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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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
14 / 6
Injuries / Deaths:
14 / 2
Average Mileage:
53,125 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt electrical problems

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Comments (Page 4 of 12)

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problem #162

Mar 152014

Cobalt

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system); however, the parts needed for the repair were unavailable. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Waldorf, MD, USA

problem #161

Mar 202014

Cobalt

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system); however, the parts were unavailable for the repair. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Elkhart, IN, USA

problem #160

Jul 012014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • miles
2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch parts not available to complete recall. The consumer has been on a waiting list, since February 2014.

- Festus, MO, USA

problem #159

Apr 012014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. Consumer requests reimbursement for having to trade in vehicle involved in ignition switch recall for a loss.

- Antelope, CA, USA

problem #158

Jul 232014

Cobalt

  • 170,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that there was smoke coming from the dashboard and filled the whole vehicle. The fire department was dispatched and informed the contact that there was a shortage from the adapter that was under the radio device charger. The contact also stated that all the wiring under the driver's side dashboard became fried and the vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 170,000.

- Carver , MA, USA

problem #157

Mar 312014

Cobalt

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V04700 (air bags, electrical system) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact did not experience a failure.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #156

Mar 312014

Cobalt

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V04700 (air bags, electrical system) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact did not experience a failure.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #155

Jul 012014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • miles
2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle recall notice.

- Burtonsville, MD, USA

problem #154

Mar 032014

Cobalt

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign id number 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system) and NHTSA campaign id number 14V1710009 (electrical system). The dealer was not able to perform the recall repairs since the parts were still not available. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue.

- Congers, NY, USA

problem #153

Jul 212014

Cobalt

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign number: 14E021000 (electrical). The dealer was contacted and stated that the parts were not available. The contact was awaiting parts to be available. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure.

- Pleasanton, TX, USA

problem #152

Jun 252014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign id number: 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system). The contact stated that shortly after the repairs were completed on the vehicle under the recall, the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer, who performed the recall repairs on three different occasions. The remedy failed to repair the vehicle. Updated 08/25/14

- Mansfield, OH, USA

problem #151

Jun 022014

Cobalt

  • 70,000 miles
Electrical short in the right front seat belt retractor in which disables the air bag system because of the fault. This diagnosis was verified by bergstrom Chevrolet in appleton, Wisconsin. After numerous contacts with GM and bergstrom Chevrolet, they decided not to cover the cost because of expired warranty.

- Appleton, WI, USA

problem #150

May 112014

Cobalt

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign id number: 14V171000 (electrical system) and NHTSA campaign id number: 14V047000 (air bags and electrical system). The contact made the dealer aware of the recall. The dealer ordered the parts and scheduled an appointment to perform the recall repairs. However, two days prior to the appointment the dealer stated per the manufacturer instructions they were unable to performed the recall repairs. The manufacturer was contacted and provided no resolution.

- Leesburg, FL, USA

problem #149

Mar 012014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • miles
2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. Consumer writes in regards to parts unavailable to complete recall. After receiving a rental vehicle, less than 24 hours later, the consumer received a call saying the vehicle was ready for pick-up, as the repairs has been made. Also, the vehicle would suddenly lock on its own.

- Gladwin, MI, USA

problem #148

Jul 012014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • miles
2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. Consumer writes in regards to parts not available to complete recall.

- Mckeesport, PA, USA

problem #147

Jun 112014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 63,881 miles
I take the car to camino real Chevrolet to do the recall for ignition key on 6/9/2014, I get back my car on the same day and go home. I feel that there is some problem on control of speed. On 6/11/2014, I went out with the car for a few mile, the car began lost power and slow down. So I called aaa to tow my car back to the dealer for investigate, they ask me for a checking fee of $300 and told me that they have changed the part, it will be other problem. So I searched the internet there is more recall on that model on the fuel pump and other, but they refuse to replace for me. So I called GM, they said there is no recall on my car, I don't know why" information I searched from the internet said that the wrong computer program, connection, coded keys anti-theft function will affect the car from starting. They never check that and told me to paid for changing the fuel pump. What should I do" I have no car to use over one week.

- San Gabriel, CA, USA

problem #146

Nov 112012

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • miles
2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch key and computer system. The consumer is seeking reimbursement for two previous repairs, prior to the recall.

- Port Saint Lucie, FL, USA

problem #145

May 082014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,458 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated the ignition failed to start after numerous attempts. There was a recall related to the failure under NHTSA campaign id number 14V047000 (air bag, electrical system) however the dealer informed the contact that the remedy part was unavailable to perform the repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. Updated 08/11/14

- Saginaw, MI, USA

problem #144

Apr 072014

Cobalt

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system); however, the parts were unavailable to repair the vehicle. The manufacturer and dealer were notified numerous times, but did not know when the parts would be available. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Portsmouth, NH, USA

problem #143

Jun 022014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • miles
2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. Consumer writes in regards to parts to complete recall are unavailable.

- Graceton, PA, USA

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