GM just sent me a letter about my 2006 Chevy Cobalt. It has been recalled. Again.
This makes recall #5.
I’ve never heard of such a thing. Can anyone in my audience come even close to FIVE recalls????
Recall 14115: “Your vehicle equipped with Electric Power Steering (EPS) may experience a sudden loss of power steering assist that could occur at any time while driving. If the power steering assist is lost. . . . steering control can be maintained . . .. but would require greater driver effort . . . which could result in an increased risk of a crash.”
I told my mechanic we should know the names of each others children by now. As soon as I can get up Monday (February 2, 2015) I’ll give my car over for a few hours.
Meanwhile, I looked up my car on the Internet. One article lists AT LEAST SIX RECALLS for this model. “Since 2003, Cobalt’s have experienced approximately 9 recall(s) due to hazards with various components, including the electric power assist system, switch, column shift, structure and headlights,” I haven’t been notified of the one that reads, “April 10, 2014 – In the affected vehicles, the key can be removed from the ignition when the ignition is not in the “Off” position. . . . If the key can be removed from the ignition when the ignition is not in the “off” position, the vehicle could roll away . . . This potential for rollaway increases the risk for a crash and occupant or pedestrian injuries.”
My five recalls, SO FAR:
1. (most famous) a faulty ignition switch. If it doesn’t work, the steering mechanism and airbags could turn off.
2. replace lock cylinder
3. Leaking fuel module/pump
4. transmission shifter may not properly transmit an electrical signal that allows the ignition key to be turned counter-clockwise past the accessory mode to the LOCK position (not applicable to my specific car).
5. loss of power steering assist
Geez. Enough is enough.