2007 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner's Manual

2007 Chevrolet Cobalt Manual

2007 Chevrolet Cobalt manual table of contents:

  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 1
    2007 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Manual Seats and Restraint Systems ...7 Front Seats ...9 Rear Seats ...16 Safety Belts ...18 Child Restraints ...40 Airbag System ...66 Restraint System Check ...82 Features and Controls ...85 Keys ...87 Doors and Locks ...96 Windows ...102 Theft-Deterrent Systems ......
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    Service and Appearance Care ...Service ...Fuel ...Checking Things Under the Hood ...Headlamp Aiming ...Bulb Replacement ...Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement ...Tires ...Appearance Care ...Vehicle Identification ...Electrical System ...Capacities and Specifications ... 271 274 276 282 ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    ... offered or your vehicle may have been ordered without a front passenger or rear seats. GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, CHEVROLET, the CHEVROLET Emblem, and the name COBALT are registered trademarks of General Motors Corporation. This manual includes the latest information at the time ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    ... read these cautions. If you do not, you or others could be hurt. You ...Index A good place to quickly locate information about the vehicle is the Index in the back of the manual. It is an alphabetical list ... number of safety cautions in this book. We use a box and the word CAUTION to tell about things ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    Vehicle Damage Warnings Also, in this manual you will find these notices: Notice: These mean there... can damage the vehicle. Many times, this damage would not be covered by your vehicle's warranty, and it could... to help avoid the damage. When you read other manuals, you might see CAUTION and NOTICE ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 6
    These are some examples of symbols that may be found on the vehicle: 6
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    ... Belt Use During Pregnancy ...32 Right Front Passenger Position ...32 Rear Seat Passengers ...33 Rear Safety ... a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position ...59 Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position ...62 Front Seats ...9 Manual Seats ...9 Driver Seat Height Adjuster ...10 Manual...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems Passenger Sensing System ...75 Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle ...80 Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-...Vehicle ...81 Restraint System Check ...82 Checking the Restraint Systems ...82 Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash ...83 Airbag System ...66...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    Front Seats Manual Seats {CAUTION: You can lose control of the vehicle if you try to adjust a manual ...not want to. Adjust the driver's seat only when the vehicle is not moving. Lift the bar located under the front of the seat to unlock it. Slide the seat to where you want it and release the bar. ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    Driver Seat Height Adjuster Manual Lumbar If your vehicle has this feature, the knob is located on the front of the driver seat lower cushion on the inboard side. Turn the knob clockwise or counterclockwise to increase or decrease the lumbar support. ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    Heated Seats Your vehicle may have heated front seats. The switches are located on the instrument panel above the climate control system. Press the side of the switch with the double indicator lights to turn on the heated seat at the highest setting. ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    ...Your seats have manual reclining seatbacks. The lever used to operate them is located on the outboard ... moving. {CAUTION: If the seatback is not locked, it could move forward in a sudden stop ... push and pull on the seatback to be sure it is locked. To recline the seatback, do the following: 1. Lift ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ... you are reclined like this. The shoulder belt cannot do its job because it will not be against your body. Instead, it will be in front of you. In a crash, you could go into it, receiving neck or other injuries. The lap belt cannot do its job either...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    Head Restraints Pull the head restraint up to raise it. To lower the head restraint, press the button, located on the top of the seatback, and push the restraint down. Adjust the head restraint so that the top of the restraint is at the same height as the top of the occupant's head. This ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    ...do the following: {CAUTION: If the easy entry right front seat is not locked, it can move. In a sudden stop or crash, the... person sitting there. Always push and pull on the seatback to be sure it is locked. The front passenger seat can be used to easily get in and out of the rear seat. 1. Push down...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    ... seatback, follow these steps: Notice: Folding a rear seat with the safety belts still fastened may ... their normal stowed position before folding a rear seat. 2. Once the handle is pulled, the seatback ... Open the trunk and pull one or both of the small handles located in the center of the trunk. 16
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    ...you hear a click. Push and pull on the seatback to be sure it is locked into place. {CAUTION: A safety belt that is improperly routed, not properly attached, or ..., and are not twisted. {CAUTION: If the seatback is not locked, it could move forward in a sudden stop or crash. That...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    ... {CAUTION: Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone This part of the manual tells you how to use safety belts properly. ...also tells you some things you should not do with safety belts. It is extremely dangerous to ... more likely to be seriously injured or killed. Do not allow people to ride in any area of ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    ... can be so serious that even buckled up, a person would not survive. But most crashes are in between. In many of ... buckling up does matter...a lot! Why Safety Belts Work When you ride in or on anything, you go as fast as it goes. Take the simplest vehicle. Suppose it is just a seat on wheels. 19
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    Put someone on it. Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider does not stop. 20
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    The person keeps going until stopped by something. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield... or the instrument panel... 21
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    ... belts make such good sense. A: Airbags are supplemental systems only; so they work with safety belts - not instead of them. Every airbag system ever offered for sale has required the use of safety belts. Even if you are in a vehicle that ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    ...Safety Belts Properly This part is only for people of adult size. Be aware that there are special things to know about ..., but if you are in an accident - even one that is not your fault - you and your passengers can be hurt. Being a good driver does not protect you from things beyond your control...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    .... Here is how to wear it properly. 1. Close and lock the door. 2. Adjust the seat so you... in the Index. The lap-shoulder belt may lock if you pull the belt across... to make sure it is secure. If the belt is not long enough, see Safety Belt... and pull the belt across you. Do not let it get twisted. 24...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    ... or even fatal injuries. The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces. The safety belt locks if there is a sudden stop or crash. 25
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    .... In a crash, you would move forward too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body. A: The shoulder belt is too loose. It will not give nearly as much protection this way. 26
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    .... In a crash, you could slide under the lap belt and apply force at your abdomen. This could cause serious or even fatal injuries. The lap belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the thighs. A: The lap belt is too loose. It will not give nearly as much protection this way. 27
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    ... your belt is buckled in the wrong place like this. In a crash, the belt would go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at the pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries. Always buckle your belt into the buckle nearest you. A: The belt is buckled in the wrong place...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    ... injured if you wear the shoulder belt under your arm. In a crash, your body would move too far forward, which would increase the chance of ... injury. Also, the belt would apply too much force to the ribs, which are not as strong as shoulder bones. You could also severely injure internal organs like ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    ...? {CAUTION: You can be seriously injured by a twisted belt. In a crash, you would not have the full width of the belt to spread impact forces. If a belt is twisted, make it straight so it can work properly, or ask your dealer to fix it. A: The belt is twisted across the body. 30
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    ... be away from your face and neck, but not falling off your shoulder. Improper shoulder belt ... adjuster up just by pushing up on the shoulder belt guide. To unlatch the belt, push the button on the buckle. The ... it down without pressing the release button to make sure it has locked into position. 31
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    ... For pregnant women, as for anyone, the key to making safety belts effective is wearing them properly. Right Front Passenger Position To learn how to wear the right front ... Driver Position on page 24. The right front passenger's safety belt works the same way as the driver's safety ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    ... hurt more often in crashes than those who are wearing safety belts. Rear passengers who are not safety belted can be thrown out of the vehicle in ... up the latch plate and pull the belt across you. Do not let it get twisted. The shoulder belt may lock if you pull the belt across you very quickly. If ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ... latch plate to make sure it is secure. When the shoulder belt is pulled out all the way, it will lock. If it does, let it go back all the way and start again. If the belt is not long enough, see Safety Belt Extender on page 39. Make sure the release button on ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    ... the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces. The safety belt locks if there is a sudden stop or a crash. {CAUTION: You... could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body. The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ... belt away from the neck and head. There is one guide for each outboard passenger position in the rear seat. Here is how to install a ...push the button on the buckle. 1. Pull the elastic cord out from between the edge of the seatback and the interior body to remove the guide from its storage clip. 36
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    ... belt. The elastic cord must be under the belt. Then, place the guide over the belt and insert the two edges of the belt into the slots of the guide. 3. Be sure that the belt is not twisted and it lies flat. The elastic cord must be under the belt and the guide on top. 37
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ... shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces... shoulder belt crosses the shoulder. To remove and store the comfort guide, squeeze the belt edges ...slide them in between the seatback and the interior body, leaving only the loop of the elastic cord ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ... safety belt pretensioners for the driver and right front passenger. Although you cannot see ... parts for your safety belt system. See Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash on...attach it to the regular safety belt. For more information see the instruction sheet that comes with the extender. 39
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    ... in a crash. According to accident statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seating positions than in the front seating positions. In a crash, children who are not buckled up can strike other people who are ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ...the center of the vehicle. Also see Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides on page 36. If the ... child's shoulder, so that in a crash the child's upper body would have the restraint that belts provide. {... children are wearing the same belt. The belt can not properly spread the impact forces. In a crash, ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    {CAUTION: Never do this. Here a child is sitting in a seat that has a lap-shoulder belt, but the shoulder part is behind the child. If the child wears the belt in this way, in a crash the child might slide under the belt. The belt's force would then be applied right on the child's abdomen. That...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    ... Neither the distance traveled nor the age and size of the traveler changes the need, for everyone, to use safety restraints. In fact, the law in every state in the ...the protection provided by appropriate restraints. Young children should not use the vehicle's adult safety belts alone, ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ...: People should never hold a baby in their arms while riding in a vehicle. A baby does not weigh much - until a crash. During a crash a baby will become so heavy it is not possible to hold it. For example, in a crash at only 25 mph (40 km/h), a 12 lb ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ... any airbag when it inflates can be seriously injured or killed. Airbags plus lap-shoulder belts offer protection for adults and older children, but not for young children and infants. Neither the vehicle's safety belt system nor its airbag system is designed for them. Young children and infants ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ... so much compared with the rest of its body. In a crash, an infant in a rear-facing seat settles... restraint should take into consideration not only the child's weight, height, and... vehicle safety standards. The restraint manufacturer's instructions that come with the restraint state the weight and...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    Child Restraint Systems {CAUTION: The body structure of a young child is quite unlike that of an adult ... small that the vehicle's regular safety belt may not remain low on the hip bones, as it should..... In a crash, the belt would apply force on a body area that is unprotected by any bony structure....
