A10023214Steering column rattle or knocking noise at low speeds (diagnosis and replace steering column, if necessary) *nj11/02/2007
06023500809/01/2006060235008B10020890Steering column shudder, noise, vibration while making right hand turns at 5-15 mph. *kb01/26/2007
41454145A10020589Steering column pop/rattle concerns. *kb11/27/2006

Investigations


NHTSA IDManufacturerDate openDate closeSubjectRecall campaign
STEERING - ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
PE10005GENERAL MOTORS CORP.01/27/2010ELECTRIC POWER STEERING FAILURE
 Odi has received 1,132 complaints alleging sudden loss of electric power steering (eps) in the subject vehicles.most of the complaints (754) have been received in the past six months.approximately 10 percent of the complaints allege that the loss of steering assist resulted in difficultly controlling the vehicle, such as departing from the desired travel lane.eleven complaints allege that the sudden increase in steering effort caused by the alleged defect resulted in a crash, with one alleging an injury.a preliminary evaluation has been opened to assess the frequency, scope and safety consequences of the alleged defect in the subject vehicles.

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
STEERING
03/04/201349800
 Pulling out of parking space turning felt steering was hard and not straightening out, turning right or left is very stiff.
03/04/201349800
 Pulling out of parking space turning felt steering was hard and not straightening out, turning right or left is very stiff.
03/04/201349800
 Pulling out of parking space turning felt steering was hard and not straightening out, turning right or left is very stiff.
03/04/201349800
 Pulling out of parking space turning felt steering was hard and not straightening out, turning right or left is very stiff.
03/04/201349800
 Pulling out of parking space turning felt steering was hard and not straightening out, turning right or left is very stiff.
02/01/201150000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that after inserting the key in the ignition, all of the warning lights on the instrument panel illuminated and the power steering assist failed. the contact was able to drive the vehicle and the power steering assist functioned as normal, but the warning lights remained illuminated. the vehicle was taken to a dealer where they advised that the electrical ignition failed and needed to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the contact mentioned that she started to notice the failure after having recall repairs performed on the vehicle under nhtsa campaign id number: 10v073000 (steering). the manufacturer was not contacted. the failure mileage was approximately 50,000. the current mileage was approximately 101,000. the vin was unavailable.
02/01/201150000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that after inserting the key in the ignition, all of the warning lights on the instrument panel illuminated and the power steering assist failed. the contact was able to drive the vehicle and the power steering assist functioned as normal, but the warning lights remained illuminated. the vehicle was taken to a dealer where they advised that the electrical ignition failed and needed to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the contact mentioned that she started to notice the failure after having recall repairs performed on the vehicle under nhtsa campaign id number: 10v073000 (steering). the manufacturer was not contacted. the failure mileage was approximately 50,000. the current mileage was approximately 101,000. the vin was unavailable.
02/01/201150000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that after inserting the key in the ignition, all of the warning lights on the instrument panel illuminated and the power steering assist failed. the contact was able to drive the vehicle and the power steering assist functioned as normal, but the warning lights remained illuminated. the vehicle was taken to a dealer where they advised that the electrical ignition failed and needed to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the contact mentioned that she started to notice the failure after having recall repairs performed on the vehicle under nhtsa campaign id number: 10v073000 (steering). the manufacturer was not contacted. the failure mileage was approximately 50,000. the current mileage was approximately 101,000. the vin was unavailable.
06/13/201235000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that while driving 30 mph, the power steering assist failed. the failure recurred numerous times. the manufacturer notified the contact of a recall for the failure under nhtsa campaign id number: 10v073000 (steering). the vehicle was taken to the dealer and the vehicle was repaired under the recall. the following day, the power steering failed again. the manufacturer was notified but offered no assistance. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis and the contact was informed that the bcm cylinder would need to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired. the failure recurred the following day. the dealer was notified and the vehicle was returned to the dealer. the contact was awaiting diagnosis. the vehicle was not yet repaired. the failure mileage was 35,000 and the current mileage was 98,000. kmj
06/13/201235000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that while driving 30 mph, the power steering assist failed. the failure recurred numerous times. the manufacturer notified the contact of a recall for the failure under nhtsa campaign id number: 10v073000 (steering). the vehicle was taken to the dealer and the vehicle was repaired under the recall. the following day, the power steering failed again. the manufacturer was notified but offered no assistance. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis and the contact was informed that the bcm cylinder would need to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired. the failure recurred the following day. the dealer was notified and the vehicle was returned to the dealer. the contact was awaiting diagnosis. the vehicle was not yet repaired. the failure mileage was 35,000 and the current mileage was 98,000. kmj
01/10/2013114400
 Tl- the contact owns 2006 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that they had nhtsa recall campaign id number: 10v073000 (steering) for the eletronic power assist. the contact stated that after the repair the steering wheel will not lock when the vehicle is turned off. when the vehicle is reverse, the steering goes in the oppossite direction and the steering continued to roll as if the steering column never hit the wheel base. the failure mileage was 114,400 and the current mileage was 115,000.rl
12/21/2012700001
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that while driving 45 mph, she depressed the brake pedal and the steering wheel independently turned to the left, causing the vehicle to crash into a brick wall. the air bags deployed however, the contact was transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries to her left foot, ankle wrist and pains to her chest. the contact had to be cut out of the vehicle, which was destroyed. a police report was filed of the incident. the cause of failure was unknown. the manufacturer was notified but provided no assistance. the failure mileage was 70,000. kmj *tr
12/21/201270000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that while driving 45 mph, she depressed the brake pedal and the steering wheel independently turned to the left, causing the vehicle to crash into a brick wall. the air bags deployed however, the contact was transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries to her left foot, ankle wrist and pains to her chest. the contact had to be cut out of the vehicle, which was destroyed. a police report was filed of the incident. the cause of failure was unknown. the manufacturer was notified but provided no assistance. the failure mileage was 70,000. kmj
12/21/201270000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that while driving 45 mph, she depressed the brake pedal and the steering wheel independently turned to the left, causing the vehicle to crash into a brick wall. the air bags deployed however, the contact was transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries to her left foot, ankle wrist and pains to her chest. the contact had to be cut out of the vehicle, which was destroyed. a police report was filed of the incident. the cause of failure was unknown. the manufacturer was notified but provided no assistance. the failure mileage was 70,000. kmj
11/04/200850000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that while driving at various speeds the power steering warning lamp illuminated. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to diagnose the failure. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the vin was not available. the failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage was 99,000.
05/07/2012100000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that while driving approximately 5 mph he noticed a rattling sound coming from the steering column. after inspecting the vehicle the contact noticed the connection between the steering shaft and the steering column was about to fracture.the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. the vehicle was not repaired. the vin was not available. the approximate failure mileage was 100,000. pmb
05/07/2012100000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that while driving approximately 5 mph he noticed a rattling sound coming from the steering column. after inspecting the vehicle the contact noticed the connection between the steering shaft and the steering column was about to fracture.the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. the vehicle was not repaired. the vin was not available. the approximate failure mileage was 100,000. pmb
05/07/2012100000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that while driving approximately 5 mph he noticed a rattling sound coming from the steering column. after inspecting the vehicle the contact noticed the connection between the steering shaft and the steering column was about to fracture.the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. the vehicle was not repaired. the vin was not available. the approximate failure mileage was 100,000. pmb
09/28/20121510001
 Battery died in car, had to jump the car. car started fine, steering seemed to be a little tight. after a few minutes of driving the tightness in the steering went away. however upon arriving at home the key would not come out of the ignition, and the shifter would shift into any gear easily without having to press in the shifter button. also in attempts to remove the key the steering wheel is now locked all the way to the right with the wheels locked in the right position. was able to remove key from ignition by locating the emergency key release switch under the steering column but car will not start now as key wont turn all the way, and shifter still shifts into any gear without having to press the shifter button. car was parked front first against building so i have no idea how i will get it towed out of there to a shop to fix it! i suspect the shifter cable assembly at the end of the shifter which is made out of plastic is broken. will verify when its taken apart. i have seen at least 50 other cases on the internet where this piece breaks and causes the car not to register it being in park and will not release key from ignition. gm recalled certain years for shifter problems but not the 2007 unfortunately! *tr
09/28/20121510001
 Battery died in car, had to jump the car. car started fine, steering seemed to be a little tight. after a few minutes of driving the tightness in the steering went away. however upon arriving at home the key would not come out of the ignition, and the shifter would shift into any gear easily without having to press in the shifter button. also in attempts to remove the key the steering wheel is now locked all the way to the right with the wheels locked in the right position. was able to remove key from ignition by locating the emergency key release switch under the steering column but car will not start now as key wont turn all the way, and shifter still shifts into any gear without having to press the shifter button. car was parked front first against building so i have no idea how i will get it towed out of there to a shop to fix it! i suspect the shifter cable assembly at the end of the shifter which is made out of plastic is broken. will verify when its taken apart. i have seen at least 50 other cases on the internet where this piece breaks and causes the car not to register it being in park and will not release key from ignition. gm recalled certain years for shifter problems but not the 2007 unfortunately! *tr
09/28/20121510001
 Battery died in car, had to jump the car. car started fine, steering seemed to be a little tight. after a few minutes of driving the tightness in the steering went away. however upon arriving at home the key would not come out of the ignition, and the shifter would shift into any gear easily without having to press in the shifter button. also in attempts to remove the key the steering wheel is now locked all the way to the right with the wheels locked in the right position. was able to remove key from ignition by locating the emergency key release switch under the steering column but car will not start now as key wont turn all the way, and shifter still shifts into any gear without having to press the shifter button. car was parked front first against building so i have no idea how i will get it towed out of there to a shop to fix it! i suspect the shifter cable assembly at the end of the shifter which is made out of plastic is broken. will verify when its taken apart. i have seen at least 50 other cases on the internet where this piece breaks and causes the car not to register it being in park and will not release key from ignition. gm recalled certain years for shifter problems but not the 2007 unfortunately! *tr
09/28/2012151000
 Battery died in car, had to jump the car. car started fine, steering seemed to be a little tight. after a few minutes of driving the tightness in the steering went away. however upon arriving at home the key would not come out of the ignition, and the shifter would shift into any gear easily without having to press in the shifter button. also in attempts to remove the key the steering wheel is now locked all the way to the right with the wheels locked in the right position. was able to remove key from ignition by locating the emergency key release switch under the steering column but car will not start now as key wont turn all the way, and shifter still shifts into any gear without having to press the shifter button. car was parked front first against building so i have no idea how i will get it towed out of there to a shop to fix it! i suspect the shifter cable assembly at the end of the shifter which is made out of plastic is broken. will verify when its taken apart. i have seen at least 50 other cases on the internet where this piece breaks and causes the car not to register it being in park and will not release key from ignition. gm recalled certain years for shifter problems but not the 2007 unfortunately!
09/28/2012151000
 Battery died in car, had to jump the car. car started fine, steering seemed to be a little tight. after a few minutes of driving the tightness in the steering went away. however upon arriving at home the key would not come out of the ignition, and the shifter would shift into any gear easily without having to press in the shifter button. also in attempts to remove the key the steering wheel is now locked all the way to the right with the wheels locked in the right position. was able to remove key from ignition by locating the emergency key release switch under the steering column but car will not start now as key wont turn all the way, and shifter still shifts into any gear without having to press the shifter button. car was parked front first against building so i have no idea how i will get it towed out of there to a shop to fix it! i suspect the shifter cable assembly at the end of the shifter which is made out of plastic is broken. will verify when its taken apart. i have seen at least 50 other cases on the internet where this piece breaks and causes the car not to register it being in park and will not release key from ignition. gm recalled certain years for shifter problems but not the 2007 unfortunately!
09/28/2012151000
 Battery died in car, had to jump the car. car started fine, steering seemed to be a little tight. after a few minutes of driving the tightness in the steering went away. however upon arriving at home the key would not come out of the ignition, and the shifter would shift into any gear easily without having to press in the shifter button. also in attempts to remove the key the steering wheel is now locked all the way to the right with the wheels locked in the right position. was able to remove key from ignition by locating the emergency key release switch under the steering column but car will not start now as key wont turn all the way, and shifter still shifts into any gear without having to press the shifter button. car was parked front first against building so i have no idea how i will get it towed out of there to a shop to fix it! i suspect the shifter cable assembly at the end of the shifter which is made out of plastic is broken. will verify when its taken apart. i have seen at least 50 other cases on the internet where this piece breaks and causes the car not to register it being in park and will not release key from ignition. gm recalled certain years for shifter problems but not the 2007 unfortunately!
09/14/2012890001
 Power steering went out when i was turning around in my drive way.. causing me to hit and damage my garage door..causing 2,000. in damage. this car has already had the power steering recall work done..but the power steering is still going in and out...major problem..very dangerous! *tr
09/14/2012890001
 Power steering went out when i was turning around in my drive way.. causing me to hit and damage my garage door..causing 2,000. in damage. this car has already had the power steering recall work done..but the power steering is still going in and out...major problem..very dangerous! *tr
09/14/2012890001
 Power steering went out when i was turning around in my drive way.. causing me to hit and damage my garage door..causing 2,000. in damage. this car has already had the power steering recall work done..but the power steering is still going in and out...major problem..very dangerous! *tr
09/14/2012890001
 Power steering went out when i was turning around in my drive way.. causing me to hit and damage my garage door..causing 2,000. in damage. this car has already had the power steering recall work done..but the power steering is still going in and out...major problem..very dangerous! *tr
09/14/201289000
 Power steering went out when i was turning around in my drive way.. causing me to hit and damage my garage door..causing 2,000. in damage. this car has already had the power steering recall work done..but the power steering is still going in and out...major problem..very dangerous!
09/14/201289000
 Power steering went out when i was turning around in my drive way.. causing me to hit and damage my garage door..causing 2,000. in damage. this car has already had the power steering recall work done..but the power steering is still going in and out...major problem..very dangerous!
04/04/2011
 Tl- the contact owns 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that the vehicle was taken to the dealer for nhtsa recall campaign id number: 10v073000 (steering: electric power assist system) for the power steering. the contact stated that the remedy failed to repair the problem and as a result, the gauges stopped working. the vehicle was taken back to the dealer who decided to have the circuit cleared, but that the failure still occurred. the contact stated that the air conditioning failed as well. the failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 66,690.pmb
04/04/2011
 Tl- the contact owns 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that the vehicle was taken to the dealer for nhtsa recall campaign id number: 10v073000 (steering: electric power assist system) for the power steering. the contact stated that the remedy failed to repair the problem and as a result, the gauges stopped working. the vehicle was taken back to the dealer who decided to have the circuit cleared, but that the failure still occurred. the contact stated that the air conditioning failed as well. the failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 66,690.pmb
04/04/2011
 Tl- the contact owns 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that the vehicle was taken to the dealer for nhtsa recall campaign id number: 10v073000 (steering: electric power assist system) for the power steering. the contact stated that the remedy failed to repair the problem and as a result, the gauges stopped working. the vehicle was taken back to the dealer who decided to have the circuit cleared, but that the failure still occurred. the contact stated that the air conditioning failed as well. the failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 66,690.pmb
04/04/2011
 Tl- the contact owns 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that the vehicle was taken to the dealer for nhtsa recall campaign id number: 10v073000 (steering: electric power assist system) for the power steering. the contact stated that the repair failed and that the gauges stopped working. the contact took the vehicle back to the dealer and had the circuit cleared, but that the failure still occurred. the contact stated that the air conditioning failed as well. the failure mileage was unknow, but the current milwage was 66,690.rl
09/23/2009110001
 Sometimes while driving or sometimes when i try to start my car my gauges go crazy and the needles bounce around and the security light comes on, i completely lose my power steering at first it was just an occasional thing but now its been constant for two days. *tr
09/23/2009110001
 Sometimes while driving or sometimes when i try to start my car my gauges go crazy and the needles bounce around and the security light comes on, i completely lose my power steering at first it was just an occasional thing but now its been constant for two days. *tr
09/23/200911000
 Sometimes while driving or sometimes when i try to start my car my gauges go crazy and the needles bounce around and the security light comes on, i completely lose my power steering at first it was just an occasional thing but now its been constant for two days
09/23/200911000
 Sometimes while driving or sometimes when i try to start my car my gauges go crazy and the needles bounce around and the security light comes on, i completely lose my power steering at first it was just an occasional thing but now its been constant for two days
06/29/20121002131
 I am in atlanta, georgia where the weather is 104'. i began to drive on the highway and parked my car in a garage where i began to smell gas. then as the days went on i smelled the gas stronger and fumes. i was riding my little 1 year old cousin around when i noticed a gas leak from the car. he then began to cough and i immediately switched vehicles for his safety. i was told that the cobalts had a recall on fuel systems but mine was not covered. i did have a power wheel steering recall which i did not understand why i didn't have a fuel system recall. i would think they messed up both at the same time. i need this fixed as soon as possible because the heat is rising outside and the gas is actually spilling from the tank. this is a dangerous issue which i shouldn't have to fix if the manufacturer created so many. *tr
06/29/2012100213
 I am in atlanta, georgia where the weather is 104'. i began to drive on the highway and parked my car in a garage where i began to smell gas. then as the days went on i smelled the gas stronger and fumes. i was riding my little 1 year old cousin around when i noticed a gas leak from the car. he then began to cough and i immediately switched vehicles for his safety. i was told that the cobalts had a recall on fuel systems but mine was not covered. i did have a power wheel steering recall which i did not understand why i didn have a fuel system recall. i would think they messed up both at the same time. i need this fixed as soon as possible because the heat is rising outside and the gas is actually spilling from the tank. this is a dangerous issue which i shouldn have to fix if the manufacturer created so many.
06/29/2012100213
 I am in atlanta, georgia where the weather is 104'. i began to drive on the highway and parked my car in a garage where i began to smell gas. then as the days went on i smelled the gas stronger and fumes. i was riding my little 1 year old cousin around when i noticed a gas leak from the car. he then began to cough and i immediately switched vehicles for his safety. i was told that the cobalts had a recall on fuel systems but mine was not covered. i did have a power wheel steering recall which i did not understand why i didn have a fuel system recall. i would think they messed up both at the same time. i need this fixed as soon as possible because the heat is rising outside and the gas is actually spilling from the tank. this is a dangerous issue which i shouldn have to fix if the manufacturer created so many.
06/29/2012100213
 I am in atlanta, georgia where the weather is 104'. i began to drive on the highway and parked my car in a garage where i began to smell gas. then as the days went on i smelled the gas stronger and fumes. i was riding my little 1 year old cousin around when i noticed a gas leak from the car. he then began to cough and i immediately switched vehicles for his safety. i was told that the cobalts had a recall on fuel systems but mine was not covered. i did have a power wheel steering recall which i did not understand why i didn have a fuel system recall. i would think they messed up both at the same time. i need this fixed as soon as possible because the heat is rising outside and the gas is actually spilling from the tank. this is a dangerous issue which i shouldn have to fix if the manufacturer created so many.
05/01/201150000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the power steering assist failed. the vehicle was then shut off and upon restarting, the power steering returned. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. the power steering motor was replaced. the following day, the power steering failed again. the vehicle was returned to the dealer for diagnosis and the contact was told that the failure was caused by an electrical issue and would not be covered under warranty. the vehicle had not been repaired. the failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage was 80,000. the vin was not available. kmj
05/01/201150000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the power steering assist failed. the vehicle was then shut off and upon restarting, the power steering returned. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. the power steering motor was replaced. the following day, the power steering failed again. the vehicle was returned to the dealer for diagnosis and the contact was told that the failure was caused by an electrical issue and would not be covered under warranty. the vehicle had not been repaired. the failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage was 80,000. the vin was not available. kmj
05/01/201150000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the power steering assist failed. the vehicle was then shut off and upon restarting, the power steering returned. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. the power steering motor was replaced. the following day, the power steering failed again. the vehicle was returned to the dealer for diagnosis and the contact was told that the failure was caused by an electrical issue and would not be covered under warranty. the vehicle had not been repaired. the failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage was 80,000. the vin was not available. kmj
05/01/201150000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated while driving 55 mph the power steering failed. the vehicle was then shut off. upon turning the vehicle back on the power steering returned. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. the power steering motor was replaced. the following day of the repair the power steering failed again. the vehicle was returned to the dealer for diagnosis and was told it was an electric issue and would not be covered under warranty. the vehicle had not been repaired. the failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage was 80,000. dt
05/01/201150000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated while driving 55 mph the power steering failed. the vehicle was then shut off. upon turning the vehicle back on the power steering returned. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. the power steering motor was replaced. the following day of the repair the power steering failed again. the vehicle was returned to the dealer for diagnosis and was told it was an electric issue and would not be covered under warranty. the vehicle had not been repaired. the failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage was 80,000. dt
06/06/201273000
 Started down the road and lost control of the car the power steering light came on and there was alot of play in the wheel. i then attempted to get it back home where it was very hard to turn and the dash computer was all haywire not showing correct data. this supposedly had been fixed under a recall just 5 months prior to me purchasing.
06/06/201273000
 Started down the road and lost control of the car the power steering light came on and there was alot of play in the wheel. i then attempted to get it back home where it was very hard to turn and the dash computer was all haywire not showing correct data. this supposedly had been fixed under a recall just 5 months prior to me purchasing.
06/06/201273000
 Started down the road and lost control of the car the power steering light came on and there was alot of play in the wheel. i then attempted to get it back home where it was very hard to turn and the dash computer was all haywire not showing correct data. this supposedly had been fixed under a recall just 5 months prior to me purchasing.
06/06/201273000
 Started down the road and lost control of the car the power steering light came on and there was alot of play in the wheel. i then attempted to get it back home where it was very hard to turn and the dash computer was all haywire not showing correct data. this supposedly had been fixed under a recall just 5 months prior to me purchasing.
05/24/201249000
 The steering wheel completely died on me in a middle of a highway exit. a message came on saying power steering. it was incredibly hard to turn either way. i had about 5 miles to home and drove the car in that condition. i did not know what was going on. in april of 2010 i had received a letter from gm about a recall; however, that letter informed me not to act and worry until i received a second letter from them, which i never received. i had almost forgotten about the issue until last night!!!
05/24/201249000
 The steering wheel completely died on me in a middle of a highway exit. a message came on saying power steering. it was incredibly hard to turn either way. i had about 5 miles to home and drove the car in that condition. i did not know what was going on. in april of 2010 i had received a letter from gm about a recall; however, that letter informed me not to act and worry until i received a second letter from them, which i never received. i had almost forgotten about the issue until last night!!!
05/24/201275000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact was driving 20 mph when he noticed that the power steering assist failed and the steering wheel seized. the power steering warning light illuminated as the failure occurred. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer and the manufacture was not contacted. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and the current mileage was 75,000. kmj
05/24/201249000
 The steering wheel completely died on me in a middle of a highway exit. a message came on saying power steering. it was incredibly hard to turn either way. i had about 5 miles to home and drove the car in that condition. i did not know what was going on. in april of 2010 i had received a letter from gm about a recall; however, that letter informed me not to act and worry until i received a second letter from them, which i never received. i had almost forgotten about the issue until last night!!!
05/24/201275000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact was driving 20 mph when he noticed that the power steering assist failed and the steering wheel seized. the power steering warning light illuminated as the failure occurred. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer and the manufacture was not contacted. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and the current mileage was 75,000. kmj
05/24/201275000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobolt. the contact stated while driving 20 mph he notice that the power steering went out. the warning light illuminted on the insturment panel. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacture was not contacted. the failure and current mileage was 75,000.jp
03/06/2012
 On march 4, 2011 i had my 2007 cobalt's electrical power steering fixed due to the recall i recieved in the mail. this was as emich chevorlet in colorado. recently i have been having issues making turns at slower speeds and sometime unable to turn at all. i contacted my personal shop and was told the dealer needed to do the work and the recall should have fixed this defunct part. i contacted the dealer today who straight away told me it was not their problem. if you scour the internet numerous people are still posting that even after the recall these parts (steering) are still failing and cuasing accidents. i should not have top pay for a part that cannot last a year and 3 days.
03/06/2012
 On march 4, 2011 i had my 2007 cobalt's electrical power steering fixed due to the recall i recieved in the mail. this was as emich chevorlet in colorado. recently i have been having issues making turns at slower speeds and sometime unable to turn at all. i contacted my personal shop and was told the dealer needed to do the work and the recall should have fixed this defunct part. i contacted the dealer today who straight away told me it was not their problem. if you scour the internet numerous people are still posting that even after the recall these parts (steering) are still failing and cuasing accidents. i should not have top pay for a part that cannot last a year and 3 days.
03/06/2012
 On march 4, 2011 i had my 2007 cobalt's electrical power steering fixed due to the recall i recieved in the mail. this was as emich chevorlet in colorado. recently i have been having issues making turns at slower speeds and sometime unable to turn at all. i contacted my personal shop and was told the dealer needed to do the work and the recall should have fixed this defunct part. i contacted the dealer today who straight away told me it was not their problem. if you scour the internet numerous people are still posting that even after the recall these parts (steering) are still failing and cuasing accidents. i should not have top pay for a part that cannot last a year and 3 days.
03/06/2012
 On march 4, 2011 i had my 2007 cobalt's electrical power steering fixed due to the recall i recieved in the mail. this was as emich chevorlet in colorado. recently i have been having issues making turns at slower speeds and sometime unable to turn at all. i contacted my personal shop and was told the dealer needed to do the work and the recall should have fixed this defunct part. i contacted the dealer today who straight away told me it was not their problem. if you scour the internet numerous people are still posting that even after the recall these parts (steering) are still failing and cuasing accidents. i should not have top pay for a part that cannot last a year and 3 days.
01/14/201289000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that while driving 10 mph all of the warning lamps illuminated and the vehicle lost power of steering. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 89,000. pm
01/14/201289000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that while driving 10 mph all of the warning lamps illuminated and the vehicle lost power of steering. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 89,000. pm
11/15/201175000
 Tl- the contact owns 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact was driving 35 mph making a right when the wheel became hard to turn. the steering warning light illuminated during the failure. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was not contacted. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileages were 75,000
11/15/201175000
 Tl- the contact owns 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact was driving 35 mph making a right when the wheel became hard to turn. the steering warning light illuminated during the failure. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was not contacted. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileages were 75,000
11/15/201175000
 Tl- the contact owns 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact was driving 35 mph making a right when the wheel became hard to turn. the steering warning light illuminated during the failure. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was not contacted. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileages were 75,000
12/30/201180000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that the vehicle was repaired under the recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 10v073000 (steering:electric power assist system). one day after the vehicle was repaired, the driver was driving approximately 45 mph when the steering wheel seized and all of the warning lights illuminated on the instrument panel. the vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and offered no assistance. the failure mileage was 80,000. sm.
12/30/201180000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that the vehicle was repaired under the recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 10v073000 (steering:electric power assist system). one day after the vehicle was repaired, the driver was driving approximately 45 mph when the steering wheel seized and all of the warning lights illuminated on the instrument panel. the vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and offered no assistance. the failure mileage was 80,000. sm.
12/30/201180000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that the vehicle was repaired under the recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 10v073000 (steering:electric power assist system). one day after the vehicle was repaired, the driver was driving approximately 45 mph when the steering wheel seized and all of the warning lights illuminated on the instrument panel. the vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and offered no assistance. the failure mileage was 80,000. sm.
12/30/201180000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that the vehicle was repaired under the recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 10v073000 (steering:electric power assist system). one day after the vehicle was repaired, the driver was driving approximately 45 mph when the steering wheel seized and all of the warning lights illuminated on the instrument panel. the vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and offered no assistance. the failure mileage was 80,000. sm.
12/11/201180000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving approximately 50 mph, the power steering warning light illuminated and the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver. the contact shut off and restarted the vehicle, and the power steering functioned normally. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostics or repairs. the approximate failure mileage was 80,000. kmj
12/11/201180000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving approximately 50 mph, the power steering warning light illuminated and the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver. the contact shut off and restarted the vehicle, and the power steering functioned normally. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostics or repairs. the approximate failure mileage was 80,000. kmj
12/11/201180000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving at approximately 50 mph the power steering warning light illuminated on the instrument and the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver. the contact restarted the vehicle and the power steering functioned normally. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostics. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 80,000. ds
12/11/201180000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving at approximately 50 mph the power steering warning light illuminated on the instrument and the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver. the contact restarted the vehicle and the power steering functioned normally. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostics. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 80,000. ds
10/29/2011111000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that the power steering assist failed intermittently and caused the steering to become hard to turn. the power steering warning light illuminated while the failure occurred. the dealer performed a diagnostic but was unable to locate a failure code. the dealer also test drove the vehicle and was unable to duplicate the failure. the dealer replaced the power steering motor but the failure was not corrected. the vin was not available. the failure and the current mileage was 111,000.
05/01/201181000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that the vehicle would hesitate to start. also, the vehicle would lunge forward when driving at any speed and the steering wheel would become stiff when attempting a turn. a local mechanic diagnosed that the fuel injector was defective. neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 81,000 and the current mileage was 92,600.
10/29/2011111000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that the power steering assist failed intermittently and caused the steering to become hard to turn. the power steering warning light illuminated while the failure occurred. the dealer performed a diagnostic but was unable to locate a failure code. the dealer also test drove the vehicle and was unable to duplicate the failure. the dealer replaced the power steering motor but the failure was not corrected. the vin was not available. the failure and the current mileage was 111,000.
