Recall Alert: 2005-2007 Chevrolet Cobalt, Pontiac G5


Vehicles Affected: General Motors is recalling 619,122 model-year 2005-2007 Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 compact cars

The Problem: The ignition switch where the key is inserted can become loose due to jarring effects from driving off-road or from a key ring carrying too much wait. This can lead to the switch moving out of the Run position, turning off the engine and most of the electrical components. In a crash, this could result in the airbags not deploying. There have been five crashes involving the defect where the airbags did not deploy, resulting in six fatalities. These incidents occurred off-road at high speeds. GM reports an additional 17 crashes where airbags did not deploy with non-fatal injuries.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the ignition switch, which should prevent unintentional key movement.

What Owners Should Do: General Motors is advising customers to remove “non-essential” items from their key rings but not to stop driving the cars. Owners can call GM at 800-521-7300, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to for more info.

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A. Non E. Mouse

From the article: "or from a key ring carrying too much wait. "

Spell and grammar check please. That should read "too much weight."

Did you voice transcribe this and then forget to proofread?


It's all about being first to publish the story, not about grammar and spelling.


"Spell and grammar check please. That should read "too much weight."

Did you voice transcribe this and then forget to proofread?"

You should totally ask for your money back.


Ford should do a recall to all the cars that have this terrible My FordTouch screen system.
Its freezing all the time and really driving all my family crazy.
if you wanna know more about what im talking, go here: currentlegalcases com


To Ben: I personally know one person who owned a Ford, he sued under the lemon law for that particular issue, ford was forced to buy it back. Consult with a good attorney that specialize in the field.


So you guys are not gonna fix the typo after all?


Wait, what is someone doing driving a cobalt at high speeds off road??? Did this sound fishy to anyone else?


Who cares about the petty safety concerns when BAD GRAMMER HAS BEEN USED HERE!!!


have a 2005 cobalt and ignition cut out we had a bad crash luckily I was the only one to get hurt Air bags didn't deploy we had No notice of recall .If we had the car wouldn't have been on the road until it was fixed!!


How about just learning how to drive.


I have three children, so to the above coment, if you think knowing how to drive is the problem here and the cause for concern regarding the safety of our loved ones then you are just a stupid arrogant f***er....


Should these recalls be due to operator incompetance, then whyo d many? I have an '07 Cobalt LT coupe and have been complaining about the ignition from the first day of purchase ZERO miles on it. GM is offering loaners - contact your dealer for details. IF you have a loaner, your vehicle gets on the priority list.


My 2005 Chevy cobalt.lost power steering while we were driving.
It also stays running far five minutes are so after ignition key is turned off.I also had an episode ware the car was unlocking and locking it self a hole day
I also have problems that when I lock my door and use the key to unlock the car goes into security mode alarm goes off and than car won't start


I got this recall done on my car. Ever since the Switch has taken place my car looses power. No power steering my guages get all screwed up. Driving on the hwy @ 60 mph I had no breaks no power steering and I had to use the E brake to stop my car during rush hour traffic. I am kicking myself for doing the recall. I do not want to drive this car anymore I am too scared to drive this car.


Chevrolet put my wife and I in a loaner car from Enterprise for 3 months while our 2005 Chevy Cobalt was being serviced for the ignition switch recall (free of charge for rental and recall repair). We have the car back and it seems to be doing great.

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