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ... place and, in a crash, acts to keep the infant positioned in the restraint. A forward-facing child seat (C-E) provides restraint for the child's body with the harness and also sometimes with surfaces such as T-shaped or shelf-like shields. ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ... belt positioner, and some high-back booster seats have a five-point harness. A booster seat can also help a child to see out the ... saying that it meets federal motor vehicle safety standards. Then follow the instructions for the restraint. You may find these instructions on the restraint itself or...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ...on the restraint itself or in a booklet, or both, and to this manual. The child restraint instructions are important, so if they are not available, obtain a replacement copy from the manufacturer. Keep in mind that an unsecured child restraint can move ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    ... pad which rests low against the child's body. A shelf- or armrest-type shield has ... important to refer to the instructions that come with the restraint. A child can be endangered in a crash if the child is not ... are safer if they are restrained in the rear rather than the front seat. We recommend ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    ...-facing child seat in the front." This is because the risk to the rear-facing child is so great,... if the right front passenger's airbag inflates. This is because the back of the rear-facing ... the front passenger seat as far back as it will go. It is better to secure the child restraint in a rear ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ... the instructions that came with that restraint, and also the instructions in this manual. When installing a child restraint with a top tether, you must ... LATCH attachments. The child restraint manufacturer will provide you with instructions on how to use the child restraint and its attachments. The ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    ... also have a top tether. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for your child restraint. If the child restraint does not have a top tether,...for many child restraints. Ask the child restraint manufacturer whether or not a kit is available. A top tether (A, C) anchors the top of ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    ... the top tether anchor symbol is located on the trim cover. Do not secure a child restraint in the right front passenger's position if a national ... show that children are safer if they are restrained in the rear rather than the front seat. See Where to Put the Restraint on ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ...-type child restraint is properly installed using the anchors, or use the vehicle's safety belts to secure the restraint, following the instructions that came with that restraint, and also the instructions in this manual. 56
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ... all the way out of the retractor to set the lock, if your vehicle has one,... has been installed. Be sure to follow the instructions of the child restraint manufacturer. Notice: Contact ... to your child restraint manufacturer instructions and the instructions in this manual. 1.1. Find the lower anchors ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    ...the top tether anchor, if equipped. Refer to the child restraint instructions and the following steps: 2.1. Find the top tether anchor. ... the top tether according to your child restraint instructions and the following instructions: If the position you are using does not have a head restraint and you ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    ... belt to secure the child restraint in this position. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child in the child...vehicle's safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. 3. Push and pull the child restraint...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    3. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 4. Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the way out of the retractor to set the lock. 60
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ...attach and tighten the top tether to the top tether anchor. Refer to the instructions that came with the child restraint and see Lower Anchors and Tethers... and pull the child restraint in different directions to be sure it is secure. To remove the child restraint, if the top tether is attached to the...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    ... Position Your vehicle has a right front passenger's airbag. A rear seat is a safer place ... designed to turn off the right front passenger's frontal airbag when an infant in a rear-facing infant ...rear-facing child seat in the front." This is because the risk to the rear-facing child is so great,...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ...no top tether anchor at the right front seating position. Do not secure a child restraint in ... child restraint when and as the instructions say. 1. Your vehicle has a right front passenger's frontal airbag... See Manual Seats on page 9. When the passenger sensing system has turned off the right front ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ... of the vehicle's safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. 5. Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the way out of the retractor to set the lock. 4. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is positioned so you ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    ...the child in the child restraint in a rear seat position in the vehicle and check with your dealer. To remove the child restraint, just unbuckle ... you tighten the belt. You should not be able to pull more of the belt from the retractor once the lock has been set. 7. Push and pull the child restraint ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    ... airbag for the driver and a frontal airbag for the right front passenger. Your vehicle may also have ... seated directly behind the driver and for the right front passenger and the passenger seated directly behind .... All airbags are designed to work with safety belts but do not replace them. CAUTION: (...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    .... Occupants should not lean on or sleep against the door. Frontal airbags for the driver and right front passenger are designed to deploy in moderate to severe frontal and... of your vehicle. They are not designed to inflate in frontal, in rollover or in rear crashes. Everyone in your...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    .... Airbags plus lap-shoulder belts offer the best protection for adults, but not for young children and infants. Neither the vehicle's safety belt system ... system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. See Airbag Readiness Light on page 163 for more information. 68...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    Where Are the Airbags? The right front passenger's frontal airbag is in the instrument panel on the passenger's side. The driver's frontal airbag is in the middle of the steering wheel. 69
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    ... in the ceiling above the side windows. If your vehicle has a roof-mounted side impact airbag for the right front passenger and the person directly behind that passenger, it is located in the ceiling above the side windows. 70
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    ... between an occupant and an airbag, and do not attach or put anything on the steering wheel hub or on or near any other airbag covering. And, if ...inflating airbag must be kept clear. The driver's and right front passenger's frontal airbags are designed to inflate in moderate ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    If the front of your vehicle goes straight into a wall that does not move or deform, the threshold level for the ... goes straight into the object. 72 Frontal airbags (driver and right front passenger) are not intended to inflate during vehicle rollovers, rear impacts, or in many side impacts. Your ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ... is in a crash. The sensing system triggers a release of gas from the inflator, which inflates ... inside the steering wheel and in the instrument panel in front of the right front passenger. For vehicles ...-frontal collisions for the driver's and right front passenger's frontal airbags, and only ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    ... of the airbag module - the steering wheel hub for the driver's airbag, the instrument panel for the right front passenger's airbag, or the garnish trim and ceiling of your ...is safe to do so. If you have breathing problems but cannot get out of the vehicle after an airbag ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ... windshield breakage may also occur from the right front passenger airbag. • Airbags are designed to infl... has a passenger sensing system for the right front passenger's position. A passenger airbag status ... panel will be visible when you turn your ignition key to START or RUN. United States ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ...system. The passenger sensing system works with sensors that are part of the right front passenger's seat and ... are safer if they are restrained in the rear rather than the front seat. We recommend ...rear-facing child seat in the front." This is because the risk to the rear-facing child is so great...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ... seat, always move the front passenger seat as far back as it will go. It is better to secure the child restraint in a rear seat. The passenger ...s frontal airbag if: • The right front passenger seat is unoccupied. • The system determines that an infant is present in a rear-facing infant seat. ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ...the passenger sensing system may or may not turn off the right front passenger's frontal airbag, depending upon the person's seating posture and body build. ... - whether or not there is an airbag for that person. If a person of adult-size is sitting in the right front passenger's ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    ... are severe enough to deploy the frontal airbags, regardless of the size of the occupant in the right front passenger seat. {CAUTION: If the ... ever happens, have the vehicle serviced promptly, because an adult-size person sitting in the right front passenger's seat may not have the protection of ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ...ate while someone is working on your vehicle. Your dealer and the service manual have ... and the airbag system. To purchase a service manual, see Service Publications Ordering Information on page 429. {CAUTION: For up to 10 seconds, after the ignition is turned off and the battery is disconnected, ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    ... that could keep the airbags from working properly? A: Changing or moving any parts of the front seats, safety belts, the airbag sensing and diagnostic module, steering wheel, instrument ... that change your vehicle's frame, bumper system, height, front end or side sheet metal, they ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ...garnish trim and ceiling near the side windows, the airbag may not work properly. You may have to replace the airbag module in the steering wheel, both the airbag module and the instrument panel for the right front passenger's airbag, or the side impact airbag...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ...airbags inflate you will also need to replace the driver and front passenger's safety belt retractor .... After a crash you may need to replace the driver and front passenger's safety belt retractor ... if the frontal airbags have not deployed. The driver and front passenger's safety belt retractor...
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    ✍ NOTES 84
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ......106 Starting and Operating Your Vehicle ...108 New Vehicle Break-In ...108 Ignition Positions ...108 Retained Accessory Power (RAP... Lock ...98 Programmable Automatic Door Unlock ...98 Rear Door Security Locks (Sedan) ...98 Lockout Protection ...99 Trunk ...100 Windows ...102 Manual Windows ...103 ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ... Features and Controls Storage Areas ...133 Glove Box ...133 Cupholder(s) ...133 Center Console Storage ... ...133 Convenience Net ...134 Sunroof ...134 Mirrors ...127 Manual Rearview Mirror ...127 Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar® ...127 Outside Manual Mirror ...127 Outside Remote Control Mirror ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    Keys {CAUTION: Leaving children in a vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous for many reasons. They could operate the power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move. The children or others could be badly injured or even killed. Do not leave the keys in a vehicle with children. 87
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    One key is used for the ignition, the doors and all other locks. Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System If the vehicle has the Remote Keyless Entry (... Assistance Program on page 416 for more information. Notice: If you ever lock your keys in your vehicle, you may have to damage the vehicle to get ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ... any RKE system. If the transmitter does not work or if you have to stand closer... try again. • Check to determine if battery replacement is necessary. See "Battery Replacement" under Remote... technician for service. Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation The vehicle's doors may be locked ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    ... Driver Information Center (DIC), the remote lock feedback can be programmed to have the horn chirp and/or the turn signals flash when the RKE transmitter is used to lock the ... will turn on and stay on for 20 seconds or until the ignition is turned on. If enabled through the DIC, the ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    ...Press and release this button to initiate vehicle locate. The horn will sound three times and ... speed is less than 2 mph (3 km/h), when the ignition is off, or when the vehicle shift lever is in PARK ...your vehicle. If a transmitter is lost or stolen, a replacement can be purchased through your dealer....
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ... transmitter should last about four years. The battery is weak if the transmitter will not work at the normal range in any location. If you have to get ... the RKE transmitter battery is low. Notice: When replacing the battery, use care not to touch any of the circuitry. Static from ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    .... Use one three-volt, CR2032, or equivalent, type battery. 3. Snap the front and back together tightly so moisture will not get inside the transmitter. 4.... Your vehicle may run out of fuel. The remote start feature provides two separate starts per ignition cycle, each with ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ... engine is still running, insert the key into the ignition switch and turn to RUN to drive the vehicle. 4. To manually shut off a ... Turn on the hazard warning flashers. • Turn the ignition switch to RUN and then LOCK. Your vehicle's engine can be started two times, per ignition cycle, using the...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ... system is disabled through the DIC. • The vehicle's key is in the ignition. • The vehicle's hood is open. Remote ... start ready feature. You can lock or unlock your vehicle from about 197 feet (... starts have already been provided for that ignition cycle. Vehicles that have the remote vehicle ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ... fall out of a moving vehicle. When a door is locked, the handle will not open it. You increase the chance of ... thrown out of the vehicle in a crash if the doors are not locked. So, wear safety belts ... lock and unlock the doors. From the inside, use the manual lock knobs on each door or the power door...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ... Your vehicle may have power door locks. The locks are located on the driver's and front passenger's door armrest. Delayed ... the lock button a second time. This feature will not lock the doors if the key is in the ignition. You can disable this function through the Driver Information Center (DIC...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ...from the inside. The rear door security locks are located on the inside edge of each rear door. You must open the rear doors to access them. The label showing lock and unlock positions is located near the lock. Security Lock Label shown Programmable Automatic Door Unlock If your...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ... door is open, all the doors will lock and the driver's door will unlock. Be sure to remove the key from the ignition when locking your vehicle. The lockout protection can be overridden by pressing and holding the power door lock in the lock position ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ... the trunk lid open because carbon monoxide (CO) gas can come into your vehicle. You cannot see or smell CO. It ...if CAUTION: (Continued) electrical wiring or other cable connections must pass through the seal between the body and the trunk lid: • Make sure all other windows...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ...s storage compartment located on the lower left side of the instrument panel. See Instrument Panel Overview on page 138 or ... Storage Compartment on page 133. The remote trunk release works when the ignition is either off or in ACC, or the vehicle speed is less than 2 mph (3 km/h). Emergency Trunk ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    Windows {CAUTION: Leaving children, helpless adults, or pets in a vehicle with the windows closed is dangerous. They can be overcome by the extreme heat and suffer permanent injuries or even death from heat stroke. Never leave a child, a helpless adult, or a pet alone in a vehicle, especially with...
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    Manual Windows If your vehicle has manual windows, use the window crank to open ...pressing the switch. This switch is labeled AUTO. Press the front of the switch to the first position, and the driver's...down. To stop the window while it is lowering, pull the front of the switch up. Power Windows If ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ... the center mount and swung to the side to cover the windows. Arming the System With the ignition off, you can arm the system by pressing the remote ...a door is open. If you do not want to arm the system, you may lock the car with the manual lock knobs on the doors. Visor Vanity Mirror Your vehicle ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ... Press the remote keyless entry transmitter unlock button. • Turn the ignition on. If the system is armed and the trunk is opened using ... the remote keyless entry transmitter. This will also disarm the system. • Insert the key in the ignition and turn it on. This will also disarm the system. How...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ... do anything special to arm or disarm the system. It works when you insert or remove the key from the ignition. When the PASS-Key® III+ system senses that someone is using ... and the security light comes on, the key may have a damaged transponder. Turn the ignition off and try again.
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    If the engine still does not start, and the key appears to be undamaged, try another ignition key. At this time, you may also want to check the fuse, see Fuses and Circuit Breakers on page 379. If the engine still does not start with the other key, your...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ... with new linings can mean premature wear and earlier replacement. Follow this breaking-in guideline every time you get new ...vehicle and more information. Following break-in, engine speed and load can be gradually increased. Ignition Positions With the key in the ignition switch, you can turn it to ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    .... {CAUTION: If you have a manual transaxle removing the key from the ignition switch will lock the steering column and result in a... your electrical accessories. It unlocks the steering wheel and ignition. 9 (LOCK): This position locks your steering column. It is a theft-deterrent feature. You will ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ... transaxle, The following procedure allows the ignition to be turned to LOCK and for ignition key removal in case of a dead battery or low ...if you open the driver's door while in LOCK or ACC, when the key has not been removed from the ignition. Key In the Ignition Never leave your vehicle with the...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ...is turned off. Your vehicle's radio will work when the ignition key is in RUN or ACC. Once the key is turned from RUN to LOCK, the radio will continue...the plunger toward the driver's door while turning the ignition key to LOCK. Remove the key. Have your vehicle serviced at your GM dealer as soon ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ... your foot off the accelerator pedal, turn the ignition key to START. When the engine starts, let go ... the engine and protects components. If the ignition key is turned to the START position, and ... can be stopped by turning the ignition switch to the ACC or LOCK position. Manual Transaxle The shift ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    .... If you add electrical parts or accessories, you could change the way the engine operates. Before...adding electrical equipment, check with your dealer. If you do not, your engine might not ...the engine coolant heater can help. You will get easier starting and better fuel economy during engine warm-up. ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ... the 2.2L and 2.4L engines, the electrical cord is located on the passenger's side of the vehicle between the strut and the... from moving engine parts. If you do not, it could be damaged. How long should you keep the...-prong 110-volt AC outlet. If the cord will not reach, use a heavy-duty three-prong ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ... starting the engine. Your vehicle has an automatic transaxle shift lock control system. 115 PARK (P): This position locks your front wheels. It is the best position to use when you start your engine because your vehicle cannot move easily.
