Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. 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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
14 / 6
Injuries / Deaths:
14 / 2
Average Mileage:
52,924 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2007 Chevrolet Cobalt electrical problems

electrical problem

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Comments (Page 12 of 12)

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problem #1

Feb 062008

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,315 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. While driving approximately 35 mph on a snowy road, the vehicle drove across a patch of slush. The contact lost control and the vehicle went airborne. The vehicle struck a guardrail, and then dropped approximately four feet from the interstate to the off ramp. The contact was injured and the vehicle sustained minor damage. A police report was filed. She shut off the vehicle and removed the key from the ignition. Approximately 30 minutes later, the vehicle started on its own. The vehicle was taken to a dealer twice, but they could not determine how the vehicle could start and shut off without a key in the ignition. The current mileage was 19,084 and failure mileage was 18,315.

- West Gardner, ME, USA

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