• fb_100001538050947 avatar fb_100001538050947 Posted: 10/29/2012 4:30pm PDT

    My 2010 HHR is doing the same thing. ANYONE that is having this problem, PLEASE place a complaint with the following people and see if they will get a recall done for these bad power steering units before someone gets killed.
    1. socialmedia@gm.com
    2. sarah_grace@gmexpert.com
    3. https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/index.cfm

  • fb_1331613198 avatar Kristen Posted: 10/17/2012 5:40pm PDT

    I sent my '06 Cobalt to be fixed at the dealership, they said they fixed it. Then 2 years later power steering failure again. They must not have fixed it. Now they want me to pay for the repair. What a scam.

  • fb_100000753613971 avatar Mandy Posted: 10/3/2012 10:31am PDT

    My daughter purchased an '06 Cobalt not even a month ago. Steering wheel locked up on her Saturday morning while going around a curve. She ended up about 30' from the road and was pinned in between a lot of trees. Only by the grace of God she wasn't hurt. Totaled the car. Paid $1000.00 down payment on it, is there a class action lawsuit for this?

  • Used Cars Louisville Guy99 avatar Used Cars Louisville Guy99 Posted: 1/13/2012 8:57pm PST

    There are recalls from every vehicle manufacturer there is.

  • UsedCarsLouisvilleGuy99 avatar UsedCarsLouisvilleGuy99 Posted: 1/9/2012 4:02pm PST

    Recalls, recalls!! Is there any manufacturer that hasn't had a recall?

  • richard avatar Richard Posted: 1/9/2012 7:12pm PST

    Unfortunately, the answer is probably "no". Even the Chevy Sonic has had a recall, and it's only been out a few months.

  • joann avatar joann Posted: 8/23/2011 12:04pm PDT

    I took my pontiac G5 in for the power steering recall work and now the power steering rattles everytime I brake. The dealer tells me my car is out of warranty and the repair will be over $1000

  • juliec1159 avatar juliec1159 Posted: 9/10/2011 11:33am PDT

    Any problems with the ignition? My 2008 Cobalts key will not turn car off. Service wants 500.00 to repair.
    Is there a problem in the whole steering column?

  • fb_526672393 avatar Wendy Posted: 6/30/2011 9:33am PDT

    I own 2 2006 cobalts bought them second hand so knew nothing of the recall was having issues with one of the cars steering and a friend told me about the recall, called GM gave VIN's of the cars was told that there was and open recall on one of them. Took it to the dealer to have it replaced and am now being told I need to replace the steering gear and intermediate steering shaft approximatly $1700.00 do you think maybe this damage was caused by the power steering assist recall

  • rachel Posted: 5/18/2011 12:50pm PDT

    Back again. The dealership sent me home with my car in April, saying they couldnt find a problem. But, if I had another problem I was given a 1800 number to call for a tow truck and then they would fix it. Well, last Saturday I tried to leave my garage and ding ding powersteering came on immediately after I started my car. I called the number, the car went to the dealership. Now, they still can´t find a problem but I refuse to take it back until it gets fixed. They are sending the computer messages, etc to Mexico City at the Headquarters to see if an engineer can figure it out. I bought my car in Louisiana in 2006 (original owner) and now I live in Mexico.

  • Lisa Posted: 4/24/2011 5:02am PDT

    I have a 2006 Chevy Cobalt.I had this car for a bout 3 months was totally satisfied, then one day while driving home from work I heard this ding ding ding, and the power steering was flashing across the dash, then the t/c light started flashing, the check engine light came on and all of these crazy lights started flashing across my dash.My motor started to jerk all over the place. I immediately stop and shut the car down and restarted it and it was fine. It didn't seem to do it all the time. It just does it when it wants to.Now its starting to do it al the time. I took this car to the dealer when they sent me my recall paper and they said Quote""they fixed the problem". Well not hardly, now it does it all the time and i can't drive it.