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ...brakes first and then press the shift lever button before you can shift from PARK (P) when the ignition key is in RUN. If you cannot shift out of... 252. NEUTRAL (N): In this position, your engine does not connect with the wheels. To restart when you are already moving, use NEUTRAL...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ... speeds when shifting your vehicle. DRIVE (D): This position is for normal driving with the automatic transaxle. It provides the best fuel economy for your vehicle. If you need more power...on a hill using only the accelerator pedal may damage the transaxle. If you are stuck, do not spin ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    Manual Transaxle Operation This is your shift pattern. SECOND (2): Press the clutch pedal as you ..., and shift to NEUTRAL. Here is how to operate your manual transaxle: FIRST (1): Press the clutch pedal ... could damage the transaxle. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Shift to REVERSE ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ... may have an up-shift light. This light will show you when to shift to the next higher gear for the best fuel economy. United States Only Shift Speeds {CAUTION: ...weather, road, and traffic conditions let you. For the best fuel economy, accelerate slowly and shift when the light ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ... faster than 5 mph (8 km/h). See DIC Warnings and Messages on page 180. The parking brake lever is located between the front seats. For vehicles equipped with an armrest, lift the console armrest in order to access the parking brake lever. Notice: Driving ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ... PARK (P) by holding the button on the shift lever and pushing the lever all the way toward the front of the vehicle. 3. Turn the ignition key to LOCK. 4. Remove the key and take it with you. If you can leave your vehicle with the ignition key in ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running Torque Lock If you are parking on a hill and you do not shift your ... before you release the parking brake. If torque lock does occur, you may need to have.... If you can, it means that the shift lever was not fully locked into PARK (P). 122
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ...Transaxle) This vehicle is equipped with an electronic shift lock release system. The shift lock release is designed to: • Prevent ignition key removal unless the shift lever is in PARK (P) with the shift lever button fully released, and • Prevent...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    Parking Over Things That Burn {CAUTION: Things that can burn could touch hot exhaust parts under your vehicle and ignite. Do not park over papers, leaves, dry grass, or other things that can burn. 124
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    Engine Exhaust CAUTION: (Continued) {CAUTION: Engine exhaust can kill. It contains the gas carbon monoxide (CO), which you cannot see or smell. It can cause unconsciousness and death. You might have exhaust coming in if: • Your ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ... out of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set... others could be injured. To be sure your vehicle will not move, even when you are on fairly level ground...pulling a trailer, also see Towing a Trailer (Manual Transaxle) on page 261 or Towing a Trailer ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    Mirrors Manual Rearview Mirror If your vehicle has this mirror, it has a lever located at the bottom of the mirror. The lever is used to change the mirror from the day to the...on page 129 for more information about the services OnStar® provides. Outside Manual Mirror Adjust your outside ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    Outside Power Mirrors The controls for the outside power mirrors are located on the driver's door armrest. Both mirrors can manually be folded by pulling them ...or passenger's side mirror. To adjust a mirror, use the arrows located on the four-way control pad to move the mirror in...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ...to OnStar® Emergency advisors who can request emergency services be sent to your location. If you lock your keys in the vehicle, call OnStar® at...full description of OnStar® services and system limitations, see the OnStar® Owner's Guide in your glove box or visit onstar....
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ..., press the OnStar® button to speak with an advisor. Some OnStar® services (such as Remote Door Unlock or Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance) may not be available until you register with OnStar®. ® Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ... To find out more, refer to the OnStar® Owner's Guide in the vehicle's glove box, visit www.onstar.com or www.onstar.ca, or speak with an OnStar® advisor by pressing the OnStar® ... 1-888-4-ONSTAR (1-888-466-7827). OnStar® Steering Wheel Controls Your vehicle may have a Talk/...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ... can provide you with location-based services. OnStar® service cannot work unless your ... all times. OnStar® service that involves location information about your vehicle cannot work unless .... There are other problems OnStar® cannot control that may prevent OnStar® from providing OnStar® service ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ... active. Cupholder(s) There are two cupholders located at the front of the center console, in front of the shift lever. These cupholders have a black rubber liner that can ... storage area. Use the lever on the front of the console to open it. Storage Areas Glove Box Open the glove box by...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ...can unhook the net so that it will lie flat when you are not using it. The sunroof will only operate while the ignition is on, or turned to ACC, or if Retained Accessory Power (RAP) is active. See Retained Accessory Power (RAP) on page 111. Press the sunroof switch rearward ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ... Panel Battery Run-Down Protection ...152 Accessory Power Outlet(s) ...152 Ashtray(s) and Cigarette...Brake System Warning Light ...167 Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light ...168 ...140 Other Warning Devices ...140 Horn ...140 Tilt Wheel ...140 Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever ...141 Turn and Lane-Change ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ......207 XM Radio Messages ...215 Theft-Deterrent Feature ...217 Audio Steering Wheel Controls ...217 Radio Reception ...218 Care of Your CDs ...219 Care......174 Security Light ...175 Fog Lamp Light ...175 Highbeam On Light ...175 Fuel Gage ...175 Boost Gage ...176 Driver Information Center (DIC) ...177...
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    ✍ NOTES 137
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    Instrument Panel Overview 138
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ...See Instrument Panel Cluster on page 161 F. Audio Steering Wheel Controls (If Equipped). See Audio Steering Wheel .... See Instrument Panel Brightness on page 150. M. Horn. See Horn on page 140. N. Cigarette Lighter (If Equipped... and Heated Seats on page 11. R. Glove Box. See Glove Box on page 133. 139
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ...hazard warning flashers work no matter what position your key is in, and even if the key is not in the ignition switch. Press the button to make the front and rear turn signal lamps flash on and off. Press the button again to turn the...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    The lever that allows you to tilt the steering wheel is located on the left side of the steering column. Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever ... lever. Then move the wheel to a comfortable position, pull up the lever to lock the wheel in place. Turn and Lane-Change Signals on page 142. • 23 Headlamp ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ..., a signal bulb may be burned out and other drivers will not see your turn signal. If a bulb is burned out, replace it to help avoid an accident. If the arrows do not go on at all when you signal a turn, check the fuse. See Fuses and Circuit Breakers on page 379. Headlamp High/...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ... lets you use your high-beam headlamps to signal a driver in front of you that you want to pass. To use it, pull the ... wiping at low speed. 1 (High Speed): Move the lever up to the Use this lever, located on the right side of the steering wheel, to operate the windshield wipers. second setting past ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ... it cools. Clear away snow or ice to prevent an overload. If the motor gets stuck, turn the wipers off, clear away the snow or ice, and then ... end of the lever until the washers begin. {CAUTION: In freezing weather, do not use your washer until the windshield is warmed. Otherwise the washer fluid ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ... really help on long trips. Cruise control does not work at speeds below 25 mph (40 km... cruise control. The cruise control buttons are located on the left side of the steering wheel. {CAUTION: Cruise control can be... On such roads, fast changes in tire traction can cause excessive wheel slip, and you ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ... the Traction Control System (TCS) begins to limit wheel spin, the cruise control will automatically disengage. See...To return to the previously set speed, you do not need to go through the set process again.... control by applying the brake pedal but do not turn it off. Accelerate to a higher speed and ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    .... Many drivers find this to be too much trouble and do not use cruise control on ... brake pedal or the clutch pedal if the vehicle has a manual transaxle. Stepping on the brake pedal or clutch pedal ... Memory When you turn off the cruise control or the ignition, the cruise control set speed memory is ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ... switch to off/on again will turn the Automatic Headlamp System back on. The Automatic Headlamp System is always turned on at the beginning of an ignition cycle. The lever on the left side of the steering column operates the exterior lamps. The exterior lamp switch has the following four positions:...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ... will be on when not needed. The DRL system will make the headlamps come on when the following conditions are met: • The ignition ... lamps, and instrument panel lights will not be illuminated unless you have turned ...) can make it easier for others to see the front of your vehicle during the day. DRL ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ...the left of the steering wheel. Instrument Panel Brightness The control for this feature is located on the instrument panel to the left of the steering wheel. The ignition must be on to turn your fog lamps on. Push the button to turn the fog...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ... all of the doors have been closed or when the ignition is turned on. These lamps will also go ... the trunk release, unlock symbol button or the horn symbol on the keyless entry system transmitter.... on for about 20 seconds after your key is removed from the ignition to provide an illuminated exit. 151...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ... and loads plugged into accessory power outlets. EPM works to prevent excessive discharge ...battery. When any interior lamp is left on and the ignition is turned off, the battery rundown protection ... as a cellular phone or CB radio. The accessory power outlet is located in the center console, rearward ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    Certain electrical accessories may not be compatible with the accessory power outlet and could result in blown vehicle or adapter fuses. If you experience a problem, see your dealer for additional information on the accessory power outlet. Notice: Adding any ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ...directed to the upper outlets and warmer air to the floor outlets. 6 (Floor): This mode directs most of the air to the floor outlets with some air... In any setting other than off, the fan will run continuously with the ignition on. The fan must be turned on to run the air conditioning compressor. 9 ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ... air conditioning compressor also comes on. This mode is not available for floor, defog and defrost ... vehicle. This mode is automatically active if recirculate is not selected. There is no button for outside air... the button again. The air conditioning system removes moisture from the air, so you may ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ... setting. Rear Window Defogger The rear window defogger uses a warming grid to remove fog from the rear window. The rear window defogger will only work when the ignition is in RUN. - (Defog): This mode directs about half of the air to ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ... to the defogger grid. Outlet Adjustment Use the thumbwheels located next to and below the air outlets to change the direction of the airflow and ... adversely affect the performance of the system. • Keep the path under the front seats clear of objects to help circulate the air ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ... Scheduled Maintenance on page 391 for replacement intervals. See your dealer for details on changing the filter. To find out what type of filter to use, see Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts on ... you must go through the glove box. 1. Open the glove box and remove all articles from ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ... compartment air filter door by reaching through the opening in the back of the glove box and raising the tab until the door can be opened downward. 4. Remove the filter by ... pointing downward. Reverse Steps 1 through 5 making sure the glove box door snaps back into place. 159
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ... with this section, you should not be alarmed when this happens. Gages can indicate when there may be or is a problem with one of your vehicle's functions. Often gages and warning lights work together to let you know when there is a problem with your vehicle. When one of ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ...is designed to let you know at a glance how your vehicle is running. You will know how fast you are going, about how much fuel is left in the tank, and many other things you will need to drive safely and economically. United States SS Cluster shown, Canada...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ... per hour (km/h). Your vehicle's odometer works together with the driver information center. You can... old odometer. Safety Belt Reminder Light When the key is turned to RUN or START, a chime will sound for... your vehicle could be damaged, and the damages would not be covered by your warranty. Do not...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ...equipped, several seconds after the key is turned to RUN or START, a chime will sound for several seconds to remind the front passenger to buckle their safety belt. This would.... The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. The system check includes the airbag sensor, the airbag...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ... The airbag readiness light should flash for a few seconds when you turn the ignition key to RUN. If the light does not come on then, have it fixed ...will be ready to warn you if there is a problem. United States Canada When the ignition key is turned to RUN or START, the ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ... comes on when you have a rear-facing child restraint installed in the right front passenger’s seat, it...ating airbag. Do not use a rear-facing child restraint in the right front passenger’s ...a rear-facing child seat in the front.” This is because the risk to the rear-facing child is so great, ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ... the airbag system. If this ever happens, have the vehicle serviced promptly, because an adult-size person sitting in the right front passenger seat may not have the protection of the frontal airbag. See Airbag Readiness Light on page 163. ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ... Only See Manual Transaxle Operation on page 118 for more information. United States Canada This light should come on briefly when you turn the ignition key to RUN. If it does not come on then, have it fixed so it will be ready ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ...warning light. The ABS warning light will come on briefly when you turn the ignition key to RUN. This is normal. If the light does not come on then, have it...will be ready to warn you if there is a problem. If the light stays on, turn the ignition off, if the light comes on ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ... there may be a problem with your Enhanced Traction System and your vehicle may need service. When this warning light is on, the system will not limit wheel spin. Adjust your ... parking brake is fully released, it means there is a problem with the system. • If the traction control system is ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ...Your vehicle has a computer which monitors operation of the fuel, ignition, and emission control systems. This system is called OBD II (On-Board Diagnostics-Second ...check engine light comes on to indicate that there is a problem and service is required. Malfunctions often will be indicated by...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ... with this light on, after awhile, your emission controls may not work as well, your fuel economy may not be as good, and your engine may not run as ... light should come on, as a check to show you it is working, when the ignition is on and the engine is not running. If the light does not ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ...Did you recently put fuel into your vehicle? If so, reinstall the fuel cap, making sure to fully install the cap. See Filling the Tank on page 280. The diagnostic system can determine if the fuel cap has been left off or improperly installed. A loose...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ...system and cause the light to turn on. If you experience one or more of these conditions, change the fuel brand you use. It will require at least one full tank of the proper fuel to turn the light off. If none of the above steps have made the light turn...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ... you it is working, but the light will go out when you turn the ignition to START. If it does not come on with the ignition on, you may have a problem with the fuse or bulb. Have it fixed right away. • If you are idling at a stop ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ..., the fog lamps light will come on when the fog lamps are in use. See Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer on page 142. Fuel Gage Your fuel gage tells you about how much fuel you have left. The light will go out when the fog lamps are turned off. See Fog Lamps on page 150 for more information. 175
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ... owners ask about. None of these show a problem with your fuel gage: • At the service station, the gas pump shuts off before the gage ... gage doesn't go back to empty when you turn off the ignition. For your fuel tank capacity, see Capacities and Specifications on page 385. Boost Gage United ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    .... This gage is automatically centered at zero every time the ignition is turned to RUN. Actual vacuum or boost is displayed from this zero point. Changes in ambient ... buttons are located on the left side of the steering wheel. Driver Information Center (DIC) Your vehicle has a Driver ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ...without refueling in either miles (mi) or kilometers (km). It is based on fuel economy and the fuel remaining in the tank. When the fuel level is low, FUEL RANGE LOW will display. The fuel economy data used to determine fuel range is an average of recent driving...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ... past driving conditions. Press and hold the reset button while ECON is displayed to reset the average fuel economy. Average fuel economy will then be calculated starting from that point. If the average fuel economy is not reset, it will be continually updated each time you drive....
