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Faulty chevy cobalt ignition

4 times in the past year, my childrens' 2008 chevy cobalt will not start.
the key goes into the ignition, but the steering wheel will not move, and the ignition will not 'turn over' the starter.
AND....I have just been told it will take 1 month to get parts replaced...
ONE MONTH!!!
NO WONDER GM IS IN TROUBLE.

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