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Key in 2008 cobalt......won't turn anything....second time this happened...smart key...tried spare smart key also

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The smart key signal receiver in the car may not be receiving the code right, or it may have changed the code for some freak reason. Regardless, take you car to the dealership, I assume you have done that the first time, and have them fix it again, be polite, but let them know you are not happy, and they may give you a break.

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