05/01/201181000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that the vehicle would hesitate to start. also, the vehicle would lunge forward when driving at any speed and the steering wheel would become stiff when attempting a turn. a local mechanic diagnosed that the fuel injector was defective. neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 81,000 and the current mileage was 92,600.
10/29/2011111000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that the power steering assist failed intermittently and caused the steering to become hard to turn. the power steering warning light illuminated while the failure occurred. the dealer performed a diagnostic but was unable to locate a failure code. the dealer also test drove the vehicle and was unable to duplicate the failure. the dealer replaced the power steering motor but the failure was not corrected. the vin was not available. the failure and the current mileage was 111,000. kmj
05/01/201181000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that the vehicle would hesitate to start. also, the vehicle would lunge forward when driving at any speed and the steering wheel would become stiff when attempting a turn. a local mechanic diagnosed that the fuel injector was defective. neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 81,000 and the current mileage was 92,600. kmj
10/29/2011111000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that the power steering assist failed intermittently and caused the steering to become hard to turn. the power steering warning light illuminated while the failure occurred. the dealer performed a diagnostic but was unable to locate a failure code. the dealer also test drove the vehicle and was unable to duplicate the failure. the dealer replaced the power steering motor but the failure was not corrected. the vin was not available. the failure and the current mileage was 111,000. kmj
05/01/201181000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that the vehicle would hesitate to start. also, the vehicle would lunge forward when driving at any speed and the steering wheel would become stiff when attempting a turn. a local mechanic diagnosed that the fuel injector was defective. neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 81,000 and the current mileage was 92,600. kmj
10/29/2011111000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated the power steering failed intermittently, and causes the steering to be hard to turn. the power steering light illuminated while the failure occurred. the dealer performed a diagnostic, but was unable to locate a failure code. the dealer also test drove the vehicle, and was unable to duplicate the failure. the dealer replaced the power steering motor, but the failure was not corrected. the steering continues to fail intermittently. the vehicle was not repaired. the vin information was not available. the failure and the current mileage was 111,000. li
05/01/201181000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that the vehicle would hesitate when attempting to turn on the vehicle. also, while driving the vehicle would lunge forward at any speed and the steering wheel would react stiff when attempting to turn the wheel. a local mechanic diagnosed that the fuel injector was defective. neither dealer nor manufacturer were notified of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 81,000 and the current mileage was 92,600. nw
10/22/201151000
 My husband bought his car nov.6, 2008 and since that we didn't have a problem anything but that one window on the right of the back seat won't move. anyway, on oct.22, 2011, my husband was coming home from work when the power steering went off, thank god he made it safe to our home. on monday, he made the appointment to the dealer place for the recall we kept on putting off. so the following morning, tuesday, the dealer replaced the electric power steering. the car was working fine that whole day. the next morning, the car won't do anything at all. the un/lock button won't work as if there's no power and the car won't start.
10/22/201151000
 My husband bought his car nov.6, 2008 and since that we didn't have a problem anything but that one window on the right of the back seat won't move. anyway, on oct.22, 2011, my husband was coming home from work when the power steering went off, thank god he made it safe to our home. on monday, he made the appointment to the dealer place for the recall we kept on putting off. so the following morning, tuesday, the dealer replaced the electric power steering. the car was working fine that whole day. the next morning, the car won't do anything at all. the un/lock button won't work as if there's no power and the car won't start.
10/22/201151000
 My husband bought his car nov.6, 2008 and since that we didn't have a problem anything but that one window on the right of the back seat won't move. anyway, on oct.22, 2011, my husband was coming home from work when the power steering went off, thank god he made it safe to our home. on monday, he made the appointment to the dealer place for the recall we kept on putting off. so the following morning, tuesday, the dealer replaced the electric power steering. the car was working fine that whole day. the next morning, the car won't do anything at all. the un/lock button won't work as if there's no power and the car won't start.
10/22/201151000
 My husband bought his car nov.6, 2008 and since that we didn't have a problem anything but that one window on the right of the back seat won't move. anyway, on oct.22, 2011, my husband was coming home from work when the power steering went off, thank god he made it safe to our home. on monday, he made the appointment to the dealer place for the recall we kept on putting off. so the following morning, tuesday, the dealer replaced the electric power steering. the car was working fine that whole day. the next morning, the car won't do anything at all. the un/lock button won't work as if there's no power and the car won't start.
09/21/201152200
 Purchased vehicle brand new in 2007 and no problems till now. 22 year old daughter driving vehicle, she is a college student. she drives in major city daily and driving home from school gauge cluster went crazy and power steering went out. scaring her, she parked the car in a church lot and i sent the car to a dealer the next day. i had found on the internet that there was a recall on the power steering assist motor and informed the dealership of such when the work was to be done. they replaced the motor under the recall but also charged me $780.00 to replace the steering column which they said was bad. i have found 1000 + complaints on the internet of people saying their steering columns were supposedly bad as well with 1 person having theirs replaced 3 times now. she picked the car up and 2 weeks later the same thing occurs again. the dealership looks at it for 4 days and claim they can't find anything wrong so do nothing but investigate. they claim the codes were erased on the computer because we drove it after the fault but the car was parked and immediately hauled to the dealer on a flatbed truck. as i said before there are well over 1,000 complaints on the internet that i have found myself so i am sure there are a lot more. as soon as i can afford it this car will be put in town square with a big lemon sign on it and she will be driving something other than gm.
09/21/201152200
 Purchased vehicle brand new in 2007 and no problems till now. 22 year old daughter driving vehicle, she is a college student. she drives in major city daily and driving home from school gauge cluster went crazy and power steering went out. scaring her, she parked the car in a church lot and i sent the car to a dealer the next day. i had found on the internet that there was a recall on the power steering assist motor and informed the dealership of such when the work was to be done. they replaced the motor under the recall but also charged me $780.00 to replace the steering column which they said was bad. i have found 1000 + complaints on the internet of people saying their steering columns were supposedly bad as well with 1 person having theirs replaced 3 times now. she picked the car up and 2 weeks later the same thing occurs again. the dealership looks at it for 4 days and claim they can't find anything wrong so do nothing but investigate. they claim the codes were erased on the computer because we drove it after the fault but the car was parked and immediately hauled to the dealer on a flatbed truck. as i said before there are well over 1,000 complaints on the internet that i have found myself so i am sure there are a lot more. as soon as i can afford it this car will be put in town square with a big lemon sign on it and she will be driving something other than gm.
09/21/201152200
 Purchased vehicle brand new in 2007 and no problems till now. 22 year old daughter driving vehicle, she is a college student. she drives in major city daily and driving home from school gauge cluster went crazy and power steering went out. scaring her, she parked the car in a church lot and i sent the car to a dealer the next day. i had found on the internet that there was a recall on the power steering assist motor and informed the dealership of such when the work was to be done. they replaced the motor under the recall but also charged me $780.00 to replace the steering column which they said was bad. i have found 1000 + complaints on the internet of people saying their steering columns were supposedly bad as well with 1 person having theirs replaced 3 times now. she picked the car up and 2 weeks later the same thing occurs again. the dealership looks at it for 4 days and claim they can't find anything wrong so do nothing but investigate. they claim the codes were erased on the computer because we drove it after the fault but the car was parked and immediately hauled to the dealer on a flatbed truck. as i said before there are well over 1,000 complaints on the internet that i have found myself so i am sure there are a lot more. as soon as i can afford it this car will be put in town square with a big lemon sign on it and she will be driving something other than gm.
09/21/201152200
 Purchased vehicle brand new in 2007 and no problems till now. 22 year old daughter driving vehicle, she is a college student. she drives in major city daily and driving home from school gauge cluster went crazy and power steering went out. scaring her, she parked the car in a church lot and i sent the car to a dealer the next day. i had found on the internet that there was a recall on the power steering assist motor and informed the dealership of such when the work was to be done. they replaced the motor under the recall but also charged me $780.00 to replace the steering column which they said was bad. i have found 1000 + complaints on the internet of people saying their steering columns were supposedly bad as well with 1 person having theirs replaced 3 times now. she picked the car up and 2 weeks later the same thing occurs again. the dealership looks at it for 4 days and claim they can't find anything wrong so do nothing but investigate. they claim the codes were erased on the computer because we drove it after the fault but the car was parked and immediately hauled to the dealer on a flatbed truck. as i said before there are well over 1,000 complaints on the internet that i have found myself so i am sure there are a lot more. as soon as i can afford it this car will be put in town square with a big lemon sign on it and she will be driving something other than gm.
09/18/2011
 Was driving interstate about 60mph when steering went out out cobalt. beeping sound alarmed and power steering started to flash on the dash board.
09/18/2011
 Was driving interstate about 60mph when steering went out out cobalt. beeping sound alarmed and power steering started to flash on the dash board.
09/18/2011
 Was driving interstate about 60mph when a beep sounded and steering light went on then the power steering went out on the car.
09/18/2011
 Was driving interstate about 60mph when steering went out out cobalt. beeping sound alarmed and power steering started to flash on the dash board.
09/18/2011
 Was driving interstate about 60mph when a beep sounded and steering light went on then the power steering went out on the car.
09/18/2011
 Was driving interstate about 60mph when steering went out out cobalt. beeping sound alarmed and power steering started to flash on the dash board.
09/18/2011
 Was driving interstate about 60mph when a beep sounded and steering light went on then the power steering went out on the car.
09/18/2011
 Was driving interstate about 60mph when a beep sounded and steering light went on then the power steering went out on the car.
07/21/201140000
 2007 chevy cobalt front control arm bushings. started reading on internet all the people who has failures. this need to be looked into. know stuff wears out. but think that gm may have a defective part. many compliants fall into 20k to 40k miles product should last longer than that
07/21/201140000
 2007 chevy cobalt front control arm bushings. started reading on internet all the people who has failures. this need to be looked into. know stuff wears out. but think that gm may have a defective part. many compliants fall into 20k to 40k miles product should last longer than that
07/21/201140000
 2007 chevy cobalt front control arm bushings. started reading on internet all the people who has failures. this need to be looked into. know stuff wears out. but think that gm may have a defective part. many compliants fall into 20k to 40k miles product should last longer than that
07/21/201140000
 2007 chevy cobalt front control arm bushings. started reading on internet all the people who has failures. this need to be looked into. know stuff wears out. but think that gm may have a defective part. many compliants fall into 20k to 40k miles product should last longer than that
07/21/201140000
 2007 chevy cobalt front control arm bushings. started reading on internet all the people who has failures. this need to be looked into. know stuff wears out. but think that gm may have a defective part. many compliants fall into 20k to 40k miles product should last longer than that
07/05/201150000
 Tl- the contact owns 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated while driving 5 mph and trying to make a left turn the steering column failed. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who informed her that they had to replace the steering column and there were no related recalls; therefore, she had to pay the repair cost. the manufacturer was not contacted. the failure mileage was 50,000. rk
07/05/201150000
 I was pulling out of a dairy queen when the car veered into the left lane. out of my control. was very difficult maneuvering turns. the power steering recall was replaced but now they are saying the steering column needs replaced. another $800. i have a infant so i am terrifired to drive it at all.
07/05/201150000
 Tl- the contact owns 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated while driving 5 mph and trying to make a left turn the steering column failed. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who informed her that they had to replace the steering column and there were no related recalls; therefore, she had to pay the repair cost. the manufacturer was not contacted. the failure mileage was 50,000. rk
07/05/201150000
 I was pulling out of a dairy queen when the car veered into the left lane. out of my control. was very difficult maneuvering turns. the power steering recall was replaced but now they are saying the steering column needs replaced. another $800. i have a infant so i am terrifired to drive it at all.
07/05/201150000
 Tl- the contact owns 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated while driving 5 mph and trying to make a left turn the steering column failed. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who informed her that they had to replace the steering column and there were no related recalls; therefore, she had to pay the repair cost. the manufacturer was not contacted. the failure mileage was 50,000. rk
07/05/201150000
 I was pulling out of a dairy queen when the car veered into the left lane. out of my control. was very difficult maneuvering turns. the power steering recall was replaced but now they are saying the steering column needs replaced. another $800. i have a infant so i am terrifired to drive it at all.
07/05/201150000
 Tl-the contact owns 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated while driving 5mph and trying to make a left hand turn the steering column failed. the vehicle was taken to the dealer informed her they have to replace the steering column and there are no recalls and she has to pay to repair the failure. . the manufacturer was not contacted. the failure mileage was 50,000...mw
07/05/201150000
 I was pulling out of a dairy queen when the car veered into the left lane. out of my control. was very difficult maneuvering turns. the power steering recall was replaced but now they are saying the steering column needs replaced. another $800. i have a infant so i am terrifired to drive it at all.
06/22/201140000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that while driving at various speeds, he noticed that his power steering would fail by making it difficult to maneuver. he was able to restart the vehicle and it would drive back to normal, but the power steering warning would illuminate. the vehicle has not been inspected by a dealer nor repaired. the failure mileage was approximately 40,000. tb
06/22/201140000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that while driving at various speeds, he noticed that his power steering would fail by making it difficult to maneuver. he was able to restart the vehicle and it would drive back to normal, but the power steering warning would illuminate. the vehicle has not been inspected by a dealer nor repaired. the failure mileage was approximately 40,000. tb
06/28/200755000
 I own a 2007 chevy cobalt. there is a problem with the front end making the car shimmy and shake upon braking...causes clunking noises and such. i have researched online whether or not other owners of said vehicle have been having this problem as well and it seems to me that this problem is occuring with many owners of this vehicle. some have spent thousands on repairs and still the problem is there. i have been told by a certified chevy mechanic that the problem lies in the steering column. please examine this issue further as i feel it is recall worthy. thank you for your time regarding this issue as owning a safe reliable vehicle is of utmost importance to me and those i share the road with. helpful link to where others are making their voices heard on this matter: http://www.aboutautomobile.com/complaint/2007/chevrolet/cobalt/front+suspension again thank you.
06/22/201140000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that while driving at various speeds, he noticed that his power steering would fail by making it difficult to maneuver. he was able to restart the vehicle and it would drive back to normal, but the power steering warning would illuminate. the vehicle has not been inspected by a dealer nor repaired. the failure mileage was approximately 40,000. tb
06/28/200755000
 I own a 2007 chevy cobalt. there is a problem with the front end making the car shimmy and shake upon braking...causes clunking noises and such. i have researched online whether or not other owners of said vehicle have been having this problem as well and it seems to me that this problem is occuring with many owners of this vehicle. some have spent thousands on repairs and still the problem is there. i have been told by a certified chevy mechanic that the problem lies in the steering column. please examine this issue further as i feel it is recall worthy. thank you for your time regarding this issue as owning a safe reliable vehicle is of utmost importance to me and those i share the road with. helpful link to where others are making their voices heard on this matter: http://www.aboutautomobile.com/complaint/2007/chevrolet/cobalt/front+suspension again thank you.
06/28/200755000
 I own a 2007 chevy cobalt. there is a problem with the front end making the car shimmy and shake upon braking...causes clunking noises and such. i have researched online whether or not other owners of said vehicle have been having this problem as well and it seems to me that this problem is occuring with many owners of this vehicle. some have spent thousands on repairs and still the problem is there. i have been told by a certified chevy mechanic that the problem lies in the steering column. please examine this issue further as i feel it is recall worthy. thank you for your time regarding this issue as owning a safe reliable vehicle is of utmost importance to me and those i share the road with. helpful link to where others are making their voices heard on this matter: http://www.aboutautomobile.com/complaint/2007/chevrolet/cobalt/front+suspension again thank you.
06/28/200755000
 I own a 2007 chevy cobalt. there is a problem with the front end making the car shimmy and shake upon braking...causes clunking noises and such. i have researched online whether or not other owners of said vehicle have been having this problem as well and it seems to me that this problem is occuring with many owners of this vehicle. some have spent thousands on repairs and still the problem is there. i have been told by a certified chevy mechanic that the problem lies in the steering column. please examine this issue further as i feel it is recall worthy. thank you for your time regarding this issue as owning a safe reliable vehicle is of utmost importance to me and those i share the road with. helpful link to where others are making their voices heard on this matter: http://www.aboutautomobile.com/complaint/2007/chevrolet/cobalt/front+suspension again thank you.
12/01/201078000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that the steering wheel was very stiff or very loose intermittently. the failure recurred at various speeds. the most recent failure resulted in the vehicle crashing into a curb. a police report was not filed and no injuries were reported. the vehicle was not taken to have the most recent failure diagnosed or repaired. the contact also stated the vehicle was repaired for the recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 10v073000 (steering:electric power assist system). the failure mileage was 78,000 and the current mileage was 80,000. rk
12/01/201078000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that the steering wheel was intermittently very stiff or very loose. the failure recurred at various speeds. the most recent failure resulted in the vehicle crashing into a curb. a police report was not filed and no injuries were reported. the vehicle was not taken to have the most recent failure diagnosed or repaired. the contact also stated the vehicle was repaired for the recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 10v073000 (steering:electric power assist system). the failure mileage was 78,000 and the current mileage was 80,000. sm.
12/01/201078000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that the steering wheel was intermittently very stiff or very loose. the failure recurred at various speeds. the most recent failure resulted in the vehicle crashing into a curb. a police report was not filed and no injuries were reported. the vehicle was not taken to have the most recent failure diagnosed or repaired. the contact also stated the vehicle was repaired for the recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 10v073000 (steering:electric power assist system). the failure mileage was 78,000 and the current mileage was 80,000. sm.
12/01/201078000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that the steering wheel was intermittently very stiff or very loose. the failure recurred at various speeds. the most recent failure resulted in the vehicle crashing into a curb. a police report was not filed and no injuries were reported. the vehicle was not taken to have the most recent failure diagnosed or repaired. the contact also stated the vehicle was repaired for the recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 10v073000 (steering:electric power assist system). the failure mileage was 78,000 and the current mileage was 80,000. sm.
05/19/201171500
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that when driving, the steering wheel would lock abnormally. the contact had would turn the vehicle off to allow the steering to reset itself. the failure recurred at least twenty times. the vehicle was not inspected or repaired and the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. the current mileage was approximately 72,000. the failure mileage was approximately 71,500.
05/19/201171500
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that when driving, the steering wheel would lock abnormally. the contact had would turn the vehicle off to allow the steering to reset itself. the failure recurred at least twenty times. the vehicle was not inspected or repaired and the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. the current mileage was approximately 72,000. the failure mileage was approximately 71,500.
05/19/201171500
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that when driving, the steering wheel would lock abnormally. the contact had would turn the vehicle off to allow the steering to reset itself. the failure recurred at least twenty times. the vehicle was not inspected or repaired and the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. the current mileage was approximately 72,000. the failure mileage was approximately 71,500.
05/19/201171500
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that when driving, the steering wheel locked up. he had to turn the vehicle off and restart it to reset the steering. the failure occurred at least 20 times. the vehicle had not been inspected or repaired. the manufacturer had not been notified of the failure. the current mileage was approximately 72,000. the failure mileage was approximately 71,500-bk
05/19/201171500
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that when driving, the steering wheel locked up. he had to turn the vehicle off and restart it to reset the steering. the failure occurred at least 20 times. the vehicle had not been inspected or repaired. the manufacturer had not been notified of the failure. the current mileage was approximately 72,000. the failure mileage was approximately 71,500-bk
01/21/201161000
 I received my first recall in oct 2010. they never sent me an appointment to get it fixed. i was traveling 45 mph when there was a loss of power steering. the car spun out of control and hit a bridge. the car was totaled. allstate claimed it was my fault and they are not paying any of my medical bills or lost wages, and nothing on the car. i had full coverage. updated 05/12/11 *bf
01/21/201161000
 I received my first recall in oct 2010. they never sent me an appointment to get it fixed. i was traveling 45 mph when there was a loss of power steering. the car spun out of control and hit a bridge. the car was totaled. allstate claimed it was my fault and they are not paying any of my medical bills or lost wages, and nothing on the car. i had full coverage. updated 05/12/11 *bf
01/21/201161000
 I received my first recall in oct 2010. they never sent me an appointment to get it fixed. i was traveling 45 mph when there was a loss of power steering. the car spun out of control and hit a bridge. the car was totaled. allstate claimed it was my fault and they are not paying any of my medical bills or lost wages, and nothing on the car. i had full coverage.
01/21/201161000
 I received my first recall in oct 2010. they never sent me an appointment to get it fixed. i was traveling 45 mph when there was a loss of power steering. the car spun out of control and hit a bridge. the car was totaled. allstate claimed it was my fault and they are not paying any of my medical bills or lost wages, and nothing on the car. i had full coverage.
03/22/2011112733
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that the vehicle was repaired march 22, 2011 under nhtsa campaign id number: 10v073000 (steering:electric power assist system). after receiving the vehicle back from the dealer, the contact noticed that the steering wheel would not return to the original straight position after being turned and would have to manually turn the wheel. the vehicle was taken back to the dealer who stated that the steering shaft would need to be replaced. the vehicle was not further repaired. the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. the current mileage was 115,197 and the failure mileage was 112,733.
03/22/2011112733
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that the vehicle was repaired march 22, 2011 under nhtsa campaign id number: 10v073000 (steering:electric power assist system). after receiving the vehicle back from the dealer, the contact noticed that the steering wheel would not return to the original straight position after being turned and would have to manually turn the wheel. the vehicle was taken back to the dealer who stated that the steering shaft would need to be replaced. the vehicle was not further repaired. the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. the current mileage was 115,197 and the failure mileage was 112,733.
03/22/2011112733
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that the vehicle repaired march 22, 2011 for recall 10v073000 (steering:electric power assist system). after receiving the vehicle back from the dealer, the contact noticed that the steering wheel would not return to the original straight position after being turned; she had to manually turn it herself. the vehicle was taken back to the dealer who stated that the steering shaft needed to be replaced. the vehicle had not been repaired. the manufacturer had not been notified. the current mileage was 115,197. the failure mileage was 112,733-bk
03/22/2011112733
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that the vehicle repaired march 22, 2011 for recall 10v073000 (steering:electric power assist system). after receiving the vehicle back from the dealer, the contact noticed that the steering wheel would not return to the original straight position after being turned; she had to manually turn it herself. the vehicle was taken back to the dealer who stated that the steering shaft needed to be replaced. the vehicle had not been repaired. the manufacturer had not been notified. the current mileage was 115,197. the failure mileage was 112,733-bk
08/13/201031900
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that while driving approximately 10 to 15 mph and making a turn the power steering suddenly became difficult. once the power steering failed he mentioned that the gauges on the instrumental panel would start to malfunction. the vehicle was inspected by a dealer at least 5 to 6 times and they advised him that the steering column, loose bolts, and brackets all needed to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired for the stated components listed above. since his last visit in february of 2011 the failure had recurred. the failure mileage was approximately 31,900.
08/13/201031900
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that while driving approximately 10 to 15 mph and making a turn the power steering suddenly became difficult. once the power steering failed he mentioned that the gauges on the instrumental panel would start to malfunction. the vehicle was inspected by a dealer at least 5 to 6 times and they advised him that the steering column, loose bolts, and brackets all needed to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired for the stated components listed above. since his last visit in february of 2011 the failure had recurred. the failure mileage was approximately 31,900.
08/13/201031900
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that while driving approximately 10 to 15 mph and making a turn the power steering suddenly became difficult. once the power steering failed he mentioned that the gauges on the instrumental panel would start to malfunction. the vehicle was inspected by a dealer at least 5 to 6 times and they advised him that the steering column, loose bolts, and brackets all needed to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired for the stated components listed above. since his last visit in february of 2011 the failure had recurred. the failure mileage was approximately 31,900.
03/09/201168000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that while driving 20 mph and above, the power steering would fail sporadically making it difficult to turn the steering wheel. she would pull over on a shoulder and restart the vehicle. the vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic and they advised her that they were unable to diagnose the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was approximately 68,000. the vin was unavailable.
08/13/201031900
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that while driving approximately 10 to 15 mph and making a turn the power steering suddenly became difficult. once the power steering fails he mentioned that the gauges on the instrumental panel would start to malfunction. the vehicle was inspected by a dealer on at least 5 to 6 different occasions and they advised him that the steering column, loose bolts, and brackets all needed to be replaced on different visits. the vehicle was repaired for the stated components listed above. since his last visit in february of 2011 the failure has occured again. the failure mileage was approximately 31,900. tb
03/09/201168000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that while driving 20 mph and above, the power steering would fail sporadically making it difficult to turn the steering wheel. she would pull over on a shoulder and restart the vehicle. the vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic and they advised her that they were unable to diagnose the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was approximately 68,000. the vin was unavailable.
03/09/201168000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that while driving at various speeds that the power steering would go out and would become difficult to turn the wheel. she would pull over on a shoulder and restart the vehicle. the vehicle was inspected by a independent mechanic and they advised her that they were unable to diagnose the failure. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure mileage was approximately 68,000. the vin was unavailable. tb
03/09/201168000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that while driving at various speeds that the power steering would go out and would become difficult to turn the wheel. she would pull over on a shoulder and restart the vehicle. the vehicle was inspected by a independent mechanic and they advised her that they were unable to diagnose the failure. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure mileage was approximately 68,000. the vin was unavailable. tb
03/12/201165520
 Steering column is faulty. causes your steering wheel to tighten or completely lock up when making turns.
03/12/201165520
 Steering column is faulty. causes your steering wheel to tighten or completely lock up when making turns.
03/12/201165520
 Steering column is faulty. causes your steering wheel to tighten or completely lock up when making turns.
03/12/201165520
 Steering column is faulty. causes your steering wheel to tighten or completely lock up when making turns.
