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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:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,809 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt fuel system problems

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Comments (Page 3 of 10)

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problem #150

Jul 282015

Cobalt

  • 142,596 miles

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

Fuel leak on drivers side of car by exhaust heat shield while parked.

- Hobart, IN, USA

problem #149

Jun 232015

Cobalt

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, there was a fuel odor without warning. The contact noticed that there was fuel leaking from the fuel tank. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- San Mateo, CA, USA

problem #148

Jun 302015

Cobalt

  • 91,000 miles
Filled up 6/29/2015 ran out of gas, after 50 miles, smelt a little gas put gas in and it poured out from ablve the fuel tank right onto exhaust. No fire but what a hazard.

- Howell, MI, USA

problem #147

Jun 012015

Cobalt

  • 124,657 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. While driving approximately 40 mph, there was a fuel odor emitting into the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the fuel pump needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 124,657.

- St Louis, MO, USA

problem #146

Jan 012015

Cobalt

  • 46,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that while the vehicle was parked, fuel fumes emitted in and around the vehicle without warning. The failure recurred each time the vehicle was driven. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the fuel line was fractured and leaking fuel and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The contact stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 09V419000 (fuel system, gasoline). The approximate failure mileage was 46,000. MA 08/17/15

- Bethlehem, PA, USA

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problem #145

May 192015

Cobalt

  • 111,166 miles
I smelt gas very strongly and was coming out of top of gas tank. I took it to weeks tires,1883 hickman ave, elba, Alabama,36323... (334)897-2270. Upon taking it to them I was shown the hole in the fuel line on the fuel pump. I have noticed the recalls on this vehicle in other states. I had to pay $543.70 for parts and labor.

- Elba, AL, USA

problem #144

Jun 162015

Cobalt

  • 93,000 miles

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

I am having a severe gas leak, and though I live in Florida, and the recall was listed in 2012 (NHTSA 12V459000) I never received notice and when I run recalls by VIN # it does not list it. I do not know if I can have it fixed under this recall or not. I did live in Florida at the time of the recall

- Tyndall Afb, FL, USA

problem #143

Apr 062015

Cobalt

  • 160,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. While parked, fuel fumes emitted in and around the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the fuel module was leaking and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 160,000.

- Greenville, AL, USA

problem #142

May 172015

Cobalt

  • 111,154 miles
Smell gas very strongly and gas is coming from the top of the gas tank.there was a recall for this vehicle model in 2009. Now it is closed. No longer open. What can be done about this problem?

- Elba, AL, USA

problem #141

Apr 162015

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 109,758 miles
My car had smelled of gasoline for approximately 1 week. I had the vehicle serviced and I had to replace my fuel pump module assembly. It had leaking and cracked lines. I have researched online and discovered recalls for this same year make and model vehicle and was never notified of any possible problem. This is a major safety issue and could have resulted in a catastrophe for my family. I have contacted GM and I am trying to get reimbursed for the repairs to my vehicle.

- Mahanoy City, PA, USA

problem #140

Apr 302014

Cobalt

  • 52,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. After having the vehicle repaired under an unknown manufacturer recall, fuel started leaking from the fuel tank. The failure occurred continuously. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or diagnosed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 12V459000 (fuel system, gasoline). The approximate failure mileage was 52,000.....updated 07/22/15

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #139

Mar 272015

Cobalt

  • 123,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that there was a fuel leak near the front of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer. The technician diagnosed that there was a fracture on the filler associated with the fuel tank and, as a result, the fuel tank needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 09V419000 (fuel system, gasoline). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 123,000.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #138

Mar 282015

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 78,251 miles
I noticed a strong gas odor. When I looked under the car, it was dripping gasoline onto the muffler heat shield and onto the pavement. I looked on the NHTSA website and see that certain Chevy Cobalts are under recall for a problem with the fuel pump cracking and leaking. My car is experiencing the same problem as the ones under recall, the fuel pump cracked causing the leak. When I contacted General Motors, I was told sorry your VIN # is not under recall. I am not happy that my car has the same problem as the recalled cars but I am stuck paying the bill for a new fuel pump. This vehicle should be recalled along with the rest.

- Manchester, CT, USA

problem #137

Feb 192015

Cobalt

  • 119,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. While driving at unknown speeds, fuel fumes emitted into the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and it was determined that the fuel pump module needed to be replaced. The manufacturer stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 12V459000 (fuel system, gasoline). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 119,000.