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ... (Automatic) LIGHTS ON This message displays if the automatic headlamp system is enabled with the headlamp switch. CHECK GAS CAP This message displays if the fuel cap has not been fully tightened. Recheck the fuel cap to make sure ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ...under these conditions. This does not require engine or transaxle service. ENG (Engine) PWR... Entry (RKE) transmitter battery is low. Replace the battery in the transmitter. See “Battery Replacementମ. the starting of the engine is disabled. Have your vehicle serviced by your dealer immediately. 181...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ... with the airbag system. Have your vehicle serviced by your dealer immediately. LOW FUEL This message displays when your vehicle is low on fuel. Refill the fuel tank as soon as possible. See Fuel Gage on page 175, Fuel on page 276, and Filling the Tank on page 280 for more ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ...more information. Entering Personalization Menu 1. Turn the ignition on while the vehicle is stopped. To avoid excessive ...example, distance will be shown in miles (mi) and fuel economy in miles per gallon (mpg)...., distance will be shown in kilometers (km) and fuel economy in liters per 100 kilometers...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ..., which allows the vehicle's horn to chirp every time the lock button on the RKE transmitter ... settings: OFF (default): The horn will not chirp on the first press of the lock button on the RKE ... through the available settings: OFF (default): The horn will not chirp when the unlock button on the RKE...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ... exterior hazard/turn signal lighting will not flash when the lock, unlock, or trunk release buttons ... hazard/turn signal lighting will flash when the lock, unlock, or trunk release buttons on the RKE ... through the available settings: ON (default): The doors will not lock until five seconds after ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ... unlock. You will need to manually unlock the doors. If you have a manual transaxle vehicle, the door(s) will automatically unlock when the ignition is turned off. If you have an automatic transaxle vehicle, you can select when the automatic ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ...to scroll through the available settings: OFF: The exterior perimeter lighting will not turn on when the unlock button on the RKE transmitter is pressed. ON (... occur: • A ten second time period has elapsed. • The ignition is turned off. • The end of the personalization menu list is reached. 187...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ...on page 222. By taking a few moments to read this manual and get familiar with your vehicle's audio... radio stations, setting the tone and adjusting the speakers. Then, when driving conditions permit, you can ... favorite stations using the presets and steering wheel controls if the vehicle has them. ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ... radio stations, setting the tone, and adjusting the speakers. Then, when driving conditions permit, you ... RAP, the audio system can be played even after the ignition is turned off. See Retained ...minute numbers are flashing, turn the tune knob, located on the upper right side of the radio, clockwise ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ... 12H and 24H are displayed, press the pushbutton located under the desired option to select the default..... 3. Press the pushbutton located under any one of the labels that you want to change. Every ...knob, located on the upper right side of the radio, to adjust the selected setting. The date does not ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ...displays. 4. Press the pushbutton located under any one of the labels that you want to change. Every ...knob, located on the upper right side of the radio, to adjust the selected setting. The date does not ...year, follow these instructions: 1. Press the clock button and then the pushbutton located under ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ... by using the volume knob. 192 The radio only seeks and scans stations with a strong signal that are in the selected band. 4 (Information): Press this button to switch the display between the radio station frequency and the time. While the ignition is off, press this button to display the time.
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ... Repeat Steps 2 through 4 for each pushbutton. Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade) ` BAL/FADE (Balance/...and it must be returned to your dealer for service. Loc (Locked): This message is displayed while the THEFTLOCK® system has locked up the radio. Take the vehicle to your dealer for service. If ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ...and the CD should begin playing. If the ignition or radio is turned off with a CD in the player, it stays in the player. When the ignition or radio is turned on, the CD starts playing where it stopped, if it was the last... button to eject the CD. If the CD is not removed, after several seconds, the CD...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ... of the track displays. 4 (Information): Press this button to switch the display between the track number, elapsed time of the track, and the time. When the ignition is off, press this button to display the time. BAND: Press this button to listen to the radio while a CD is playing. The CD remains ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    .... This is not an audio output; do not plug the headphone set into the front auxiliary input jack. You can however, connect an external ... a portable audio player, connect a 3.5 mm (1/8 inch) cable to the radio's front auxiliary input jack. When a device is connected, press the radio ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ... a portable audio device is playing. Press this button again and the system begins playing audio from the connected portable audio player. If a portable audio player is not connected, "No Aux" displays. Radio with CD (MP3) Radio with CD (MP3) shown, Radio with Six-Disc CD (MP3) similar 197
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    ... volume compensation at faster vehicle speeds. XM™ Satellite Radio Service XM™ is a satellite radio ... song title and artist name. A service fee is required in order to receive the XM™ service. For more information, contact XM™; In the U.S. at www.xmradio.com or call 1-800-852-XMXM (9696) or ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ...selected band. 4 (Information) (XM™ Satellite Radio Service, MP3, and RDS Features): Press ...and the information about that label displays. While information is not available, No Info displays. Storing ...using the presets, favorites button, and steering wheel controls if the vehicle has this feature...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ...1. Press the MENU button to display the radio setup menu. 2. Press the pushbutton located below the FAV 1-6 label. 3. Select the desired number of favorites pages by pressing the pushbutton located below the displayed page numbers. 4. Press the FAV button, or let the...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ... Manual displays or start to manually adjust the bass, midrange, or treble by pressing the tune knob. Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade) BAL/FADE (Balance/Fade): To... level adjusts to the middle position. To quickly adjust all speaker and tone controls to the middle position, press ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ... to display the radio setup menu. 2. Press the pushbutton located below the XM CAT label. 3. Turn the ... to display the category you want removed. 4. Press the pushbutton located under the Remove label until the ... the Restore All label. The radio does not let you to remove or add categories while the ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ... system has locked up the radio. Take the vehicle to your dealer for service. If ... to cancel loading more CDs. If the ignition or radio is turned off, with a CD in the player, it stays in the player. When the ignition or radio is turned on, the CD starts playing where it stopped, if it was the last ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ... tracks, and/or difficulty in loading and ejecting. If these problems occur, check the bottom surface of the CD. If the surface of.... A beep sounds and Ejecting Disc displays. Once the disc is ejected, Remove Disc displays. The CD can be removed. If the CD is not removed after several seconds, the CD ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    For the Six-Disc CD player, press and hold the eject button for two seconds to eject all discs. f (Tune): Turn this knob to select tracks on the CD currently playing. © SEEK ¨: Press the left SEEK arrow to go to the start of the current track, if more than ten seconds have played. Press the ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ... and try again. • There could have been a problem while burning the CD. • The label could be caught in the CD player. If the CD is not playing correctly, for any other reason, try ... down and provide it to your dealer while reporting the problem. Playing an MP3 CD-R or CD-RW Disc Your...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    .... This is not an audio output; do not plug the headphone set into the front auxiliary input jack. You can however, connect an external ... a portable audio player, connect a 3.5 mm (1/8 inch) cable to the radio's front auxiliary input jack. When a device is connected, press the radio ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ...audio format. • Avoid subfolders. The system can support up to 8 subfolders deep, however, keep ... to reduce the complexity and confusion in trying to locate a particular folder during playback. • Make ... extension (other file extensions may not work). • Minimize the length of the file, folder,...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ... to the maximum, but all items over the maximum are not accessible. No Folder When the CD-R contains only compressed files, the files are located under the root folder. The next and previous folder functions are not displayed on a CD-R that was recorded ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ... play enters a new folder, the display does not automatically show the new folder name unless ... contained in the ID3 tag. If the song name is not present in the ID3 tag, then the radio ... page of text and the extension of the filename does not display. Preprogrammed Playlists Preprogrammed playlists ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ... and the CD-R should begin playing. If the ignition or radio is turned off with a CD-R in the player, it stays in the player. When the ignition or radio is turned on, the CD-R starts to play where it stopped, if it was the last ... materials, liquids, and debris. Do not add any label to a CD, it could ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ... button. A beep will sound and Ejecting Disc displays. Once the disc is ejected, Remove Disc displays. The CD-R can be removed. If the CD-R is not removed, after several seconds, the CD-R automatically pulls back into the player and begins playing. For the Six-Disc ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ...play MP3 files on the CD-R in order by artist or album. Press the pushbutton located below the music navigator label. The player scans the disc to sort the... you want to listen to MP3 files by another artist, press the pushbutton located below either arrow button. The CD goes to the next or previous...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    To change from playback by artist to playback by album, press the pushbutton located below the Sort By label. From the sort screen, push one of the buttons ... such as a portable audio player. If a portable audio player is not connected, "No Aux Input Device" displays. 214
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    .... This message should disappear shortly. This channel is not currently in service. Tune to another channel. This previously assigned channel is no longer assigned. Tune to ...Acquiring channel audio (after four second delay) Channel not in service Channel no longer available Artist Name/...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    Radio Display Message No CAT Info No Information CAT Not Found XM Theft Locked Condition Category Name not ... message displays after having your vehicle serviced, check with your dealer. XM Radio ID ... ID label. This label is needed to activate the service. Radio ID not known (should only be ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ...VIN). If the radio is moved to a different vehicle, it will not operate and LOCK or LOCKED will appear on the display. With THEFTLOCK® activated, the radio... increase or to decrease the volume. Audio Steering Wheel Controls Radio controls are located on the right side of the steering wheel. If your ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ...items such as cellphone chargers, vehicle convenience accessories, and external electronic devices are plugged ...If there is interference or static, unplug the item from the accessory power outlet. FM Stereo FM ...causing the sound to fade in and out. XM™ Satellite Radio Service XM™ Satellite Radio...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ... wiping process starts from the center to the edge. Do not touch the bottom side of a CD while ... out by hand. If the mast is badly bent, replace it. Check occasionally to make sure the mast is ... may have the XM™ Satellite Radio antenna that is located on the trunk of your vehicle. Keep this antenna ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ✍ NOTES 220
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ...246 Winter Driving ...248 If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow ...252 Rocking ... Recreational Vehicle Towing ...259 Towing a Trailer (Manual Transaxle) ...261 Towing a Trailer (Automatic Transaxle)... Control of a Vehicle ...226 Braking ...226 Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) ...227 Braking in...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ...." Assume that pedestrians or other drivers are going to be careless and make mistakes. Anticipate what they might do and be ready. Rear-end collisions are about the most preventable of accidents. Yet they are common. Allow enough following distance. Defensive driving requires that a driver ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ... these laws. The obvious way to eliminate the leading highway safety problem is for people never to drink alcohol and then drive. But what ... depends on each person and situation, here is some general information on the problem. The Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of someone who is drinking depends ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ... There is a gender difference, too. Women generally have a lower relative percentage of body water than men. Since alcohol is carried in body water, this ... a woman generally will reach a higher BAC level than a man of her same body weight will when each has the same number of drinks. The law in most ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    ... percent, the chance is 25 times greater! The body takes about an hour to rid itself of the alcohol... of cold showers will speed that up. "I will be careful" is not the right answer. What if there is an emergency...? A person with even a moderate BAC might not be able to react quickly enough to avoid...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ... accelerator. All three systems have to do their work at the places where the tires meet the road. Sometimes, as when ... System (ETS) on page 230. Adding non-GM accessories can affect your vehicle's performance. See Accessories and Modifications on page 274. Braking See Brake System Warning Light ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ...stops while you are driving, brake normally but do not pump the brakes. If you do, the ... your vehicle's performance. See Accessories and Modifications on page 274. Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Your vehicle may have the Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS), an advanced electronic braking system that will ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ... are driving safely. Suddenly, an animal jumps out in front of you. You slam on the brakes and continue ... the wheels is about to stop rolling, the computer will separately work the brakes at each wheel. As you brake, your computer keeps receiving updates on wheel speed and controls braking pressure ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ...always decrease stopping distance. If you get too close to the vehicle in front of you, you will not have time to apply your ...will probably want to squeeze the brakes hard without locking the wheels. If you hear or feel the ...brake pedal down firmly and let anti-lock work for you. You may feel a...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ... is especially useful in slippery road conditions. The system operates only if it senses that one or both of the front wheels are spinning or beginning to lose traction. When this ..., there may be a problem with your Enhanced Traction System and your vehicle may need service. When ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ... can give you additional traction on snow, mud, ice, sand or gravel. It works like a standard transaxle most of the time, but when one of the front wheels loses traction, this feature will allow the wheel with traction to move the vehicle. Steering ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ... of the tires against the road surface makes it possible for the vehicle to change its path when you turn the front wheels. If there is no traction, inertia will keep the vehicle going ... a curve, do it before you enter the curve, while your front wheels are straight ahead. 232
