2009 Chevrolet CobaltComponent: Steering
Complaint: Vehicle veers left. Defect was addressed by GM recall of which customer was notified one week before the defect resulted in a crash (12,000 miles).
Component: Power train: automatic transmission: lever and linkage: column shift
Complaint: Customer attempted to back out of a parking space but the accelerator did not respond. She applied more pressure and the car accelerated quickly, resulting in a crash.
Component: Steering/Air bags
Complaint: Power steering failed resulting in a crash. None of the Cobalt’s air bags deployed.
Component: Vehicle Speed Control
Complaint: Unintended acceleration controllable only when vehicle was put in neutral and its engine was stopped.
Complaint: Power steering was lost without warning and the vehicle steered out of control resulting in a crash (33,300 miles).
Complaint: Vehicle veered right resulting in crash (33,000 miles).
Complaint: Customer lost power steering on two occasions, the second after her power steering column was replaced by a dealer.
For more complaints, see the NHTSA website.