01/17/2011
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. on january 17,2011 after recall 10v073000, steering:electric power assist system was performed on the vehicle the next day the failure occurred. while driving approximately 5 mph turning into a parking area the steering became very stiff. the traction control and the check engine light illuminated on the dashboard. the contact stated the steering was very difficult. the vehicle was taken back to the dealer and they recheck the recall work and stated everything was fine. the dealer performed a diagnostic and stated a code came up regarding the traction control module. the contact stated the dealer wanted to charge him to perform another diagnostic to find out what was causing the failure. he called the manufacture and they advised him that they would call the dealer to find out what was going on. the manufacture repeat to him what the dealer had told him. the vehicle had not been repaired. the contact stated he feels unsafe driving the vehicle. the failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 65,252. vwb
01/17/2011
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. on january 17,2011 after recall 10v073000, steering:electric power assist system was performed on the vehicle the next day the failure occurred. while driving approximately 5 mph turning into a parking area the steering became very stiff. the traction control and the check engine light illuminated on the dashboard. the contact stated the steering was very difficult. the vehicle was taken back to the dealer and they recheck the recall work and stated everything was fine. the dealer performed a diagnostic and stated a code came up regarding the traction control module. the contact stated the dealer wanted to charge him to perform another diagnostic to find out what was causing the failure. he called the manufacture and they advised him that they would call the dealer to find out what was going on. the manufacture repeat to him what the dealer had told him. the vehicle had not been repaired. the contact stated he feels unsafe driving the vehicle. the failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 65,252. vwb
01/17/2011
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. on january 17,2011 after recall 10v073000, steering:electric power assist system was performed on the vehicle the next day the failure occurred. while driving approximately 5 mph turning into a parking area the steering became very stiff. the traction control and the check engine light illuminated on the dashboard. the contact stated the steering was very difficult. the vehicle was taken back to the dealer and they recheck the recall work and stated everything was fine. the dealer performed a diagnostic and stated a code came up regarding the traction control module. the contact stated the dealer wanted to charge him to perform another diagnostic to find out what was causing the failure. he called the manufacture and they advised him that they would call the dealer to find out what was going on. the manufacture repeat to him what the dealer had told him. the vehicle had not been repaired. the contact stated he feels unsafe driving the vehicle. the failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 65,252. vwb
01/17/2011
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. on january 17,2011 after recall 10v073000, steering:electric power assist system was performed on the vehicle the next day the failure occurred. while driving approximately 5 mph turning into a parking area the steering became very stiff. the traction control and the check engine light illuminated on the dashboard. the contact stated the steering was very difficult. the vehicle was taken back to the dealer and they recheck the recall work and stated everything was fine. the dealer performed a diagnostic and stated a code came up regarding the traction control module. the contact stated the dealer wanted to charge him to perform another diagnostic to find out what was causing the failure. he called the manufacture and they advised him that they would call the dealer to find out what was going on. the manufacture repeat to him what the dealer had told him. the vehicle had not been repaired. the contact stated he feels unsafe driving the vehicle. the failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 65,252. vwb
01/17/2011
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. on january 17,2011 after recall 10v073000, steering:electric power assist system was performed on the vehicle the next day the failure occurred. while driving approximately 5 mph turning into a parking area the steering became very stiff. the traction control and the check engine light illuminated on the dashboard. the contact stated the steering was very difficult. the vehicle was taken back to the dealer and they recheck the recall work and stated everything was fine. the dealer performed a diagnostic and stated a code came up regarding the traction control module. the contact stated the dealer wanted to charge him to perform another diagnostic to find out what was causing the failure. he called the manufacture and they advised him that they would call the dealer to find out what was going on. the manufacture repeat to him what the dealer had told him. the vehicle had not been repaired. the contact stated he feels unsafe driving the vehicle. the failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 65,252. vwb
10/01/201075000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that the vehicle would violently jerk while driving, similar to nhtsa campaign id number:10v073000 (steering:electric power assist system). the vehicle was repaired by the dealer; however, the vehicle continues to jerk while driving. it was unclear to the contact what the dealer repaired. the contact did not inform the manufacture. the current mileage was approximately 78,000. the failure mileage was approximately 75,000. bw
10/01/201075000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that the vehicle would violently jerk while driving, similar to nhtsa campaign id number:10v073000 (steering:electric power assist system). the vehicle was repaired by the dealer; however, the vehicle continues to jerk while driving. it was unclear to the contact what the dealer repaired. the contact did not inform the manufacture. the current mileage was approximately 78,000. the failure mileage was approximately 75,000. bw
05/21/200940862
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving at a unknown speed the contact hit a pothole and the rear passenger side wheel was bent. the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic and the mechanic replaced the wheel. later the failure happen again when the contact hit another pothole and the other rear wheel got bent. the vehicle was again taken to a local mechanic and he replaced the bent wheel. the contact later had parts replaced on the front end at 58,000. the local mechanic removed and replaced the front vertical bushing on both front and lower control arms, he removed and replaced both end links for the front sway bar. he also stated that there was a problem with the steering shaft and column assembly that it needs replacing. he called the manufacture and they advised him they could not assist with the cost of the repairs. the vehicle had not been repaired for this failure. the failure mileage was 40,862 and the current mileage was 58,000. vwb
10/01/201075000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that the vehicle would violently jerk while driving, similar to nhtsa campaign id number:10v073000 (steering:electric power assist system). the vehicle was repaired by the dealer; however, the vehicle continues to jerk while driving. it was unclear to the contact what the dealer repaired. the contact did not inform the manufacture. the current mileage was approximately 78,000. the failure mileage was approximately 75,000. bw
05/21/200940862
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving at a unknown speed the contact hit a pothole and the rear passenger side wheel was bent. the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic and the mechanic replaced the wheel. later the failure happen again when the contact hit another pothole and the other rear wheel got bent. the vehicle was again taken to a local mechanic and he replaced the bent wheel. the contact later had parts replaced on the front end at 58,000. the local mechanic removed and replaced the front vertical bushing on both front and lower control arms, he removed and replaced both end links for the front sway bar. he also stated that there was a problem with the steering shaft and column assembly that it needs replacing. he called the manufacture and they advised him they could not assist with the cost of the repairs. the vehicle had not been repaired for this failure. the failure mileage was 40,862 and the current mileage was 58,000. vwb
10/01/201075000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that the vehicle would violently jerk while driving, similar to nhtsa campaign id number:10v073000 (steering:electric power assist system). the vehicle was repaired by the dealer; however, the vehicle continues to jerk while driving. it was unclear to the contact what the dealer repaired. the contact did not inform the manufacture. the current mileage was approximately 78,000. the failure mileage was approximately 75,000. bw
05/21/200940862
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving at a unknown speed the contact hit a pothole and the rear passenger side wheel was bent. the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic and the mechanic replaced the wheel. later the failure happen again when the contact hit another pothole and the other rear wheel got bent. the vehicle was again taken to a local mechanic and he replaced the bent wheel. the contact later had parts replaced on the front end at 58,000. the local mechanic removed and replaced the front vertical bushing on both front and lower control arms, he removed and replaced both end links for the front sway bar. he also stated that there was a problem with the steering shaft and column assembly that it needs replacing. he called the manufacture and they advised him they could not assist with the cost of the repairs. the vehicle had not been repaired for this failure. the failure mileage was 40,862 and the current mileage was 58,000. vwb
05/21/200940862
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving at a unknown speed the contact hit a pothole and the rear passenger side wheel was bent. the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic and the mechanic replaced the wheel. later the failure happen again when the contact hit another pothole and the other rear wheel got bent. the vehicle was again taken to a local mechanic and he replaced the bent wheel. the contact later had parts replaced on the front end at 58,000. the local mechanic removed and replaced the front vertical bushing on both front and lower control arms, he removed and replaced both end links for the front sway bar. he also stated that there was a problem with the steering shaft and column assembly that it needs replacing. he called the manufacture and they advised him they could not assist with the cost of the repairs. the vehicle had not been repaired for this failure. the failure mileage was 40,862 and the current mileage was 58,000. vwb
11/16/2010112000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact was driving approximately 55 mph, the powering steering warning indicator illuminated and the power steering would not operate causing difficulty in turning the steering wheel. the vehicle was driven to the side of the road and the engine was turned off, and then restarted. the vehicle resumed for two minutes and the failure reoccurred. the failure occurred whenever the vehicle was in operation. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where they advised of a recall and informed that the power system would need to be replaced. the contact planned to take the vehicle to the dealer for the recall repairs under the nhtsa campaign id number 10v073000 (steering:electric power assist system). the failure mileage was 112,000. js
11/16/2010112000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact was driving approximately 55 mph, the powering steering warning indicator illuminated and the power steering would not operate causing difficulty in turning the steering wheel. the vehicle was driven to the side of the road and the engine was turned off, and then restarted. the vehicle resumed for two minutes and the failure reoccurred. the failure occurred whenever the vehicle was in operation. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where they advised of a recall and informed that the power system would need to be replaced. the contact planned to take the vehicle to the dealer for the recall repairs under the nhtsa campaign id number 10v073000 (steering:electric power assist system). the failure mileage was 112,000. js
11/16/2010112000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact was driving approximately 55 mph, the powering steering warning indicator illuminated and the power steering would not operate causing difficulty in turning the steering wheel. the vehicle was driven to the side of the road and the engine was turned off, and then restarted. the vehicle resumed for two minutes and the failure reoccurred. the failure occurred whenever the vehicle was in operation. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where they advised of a recall and informed that the power system would need to be replaced. the contact planned to take the vehicle to the dealer for the recall repairs under the nhtsa campaign id number 10v073000 (steering:electric power assist system). the failure mileage was 112,000. js
11/16/2010112000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact was driving approximately 55 mph, the powering steering warning indicator illuminated and the power steering would not operate causing difficulty in turning the steering wheel. the vehicle was driven to the side of the road and the engine was turned off, and then restarted. the vehicle resumed for two minutes and the failure reoccurred. the failure occurred whenever the vehicle was in operation. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where they advised of a recall and informed that the power system would need to be replaced. the contact planned to take the vehicle to the dealer for the recall repairs under the nhtsa campaign id number 10v073000 (steering:electric power assist system). the failure mileage was 112,000. js
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
10/08/201037000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet hhr. while traveling 40 mph on the highway in the rain the steering locked and the vehicle spun out. the power steering light came on right before the steering locked up on the vehicle. the manufacturer stated the vehicle was not under recall campaign number 10v073000, which is for electronic power assist module on the cobalt. the contact is concerned because the vehicles use the exact same part. the vin was not available at the time of the complaint. the failure mileage and current mileages was 37000.rl
10/08/201037000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet hhr. while traveling 40 mph on the highway in the rain the steering locked and the vehicle spun out. the power steering light came on right before the steering locked up on the vehicle. the manufacturer stated the vehicle was not under recall campaign number 10v073000, which is for electronic power assist module on the cobalt. the contact is concerned because the vehicles use the exact same part. the vin was not available at the time of the complaint. the failure mileage and current mileages was 37000.rl
10/08/201037000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet hhr. while traveling 40 mph on the highway in the rain the steering locked and the vehicle spun out. the power steering light came on right before the steering locked up on the vehicle. the manufacturer stated the vehicle was not under recall campaign number 10v073000, which is for electronic power assist module on the cobalt. the contact is concerned because the vehicles use the exact same part. the vin was not available at the time of the complaint. the failure mileage and current mileages was 37000.rl
10/08/201037000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet hhr. while traveling 40 mph on the highway in the rain the steering locked and the vehicle spun out. the power steering light came on right before the steering locked up on the vehicle. the manufacturer stated the vehicle was not under recall campaign number 10v073000, which is for electronic power assist module on the cobalt. the contact is concerned because the vehicles use the exact same part. the vin was not available at the time of the complaint. the failure mileage and current mileages was 37000.rl
10/04/201068000
 When the vehicle is turned off, the steering column locks as does the ignition and the car cannot be restarted. the car has been stranded several times due to this defect.
10/04/2010118423
 I have just got back from work, and on my way home my power steering went, i live in a city so this is very dangerous, also i have 3 small children, this is the first time this has happen and as i have read the comments i assume this isn`t the last time, this car is a piece of s*&t, i have told many people not to buy this car, since i got it i have to do alot of part replacements which aren`t cheap..
10/04/201068000
 When the vehicle is turned off, the steering column locks as does the ignition and the car cannot be restarted. the car has been stranded several times due to this defect.
10/04/2010118423
 I have just got back from work, and on my way home my power steering went, i live in a city so this is very dangerous, also i have 3 small children, this is the first time this has happen and as i have read the comments i assume this isn`t the last time, this car is a piece of s*&t, i have told many people not to buy this car, since i got it i have to do alot of part replacements which aren`t cheap..
10/04/201068000
 When the vehicle is turned off, the steering column locks as does the ignition and the car cannot be restarted. the car has been stranded several times due to this defect.
10/04/2010118423
 I have just got back from work, and on my way home my power steering went, i live in a city so this is very dangerous, also i have 3 small children, this is the first time this has happen and as i have read the comments i assume this isn`t the last time, this car is a piece of s*&t, i have told many people not to buy this car, since i got it i have to do alot of part replacements which aren`t cheap..
07/15/200937000
 I purchased a 2007 chevy cobalt in 2008, with approx. 30,000 miles.when i had around 35,000, miles i started to get loud ,rattling noises, like metal on metal, coming from under the car.they usually happen when i go over ripples or bumps in the road , at slower speeds.i took my car back to the dealer and asked him if they had heard of any problems or received any technical service bulletins about this problem and he said they had not.(july 2009) i told him to inform me if they did.in the meantime, my warranty expired.at that time,i had already started to research the problem online and network with some other persons, locally, to see if they had any such problem.well lo and behold, it seems that there was a technical bulletin issued on 11-9-2005 (# 050232005) that details this problem. and yes,apparently, other persons that i have talked to, and also with the research that i did online, definetely showed that many others are also having this same problem! i feel that as a respondsible auto manufacturer that gm needs to correct this horrible rattle.a recall for this is in order,especially since they were aware of this since 2005.i do not feel that we,,the consumer ,should be respondsible for this repair,as gm is trying to repair their image,do the right and fix this at no cost to the consumer--recall
10/04/201068000
 When the vehicle is turned off, the steering column locks as does the ignition and the car cannot be restarted. the car has been stranded several times due to this defect.
10/04/2010118423
 I have just got back from work, and on my way home my power steering went, i live in a city so this is very dangerous, also i have 3 small children, this is the first time this has happen and as i have read the comments i assume this isn`t the last time, this car is a piece of s*&t, i have told many people not to buy this car, since i got it i have to do alot of part replacements which aren`t cheap..
07/15/200937000
 I purchased a 2007 chevy cobalt in 2008, with approx. 30,000 miles.when i had around 35,000, miles i started to get loud ,rattling noises, like metal on metal, coming from under the car.they usually happen when i go over ripples or bumps in the road , at slower speeds.i took my car back to the dealer and asked him if they had heard of any problems or received any technical service bulletins about this problem and he said they had not.(july 2009) i told him to inform me if they did.in the meantime, my warranty expired.at that time,i had already started to research the problem online and network with some other persons, locally, to see if they had any such problem.well lo and behold, it seems that there was a technical bulletin issued on 11-9-2005 (# 050232005) that details this problem. and yes,apparently, other persons that i have talked to, and also with the research that i did online, definetely showed that many others are also having this same problem! i feel that as a respondsible auto manufacturer that gm needs to correct this horrible rattle.a recall for this is in order,especially since they were aware of this since 2005.i do not feel that we,,the consumer ,should be respondsible for this repair,as gm is trying to repair their image,do the right and fix this at no cost to the consumer--recall
10/04/2010118423
 I have just got back from work, and on my way home my power steering went, i live in a city so this is very dangerous, also i have 3 small children, this is the first time this has happen and as i have read the comments i assume this isn`t the last time, this car is a piece of s*&t, i have told many people not to buy this car, since i got it i have to do alot of part replacements which aren`t cheap..
07/15/200937000
 I purchased a 2007 chevy cobalt in 2008, with approx. 30,000 miles.when i had around 35,000, miles i started to get loud ,rattling noises, like metal on metal, coming from under the car.they usually happen when i go over ripples or bumps in the road , at slower speeds.i took my car back to the dealer and asked him if they had heard of any problems or received any technical service bulletins about this problem and he said they had not.(july 2009) i told him to inform me if they did.in the meantime, my warranty expired.at that time,i had already started to research the problem online and network with some other persons, locally, to see if they had any such problem.well lo and behold, it seems that there was a technical bulletin issued on 11-9-2005 (# 050232005) that details this problem. and yes,apparently, other persons that i have talked to, and also with the research that i did online, definetely showed that many others are also having this same problem! i feel that as a respondsible auto manufacturer that gm needs to correct this horrible rattle.a recall for this is in order,especially since they were aware of this since 2005.i do not feel that we,,the consumer ,should be respondsible for this repair,as gm is trying to repair their image,do the right and fix this at no cost to the consumer--recall
07/15/200937000
 I purchased a 2007 chevy cobalt in 2008, with approx. 30,000 miles.when i had around 35,000, miles i started to get loud ,rattling noises, like metal on metal, coming from under the car.they usually happen when i go over ripples or bumps in the road , at slower speeds.i took my car back to the dealer and asked him if they had heard of any problems or received any technical service bulletins about this problem and he said they had not.(july 2009) i told him to inform me if they did.in the meantime, my warranty expired.at that time,i had already started to research the problem online and network with some other persons, locally, to see if they had any such problem.well lo and behold, it seems that there was a technical bulletin issued on 11-9-2005 (# 050232005) that details this problem. and yes,apparently, other persons that i have talked to, and also with the research that i did online, definetely showed that many others are also having this same problem! i feel that as a respondsible auto manufacturer that gm needs to correct this horrible rattle.a recall for this is in order,especially since they were aware of this since 2005.i do not feel that we,,the consumer ,should be respondsible for this repair,as gm is trying to repair their image,do the right and fix this at no cost to the consumer--recall
09/22/2010
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving approximately 35 mph, there was a loss of power steering without warning. the contact experienced difficulty turning the steering wheel, and continued in operation. the vehicle was not inspected or repaired for the malfunction. there was a recall associated with the defect under nhtsa campaign id number 10v073000 (steering: electric power assist system). the contact was uncertain whether the vin was included in the recall and was in the process of notifying the manufacturer. the failure mileage was unknown. the vin and failure mileage were unavailable. js
09/22/2010
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving approximately 35 mph, there was a loss of power steering without warning. the contact experienced difficulty turning the steering wheel, and continued in operation. the vehicle was not inspected or repaired for the malfunction. there was a recall associated with the defect under nhtsa campaign id number 10v073000 (steering: electric power assist system). the contact was uncertain whether the vin was included in the recall and was in the process of notifying the manufacturer. the failure mileage was unknown. the vin and failure mileage were unavailable. js
09/22/2010
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving approximately 35 mph, there was a loss of power steering without warning. the contact experienced difficulty turning the steering wheel, and continued in operation. the vehicle was not inspected or repaired for the malfunction. there was a recall associated with the defect under nhtsa campaign id number 10v073000 (steering: electric power assist system). the contact was uncertain whether the vin was included in the recall and was in the process of notifying the manufacturer. the failure mileage was unknown. the vin and failure mileage were unavailable. js
09/22/2010
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving approximately 35 mph, there was a loss of power steering without warning. the contact experienced difficulty turning the steering wheel, and continued in operation. the vehicle was not inspected or repaired for the malfunction. there was a recall associated with the defect under nhtsa campaign id number 10v073000 (steering: electric power assist system). the contact was uncertain whether the vin was included in the recall and was in the process of notifying the manufacturer. the failure mileage was unknown. the vin and failure mileage were unavailable. js
09/18/201033000
 I am a owner of a 2007 chevy cobalt and i just hit the 33,000 mile mark. as i was driving on the freeway at a speed of about 60 mph, my steering got really hard when i was turning on a small curve. then on the dash board power steering came out and it started making a beeping noise. since that happen i exited the freeway, as i was turning into a save area to check the car, the steering became impossible to maneuver.
09/18/201033000
 I am a owner of a 2007 chevy cobalt and i just hit the 33,000 mile mark. as i was driving on the freeway at a speed of about 60 mph, my steering got really hard when i was turning on a small curve. then on the dash board power steering came out and it started making a beeping noise. since that happen i exited the freeway, as i was turning into a save area to check the car, the steering became impossible to maneuver.
09/18/201033000
 I am a owner of a 2007 chevy cobalt and i just hit the 33,000 mile mark. as i was driving on the freeway at a speed of about 60 mph, my steering got really hard when i was turning on a small curve. then on the dash board power steering came out and it started making a beeping noise. since that happen i exited the freeway, as i was turning into a save area to check the car, the steering became impossible to maneuver.
09/18/201033000
 I am a owner of a 2007 chevy cobalt and i just hit the 33,000 mile mark. as i was driving on the freeway at a speed of about 60 mph, my steering got really hard when i was turning on a small curve. then on the dash board power steering came out and it started making a beeping noise. since that happen i exited the freeway, as i was turning into a save area to check the car, the steering became impossible to maneuver.
09/18/201033000
 I am a owner of a 2007 chevy cobalt and i just hit the 33,000 mile mark. as i was driving on the freeway at a speed of about 60 mph, my steering got really hard when i was turning on a small curve. then on the dash board power steering came out and it started making a beeping noise. since that happen i exited the freeway, as i was turning into a save area to check the car, the steering became impossible to maneuver.
09/18/201033000
 I am a owner of a 2007 chevy cobalt and i just hit the 33,000 mile mark. as i was driving on the freeway at a speed of about 60 mph, my steering got really hard when i was turning on a small curve. then on the dash board power steering came out and it started making a beeping noise. since that happen i exited the freeway, as i was turning into a save area to check the car, the steering became impossible to maneuver.
08/24/201010000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. she was involved in crash in which she does not know the events that caused the crash. a police report was filed but no injuries were reported. the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer where she was informed the steering wheel was locked. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileages were 10,000. sm.
08/24/201010000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. she was involved in crash in which she does not know the events that caused the crash. a police report was filed but no injuries were reported. the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer where she was informed the steering wheel was locked. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileages were 10,000. sm.
08/24/201010000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. she was involved in crash in which she does not know the events that caused the crash. a police report was filed but no injuries were reported. the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer where she was informed the steering wheel was locked. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileages were 10,000. sm.
08/24/201010000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. she was involved in crash in which she does not know the events that caused the crash. a police report was filed but no injuries were reported. the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer where she was informed the steering wheel was locked. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileages were 10,000. sm.
08/10/201037800
 Well i bought a 2007 chevy cobalt 2 weeks ago. they did the recalls on it and the power steering column i then drove the car down a gravel driveway at my girl friends dads house and the front end sounded like it was about to falll apart. so i took it back to the dealership , they then basically disassembled my entire dash and replaced the stteering column. unfurtunately in the process of doing this they tied practically all my wiring in knots and taped it all up with electric tape. the steering still rattles and the problem is better but still exist. i dont think dealersships should be selling cars with this defect. i mean i thought i was buying a car in good condidtion with 37000 miles and i end up with the hunk of crap.
08/10/201037800
 Well i bought a 2007 chevy cobalt 2 weeks ago. they did the recalls on it and the power steering column i then drove the car down a gravel driveway at my girl friends dads house and the front end sounded like it was about to falll apart. so i took it back to the dealership , they then basically disassembled my entire dash and replaced the stteering column. unfurtunately in the process of doing this they tied practically all my wiring in knots and taped it all up with electric tape. the steering still rattles and the problem is better but still exist. i dont think dealersships should be selling cars with this defect. i mean i thought i was buying a car in good condidtion with 37000 miles and i end up with the hunk of crap.
08/15/201024969
 I was driving and suddenly lost power steering when attempting to make a right turn. continued driving though very difficult to even change lanes. once i reached my destination, had extreme difficulties in parking my vehicle. i turned off the vehicle, turned it on again and at that point power steering was restored. no where in the vehicle manual did it indicate i can turn off the car and restart should i suddently lose power steering. i have already contacted chevrolet and they infomred me of the power steering recall of which i never received a recall notice as well as a recall for the fuel pump modular, again, never received a recall notice. i have scheduled an appointment for tomorrow to have my vehicle serviced at a chevrolet dealer to have both items fixed.
08/10/201037800
 Well i bought a 2007 chevy cobalt 2 weeks ago. they did the recalls on it and the power steering column i then drove the car down a gravel driveway at my girl friends dads house and the front end sounded like it was about to falll apart. so i took it back to the dealership , they then basically disassembled my entire dash and replaced the stteering column. unfurtunately in the process of doing this they tied practically all my wiring in knots and taped it all up with electric tape. the steering still rattles and the problem is better but still exist. i dont think dealersships should be selling cars with this defect. i mean i thought i was buying a car in good condidtion with 37000 miles and i end up with the hunk of crap.
08/15/201024969
 I was driving and suddenly lost power steering when attempting to make a right turn. continued driving though very difficult to even change lanes. once i reached my destination, had extreme difficulties in parking my vehicle. i turned off the vehicle, turned it on again and at that point power steering was restored. no where in the vehicle manual did it indicate i can turn off the car and restart should i suddently lose power steering. i have already contacted chevrolet and they infomred me of the power steering recall of which i never received a recall notice as well as a recall for the fuel pump modular, again, never received a recall notice. i have scheduled an appointment for tomorrow to have my vehicle serviced at a chevrolet dealer to have both items fixed.
08/10/201037800
 Well i bought a 2007 chevy cobalt 2 weeks ago. they did the recalls on it and the power steering column i then drove the car down a gravel driveway at my girl friends dads house and the front end sounded like it was about to falll apart. so i took it back to the dealership , they then basically disassembled my entire dash and replaced the stteering column. unfurtunately in the process of doing this they tied practically all my wiring in knots and taped it all up with electric tape. the steering still rattles and the problem is better but still exist. i dont think dealersships should be selling cars with this defect. i mean i thought i was buying a car in good condidtion with 37000 miles and i end up with the hunk of crap.
08/15/201024969
 I was driving and suddenly lost power steering when attempting to make a right turn. continued driving though very difficult to even change lanes. once i reached my destination, had extreme difficulties in parking my vehicle. i turned off the vehicle, turned it on again and at that point power steering was restored. no where in the vehicle manual did it indicate i can turn off the car and restart should i suddently lose power steering. i have already contacted chevrolet and they infomred me of the power steering recall of which i never received a recall notice as well as a recall for the fuel pump modular, again, never received a recall notice. i have scheduled an appointment for tomorrow to have my vehicle serviced at a chevrolet dealer to have both items fixed.
08/15/201024969
 I was driving and suddenly lost power steering when attempting to make a right turn. continued driving though very difficult to even change lanes. once i reached my destination, had extreme difficulties in parking my vehicle. i turned off the vehicle, turned it on again and at that point power steering was restored. no where in the vehicle manual did it indicate i can turn off the car and restart should i suddently lose power steering. i have already contacted chevrolet and they infomred me of the power steering recall of which i never received a recall notice as well as a recall for the fuel pump modular, again, never received a recall notice. i have scheduled an appointment for tomorrow to have my vehicle serviced at a chevrolet dealer to have both items fixed.
06/02/201032043
 The steering wheel locks, while i am driving and happened to almost collide into a passing vehicle on the lane next to me. it happens within 5-10 min. after i turn on the chevy cobalt 2007. it occurs every single time i intend to drive the vehicle. the vehicle is not in use for i have small children and i am afraid an accident will occur. i have not yet changed the part but the mechanic at the chevrolet dealership said it was the motor for the steering wheel pump. i will be changing the part and i will hold on to the factory part.
06/14/201032000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact had recall campaign 10v73000 dealing the power steering repaired and now the vehicle is driving handling worse. the contact stated that the vehicle is extremely hard to keep straight. the vehicle has had an alignment performed and the tires replaced when the recall was performed and now when the vehicle is being driven at any rate of speed the contact has to fight to keep the vehicle going in a straight line. the vehicle had not been taken back to the dealer at the time of the complaint.the failure mileage was 32000 and the current mileage was 34000.rl
06/14/201057000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. she stated while driving 70 mph the power steering light illuminated causing the power steering to lock, she lost control of the vehicle and had to drive onto the emergency lane. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who advised that the fluids, filters and spark plugs needed to be replaced. the vehicle had not been repaired. the manufacturer was not contacted as yet. the failure and current mileages were 57,000....
10/18/20061000
 I purchased a 2007 chevrolet cobalt in 2006 , they sold me the vehicle that they used for test driving, which i told them was out of line and they still made me purchase it. i bought it back a week later and they had to line it up because it was all over the road. a month later, the steering whhel would not turn, the service department told me i had to pay $1200.00 to get it fixed until i notified the district manager and he made them fix it.then the security air bag light stayed on and it would not pass inspection and they tried to make me pay for that. i have been spending money on tires all the time, spend money on brakes all the time, have problems with the electrical units to the radio keeps going out, burrans in the wheel is gone, and it keeps cutting off. i have had nothing but problems since i purchased this vehicle. i got a letter for the recall for the power steering and when i gotmy car back, the check engine light stays on, they messed up my bootand now telling me i need to fix it when they had someone to drive my car for 12 miles. now all i get is a lot of disrespect fromthem and they don't want to repair what they messed up. i also wanted to purchase another car last month for my son who graduated from college and i had to look through the windows to see vehicles instead of the salesman opening the door and letting me look in the inside. mind you i bought a 16,000.00 car from they and that's how they appreciate my business. i am heart broken because i feel as if i was robbed of my money. i should not have been given a car that they use for test driving. also the security airbag light would not go off and they would notlet itpass inspection.
05/29/201035100
 Power steering went out in my 2007 chevy cobalt when i was coasting in a parking lot. i shut the car off and then restarted it. it drove fine until i slowed down and then the power steering went out again. it has happened several times since that day. every time it happens, i pull over, shut the car off, wait and then restart it. it usually only happens when i am driving through a neighborhood or parking lot. my car has 35,000 miles on it. i contacted a gm dealership repair shop and was told that the factory my car came from has not had the recall yet. they also said it could take up to five years before there's a recall on my vehicle. i know that there is a recall on the power steering component for cobalts years 2005-2010.
06/10/201045495
 Ok, i have a 07 cobalt ls and 2007 cobalt ss the first one i wrecked one night going around a turn at about 30 when all the sudden the power steering went out and i couldnt stop in time i popped the curb went through a fire hydren and smashed into a fence totaling my car with well over 8500 dallars in repairs the second ones power steering just went out on me on the way home with my pregnant girlfreind in the car luckly we were turning on our street so there was no accident involved. both cars just hit 40,000 miles and ran perfectly intell the power steering went out leaving me with no ride
04/20/2007200004
 2007 chevrolet cobalt. consumer states safety defect in steering system *tgw the consumer began to have problems with the hvac system wiring and connector which was replaced on april 20, 2007, the second time on july 3 , 2007 the hvac system relay had to be replaced and the third time on july 6, 2007 the body control module had to replaced. also, the steering shaft and steering column had to be replaced, there was a bubble on the tire which required replacement. the window regulator and fuel pump module was also replaced. *jb
06/04/201048000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving approximately 30mph the power steer locked up. she stated she coasted to the side of the road and turn the vehicle off. she said she waited a few minutes and turn the vehicle back on and it was fine. she took her vehicle to the dealer and was told that it was the power steering. the vehicle has not been repaired, she stated she can not afford the cost of the repairs. the failure mileage was 48,000 and the current mileage was 48,413. vwb
05/07/201051000
 The events leading up to the failure, no previous issue until the power steering failed causing my daughter to fly off the road and crash. i had the car repaired, new axle, ty rod ends, wheel spindle, etc but not the power steering unit. the cars power steering unit has failed 4 more times since repairing the front end parts. as i stated i didnt know there were issues with the power steering or i would have had that fixed also.
05/12/201047000
 Car drifted to left , striking utility pole and flipping. driver did not sense any steering problem but could not correct. driver had experienced problem before , clipped a curb , driver stopped the car to examine damaged tire. vehicle drove ok aftwards.