  • Lisa Posted: 4/24/2011 4:55am PDT

    I have a 2006 Chevy Cobalt.I had this car for a bout 3 months was totally satisfied, then one day while driving home from work I heard this ding ding ding, and the power steering was flashing across the dash, then the t/c light started flashing, the check engine light came on and all of these crazy lights started flashing across my dash.My motor started to jerk all over the place. I immediately stop and shut the car down and restarted it and it was fine. It didn't seem to do it all the time. It just does it when it wants to.Now its starting to do it al the time. I took this car to the dealer when they sent me my recall paper and they said Quote""they fixed the problem". Well not hardly, now it does it all the time and i can't drive it.

  • rachel Posted: 4/7/2011 10:47am PDT

    I have a 2005 Chevy Cobalt. I began having problems within a week. I was driving about 45 mph and the message flashed ¨power failure¨. The entire car shut off instantly. I went from 45 to 2 mph in about 4 seconds. Powersteering has been constant drama. I had the motor replaced according to the recall in May 2010, and now 11 months later I have the same problems. Sometimes, when I drive I hear ding ding ding, but nothing appears on the dashboard. At other times, I hear ding ding and powersteering failure appears on the dashboard but I still have powersteering. 1.5 weeks ago I was trying to leave my garage and ding ding powersteering failure and this time I actually didnt have powersteering. Since then, it hasn´t happened. Today, the car is at the dealership, and they cannot find a problem.

  • Jean Posted: 3/16/2011 6:11pm PDT

    So a follow up to my last two posts in Jan/11, it is now March 16 and yet again I am having powersteering issues. I have horrendous grinding sounds and jerking when I am turning the wheel. I wish I had never had the powesteering motor repaced, it was fine til I had it fixed, this will now be trip number #3 to have it looked at again.

  • Mary Theresa Ruddy Posted: 1/26/2011 12:31pm PST

    My Daughter was driving a 2006 Chevy Cobalt when it flipped rolled burst into flames after ejecting her on to the highway and killed. We are not sure if Kelly was killed on impact. I contacted GM they sent three people to retrieve the Black box since GM took the black box they will not tell our family what led to Kelly's death.

  • kaylyn Posted: 1/23/2011 3:21pm PST

    i wish someone would hold G.M. accountable for the cobalt owners whos cars have been wreaked due to steering failure G.M. fixed the ones on the road but what about the ones who knew nothing about the recall and no diployment of air bags.the ones who have all paper work on the car.what is with the computer giving info data when the battery has been dead for at least 4 months? who is going to help us?

  • Jean Posted: 1/21/2011 12:02pm PST

    As a follow up to my last posting. I took it in today, gave them the history of last evenings events. The same mechanic who had done the initial install of the recalled power steering motor , looked at it again. I got a call 2hrs later saying it was ready. They had put in another power steering motor as they say that "warning message" only can mean this one part and as I had not had any problems before the recall was done , this must be the part. So I am home with my second installed motor free of course, fingers crossed this really is the problrm fixed.

  • Jean Posted: 1/20/2011 5:27pm PST

    I had my 2008 Pontiac G5 powersteering recall done two weeks ago (I had not had any powesteering problems prior to this) Now tonight the power steering warnig light came on and had no powersteering at all. Thank God I was just trying to turn in my driveway and was able to just steer to the curb. I am taking it back to dealer tomorrow morning - they better fix it FREE . I also have the problem with the signal indicators not making noise when they are on. I am not even venturing into having that looked at.The dealerships are offering so little money on this hehicle as a trade in that I am stuck with it til it dies for good.

  • ReeRee Posted: 12/30/2010 11:45am PST

    I have a 2006 HHR and today the the key would not come out of the ignition.. Drove it right to my mechanic and said it was the ignition cylinder and that it should be covered by GM. Gave me a print out sheet for a Technical Service Bulletin which states what it is and how to fix it. Reference # 09-02-35-005A. Goggled it and it comes up on a recall & recall new page. So I called my local GM dealer and they said it was only covered for 3yr, 36k. But they would be happy to replace it for around $500. I LOVE my car and refused to trade it in the last time the dealership wanted it. But I am rethinking that..it just wont be with GM...