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ...child darts out from between parked cars and stops right in front of you. You can avoid these problems by braking - if you can stop in ...- but, unless you have anti-lock brakes, not enough to lock your wheels. See Braking on page 226. It is better to remove as much speed as...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ...steer so that your vehicle straddles the edge of the pavement. You can turn the steering wheel up to one-quarter turn until the right front tire contacts the pavement edge. Then turn your steering wheel to go straight down the roadway. 234
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ..., glance over your shoulder, and start your left lane change signal before moving out of the right lane to pass. When you are far enough ahead of the passed vehicle to see its front in your vehicle's inside mirror, activate the right lane change signal and move back into the right lane. Remember...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ...The three types of skids correspond to your vehicle's three control systems. In the braking skid, your wheels are not rolling. In the steering or cornering skid, too ... acceleration skid, too much throttle causes the driving wheels to spin. A cornering skid is best handled by easing...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ...a lower gear. Any sudden changes could cause the tires to slide. You may not realize the surface ...you have any doubt. If you have the Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS), remember: It helps avoid only the braking skid. If you do not have ABS, then in a braking skid, where the wheels are no longer rolling, ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ... drivers are likely to be impaired - by alcohol or drugs, with night vision problems, or by fatigue. Here are some tips on night driving. • Drive defensively. • Do not drink and ...eyes will have less trouble adjusting to night. But if you are driving, do not wear sunglasses at ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ... - the inability to see in dim light - and are not even aware of it. Driving in Rain and ... and wet roads can mean driving trouble. On a wet road, you cannot stop,... because your tire-to-road traction is not as good as on dry roads. And, if your tires do not have much tread left, you will get even ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ... fluid reservoir filled with washer fluid. Replace your windshield wiper inserts when they ... can cause accidents. They may not work as well in a quick stop and... pedal lightly until your brakes work normally. Driving too fast through... some car washes can cause problems, too. The water may affect your...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ... has little or no contact with the road. Hydroplaning does not happen often. But it can if your .... Hydroplaning usually happens at higher speeds. There just is not a hard and fast rule about hydroplaning. The ... and other vehicle occupants could drown. Do not ignore police warning signs, and otherwise ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ...to have your view restricted by road spray. • Have good tires with proper tread depth. See Tires on page 334. City Driving One of the biggest problems with city streets is the amount of traffic on them. You will want to watch out for what the other drivers are doing and pay attention to traffic ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    ... is busy enough to need it. When a light turns green, and just before you start to move, check both ways for vehicles that have not cleared the intersection or may be running the red light. Freeway Driving Mile for mile, freeways - also called thruways, parkways, expressways, turnpikes, or ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ... unless you want to pass. Before changing lanes, check your mirrors. Then ... your shoulder to make sure there is not another vehicle in your blind spot... fresh - such as after a day's work - do not plan to make too many... for a long trip? If you keep it serviced and maintained, it is ready to go. If...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ... outside? • Wiper Blades: Are they in good shape? • Fuel, Engine Oil, Other Fluids: Have ... they all working? Are the lenses clean? • Tires: They are vitally important to a safe, trouble-free ... hypnosis? Or is it just plain falling asleep at the wheel? Call it highway hypnosis, lack of awareness,...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ... and also the brakes, tires, cooling system, and transaxle. These parts can work hard on mountain roads. {CAUTION: If you do not shift down, your brakes could get so hot that they would not work well. You would then have poor braking or even none going ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ... lane when driving on two-lane {CAUTION: Coasting downhill in NEUTRAL (N) or with the ignition off is dangerous. Your brakes will have to do all the work of slowing down. They could get so hot that they would not work well. You would then have poor braking or even ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    Winter Driving Include an ice scraper, a small brush or broom, a supply of windshield washer fluid, a rag, some winter outer clothing, a small shovel, a flashlight, a red cloth, and a couple of reflective warning triangles. And, if you will be driving under severe conditions, include a small ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    .... Try not to break the fragile traction. If you accelerate too fast, the drive wheels will spin and polish the surface under the ...with caution. Unless your vehicle has the Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS), you will want to ...your vehicle does have ABS, see Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) on page 227. This...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    Whether your vehicle has ABS or not, you will want to begin stopping sooner ...ABS, if you brake so hard that the wheels stop rolling, you will just slide. Brake so the wheels always keep rolling and you can still steer....If you do not have blankets or extra clothing, make body insulators from newspapers...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    .... This can cause deadly CO (carbon monoxide) gas to get inside. CO could overcome you and ... the engine only as long as you must. This saves fuel. When you run the engine, make it go a ... just idle. That is, push the accelerator slightly. This uses less fuel for the heat that you get and it keeps the ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ... the cold. But do it as little as possible. Preserve the fuel as long as you can. To help keep warm, ... fire or other damage. When you are stuck, spin the wheels as little as possible. Do not spin the wheels... free your vehicle when it is stuck, you will need to spin the wheels, but you do not want to ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ..., turn the steering wheel left and right. That will clear the area around the front wheels. Then shift back and forth between REVERSE (R) and... Do not load your vehicle any heavier than the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), or either the maximum front or rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR). If you ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ...tells you the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) and the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) for the front and rear axle; see "Certification Label" later in this..., you will find the label either attached above the door lock post for a two door vehicle or below the door lock post...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ... cargo being loaded on the vehicle. That weight may not safely exceed the available cargo and ... trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this manual to determine how this reduces the available cargo and... tow a trailer, see Towing a Trailer (Manual Transaxle) on page 261 or Towing a Trailer...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    Example 2 Item A B C Description Vehicle Capacity Weight for Example 2 = Subtract Occupant Weight 150 lbs (68 kg) × 5 = Available Cargo Weight = Total 1,000 lbs (453 kg) 750 lbs (340 kg) 250 lbs (113 kg) Item A B C Example 3 Description Vehicle Capacity Weight for Example 3 = Subtract Occupant ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ... vehicle any heavier than the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), or either the maximum front or rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR). If you do, parts ... occupants, fuel, and cargo. Never exceed the GVWR for your vehicle, or the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) for either the front or rear axle. 257
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ...Your Vehicle Consult your dealer or a professional towing service if you need to have your disabled ...that some of them are above the tops of the seats. • Do not leave an unsecured child restraint in your vehicle....the vehicle, secure it whenever you can. • Do not leave a seat folded down unless you...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ... vehicle towing are known as "dinghy towing" (towing your vehicle with all four wheels on the ground) and "dolly towing" (towing your vehicle with two wheels on the ground and two wheels up on a device known as a "dolly"). With the proper ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    ... fuse from the floor console fuse block: 8 (Ignition Switch, PASS-Key® III+). See Floor Console Fuse Block on page...your vehicle. 1. Set the parking brake. 2. Turn the ignition key to ACC to unlock the steering wheel. 3. Shift an automatic transaxle to NEUTRAL (N) or a manual transaxle to NEUTRAL. ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ...a flatbed truck. {CAUTION: If you do not use the correct equipment and drive properly,..., if the trailer is too heavy, the brakes may not work well - or even at all. You and ...trailer if your vehicle is equipped with a manual transaxle. If you have the Cobalt SS, you can tow a trailer. See "Towing...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ... vehicle by itself. Trailering means changes in handling, acceleration, braking, durability and fuel economy. Successful, safe trailering takes correct equipment,... a trailer. Load-pulling components such as the engine, transaxle, wheel assemblies and tires are forced to work ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    • Do not tow when the outside air temperature is above 100°F (38°C). • Do not tow more than 1,000 miles (1 600 km) per year. Three important..., or you can write us at: Chevrolet Motor Division Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33170 Detroit, MI 48232-5170 In Canada write to: General Motors of ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ... should weigh 10 to 15 percent of the total loaded trailer weight (B). After you have loaded your trailer, weigh the trailer and then the tongue, separately, to see if the weights are proper. If they are not, you may be able to get them right simply by moving some items around in the trailer. 264
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ... reasons why you will need the right hitch. Here are some rules to follow: • The rear bumper on your vehicle is not intended for hitches. Do not attach ... frame-mounted hitch that does not attach to the bumper. • Will you have to make any holes in the body of your vehicle when you...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ... driving is now a good deal longer and not nearly as responsive as your vehicle is by itself. ... trailer brake controller by hand to be sure the brakes are working. This lets you check your electrical ... lane. Backing Up Hold the bottom of the steering wheel with one hand. Then, to move the trailer to ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ... instrument panel will flash for turns even if the bulbs on the trailer are burned out. Thus, you may ... important to check occasionally to be sure the trailer bulbs are still working. Driving on Grades Notice: Do ... turn signal flasher and/or extra wiring. Check with your dealer. The arrows on your ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ... it: 1. Apply your regular brakes, but do not shift into PARK (P) for an automatic transaxle, or into gear for a manual transaxle. When parking uphill, turn your wheels away from the curb. When parking downhill, turn your wheels into the curb. 2. Have ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    .... Maintenance When Trailer Towing Your vehicle will need service more often when you are pulling a trailer. ... important in trailer operation are transaxle fluid (do not overfill), engine oil, drive belt, ... and brake system. Each of these is covered in this manual, and the Index will help you find ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ✍ NOTES 270
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ... Windshield Washer Fluid ...312 Brakes ...313 Battery ...316 Jump Starting ...317 Headlamp Aiming ...323 Bulb Replacement ...326 Halogen Bulbs ...326 Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps ...327 Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ... ...376 Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials ...377 Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement ...333 Tires ...334 Winter Tires ...335 Tire Sidewall ... Quality Grading ...350 Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance ...351 Wheel Replacement ...351 Tire Chains ...353 If a Tire Goes Flat ...354 Changing a Flat Tire ......
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ...Power Options ...379 Fuses and Circuit Breakers ...379 Floor Console Fuse Block ...380 Engine Compartment Fuse Block ...382 Capacities and Specifications ...385 Vehicle ... System ...378 Add-On Electrical Equipment ...378 Headlamp Wiring ...379 Windshield Wiper Fuses ...379 273
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ... your vehicle using genuine GM Accessories. When you go to your GM dealer and ask for GM Accessories, you will know that GM-trained and supported service technicians will perform the work using genuine GM Accessories. 274
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ... sure you have sufficient knowledge, experience, the proper replacement parts, and tools before you attempt any...do some of your own service work, you will want to use the proper service manual. It tells you much more about how to service your vehicle than this manual can. To order the proper service ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ... keep a record with all parts receipts and list the mileage and the date of any service work you perform. See Maintenance Record on page 406. Fuel Use of the recommended fuel is an important part of the proper maintenance of your vehicle. To help keep your...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ...at 87 octane or higher and you hear heavy knocking, your engine needs service. If your vehicle has the 2.4L L4 engine (VIN Code B) or ...at 87 octane or higher and you hear heavy knocking, your engine needs service. Gasoline Specifications At a minimum, gasoline should meet ASTM specification D 4814...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ... See the underhood emission control label. If this fuel is not available in states adopting California ... determined that the condition is caused by the type of fuel used, repairs may not be covered by your warranty.... keep fuel injectors and intake valves clean, or if your vehicle experiences problems ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ... for fuel that contains methanol. Do not use fuel containing methanol. It can corrode metal parts ...this occurs, return to your authorized GM dealer for service. Fuels in Foreign Countries If you plan .... Costly repairs caused by use of improper fuel would not be covered by your warranty. To check the ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    .... Keep sparks, flames, and smoking materials away from fuel. Do not leave the fuel pump unattended when refueling your vehicle. This is against the law in some places. Keep children away from the fuel pump; never let children pump fuel. The tethered fuel cap is located behind a hinged fuel door on...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ... See Washing Your Vehicle on page 372. When replacing the fuel cap, turn it clockwise until it clicks. Make...page 170. The CHECK GAS CAP message will be displayed on the Driver Information Center (DIC) if the fuel cap ... lamp to light and may damage your fuel tank and emissions system. See Malfunction ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ...a Portable Fuel Container Checking Things Under the Hood {CAUTION: Never fill a portable fuel container while it is in your vehicle. Static electricity discharge from the container can ignite the gasoline vapor. You can be badly burned and your vehicle damaged if...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ... hood release lever with this symbol on it. It is located under the instrument panel on the driver's side of the vehicle. 2. Then go to the front of the vehicle and push the secondary hood release lever to the left. It is located under the front center of the hood toward the driver's side of the...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    Engine Compartment Overview When you open the hood on the 2.2L L4 engine (2.4L L4 engine similar), here is what you will see: 284