08/16/2009550001
 My 2007 cobalt drove fine,until it reached 55000 miles.oneday it felt and sounded like the front end was going to fall out.if i would go slow over a hump,you could hear a knocking noise at the bottom of the steering column.i took it to 6 different mechanics,who checked everything,struts,springs,rack&pinion,etc.finally,one mechanic,turned the steering wheel left to right about a 1/2 an inch and you could hear a knocking.he said,take it to the dealer,it is the steering.i made at least 10 trips to get it worked on.i was on the phone daily with gm.i explained when i am driving down the road,the car is all over the road,they think i am drunk,it does what it wants to.the steering wheel turns way farther than a normal steering wheel,alot of play.i can park and the wheel will be upside down,but my tires will be straight.or driving straight and wheel is turned to one side.i was soo upset,mad,because this is a 2007 vehichle.i knew nothing of a recall.they replaced my 2 front lower control arms and my lower steering column.i had to pay $900.00 for all of the work.it fixed my problem about 60%.the dealer was so nice and understanding,that he reimburse me.which i am soo thankful.so i haven't even bothered to get back intouch with them.i am to the point that i do not care.if i wreck,i wreck.i am tired of all the hassling,time,money,aggravation and days on the telephone. i still hear a knocking going over a small hump. i drive slow,stop at railroad crossings,because i try to take care of my car. i have always bought chevrolet and have never had this kind of trouble. i really do hope they figure this out and they probable do to. they are not allowed to sale any cobalts off the dealer lots at this time,until it is resolved. i am sure it is not all cobalts with these problems. i believe atleast 50% of the people have heard or read of these steering problems and are saying that theres does the same thing. i just know that i would hate to be in gm's shoes right now. thank you. *tr
04/24/2010400001
 Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u.s.c. 552(b)(6) loss of warning chimes due to defective drivers door speaker (2007 cobalt and & 2007 gmc canyon). i am current awaiting repair under the 2nd recall for our cobalt vin [xxx](gas leak & loss of steering defects not yet repaired). the letter received from gm warning of the steering defect stated a warning chime would sound and a message on the drivers info cntr would appear. problem is, the speaker where the warning sounds come from is intermittent. in fact, i cannot tell if i have the blinkers on without looking at the dashboard; something that's not always safe to do. even though this started shortly after the warranty expired; i asked the dealer to repair it because i considered it unsafe. if a car manufacturer is going to change the role of a speaker from merely producing sound for radio use to sounding safety warning chimes then the speaker ought to have an extended warranty. i am approaching my middle 50's and do not abuse the sound system in the car. in my opinion; this failing speaker is a definite safety issue. in fact, our 2007 gmc canyon is experiencing the same issue. i've recently noticed the drivers door speaker is starting to distort and realized after the cobalts speaker failed the canyon drivers door speaker also emits warning chimes. as i stated above, if the role of a speaker is to sound warning chimes, then it becomes a possible safety issue when it fails. [xxx] *tr
04/16/201052000
 While driving on the freeway my power steering seemed to suddenly go out - it became difficult for me to steer the direction i needed to go. i was able to pull off the freeway where a gas station attendant told me that he had another customer experience a similar problem and that the problem went away by turning the car off and then restarting it. i am so concerned that the steering is such a safety issue that i cannot let my petite 21-year old daughter drive this car
04/19/201094000
 Iincident report: driving 70 miles on the interstate and felt a sudden resistance in steering, the power steering message came on the dash and when i accelerated or pushed on the brake it became hard to steer. pulled into the first exit and after using all my strength parked and shut the car off. when i got back in the light was off and the steering was back to normal. we all know that unless the message is on they won't read for the error in the diagnostic so i came on home. i did call the dealer and he looked up and said there was no recall for my cobalt. so who decides which ones to recall when the problem happens and i am away from home where do i take it. who will pay for towing? makes me want to go buy a ford and i have never had anything but chevy except for one lemon that was a dodge durango (another recall that didn't effect my car).
02/15/2010560001
 Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u.s.c. 552(b)(6) gm 2007 cobalt [xxx] late at night cold and rainy i was driving slow trying to turn on 9th ave from fairfield dr. the car steered itself as i could not steer it, into a deep drainage ditch. my passenger head almost went through the windshield, my safety belt bruised my neck and shoulder, painfully. my passenger was bleeding profusely, a person stopped and took us for help. i was so shaken up and it happened so fast, that i could not find my cell phone to call 911. the next day my grandfather who helped me pay for the car, had the car put on a trailer and stored in a covered secure area where it is still stored and untampered with. we contacted gm, it has been over two months, we just received a letter from their attorney. to top this all off, i received a recall letter two days after it happened! and then i was told that my insurance does not have collision coverage but only comprehensive. i work hard and go to college for two months i have been paying for taxes, over $35.00 per day. i loved this car but now i will not ride in one. i still have night mares on the crash. i am behind in my bills. thank you gm for not helping me. i wish to have this car examined. i can not afford to pay someone to inspect the steering nor can i pay for an attorney. your help is desperately needed, as my grandfather believes that gm will delay this repair or replacement. i hope you can help. also the air bag never deployed. the car is totaled. i cleaned the blood with 3 bottles of hydrogen peroxide to save the leather seats. my passenger's hospital bill was over $11,000.00. *tr
04/10/201022000
 'power assist' to steering intermittantly fails. no power steering warning lightcame on.
02/01/2010500001
 I was driving down the highway when the power steering first failed. the car became slightly more difficult at high speed and extremely tuff at low speeds. this occurred around 50k in the manual it says to shut off the car and turn steering wheel all the way around completely. this temporarily fixed the issue until it became a daily matter in which it happens within the first ten seconds of starting the vehicle. this is a 2007 chevy cobalt ls 2 door, auto. there has been a recall on certain chevy cobalts but not all of them. my vin number is told not to apply yet is clearly the same issue. this is an extreme safety issue. that i would like to be covered by gm. *tr
12/15/200934000
 Power steering failure--began occassionally, now occurring every time car is driven.
04/05/201013405
 Chevrolet cobalt steering failure
03/08/201057000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevy cobalt lp. the contact stated that when driving at speeds of 5 mph, the power steering would fail. he was able to reset the power steering assist by shutting off the engine and restarting it within a few minutes. the power steering would function as designed once it was restarted. the failure would occur intermittently. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. the approximate failure mileage was 57,000 and the current mileage was 57,600.
12/30/200931000
 I own a 2007 chevy cobalt and have has intermittent power steering loss during low speed maneuvers in parking lots and at stop lights. power steering was replaced in december of 2009 but still problem exists and dealer was able to pull a code from cars computer that says electric power steering is overheating but dealer says that is normal customer service has been no help at all in getting my car fixed.
08/14/200921000
 Power steering motor is out, making it very hard to steer.
04/01/201031000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that the power steering failed while she was making a turn at approximately 5 mph. the vehicle became difficult to maneuver. the power steering failed again while she was driving on the highway. the power steering warning light illuminated and the odometer reading was no longer visible. the contact shut the vehicle off and restarted it. after restarting it, the power steering functioned normally with no failures. the current and failure mileages were approximately 31,000.
03/30/201052985
 2007 chevrolet colbalt. 03/30/10, power steering went out seven times in thirty two miles on my way to work. has caused near accidents on curves and icy roads many more times. problem is corrected temporarily when vehichle ignition is turned off (while still in motion) then turned back on and started. power steering has went out in the middle of negotiating a corner causing me to inadvertantly go into oncoming traffic lane and over correct when returning to lane of travel.
03/15/201099081
 Tl*contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt lt. the contact stopped at a stop sign and proceeded to make a right turn at 3 mph. while turning, the power steering failed and the vehicle veered to the right toward a curb. the driver was able to avoid an accident and took the vehicle to an authorized dealership the following day. the dealer informed her that the failure was caused by defective struts and not the power steering. the contact then took the vehicle to a local repair shop and the mechanic told her that the struts were not defective. the failure mileage was 99,081. the current mileage was 99,312.
09/01/200840000
 Steering column is rattling brought the car in they said it was the i shaft i brought it to 3 others to look at and they said it was the whole entire steering column and it needs to get replaced with a new one.is this part of the recall and if it is why is my car not one of them?
03/19/201096298
 I drive a 2007 chevy cobalt and i was driving down the road today bring my son home from the hospital after surgery,and i get a warning light about the power steering, and all of a sudden i cant turn left or right in the road, i turn hard left it turns and i read the owners manual to find out if i need fluid or what ever and it doesnt take fluid i get home and read on the internet about the same exact problem from hundreds of other people and owners i can not afford to go fix my car my husband just got laid off, i have to wait and hope this is a recall please work on this before someone was hurt, i praise god that me and my child got home safe today, until further i have to park my car..
01/01/1901180001
 2007 chevrolet cobalt. consumer states with brake system problems. *tgw the consumer stated every time she applied the brakes, the steering wheel would vibrate and there was hesitation when she braked from high to moderate speeds to slow down or to come to a complete stop. also, aside from that, as she began to drive, the vehicle would pull to the left. the vehicle was inspected several times. all four tires were replaced and a front wheel alignment was performed, but the problem continued. *jb
03/14/201036500
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving 55 mph the contact noticed that the power steering light appeared on the instrument panel and then the steering wheel become harder to turn. the dealer had not diagnosed the failure when the complaint was filed. the failure mileage and current mileages were 36,500.
03/07/2010480001
 I was driving my 2007 cobalt on march 7th 2010 when the wheel became almost impossible to turn. the words power steering were showing on the dashboard. *tr
03/14/201043943
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact was driving approximately 55 mph. there was a loss of power steering without warning. suddenly, the vehicle swerved off of the road uncontrollably and rolled over into the bushes. the contact was ejected from the vehicle without usage of the seat belt. the driver sustained injuries to the lungs, and ribs. a police report was filed. the vehicle was completely destroyed. the current and failure mileages were unavailable. updated 5/3/10 *cn
03/11/20101
 Power steering failed it caused difficulty driving the car where you could barely drive. sometimes you can't even turn the steering wheel. *tr
08/01/200783
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. when traveling at speeds of 25 mph or less, the steering wheel would become extremely hard to turn. the failure also made it impossible to control the steering wheel. the failure mileage was 83 and the current mileage was 13,500.
09/09/2009340001
 We were driving through a parking lot about 10 miles an hour when my power steering went out. we heard a beeping sound and could not turn the wheel. there was a car coming towards us and we started freaking out and to swerve to miss them so we would not wreck. we had no choice to pull over and try to figure out what was wrong, but since it is electric we could not find what was wrong. since this happened away from our house i missed work. this problem occurred for about four days before we could get it fixed. we took it to the chevy dealership and they said they were unable to help because it was not under warranty. we were also told that the dealership could not help because no one was in a wreck or hurt. the dealership wanted to charge us 1200 dollars. we ended up taking it somewhere else for 800 dollars. we had to buy a new power steering column and the part of the electrical power steering. *tr
03/11/2010502931
 Driving vehicle and power steering failed, warning light came on as well. *tr
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
02/27/2010500008
 Loss of power steering. 8 times in 3 hours. have to pull over to the side of the road, shut the car off and then turn it back on. power steering lasts for a few minutes then shuts down again. *tr
03/05/2010278001
 In the last week, my 2007 cobalts power steering light has come on about 9 times. on 3-9-10 alone it came on 3 times. when this happens, the power steering is out. pulling the car out of traffic i turn the car off and restart it and the power steering is back. *tr
09/01/2008740001
 I am an unfortunate owner of one of the worst cars ever made, a chevrolet cobalt. i bought this car in 2008 with hopes that it would stand up to my older cavalier and sunfire. i was sadly wrong about my choice. after only two months of owning my vehicle (i bought it at a used car centre with 54000 kms. jim gilberts in fredericton, nb) and 500 kms over my 60000k warranty my sway bar links had to be replaced. one month after i replaced them i had to replace both control arm bushings. after replacing all of that i started to hear rattling coming from my steering wheel. i came to find out that my steering column will need to be replaced. before i bought my car i had a vehicle history report done and it came back clean. it was used as a city courier car. i had thought that maybe because of city driving these parts had been worn out prematurely. after doing some research i found hundreds and thousands of people who are experiencing the same problems. almost all of them claim that these problems were with cars bought directly off the lot. i know 5 people personally who also had the same problems. one of my friends had his steering column replaced 4 times. i replaced my sway bar links twice and they need to be replaced again and i am on my second set of control arm bushings. i have yet replaced my steering column because i can not afford the bill. i have learned of the recent recall for the power steering motor. that is one of the problems that i don't have, yet. could someone please explain to me how recalls are decided on? does someone have to get into an accident for these companies to take some kind of action? i am waiting for the day when i am driving on the highway and the front end of my car falls off. *tr
03/02/201090571
 I drove my 2007 chevrolet cobalt into a hardware store parking lot and was making a left turn to find a parking space when the power steering failed. i was unable to complete the turn and as a result hit the cement pole that was protecting the cable that was attached to the telephone pole. i was able to drive the car home, but later that night i had to go to the emergency room as i was in a lot of pain. after reading my x-rays, the doctor said i had rib contusions and whiplash. a week later i am still suffering pain and unable to function normally from the accident. i have not had the damage to the car addressed yet and i don't intent to drive it again. *tr
03/02/2010107166
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while the contact was driving 65mph he attempted to change lanes and noticed that the power steering light had appeared on the dashboard, moments later the vehicle no longer had power steering causing the contact to crash into a nearby guard rail.no one was injured and a police report was not filed for the incident. the vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealership and there were no prior warnings. the current and failure mileages were 107166.
02/23/201059381
 Tl* the contact owns 2007 chevrolet cobalt. her daughter was driving at 57mph she didn't see a warning light for power steering. the steering got hard and pulled to the right, she pulled the steering back to the left and lost control of the vehicle and collided into a guard rail. the vehicle was totalled. she did not receive any injuries. a police report was filed. the failure and the current mileage was 59,381.
03/07/20101086271
 Power steering keeps going out on my sons car. i am concerned if power steering goes out while making turns could be dangerous. the power steering goes out from time to time have to stop restart sometimes that will take care of it for a little while. *tr
02/01/2010460051
 Rattling bumping noise under car, drivers side by tire, steering wheel shakes when driving speed limit and increases with slowing down. dealer identified problem as intermediate steering shaft and is not covered under warranty on gm vehicles. *tr
10/11/200964929
 Tl* the contact owns 2007 chevrolet cobalt. he stated the steering looses power and it cannot be turned left or right. he doesn't recall if the power steering light illuminated before the failure. he took the vehicle to the dealer. the dealer replaced the power steering motor and cleared the codes .total cost for repair was $346.26. he contacted the manufacturer. the manufacuter sent him a letter informing him that he was denied reimbursement, because the part that was replaced on his vehicle was not the part that was included in the failure. the failure mileage was 64,929 and the current mileage 75,000.
01/01/2009310001
 I own a 2007 chevy cobalt. january 1, 2009 in the first time i lost power steering. at first it was intermittent but know it happens every time, anywhere from 2 seconds to 2 minutes after starting to drive. when i bought the car in august of 2007, i purchased a $3600 extended warranty that said it would cover power steering issues but when i took my car to the chevy dealership, they told me my warrant wouldn't cover the problem and that it would cost over $1000 to the power steering model replaced. since then i've just learned how to drive my car safely. i don't have the money to get it fixed on my own and need help! *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
09/07/2009500001
 Power loss while driving, but the car never completely stops it goes but at a slower speed then usual. i thought maybe i was doing something wrong until they release the report. my wheel becomes hard to turn, so i thought i only needed some power steering but i had plenty in the container. it happens atleast 2 times every other month. *tr
03/03/201060223
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving approximately 35 mph and attempting to make a turn the power steering light illuminated and the steering wheel was hard to maneuver. the dealer stated that his vin was not included in the recall. the failure and the current mileage was 60,223.
10/30/2009400001
 I have been having issues with my 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving, usually on the highway, my car beeps twice and the words power steering appears on my dash. when this happens it's extremely difficult to turn the wheel left or right. i need to pull over and turn the car off and back on to regain steering. the first time i experienced this was in october 2009. i called the dealership that sold me the car and they said that it was just something that happened with cobalts. the problem was fairly inconsistent until the past month, it now happens on a daily basis. i find it happens more frequently when i am traveling at high speeds. the car needs to be turned off and back on to regain steering. usually the steering goes out about every ten to fifteen minutes. *tr
01/29/2010414301
 I was going to park so i put the car in reverse, and tried to turn the wheel, but it did not turn it continued straight. i had to turn the car off and on again to be able to turn the wheel. it only occurred that one time. i did not correct the failure, this should be recalled. if i were on the highway, i would not have been able to steer off if i had to which could have created a serious accident. *tr
01/01/201060000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while traveling at various speeds of less than 45 mph, she heard a beeping noise in the vehicle and the steering wheel would become stuck. she was unable to move the steering wheel, however she was able to shut off the vehicle in the middle of the road. the contact was concerned with her safety and once the power steering failed, she was not able to move the steering wheel even when using extreme bodily force. the dealer was contacted and advised that they were aware of the failure, however they did not have a repair to correct the failure and there were no recalls. no repairs were made to the vehicle to date. the failure and current mileages were approximately 60,000.
03/03/2010150001
 Loud rattle from front end, thumps when hitting any bumps, no matter how small. rattle/vibrate noise from passenger side when traveling 40+ mph. car wanders. thumping and hesitating when braking. *tr
02/03/20101
 2007 chevy cobalt the problem started happening driving down the street, out of no where the power steering went out making it impossible to steer. it happens virtually every time the car is driven... as a result the car must be slowed down as quickly as posssible ,pulled over put in park,, restarted. and then start on mission again!!! nothing has been done to correct the problem, as it has started as of the recent.. we called chevy , they have no recalls , i am sure it is somthing that we can not afford. *tr
04/11/200950000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving 45 mph, there was a clicking noise and the power steering light illuminated then the steering wheel locked. it became very difficult to turn the steering wheel and maneuver the vehicle onto the emergency lane. she turned the vehicle off and on after driving and within a few minutes, the failure occurred again . the dealer confirmed that the failure was caused by the power steering. the vehicle was repaired. the failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage was 80,713.
06/26/2008300001
 I crashed a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. i lost control of the vehicle and hit a utility pole. i feel like this could have been due to the power steering defect. *tr
02/01/20101
 2007 chevy cobalt - when driving the power steering locks up aprox every 10 minutes now was longer periods of time. i have to put the car in neutral if not able to make it to the side of the road and quickly restart the car. this is going to get me killed eventually since i travel in traffic! there is a potential recall but the dealerships are denying any reported problems. *tr
09/01/200932000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. approximately six months after he noticed that the steering wheel was loose and before the steering failed and the power steering light illuminated. there was also a noise in the steering wheel. he took the vehicle to the dealer. the dealer reset the computer, but the failure was not corrected. when he took the vehicle back to the dealer he stated that there was nothing to be worried about. the failure mileage was 32,000. the current mileage was 40,000. the vin information was not available.
02/15/20101
 My 2007 chevrolet cobalt has had the power steering go out on it a few times since it started in feb 2010. i bought this car new from a dealership. i have had it looked at and told there is no problem. however it continues to happen. i have read numerous complaints from others with this same problem and would hope that chevy would look into this and fix it. *tr
02/14/2010620001
 Driver was changing lanes on highway in a 2007 chevy cobalt when her steering wheel froze up on her. she could not correct steering and her brakes seemed to lose power as well. she hit a concrete barrier, her car went airborne and started rolling. she was ejected about fifty feet. vehicle was a complete loss. the auto insurance company won't investigate due to her car being just 12,000 miles over warranty. (economic loss rule) the car is still being held for further investigation per request of the driver. vehicle never had trouble before this. driver was severely injured spending 10 days in hospital, 2 of those in icu. driver had complications due to injuries, now on round the clock iv's at home. *tr
01/20/2010800001
 I was driving and the power steering light came on, the all of a sudden the steering wheel was hard to turn, and i was unable to make a right or left turn. when i did try turning, my car almost hit another car that was stopped at the light because i did not have enough strength to turn the wheel all the way. it has progressively got worse and when i took the car into a chevy service dealer, i was told this is a common problem with the cobalt and they had many of them coming in for service with the same problem and the whole system would have to be replaced. the cost i was quoted was $1,000.00. gmc customer service was contacted by the dealership service manager and the dealership agreed to pay a percentage of the repair cost which would still leave me paying $475.00. i've only had the car for 2 years and purchased it used with 14,000.00 miles. i was also told that this issue is occurring when and if the car has been jump started because this is a main cause of which triggers the major safety and costly issue. the first question that i was asked of me is: has the car been jump started with cables at any given time? this issue has caused some hardship in my family as well as transportation issues for a single mom as myself. i am currently upside down on the vehicle by 7 thousand dollars so trading it in is not an option for me. i am currently paying for a chevy silverado as well. *tr
01/01/2010350001
 Yes, i would like to report that our 2007 chevy cobalt lt with 40,000 miles on it is failing 1st the powersteering goes out and almost causes us to crash. 2nd the keys our stuck in the ignition also the electronic reader is continuously blinking we have called the chevy customer care center and the results were not in our favor i guess we need to do something about it can you please help us. *tr
01/28/2010180651
 The power steering on the 2007 chevrolet cobalt i drive has suddenly stopped working about 5 or 6 times. if i can safely turn the car off, and restart it, the power steering starts working again. *tr
02/07/201049000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving over an hour at 60 mph the power steering warning light illuminated. when she turned the vehicle off and on so that it would reset. the dealer was called and stated that they would diagnose the failure. the failure mileage was 49,000.
02/24/2010579301
 I had been out of town and had driven 200 almost non stop, interstate travel all day, when while driving on the interstate my power steering went out. it became difficult to keep my car steady and had severe difficulty following the twists of the road as the wheel was very difficult to turn, even just to change lanes, or follow the curves of the road through road work. i had to swerve to miss a truck that swerved into my lane, and almost crashed due to the fact my wheel was so difficult to turn. i was able to make it to the side of the road, so i stopped, turned off my vehicle for a few minutes, turned it back on and worked fine. went 4 miles, and it went out again. i drove another 60 miles and it didn't come back on. i have 58000 miles on my vehicle. i was told my vehicle is no longer under warranty so any work done to it will be out of my pocket. *tr
10/21/2009720001
 Electronic steering failure on 2007 chevrolet cobalt. started in oct 2009 power steering does not work: this happens daily after you drive it a mile or so. i replaced the electronic steering in nov 2009 the car drove fine until jan. 2010 now the second electronic steering has gone out also. i still have the original electronic steering column, we nee a recall on this because i changed the part once and i can not afford to do it again. also, this is very dangerous! *tr .
02/01/2010390001
 My power steering goes out multiple times per trip. the power steering failed light comes up on my screen. i put the car in neutral and start the car and its fine for about 2 minutes and it goes out again. chevy dealer says they have never heard about it. i almost ran into my brick subdivision sign this morning because of it. if this problem is not fixed soon, i hate to say it but something tragic is going to happen to someone that is very weak and old that can not control the car. gm needs to do something about this now!!!!!!!!!! *tr
12/20/2009640001
 I have a 2007 chevy cobalt and i am writing this complaint due to loosing the power steering on my car. the power steering is electric so it was hard for anyone to figure out what was going on with my car, i had to take it to the chevy dealer and they knew exactly what was going on. the power steering went out and the power steering light came on, on my dashboard. i restarted my car and the power steering kick back in, but after that one time, the power steering would go out every three seconds and there was nothing i could do but restart the car no matter where i was once the power steering went out. i have a 6 year old son and this scared me extremely badly. i am a single mother who works daily to provide for my son, and other family members, it is imperative that i have my vehicle. unfortunately the dealer had to keep my car and the insurance company does not give you a car while your car is in the shop, the funny thing is neither does chevy, although they knew what the issue was they would not provide a car for me to use while they had my car. this also happened right before christmas, so the christmas money i had saved for my sons christmas went into getting my steering fixed which cost me $600. so needless to say, there went christmas. and according to chevy i had to pay the entire lump sum before i could even move my car, so i had no choice but to pay the entire amount. i am very disappointed in chevy for this issue, my sons safety is utterly important to me and i only got this car because i was under the impression it was a safe car, had i known about this power steering issue i would never have chosen chevy in the first place. *tr
01/24/20101
 My 2007 chevrolet cobalt has steering wheel problems. everytime i turn on my car power steering flashes about a minute or so after and immediately the wheel is very hard to turn. this makes it difficult to turn in any direction and even to change lanes. it is so hard that i cannot park correctly and i am scared to even try to parallel park because the last time i tried i hit another car. i do not understand why this issue is not being dealt with immediately because it is putting people in unbearable situations. i was told that i could only get it fixed at the car dealership where i purchased the vehicle from but what they would charge is beyond what i can pay. something needs to be done now about this problem because it can only lead to more disastrous events. i vote for a recall immediately!!! *tr
02/22/2007390001
 Event: just driving alone look down at the message board and it says powersteering failure, and just like that the powersteering was gone. i was able to maneuver the car over to the side of the road, turn the ignition off and back on which worked for about 2 min and the problem recurred. the car is very difficult to steer without powersteering and the way the problem occurs could easily cause a accident i would think after only 39,000 mile that part would not be worn out. the problem still exist, i have no other transportation. just driving on alert hoping someone will take notice of the issue. *tr
02/24/2010320001
 Steering shakes alot on rough roads and sometimes when applying the break. we brought the car in to the dealer a dozen times. they said they do not know what the problem is. we brought it to different dealers and they said it might be the i-shaft we have not fixed this yet because we are still looking for a for sure answer what it is. my future mother in law has a similar car but different year and has the same problem. the started of the shaking both cars had 32000 miles on them. since the start both cars has replaced struts, control arm and tie rods. and we are looking to replace them again. what is causing this shaking? *tr
02/06/2010520001
 2007 chevy cobalt. power steering intermittently goes out while car in use. happened 1st time, then 2 weeks later happened again. now(3 weeks after 1st incident) happens daily, several times a day. turning the ignition off and restarting fixes the problem. taking the car into chevy dealership for repair on friday. now not driving the car in case more serious issues could happen. *tr
01/03/2010400001
 My daughter's chevrolet cobalt 2007 car's power steering turns-off while driving and makes it a hazard during driving, especially for weaker individuals. the stiffness in steering makes it seem that it is locked. research online shows that even earlier models have this problem. chevrolet engineered making power steering powered electronically vice hydraulics and fluids as with most vehicles. and now, we find that there is no recall from chevrolet and to repair it will cost about $2k. about 1/8 the cost of the vehicle. if were doing the same to a company like toyota, then we should also look at the chevrolet cobalt. *tr
02/04/2010446201
 I own a 2007 chevrolet cobalt with roughly 45,000 miles. just recently, the power steering has begun to fail. i will be driving down the highway and, all of a sudden, the steering wheel gets very hard to steer and the power steering failure notification beeps. this has happened 3 times within the last 3 weeks. the first time i was making a right-hand turn and felt the wheel pop. the other 2 times i was just driving down the highway without the wheel turned at all. i have called my local chevrolet dealer and they claim to have never heard of this problem before. i have looked online and have found many people who are complaining about the same problem but say that their chevrolet dealers do not know what is wrong. the 2007 cobalt has an electronic power steering system without the standard hydraulic system and no power steering fluid. this is an extremely dangerous problem. i am driving down the highway at 60+ miles per hour and all of a sudden cannot steer my car. i have to pull over to the side of the road and shut the car off. this seems to reset the computer that runs the power steering and it will resume working once i restart the car. *tr
01/20/2010380001
 2007 chevrolet cobalt - power steering failure. happens more often when weather/car is warm, particularly when weather is over 75 or 80. most often when car is warm, like during long trips or when driving many places in one day (errands). i have had as many as 5 occurrences on days i am running many errands. the dashboard warning dings and power steering light comes on, the power steering fails and you cannot control the vehicle. normally, you can stop the car, turn off the ignition and restart the car and it will work again for a while. once crashed into my own carport pole, once ran over a curb. no one was hurt, and there was no serious property damage, only a bent support pole on my own carport, but i was lucky i was going extremely slow when this happened. it this happens at a higher speed, or in oncoming traffic, it could cause serious injury or even death. i took the car to a mechanic and was told the entire steering column/system would have to be replaced at a cost of over $2000. i am unable to fix this due to the high cost. this car is a 2007 with only 38,000 miles. should not have major problems like this. *tr
10/20/2009379001
 2007 chevrolet cobalt electric power steering failures. my power steering goes out while i am driving. it comes back on after i restart the car. i went to the dealer and they said there was nothing they could do unless they were driving the car when the power steering fails. this has been going on for 4 months. i feel unsafe. i will not allow my daughter to drive the car. i bought the car for her. goodwrench has been unresponsive. i need help to fix this problem. it should not happen. i feel like they are sweeping it under the rug. *tr
02/22/2010270001
 2007 cobalt, the power steering just goes out at any speed. it make the car almost impossible to control. *tr
11/15/200980001
 I purchased a 2007 chevy cobalt new. at about 8,000 miles, i noticed at low speeds, when i turned to the right, the steering column would make a noise and jerky motion. i took the vehicle to the dealership. they replaced the intermediate shaft, but the problem returned after only 300 more miles. *tr
02/22/20101
 Steering failure. *tr
02/19/201016000
 Tl* the contact owns 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the vehicle was purchased new in 2007. she noticed that the key was hard to release from the ignition.on february 2010 while attempting to make a u-turn the vehicle power steering light illuminated and the power steering failed. the vehicle will be taken to the dealer to be diagnosed. the current and the failure mileage were 16,000.