  • kaylyn Posted: 12/27/2010 11:35am PST

    what is gm talking about when they say the steering problem happens after the warranty goes out what a crock i had problems in 07 8 months after i got the car (06) i have records for everything!!! on that car it was very well taken care of.of course they could not find anything wrong,hmmm imagine that!!! my steering went comlpeately out on march 30th 2010 and hit a tree head on and no air bags. the car is totaled and G.M. didn't find anything wrong.you know i have read and talked to others and A.S.E. certified mechanics and with the power assist being replaced several times on more than one car the talk is the steering column it self but it would be way to spendy to replace,so guess what the next cheapest part to replace is?the power assist, again...hmmmm well i still have my car and plant to hang on this for a little longer.is there anyone who has had this problem?if so e-mail me i am going to continue to seek a class action law suit against G.M. if anyone knows about one please e-mail me,in the mean time i am going to the media with this and maybe you will to if we can get enough consumers to make noise G.M. will have to do something.no matter what state you live you are protected under the consumer laws!! stand up for yourself and other cobalt owners thanks. kmarriew@gmail.com

  • phyllis simanek Posted: 12/17/2010 6:25pm PST

    jennee1973, i have '07 G5 that just hit 27,000, and had to replace brake pads and rotors. Not acceptable. The service dept at the dealer said they have never seen rotors needing replacement at this mileage. Guess they didn't read your blog.

  • Gary cal Posted: 12/3/2010 12:59pm PST

    Bought a used 2010 Cobalt 15,000 mi.on it. Dealer said it has been fixed. Can I tell if it has been fixed?

  • Concerned Mom Posted: 11/29/2010 10:28am PST

    Yes my daughter and her husband own an 2006 HHR, same prob. Suggested repair per GM is replace power steering motor $200, if that doesn't fix the prob then replace steering column $800. She is pregnant, can't afford to fix, can't trade. If an injury to her or baby, will definitely sue. Can we consider class action suit?

  • Debbie Posted: 10/12/2010 8:51am PDT

    I took my Pontiac G5 2007 in for the power steering recall the same day my air-bag light came on they said bring it back in and they would fix it free so I did the next day the light came back on now they said they didnt cause the problem and told me $600 to fix it

  • william Posted: 10/7/2010 7:29am PDT

    i have a 2005 chev cobalt ,after having recall work done on power steering motor ,the same thing happened the day it was taken from shop,while waiting for appointment to put it back in the steering failed all together ,this is my 19 yr old sons car ,i am lucky it happened while he was stopped ,can anything be done to warn people of the potential harm that can happen to them especially less experienced drivers

  • SC Posted: 6/14/2010 2:31pm PDT

    My 2006 HHR has the exact same power steering motor failure that the Cobalt does. How can they recall 1 & not the other when it is the exact same part?

  • Jesus Posted: 5/11/2010 2:32pm PDT

    same issue in my HHR, can someone please do somthing? the power steering is the same as G5 why HHR is not included at recall?

  • Lisa Posted: 4/20/2010 11:23am PDT

    I have a 2007 G5 which has about 75,000 miles and the problem started occurring just prior to the recall coming out. Has anyone heard when we might be receiving notification, so I can get my car fixed. I travel several miles a day and it is really difficult to handle.

  • Jenee1973 Posted: 4/19/2010 7:11pm PDT

    I have a 2007 Pontiac G5 GT. I have had nothing but problems since i bought this P.O.S. I had to have rotors turned at only 8,011 miles. Then had to have NEW rotors and brake pads on car at 27,000... Ive never even had to but brakes pads on any car i've ever owned.. This is my 1st GM car, and my LAST !!

