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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 12-13-2009, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
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Well as i have stated in the past I have a pre owned 2009 Chevy Cabolt LT.
First problem that was fixed was had the steering shaft snap while driving it on the highway. Then had a time with an air bag light that would not turn off. Then had the problem with MPG . That is still up in the air for I found that there is gas with out ethanol by Gulf. But now it is 17 MPG. WOW
Now we have another problem and the car only has 22,200 miles on it . I find that now when I go up hills I have the oder of exhaust inside the car. And turn on the heater and it is like there is an exhaust pipe inside the car. I have noticed it in the past when ever I was behind someone I would smell there exhaust. And with having two other car that I never had that problem I knew there was something wrong.
But like the bandage the dealer placed on the MPG due to ethanol I feel that they will once again blow it off and tell me to drive with the windows open. So I have not had it back to the dealer to be checked.
Any one here have any idea on how I should go about having it tested so that when I do go back to the dealer I will have some way of proving what i am tell them.
As for the lemon law I was told that only applys to new car purchase and it has to be the same thing over an over again. Because this was a pre owned with 19,696 on it when I got it that law dose not apply to this car.
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u need to check and see if it has been wrecked, that is what it sounds like to me
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post #4 of 42 (permalink) Old 12-13-2009, 06:44 PM
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dosn't your car have a 5 year 100,000 mile warranty???

my 05 cobalt is doing fine, i bought it on november 28th 2009 with 77K miles on it and 2 previous owners.

today my friend tried to open the front door and it wouldn't open we locked the car, then unlocked it, then repeated until it would open.

The gas mileage thing on the dash says i get around 22-25 mpg but i only drive on city streets and it says my average speed is 30. so it sound about right but i wish it was more.

i have no warranty but sense it will probually be some what cheap, i might get one for a couple years so when i sell it the buyer can have something to look at.

i suggest that you get one too, could be a waist of money, could be a life saver, but either way it is a gamble. do some research and develope your own opinion; but if you do get it and you sell, that will make the buyer by it fast as hell.
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thats weird cuz i have an 06 with 42,000 on it and i have no problems
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I dont understand. BRING it to the dealer and B*TCH B*TCH B*TCH. Until you get what you want. the car still has warranty, they have to frigin fix it. make them find the problem, or have another trusted mechanic find the problem as a second opinion and present it to them. Bug them, follow up on it until it is fixed. Call GM headquarters if you have to. My new 09 has no problems so far but as soon as I find the smallest thing, it"s back to the dealer i go and fixed like new until my warranty is up. Fight for it man dont be soft. Or else it will cost you money.
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i just got my 05 ls from a local dealer on tuesday and ive been smelling a rough odor like burnt rubber. a dealer told me it was a freshly clean car smell. id smelt this on my old school bus. so i knew it wasnt that. and then tonight my check engine light came on. so i took it to autozone and checked the code and he said its probally a problem with the fuel injector...the car has 54k miles on it and has more problems now than my 94 pathfinder did with 180k. great car with a lot of good qualities... but i just wanna drive the damn thing but now its gonna be in a shop for a good couple days.

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That is still up in the air for I found that there is gas with out ethanol by Gulf. But now it is 17 MPG. WOW

Using E10 ethanol will not cause this. You have a big problem... U did not put E85 in your car did you?


Now we have another problem and the car only has 22,200 miles on it .

Chevy's warranty on your car is transferable, and you still have it, but you will have to fight them every step of the way.


I find that now when I go up hills I have the oder of exhaust inside the car. And turn on the heater and it is like there is an exhaust pipe inside the car. I have noticed it in the past when ever I was behind someone I would smell there exhaust. And with having two other car that I never had that problem I knew there was something wrong.


You MUST take it back NOW. If you have exhaust coming in the car you have carbon monoxide coming in the car, and that crap is lethal!!!


But like the bandage the dealer placed on the MPG due to ethanol I feel that they will once again blow it off and tell me to drive with the windows open. So I have not had it back to the dealer to be checked.


I hate to say this, but you may have to threaten to sue them. I really hate doing this, but you bought a car still under warranty for a reason.

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Yes, they have to fix it. I would call the headquarters and complain. If that doesnt do anything then I guess you would have to sue them.
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