02/21/2010160001
 My wife's 2007 chevrolet cobalt ls power steering went out after restarting the car everything is fine for now. after searching online i see that many others are having the same problem. and in all cases they are being charged just for diagnostics and nothing is being done to fix it. this is a problem that could get my wife hurt being as she would have trouble steering it luckily i was driving it at the time. it is the chevy dealer now having the fuel pump replaced which was recalled and we will see what they tell me about it. *tr
01/12/2010800001
 We live in lumberton texas and we had to go to shreveport,la to take a friend of mine to the dentist. on the way home while we were in town the power steering light came on and my husband had trouble steering it around curves and turns. not knowing that it was an electric power steering, he pulled into the store to get power steering fluid. he couldn't find the place to put it so i looked at the book that came with the car and found out. well when we got back in the car to leave it was fine at first, then it started it again and all the way home. we have noticed that when you turn the car off for a while and start it back it does ok for a little while. we have problems with it everyday. once the power steering acts up it stays that way until you turn the car off and let it cool off but after your driving it again its starts all over. we have not had an accident yet and hopefully we don't. it is very hard for me to drive it but i have to use it sometime to go places.we have not had it fixed yet and were told it could cost alot to get it fixed. we don't have the money now to get it fixed. another complaint is well actually was the gear shift. it would not go all the way into park, i guess, and you couldn't get your keys out of the ignition. we have already had that fixed though. there are other complaints i have but probably nothing that would be cover under safety issues. this car is a lemon in my book. *tr
02/20/201067000
 Tl* -the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact was driving approximately 55 mph on normal road conditions. there was a sudden loss of power steering. the driver proceeded to a service station which required greater force to be applied to the steering wheel. the engine was turned off. the vehicle restarted and resumed normal operation. the vehicle was in the process of being taken to an authorized dealer for inspection. the failure mileage was 67,000.
12/02/2008356001
 Purchased used 2007 chevrolet cobalt nov 08 35,503 miles. check engine light came on 2 dec 08. dealer switched out cam sensor fuse. check engine light came on end of jan 09 in germany. german mechanic turned light off. check engine light came back on a few days later, but continued to drive. power steering started to fail sep 09. car intermittently lost power while driving. pulled over, turned key to off, waited a few minutes, turned the key, and the car started back up with no problem. power steering kit replaced end of nov 09. check engine light came on again. power steering motor replaced middle dec 09. check engine light came back on again code p0230. replaced fuel pump relay jan 10. car continues to lose power intermittently while driving. check engine light came back on code p0230. chevrolet dealership switched out fuel pump relay 15 feb 10. chevrolet dealership suggests replacing ecm if check engine light comes back on. check engine light came back on 17 feb 10 and car continues to lose power intermittently while driving. scheduling appointment with chevrolet dealership to diagnose. *tr
02/01/20101
 We bought it new and was having trouble with steering wheel locking up they said there was no defect now we are having trouble with the powersteering failing and we bought the steering column kit(385.06) and had it installed and it still is doing the same thing, when it goes out it is hard to control the car. *tr
01/13/2010710001
 Everything was working fine in my 2007 chevy cobalt until it got to about 70,000 miles and then while i driving down the road the power steering shut off. this has continually occurred every time that i drive and it happens at random times. it's only a matter of time before it happens at a bad time and some one gets hurt. i've taken it to a few mechanics who have said they have encountered at least a dozen other people who have the same problem with their cobalt. they then tell me to take it to the dealership who said that the total cost would be about $900. that's ridiculous i wont pay that much money for something so stupid. gm needs to get their act together before someone gets seriously injured from their crappy made cars. *tr
01/24/2010420001
 Electronic power steering - *tr
02/19/20101
 The steering suddenly froze up and could not steer the car. luckily, we were in our own residential neighborhood. *tr
02/17/2010500001
 Nothing out of the ordinary, just driving, and a warning 'beep, beep, beep,' the 'power steering' warning comes on in the dash where the temperature and mileage are, and the power steering is not working. the wheel is very hard to turn and control is lost if already in a turn. my son had to help me steer. shift into neutral, turn the car off and restart it, and then the power steering will come back on, but the interval of operation gets shorter and shorter. not driving car now. too dangerous, cannot steer. *tr
12/22/2009364001
 2007 chevrolet cobalt -- in december 2009 the power steering went out while exiting interstate. that was near the end of a 2-hour trip. the next day it was working again. since that first incident the power steering has started failing more frequently (almost every time) and on shorter trips. turning off the engine and restarting the car restarts the power steering, however sometimes it recurs within a few minutes. the car is difficult to drive without power steering and i'm afraid it will lead to a wreck. after the first incident we called the local chevrolet dealer service department and was told the car was just out of warranty and therefore we would have to pay for the repair. (this is obviously a manufacturing defect, not a worn out part.) the car is scheduled for repair next week and the service department said could cost about $400. *tr
02/04/2010410001
 Was driving along when a dashboard warning indicated a problem with the power steering and it became very difficult to steer. pulled off, turned off car and restarted and problem was clear. drove a few more miles and had the same issue. it has been a couple of weeks and the issue hasn't happened again. but concerned that it will. *tr
05/18/2009415001
 I purchased a used 2007 chevy cobalt about 2 years ago. there were approximately 11,000 miles on it at the time. early last summer it was nearing the 40,000 mark and my power steering started going out. i assumed that it was out of fluid, so i took the car and had an oil change and all the fluids checked. as i was leaving the mechanic, it went out again. i went back into the office, told them my issue and that's when i found out there was no place to put power steering fluid, that it was a closed transmission. (i later learned that it was electric.) the power steering continued to come and go for another few months. i stopped driving for about 8 weeks and when i resumed driving, it was fine. i thought maybe the problem had fixed itself. it went out again about 6 weeks ago; it had around 41500 mile on it. i live in the back of a neighborhood, where i have to make lots of turns and that is generally where it goes out. i do not do a lot of interstate or highway driving, mostly just inner-city. i rarely travel over 50 mph. because the power steering continues to go out, it makes it hard for me to make turns and drive. i have not yet been involved in any accidents because of the issue, but i have had several close calls. i try to remain extra aware of my surroundings to prevent any incidents. *tr
01/08/2010151511
 Power steering failed then worked intermittently. *tr
10/01/20091
 2007 chevrolet cobalt. power steering failure at 32,000 mi. power steering motor replaced under warranty. old part kept at dealership. *tr
09/24/2009455001
 I bought a 2007 chevy cobalt ls from stearns chevrolet in graham, nc in june 2009 with just a little over 32k mi. some where between 45k & 50k mi. my power steering began to randomly go out. the first time, i was in first gear switching to second on a right hand turn. since then, it happens extremely randomly, usually in town where i have to switch gears the most. if appropriate, i can usually just pop in the clutch & restart the vehicle & it resets the motor and everything is fine for a while, sometimes it just goes right back out. i do not feel safe driving the car but i have no choice. i took the car to the dealer i bought it from (which is now closed) and it was determined that the power steering motor in my electric power steering system had gone bad and gm agreed to pay 1/3 of the $700 to fix it. i did not have the money to fix it. *tr
11/28/2009620001
 The vehicle is a 2007 chevrolet cobalt with approximately 62,000 miles on it. it was purchased used a week before incident occurred. my daughter had just got off work and was starting to drive home when she noticed power steering failure message come across the message board on the dash. at the same time she felt the steering get hard to control. she was able to pull over and stop the vehicle without incident. my daughter called home and i went to her location, thinking power steering fluid must be low. to my surprise i learned it had no pump and it was electrical. i restarted the vehicle and message was out and steering appeared to be fine. i drove it home. the next day i went out and after starting vehicle noticed the message coming across the message board read steering problems. i tried to drive the vehicle but it was very hard to maneuver the steering. it had no power assist in the steering. it became sporadic off and on over the next few days. took vehicle to local chevrolet dealer and learned inorder to fix problem, the power assist steering needed to be replace. i had the dealer replace the steering column which housed the power assist computer module and the electric power assist motor. our total expense was $730.27. i learned from the dealership that 2005 thru 2007 model years were known to them to have a problem with power assist steering going out. i still have the old steering unit that was replaced. i read where nhtsa was looking into the steering problem. i just wanted to let agency know i too had a problem with the steering going out. *tr
05/01/2009300001
 The electronic power steering went out in my cobalt while driving down the road. the dealership replaced it since it was under warranty, but i have read that this is a frequent problem, and that the units they replace also fail in the same amount of time. i am worried that this will happen again to not only me but someone else. this problem could easily cause an accident if not fixed. *tr
08/18/2009630001
 When we drove our 2007 chevy cobalt the power steering went out. we had to stop the car off and re-start it. the power steering came back on but went out again. we were on the highway when it went out and we lost control of the car. we were able to avoid a crash. i took the car to our service guy and we told that it would be about $1200 to fix the problem. at this time we cant afford such a large repair. we were also told that the local dealer was aware of the problems that the model car had been having because they had multiple incidents. *tr
12/10/20015220010
 Intermittent and unexpected loss of power steering in my 2007 chevy cobalt. loss of function has occurred approximately ten (10) times since dec 09 when first occurred. power steering return after car is turned off. vehicle was inspected by a mechanic who computer tested it but found no malfunction codes. vehicle has approximately 52,200 miles. *tr
11/15/200936001
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact was driving approximately 5 mph in a parking lot; proceding to make a right turn. the power steering warning light indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. immediately, there was a loss of power steering. the driver pulled into a parking space;the engine was turned off. the vehicle restarted and resumed normal operation. whenever the vehicle was in operation the failures occurred intermittent. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. the repair part was on a back order. the technician recommended the vehicle be repaired by an authorized dealer. the vehicle has not been repaired due to the unavailability of the manufacturer part. the failure mileage was 36,001.
11/07/200936000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated while driving at 35 mph the lights inside the vehicle went dem and soon after the steering wheel became hard to turn and the vehicle lost power steering. the contact stated the power steering failure happens everyday and previously caused a crash. no one was injured during the crash and there were damages to the front passenger side. the contact feels this vehicle is unsafe to drive and the manufacturer should issue a recall. failure mileage was 36,000.
12/28/2009401
 Steering problems with 2007 cobalt. *tr
02/15/2010250001
 Power steering problems on our 2007 chevy cobalt. our 18 year old daughter drives this car and the power steering goes off. completely. this could cause a serious accident, especially with an inexperienced driver. we will be contacting the dealer tomorrow in hopes of fixing this problem. car is not under warranty. *tr
01/05/2010600001
 I own a 2007 chevy cobalt lt. the power steering will go out on it after a few minutes of driving. if i turn the car off and on again i will get the power steering back for a few more minutes. this happens every time i get in the car. this is very dangerous because you don't know when the steering will go out, what if it was in a middle of a turn and im not able to keep control of my vehicle. im told that the steering column needs to be replaced, which is 1200 dollars. *tr
01/14/2010430001
 We bought our 19 yr. old daughter a 2007 cobalt last year. she was on her way back to college on interstate and her power steering went out. the car has only 43,000 miles on it and we still owe 4 yrs on it. i was appalled at how many complaints there were about this same problem on the internet. she was scared and crying. she was 4 hrs away from us. this was february 14th 2010. she could of been killed or in a wreak. why has gm not done a recall on these cars? the warranty has run out, so this will be out of pocket for us. this is a very serious problem. i am afraid for her to even drive this car now.should i tell her not to come home any more until somebody does something about this. you can't ignore this. people will get hurt or even worse be killed by this. is that what everyone is waiting for before someone does something? *tr
02/13/2010553621
 Driving on wv rt. 10 in logan county, wv. power steering failed. pulled over, shut the car off, started it up again, steering ok. a few miles later, power steering failed again. i was approx 100 miles from home, and every 10 miles approx., the power steering fails. car is out of warranty, it will cost lots of $ that i do not have to fix. *tr
02/12/2010504251
 I made a complaint a month ago on my 2007 chevrolet cobalt. i have to make another one because it is extremely upsetting having to pay a car note every month and have to get to and from work in this unsafe vehicle. all these complaints pouring in have proved it is a consistent problem. everyday i drive my car and have to deal with never being able to make a safe u-turn or park in a near parking spot in which i can not due to my electric power steering is completely out. it doesn't even restart after cutting the car off. it is unsettling to know i am and many others are driving an unsafe car and i'm left with no other choice as to the many other people with the same problem. i know there is an investigation out on this car and the eps because the amount of complaints. i really hope it doesn't take so long that a serious accident happens from this. it would make no sense whatsoever to pay the amount of money it cost to fix this problem and it is not promised to fix the problem, it's a 2007 to make matters worse this should not be happening already. thank you nhtsa for looking into this matter. *tr
08/17/20072000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that when driving various speeds the vehicle would lose power steering and it became difficult to control the steering wheel. the failure began to occur on a daily basis. on several occasions the dealership made several unsuccessful attempts to repair the steering column. the contact has not spoken with the manufacturer to-date. the contact has also experienced the failure with other chevrolet cobalt's. the current mileage was approximately 30,000. the failure mileage was approximately 2,000.
12/28/2009140001
 2007 chevrolet cobalt - electric power steering intermittently goes out, causing the vehicle to steer hard; no accident to date but potential for accident if it goes out on the highway. *tr
10/14/200750003
 I purchased a new 2007 chevy cobalt 4-door in june 2007--in september i told my mother that my steering was strange, that sometimes i felt like i wasn't really steering my car. in october i was on my way to work on the highway, it was raining and i slowed down. upon slowing down to approx 15-20 around a curve i couldn't steer my car. i was in an accident because my car just seemed to go on its' own. that same december, i was turning into a school parking lot and again couldn't steer my car and hit a parking block. my mom thought it was my tires and invested in a new set of tires on a new car. two weeks ago (again on the highway) i came upon an accident, slowed down to almost a complete stop and once again lost my steering just long enough to turn the car a little trying to get it over to the shoulder, hit the guardrail support and smashed the headlight. i backed up, felt my steering grab and continued on. my steering i am convinced caused all 3 accidents. there is still damage on my car and my insurance rates have gone up. i want my damage fixed, my steering fixed, my mom reimbursed $500.00 for my deductible and a letter i can give my auto insurance company. it occurs fairly frequently, but luckily there has only been three accidents and no fatalities there is still damage on the vehicle because i can't turn it into my insurance company without my rates going up. when i told people at the dealership what was going on they thought i was nuts and so did i until a tow driver who also happened to own a cobalt had the same thing happen. *tr
10/14/200750001
 I purchased a new 2007 chevy cobalt 4-door in june 2007--in september i told my mother that my steering was strange, that sometimes i felt like i wasn't really steering my car. in october i was on my way to work on the highway, it was raining and i slowed down. upon slowing down to approx 15-20 around a curve i couldn't steer my car. i was in an accident because my car just seemed to go on its' own. that same december, i was turning into a school parking lot and again couldn't steer my car and hit a parking block. my mom thought it was my tires and invested in a new set of tires on a new car. two weeks ago (again on the highway) i came upon an accident, slowed down to almost a complete stop and once again lost my steering just long enough to turn the car a little trying to get it over to the shoulder, hit the guardrail support and smashed the headlight. i backed up, felt my steering grab and continued on. my steering i am convinced caused all 3 accidents. there is still damage on my car and my insurance rates have gone up. i want my damage fixed, my steering fixed, my mom reimbursed $500.00 for my deductible and a letter i can give my auto insurance company. it occurs fairly frequently, but luckily there has only been three accidents and no fatalities there is still damage on the vehicle because i can't turn it into my insurance company without my rates going up. when i told people at the dealership what was going on they thought i was nuts and so did i until a tow driver who also happened to own a cobalt had the same thing happen. *tr
10/14/2009400001
 Whether you are driving down the road or making a turn and your power steering all of a sudden goes out it is very scary. my car has been doing this for a couple of months and there are times that it is very hard to manage. there has been alot of snow lately which just makes everything worse. *tr
01/08/2010600001
 We have a 2007 chevy cobalt. the power steering is going out intermittently while driving. *tr
11/15/20091
 Was driving all at once had no control over steering. was able to get to shoulder. turned of car, let sit a few minutes. started back up had done good since. i am scared to drive this car. i hope it doesn't go out again with my grandkids in car with me. thank you for looking into this matter. *tr
11/21/2009805341
 My 2007 chevy cobalt's power steering keeps going in and out, causing a tremendous disadvantage when trying to steer the car. i have had one incident of sideswiping a pole because i could not make the turn as the power steering failed at that point. it has failed multiples times over the last 8 months. so far no injuries or major accidents, but am concerned as there is no warning when it goes out. *tr
02/09/2010890001
 I have a 2007 chevy cobalt ls. for approx 3 months i have been having problems starting my car due to the steering wheel being locked up. since then, i have had various types of rattling, vibrations, and complications with my steering column. today (february 9, 2009) i went to leave for work and my key only went to the first position (not start position) and is currently stuck there. my steering wheel wont move, and nothing, nothing, worked on trying to remove my stuck key. i have had a mechanic look at it, and he believes that it is the steering column now interfering with the ignition. i am very very upset that this has happened, however, i'm glad this was not while i was driving. this type of incident is exactly why there needs to be a recall. i love my car, but the safety issues need to be fixed!! *tr
01/02/2010405671
 I own a 2007 chevy cobalt. on my way home from a friends house the power steering failed and it became very hard to steer. when you turn the car off and back on it must reset itself because it starts working again. then without any warning it will quit working. the car only has 40k miles on it. i was told by the dealer it would cost over $900 to fix. i went online to see if other people were having this problem and it was full of people with the same problem.*tr
01/04/2010500001
 Vehicle is 2007 chevy cobalt. the electronic power assist fails repeatedly and make for a very unsafe situation. gm refused to acknowledge the problem when i first contacted them. we have since had the system repaired out of pocket. my research on the internet found this problem has existed for several years. your jumping all over toyota right now, so let see you jump on general motors a bit. incidentally this is not an isolated incident, before we had the vehicle repaired it couldn't make it out of the driveway without the power steering going out. *tr
11/18/200941185
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving approximately 45 mph the vehicle became difficult to control when the steering wheel malfunctioned. the power steering warning light was illuminated continuously. the vin was unavailable. the vehicle will be repaired by the dealer. the failure mileage was 41,185.
01/22/20081
 My daughter was driving to work around 7:30 a.m., on the highway in rush hour traffic, so was only traveling around 30 -35 mph at the most. she somehow lost control of her vehicle, veered off the road, hit the guard railing and took out about 15 - 20 ft. of it, and landed down a small embankment. no other cars were involved. she had no idea how this happened, nobody had hit her, the roads were clear, no bad weather, no traffic problems, just slow moving traffic. her car was totaled!!! after hearing of the steering related problems with the cobalt, this would certainly explain what happened to her. she did hurt her neck and back and was taken by ambulance to the er, scared to death!. luckily she was not seriously hurt, but bruised and sore muscles, with muscle spasms for about 3 months after accident. she had owned this car less than 1 year. chevy and the nhtsa definitely needs to look into this and recall the cobalts so this doesn't happen to others! *tr
10/20/2009500001
 I have a 2007 chevy cobalt, and at around 45,000 miles the power steering simply went out while i was going down the road. the cab was filled with a burning smell, and the vehicle became nearly impossible to turn. i pulled over and turned the car off. i waited about 3 minutes and restarted the car and the power steering was working again. i began driving again, and made it about two or three more blocks when it went out again, and again the car was filled with a burning smell. i contacted a chevy dealer who told me there was a service bulletin out saying that the whole steering column needed to be replaced due to a faulty power assist motor. this starts at around $2500. i did some research online and found that hundreds.. maybe thousands of people were having the same problem with the same car. many had paid the $2,000-$2,500 to have this motor replaced only to have the same problem reoccur weeks later. so, i have yet to have it fixed. today i got a recall notice for a fuel pump on this car, but chevy still refuses to correct the faulty power assist motor which acts as the power steering. its only a matter of time before someone losing steering on a major highway and deaths occur. as for my chevy cobalt.. its parked in my driveway until i can finish paying it off, and then i'll be calling a junkyard to come get it. just a thought... but its amazing how for any other product.. a dishwasher... a child's toy.. if a company sells a faulty product, you can take it back to the store and get your money back legally... if its a car, you're stuck. *tr
12/06/2009338741
 Power steering went out on a 2007 chevrolet cobalt while driving. took to dealer ship and they replaced the power steering pump. i had to pay deductible. *cn
02/03/201042000
 I purchased a used 2007 chevy cobalt on december 30, 2009. since the purchase, it has had intermittent power steering failure. last week, during a 7 mile trip, the power steering failed on four occasions. previously, turning car off and then back on resolved the issue. however, since this issue was getting worse, we took the car into a chevy dealership for service. they ran diagnostics and reported that it needed a new power steering motor. this was replaced for a total of $371 plus diagnostics for $95. this car has less than 45,000 miles on it. apparently this is an issue with cobalts - recall might be a good solution!! this car was being driven by a 16 year-old driver. thankfully she was able to control the car when the power steering failed and no accidents occured.
12/23/2009960001
 I have an 07 cobalt i bought brand new and the power steering has started going out while i am driving. if i turn the car off and restart it the problem goes away but the power steering goes back out about 45 seconds later. *tw
03/01/2009425002
 The power steering function would randomly go out on the 2007 chevrolet cobalt. this occurred at various speeds and at various times of driving. this started with an approximate mileage of 43k and began occurring early in 2009. the power steering mechanism was replaced in early march 2009. i do not have the old part. the primary driver of this vehicle was a 16 year old and i felt i had no choice but to get this repair. i did some research of my own and found a technical bulletin (bulletin 07-02-32-007) issued regarding this problem. i brought this up to the dealership and told them i thought this was a safety issue and that a recall should be done by chevrolet. i also wrote a letter to general motors expressing my concern for the safety of other drivers out there and the fact that his power steering failure happened so early in the vehicles life. luckily, my daughter was neither injured or any property damage was done to my vehicle or others but it was very scary to her to have the power steering fail when traveling down the interstate. *tw
10/01/2009450001
 Power steering goes out without warning, car feels like it is skidding on ice and is nearly uncontrollable. the service airbag light keeps coming on. called dealer, told nothing to do about either one, they don't know of any problems with the car. suggested i replace tires and get a front end-alignment, which i did. the problem persists. called dealer again and was given absolutely no information or offer to find out what is wrong with the vehicle, even at my expense. *tw
10/19/2009590002
 After owning my 2007 chevy colbalt for nearly 3 years, the power steering randomly started going out on it. the frequency in which the power steering goes out has increased and it goes out without warning. *tw
04/03/2009380051
 At low speeds, the steering goes completely out and makes it impossible to stay on course. during the first time i experienced this problem, the steering started making an awful swishing noise. now the steering makes this noise at all times but it gets worse when the steering goes out. how many people will be injured or even die before general motors fixes this problem? *tw
02/06/2010500001
 2007 chevrolet cobalt. i was driving going about 40 mph when power steering flashed across the screen. although it wasn't impossible to steer, it was very difficult and very dangerous, as i was on a very cramped road. i then turned off my car, and when i turned it back on, it began to work again, about 2 miles down the road, power steering flashed across the screen once again, and it was no longer working. i have done nothing to correct this as of right now(just happened yesterday) but i have been doing research and have found hundreds of pages and forums regarding this topic. *tw
01/14/2010170001
 My 16 was in a head on collision in his 2007 chevy cobalt. i have since realized they may have a power steering defect. the car is totalled and is at a copart salvage auction. i would like to know if anything can be done to investigate the car before the car is sold for scrap. *cn
02/05/2010382001
 My 16 year old daughter was driving her 2007 chevy cobalt ltz and the power steering went away. the dash light came on stating power steering. she pulled over, stopped the car, turned off the ignition, and restarted the car and the problem went away. she managed to arrive at home without the problem recurring. she told me about it and i went to the car and started it, back out of the driveway, started down the street and the power steering lit up on the dash again and iu had no power steering. i stopped, turned off the car and restarted it and the problem went away. i need for something to be done about this from gm before my daughter, or anybody elses child has an accident due to this problem. *tr
01/06/20102
 While making a hard u-turn in my 2007 chevy cobalt ls, the power steering went out and would not recover until the car was turned off and restarted. this has happened twice in the last three months. very dangerous situation. *tr
01/02/20101
 The power steering keeps going out - while driving - extremely dangerous. *tr
11/11/200965918
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that immediately after the vehicle was started and first gear was engaged, the power steering failed. the vehicle became uncontrollable while driving 10 mph. the contact was forced to turn the vehicle on and off so that the power steering would reset. the dealer advised the contact that the warranty does not apply to the power steering and they refused to repair the vehicle. the failure mileage was 65,918.
04/01/2009580001
 2007 chevy cobalt- spring 2009- power steering went out while on expressway. almost crashed. called and reported incident to gm national number and ask about a recall, but at the time they said there were none. i took the car to the dealer and they replaced the defective part. no problems since. *tr
01/30/2010292001
 While my son was driving the 2007 chevy cobalt the steering became extremely hard to maneuver. he returned home and informed me of problem. i got in the cobalt and tried to steer it. i could barely move the wheels. i took it on the road and same problem. when i slowed to about 20 mph it became extremely hard to steer. *tr
10/25/2009165801
 Our daughter was driving a 2007 cobalt back to ucf. she avoided getting hit by a speeding driver. when she tried to return to her lane her steering was locked and had no control of car. she spun and totaled the car. she did not hit any other car. the auto was totaled. state farm has all documentation. the car was meticulously maintained. three new tires exploded as she tried to stop. *tr
08/22/2009455001
 Power steering finally went out. it was going out then coming back on for months. then it started going off more and more until it quit. i haven't had the chance to put up $2000 cause we have had other issues with my other daughter's $150000 surgery. i am seeing hundreds and hundreds of complaints back to 2005 where all chevy cobalts have this issue. i am surprised nothing has been done about this. there is obviously an issue here. i am afraid my daughter is going to get killed.*jb
02/04/2010500001
 Steering becomes stiff and extremely difficult to turn. it seems to reset and become normal after turning car off then back on. happens at slow speeds after much turning . afraid of what might happen at high speed on highway??? *jb
02/01/2010475703
 2007 chevy cobalt our power steering has went out 3 times within the last week when we have slowed down our speed. to remedy it we have to try to pull over and turn off the car and then restart it. it has happened 3 times in last week. *jb
01/10/2010800001
 Power steering in 2007 chevrolet cobalt lt turns off while driving. usually works again after restarting vehicle. *tr
01/31/2010250002
 Twice in the past two weeks, when i have started my car, the power steering does not engage. i have had to turn the car off and when i turn it back on it is fine. *tr
01/28/20101
 Power steering is out! i was driving on the highway with my kids when i lost the ability to steer the car. *tr
01/15/2010600001
 The defect occurs a few times a week. i am driving along and the steering wheel starts to shake really bad almost feels as if one of your front tires blew then the car becomes very difficult to control. *tr
05/01/2009500001
 When starting up, once i get going, power steering randomly goes out while driving. it occurs constantly, sometimes coming back on when restarting, but going out soon thereafter. the problem is a electric power steering system and i am unable to afford repair, so no action has been taken to correct failure apart from diagnosing it. *tr
05/20/2009450001
 2007 chevy cobalt, power steering goes out, been going on for some time. was going to get repairs, but i'm finding out by research i can't afford this. it's a pain when trying to park. works fine at start up, but while driving it will go out. tends to happen more often when it's warmer outside and i have to use the a/c. less often when it's cold and i use the heater. i've also noticed that i've been smelling fuel since this started, may be unrelated. i have it being looked at later. but if it costs more than 500 to repair i won't be able to do anything but drive an unsafe car. *tr
01/18/2009600001
 It is very hard to turn at especially at corners at lower speed. it also make a noise at times. it seems to happen every time that i try to turn the vehicle in any direction. it has happened for over a year. the following date is an approximate date of when i first noticed it. *tr
06/19/2009300001
 The powersteering on my 2007 chevrolet cobalt went out on the highway while driving. the dealership replaced the steering column and the powersteering is now malfunctioning again. *tr
06/01/2009453561
 I have owned a 2007 cobalt with power steering problems for over a year now. while driving you could hear the steering column vibrating really loud, eventually the power steering warning light came on. when the warning light came on the car would loose power steering and it would be very difficult to steer. if i could stop and turn the car off then back on it would disappear. but eventually it came on so often that i had to have it replaced at my own expense. *tr
07/06/2009750001
 I have a 2007 chevy cobalt, and at random times the power steering will go out. sometimes it will go for months without a problem, and other times it will happen several times a day. *tr
02/03/2010521112
 Power steering went out on my 2007 chevrolet cobalt as i was driving it at about 15 miles per hour down my street. it was on for less than 2 minutes. car is well maintained. this is the second time this has happened. from what i hear, this is a common problem with the cobalt, and one that i feel is extremely dangerous. *tr
01/30/20101
 Power steering system goes out without warning for no reason. upon turning off the car and turning it back on, it resets for a bit, and then goes out again. makes it hard to steer, stay on the road, and avoid accidents with other drivers or anything on or near the lane you're driving in. *tr
11/19/20091
 I own a 2007 cobalt, there was no warning leading up to the power steering going out, i was just driving along when suddenly i could hardly turn the wheel. good thing i wasn't going very fast and i was close to home. it was very hard to turn into my driveway. i should not have to pay to fix this defect gm should fix this before someone gets killed. *tr
08/14/20091
 I was driving downhill at about 35 mph, braking to make a left hand turn through and intersection with a light. the power steering went out on my 2007 chevy cobalt, resulting in my only being able to make such a wide turn that i almost collided with the stop light pole. i then turned the car on and off and could still barely turn the steering wheel. after taking my cobalt to my nearest dealer the steering column was replaced and i called chevrolet headquarters to make a complaint. they said they would reimburse the $900 repair costs as my extended warranty ended a week before the accident. after many calls back and forth they decided to not reimburse me at all. *tr
01/15/2010530001
 Steering failure light comes on. steering is erratic. *tr
03/27/2008450001
 While driving at slower speeds the electric power assist steering stops working. this has only happened 4 times but it is very scary almost resulting in 1 accident. i refuse to pay the money they want to change the power assist motor when it should be fixed for free as a safety problem. also i would hate for gm to put the same type of part in instead of a safer updated one. i do not want to have a false sense of security. saying there has not been any deaths is not a valid defense. just think about turning right from a side street onto a busy road and your steering assist goes out. you run almost head on into a minivan with a mother driving 4 children to school. the minivan bounces off of your car and then off of a guard rail on the other side on the road. the minivan flips on its side killing two of the children and seriously injuring the mother. is this an acceptable loss as long as gm does not have to pay out any money for a recall? as far as i am concerned the people at gm who are saying the power steering assist is not a problem would be guilty of murder if they made every attempt to not fix an unsafe condition. just a short story and just my opinion. *tr
09/09/2009460001
 Around 46,000 miles on my 2007 chevy cobalt i was driving on the highway driving to a different town, when going to turn my power steering went out. i filed a complaint to chevrolet but someone told me to do it here too. *tr
01/28/2010370001
 I have a 2007 chevy cobalt. i was driving down the interstate when my power steering light came on and i lost my power steering. when i stopped the car and restarted it i had power steering for a few miles before it went out again. the next day i drove approx 135 miles before it went out again. i took the car to the garage on 2-1-2010 and they replaced my power steering motor at a cost of $390.00. *tr
09/26/200953500
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact was driving approximately 35 mph on normal road conditions. a chime sensor sounded inside of the vehicle and the power steering warning light indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. immediately, there was a loss of power steering. the driver pulled over to the side of the road. the engine was turned off. the vehicle restarted and resumed operation. the failure occurred whenever the vehicle was in operation. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. the vehicle was repaired for the malfunction. the failure mileage was 53,500.
