I have been hoping to find a Cobalt forum for some time now as my fiance has a fairly new Cobalt. Unfortunately, now I found one right on time, as we have a pretty wet problem
I hope someone here may be able to help us...
This last Saturday, TS Hannah came through our area and dropped a good 24 hours of heavy rain. We had to be at an appointment that afternoon, so we braved the storm. We drove through some significant water... nothing considered flooding, but enough to cause those huge splashes and that slight hydroplane effect when driving through water that isn't draining down the storm drains quick enough.
By the afternoon, the sky was blue as Hannah went north. When she was driving home, however, she could hear water swishing back and forth when turning the corner. When going uphill, water came out from under the glovebox area (where the black cylinder - fan? - is located on the passenger side by one's feet.)
She laid some towels down to absorb the water. Today (Monday) it happened again.
Is it possible that the water on the road got up into the car and is sitting in there somewhere? Maybe the water drains out when her car is on an incline like a hill?
Her Cobalt is only just over a year old - she bought it new in June 2007 and it only has about 12k miles. Surely its still under warranty?
What can we look for re: the water? Should we be worried? Does anyone know where the water might be sitting? Does it make sense that its a result of higher water on the road, or is it something else with a strange coincidence?
We appreciate anyone's feedback, which might help us before we run to the dealership. And thanks for the opportunity for being able to say hi as a newbie