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ... 313 and Hydraulic Clutch on page 296. E. Engine Compartment Fuse Block. See Engine Compartment Fuse Block on page 382. F. Remote Positive (+) Terminal. See Jump Starting on page 317. ... Jump Starting on page 317. H. Engine Coolant Surge Tank. See Cooling System on page 305. I. ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    When you open the hood on the 2.0L L4 Supercharged engine, here is what you will see: 286
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ...page 313 and Hydraulic Clutch on page 296. F. Engine Compartment Fuse Block. See Engine Compartment Fuse Block on page 382. G. Remote Positive (+) Terminal. See Jump Starting on page 317. ... the engine oil every time you get fuel. In order to get an accurate reading, the oil must be...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ... capacity, see Capacities and Specifications on page 385. Notice: Do not add too much oil. If the engine has so much oil ...2.4L L4 Engine 2.0L L4 Supercharged Engine See Engine Compartment Overview on page 284 for the location of the engine oil fill cap. Be sure to add enough oil to put the level ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ... SAE 5W-30 As shown in the viscosity chart, SAE 5W-30 is best for your vehicle. These numbers on an oil container show its viscosity, or thickness. Do not use other viscosity oils such as SAE 20W-50. Oils meeting these requirements should also have the starburst symbol on the container. This symbol ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ... identified as meeting GM Standard GM6094M and have the starburst symbol on the front of the oil container. Notice: Use only engine oil identified as meeting.... Failure to use the recommended oil can result in engine damage not covered by your warranty. GM Goodwrench® oil meets all the requirements...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ...as meeting GM Standard GM4718M and have the starburst symbol on the front of the oil container. Your vehicle's engine is filled at...30 with the starburst symbol at all temperatures. Substitute oil not meeting GM Standard GM4718M should not be used for an oil change. Engine Oil Additives Do not add...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ... temperature, and not on mileage. Based on driving conditions, the mileage at which an oil change will be indicated ... conditions, the oil life system may not indicate that an oil change is necessary for over a year....Your dealer has GM-trained service people who will perform this work using genuine GM ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    After changing the engine oil, the system must be reset as follows: 1. Turn the ignition to RUN, with the engine off. 2. Press the information and reset buttons on ... tell you the system has been reset. 5. Turn the key to LOCK. If the CHANGE OIL SOON message comes back on when ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    ...lter at the Maintenance II intervals and replace it at the first oil change after each 50,... air to clean the filter. To inspect or replace the filter, remove the screws that hold the cover on and ... can be found in the service manual. To purchase a service manual, see Service Publications Ordering ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ...take your vehicle to the dealership service department and have it repaired as soon as possible. Change the fluid and filter at the intervals listed in Additional Required Services on page 394... transaxle fluid listed in Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 402. Manual Transaxle Fluid It...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    .... In addition, the engine coolant may require changing sooner, at the first maintenance service after each 30,000 miles (50 000 km) or 24 ... and how to add coolant when it is low. If you have a problem with engine overheating, see Engine Overheating on page 303. A ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ...could get too hot but you would not get the overheat warning. Your engine could ...overheat and be badly damaged. The repair cost would not be covered by your warranty. Too much water ... only the proper mixture of the engine coolant listed in this manual for the cooling system. See Recommended Fluids and...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    Checking Coolant {CAUTION: Turning the surge tank pressure cap when the engine and radiator are hot ... badly. Never turn the surge tank pressure cap - even a little - when the engine and ... be at the COLD FILL line. The coolant surge tank is located in the engine compartment on the driver's side ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ... is necessary. See Engine Overheating on page 303 for instructions on "How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Surge Tank." {CAUTION: You can be burned if... engine parts are hot enough. Do not spill coolant on a hot engine. When replacing the pressure cap, make sure it is hand-tight and fully seated. ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ... line on the fill neck, or a little higher. The intercooler system fill neck is located in the front of the engine compartment, near the center of the vehicle. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 284 for more information on location. 300
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ...that the cooling system, including the fill neck pressure cap, is cool before you do so. {CAUTION... and if you turn the intercooler system pressure cap - even a little - they can come out at high speed. Never turn the cap when the intercooler system, including the intercooler system pressure cap...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ... the engine parts are hot enough. Do not spill coolant on a hot engine. 1. You can remove the fill neck pressure cap when the... to the fill neck until the level is again visible in the horizontal tube section. 5. Replace the intercooler system pressure cap. Be sure the pressure cap is hand-tight and...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap Notice: If the pressure cap is not tightly installed, coolant...is properly and tightly secured. The coolant surge tank pressure cap must be fully installed on the coolant surge tank. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 284 for more information on location. If Steam...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ... Your Engine An engine coolant temperature warning can indicate a serious problem. See Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light on page 170. If you get an engine coolant temperature warning, but see or hear no steam, the problem may not be too serious. Sometimes the engine can get a little ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    If the warning continues and you have not stopped, pull over, stop, and park your vehicle ... until it cools down. You may decide not to lift the hood but to get service help right away. Cooling System ..., 2.4L L4 Engine similar A. Electric Engine Cooling Fan B. Coolant Surge Tank and Pressure Cap 305
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ... and tools away from any underhood electric fan. If the coolant inside the coolant surge tank is boiling, do not do anything else until it cools down. ... Engine A. Electric Engine Cooling Fans B. Intercooler System Pressure Cap C. Coolant Surge Tank and Pressure Cap 306
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ...other engine parts, can be very hot. Do not touch them. If you do, you...the fan should be running. If it is not, your vehicle needs service. If your vehicle is... should be running. If they are not, your vehicle needs service. Notice: Engine damage from running your engine without coolant is not covered...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    ... be severely damaged. If you have not found a problem yet, check to see if coolant is visible in the coolant surge tank. If ...the cooling system, including the coolant surge tank pressure cap, is hot. Wait for the cooling system and coolant surge tank pressure cap to cool if you ever have to ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ... and it will burn if the engine parts are hot enough. Do not spill coolant on a hot engine. 1. You can remove the coolant surge tank pressure cap when the cooling system, including the coolant surge tank pressure cap and upper radiator hose, is...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    2. Then keep turning the pressure cap slowly, and remove it. 3. Fill the coolant surge tank with the proper mixture, to the COLD FILL line on the tank. Wait about five minutes, then check to see if the level is below the COLD FILL line. If the level is below ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ... proper mixture to the coolant surge tank until the level reaches the COLD FILL line. 5. Then replace the pressure cap. Be sure the pressure...is visible in the coolant surge tank, you will need to either see your dealer or refer to the Dealer Service Manual for a special ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    ... fluid until the tank is full. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 284 for reservoir location. Notice: • When using concentrated washer fluid, follow the manufacturer's instructions for adding water. ... occurs, which could damage the tank if it is completely full. • Do not use engine ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ... sooner or later the brakes and/or clutch will not work well, or will not work at all. So, it... linings. You should add or remove fluid, as necessary, only when work is done on the brake/clutch ... See Engine Compartment Overview on page 284 for the location of the reservoir. There are only two reasons ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    ... of fluid in the brake/ clutch system, the brakes/clutch may not work well, or they may not even ... system parts so badly that they will have to be replaced. Do not let someone put in the wrong kind of ... on page 372. Brake Wear Your vehicle has front disc brakes and may have rear drum brakes or rear ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ... the rear brake drums should be removed and inspected each time the tires are removed for rotation or changing. When you have the front brake pads replaced, have the rear brakes inspected, too. Brake linings should always be replaced as complete ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    .... For example, if someone puts in brake linings that are wrong for your vehicle, the balance between the front and rear brakes can change - for the ... puts in the wrong replacement brake parts. Your vehicle's battery is located in the trunk. You do not need to access the ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    .... They can be dangerous because: • They contain acid that can burn you. • They contain gas that can explode or ignite. • They contain enough electricity to burn you. If you do not follow these steps exactly, some or all of these things ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ... and other accessories when jump starting your vehicle. 3. Turn off the ignition on both vehicles. Unplug unnecessary accessories plugged into ... terminal. The remote positive terminal is located under a red tethered cap on the engine compartment fuse block. Lift the cap to access the terminal. 318
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    The remote negative (−) ground terminal, marked GND (−), is located behind the engine coolant surge tank. {CAUTION: An electric fan can start up even when the engine is not running and can injure you. Keep hands, clothing and ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ... a match near a battery can cause battery gas to explode. People have been hurt doing this,... take care of that first. If you don't, explosive gas could be present. Battery fluid contains acid ... the engine is running. 5. Check that the jumper cables do not have loose or missing insulation. If they ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    .... The other end of the negative (−) cable does not go to the dead battery. It goes to a heavy,... end of the negative (−) cable to the negative (−) terminal location on the vehicle with the dead battery. Your vehicle... battery. If it will not start after a few tries, it probably needs service. 321...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    Notice: If the jumper cables are connected or removed in the wrong order, electrical shorting may occur and damage the vehicle. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Always connect and remove the jumper cables in the correct order, making sure that the cables do not touch each other...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    ... be fully assembled and all other work stopped while headlamp aiming is being done. The vehicle should be normally loaded with a full tank of fuel and one person or 160 lbs (75 kg) on the driver's seat. Tires should be properly inflated. Headlamp ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ...the following: The adjustment screw can be turned with a 6 mm socket wrench. 1. Open the hood. See Hood Release on page 283 for more information. 2. Locate the aim dot on the lens of the low-beam headlamp. 3. Measure the distance from the ground to the aim dot on the low-beam headlamp. Record the ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    6. Turn on the low-beam headlamps and place a piece of cardboard or equivalent in front of the headlamp not being adjusted. Do not place directly on ...the width of the vehicle at the height of the mark in Step 4. Notice: Do not cover a headlamp to improve beam cut-off when aiming. ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    Bulb Replacement For the proper type of replacement bulbs, see Replacement Bulbs on page 332. For any bulb changing procedure not listed in this section, ... Steps 7 through 9 for the opposite headlamp. {CAUTION: Halogen bulbs have pressurized gas inside and can burst if you ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps To replace one of these bulbs, do the following: 1. Open the hood. See Hood Release on page 283 for more information. A. Front Turn Signal/Parking Lamp B. Sidemarker C. Headlamp 2. Remove the two hex bolts from the headlamp ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ... the headlamp assembly up on an angle and towards the radiator to remove it. 6. Disconnect the bulb base from the wiring harness by lifting the plastic locking tab. 7. To replace a headlamp bulb, do the following: 7.1. Disconnect the wiring harness ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    ... snaps in. You may need to use a tool to guide the tabs into the assembly. To replace this bulb, do the following: 1. Open the trunk. See Trunk on page 100 for more information. 2. Remove the fastener which holds down the trunk trim. 3. Disconnect the wiring harness by lifting up on...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ... and Back-up Lamps (Sedan) To replace one of these bulbs, do the following: 1. Open the... more fastener to remove. 3. Remove the outer two screws from the taillamp assembly. 4. Disconnect the wiring harness .../Turn Signal/Taillamp C. Back-up 6. Locate the bulb you need to change. 7. Remove the taillamp ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    Back-Up Lamps (Coupe) To replace a back-up lamp bulb, do the following: 1. Open the trunk. See Trunk on page 100 for more information. 2. Locate the back-up lamp bulb assembly in the trunk lid. 3. Remove the bulb socket by turning it counterclockwise. On vehicles ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ... Back-Up Lamps Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) Front Parking/Turn Signal Lamps Halogen Headlamps, High... Sidemarker Stoplamp, Taillamp and Turn Signal Lamps Bulb Number 921 912 3157KX 9007 LL 194 3057KX For replacement bulbs not listed here, contact your dealer. 1. Remove the two screws holding ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ... for more information on wiper blade inspection. Replacement blades come in different types and are removed in different ways. For proper type and length, see Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts on page 404. Here is how to remove the wiper blades: 1. Pull the windshield ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ... tire manufacturer. If you ever have questions about your tire warranty and where to obtain service, see your GM Warranty booklet for details. For additional information refer ... tread is badly worn, or if your tires have been damaged, replace them. See High-Speed Operation on page 344 for inflation ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ... than standard profile tires. Tire and/or wheel assembly damage can occur when coming into ... sliding into a curb. Your GM warranty does not cover this type of damage. Keep tires set to... same brand and tread type on all four wheel positions. • Use only radial ply tires of the same size, load range, ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ...s width, height, aspect ratio, construction type and service description. See the “Tire Size” illustration later in this ...safety guidelines. If your vehicle has 205/55R16 size tires, they meet the GM TPC Spec rating, but the TPC Spec code has not been molded onto the tire’s sidewall. (C) DOT ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ... TIN shows the manufacturer and plant code, tire size, and date the tire was manufactured. The TIN is molded... that can be carried and the maximum pressure needed to support that load. Compact Spare Tire Example (A) Temporary... 