12/20/200946000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. whenever the contact would drive the vehicle at any speed she noticed that the power steering would suddenly stop working making the vehicle extremely difficult to turn. the vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealership and there were no prior warnings. the current and failure mileages were 46000.
01/15/201010
 I own a 2007 chevy cobalt ls. on more then 10 occasions, i've had my car in reverse to pull into a parking spot or operating my car at low speed while trying to make a turn either left or right. i will get a message in the message center that says check powering steering, and the power steering will go out on the vehicle making it virtually impossible to navigate. to temporarily correct this problem, i must turn the car off and restart it, it then operates as normal. *tr
12/12/2009455001
 Car power steering locks up. engine rough idle loss of power. *tr
11/15/2009293011
 I knew ever since i purchased the vehicle with 29,000 miles that there was a problem with the power steering motor on my 2007 chevy cobalt. during a driving test, my daughter couldn't turn the wheel. the motor overheated. we took it to a auto shop and they said the motor will continue to do it because of the way it was made and there was nothing he could do but that i should complain to chevy. one day in november 2009, it overheated and i couldn't turn the wheel which caused me to run up a curb. my tire was damaged and i had to be towed to a repair shop. it cost me 50.00 for the tow and around 200.00 for a new tire, wheel alignment and labor. the mechanic said it is a bad design, that they should've removed the motor and replaced it with a traditional pump. he said that will be the only way to correct the problem. it overheats daily and it is impossible to steer-especially for a small female. chevy should have to replace these motors before someone gets killed. *tr
02/03/2010750001
 My chevy cobalt power steering keeps going out. i understand i am not alone with this problem. chevy needs to recall the cobalt. i took my car to a gm dealer and was told that it would cost me $60.00 just to look at my car. i was also quoted $900.00 to fix this problem. i feel that gm needs to pay for the correction of this problem. *tr
01/10/2010930004
 I was driving home doing approximately 45 miles per hour when my power steering failed to operate. it was very difficult to maneuver the car off the highway to get to safety. after i shut the car off and restarted it the power steering reset itself and it was fine to drive. this has happened at least 4 times in the last 3 weeks. i took it into the dealership and they have informed me that the power steering motor needs to be replaced at a cost of over $1,000. *tr
05/14/2009
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact was driving approximately 35 mph on normal road conditions, proceeding to a traffic stop signal. a chime sensor sounded inside of the vehicle and the power steering warning light indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. immediately, there was a loss of power steering. the driver exerted higher effort to turn the steering wheel. the engine was turned off. the vehicle restarted and resumed normal operation. the failure was happening intermittently but was now happening consistently. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. the technician was unable to duplicate the failure. the vehicle is in the process of being taken to an authorized dealer for inspection. the failure mileage was unknown.
01/31/2010469001
 While driving my 2007 chevy cobalt on 1/31/10, my power steering light came on and i lost the ability to drive with power steering. i shut the car off, checked belts and fluid, all were fine. i restarted the car and had no further issues that day. on 2/2 /10, while driving, again the same light came on and power steering was gone. i pulled off to the side of the road, shut off the car, waited a minute and restarted it. again the problem cleared itself. i have made an appt. with the service dept. of bob johnson chevrolet in rochester, ny for repairs on 2/4/10. *tr
01/27/2010424001
 I was driving my 2007 chevy cobalt ss coupe down u.s. highway 84 in hinesville, georgia when my power steering suddenly failed without warning. i received a message on the hud in the car that said power steering and the wheel immediately became extremely difficult to turn, regardless of the speed of the vehicle. i drove the vehicle home carefully as it was within half a mile of my residence and turned it off. several hours later i turned it on and the problem was mysteriously gone. i attempted to drive down the road to the store and the same issue occurred again. i made it back home and have yet to drive the vehicle again. i contacted the chevrolet dealership where my vehicle was purchased and advised them of the situation and asked for an estimated price on repairs. they told me they could not give me an estimate and that all i could do was have my vehicle towed to their shop for a diagnostics scan. as of yet, i have declined to take the vehicle in as i have done research online and noticed many accounts of people with the same problem i am currently having. *tr
12/20/20091
 I have had my 2007 cobalt back to the dealer so many times. one of which was for strut mounts, control arm bushings, intermediate steering shaft, sway bar links, alot water coming in through the center brake light. those were replaced and very bad at 48k miles they told me it had reached the dangerous level and that they're glad i brought it back before somebody got hurt. also the ac smelled terrible at 12k miles, it was in the dealer 7 times for that terrible smell. the last of which took them a week to put in an evaporator which only cured the issue for 3 weeks. it still smells awful when the a/c is running. as far as the car's suspension, since december it has been very hard to manage the car on the road. its all over the place, i've almost side swiped a few semi's and i cross into other lanes almost every day i drive it. its very hard to handle. its is just about impossible to make the car go straight, its always drifting all over the road now. *tr
01/20/2010250001
 Power steering 2007 chevy cobalt (25,000 miles) steering car becomes more and more difficult. *tr
02/01/2010512301
 On my 2007 chevrolet cobalt, the (electric) power steering suddenly failed twice in two days. the dashboard warning light power steering came on and the steering wheel suddenly became very hard to turn. both times were at low road speed, in cold ohio february weather. my 17 year old daughter was driving both times; it is her car to drive. the first time she had been driving about 6 miles and was approaching our driveway. she hit a curb when the steering failed while she was turning into the driveway. when she turned the car's engine off and restarted it, the steering and warning lights returned to normal. the second time was 24 hours later when she was backing out of a parking spot after the car was parked for about 3 hours. again, turning off the car and starting it again made the problem go away. i am very concerned about my daughter's and other's safety if the power steering were to fail at higher speeds or in heavy traffic. *tr
01/01/20101
 My 07 chevrolet cobalt 4 door automatic has had the power steering seem like it does not work. it becomes very hard to steer. twice my daughter has been making a turn and the steering became hard to steer and she almost went off the road. is g.m. aware of this???? very very dangerous. *tr
02/02/2010848151
 My grandfather and i each bought a 2007 chevy cobalt and ever since we have had them they seem to just be falling apart around us. my number one problem with the car is the power steering. it keeps going out and is very hard to steer and keep under control if it goes out when im driving high speeds on the interstate. it never really bothered me until today because i was driving down fm 1406 and there was a dog in the middle of the road, i tried maneuvering around the animal but i wasn't able to, when i tried to swerve to avoid the dog i could barely move the wheel. i killed the dog. my number one concern is that dog could have easily been a child or a grown up simply wanting to cross the street. i don't want to drive this vehicle anymore and i know many people out there don't either but what choice do we have, we cant go on with our daily routines with out these cobalts we are all so heavily relying on. basically were !@#$% if we do and !@#$% if we don't. both power steering went out in the cars, mine a few months after my grandfathers. what's funny is that we both bought the vehicles on the same day and both cars power steering went out....wow that's really lame. *tr
01/01/2010330001
 Steering failure. the vehicle's electrical power steering goes out very often. *tr
12/22/200947000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving at speeds under 40 mph the power steering failed and it became difficult to control the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the closest dealer who repaired the power steering pump and the steering column. the steering motor was also replaced. there were no additional failures since the vehicle was repaired. there were no recalls. the current and failure mileages were under 47,000.
01/30/2010685121
 I have a 2007 chevy cobalt. on 01/30/10 i was driving down the road when i heard ding ding ding i looked down to my dash board and saw it said power steering my car then got really hard to steer. so i pulled over and turned my car off and then back on and i was able to steer fine again. since then i haven't wanted to drive my car, in fear that i will not be able to steer. i researched this problem and i saw that alot of people are also having the same problems with their cobalts. this is not our fault so we shouldn't have to pay to get it fixed. *tr
10/02/2009482501
 I am very upset at the fact that i just read all the complaints on the electrical power steering in the chevrolet cobalt. the same problem i have. i work and pay monthly payments on a 2007 chevrolet cobalt ls that is having these problems. gm should do something, or is it going to be when someone dies as a result of this. steering is a very important component to a vehicle. i refuse to pay the large amount of money that it's going to cost to get it fixed and the dealer can't promise it won't happen again. people invest money into a newer car not to have to pay for problems this early on!. my car evens stalls once in awhile when i first start it and without even mashing the gas you'll hear the ignition run hard for a few seconds like it's starting itself. *tr
10/02/20091
 I drive a 2007 chevrolet cobalt ls. the electric power steering began to click off and on then this past month has gone completely off. it is extremely difficult to steer my car which can lead to an accident and/or harm to myself. i need to get to and from work and can not afford to not drive my car. i called a chevy dealership and the amount of money that has to go into this is quite a bit. i'm am very upset due to the simple fact that my car is a 2007 and this is something i should not have to worry about right now. and on top of that ever since my power steering is out my engine light is on. *tr
12/10/2009660001
 Power steering column, gears wheel rattle, and are loose. fix is 2k. out of my pocket to replace it. this is critical. *tr
01/31/2010370001
 Power steering went out on my chevy cobalt without warning. *tr
01/28/201047000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that the steering column failed. while driving approximately 25 mph and making a turn the steering wheel became difficult to turn. the contact turned the vehicle on and off so that the steering wheel would reset itself. the gm manufacturer was contacted and stated that the parts have been ordered. the failure mileage was 47,000.
01/28/201043900
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving approximately 20 to 25 mph on normal road conditions the power steering warning light indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. immediately, there was a loss of power steering. the driver exerted higher effort to turn the steering wheel and drove into a service station. the engine was turned off. the vehicle resumed operation without power steering. the failure occurred whenever the vehicle was in operation. the vehicle i s in the process of being taken to an authorized dealer for inspection. the failure mileage was 43,900.
01/30/2010435781
 My 2007 chevy cobalt is having intermittent failure with the power steering. it randomly occurs, with no warning. the power steering warning light appears on the display and i lose all power steering ability. this causes my vehicle to become unmanageable and feel rather unsafe to drive. *tr
11/27/2009509621
 The power steering of my 2007 chevy cobalt went out nov 27, 2009, late at nite on i-95 - freaked me out and caused me to be stranded! no dealerships service dept. open on weekends, so i gave up and drove it back to florida on sunday (took 10 hours). anyway, called local dealership, chevy corporate and filed a complaint with nhtsa... unfortunately i had no choice but to take it to dealer for diagnostics and then call corporate back where they said they might be able to assist with repairs but wouldn't know until diagnostics were done... dealership informed me that they believe the problem could be solved by replacing the power steering motor if i would only pay $350 for labor (they would generously donate the motor...) i declined (for now anyway) as we will try to repair it ourselves... i cannot afford to pay for this and shouldn't have to as the car isn't that old. the warranty just ran out in september as seems to be the case for many who's blogs i have read. they also noted on the summary that the motor might not actually take care of the problem and if it didn't then they would have to replace the steering column for another $800 plus labor !! my car has not yet been repaired and is still dangerous so i don't drive it unless i just have to go somewhere and have no other option. *tr
01/25/2010620001
 I own a 2007 chevy cobalt. it is 2 years old and at approximately 58,000 miles the car's power steering began to intermittently fail. the only way to regain the steering is to turn the car off and then back on, which is dangerous in traffic. this happens somewhat randomly, but occurs within a few minutes of starting the car 80% of the time. on jan 25th the power steering went out as i was about to make a left turn and having to overcompensate for the hard steering wheel almost caused me to hit an oncoming car. after resolving to try and get this repaired, i checked into the problem online and have found multiple websites with over 1,000 consumers who complain about power steering failure on all models of the chevy cobalt. a couple of these are http://www.topix.com/forum/autos/chevrolet-cobalt/t8fmsuqb7v2dth5jh/p36 and http://getsatisfaction.com/gm/topics/cobalt_power_steering and http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/chevy-cobalt-power-steering-issues. a repair charge of $800 - $2000 is needed to fix the problem which is not covered by the factory warranty, and in some cases is recurring. gm refuses to acknowledge that this is a very frequent and dangerous problem and refuses to modify their warranty to fix it. there is no info on their website despite thousands of obvious complaints and widespread failure of this part that, when fails, creates unsafe conditions for everyone on the road. i have heard that class action lawsuits are in the works, and i am going to try and start one myself, but we'd all really like to see gm acknowledge this problem, make an effort to fix this plague on their customers, and issue a recall. *cn
01/14/201060272
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving 65 mph the power steering failed. the contact was able to drive pull on the side of the road, turn the vehicle on and off so that it would reset itself. the vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealer. the chevrolet manufacturer has not been notified. the failure mileage was 60272.
10/25/2009450001
 I own a 2007 chevy cobalt. when my mileage hit about 45,000, around mid to late october, the power steering started messing up. it will go off in the middle of driving. this is a huge safety concern for me. i have two children and it will go off everytime i drive it about 3 to 5 minutes after i start driving. i am a single parent and can not afford to fix the problem. i think this needs to be recalled. i have read so many stories over how the power steering is going out and eventually its going to lead to death because gm would rather that happen then to fix what needs to be done. *tr
11/13/2009470001
 2007 chevy cobalt lt (power steering problems) has purchase the car new the warranty has expired on the vehicle i have 47,000 miles now when it first reached 32,000 miles my check engine light stayed on brought it to the dealer they said they had to replaced the cylinder head and injectors this car has been a problem since purchased. the steering while driving locks up and the dtc light comes on says power steering driving gets hard to steer. i have done research on the steering system there's a lot on chevy's out on the market that needs to be a recall back on the steering system the name of the unit is call jtekt pwr.str. asst. *tr
01/05/2010385001
 Loss of power steering with a 2007 chevy cobalt. the car has to be turned off then back on for the power steering to work again. the failure occurred about once within a week to 3 times a day. i contacted gm's customer service to check on any service recalls and a warranty extension. since the issue was becoming very dangerous, i had to get the vehicle fixed immediately. the vehicle was taken into the dealership. i was told it was not covered under the warranty because the mileage on my vehicle was at 39,000. the bumper to bumper warranty is 3 yrs, 36,000 miles. the power steering column and power steering assembly motor had to be replaced. *tr
01/10/201029800
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving approximately 35 mph and making a left turn, the steering failed which caused the contact to crash into a curb and a telephone pole. the vehicle was damaged; however, there were no injuries. the vehicle was towed to the dealer. the dealer does not want to diagnose the vehicle since they do not think that the steering was related to the failure. the contact called gm and was advised that someone would return her call. the failure mileage was 29,800.
11/27/2009630001
 I have had several instances where the power steering goes out and becomes very difficult for me a 250lb male to turn or control it even jumps around on its own, in my 2007 chevy cobalt. i have found this to be happening to people everywhere from post on the internet. i am concerned for the safety and well being of all driver's and passengers in a vehicle that has chevrolet electric power steering as well as the vehicles around them. if it hasn't yet it will cost lives if this problem does not get resolved. my wife originally discovered the issue when she hit the ditch at 35mph, we are thankful that the wheel jerked to the right (ditch) instead of to the left (semi). *tr
01/03/201057000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving 65 mph the power steering light illuminated and then the steering wheel locked. she was able to drive onto the emergency lane turn the vehicle off. within a few seconds she started the vehicle and the failure recurred after driving 20 miles. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that since the vehicle was 3 years old the warranty was no longer valid for the steering. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure has occurred twice. the failure mileage was 57000 and the current mileage was 58075.
01/17/2010630001
 Power steering light comes on and steering goes out. *tr
12/13/2009490001
 Intermittent failure of power steering while driving a 2007 chevy cobalt with only 49000 miles on it. to fix it temporarily you restart the engine, but will turn off again a few miles later. to fix it you have to replace the power steering motor which requires replacing the entire steering column. *tr
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
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
01/15/2010505001
 I was driving home and went to take a right turn when the steering wheel locked. it was very difficult to turn and i went into the opposite lane. luckily, there were no cars in the other lane. i managed to pull over and restart the car. the steering worked long enough to get me back home. this is a very dangerous defect and needs to be recalled. *tr
07/10/20091
 Bought 2007 chevy cobalt used from a local car dealer last march, went on a family trip to the smoky mountains and while going through the mountains power steering goes completely out. stopped at the visitor center and my father tries to see what is wrong. he cant find the power steering pump/fluid because we didn't know it was electronic. the problem persisted through out the trip but as we got back the problem seemed to stop, then a few weeks later the power steering constantly goes out. this problem occurs every time i drive my car, it has made driving an annoying task and i have come close to multiple collisions during the failure. this has also caused me physical pain in both my wrist and elbow while trying to turn my car. nothing has been done to correct this due to lack of finance and my research on the topic said it costs around $4000 to correct. *tr
12/09/2009410001
 We bought a new 2007 cobalt and now at 43,000 miles only 7,000 miles past warranty the power steering goes out you can shut car off and restart and it fixes the problem for a short period of time but this is a ongoing issue with other cobalts we have contacted gm and they are unwilling to fix it so that's why we are here. *tr
07/01/20081
 Power steering on 2007 chevrolet cobalt goes out constantly. its on when you first start the car, but then goes off after a mile or so of driving. power steering motor was changed twice, and it worked for about 2 weeks, then went right back to the old way. *tr
01/07/2010303551
 When making a u-turn the steering turns by itself to the steering lock about 1/2 turn before hitting the stop. it happens both directions but not when doing this in reverse gear. it becomes hard to correct until the steering wheel is turned about 1 turn back towards center. it almost feels like the wheels are going past center and that is why it is hard to correct. it is in the dealer for this problem. *tr
12/20/20091
 It was running smooth until about roughly a year then just a few weeks ago the power steering went out and the warning lights came on. it was taken back to the dealer they didn't find anything wrong with it and said nothing can be done until its recalled. you can't steer it, you need to restart your car and hope it goes away. it seems like when the engine or the car is warm it goes out. i am a college student who has to commute from home by going on highways and busy streets this isn't safe! parents buy these cars for their teenagers. everyone who own this car has this issue and waiting for an answer. many lives are being put at risk because of this problem. please don't wait until an accident happens and live(s) are taken away because you have to wait for enough people to complain. please recall it and get it solved. before something serious happens to someone(s). please help everyone! *tr
01/10/2010431
 I have a chevy cobalt ls and in having a problem with the power steering but it doesn't have a place to put it on it and i was diving and it make me have a accident. *tr
01/09/2010413001
 The power steering on our 2007 chevy cobalt periodically fails for no apparent reason. obviously this is very disconcerting and very dangerous. *tr
12/29/2009500001
 While picking up my friend's children from school, i heard a few beeps and noticed power steering on my dash to which then my steering became stiff. it resets at start but has become more frequent, almost constant. i did an online search and it seems that every single cobalt has this problem at some point in its lifetime and gm has not cared to fix it or pay for it to be fixed (hopefully this has changed with new owners). so until i can find a cheap way to fix it i am driving a death trap. *tr
01/15/200948000101/10/2008
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that there was a rattling in the steering wheel as well as a vibration. he noticed no difficulty in turning the steering wheel. the failure has occurred since january 2009. he took the vehicle to the dealer and was told that the motor in the steering mechanism needed to be replaced. he has not spoken with the manufacturer regarding the failure. the vehicle has not been repaired. the current mileage was approximately 52,200. the failure mileage was approximately 48,000. updated 02/02/10 *bf updated 02/05/10.*jb
11/15/2009560001
 Power steering goes out without warning. i went to the chevy dealer who acknowledged it is an electronic assist and their have been some problems. it is not covered under the extended warranty. their is no notice prior to the failure and no set of duplicating conditions which initiate the problem. this would appear to be chevrolet design flaw. i found out that this is a major problem with the cobalt series of vehicles and saw many internet related sites one of which directed me here. i believe chevy is aware of the problem and will not remedy the situation until prompted by a major lawsuit from a death or the intervention of the government. at the cost for a replacement it will be a buying decision for most consumers as the problem continues to be intermittent. *tr
12/28/2009420001
 Power steering goes out on 2007 cobalt 2 door coupe. goes out daily at random intervals. *tr
01/02/201043000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that while driving 35 mph the power steering light flashed on and then the power steering failed. the contact called the manufacturer to report this failure; however, there was no remedy. the contact is concerned that the failure could cause a crash to occur. the failure mileage was 43,000.
11/01/200956000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt which was purchased in 2008. she stated that the power steering in the vehicle continued to malfunction. while driving, the power steering warning light illuminated on the instrument control panel. the dealer stated the power steering pump failed on the vehicle and needed to be replaced. no repairs had been made. there were no recalls for the failure. the vin was not available. the failure mileage was 56,000 and the current mileage was 60,000.
11/10/200940000112/01/2007
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt which was purchased in 2007. the power steering failed on the vehicle while driving approximately 55 mph and the steering wheel became extremely hard to maneuver. the driver had to utilize extreme force in order to get the steering wheel to function. the dealer stated that they received several complaints on the same year, make and model; however, there were no related recalls. no repairs were made on the vehicle. the failure and current mileages were 40,000. the vin was not available. updated 01/1410 *bf updated 01/20/10.*jb
01/06/201055000102/04/2009
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while the contact was driving 65 mph she noticed that the vehicles steering wheel had suddenly became harder to turn, moments later the contact noticed that a power steering warning had appeared on the dashboard. the vehicle was taken to the dealership where the contact was informed that the steering column needed to be replaced. there were no prior warnings. the current and failure mileages were 55000. updated 02/19/10.*jb
08/25/20091
 The power steering fails on 2007 chevrolet cobalts. mine has failed and from my research this is not an isolated incident. there are thousands of these dangerous autos on the road. chevrolet knows about this and needs to be held accountable. *tr
01/05/2010471794
 My son's car is a 2007 chevy cobalt. he has a problem with the power steering. it goes out without any warning. it happened last week for the first time and today it went out 4 times just on his way home from work. he is not able to drive the car to the dealer ship and had to get it towed. i have checked on different websites and have found out that there are a lot of people with the same problem. *tr
01/02/2010245501
 The power steering fails every several minutes under normal driving conditions. after restarting the vehicle, the problem disappears for less than 5 minutes. this sudden and unexpected failure makes driving extremely difficult and dangerous. as an infrequent driver (less than 3,000 / miles per year) i have not taken the steps necessary to remedy this issue myself...public transportation is safer and widely available. *tr
01/03/201038000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving 55 mph the power steering warning light flashed and the then the power steering failed. the contact stated that it was extremely difficult to turn the steering wheel. the manufacturer stated that the vehicle needed to be diagnosed to determine what needs to be repaired. the contact viewed numerous complaints via the internet regarding the power steering failure. the contact is aware of the safety risk since a tragedy could occur. the failure mileage was 38,000.
01/01/2010301001
 While driving, suddenly the power steering stops working, a message power steering appears and it's making hard to drive. the only thing that makes it work again is stopping the car and starting the engine again. this happened twice three days ago and now its doing it up to six times per day. *tr
12/31/20091
 When your driving the vehicles power steering goes dead in the middle of driving very dangerous. *tr
12/01/20091
 Power steering light pops on and power steering goes out. car is under three years old. this is a known very common problem with these cars. completely unacceptable. happens over and over, once you turn the car off and back on it will work again until the next occurrence which could be two minutes later or fifteen minutes later. i cannot afford to replace this so nothing has been done about it the quote to get it repaired was around $2000. these should be recalled!!! *tr
12/01/2009430001
 While driving my car , the dash will ding three times, flash power steering and then the steering wheel will lock up. i will have to pull over, turn the engine off, and restart the car. upon restarting the car, it will work fine. this will happen several times in a row. it is a hassle while driving, i've had to stop in the middle of the road to turn my car off at times when there isn't a shoulder to pull off on. from what i have read, this is something that happens a lot with 2006-2007 model cobalts, cost upward t $1000-$2000 to fix and obviously needs to be recalled. *tr
12/09/2009672001
 2007 chevrolet cobalt with power steering system failure. the car currently has 67,000 miles and had not had any issues with it until this randomly happened on the street. a power steering message came up on the dashboard of the car and seemingly the steering column locked up. this was with my 2 year old nephew in the car. i am glad i was not on the freeway when this happened. after that occurrence it has continually happened over the last 2 weeks every time the car is used. it is random and there is no pattern to what sets it off. the power steering fails and it is dangerous to drive that way. i cannot afford to take it back to the dealership to pay the $2000 they want to fix this dangerous issue, so this is still occurring. i am trying to find another way to get this fixed but this needs action against as there are countless others that are experiencing this as well. *tr
12/25/2009420001
 We have a 2007 chevy cobalt in which while driving the power steering goes out. really scary and dangerous. since gm has been aware of this failure since 2005 and nobody has done anything about it is even scarier. if you turn car off and back on power steering will work again only for period of time then shut off again while driving. there are thousands of complaints on-line. please do something before someone is seriously injured. *tr
12/27/2009478001
 Power steering suddenly went out, nearly causing a collision. power steering came back after engine was turned off and then back on. *tr
12/26/20095100071
 I have a 2007 chevy cobalt ss. it has 51,000 miles and the power steering just went out suddenly while i was driving. i almost got into an accident i was barely able to turn into a gas station. i am not very strong, thankfully my brother was with me. i was 50 miles from my home and would not have been able to steer home. this is very dangerous. i got home and researched to see how to fix this, and i noticed several people had posted complaints on several different websites stating the same problem. *tr
12/25/2009240001
 While driving at 45 mph on a windy and dangerous mountain road, lost the power steering and almost went over the edge of the mountain. turned the vehicle off and back on and power steering seemed to work ok, but keeps going out. very dangerous and still under warranty and trying to get into the dealer asap. *tr
12/21/2009450001
 Car: chevy cobalt 2007 - power steering power steering randomly goes out while driving with no warning. restarting the car temporarily fixes the issue. there are many complaints on this very dangerous issue. *tr
12/19/2009
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving approximately 70 mph and making a left or right turn the steering wheel locked. the failure has occurred intermittently. the vehicle was not diagnosed by the dealer. the failure mileage and the vin were unavailable. the current mileage was 64,326.
12/11/200940000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving 65 mph he experienced difficult steering and then the power steering light illuminated on the instrument control panel. she was able to safely pull to the side of the road and restart the vehicle. the dealer was notified, and she was advised that she would have to pay $800.00 dollars to repair the vehicle since the warranty expired. no repairs were made. the failure and current mileages were 40000.
11/27/200950692109/01/2008
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving approximately 75 mph the power steering warning light illuminated on the instrument panel, and there was a loss of power steering. the driver exerted great effort to turn the steering wheel. the driver pulled over to the side of the road and restarted the engine to resume operation. the failure occurred whenever the vehicle was in operation. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection. the technician stated the failure could possibly be contributed to the power steering motor. the vehicle has not been repaired at this time. the failure mileage was 50,692. the current mileage was 51,000. updated 01/12/10 *bf updated 01/13/10.*jb
12/14/2009246201
 My chevy cobalt 2007 becomes very hard to steer. the power steering light comes on. when the vehicle is turned off and back on it works fine , but it could be very dangerous for me and my family since it usually happens while driving. *tr
12/14/2009366001
 Chevy cobalt - 2006... while driving car the steering goes out. car will not turn to the left or to the right... simply freezes up. i am a small business owner. my company is a molly maid franchise. i have 15 cars for work. i own 5 chevy cobalts, years 2006 and 2007.... this has happened to me with 3 out of 5 vehicles so far! when i call chevrolet they tell me it is not a defect, but i believe it is - and very dangerous!! *tr
11/27/2009400001
 My power steering went out. cant get my inspection sticker!! *tr
12/14/2009759001
 My 2007 chevy cobalt was running normally, then the steering column locked up while i was driving. i barely missed a telephone pole as the car was almost impossible to steer. i was by gm to wait until the problem duplicates itself and lights the check engine light so they know what to diagnose. i'm afraid to drive this car. *tr
12/10/2009640001
 Electrical power steering fails while driving the vehicle making it almost impossible to turn. *tr
12/09/2009
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving between 5-10 mph he lost power steering. the failure occurred twice. the vehicle was repaired.. the current mileage was 54,500. the failure mileage was unknown. the vin number was not available.
