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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt
Problems & Complaints
CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2007 Cobalt inherited most of the problems from the 2005 and 2006 model years, but toned them down (a bit). Sure, the power steering still fails and the car has a chance of going up in flames due to a cracked fuel tank, but it’s not as prevalent as the older models. At least not yet.
In 2012, the Cobalt was recalled for gas tank fires but only for owners in certain states.
Then in 2014, the 2007 Cobalt was part of a massive GM recall due to a defective ignition switch that could cause the airbags to not deploy during an accident. The problem led to 13 deaths, government investigations and multiple class-action lawsuits.
Worst 2007 Cobalt Problems by Category
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- steering problems38NHTSA complaints: 578
- interior accessories problems28NHTSA complaints: 15
- engine problems15NHTSA complaints: 76
- fuel system problems12NHTSA complaints: 331
- suspension problems12NHTSA complaints: 74
- seat belts / air bags problems6NHTSA complaints: 131
- wheels / hubs problems5NHTSA complaints: 23
- body / paint problems4NHTSA complaints: 18
- brakes problems4NHTSA complaints: 66
- lights problems4NHTSA complaints: 11
- windows / windshield problems4NHTSA complaints: 5
- cooling system problems3
- transmission problems3NHTSA complaints: 12
- exterior accessories problems2NHTSA complaints: 12
- AC / heater problems1
- electrical problems1NHTSA complaints: 241
- exhaust system problems1NHTSA complaints: 2
- drivetrain problemsNHTSA: 28
- miscellaneous problemsNHTSA: 16
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