Question about 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt
I have a 2006 Chevy Cobalt. Power Steering is coming up on the message center and the check engine light came on. The power steering is not working and the transmission is shifting hard. I took it to Auto Zone and when they hooked it up they could not get a reading. Told me to take it to the dealer. Would like to figure a way to fix it myself. Any suggestions?
So I fell victim just as everyone else has. I hit 45,000 miles and my power steering went out and it cost $900 to fix it.
In order to get Chevy to recall this problem we all need to call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 or visit http://www.SaferCar.gov It will only take a few minutes.
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Posted on Jul 16, 2009
Well for those of you asking Cobalts only have Electrical Power steering, So the problem could be anything, Mine had the same problem and it turned out to be the "STEERING PUMP" my brother doesnt know much about cars and he fixed it in 3 minutes, Oh and the Pump should only cost about $30. Good Luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
Posted on Nov 16, 2008
I have a 05 and I replaced the power stearing ststem on 2 hrs. fist you need to know that the car uses an electric motor to help steer the car. the part can cost anywhere between 50.00 - 800.00, 50-75 if you go to a junk yard and get the art yourself and install it yourself. or you can get it done by the dealership for around 1000.00 with labor. what makes it so expensive is you have to buy the part as a kit which includes, electric motor, steering colum, steering wheel and hardwere. when only needing the electric motor. but at the junkyard i was able to get a 07 cobalt powersteering motor and everything for 75. and i didnt even have to take the part out but i did get to choose which cobalt it came out of. if you live in pinellas county fl go to starkey auto there the only ones who have cobalts in pinellas county.
Posted on Jul 07, 2009
This is a major problem and I too have reported the issue to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Please take the time and do the same. They can be contacted online at safercar.gov or BY PHONE: Call the Hotline, Monday-Friday 8am to 8pm at (888) 327-4236 , TTY:(800) 424-9153. Is anyone aware of a class action lawsuit?
Posted on Aug 17, 2009
For an '06, you should be under warranty by the dealer unless you bought it outright. Have the dealer look at it. There are a lot of problems with the Cobalt so check with the dealer about known defects and/or recalls.
Posted on Sep 13, 2008
On March 10 2010 General Motors/Chevrolet instituted a recall of 1.3 million compact cars. Many Chevy Cobalts are included in this recall. Call your GM dealer with your vin no. to see if your car is covered.
Posted on Aug 12, 2010
90% of these problems are caused by faulty CAN Bus connectors. To check Can bus problems 1.Disconnect battery 2. with digital ohm meter, probe pins 6 and 14 of data link connector under dash. Ohms reading should be in the 60-65 ohm range. 3. wiggle all can bus connectors. i.e. power steering module,TCM,BCM,PCM etc while watching ohm meter.Any sudden spikes in resistance or drop out identifies faulty connection.Clean connection with good contact cleaner then retest. I've repaired several of these issues this way. NOTE: all CAN bus wires are tan/tan with black stripe. hope this helps! Another tip...always check power steering module connection first..usually I don't have to go any further...
Posted on Aug 03, 2014
Any or all of these: Chimes sound, Power steering fails, Tach and speedometer erratic, clicking noises from center console, hard trans shifting, engine stalls when coming to a stop, dash-board warning lights flash/illuminate. DTC codes U2100 and P0700, (P0101 will appear if engine stalls multiple times)? Replacing my transmission control module solved all the above problems
Posted on Sep 27, 2014
Hi, I recently just purchased a cobalt ls 2006 from a friend. she had a recall when she owned it with the power steering and it was fixed. but was it a faulty? Lastnight on Christmas I experienced a stiff wheel and I wasn't able to turn left or right. The oil is good, everything is excellent. the engine light is on and I can't seem to figure out what it could be. from reviews I have read there is no way to fix this and it's unknown what it could be. I'm really upset with this seeing as I purchased it only two days ago and it was fine until lastnight. I have recall papers and everything. What could this be? and is it safe to drive it? will the stiff wheel happen while I am driving? help me please. I am upset. I have a feeling it is the steering pump which I'm going to look into. but I want advice..
Posted on Dec 26, 2013
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