  • April Posted: 4/19/2010 7:13am PDT

    I have a 2007 HHR with around 60,000. I started having power sterring issues about 6-8 months ago and often have to drive with no power steering at all. I loved my HHR when I first purchased it but now its just a pain in the butt. I can't afford to fix it and I shouldn't have to. I'm just curious as to why they haven't recalled it with the cobalt. I have seen hundreds and maybe even thousands of complaints about the HHR power steering. I don't think GM is being fair leaving the HHR out of the recall.

  • Carmelita Posted: 3/24/2010 4:46pm PDT

    I'm really thankful that GM is doing a recall, without it I couldn't afford the $450 the dealer wants to repair it.

  • Speed_Racer Posted: 3/11/2010 6:31am PST

    I own a 2008 G5 GT with 28K and have had 0 issues with the steering assist motor; As a previous person stated, GM does not have to do anything with those vehicles that are out of warranty; The fact that they are including them says a lot about integrity; they stand behind what they sell; Way to go GM!!

  • Steve Posted: 3/9/2010 11:01am PST

    I have a 2007 HHR 2LT that I bought new. The same weekend General Motors announced recalls of Cobalts and other GM models for power steering failures, my HHR began failing. It would fail, give a warning and chime, and would reset after turning the car off. My wife is refusing to drive it again unless fixed. However, when I contacted my dealer, they told me that the HHR is not included in the recall (or any current notice) and that I would personally be responsible for the cost of diagnostics and repair. I do not feel that GM has given adequate consideration to the HHR, which shares much of its technology with the Cobalt. At the very least, a failure should be covered if a full recall isn't issued.

  • Lindsey Posted: 3/5/2010 9:27am PST

    I leased a 2005 Pontiac Pursuit for 4 years from GM. During that time, I had 2 accidents while driving very slow on a residental road (approx. 10-20kms/hr) and both times it seemed as though when trying to turn, the car did not. I assumed it to be more me, or the road conditions. I have been driving for over 10 years and never had anything like this happen, maybe it had more to do with the power steering. Is there anyway to find out and is there anyway to get this off my insurance?

  • Adam Posted: 3/4/2010 5:41am PST

    Quit your crying! they are donig the right thing considering most of the cars are out of warranty, they dont have to do anything about it, but they are!! so shut up and quit complaining. If we didnt become so weak and need a machine to do our steering instead of us doing it this wouldnt happen. We are becoming weaker and weaker because of machines

  • ace Posted: 3/2/2010 7:00pm PST

    Just wondering when this bulletin hit the dealerships. Curious because a dealer north of me had a bunch they bought as a lot. They then were clearing them out last week really cheap, did they know already? Went through the same with an Alero lots of things wrong but outta warranty and covered recalls late.

  • larry a Posted: 3/2/2010 11:54am PST

    It only took 1132 complaints to determine there was a problem. So much for highway safety. It appears that the regulators winked at the problems with the Government Motor Company. What else can we expect? I cannot imagine if the government ran our health care program.

  • Cynthia Fitch Posted: 3/2/2010 10:42am PST

    I purchased an new '06 cobalt sedan for my daughter. 4 months ago she starting having problems with the power steering going out while she was driving. She found that if she turned off the car and restarted it the problem resolved...not good solution in highway traffic. Reported this to the dealer of purchase and they said they were aware of the problem and that it was a bad computer chip that was now out of warrenty and would be $360.00 to replace. Sounds like they already know how to fix the problem and they better figure how to avoid future problems with this safety issue.

  • Mark B. Posted: 3/2/2010 9:34am PST

    When is the Congressional Hearing scheduled for? Is obama going to take the stand? Good job GM a.k.a. "Government Motors"

  • Jim P. Posted: 3/2/2010 8:21am PST

    Ok, so should we now expect the illustrious legislators to have GM come aboard and walk the plank ala Toyota? Nope, didn't think so.