3,000 miles (5 000 km) and should not be driven at speeds over 65 mph (105...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    ... be carried and the maximum pressure needed to support that load. (E) Tire Inflation: The temporary ... type and service description. The letter T as the first character in the tire size means the tire ... all federal safety guidelines. Tire Size The following illustration shows an example of a typical...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    ...ply construction. (E) Rim Diameter: Diameter of the wheel in inches. (F) Service Description: These characters represent .... Belt: A rubber coated layer of cords that is located between the plies and the tread. Cords .... Bead: The tire bead contains steel wires wrapped by steel cords that hold the tire ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    ...standard and optional equipment including the maximum capacity of fuel, oil, and coolant, but without passengers... GAWR FRT: Gross Axle Weight Rating for the front axle. See Loading Your Vehicle on... Loaded Vehicle Weight: The sum of curb weight, accessory weight, vehicle capacity weight, and production...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    ... when mounted on a vehicle. The side of the tire that contains a whitewall, bears white lettering, or bears manufacturer, brand, and/or model name molding ... beads are laid at 90 degrees to the centerline of the tread. Rim: A metal support for a tire and upon which the tire beads are seated. Sidewall:...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    ... on the Tire: Load on an individual tire due to curb weight, accessory weight, occupant weight, and cargo weight. Vehicle Placard: A ... much flexing • Too much heat • Tire overloading • Premature or irregular wear • Poor handling • Reduced fuel economy If your tires have too much air (over-...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    ..., shown on the label, is the minimum amount of air pressure needed to support your vehicle's maximum load carrying capacity. For additional ... vehicle has been sitting for at least three hours or driven no more than 1 mile (1.6 km). Remove the valve cap from the tire valve stem. Press the tire gage ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    ... for the vehicle load. If your vehicle has 215/45R18 size tires, they will require inflation pressure adjustment when driving your ...160 km/h) or higher. Set the cold tire inflation pressure to 35 psi (241 kPa) for the front and rear tires, when operating your vehicle at high-speed conditions. When...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    .... See When It Is Time for New Tires on page 346 and Wheel Replacement on page 351 for more information. The purpose of regular ...not include the compact spare tire in your tire rotation. After the tires have been rotated, adjust the front and rear inflation pressures as shown on the Tire and Loading ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ...or less of tread remaining. {CAUTION: Rust or dirt on a wheel, or on the parts to which it is fastened, can make wheel... off and cause an accident. When you change a wheel, remove any rust or dirt from places where... towel to do this; but be sure to use a scraper or wire brush later, if needed, to get ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    ... cut, or other damage that cannot be repaired well because of the size or location of the damage. Buying New Tires GM has developed and matched specific tires for your...cation (TPC spec) system rating. If you need replacement tires, GM strongly recommends that you get tires with...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    ...fail suddenly, causing a crash. Use only radial-ply tires with the wheels on your vehicle. If you must replace your vehicle's tires with those that do not have a TPC Spec number, make sure they are the same size, load range, speed rating, and construction ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    Different Size Tires and Wheels If you add wheels or tires that are a different size than your original equipment wheels and tires, this ... performance of these systems can be affected. {CAUTION: If you add different sized wheels, your vehicle may not provide an acceptable level of performance and ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    ...cantly from the norm due to variations in driving habits, service practices, and differences in road characteristics and ... Tire Quality Grading (UTQG) system does not apply to deep tread, winter-type ...-ahead braking traction tests, and does not include acceleration, cornering, hydroplaning, or peak ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ... best overall performance. Adjustments to wheel alignment and tire balancing will not be necessary on a regular ... your dealer for proper diagnosis. Wheel Replacement Replace any wheel that is bent, cracked, or badly ... nuts should be replaced. If the wheel leaks air, replace it (except some aluminum ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    ... nuts for your vehicle. Notice: The wrong wheel can also cause problems with bearing life, brake cooling, speedometer or odometer calibration, headlamp aim, bumper height, ...body and chassis. See Changing a Flat Tire on page 355 for more information. Used Replacement Wheels {CAUTION: ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    ...not spin your vehicle's wheels. If you do find traction devices that will fit, install them on the front tires. Notice: If your vehicle has a tire size other than P205/... SAE Class S-type chains that are the proper size for your tires. Install them on the front tires and tighten them...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    ... a few tips about what to expect and what to do: If a front tire fails, the flat tire will create a drag that ... off the accelerator pedal and grip the steering wheel firmly. Steer to maintain lane position, ... you would use in a skid. In any rear blowout remove your foot from the accelerator pedal. ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    ...Do not allow passengers to remain in the vehicle. To be even more certain the vehicle will not move, you should put blocks at the front and rear of the tire farthest away from the one being changed. That would be the tire on the other side...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    When you have a flat tire, use the following example as a guide to assist you in the placement of wheel blocks. Removing the Spare Tire and Tools The equipment you will need is located in the trunk. Base Models 1. Open the trunk. See Trunk on page...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    A. B. C. D. E. F. Cover Retainer Spare Tire Wing Nut Jack and Wheel Wrench Bolt 3. Remove the retainer (B) that holds down the spare tire. See Compact ... out of the trunk. 5. Remove the wing nut (D) that holds the jack and remove the jack and wheel wrench (E). 357
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    Uplevel Models 1. Open the trunk. See Trunk on page 100 for more information. 2. Lift the trunk liner to access the spare tire and tools. 358
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    A. B. C. D. E. Retainer Jack and Wheel Wrench Spare Tire Foam Support Bolt 3. Remove the retainer (A) that holds down the jack, wheel wrench (B) and spare tire (C). 4. Remove the spare tire by gently pulling it up and out of the trunk. You will ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    ... Tire Press the button and then pull on the end of the wheel wrench to extend the handle. 1. If your vehicle has ... the wheel wrench to loosen the plastic wheel nut caps. Once you have loosened the plastic wheel nut caps with the wheel wrench, you can finish loosening them with your fingers. The ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    ... covered by your warranty. 5. Position the jack lift head at the jack location nearest the flat tire. The front location is about 8 inches (20 cm) behind the front wheel opening. The rear location is about 4 inches (10 cm) in front of the rear wheel opening....
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    ... the jack head until it fits firmly in the vehicle's frame, where the notch is located, nearest the flat tire. 7. Put the compact spare tire near the flat...vehicle damage, be sure to fit the jack lift head into the proper location before raising the vehicle. 8. Raise the vehicle by turning the ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    ...wheel nuts. CAUTION: (Continued) accident. When you change a wheel, remove any rust or dirt from the places where ...paper towel to do this; but be sure to use a scraper or wire brush later, if needed, to get all... rust or dirt off. 10. Remove any rust or dirt from the wheel bolts, mounting surfaces, ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    ... lead to an accident. Be sure to use the correct wheel nuts. If you have to replace them, be sure to get new GM original equipment wheel nuts. Stop somewhere as...cation. See Capacities and Specifications on page 385 for the wheel nut torque specification. {CAUTION: Never use ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    ...14. Tighten the wheel nuts firmly in a crisscross sequence, as shown. Notice: Wheel covers will not fit on your compact spare. If you try to put a wheel ... cover on your compact spare tire. It will not fit. Store the wheel cover in the trunk until you have the flat tire repaired or replaced. 365
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    A. B. C. D. E. F. Cover Retainer Jack and Wheel Wrench Stow Bolt Extension Rod Spare Tire Bolt Base Model 366
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    ... Retainer Jack and Wheel Wrench Stow Bolt Extension Rod Spare Tire Foam Support Bolt To ... tire hold-down bolt. 3. If your vehicle has aluminum wheels, first remove the center cap with your hand or the ... the spare tire tub. Avoid scraping the aluminum wheel, if the vehicle has one, on the hold-down ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 368
    ... tire is for temporary use only. Replace the compact spare with a full-size tire as soon as possible. Of course, it is best to replace the spare with a full-size tire as soon as possible. The spare tire will...your trip and have the full-size tire repaired or replaced at your convenience. 368
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 369
    ... and plastic surfaces. Regular vacuuming is recommended to remove particles from your upholstery. It is important to keep your... which they were not intended. Use glass cleaner only on glass. Remove any ...cleaners, read and adhere to all safety instructions on the label. While cleaning your vehicle's...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    ...heavy pressure can damage your interior and does not improve the effectiveness of soil removal. • Use only mild, neutral-pH soaps.... • For solid dry soils: remove as much as possible and then vacuum. To clean, use the following instructions: 1. Saturate a lint-free, clean white cloth with water or...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 371
    ... cleaning cloth remains clean. 5. If the soil is not completely removed, use a mild soap solution and ... leather may permanently change the appearance and feel of your leather and are not recommended. Do... surfaces may permanently change the appearance and feel of your interior and are not recommended. ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 372
    ...will make them last longer, seal better, and not stick or squeak. Apply silicone grease with a ...clean and dry. Washing Your Vehicle {CAUTION: Do not bleach or dye safety belts. If you do,... may severely weaken them. In a crash, they might not be able to provide adequate protection. Clean safety belts...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    ... Do not use strong soaps or chemical detergents. Be sure to rinse the vehicle well, removing all... mild polishing of the vehicle by hand may be necessary to remove residue from the paint finish. Approved cleaning ...clean exterior lamps and lenses. Follow instructions under Washing Your Vehicle on page ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    ...plated wheels, you could damage the surface of the wheel(s). The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Use...you could damage the surface. Do not use chrome polish on aluminum wheels. Windshield and Wiper ... Check the wiper blades and clean them as necessary; replace blades that look worn. 374
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 375
    ... could damage the aluminum or chrome-plated wheels. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. ... and requires sheet metal repair or replacement, make sure the body repair shop applies anti-corrosion material to parts repaired or replaced to restore corrosion protection. Original manufacturer ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 376
    ...removal and dust control can collect on the underbody. If these are not removed, corrosion and rust can develop on the underbody parts such as fuel lines, frame, floor pan, and exhaust system even though they have corrosion protection. 376
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 377
    ... Wax-Treated Tar and Road Oil Remover Chrome Cleaner and Polish White Sidewall... Vinyl Cleaner Glass Cleaner Chrome and Wire Wheel Cleaner Finish Enhancer Usage Interior... dirt, grime, smoke and fingerprints. Removes dirt and grime from chrome wheels and wire wheel covers. Removes dust, fingerprints, ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 378
    ... options and special equipment Do not remove this label from the vehicle. This is the legal identifier for your vehicle. It appears on a plate in the front corner of the instrument panel, on the driver's side....help you identify your vehicle's engine, specifications, and replacement parts. 378
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 379
    ...of damage caused by electrical problems. Look at the silver-colored band inside the fuse. If the band is ...If you ever have a problem on the road and do not have a spare fuse, you can... There is one additional fuse located in the back of the vehicle near the battery. Headlamp Wiring The headlamp wiring...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 380
    Floor Console Fuse Block The floor console fuse block is located on the passenger's side of the floor console behind the forward panel. The ...puller to remove fuses. Fuses 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Usage Fuse Puller Empty Empty Empty Empty Amplifier Cluster Ignition Switch, PASS-Key® ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 381
    ...Conditioning, PASS-Key® III+ Empty Spare Airbag Spare Windshield Wiper Climate Control System, Ignition Empty Empty Electric Power Steering, Steering Wheel Control Sunroof Spare Fuses 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Relays 30 31 32 Usage Empty Audio ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 382
    Engine Compartment Fuse Block The engine compartment fuse block is located on the driver's side of the vehicle. Lift off the cover to check the fuses. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 284 for more information on location. 382
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 383
    ... LAMP HORN RT HI BEAM LT HI BEAM RT LO BEAM LT LO BEAM DRL FUEL PUMP EXH Blank Usage Spares Not Used Not Used Rear Defogger Engine Cooling Fan ... Low Beam Driver's Side Low Beam Daytime Running Lamps Fuel Pump Exhaust Emissions Not Used Fuses INJ Blank ABS Usage Injectors Not ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 384
    Fuses Blank S BAND/ONSTAR ABS3 LTR MIR HTD SEATS CNSTR VENT Relays.../Low Speed Starter Relays COOL FAN1 FUEL PUMP WPR ON/OFF COOL FANS PWR... Misc. PLR Usage Engine Cooling Fan 1 Fuel Pump Windshield Wiper On/Off Engine Cooling... AIR Solenoid (L61, LE5), Aftercooler (L4) Run, Crank Usage Fuse Puller 384
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 385
    ... conditioning system refrigerant charge amount, see the refrigerant caution label located under the hood. See your dealer for more information. ...Engine Oil with Filter 2.2L L4 and 2.4L L4 Engines 2.0L L4 Engine Supercharged Fuel Tank 2.2L L4 Engine (with NU6 emissions) sold new in CA, ME, VT, NY, NH,...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 386
    ... qt 1.6 L 2.0L L4 Engine Supercharged 1.7 qt 1.6 L Wheel Nut Torque 100 lb ft 140... adding, be sure to fill to the appropriate level, as recommended in this manual. Application Capacities English Engine Specifi... L4 VIN Code F P B Transaxle Automatic Manual Manual Manual Automatic Spark Plug Gap 0....