- Brookland, AR, USA

problem #136

Jul 182014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 45,048 miles
Car was smelling badly of gas took car to akers auto service in milford Ohio tel 513-831-6702 they told me I had a leaking fuel pump and that there was a special recall out on them, I contacted GM recall division they sent me to the claims dept. They gave me a GM special policy number [xxx]. I was to go to a Chevy dealer to get a claim form, I went to jeff wyler 1117 St 32 batavia. Ohio 45103 tel 513-752 1238 I paid akers on July 23 for the repairs, when I went to wylers they said they had to send in the claim form but they first had to prove I had a GM pump put in, it was the end of Sept before the assistant service manager returned my call, [xxx] said he could not reach anyone at akers, few days later bob told me the clam form had been sent in and I should see it back in 4 5 or 6 weeks, should have been middle. Of November, took until middle of December for bob to return call, said lost my number, I had left message once a week with my name and number, end of December. The service manager call my girlfriend her number was on the invoice and told her the claim had not been turned in they had lost the paperwork, I had to fax copy to rodney grey 513-260-4924, January rodney called my girl friend told her he had a check but we could not have it because the recall was over on July 14-2014 and we had the repairs after that. I contacted GM 1-866-790-5700 ext [xxx] name [xxx] she told me they would look into it, didn't, know why dealer was doing this, end result general manager [xxx], could not get his last name turned down claim I was told because rodney said he did not get copy of invoice until Dec 31, was given run around for 6 months, receive notice on power steering pump and key switch but none on leaking fuel pump information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Goshen, OH, USA

problem #135

Dec 162014

Cobalt

  • 91,000 miles
My Chevrolet Cobalt 2007 was called for a recall, even though my car was running perfectly I decided to take it to the closest Chevrolet dealership to me. At the dealership they changed the power steering wheel, the ignition and all that had to do with it, and to my surprise they also changed the fuel pump. When I received my car from the dealer I noticed a fuel odor coming from my car, I did not pay attention to it because I thought it was normal since they changed the fuel pump. After a couple of days I took my car back since I noticed a big gas leak on the driveway when I moved my car. The dealership checked the car and said it had nothing to do with the recall and that the filler neck was cracked, and that I might have possibly hit my car and cracked the filler neck. I was very frustrated and I talked to managers and everything, but the only response I got was that they will not cover it and that I will have to pay for it. After calling General Motors and Chevrolet, they told me that I had to pay $500 dollars for the repair and that they will cover the rest. I was very upset and frustrated, but I am a college student and I work, so I needed my car. I paid the $500 dollars out of credit cards because I did not have the money for a mistake that they made and people at the dealership even told me they did because they said that the filler neck is plastic and that with the weather changes in houston when "handled" can crack easily. I thought it was a total fraud and I want my $500 dollars back and also the fee they charged to check it which was almost $85 dollars.

- Humble, TX, USA

problem #134

Dec 012014

Cobalt

  • 78,000 miles
TL- the contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that after refueling the vehicle, there was odor of fuel present inside the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that fuel was leaking from the vehicle and no further information was available. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 78,000. Djr

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #133

Nov 242014

Cobalt

  • 123,487 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the vehicle was leaking fuel. The contact believed that the failure was related to NHTSA campaign number: 12V459000 (fuel system, gasoline). The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 123,487.

- Canton , TX, USA

problem #132

Nov 172014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 52,000 miles
Fuel line located approximately in the middle of the vehicle is leaking and appears to be rusted out. This fuel line runs parallel to the exhaust system and with fuel leaking is a potential fire/explosion hazard. Local dealer telsl me it will cost somewhere between $700 to $1,000 to repair. My online research indicates this is a common problem with these vehicles and I believe the potential for fire should be of immediate concern.

- Shenandoah, PA, USA

problem #131

Oct 102014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 129,317 miles
I was driving in town and suddenly lost all power. I had to use the momentum of the car to move over 2 lanes of traffic in order to get pulled to the side of the road. Had it towed to the mechanic and found out that both the fuel pump and the electrical panel under my fuse box had gone out. This cost me over $1800 to have fixed and the mechanic states GM was aware of the fuse box issue and to watch for a recall. Also the fuel pump was a specialty that was not placed in most cars of this year/model and had to be ordered from the factory. The problems that are happening with these cars are ridiculous. GM should have to pay the owners to have the entire car replaced.

- Anderson , CA, USA

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