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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-15-2010, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
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Powersteering Crash, Now What?

so yeah my bro(who knows nothing about cars) was coming hom from work tonight in the familys cobalt (I just got in) and he was coming around a 90Deg corner when he said "all of the sudden the steering wheel went stiff I couldn't move it" and he was shaking and all worked up he didnt know what happend.. lol he thought a stick was jammed in the wheel

So yeah he smashed a curb with the front wheel sideways and the whole assembly on the pass-side frnt is all busted, the wheel had the craziest camber you'd ever seen.

so anyhow the ******* off a towtruck driver took it to the stealership now. he was like "haha another piece of shit cobalt off the road" I wanted to kill him.

Question is, should we harass GM to pay for the damage? afterall it was a powersteering malfunction that THEY KNEW ABOUT, I think they should, hell if it was a busy intersection it could have been a lot worse right?

What do you guys think?

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I just got off the phone with my dad and he said the ps letter was for our malibu, NOT THE COBALT, so we didnt recieve a letter about it


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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-15-2010, 08:13 PM
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well im sure he got a recall in the mail and he should have went out and got it fixed

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I just got mine and its going in on Wednesday. But glad everyone is ok! Thats truly all that matters.

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What? no? he has a date for when he's supposed to bring it into the dealership, I tried to just waltz on in to with my car after getting a letter to get it fixed ahead of time to before my date and they sent me back.

yeah everyones ok thats good I know, but moneys tight and this doesnt look cheap BY ANY MEANS to fix.

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I would def get on the dealer about it and ask them who to appeal to in order to get GM to fix it.

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Steering wheel shouldn't have gone stiff - it just turns into manual steering mode - which, when you're moving, doesn't really affect it. Unless it locked the wheels. It's possible the FWD-ness just understeered.

Regardless, if it was 100% a PS problem, tell the dealer to fix that shit.

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again I know how to drive without P/S, but my bro never experienced that before and he was makign a left through an intersection and he said "the steering went numb" sounds like P/S to me.

So were waiting for a call from the dealer, the **** head Tow jockey dropped it off there, I was not in the mood to go with him.

But like I said my dads been selling cars there forever and they wont **** him around.



well the dealer called my dad and said it would be a 3.5-4thousand dollar repair!!!! and hes callin GM Legal about it, so we'll see, my brother has such a bad bruise on his head from smacking his head off the steering wheel, thank god it was a quiet intersection :S .


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Check here to see if your cobalt qualified for the recall:

https://www.yourcobalt.com/forums/rec...l-10023-a.html

It may explain whether or not you should've you got the letter or not.



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well no codes came up, were ****ed, o well when ur already in debt theres not much moree to loose is there

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