BRAKING PROBLEMS - Consumers have complained of cars not braking properly, noises when braking, and premature wear of rotors and pads. This has been more prevalent in Chevrolet Cobalt, Colorado, Equinox, HHR, Malibu, Silverado, Tahoe and Uplander models.
STEERING PROBLEMS - Consumers have complained of difficulty steering, loss of steering fluid, and replacement of steering components. This has been more prevalent in Cobalt, Equinox, Express, HHR, Impala, Silverado, Tahoe, Trailblazer, and Uplander models.
CHECK ENGINE LIGHT - There are many reasons why a check engine light would come on, however, its the customers responsibility to bring this to the service managers attention each time it appears. Failure to do so could result in serious mechanical problems and possible voiding of warranty. The check engine light is more often present in Avalanche, Cobalt, Colorado, Equinox, HHR, Silverado, SSR, Suburban, Tahoe and Trailblazer models.
ELECTRICAL CONCERNS - From flickering lights on the dashboard, to power locks and windows not working, to complete loss of power, Chevrolet consumers frequently suffer with electrical concerns. This occurs more often in Aveo, C5500, Cobalt, Impala, Malibu, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe and Trailblazer models.
WATER LEAKS - Consumers have complained about water leaks on passenger floors, in trunks, and around windshields. Water leaks can cause a variety of problems down the road if not treated, including mold. Leaks have been more prevalent in Avalanche, Cobalt, Colorado, Equinox, HHR, Malibu, Silverado, and Tahoe models.
You can view defects and technical service bulletins particular to your year, make and model by visiting the NHTSA database.
NHTSA Investigates Power Steering Problems in 2005-2009 Chevrolet Cobalts - NHTSA says more than 1,132 complaints have been filed by Cobalt drivers, with eleven accidents and one injury reported. Most of these incidents have occurred within the past six months. Drivers complained that once the power steering system failed, it became difficult to control their car and keep it in the traffic lane.