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 387
    Section 6 Maintenance Schedule Owner Checks and Services ...397 At Each Fuel Fill ...398 At Least Once a Month ...398 At Least Once a Year ...399 Recommended Fluids and Lubricants ...402 Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts ...404 Engine Drive Belt Routing ...405 ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 388
    ... engine oil at the proper level and change as recommended. Maintenance Requirements Notice: Maintenance intervals, checks, inspections, replacement parts, and recommended fluids and lubricants as prescribed in this manual are necessary to keep your vehicle in ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 389
    ...Environment Proper vehicle maintenance not only helps to keep your vehicle in good working condition, but... keep your vehicle in good working condition. But we do not know exactly how you will drive it. You may drive... may need more frequent checks and replacements. So please read the following and note...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 390
    ... road surfaces within legal driving limits. • use the recommended fuel. See Gasoline Octane on page 277. The services in Scheduled Maintenance on page 391 ..., you will know that GM-trained and supported service technicians will perform the work using genuine GM parts. 390
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 391
    ... help keep your vehicle in good condition. The proper replacement parts, fluids, and lubricants to use are ... and Lubricants on page 402 and Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts on page 404. When your vehicle is ... sure these are used. All parts should be replaced and all necessary repairs done before ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 392
    ... your last service. Remember to reset the oil life system whenever the oil is changed. See Engine... and resetting the system. When the CHANGE OIL SOON message appears, certain services, checks, and ... if the previous service performed was Maintenance I. Always use Maintenance II whenever the CHANGE OIL ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 393
    Scheduled Maintenance Service Change engine oil and filter. See Engine Oil on ... Inspect engine air cleaner filter. If necessary, replace filter. See Engine Air Cleaner/Filter ...system components. See footnote (e). Lubricate body components. See footnote (f). Replace passenger compartment air filter...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 394
    ... miles (kilometers) shown for each item. Additional Required Services Service and Miles (Kilometers) Inspect fuel system for damage or leaks. Inspect exhaust system for loose or damaged components. Replace engine air cleaner filter. See Engine ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 395
    .../shoes for wear or cracks. Inspect other brake parts, including drums, wheel cylinders, calipers, parking brake, etc. (b) Visually inspect front and rear suspension and steering system for damaged, loose, or missing parts or signs of ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 396
    ... and have them repaired or replaced. The airbag system does not need regular maintenance. (f) Lubricate all key lock cylinders, door hinges and ... the cooling system and pressure cap. (j) A fluid loss in any vehicle system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 397
    ...regularly under dusty conditions, the filter may require replacement more often. (m) Visually inspect belt for fraying, excessive cracks, or obvious damage. Replace belt if necessary. (n) Drain, flush, ... test the system and pressure cap. Owner Checks and Services These owner checks and...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 398
    ...is important to perform these underhood checks at each fuel fill. Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check ...make sure the spare tire is stored securely. See Changing a Flat Tire on page 355. Engine Coolant ... drivers prior to the Engine Oil Life System service notification. Check the tires for wear and,...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 399
    ... If the vehicle starts in any other position, contact your GM Goodwrench® dealer for service. On manual transaxle vehicles, put the shift lever in NEUTRAL, push the clutch ... the vehicle starts when the clutch pedal is not pushed all the way down, contact your GM Goodwrench® dealer for service. 399
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 400
    ... an automatic transaxle, the ignition should turn to LOCK only when the shift lever is in PARK (P). The ignition key should come out only in LOCK. • With a manual transaxle, the ignition key should come out only in LOCK. Turn the steering wheel to the left and to ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 401
    ...and property could be damaged. Make sure there is room in front of your vehicle in case it begins to roll. Be ... the regular brake. Contact your GM Goodwrench® dealer if service is required. Underbody Flushing Service At least every spring, use plain water to flush any corrosive materials from the ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 402
    ... this standard may be identified with the American Petroleum Institute (API) Certified Engine Oil for Gasoline Engines starburst (2.0L L4 symbol. However, not all synthetic Supercharged API oils with the starburst symbol engine) will meet this GM standard. You should look for and use only an oil ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 403
    ... Hydraulic Brake System Hydraulic Clutch System Windshield Washer Parking Brake Cable Guides Manual Transaxle (2.2L and 2.4L L4 engines) Manual Transaxle (2.0L L4 Supercharged engine) Automatic Transaxle Key Lock Cylinders Fluid/Lubricant Delco® Supreme 11 Brake Fluid or ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 404
    Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts Replacement parts identified below by name, part number, or specification can be obtained from your GM dealer. Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts Part Engine Air Cleaner/Filter 2.2L L4 and 2.4L L4 Engine 2.0L L4 Engine...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 405
    Engine Drive Belt Routing 2.0L L4 Supercharged Engine 2.2L L4 and 2.4L L4 Engines Belt routing for air conditioning option shown. Dotted line shows routing for vehicles without air conditioning option. 405
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 406
    ... scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading, who performed the service, and the type of services performed in the boxes provided. See Maintenance Requirements on page 388. Any additional information from Owner Checks and Services on page...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 407
    Maintenance Record (cont'd) Date Odometer Reading Serviced By Maintenance I or Maintenance II Services Performed 407
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 408
    Maintenance Record (cont'd) Date Odometer Reading Serviced By Maintenance I or Maintenance II Services Performed 408
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 409
    ... United States Government ...428 Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government ...428 Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors ...428 Service Publications Ordering Information ...429 Customer Assistance and Information ...410 Customer Satisfaction Procedure ...410 Online Owner Center ...413...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 410
    ...operation of your vehicle will be resolved by your dealer's sales or service departments. Sometimes, however, despite ... occur. If your concern has not been resolved to your satisfaction, the following ... the matter has already been reviewed with the sales, service, or parts manager, contact the owner...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 411
    ...your case will generally be heard within 40 days. If you do not agree with the decision given in your case, you may reject it and ...by vehicle age, mileage, and other factors. General Motors reserves the right to change eligibility limitations and/or discontinue its participation in this program. 411
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 412
    STEP THREE - Canadian Owners: In the event that you do not feel your concerns have been addressed after following the procedure... to binding arbitration of owner disputes involving factory-related vehicle service claims. The program provides for the review of the facts involved by an impartial third...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 413
    ... Center allows you to: • Get e-mail service reminders. • Access information about your specific... an electronic version of this owner manual. • Keep track of your vehicle's service history and maintenance schedule. • Find GM dealers for service nationwide. • Receive special promotions and...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 414
    ... (For Text Telephone devices (TTYs)) Roadside Assistance: 1-800-268-6800 United States - Customer Assistance Chevrolet Motor Division Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33170 Detroit, MI 48232-5170 www.Chevrolet.com 1-800-222-1020 1-800-833-2438 (For Text Telephone devices (TTYs)) 414
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 415
    Overseas - Customer Assistance Please contact the local General Motors Business Unit. GM Mobility Reimbursement Program Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Islands/Countries (Except Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands) - Customer Assistance General Motors de Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V. ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 416
    ...-8872) In Canada, call 1-800-268-6800 Service available 24 hours a day, 365 ... of the owner is not eligible for coverage. The following services are provided in the U.S. during the Bumper-to-Bumper warranty ..., propane and other alternative fuels will not be provided through this service. • Lock-out ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 417
    ... vehicle has a spare tire, installation of the tire in good condition will be covered at no charge. The customer is responsible for the repair or replacement of the tire if not covered by a warrantable failure. • Jump Start: No-start occurrences which ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 418
    ... how to claim for trip interruption expense assistance. • Alternative Service: There may be times, when Roadside Assistance cannot provide timely .... In many instances, mechanical failures are covered under Chevrolet's Bumper-to-Bumper warranty, and the duration of the Base Warranty Coverage for ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 419
    ... vehicle. • Description of the problem. While we hope you never have the occasion to use our service, it is added... offer Courtesy Transportation, a customer support program for new vehicles. For warranty repairs during the Bumper-to-Bumper (U.S.) or Base Warranty Coverage period (Canada), provided ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 420
    ... immediately, keep driving it until it can be scheduled for service, unless, of course, the problem is safety-related. If it is, please call your dealership, let them know this, and ask for instructions. If the dealer requests that you simply drop the vehicle off for service, you are ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 421
    Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement If your vehicle requires overnight warranty repairs, ... a friend or relative, limited reimbursement for reasonable fuel expenses may be available. Claim amounts ... by original receipts. You are responsible for fuel usage charges and may also be responsible ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 422
    ... of the vehicle's performance. Your vehicle uses on-board vehicle computers to monitor emission control components to optimize fuel economy, to monitor conditions for airbag deployment and, if the vehicle has the Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), to provide ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 423
    ... the data. If your vehicle has OnStar®, please check the OnStar® subscription service agreement or manual for information on its operations and data collection. ...ed technician using the proper equipment and quality replacement parts. Poorly performed collision repairs will diminish ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 424
    ... equipment parts may also be used for repair. These parts are typically removed from vehicles that were total losses in prior accidents. In .... As a result, these parts may fit poorly, exhibit premature durability/corrosion problems, and may not perform properly in subsequent collisions. Aftermarket ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 425
    ... Manufacturer (OEM) parts or Genuine Manufacturer replacement parts. Read your lease carefully, ...your vehicle cannot be driven, know where the towing service will be taking it. Get a card from the tow truck ... if its position puts you in danger or you are instructed to move it by a police officer. 425
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 426
    ... "no fault" insurance laws, a report may not be necessary. This is especially true if there are .... Remember, you will have to feel comfortable with their work for a long time. • Once you have an ... it carefully and make sure you understand what work will be performed on your vehicle. If you have ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 427
    ...towed there. Specify to the facility that any required replacement collision parts be original equipment parts,... GM parts. Remember, recycled parts will not be covered by your GM vehicle warranty....s insurance company is paying for the repairs, you are not obligated to accept a repair valuation based...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 428
    ... may order a recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or General Motors. To contact NHTSA, you may call...800-222-1020, or write: Chevrolet Motor Division Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33170 Detroit, MI 48232-5170
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 429
    .... Service Publications Ordering Information Service Manuals Service Manuals have the diagnosis and repair information on...information needed to knowledgeably service General Motors cars and trucks. Each bulletin contains instructions to assist in the diagnosis and service of your vehicle. In Canada, ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 430
    ... Web at: www.helminc.com Or you can write to: Helm, Incorporated P.O. Box 07130 Detroit, MI 48207 Prices are subject to change without notice and without ... funds. Current and Past Model Order Forms Technical Service Bulletins and Manuals are available for current and past model GM ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 431
    ... to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle ...81 Additives, Fuel ...278 Add-On Electrical Equipment ...378 Air Cleaner/... ...219 Antenna, XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System ...Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) ...Anti-Lock Brake, System Warning Light ...Appearance Care Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels ...Care of ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 432
    ... 167 313 226 Braking in Emergencies ...Break-In, New Vehicle ...Bulb Replacement ...Back-Up Lamps ...Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) ...Halogen Bulbs ...Headlamp Aiming ...Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps ...License Plate Lamps ...Replacement Bulbs ......
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 433
    ... Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position ...59 Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position ...62 Where to Put the Restraint ...51 Cigarette ...Warning Light ...170 Heater, Engine ...113 Surge Tank Pressure Cap ...303 Cooling System ...305 Cruise Control ......
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 434
    ... Running Lamps ...149 Defensive Driving ...222 Delayed Locking ...97 Differential, Limited-Slip ...231 Disc, ... Your Own Service Work ...275 Dome Lamp ...151 434 Door Automatic Door Lock ...98 Delayed ...97 Programmable Automatic Door Unlock ...98 Rear Door Security Locks ...98 Driver Position, Safety ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 435
    ... System Add-On Equipment ...378 Engine Compartment Fuse Block ...382 Floor Console Fuse Block ...380 Fuses and Circuit Breakers ...379 Headlamp Wiring ...379 Power Windows and Other Power Options ...379 Windshield Wiper Fuses ...379 Engine Air Cleaner/Filter ...294 Battery ......
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 436
    ... ...140 Head Restraints ...14 Headlamp Aiming ...323 Headlamp Wiring ...379 Headlamps ...148 Bulb Replacement ...326 Daytime Running Lamps ...149 Flash-to-Pass ...143 Halogen Bulbs ...326 Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps ...327 High...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 437
    ... and Mountain Roads ...246 Hood Checking Things Under ...282 Release ...283 Horn ...140 How to Use This Manual ...4 How to Wear Safety Belts Properly ...23...System Child Restraints ...53 License Plate Lamps ...332 I Ignition Positions ...108 Infants and Young Children, Restraints...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 438
    ...Power Door ...97 Programmable Automatic Door Unlock ...98 Rear Door Security Locks ...98 Loss of Control ...236 Lumbar Manual Controls ...10 M Maintenance Schedule Additional Required Services ...394 At Each Fuel Fill ...398 At Least Once a Month ...398 At Least ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 439
    ..., see OnStar® Manual ...129 Other Warning Devices ...140 Outlet Adjustment ...157 Outlet(s), Accessory Power ...152 Outside Convex Mirror ...128 Manual Mirror ...127 ... N New Vehicle Break-In ...108 Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts ...404 P Paint, Damage ...Park (P) Shifting ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 440
    ... ...106 PASS-Key® III+ Operation ...106 Power Accessory Outlet(s) ...152 Door Locks ...97 Electrical System ...379 Retained Accessory (RAP... Tire and Installing the Spare Tire ...360 Removing the Spare Tire and Tools ...356 Replacement Bulbs ...332 Reporting Safety Defects Canadian Government ...428 ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 441
    ... Parts After a Crash ...83 Retained Accessory Power (RAP) ...111 Right Front Passenger Position, Safety ... Belt Comfort Guides ...36 Rear Seat Passengers ...33 Safety Belts (cont.) Right Front Passenger ... ...59 Right Front Seat Position ...62 Security Light ...175 Service ...274 Accessories and Modi�.
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 442
    ...133 Convenience Net ...134 Cupholder(s) ...133 Storage Areas (cont.) Driver's Storage Compartment ...Glove Box ...Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow ...Sun Visors......Tires ...Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels, Cleaning ...Buying New Tires ...Chains ...Changing a Flat Tire ...162 329...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 443
    ... Grading ...Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance ...Wheel Replacement ...When It Is Time for New Tires ...Winter Tires ...Towing Recreational Vehicle ...Towing a Trailer ...Your ... ...Transaxle Operation, Manual ...Transmission Up-Shift Light ...Trunk ...Turn and Lane-Change Signals ......
  • 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt | Owner's Manual - Page 444
    ...Symbols ...4 Vehicle Damage ...5 Wheels Alignment and Tire Balance ...351 Different Size ...349 Replacement ...351 Where to Put the Restraint ...51 Windows ...102 Manual ...103 ... Fluid ...312 Wiper Blade Replacement ...333 Wiper Blades, Cleaning ...374 Wiper Fuses ...379 Wipers ...143...



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