Got my car back.... they waived the so called deductible as a "goodwill gesture", so it didn't cost me a dime. They were very nice about it though, to tell the truth. I haven't dealt with them very much in the past although I leased an Ion when they first appeared on the market through the same dealer network and had that car back to them a time or two during the three years I had it (the neutral safety switch was the main culprit with that one and I ended up fixing that myself!!).
In any case the problem with my Cobalt was a corroded steering shaft and the lower u-joint was seized. They installed a new shaft/kit. Its nice to have that recall looked after as well.
Case closed. Hopefully ;)
Now onto that encoder motor on the Avalanche - that, on the other hand, is not going to be a freebie... :(
Last edited by Jet A-1; 03-11-2011 at 11:38 AM.