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Chevrolet Cobalt - Door Issues

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  • My locks keep locking and unlocking themselves constantly as I'm driving. I only have about 45,000 miles on my car. Took it to a shop and they said I probably needed a new battery. So I'm already $150 down, and the problem continues. Can anyone tell me what it is that needs to be fixed so the shop doesn't nickel and dime me to death trying different things before they figure it out! Or GM, is there a recall on this problem to where you can help me?? This is very frustrating!
  • I have a** 2005 Chevy Cobalt** with major door issues, The doors will not open... It first started with the drivers side door that would not open so I got in threw the passenger side door for a week because I didn't have the money to get it fix. Then the passenger door did the same thing within that same week while my entire family of 5 was in the car.

    We all had to climb threw the windows to get out of the car.

    THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE AND SHOULD BE RE-CALLED

    I did some research and I'm not the only one with the same problem.

    support@charleslgreen.com

  • meschmesch Posts: 1

    I have had an ongoing issue with my driver side door. I would push and pull to try to muscle the door open and no luck. I called the dealer and wanted to charge $85 to "look" at it. I found a forum on topix.com and found a group of people that found a way to open the door. Give the door a hit with open palm under the door handle. It opened easily right away. Might need to try a couple time if you don't hit the right spot right away. I don't know why it works and I didn't hear anything fall into place but it worked. Chevy service center = useless

  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America: I70 & I75Posts: 17,690

    @mesch said: Give the door a hit with open palm under the door handle.

     Is that hit on the inside of the door?
    

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  • araignearaigne Posts: 1

    My driver’s side car door on my 06 Chevy Cobalt won't open. I see a lot of other similar complaints about the handles not opening the doors. The lock mechanism works but the door won’t open. I took it to the Chevrolet service center and paid $113.35 just for them to look at it for an hour and for them to tell me it will cost $700-$800 more because of a faulty part in the door. This is disgusting and such a safety issue. I want to know why this hasn’t been issued in a recall and not just a TSB. I will not be recommending a company with such disregard to safety to anyone I care about.

  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,001

    Hi araigne,

    I'm sorry to hear that you are experiencing problems with your Cobalt's door. I understand that you have taken your vehicle to the dealership for this concern and I would like to take a further look into this for you. Please send us an email to socialmedia@gmail.com if our assistance is needed. Thank you.

    Kristen A. GM Customer Care

  • I too have just begun to have this same issue. I have an '06 Chevy Cobalt LS Coupe and it i now getting to the point that I am AFRAID of my car which I have loved for 5 years now. The door locks lock and unlock by themselves. I was actually LOCKED INSIDE my car yesterday UNTIL after about 25 times I finally got the door to open from the inside. I want something done about this issue. IT IS A SAFETY HAZARD, what is it going to take for them to fix it???? Someone, maybe even me get killed? Is there anything that we can do to fix the issue? I have been googling this problem for 3 hours now and have found NO Solution. I am afraid with this issue among the safety issues that my car COULD ACTUALLY be stolen while at work IF the door locks decide to UNLOCK themself. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America: I70 & I75Posts: 17,690

    @lifedreamer said: I have an '06 Chevy Cobalt LS Coupe and it i now getting to the point that I am AFRAID of my car which I have loved for 5 years now. The door locks lock and unlock by themselves. I was actually LOCKED INSIDE my car yesterday UNTIL after

    The fuse for the power doorlocks should be in the fuse panel on the passenger side of the console, below where the shifter lever is there is a panel to take out. On my 2008 the door locks fuse is #26. There should be a list of the fuses and the position and a diagram on the cover that you take off. Or it may be in the owner manual in the glovebox if you have that booklet.

    The locks are probably controlled by a body control module, which may be the problem.

    But I would try wiggling the fuse with the ignition key ON and the doors closed to see if there's a looseness there at the fuse or in the block of fuses itself causing a make and break condition.

    But this should stop getting you locked in. But you'll have to manually open or close the other doors as needed and the remote control will not work for the door locks/unlock on the car.

    Is there any chance the remote keyfob is causing the lock and unlock?

    And it's possible it might be related to the ignition switch having a bad connection on the contacts. But I would have to trace the circuit in my service manual and it's for a 2008, a different year which might have a different setup.

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  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America: I70 & I75Posts: 17,690

    @lifedreamer said: '06 Chevy Cobalt LS Coupe and it i now getting to the point that I am AFRAID of my car which I have loved for 5 years now. The door locks lock and unlock by themselves. I was actually LOCKED INSIDE my car yesterday UNTIL after about 25 times I finally got the door to open from the inside. I want something done about this issue.

    I looked for others who have had this. I found some and will link this one: http://www.yourcobalt.com/forums/problems-service/20816-my-car-going-crazy-unlocking-locking-itself.html. Someone said theirs was fixed by replacing the body control module, BCM.

    The module looks like it is also the location for the fuses that are inside the panel in the console on the passenger side. It's about $135 before shipping on rockauto.com. It's listed under electrical for 2006, Chevrolet, Cobalt, then electrical.

    In the sketch showing location in the console, it's part #7. The console probably comes off fairly easily. I do not know what all is involved in taking off other plugin pieces that are shown connected to the BCM and all. It would have to be done with the battery negative cable disconnected in the trunk if you or someone you know has a good deal of expertise in gently taking apart plastic pieces to get to it.

    I suggest doing some reading of other posts on internet. People describe this as the door locks going crazy which I remembered from reading Cobalt forums in the past.

    Good luck.

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  • Thank you so much for your ideas....will let you know if I find a solution!! :)

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