2005 Chevrolet Cobalt Recalls

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NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls

  • Recall Number
    14E021000
    Recall Date
    04/30/2014
    Component
    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
    Summary

    UCI-FRAM Group is recalling certain LS1328 ignition Switches sold as Wells LS1328, Duralast LS1328, Airtex 1S6097, and Carquest 53-27479, and LS1497 Ignition Switches sold as Wells LS1497, Duralast LS1497, Airtex 1S10961, and Carquest 53-27967, for use on various General Motors model and model year vehicles during repair and replacement of the original ignition switch. The weight on the key ring and/or road conditions or some other jarring event may cause the affected ignition switches to move out of the run position, turning off the engine and disabling the air bags.

    Consequence

    If the ignition switch moves from the run position to accessory, the car would stall and the air bags will not deploy in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of personal injury to the occupants.

    What Owners Should Do

    UCI-FRAM Group has notified its purchasers to quarantine and return all inventory. Any switches already installed in vehicles will be replaced by GM dealers as part of NHTSA recall 14V-047, free of charge. UCI-Fram's purchasers should contact UCI-FRAM Group at 1-800-890-2075. GM vehicle owners requiring additional information on that recall campaign should contact GM at 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet), 1-800-762-2737 (Pontiac) or 1-800-553-6000 (Saturn).

  • Recall Number
    14V171000
    Recall Date
    04/10/2014
    Component
    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
    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.

    What Owners Should Do

    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.

  • Recall Number
    14V047000
    Recall Date
    02/10/2014
    Component
    AIR BAGS
    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.

    What Owners Should Do

    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.

  • Recall Number
    14V047000
    Recall Date
    02/10/2014
    Component
    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
    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.

    What Owners Should Do

    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.

  • Recall Number
    10V073000
    Recall Date
    03/03/2010
    Component
    STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
    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.

    What Owners Should Do

    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.

  • Recall Number
    07V014000
    Recall Date
    01/18/2007
    Component
    STRUCTURE
    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.

    What Owners Should Do

    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.

  • Recall Number
    04V560000
    Recall Date
    11/22/2004
    Component
    EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
    Summary

    CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THE BULB SHIELDS INSIDE OF THE HEADLAMPS CAN LOOSEN DUE TO VIBRATION.

    Consequence

    THE BULB SHIELD CAN LOOSEN OR BREAK BECAUSE OF VIBRATION. IF THIS OCCURRED ON A HEADLAMP INSTALLED IN A VEHICLE, ONCOMING DRIVERS MAY NOTICE ADDITIONAL GLARE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

    What Owners Should Do

    DEALERS WILL INSTALL TWO NEW HEADLAMP ASSEMBLIES. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 17, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438.

What Should You Do?

Contact your dealer as soon as possible
Every recall is serious, so it’s important that you contact an authorized service center as soon as possible to make an appointment to get it fixed.