First year sales exceeded 93,000 through June 2006. Was shopping shut car off and car would not start again call for service and was told car would not detect new keys now, car back at dealers. This part goes from the top of the shifter to the bottom of the gear selector and holds the control pin in position, which in turn, activates the micro switch to release the keys. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the ignition switch was defective. There was also a strange noise coming from the front suspension, but the dealer was unable to pinpoint the problem. While turning power steering stopped working and almost caused an accident.
The failure and the current mileages were 60,000. I was called today and had with a very confusing conversation with the service manager. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The approximate failure mileage was unknown. This condition was remedied by pushing the gear selector hard into park for a while. Had to drive out of state, and it would go in and out. The fire department stated that the fire originated from the battery compartment, located directly above the fuel system.
That is fine for the vehicles in warranty, but the other thousands upon thousands of ones they wont fix because they said there is no recall as of now. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who was currently working on a diagnosis. The manufacturer was not notified. These changes increase horsepower slightly and retain similar fuel economy. The failure and current mileages were 38,000. It just took me by surprise and with a good effort for me, I made the turn.
It is a shift lever issue. The dealer does not know the cause of the failure or the remedy. A few days later the interior lights got real dim and would not get brighter unless I turned the auto lights off. The failure mileage was 26,000. In order to stop the engine from running, the battery was disconnected and the fuel pump fuse was disengaged. At 68,000 miles, a metal skid plate had fallen from underneath the vehicle.
The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. Anecdotal evidence indicates this problem occurs across Hhr and cobalt platforms. The contact had the vehicle towed to the dealer and was told that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The failure and current mileage was 44,000. I called Chevrolet customer service and was told that recall parts could not be expedited. All the electrical stay on, I have only owned this car for 3 months. The dealer and manufacturer were not notified.
Tire pressure monitoring system now standard except in Canada. The vehicle was not repaired. Today is Monday, may 23, 2011 and the keys are still in the car. The steering column with module must be replaced. After ten minutes, she was able to remove the key from the ignition, but the vehicle would not start once she inserted the key again.
Lucky for me there was a dealer open and I drove the car to them. The dealer replaced the ignition lock cylinder. There were no recalls related to the failure. The failure mileage was 45,000. So now I am writing to you and I will also write the to the better business bureau too and see if there is any help for me at all.
Then total failure came when no amount of pushing the gear selector hard into park would allow the key to be removed. Our keys have been stuck since satuday, may 21, 2011. This happens everythime that I try to turn off my car now, which is at least about ten times daily. Dealership couldn't fit me in for 5 days. Because of this car can be put in gear or neutral without starting.
The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The contact stated that after a long drive, the vehicle started to have a very strange smell and the contact felt sick. But is rampant on the internet, and my personal dealer said they have had to fix a lot of Hhr's and cobalt gearshifts. The manufacturer was notified and the contact is waiting for an investigator to inspect the vehicle. A few later, the consumer was unable to turn the vehicle off.