8. Chevrolet Cobalt
Surprised to see the Cobalt on this list? Well, you shouldn’t be. The Cobalt was involved in a major recall back in 2014 for a bad ignition switch. The faulty switch would stop the car in the middle of driving, causing power loss to the brakes, steering, and more. The problem caused quite a few injuries and caused the Cobalt to have a constant black cloud over it. This small car was a product of GMs attempted product revamp, but cheap materials and lackluster safety caused the car to fall into oblivion. This wasn’t the first dangerous small car to come out of Detroit, as you can tell by this list.
The Cobalt did have some nice features such as an SS package. The SS package featured a supercharged engine, racing alloys, and a spoiler. The automotive press had some good things to say about the Cobalt and its SS package. But you still couldn’t avoid the safety issues with this car, and if you’re the current driver of a Cobalt, it might be time to trade it in. Overall, the Cobalt had some strong features that made it an appealing purchase to budget-minded shoppers. But if safety is an important factor, the Cobalt is best left avoided.