2006 Chevrolet Cobalt

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Available in 8 styles:  2006 Chevrolet Cobalt 2dr Coupe shown
Asking Price Range
$3,218–$10,310
Estimated MPG

23–25 city / 29–34 hwy

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Cobalt

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION

Recall number: 14V171000
Recall date: 04/10/2014

Problem Summary:

GENERAL MOTORS LLC (GM) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2010 CHEVROLET COBALT, 2006-2011 CHEVROLET HHR, 2007-2010 PONTIAC G5, 2006-2010 PONTIAC SOLSTICE, 2003-2007 SATURN ION, AND 2007-2010 SATURN SKY VEHICLES. IN THE AFFECTED VEHICLES, THE KEY CAN BE REMOVED FROM THE IGNITION WHEN THE IGNITION IS NOT IN THE "OFF" POSITION.

Consequence:

IF THE KEY CAN BE REMOVED FROM THE IGNITION WHEN THE IGNITION IS NOT IN THE "OFF" POSITION, THE VEHICLE COULD ROLL AWAY: (A) FOR AN AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, IF THE TRANSMISSION IS NOT IN THE "PARK" POSITION; OR (B) FOR A MANUAL TRANSMISSION, IF THE PARKING BRAKE IS NOT ENGAGED AND THE TRANSMISSION IS NOT IN THE "REVERSE" POSITION. THIS POTENTIAL FOR ROLLAWAY INCREASES THE RISK FOR A CRASH AND OCCUPANT OR PEDESTRIAN INJURIES.

Corrective Action:

GENERAL MOTORS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND FOR VEHICLES THAT WERE BUILT WITH THE DEFECTIVE IGNITION CYLINDER AND HAVE NOT PREVIOUSLY HAD THE IGNITION CYLINDER REPLACED WITH THE REDESIGNED PART, DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE IGNITION CYLINDER AND CUT AND, IF NECESSARY, RE-LEARN TWO IGNITION/DOOR KEYS FOR EACH VEHICLE. FOR VEHICLES THAT WERE BUILT WITH THE REDESIGNED IGNITION CYLINDER OR HAD THE IGNITION CYLINDER REPLACED WITH THE REDESIGNED PART, DEALERS WILL CUT AND, IF NECESSARY, RE-LEARN TWO IGNITION/DOOR KEYS FOR EACH VEHICLE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED A NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. CHEVROLET OWNERS MAY CONTACT GENERAL MOTORS AT 1-800-222-1020, PONTIAC OWNERS AT 1-800-762-2737, AND SATURN OWNERS AT 1-800-553-6000. GENERAL MOTORS' NUMBER FOR THIS RECALL IS 14113 FOR THE IGNITION LOCK CYLINDER AND KEY REPLACEMENT, AND 14133 FOR ONLY KEY REPLACEMENTS. NOTE: UNTIL A VEHICLE HAS BEEN REMEDIED, OWNERS AND OPERATORS ARE ADVISED THAT WHEN EXITING, TO BE SURE THAT THE VEHICLE IS IN "PARK," OR IN THE CASE OF A MANUAL TRANSMISSION, THAT THE VEHICLE IS IN THE "REVERSE" POSITION AND THE PARKING BRAKE IS ENGAGED.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 04/05/2005 and 06/09/2006.


AIR BAGS

Recall number: 14V047000
Recall date: 02/10/2014

Problem Summary:

GENERAL MOTORS LLC (GM) ANNOUNCED ON FEBRUARY 10, 2014 THAT THEY ARE RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2007 CHEVROLET COBALT, AND 2007 PONTIAC G5 VEHICLES. TWO WEEKS LATER, GM INCREASED THE RECALL TO INCLUDE AN ADDITIONAL 748,024 MODEL YEAR 2006-2007 CHEVROLET HHR AND PONTIAC SOLSTICE VEHICLES AND 2003-2007 SATURN ION VEHICLES AND 2007 SATURN SKY VEHICLES. IN THESE MODELS, THE WEIGHT ON THE KEY RING AND/OR ROAD CONDITIONS OR SOME OTHER JARRING EVENT MAY CAUSE THE IGNITION SWITCH TO MOVE OUT OF THE RUN POSITION, TURNING OFF THE ENGINE.

Consequence:

IF THE KEY IS NOT IN THE RUN POSITION, THE AIR BAGS MAY NOT DEPLOY IF THE VEHICLE IS INVOLVED IN A CRASH, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.

Corrective Action:

GM WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE IGNITION SWITCH, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 10, 2014. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-222-1020, PONTIAC AT 1-800-762-2737 OR SATURN AT 1-800-553-6000. GM'S NUMBER FOR THE INITIAL RECALL IS 13454 AND 14063 FOR THE EXPANSION. NOTE: UNTIL THE RECALL REPAIRS HAVE BEEN PERFORMED, IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT CUSTOMERS REMOVE ALL ITEMS FROM THEIR KEY RINGS, LEAVING ONLY THE VEHICLE KEY. THE KEY FOB (IF APPLICABLE), SHOULD ALSO BE REMOVED FROM THE KEY RING.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 03/10/2014.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 04/05/2005 and 06/09/2006.


ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH

Recall number: 14V047000
Recall date: 02/10/2014

Problem Summary:

GENERAL MOTORS LLC (GM) ANNOUNCED ON FEBRUARY 10, 2014 THAT THEY ARE RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2007 CHEVROLET COBALT, AND 2007 PONTIAC G5 VEHICLES. TWO WEEKS LATER, GM INCREASED THE RECALL TO INCLUDE AN ADDITIONAL 748,024 MODEL YEAR 2006-2007 CHEVROLET HHR AND PONTIAC SOLSTICE VEHICLES AND 2003-2007 SATURN ION VEHICLES AND 2007 SATURN SKY VEHICLES. IN THESE MODELS, THE WEIGHT ON THE KEY RING AND/OR ROAD CONDITIONS OR SOME OTHER JARRING EVENT MAY CAUSE THE IGNITION SWITCH TO MOVE OUT OF THE RUN POSITION, TURNING OFF THE ENGINE.

Consequence:

IF THE KEY IS NOT IN THE RUN POSITION, THE AIR BAGS MAY NOT DEPLOY IF THE VEHICLE IS INVOLVED IN A CRASH, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.

Corrective Action:

GM WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE IGNITION SWITCH, FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED A NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-222-1020, PONTIAC AT 1-800-762-2737 OR SATURN AT 1-800-553-6000. GM'S NUMBER FOR THE INITIAL RECALL IS 13454 AND 14063 FOR THE EXPANSION. NOTE: UNTIL THE RECALL REPAIRS HAVE BEEN PERFORMED, IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT CUSTOMERS REMOVE ALL ITEMS FROM THEIR KEY RINGS, LEAVING ONLY THE VEHICLE KEY. THE KEY FOB (IF APPLICABLE), SHOULD ALSO BE REMOVED FROM THE KEY RING.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 04/05/2005 and 06/09/2006.


STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

Recall number: 10V073000
Recall date: 03/03/2010

Problem Summary:

GENERAL 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:

IF POWER STEERING ASSIST IS LOST, IT WOULD REQUIRE GREATER DRIVER EFFORT AT LOW VEHICLE SPEEDS, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ELECTRIC POWER STEERING MOTOR FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. 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.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 03/29/2010.


FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

Recall number: 09V419000
Recall date: 10/29/2009

Problem Summary:

GENERAL MOTORS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006 CHEVROLET COBALT AND SATURN ION VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF ARIZONA AND NEVADA; AND MODEL YEAR 2007 CHEVROLET COBALT, PONTIAC G5 AND SATURN ION VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, FLORIDA, NEVADA AND TEXAS. THE PLASTIC SUPPLY OR RETURN PORT ON THE MODULAR RESERVOIR ASSEMBLY MAY CRACK. IF EITHER OF THESE PORTS DEVELOPS A CRACK, FUEL WILL LEAK FROM THE AREA. IF THE CRACK BECOMES LARGE ENOUGH, FUEL MAY BE OBSERVED DRIPPING ONTO THE GROUND AND VEHICLE PERFORMANCE MAY BE AFFECTED.

Consequence:

FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.

Corrective Action:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL PUMP MODULE FREE OF CHARGE. A SPECIAL COVERAGE WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN THE SAME TIME FRAME FOR MODEL YEAR 2006 VEHICLES REGISTERED IN ALABAMA, ARKANSAS, CALIFORNIA, FLORIDA, GEORGIA, HAWAII, LOUISIANA, MISSISSIPPI, NORTH CAROLINA, NEW MEXICO, OKLAHOMA, SOUTH CAROLINA, TENNESSEE AND TEXAS AND MODEL YEAR 2007 VEHICLES REGISTERED IN: ALABAMA, ARKANSAS, GEORGIA, HAWAII, LOUISIANA, MISSISSIPPI, NORTH CAROLINA, NEW MEXICO, OKLAHOMA, SOUTH CAROLINA AND TENNESSEE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438, SATURN AT 1-800-972-8876 AND PONTIAC AT 1-800-620-7668 OR AT THE OWNER CENTER AT WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 04/01/2005 and 06/30/2006.


STRUCTURE

Recall number: 07V014000
Recall date: 01/18/2007

Problem Summary:

CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES NOT EQUIPPED WITH OPTIONAL ROOF-MOUNTED SIDE IMPACT AIR BAGS FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 201, 'OCCUPANT PROTECTION IN INTERIOR IMPACT.'

Consequence:

IN A CRASH, HEAD IMPACT PROTECTION MAY BE INADEQUATE.

Corrective Action:

DEALERS WILL INSTALL ENERGY ABSORBING PLASTIC TO THE HEADLINER TRIM TO REDUCE THE SEVERITY OF HEAD IMPACTS IN A CRASH. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 21, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 03/21/2007.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 04/01/2005 and 03/31/2006.


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