I have a 2008 Chevy cobalt It won't move either in drive or reverse unless I Rev it to 3000 rpm


Asked by Jun 29, 2014 at 11:21 AM about the 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

10 Answers


http://www.motortrend.com/cars/2008/chevrolet/cobalt/recalls/ -- sorry but just have to ask. Have you had all the recalls done on your car? If not please take it to your dealer ASAP. Serious injury or death can occur with this vehicle if recalled items are not addressed promptly.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

No I just bought from a used car dealer about 2 moths ago maybe

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

I would call your local dealer and get them to run your vin number. This should let them know what all you need repaired for recalls

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

K thank you dadyon

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

There were sure a lot of recalls on the 2008 Cobalt, several involving ignition switch

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

What any of this has to do with a transmission problem I have no idea. Get a grip people. Meanwhile... sounds like your transmission is quite likely done. Check the fluid. It should be at or near the full mark and should be a pinkish color and not smell burnt. If its low, as in not showing on the dipstick, fill it up. However this is only a temporary fix. Transmission levels normally don't go down unless there is a leak or some other problem. I would take it straight to a reputable transmission shop and get it evaluated. Transmissions never fix themselves and the longer you wait, the more expensive it tends to get.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


2 of 2 people found this helpful.

LOL No, that is totally untrue. If you did your homework you would know that the only thing that needs to be done to make the ignition safe in she short term is to remove all unnecessary key, fobs, etc. from the key chain so movement won't pull a faulty ignition into the off position unexpectedly. GM has sent me three reminders to do this while we have all been waiting for parts to become available as I'm sure they have done for all Cobalt owners. I got a notice from my local dealership last week saying they now have parts on hand so I'll be getting mine fixed soon, and I'm assuming most other parts of North America are in the same boat. Don't yell, you'll strain your virtual vocal cords. :) I marked your post as helpful to help your score.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Ok I see your point and I did my homework but did not trust the temp fix. And i do not feel good about giving any one advise to remove extra keys to keep from getting seriously injured or killed if vehicle acts up anyway. In my opinion removing the extra keys is only thier way of trying to make you feel safe while you have to wait on parts. I am glad they are trying to make this right with thier customers. And so sorry for the caps but it gets my goat when I feel safety is not being put first priority. I see now that that's not what you were doing. Drive safe.


Thank-you. I appreciate your reply.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 06 Cobalt Rough Idle/Stall when stopping or quick deceleration 52 answers

    Hello All, Here is the problem I have. 06 Cobalt LT 2.2l 103065 Miles When decelerating on the freeway to come to a virtual stop for traffic, when stopping at a stop light, when pulling out of the ...

    2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LT


    Maintenance & Repair

  • Why is my 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt stalling so much when I drive it? 39 answers

    Here's the problem I am having: When I stop for a red light, when I stop at a stop sign, when I pull out into the highway or road, when I pull into a parking space it stalls.The RPM goes way,way down ...

    2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LS


    Maintenance & Repair

  • my 2010 chevy cobalt will not move in low 1 low 2 or reverse 1 answer

    while putting in reverse the rpms will rev up to 1500 and thats all car does not move,same for low gears.drive runs ok a little sluggish but driveable. i changed fluid and filter,replaced pressure sol...

    2010 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Coupe


    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2009 Chevy Cobalt stalling 2 answers

    My fianc├ęs car has been stalling, but not in a normal way. The other day we were driving and as he made a left hand turn the car stalled out and the only reason we were moving was from momentum. Th...

    2009 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Coupe


    Maintenance & Repair

  • RPM needle moves up and down while I'm stopped at a red light. 1 answer

    Why does my 2008 Cobalt RPM needle move up to 20 then 30 and back down. This happened while I was stopped at a red light with my foot on the brake. After the light turned green, the car felt jerky a...

    2008 Chevrolet Cobalt




Looking for a Used Cobalt in your area?

CarGurus has 3,848 nationwide Cobalt listings starting at $1,799.


Search Chevrolet Cobalt Questions

Chevrolet Cobalt Experts

#1 lightGear
Reputation 1,140
#2 dandyoun
Reputation 930
#3 munron
Reputation 910
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic
656 Great Deals out of 88,603 listings starting at $995
Used Chevrolet Malibu
950 Great Deals out of 79,654 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Focus
546 Great Deals out of 57,171 listings starting at $1,095
Used Ford Mustang
472 Great Deals out of 45,735 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chevrolet Impala
521 Great Deals out of 31,725 listings starting at $1,450
Used Honda Accord
813 Great Deals out of 84,287 listings starting at $1,050
Used Dodge Charger
407 Great Deals out of 28,172 listings starting at $1,988
Used Nissan Altima
1,033 Great Deals out of 81,564 listings starting at $1,200
Used Honda Civic Coupe
187 Great Deals out of 16,850 listings starting at $800
Used Toyota Corolla
785 Great Deals out of 73,830 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Fusion
1,120 Great Deals out of 83,259 listings starting at $998

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.