10/10/200947000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt ls. while reversing out of parking space , she experienced a loss of power steering. she restarted the vehicle and resumed normal operation. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for inspection. the technician was unable to duplicate the failure. after the inspection the failure would occur whenever the vehicle was in operation. the failure mileage was 47,000. the current mileage was 50,000.
11/27/2009440001
 Beginning about 2 weeks ago, i have had issues with my power steering. it will arbitrarily shut off while driving and the screen on the dash board will flash power steering. i have to pull over and shut the car off, and upon restart the problem is fixed. so far i have not had any real safety issues, but this will cause a severe issue one of these days while i am on the roads. i looked online and saw that i am not the only person with the exact same issue with this vehicle, give or take a year. a recall should be made asap before it causes serious injuries to drivers or passengers.. *tr
12/08/2009413531
 On december 08, 2009, i was on my way home from work when the power steering message was activated on the dash display panel followed by the malfunctioning of the power steering assist. i pulled off the freeway and to a convenience store to check the engine compartment. i discovered that there is no place to add power steering fluid i discovered that the power steering is really power assisted mechanically assisted and they problem went away by turning off the car and then restarting the car; however, the problem recurs once on the hwy. this is extremely dangerous to the public and should be address immediately by gm before some gets killed. *tr
10/15/2007600001
 I bought a '07 brand new chevy cobalt. when my odometer was around 60,000 miles, i made a left turn and lost my power steering. pretty much within 5 minutes of beginning driving, every time i drive my car, the power steering goes out. i have to turn my car off and restart it in order for it to correct itself. i have taken it into a mechanic and they told me because of the mileage it wouldn't be covered by any form of warranty because one was factory( up to 36,000 miles) and the extended warranty wouldn't cover it all. *tr
12/07/2009250001
 My daughter was driving my 2007 chevy cobalt and she lost the power steering - she lost control and moved into other lanes and no accident occurred. *tr
12/04/2009400001
 While i was driving on the highway, the words power steering flashes on the screen under the speedometer, and my power steering suddenly goes out on my 2007 chevy cobalt. when i turn off my car and turn it back on the power steering works again. but the problem of the power steering shutting down again happens regularly at random intervals. *tr
12/05/200969000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that the power steering on the vehicle failed while driving 50 mph. the contact was forced to shut the engine off and on so that the power steering could reset itself. the failure continued to occur until the contact reached her destination. the vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealer. the vin number was unknown. the failure mileage was 69,000.
12/03/2009371751
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving 55 mph the power steering failed. the contact shut the engine off and restarted so that the power steering would reset itself. the failure occurred consistently for two days. the dealer agreed to research the problems and advise them accordingly. the contact stated that there was a warranty on the vehicle but not sure if they will honor it. the failure mileage was 37,175. updated 1/14/10 *cn updated 01/15/10.*jb
11/25/2009330001
 I have an 07 chevy cobalt. i've been reading online about the problems with the electronic power steering going out on people, and i've been experiencing the same exact problem. this is very dangerous, for i will be driving along on my way to school or work and the steering essentially shuts off, and is so hard to steer that a strong 185-pound man, such as myself, can barely move the steering wheel. this has happened both on the freeway and on normal roads. it is worse on the normal roads, because i can't even turn off onto a parking lot or side street to get out of the way. this problem has been known about for years now, and chevy has done nothing to fix the problem (a faulty electronic motor that chevy admits wears out after a certain amount miles, so even if you take it to get it fixed it will just go out again) and you people have not enforced a recall. this problem is becoming more frequent, and one of these days someone is going to lose their life or kill someone else because of this. i've been reading numerous complaints that others have been contacting you people about this issue, and yet nothing has been done. fix it before i or someone else gets killed because of this ridiculous piece of hardware! *tr
11/19/2009618001
 The powersteering goes out on my 2007 chevy cobalt creating some serious situations. the steering can go out at any time under any driving conditions. *tr
11/28/2009505921
 I was driving to tn from florida on i95 in sc when the power steering on my 2007 chevy cobalt went out. i pulled off at exit 60 to buy power steering fluid (thinking that was the problem) turns out the cobalt has electronic power steering! anyway, turned the car back on as i couldn't just sit at the exit forever (it was very late at nite). power steering worked fine! but only for a few minutes. it went out again after i got back on i-95! so i pulled over again, turned the car off then restarted and it worked! back on interstate, it goes out again! so this went on and is still the case (it is now monday and i made it back to florida after a very long drive due to not having power steering and no choice but to come home.) called dealership and chevy corporate and they do not know what the problem is and are not sure they can take care of this problem. i have read many blogs and posts about this problem and feel it should be placed on the recall list and taken care of by chevy and not the consumer! any help would be much appreciated as i do not have the money for this very expensive repair. chevy should not be placing so many unsafe vehicles on the road. thank you. *tr
11/24/2009399351
 2007 chevrolet cobalt lt has power steering problems. many other owners have same problems with the power steering. i have had the car in the shop at the dealer and they found a lower control arm bushing bad and replaced the bushing however it did not fix the power steering problem. the steering is loose and feels like part of the steering may break at any time while driving the car. the rack and pinion that is electric power steering system is at fault and hundreds or thousands of owners of these cars are having dangerous steering problems. please help gm understand that peoples lives are on the line that drive these cars. i feel gm should have a recall to save lives and take care of this dangerous problem with the chevrolet cobalt. thank you *tr
11/20/2009351001
 I purchased a preowned 2007 chevrolet cobalt two weeks ago. the power steering just turned off making it almost impossible to steer. i have been doing alot of research and it is a very common problem with these cars. it isn't cheap to fix ranging from 900 to 2500. general motors should recall and fix the problem before some gets hurt or pays the ultimate sacrifice. *tr
11/18/2009450001
 On the 07 chevy cobalt ls my power steering went out completely leaving me with no steering. my mileage on the vehicle is less than 46,000 miles. when the vehicle ignition is turned off and turned back on it works fine until it randomly stops power assisting which seems if i usually drive a 5-6 mile radius. *tr
02/18/2009430001
 Power steering light came on when i was out of town with my two children. the car became very hard to turn. it is still on today since i do not have 1000 dollars just lying around to fix it. *tr
11/08/200926001
 I was driving down the road in my 2007 chevy cobalt(2600m) when all of a sudden my power steering goes out while im turning a corner causing me to almost hit another car...i pulled over turned my car off and restarted it....and it worked fine...a week later and now every time i turn it on and drive about 5 min. it goes out. *tr
11/09/2007460001
 Power steering. *tr
11/06/200935940
 Tl* the contact owns 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving 65 mph the power steering warning light illuminated on the instrument control panel, and then the steering failed. he was able to drive the vehicle home. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection. the failure and current mileages were 35,940. the vin was not available.
11/08/2009310001
 Its happened to me while driving, but occurs anytime car is turn on, power steering light turns on, and car becomes very difficult to steer. almost like steering locks up. happens regularly. *tr
11/01/2009560001
 Power steering fails. *tr
10/25/2009390001
 2007 chevy cobalt electronic power steering failure. *tr
11/07/2009775601
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11/03/2009550001
 2007 chevy cobalt power steering failure in my young daughters car. she was in colorado when this took place thank god she wasn't in a snow storm, she would have crashed. please let there be a recall and get these fixed before someone dies. car has 53,000 miles on it. *tr
11/05/2009560001
 Chevy cobalt 2007. while driving under any circumstances, without warning the electric power steering shuts off at same time power steering notice appears on driver information readout. car has no power steering near impossible to steer under 30 mph. very tight and dangerous over 30mph wont maintain lane on bend or corner. causes extremely high public safety conditions. car can be reset by turning off ignition and restarting car, problem happens intermittently and without warning, has occurred multiple times over last few days and many times over last few months , has happened only one time in corner cause driver into on coming traffic. *tr
11/03/2009438001
 Power steering on 2007 chevy cobalt ss died. my whole steering column needs to be replaced. it happened while on a major highway and could have ended very badly. this is a severe safety issue. my car only has 43k miles on it. this should not be happening to a 3 year old well maintained vehicle. *tr
10/25/2009550001
 Electronic power steering fails intermittently. problem is temporarily resolved by shutting off the engine and then turning the vehicle back on, but comes back again. *tr
10/25/2009260001
 Power steering on a 2007 chevy cobalt suddenly went out, no warning. *tr
10/10/200944000103/01/2007
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving approximately 60 mph on normal road conditions; the steering wheel locked without warning. the power steering warning light indicator also illuminated on the instrument panel and there was difficulty steering the vehicle. the contact was able to drive into the emergency lane with caution. the engine was turned off, including the illumination of the power steering warning, the engine restarted and the vehicle resumed normal operation. the identical failure occurred on four occasions. the contact is in the process of taking the vehicle to an authorized dealer for inspection. the contact had concerns of the safety risk involved. the failure and current mileages were 44,000. updated 11/04/09. *lj updated 11/09/09*jb
06/10/2009430001
 I have a 2007 chevy cobalt. the power steering flashes on my screen and then my steering wheel becomes all stiff. it makes it very difficult for me to park, reverse and turn my car. about 3 months ago the problem started. then for about a month it completely went away. for the past month the problem has become much more severe and it the power steering flashes on right after i turn on my car. i took it to the deal the first time it became an issue and they said it was $895 to replace the steering column, i don't have the money to pay this and this car is my only transportation. i've been doing my research and found out that this has been a problem in many cobalt drivers. i believe this should be a recall, its very dangerous! *tr
09/19/2009430001
 2007 chevy cobalt power steering failure drive at any speed and power steering goes out without warning. when it goes out, it is very difficult to steer. has happened 4 times in the past 1 week. nothing has been done to correct yet as it is very expensive to fix. this has an electric power steering unit so there is no fluid to check. *tr
10/18/2009325391
 2007 chevy colbalt ls. power steering gives up. power steering message turns off when the car is shut off but message come back a few days later and the power steering keeps failing. *tr
07/30/2009660001
 At first the problem would come and go for about two months but gradually got worse. now, i have no power steering at all - ever. the dash dial gauges go haywire and it feels like my transmission is going to drop out of the bottom of the car!! *tr
10/04/200958818
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. on two occasions while driving the power steering warning light illuminates on the instrument control panel, and then there was a loss of power steering. the dealer replaced the electrical steering motor, the module. and the power steering column . on october 14, 2009 while leaving the dealer, the failure recurred. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 58,818. the current mileage was 62,000.
09/20/2009400001
 Power steering randomly fails, haven't found the reason, was hoping for a recall. *tr
10/08/2009700001
 I own a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the power steering went out and it was fixed at the garage. *tr
09/17/2009251371
 My cars power steering pump stopped working. as i was coming back from twin falls trying to turn was like being in an iron-man competition and i could have crashed! *tr
10/10/2009491851
 Power steering on 2007 chevrolet cobalt with just over 49,000 miles went out while 16 year old son was driving. *tr
10/03/200942000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving 50 mph. the power steering warning light illuminated on the instrument control panel, and then she lost power steering. she was able to safely restart the vehicle. however she continued to experience difficult steering. the vehicle was in the process of being taken to the dealer, and contacting the manufacturer. the failure mileage was 42,000. the current mileage was 42,359.
10/05/2009359151
 Driving down the road with my 2 year old daughter in the car, and all of a sudden the power steering on my 2007 chevy cobalt ls went out. almost caused a pile up as it was on a busy, main road. it was working okay if you turn the car off then on, but now it's stalling every minute or two. i have read this is an ongoing problem with the chevy cobalt. i don't understand, will it take lives being lost for this problem to be taken seriously? i am taking it to the dealer tomorrow and since it's under warranty i am assuming they will replace what needs to be replaced, but as i have read in other's complaints that isn't any guarantee that it will stay fixed. *tr
09/15/2009477501
 I have a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. at the time of the problem, it had approximately 47,750 miles. as i was driving down the road the check power steering message came across the dic. at that point it was nearly impossible to turn the car as the power steering had failed. i drove the vehicle home and parked it for the night. when i went out the next day to drive to work, i turned the car on and the power steering worked just as it did the day i purchased the car. upon taking it to the dealer and having the diagnostic test run on it, they said it appeared that there was a failure in the power steering motor. *tr
10/04/2009452811
 The power steering on my 2007 cobalt went out while i was driving at 45 mph on a curvy road. i turned off the car and when i started it back up it was working again. i then started back home and it went out again. the car is very hard to steer when it goes out. i have called the dealership to set an appointment up to have it worked on. i bought the extended warranty when i bought the car new. *tr
09/26/2009320001
 Chevrolet cobalt 2007, power steering freezes completely. it happens every time 10 minutes after turn on. complete power steering column need replace (the mechanic said). *tr
10/01/20091
 The power steering in my 2007 chevy cobalt locks up and makes steering next to impossible. the car needs to stopped and restart for it reengage and than only for a few minutes before locks up again. *tr
09/24/20091051101
 The electric power steering assists goes out without prior warning and stays off until the cars is turned off and restarted. once the car has been restarted the power assist stays on for an indeterminate period of time before going out again. this happened four times today alone. this has happened while traveling at various speeds from 25mph to 65 mph. it doesn't seem to be triggered by the amount of time or miles driven and is totally unexpected. when the power steering assist goes out steering becomes immediately stiff and requires quite an effort. if this were to happen while entering a sharpe turn it could easily have tragic consequences. *tr
09/26/2009301
 Bought the car in may 2008, since then within one year we replaced tires on front 3 and needing a 4th time now. brakes and rotors also have been changed 3 times each and still having trouble at 55 miles an hour shakes and some lose of control. problem needs to be addressed but dealer and chevy says nothing!! vehicles tires are losing tread on the front outside of the tires. *tr
07/28/200952000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving 35 mph the power steering warning light illuminated intermittently, and then there was a loss of power steering. as a consequence, it became difficult to control the steering wheel. she was in the process of having the vehicle inspected by the dealer. the failure mileage was 52,000 and the current mileage was 54,371.
08/24/2009464001
 My power steering went out while driving in a city road! not a good idea! i had to turn the car off and start it again to gain control! what happened next the power steering was lost again. i looked this problem up and found that many other people have this problem! i'd rather not crash my car because of something gm wont fix.. make this a recall! it's needed. *tr
08/25/2009440001
 My power steering goes out while i am driving. i have children and this is not safe. if you all would read all of the complaints and do something before someone gets hurt. i have told everyone i know to never buy a cobalt!!!!!! i thank god that there was been no injuries reported yet. please do something about this. *tr
09/15/2009680001
 Power steering failed. turned off the car restarted and it happened again in less than five minutes. *tr
09/14/2009397551
 My wife was driving down the highway at 65 mph when the power steering went out. while researching this problem online i have found hundreds and hundreds of people with the exact same problem with the chevy cobalt. she nearly had an accident. *tr
09/03/20091
 My name is crystal marie torres, and i purchased a 2007 chevy cobalt and it's barely going to be 2 years in december that i've purchased it! the power steering is already going out and the light appears. i don't believe if i'm paying for practically a new vehicle it shouldn't be doing this so soon. i've always done my best to take care of my vehicle, so why is the power steering failing!!! i got on the internet to investigate this situation with other cobalt customers, they too are having the same issue.... something needs to be done, otherwise there will be lawsuits going into action for false advertisement on such a great car! not fair to the public who has been nothing but loyal customers!!! help resolve this issue soon!!! here is the sight where others are posting their issues with the same conflict on their cobalts! http://www.topix.com. *tr
09/05/2009790001
 I am having an incident with my power steering locking up in my 2007 chevy cobalt and i have replaced the gear box nov of 2008 and it is back to doing it again. i am afraid that if it locks up on a curve with my children in the car on a curve it may not stay on the road and lead to an accident. i have reported this problem to gm and have had no luck. *tr
09/14/2009270001
 I was driving back from work and i had the power steering fail on my car. i pulled over and shut the car off, when i restarted the car everything was fine. about 10 minutes later the same thing happen. i pulled over again and shut off the car. this continued about every 10-20 minutes on the way home. *tr
08/09/2009934561
 My 2007 cobalt purchased in amid may 2009 has a defect in the power steering which is located in the steering column . i have researched and found out that over 10,000 customers have the same issue. the repair costs 649.00 at al sierra in grand blanc mi intermittently the car randomly looses its power steering and it can occur at any time. i presume this can be dangerous especially on icy roads. *tr
07/14/2009260001
 I was driving my car on a straight stretch of road for about 5 miles at about 45 mph when the car's information screen read power steering and the wheel locked up. i was able to safely pull into my place of work but with a lot difficulty as the power steering was out. i turned the car off and then on again the problem was gone. i took it to the dealership the next day and they said it was a very common problem and they would need to replace the steering column. this is an extremely dangerous problem and needs to be addressed by gm. how many accidents need to happen before gm does something about this. i have an earlier model of this same car and have the same issue now only gm refuses to fix it because it is past it's warranty period. this is a serious defect and i now im not the only one having this issue. two of the same model cars with the same issue at the same house is a problem. *tr
09/11/2009642341
 I have a 2007 chevy cobalt with power steering problems, it has stopped on me several of times on streets and freeways and have been very lucky so far of avoiding and dodging major accidents but i have tried to fix it but i am still having problems with it more then a couple times a month it is unsafe and unreliable. *tr
09/11/2009184821
 Power steering failure in my chevy cobalt. *tr
09/10/20091
 Power steering on my chevy cobalt goes out while driving, fortunately i haven't had a wreck. i read about this all over the internet and a bunch of people have the same problem. i think gm should do a recall on these vehicles. *tr
09/06/2009400001
 Failure of power steering in 2007 chevy cobalt. i have been driving and the computer alert flashes saying power steering and the steering wheel locks and becomes not movable. this has happen to me twice. the mechanic has replaced a blown fuse and the problem came about again. the steering column will now be replaced. *tr
09/06/2009190001
 While driving my chevrolet cobalt the power steering will cut out. the only way to get it to come back on is to turn the ignition off and start it back up. you do not have to turn the car off, just to acc. thankfully this has only happened to me while i had to negotiate turns at slow speeds and straight roads of 45+. i would not like this problem to occur while i am on the highway at speeds of 55+. *tr
09/01/2009488771
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving 45 mph the consumer noticed that the power steering light appeared on the dashboard and suddenly the power steering failed. the dealer stated that the power steering motor needed to be replaced. there were no prior warnings. the current and failure mileages were 48877. updated 10/21/09 *bf the consumer stated when she made a turn, the steering failed. updated 10/22/09
11/16/200848571
 Steering wheel shaking makes noise,popping, grinding while driving and turning then doesn't feel right. have had the problem four times this is the fifth time. the steering column and parts have been replaced four times this would be the fifth we were told by the first tech the steering wheel column would fall off in our hands and we wouldn't be able to steer the car and we have been fishing over this safteyissue with gm since . before there is a fatality they keep replacing it cost money we are without vehicle for time to fix stress neverknowing if or when it will fall off we don't want to die in a car accident or kill someone they will not replace the car keep saying its safe thenwhy do they have too keep replacing it if it isn't a defect in how its attached to frame. we are scared enough to keep taking it back when it starts making the noise etc instead of waiting for it to fall off in our hands or lock up so we couldn't steer enough is enough we don't know what else to do or how to get help we still owe on the car bought it new and this all started 4-6 months after we bought it. *tr
06/15/200945000101/05/2009
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving at any given speed on normal road conditions. the power steering failed. the driver experienced extreme difficulty steering the vehicle, the power steering warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel and it remained lit until the engine was turned off. the driver pulled over to the side of the road and turned off the engine. when the vehicle was restarted it resumed normal operation. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnostic testing. they stated that the power steering failed. the dealer stated that there is nothing they can do to repair it. the failure mileage was 45000 and current mileage was 51000. bl updated 09/18/09. *lj updated 09/18/09. *jb
08/08/2009470001
 Power steering failure. *tr
05/01/2008300001
 The power steering goes out with no warning. this happens now every time i drive my car. for some reason it seems to be related to the temp outside. i took it to the dealership and they quoted me $ 700 to fix this problem. as a single mother this is beyond my means. i feel this is dangerous for myself and my child. *tr
07/20/2009450001
 Bought 2007 chevy cobalt certified used with 38,000 miles. about 5 months later the power steering starts to fail. power steering reads in the information box and wheel becomes extremely hard to turn. this problem is off and on and has been getting worse (happening more often) as time has passed. this has been revealed to be a very common problem in cobalts and makes driving conditions very dangerous. am told the entire steering column and associated parts may need replacement. *tr
08/20/2009532161
 The power assist in the steering system fails without warning while driving making steering extremely difficult if not impossible. this happened to me while i was turning left ahead of oncoming traffic and i was unable to hold a tight radius that would allow me to clear the intersection properly. *tr
08/17/200957000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevy cobalt. while driving 25 mph the power steering warning light began flashing and the power steering in the vehicle disabled. the dealer is aware of the failure; however, no remedy has been made. the contact is aware of the safety risk since he has no control steering the vehicle while driving at high speeds. the current mileage was 57,390 and the failure mileage was 57,000.
04/15/2009620001
 I have a 2007 chevy cobalt and the power steering has motor has gone out.. while researching how to fix it i have found that there are thousands of people who are in the same situation. chevy wants 1000 dollars to fix a problem that should be a recall issue... i could understand if only a couple of people had the problem but it seems to be a wide spread issue.. this could be a potentially serious issue. *tr
08/03/20091
 I bought my 07 cobalt ss in february in august the power steering started going out. i would be driving and it would just quit working but if i turned it off and turned it back on it would work for a few minutes then stop working again. it does this everytime i drive the vehicle. i called my dealership and they told me there was nothing they could do. so i called a repair shop and he told me it was the power steering motor and that they are not cheap. i have not purchased a motor yet because i do not have the money right now. this is a very dangerous situation and i think something should be done to correct it.. also another problem i am having is the ignition. *tr
08/17/2009470001
 Sudden loss of power steering. *tr
07/10/2009480001
 I own a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the power steering failed without warning and nearly caused me to hit a tree. luckily, i was able to avert the crisis and drive safely home. i contacted chevy and they told me that i had to get a 150.00 diagnosis before they would even consider addressing the issue. after i completed the diagnosis, they told me that the dealership i went to had recently gone out of business and i would have to get another 150.00 diagnosis before i they would review my case. in order to fix it, they are trying to charge me over 1,000 dollars and are refusing to lend assistance. this is an extremely dangerous issue that chevy must fix before somebody gets into a very serious accident. *tr
08/11/2009345121
 I have a 07 chevy cobalt and i was driving on the express way when my power steering light can on and as i was turning the wheel it locked up. i was very afraid do to the fact that my child was in the car. i pulled over on the shoulder and turned the car off. i didn't know what to do but i couldn't stay on the eway. when i started it back up the wheel loosened up but sure enough a couple miles down the road it did the samething. i am sending this complaint because i think that is very dangerous especially when you are trying to turn a corner or even switch lanes. in doing research about the part i located a site topix chevy cobalt steering failure were there is over five hundred post about the same thing. but yet recall on this car. when will they recall it when someone is seriously hurt or even killed!!!! *tr
08/08/20091
 2007 chevrolet cobalt power steering light came on and steering wheel gets locked up for no reason and hard to turn the wheel, while driving. almost wrecked and could not turn the wheel. the only way to fix it was to turn the car off and back on. happens every day now, when driving out of nowhere. i feel very uncomfortable driving the car now, scared to get in an accident. it is really sad when the car is practically new. *tr
06/02/2009360001
 I own a 2007 chevrolet cobalt approx 37k mi...at approx 36k my power steering notification came on while driving in traffic and becomes hard to steer. i have to turn veh off and resume driving in hopes that it won't come back on. this has gotten gradually worse and more frequent in the heat of summer. gm recall your defective parts! *tr
08/03/2009670001
 I recently got my wheel bearings replaced on my 07 chevy cobalt lt. a day later my power steering light comes on. it comes on every day and continues to come on while driving every 5 minutes because when you shut the car off it resets. i have taken it to the place where i got the wheel bearings fixed and they cant find the problem. *tr
04/08/2009500001
 I have had my 07' chevy cobalt for a yr now and about 4 months ago my power steering light came on making my wheel really hard alot while driving. i have done recent searches and have realized that this is happening to alot of the chevy cobalt. *tr
07/21/2009411621
 The chevy cobalt has a major issue with the power steering motor. around 41-44,000 miles the motor fails. it is an electric motor and all of a sudden just stops working and you loose power steering to the car. there are multiple cases of this that can be found by simply goggling chevy cobalt power steering. the motor has to be replaced and it can be very expensive. this is a defective part that should be recalled. i have a 2007 but i've heard of it on 2005's also. please do something soon to protect would be consumers from the danger of this happening to them. when it happened to me i almost had an accident. *tr
08/03/20091040001
 I was almost involved in a head on collision due to the power steering failure of my 2007 chevrolet cobalt lt. i was turning left onto a busy street. the power steering failed and the message power steering was displayed on the dash. this caused me to drift into the on coming lane. if i hadn't acted quickly enough i would have been injured. it took a lot of effort to turn the wheel and save my own life. i understand that this is a know problem on all chevrolet cobalts due to the electronic steering assist. from what others have said, this happens randomly. please help and save others. this will most certainly cause someone to have an accident. *tr
05/21/2009278901
 2007 chevy cobalt steering is defective and dangerous! i purchased a 2007 cobalt in may of 2009 and have had in the shop 3 times since. power steering column needed to be replaced twice. there needs to be a recall. others have reported that their power steering goes out randomly creating a very dangerous situation! *tr
08/03/2009305001
 Driving and power steering goes out. *tr
07/28/2009851261
 Power steering goes out while driving - 'power steering' indicator lights up on dash. only way to get power steering back is to shut car off and re-start. there is no warning or any apparent way of predicting when the power assisted steering module stops working. potentially very dangerous situation if traveling at highway speeds! *tr
07/31/2009539001
 Power steering is randomly failing on my 2007 chevy cobalt. my teenager drives this car, very scary for her to lose power steering. researching the internet this seems to be a common problem for the cobalt, a very dangerous common problem. a recall needs to be done by gm before someone dies. the cars are generally used by commuters and teenagers. just got off the phone with gm, they acknowledge part failure. *tr
04/16/2009650001
 My chevrolet cobalt started to fail when i was driving , , i took it to the shop and they told me it was the power steering. its going to cost me 1000 dlls to fix it i think this is to much. i have done some research and i am not the only person. with this problem, this is a very serious problem and it could cause major accidents. this something that always happens when im driving . please take the time to talk to chevrolet so this can be fixed. *tr
06/04/2009600001
 My power steering is out on my 2007 chevy cobalt. i have looked online and there are so many people who are having the same exact problem. the power steering light flashes and if you turn the car off and back on it goes away, only to come back on a few miles downt he road. it normally occurs most when it's hot outside. the car is barely able to turn at all. it is an accident waiting to happen. i have two little children. i would hate for anything to happen. the car is no longer under warranty, however with this many problem having the same exact problem, i think there would be something someone can do?? *tr
07/10/2009410001
 2007 chevy cobalt-electric power steering failure while driving. car must be turned off and then back on to reset the power steering. if temperature outside is over 80 degrees it will failure constantly until the next day (when the car has had a chance to cool off overnight) there is documentation all over the internet stating thousands of drivers are having the same problems and even crashing due to the power steering failure. chevy needs to issue a recall on this part! *tr
07/17/2009954041
 Last year a bought a 2007 chevy cobalt for my daughter who had just turned 17. the car rode smoothly and i was impressed with the overall handling. this unfortunately only lasted for 9 months. my daughter was driving home from work at 1230am on sunday night only to call me hysterical that the steering got hard all of a sudden. i told her to calm down and pull over and i would be there as quickly as i could. well after explaining to an officer that stopped me for speeding, the officer and i both got to my daughter and sure enough, the power steering did fail on her. i proceeded to drive the car home carefully, and ever since then the steering has been an ongoing problem. i can't unload the car cause i owe $9000 on it. so now i'm researching to replace what i need to replace on this piece of junk. i do hear a click under the dash right when the steering gives out, so i'm replacing both the power steering control module and the assist motor. here's hoping this solves the problem. to gm, i am never, ever buying another vehicle made by you again!! may you mercilessly go out of business once and for all. we could use another domestic car maker to replace your incompetence. *tr
07/18/2009587781
 Power steering indicator light came on while i was out and about running errands (at least 3 times). fortunately, i was able to pull over, stop and start again. it would run fine for a short while and the light would come on again. i also experienced a great deal of trouble 7/17/09 with the key getting stuck in the ignition and it not turning. i have recently spent $1,600 plus to repair/replace the cylinder head gasket. *tr
07/06/20091
 2007 chevrolet cobalt ls must have steering column replace. *tr
07/06/2009664081
 Owner of 2007 chevrolet cobalt ls. i was told i needed to replace the steering column, this car is only two years olds, a $1400.00 job that shouldn't be. *tr
06/20/2009498891
 2007 cobalt lt with 40,000 miles on it--two weeks ago i was driving it when the warning light flashed power steering and 2 seconds later there was no power steering--fortunately i was in a parking lot so i pulled over turned it off and went inside to complete my business (including buying some power steering fluid-what a waste f money that was) when i started it up again it was fine and it drove just fine --very limited use though. the exact same thing happened 8 days later. so i took it to dealer for routing maintenance and to have it checked. they said the electric steering was bad and that i would have to replace the entire steering column for $800 (this did not include the $100 they charged to tell me this) per a bulletin put out by chevrolet. i took the car and contacted chevrolet about it. in the mean time my nineteen year old nice borrowed the car and it happened to her as she was driving on the highway at 70 miles per hour--luckily she was able to get to the side of the road without incident. i bought this car for my 76 year old mother and fortunately it has not happened to her because she would not be able to control it. so basically she has a car right now that she can not use. *tr
06/25/2009600001
 Power steering on my chevy cobalt went out in the middle of the highway, almost causing me to have a wreck. hundreds of other people have reported this problem all over the internet. this needs to be addressed. *tr
06/13/2009150001
 2007 cobalt with power steering failure. *tr
06/12/2009540001
 I own a 2007 chevrolet cobalt and the power steering system intermittently fails at no particular time leaving the car without power steering at any moment. this happened to my daughter today and fortunately she was able to pull over to have the car towed without incident. i researched this online and found a website within 5 minutes which has 387 exact complaints and they describe everything from no accident to being towed and unfortunately some collisions. i am paying to have it repaired as there is no recall for this defective motor. it is a new type of electric steering assist and not the traditional hydraulic assist type. this needs to be recalled before someone gets hurt. *tr
05/15/2009400001
 Power steering failure. power steering goes out abruptly while driving in normal driving conditions. after turning car off and back on, power steering is restored but will abruptly go out again at random, sometimes it gives out 4 or 5 times within a single driving trip ranging from 4 to 10 miles. i am currently in the process of replacing the steering control module, and power assist motor hoping that fixes the problem. *tr
05/06/20099801
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that the steering has become loose several times while the vehicle was in motion. while driving 70 mph, the contact lost control of the steering and a power steering failure indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. the contact was able to safely maneuver the vehicle to her destination. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and they determined that the steering wheel column failed. the vehicle was repaired. the contact is in the process of notifying the manufacturer. the failure mileage was 9,801 and current mileage was 21,304.
04/19/200920000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving 15 mph, the contact noticed that the power steering light illuminated on the instrument panel. he lost complete steering functionality. the vehicle then jerked to the left and the steering column became very stiff. the contact was able to safely maneuver the vehicle to his destination. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that the power steering motor failed. the vehicle was repaired at the cost of $1,000. the manufacturer stated that because the vehicle was not included in a recall, no compensation would be provided. the failure mileage was 20,000 and current mileage was 44,000.
04/12/2009401
 While driving on a 2 lane road about 2 weeks ago, steering locked to the right while trying to turn to the left, went off road and when got my car back on road barely moving by this time, then car went left, almost hit car in other lane, stopped and checked tires, and went on, about another mile or two did it again, took car to dealership, they found nothing. i love my car but i am finding there is too many steering complaints with this car. gm is no help, they said they would call me each week to check on me. in the mean time i am afraid to drive it, so i have a pretty lawn ornament. please safetycar.gov help us. i filed a formal complaint today on the phone, waiting on my paper work to sign and return, please every one do the same, get the number from this site and file, and also call gm corporate, not just your local dealer. so afraid there will be severe injuries or worse before something is done. *tr
04/08/2009408331
 Tl*-the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving approximately 25 mph on normal road conditions and proceeding into a left turn there was difficulty steering the vehicle. unexpectedly, the vehicle pulled to the right unexpectedly. the vehicle uncontrollably swayed off the road. the driver inspected the vehicle and resumed operation with caution. there were no warning light indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnostic tests. the technician was unable to duplicate the failure. the manufacturer was notified of the malfunction. the vehicle has not been repaired. the contact had concern of the safety risk involved. the failure and current mileages were 40,833. updated 05/26/09 *bf the consumer also stated the warning sound indicator workes intermittently. udated 05/28/09.*jb
04/13/200949000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the power steering randomly failed while driving approximately 45 mph. the vehicle will became very difficult to control; however, occasionally, it would reset itself. there were no warning lights on the instrument panel before or after the failure occurred. the dealer agreed to pay half of the $1800 repair cost and the contact requested the repair be no charge. the failure and current mileages were 49,000.
12/01/2008450001
 After 1 month of use, the electronic power assist began giving out on random intervals and continues to do so to this day. the failure does not occur at predictable intervals, sometimes taking a few minutes following the start of driving, up to a half hour. this has almost lead to many accidents due to steering going out during a turn. *tr
02/21/20091
 I was driving out of my apartment complex and power steering came up on the little screen, then with no warning my power steering went out. it was very difficult to steer and was very unsafe. this was on a weekend so i could not get to a dealership. the next day i went out to look at my car and it worked fine. when i drove it around all of a sudden my power steering went out again. once again, a dangerous situation. i have not taken it in yet but have looked on the internet and seen that many people have had this problem with their cobalts and even though they take it to get fixed it keeps happening. *tr
07/01/2008191561
 In july 2008 my 2007 cobalt starting making thunking and clunking noises when turning or going over bumps. the local gm dealer found a warn sway bar link and a problem with the steering column, both of which they replaced. in january 2009 the same noise started again when i would go over bumps. this primarily would happen at lower speeds (20-45 mph). i brought the car back to my local gm dealer and they found a loose sway bar link and replaced it. now, in february 2009, the same noise is occuring going over bumps at lower speeds. i had an independent mechanic inspect the car and he found the back bushings of the front control arm are bad and the front passenger side strut is leaking. this car has only 28,000 miles on it, and is only 18 months old. i plan on taking the car back to the dealer it was originally purchased from on monday 2/23/09 to have these issued hopefully resolved. *tr
02/02/200950000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving approximately 35 mph on normal road conditions, the power steering failed. the driver experienced extreme difficulty steering the vehicle, which resulted in higher effort to turn the steering wheel. the power steering warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel and it remained lit until the engine was turned off. the contact pulled over to the side of the road and turned off the engine. when the vehicle was restarted, it resumed normal operation. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnostic testing and they stated that the power steering module failed. the vehicle was repaired and the steering column was replaced. the failure mileage was 50,000 and current mileage was 50,516.
01/08/200967001
 My power steering keeps popping up and making the car hard to steer i turn the car off then back on it resets for a total of 1 min then it does the same thing again. *tr
01/12/200917728
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving 45 mph, the contact slowed down to make a left turn, but was unable to turn the steering wheel. the vehicle remained moving forward. the contact maneuvered the vehicle to the side of the road and the steering began working normally again. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection, but the cause of the failure could not be determined. the vehicle was then towed to another dealer, but they could not duplicate the failure. the manufacturer spoke with the dealer and stated that no compensation would be provided because the failure could not be duplicated. the contact was advised to take the vehicle back to the dealer if the failure were to occur again. the failure mileage was 17,728 and current mileage was 18,100.
02/01/20085000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving 10 mph, the contact noticed that the vehicle veered to the right. the failure occurs while driving at any speed. she must hold the steering wheel steady with both hands to prevent from driving into the next lane. she took the vehicle to the dealer numerous times and they checked the alignment, but were unable to determine the cause of the failure. she retrieved a partial carfax history report and it stated that the vehicle had nine reports. because she did not purchase the full report, she is unaware of the failures listed in the reports. the vehicle has not yet been repaired. the failure mileage was 5,000 and current mileage was 9,900.
11/15/2008380001
 Power steering fails on 2007 chevy cobalt researched to find out what to do to fix, chevy dealers want $2000.00 to replace as now i find over 275 people on a how to repair it website having same problem & wondering when is this going to be recalled, after so many deaths? *tr
03/15/200811300
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. whenever the steering wheel is turned, the contact hears a noise as if the wheel were low of steering fluid. the vehicle has electronic steering. the steering wheel hardens and makes it very difficult to completely turn the wheel and move the vehicle. the vehicle has been to the dealer over three times, but they could not determine the cause of the failure. in windy conditions, the failure worsens and it becomes very difficult to steer the vehicle or keep it under control. the failure occurs intermittently. the vehicle has not yet been repaired because the failure cannot be duplicated. the failure mileage was 11,300 and current mileage was 16,400.
11/07/20081
 Steering wheel locked and ignition key couldn't move left or right. called dealer and was told it's a common problem. i fear that wheel will lock while i'm driving. *tr
09/29/200844298
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving 50 mph, the contact noticed that the message center informed her that the power steering was malfunctioning. simultaneously, she noticed that she could no longer turn the vehicle. if the vehicle is turned off and then restarted, the steering wheel will operate for a short period of time and then malfunction. the vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealer. the contact did not notice any differences beforehand. the current and failure mileages were 44,298.
09/24/2008476851
 My 2007 chevy cobolt was driving fine then about 4 weeks ago it started driving weird, now the power steering went out while my 17 year old daughter was driving it in a parking lot practicing for her license!!!! she was so upset when she came home that it took me almost a week to get her to drive my truck!!!!!!!! we changed one of the fuses and it started working again for about a week and today it went out again as i was taking one of my kids to work.. we were almost hit from behind as i was trying to make a right hand turn into her work!!!! *tr
09/24/20071800
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while the vehicle was parked in the driveway in a rainstorm, the contact noticed that the passenger side front floor panel was drenched with four inches of water. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and repaired. in addition, when pressure was applied to the accelerator pedal, it would constantly stick. the contact had to make several attempts before the pedal would release. there was also a malfunction with the steering rod. on four separate occasions, the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for identical failures, but with no resolutions. the contact was concerned of the safety risks involved. the failure mileage was 1,800 and current mileage was 14,000.
08/11/2008312071
 My 2007 chevrolet cobalt lt vin# [xxx] with 31209 miles on it just had major complete loss of power steering. i checked this out on the internet and come to find out that this has been a big problem with the chevrolet cobalt since 2005. i have read that dealerships can't repair the problem even though they replace complete steering controls and ecm's. so here i am not knowing what to do and afraid to drive vehicle. i notice you have the question number of persons injures: below on this form. well not physical but mental: so i am listing 2. please tell me what to do? information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u.s.c. 552(b)(6). *tr
06/10/2008443501
 Power steering cuts out intermittently. it happens even when steering wheel is straight, or when it is being turned. at highway speeds, it is difficult to control, but not impossible. at low speeds, the car is nearly impossible to turn unless on loose gravel. nearly hit a car in the other lane. had computer checked at chevy dealership near new paltz, ny and was told the entire steering column had to be replaced. gm informed us that there is nothing they can do, yet internet forums show many complaints of the same sort, many of which have been reported to gm as well. (website of forums - http://www.topix.com/forum/autos/chevrolet-cobalt/t8fmsuqb7v2dth5jh) we have not replaced the steering column due to the fact that this is obviously a part defect. this issue of power steering cutting out continues to get worse over time. *tr
10/21/200713100110/20/2007
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving approximately 5-10 mph, the steering wheel completely locked. the contact could not place the vehicle in gear and almost caused a crash. she took the vehicle to the dealer and was informed that nothing was wrong with the vehicle. the dealer informed her that the steering wheel will only lock when the vehicle has minimal movement. the vehicle has not yet been repaired. the vin was unknown. the current and failure mileages were 13,100.
05/20/200717777405/14/2007
 Popping or knocking noise when turning ,when turning at times the steering doesn't return and has to be pulled back, feels like it is locked or something, shutters at times . *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.
09/02/2006108/02/2006
 Purchased new cobalt 2007 in august of 2006. began noticing hydroplaning and control problems. now that it is winter, the car will not steer, it pulls and the traction is terrible. i have been stuck several times. i no longer permit my wife to drive on the interstate for fear of a collision or worse. we have parked the vehicle and contacted our dealer with several complaints only to fall on deaf ears. the proper channels to report this has been followed but tp no avail has anything been done to replace the tires (safety first) and we feel something should be done before a serious injury or death occurs. we have searched and found numerous problems with the touring contact as tire and believe that ours has some very serious problems. we need help now. *nm
STEERING - COLUMN
07/20/200950000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact was making a right turn at approximately 5 mph when the power steering failed which made the vehicle very difficult to maneuver into the driveway. the contact stated that the electric steering failed and had to be replaced. the dealer replaced the entire steering column at the contacts expense. the manufacturer was notified and stated that there were no related recalls or warranties related to the failure. the failure mileage was 50,000.
11/15/200944200
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. intermittently while driving a warning light illuminates on the instrument control panel, and then the steering column will lock. after restarting the vehicle , the failure will reoccur. he was in the process of taking the vehicle to the dealer for inspection. the failure mileage was 44200. the current mileage was 44639.
10/15/200938000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving 15 mph she lost power steering without any prior warnings. as a consequence she could not turn the steering column. the vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealership. the current and failure mileages were 38000.
10/09/200931600
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the power steering motor in the steering column shut off while driving approximately 25 mph. the driver had to restart the vehicle to temporarily correct the failure. he opened a case with the manufacturer and was also referred to a dealer. the vehicle was taken to a private service station and he was informed of the correct terminology for the failure by a mechanic. the current mileage was approximately 31,650. the failure mileage was approximately 31,600.
STEERING - ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
07/02/20121
 2007 chevrolet cobalt. consumer states problem with vehicle electric power steering *tgw the consumer stated the power steering failed while driving in rush hour traffic. the consumer took the vehicle to the dealer, where they kept it for two days. the consumer continued to experience steering problems after the vehicle was returned to her. the consumer received a recall letter in the mail regarding the electric steering. when she went to the dealer with the recall letter, she was informed it really wasn't a recall. nevertheless, they worked on the vehicle. she was then informed there was a problem with the airbag. she stated there steering is still an issue, where it would become stiff and difficult to turn. *jb
07/02/20121
 2007 chevrolet cobalt. consumer states problem with vehicle electric power steering *tgw the consumer stated the power steering failed while driving in rush hour traffic. the consumer took the vehicle to the dealer, where they kept it for two days. the consumer continued to experience steering problems after the vehicle was returned to her. the consumer received a recall letter in the mail regarding the electric steering. when she went to the dealer with the recall letter, she was informed it really wasn't a recall. nevertheless, they worked on the vehicle. she was then informed there was a problem with the airbag. she stated there steering is still an issue, where it would become stiff and difficult to turn. *jb
07/02/20121
 2007 chevrolet cobalt. consumer states problem with vehicle electric power steering *tgw the consumer stated the power steering failed while driving in rush hour traffic. the consumer took the vehicle to the dealer, where they kept it for two days. the consumer continued to experience steering problems after the vehicle was returned to her. the consumer received a recall letter in the mail regarding the electric steering. when she went to the dealer with the recall letter, she was informed it really wasn't a recall. nevertheless, they worked on the vehicle. she was then informed there was a problem with the airbag. she stated there steering is still an issue, where it would become stiff and difficult to turn. *jb
07/02/20121
 2007 chevrolet cobalt. consumer states problem with vehicle electric power steering *tgw the consumer stated the power steering failed while driving in rush hour traffic. the consumer took the vehicle to the dealer, where they kept it for two days. the consumer continued to experience steering problems after the vehicle was returned to her. the consumer received a recall letter in the mail regarding the electric steering. when she went to the dealer with the recall letter, she was informed it really wasn't a recall. nevertheless, they worked on the vehicle. she was then informed there was a problem with the airbag. she stated there steering is still an issue, where it would become stiff and difficult to turn. *jb
10/07/20101
 2007 chevrolet cobalt. consumer was seriously injured when the steering became unresponsive and she drove into a ditch. *kb (lawyer wrote in on behalf of client). *jb
10/07/20101
 2007 chevrolet cobalt. consumer was seriously injured when the steering became unresponsive and she drove into a ditch. *kb (lawyer wrote in on behalf of client). *jb
10/07/20101
 2007 chevrolet cobalt. consumer was seriously injured when the steering became unresponsive and she drove into a ditch. *kb (lawyer wrote in on behalf of client). *jb
10/07/20101
 2007 chevrolet cobalt. consumer was seriously injured when the steering became unresponsive and she drove into a ditch. *kb (lawyer wrote in on behalf of client). *jb
11/01/20101
 2007 chevrolet cobalt. consumer writes regarding power steering problem *tgw the consumer received a recall notice in the mail regarding the electric power steering. however, when he called the dealer to make an appointment, he was informed the part was not available. *jb
11/01/20101
 2007 chevrolet cobalt. consumer writes regarding power steering problem *tgw the consumer received a recall notice in the mail regarding the electric power steering. however, when he called the dealer to make an appointment, he was informed the part was not available. *jb
11/01/20101
 2007 chevrolet cobalt. consumer writes regarding power steering problem *tgw the consumer received a recall notice in the mail regarding the electric power steering. however, when he called the dealer to make an appointment, he was informed the part was not available. *jb
11/01/20101
 2007 chevrolet cobalt. consumer writes regarding power steering problem *tgw the consumer received a recall notice in the mail regarding the electric power steering. however, when he called the dealer to make an appointment, he was informed the part was not available. *jb
11/01/20101
 2007 chevrolet cobalt. consumer writes regarding power steering problem *tgw the consumer received a recall notice in the mail regarding the electric power steering. however, when he called the dealer to make an appointment, he was informed the part was not available. *jb
04/24/201067000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving approximately 50 mph, the steering wheel locked and the power steering light illuminated. the contact was able to merge onto the emergency lane and turn the vehicle off. when she looked under the hood there were no visible defects and she was able to continue driving normally. after driving three miles, the power steering light continued to illuminate intermittently. the contact was able to drive the vehicle home. the vehicle had not been taken to an authorized dealer. she called the dealer and was informed that there was a fee in order to perform a diagnostic test. the contact referenced recall 10v073000 (10v073000 steering: electric power assist system) since it was related to the failure. the current and failure mileages were approximately 67,000.
02/05/201044000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving at speeds of 30 mph, the power steering indicator alarm activated immediately followed by a loss of power steering assist. the steering wheel became extremely tight and difficult to maneuver. the contact was able to locate a recall for the failure under nhtsa campaign id number: 10v073000: steering: electric power assist system and contacted the dealer to inquire. the dealer advised she would first need to have a diagnostic performed on the vehicle, at her expense, before honoring the recall. the contact declined. no repairs were made to the vehicle. the failure mileage was 44,000 and the current mileage was 46,000.
04/05/201070000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that when she attempted to make a left turn, the power steering failed. the dealer told the contact that there were no recalls on the vehicle but the vehicle experienced the same failure as the one described in recall 10v073000 (steering:electric power assist system). the current and failure mileages were approximately 70,000.
01/01/19011
 2007 chevrolet cobalt. consumer states power steering issues and suggests a recall. *tgw
01/27/201050150
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving at speeds of 65 mph, he heard a warning chime followed by the illumination of the power steering warning light. the steering wheel immediately became difficult to turn. the contact was able to use extreme force to maneuver the vehicle off of the highway. the engine was turned off and restarted within a few minutes so that the power steering could reset itself. although there was a recall for the failure (nhtsa campaign id number 10v073000: steering: electric power assist system), the dealer stated that the parts needed to complete the repair were still being manufactured. there were no repairs made to the vehicle. the failure mileage was 50,150 and the current mileage was 50,811. updated 05/11/10. *lj
03/01/201050300
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving at speeds of 20 mph and higher, the power steering warning light would illuminate on the warning panel followed by a series of warning chimes. the contact was able to maneuver the vehicle off of the highway using extreme upper body force. she was concerned, due to medical reasons, that she may not be able to maintain control of the vehicle if the failure occurred again. the manufacturer was contacted and stated that there was a recall for her year (nhtsa campaign id number 10v073000), make and model; however, the manufacturer stated that they could not confirm if her vin was a part of the recall because they had not devised an owner notification schedule. the failure persisted and there were no repairs made to the vehicle. the failure and current mileages were under 50,300.
02/15/201042000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact was driving approximately 25 mph on normal road conditions. a chime sounded inside of the vehicle and the power steering warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. immediately, there was a loss of power steering. the driver continued with caution; and experienced extreme difficulty steering. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection. the power steering module was replaced. the identical failure occurred within a two to three week period after the repair was performed on the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that the failure was contributed to the power steering motor. there was a recall under nhtsa campaign id number 10v073000 (steering:electric power assist system). however, the vin was excluded from the recall defect. the vehicle has not been repaired at this time. the failure mileage was 42,000.
02/19/201014500
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact was driving approximately between 30-40 on normal road conditions. suddenly, there was a loss of power steering. the driver continued with caution experiencing extreme difficultly in steering. the vehicle was taken to a service station. the engine was turned off. the vehicle restarted and resumed normal operation. the failure occurred intermittently. the vehicle has not been repaired at this time. the failure 14,500.
01/02/2010452831
 Driving down the road and the power steering goes out on my 2007 chevy cobalt. you have to turn the car off and then turn the car back on.. drive 2 more miles, the power steering goes out again. i stopped to get power steering fluid and found out that it is electronic. my mechanic told me it costs $2,000 to get fixed. i bought this car for my 17 year old daughter and i will not let her drive now because it's just too dangerous...only has 45,000 miles on it...pissed off in georgia! *jb
12/03/2009371751
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving 55 mph the power steering failed. the contact shut the engine off and restarted so that the power steering would reset itself. the failure occurred consistently for two days. the dealer agreed to research the problems and advise them accordingly. the contact stated that there was a warranty on the vehicle but not sure if they will honor it. the failure mileage was 37,175. updated 1/14/10 *cn updated 01/15/10.*jb
02/06/200945200
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. while driving between 55-65 mph, the steering wheel locked up and the vehicle began to steer in one direction. the contact experienced difficulty steering the wheel. immediately, the speed was reduced. the power steering warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel and remained lit until the engine was turned off. the vehicle was pulled over to the side of the road and the engine was turned off and then restarted. the driver was able to resume normal operation. the failure occurred spontaneously. the authorized dealer was notified of the failure and they stated that the electric power steering was the cause of the failure, but there was no resolution. the failure mileage was 45,200 and current mileage was 51,000.
02/15/20088000505/30/2007
 Re: 2007 chevrolet cobalt. spokane, wa. events: in a mix of ice, deep slush and snow (with michilin x-ice winter tires on all four wheels), very slippery conditions, low speed (e.g., driving down alley from my garage), failure: the electronic steering became erratic. i felt out of control, couldn't keep the car moving directly forward until i slowed to almost a stop. this was not slipping or skidding that occurs when sliding on ice or snow. rather, it was the steering wheel having a feel of being disconnected from the wheels. what was done: no repair was sought. i just was especially careful at low speeds. in normal driving, even in icy or snowy condition on the highway at higher speeds there was no problem steering. the steering problem occurred on every occasion throughout the winter that the specific conditions outlined above occurred. *tr
01/15/2008850301/04/2008
 Power steering randomly stops/starts working. during a mid way through a turn with the car, power steering on dash came on and it was a real struggle to maintain control of the car and continue turning without entering the other lane. car has been into the dealership once already for the problem at which time they indicated it was the clutch switch(?). car is two weeks old and has 850 miles on it. *tr
STEERING - HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST - POWER STEERING FLUID
11/29/200729917110/26/2007
 I was driving and tried to brake before a curb and spun out of control i was not even going fast i might have been doing 25m.p.h. before the curb when the vehicle spun out of control and into a tree. *tr
STEERING - HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
05/24/200962000104/01/2007
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that the power steering constantly failed. the power script warning continued to read power steering. the dealer investigated and stated that the power steering control module and steering column needed to be replaced. the repair cost was estimated at $853 to be paid by the contact. the manufacturer could not assist because the warranty was expired. the current and failure mileages were 62,000. updated 062909 *bf updated 07/01/09.*jb
STEERING - RACK AND PINION
10/27/200951000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet cobalt. she stated while driving at speeds of less than 60 mph on the highway in light rain conditions, she heard a loud boom and screeching sound. immediatley afterward, the vehicle began to pull to the left. she attempted to steer the vehicle off the highway however, the vehicle would not respond to her steering. she then tapped on the brakes and the vehicle spun out of control until the vehicle was now proceeding backward. the vehicle then proceeded up a nearby grassy hill, turning out of control until she was able to turn the vehicle front ward. the brakes and steering still would not respond to driver initiation. the vehicle then proceeded back down the grassy hill and back toward traffic. the vehicle stopped once back onto the cement pavement. the front driver's side wheel was totally collapsed outward and the tire was shredded. the vehicle was towed to the dealer where they found the rack and pinion failed, however they would not take any liability for the failures. they stated she must have hit something in the highway to have experienced catastrophic failures. the contact was sure she did not hit anything in the road and the failure was unexpected and unexplained. no repairs were made to the vehicle, to date. the failure and current mileages were 51,000.
STEERING - WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR
05/02/2011
 I have had to replace the sway bar links, control arm bushing and the shifter in order to get my car inspected this year. another problem i have is the blinkers not making the clicking sound, they work but i was told i have to replace my front speaker. i feel like that is a lot to go wrong with a vehicle in one year. i also think that these problems shouldn't have happened this early. i only have 57,000 miles on my car. something should be done with these vehicles seeing how there are many other people having the same problems with their cars.
05/02/2011
 I have had to replace the sway bar links, control arm bushing and the shifter in order to get my car inspected this year. another problem i have is the blinkers not making the clicking sound, they work but i was told i have to replace my front speaker. i feel like that is a lot to go wrong with a vehicle in one year. i also think that these problems shouldn't have happened this early. i only have 57,000 miles on my car. something should be done with these vehicles seeing how there are many other people having the same problems with their cars.
05/02/2011
 I have had to replace the sway bar links, control arm bushing and the shifter in order to get my car inspected this year. another problem i have is the blinkers not making the clicking sound, they work but i was told i have to replace my front speaker. i feel like that is a lot to go wrong with a vehicle in one year. i also think that these problems shouldn't have happened this early. i only have 57,000 miles on my car. something should be done with these vehicles seeing how there are many other people having the same problems with their cars.
05/02/2011
 I have had to replace the sway bar links, control arm bushing and the shifter in order to get my car inspected this year. another problem i have is the blinkers not making the clicking sound, they work but i was told i have to replace my front speaker. i feel like that is a lot to go wrong with a vehicle in one year. i also think that these problems shouldn't have happened this early. i only have 57,000 miles on my car. something should be done with these vehicles seeing how there are many other people having the same problems with their cars.
10/01/2010
 I own a 2007 chevrolet cobalt, which i drive like an old lady. it only has 39,997 miles on it, and about 6 months ago, it started making a clunking/rattling noise underneath, by the wheels. we checked under it and nothing appeared loose. it is currently driving ok, but the noise/rattling metal noise is getting much louder, and i took it in to my dealer today. (4/27/11) they told me i need to have my front & rear bushings replaced. i do not drive this car out of town, because i cannot afford to have this repair done, right now. after reading the information on your website from other cobalt owners, i know that i have the same problem, and am angry that this kind of repair needs to be done this early in my car ownership. this definitely should be a problem that should be investigated and should be a recall item for this cobalt model. we do not live on bad roads, i do not drive hard, and everyone says this should not be happening on a car that is so new, and has so few miles.
10/01/2010
 I own a 2007 chevrolet cobalt, which i drive like an old lady. it only has 39,997 miles on it, and about 6 months ago, it started making a clunking/rattling noise underneath, by the wheels. we checked under it and nothing appeared loose. it is currently driving ok, but the noise/rattling metal noise is getting much louder, and i took it in to my dealer today. (4/27/11) they told me i need to have my front & rear bushings replaced. i do not drive this car out of town, because i cannot afford to have this repair done, right now. after reading the information on your website from other cobalt owners, i know that i have the same problem, and am angry that this kind of repair needs to be done this early in my car ownership. this definitely should be a problem that should be investigated and should be a recall item for this cobalt model. we do not live on bad roads, i do not drive hard, and everyone says this should not be happening on a car that is so new, and has so few miles.
10/01/2010
 I own a 2007 chevrolet cobalt, which i drive like an old lady. it only has 39,997 miles on it, and about 6 months ago, it started making a clunking/rattling noise underneath, by the wheels. we checked under it and nothing appeared loose. it is currently driving ok, but the noise/rattling metal noise is getting much louder, and i took it in to my dealer today. (4/27/11) they told me i need to have my front & rear bushings replaced. i do not drive this car out of town, because i cannot afford to have this repair done, right now. after reading the information on your website from other cobalt owners, i know that i have the same problem, and am angry that this kind of repair needs to be done this early in my car ownership. this definitely should be a problem that should be investigated and should be a recall item for this cobalt model. we do not live on bad roads, i do not drive hard, and everyone says this should not be happening on a car that is so new, and has so few miles.
10/01/2010
 I own a 2007 chevrolet cobalt, which i drive like an old lady. it only has 39,997 miles on it, and about 6 months ago, it started making a clunking/rattling noise underneath, by the wheels. we checked under it and nothing appeared loose. it is currently driving ok, but the noise/rattling metal noise is getting much louder, and i took it in to my dealer today. (4/27/11) they told me i need to have my front & rear bushings replaced. i do not drive this car out of town, because i cannot afford to have this repair done, right now. after reading the information on your website from other cobalt owners, i know that i have the same problem, and am angry that this kind of repair needs to be done this early in my car ownership. this definitely should be a problem that should be investigated and should be a recall item for this cobalt model. we do not live on bad roads, i do not drive hard, and everyone says this should not be happening on a car that is so new, and has so few miles.