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:
80,309 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt fuel system problems

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Comments (Page 4 of 10)

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problem #133

Nov 242014

Cobalt

  • 123,487 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 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

problem #130

Sep 012014

Cobalt

  • 100,000 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 strong gasoline fumes emitted in and around the vehicle. The vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Mcewen, TN, USA

problem #129

Aug 012014

Cobalt

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that after refueling, the vehicle hesitated to start and a strong odor of gasoline fumes were emitted into the vehicle. The vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000.

- Summertown , TN, USA

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problem #128

Oct 132014

Cobalt

  • miles
Vehicle leaks gasoline. A lot of it. Took the car to the dealer and had the fuel pump module replaced (supposedly) as part of a recall. Took the car in a second time because it was leaking a significant amount of gasoline, particularly after putting gas in the gar. According to the dealer, it is a crack in the gas tank, and the problem is not the fuel pump module. The gas tank crack could very well be related to the recalled faulty fuel pump. The dealer might be using the gas tank to explain away the fuel pump issue. They have kept my car for a couple days now and want to charge me a diagnostic fee for telling me that it is an issue not related to the recall. This is very dangerous. The leaking fuel is enough to set the car on fire. The dealer could be exploiting customers (for profit) that come in for the fuel pump recall, although I haven't observed any clear evidence of this.

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #127

Sep 172014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 55,000 miles

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

Fuel leak at fuel pump module - see below my E-mail to GM, dealer is holding my car until payment. I have a 2007 Chevy Cobalt with the fuel leak coming from the top of the tank, running down to the bottom of the tank - I can smell gas when exiting or walking past the car - VIN # [xxx]... today at 4:56 pm. I haven't gotten a reply on my inquire. I spoke to a GM customer service and they told me to take the car to Chevy dealer and if it is the fuel pump module that is leaking, they would talk to the dealer. I received a call from the dealer that I need to pay $250 for the car - why? and I never gave them authorization to repair and I will make payment. The dealer is holding my car for payment. I need my care, currently I am using a rental car, which I intend to put in a claim to GM. Please advice. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- South Ozone Park , NY, USA

problem #126

Sep 292014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • miles
Noticed smell of leaking fuel. Checked recall site for Chevrolet and called Chevrolet recall telephone number but was told it was not under recall but under "special warranty". took to dealer and was told that fuel pump was under "special warranty" but the tank was also leaking and this was not covered under the warranty. This is a safety issue that I strongly feel that not only should the fuel pump be covered, but also the tank itself.

- Wilmington, NC, USA

problem #125

Sep 022014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • miles
The car has a hard time starting up... then a strong gas fume smell came from my car.. my car almost caught on fire because it's leaking so much fuel.. this is very dangerous and hope GM takes responsibility and fixes this issue before something fatal occurs.

- Beaumont, TX, USA

problem #124

Mar 042013

Cobalt 8-cyl

  • 123,000 miles
Gmac issued recall of 07 Cobalts as well as other model years regarding fuel pump. I had the same issue with my vehicle, but was told that since it wasn't registered in the few states involved, I could not be reimbursed. I believe this recall should be expanded. My car was in Florida, for a while. I have relatives there, but since it's not registered there, supposedly my issue wasn't their responsibility.

- Indian Head, MD, USA

problem #123

Aug 142014

Cobalt

  • 72,800 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. While the vehicle was parked, the contact noticed fuel fumes in and around the vehicle. The contact stated that a small amount of fuel leaked onto the ground. The vehicle was diagnosed by a certified mechanic who stated that the fuel pump needed to be replaced. The VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign number: 12V459000 (fuel system, gasoline). The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 72,800.

- Rogersville, TN, USA

problem #122

Sep 192014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 82,132 miles
My 2007 Cobalt started to smell like fuel the past few months at first outside then strong on inside. My father looked under the car, and noticed around where the fuel pump is located fuel was spilling over and was also in the tray under gas tank. We called a dealer and he said that their is a recall, but our state Indiana was not included. How can this be, this is a fire hazard, and possible death trap. If you acknowledge a defect it should be every where. Indian has had extremely hot weather over the last several years.

- Carmel, IN, USA

problem #121

Sep 062014

Cobalt

  • 87,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated while driving at various speeds, fuel fumes emitted into the vehicle. The vehicle was taken an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the fuel modulator pump connection points were cracked which resulted in a leak. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 87,000.

- Loveland, CO, USA

problem #120

Sep 012014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
Car was parked in parking lot. When car was started and noticed strong smell of gas and found gas to be running out of bottom. Managed to get it home. Home is very close to store. Upon inspection found holes in the fuel line. Beginning to rust out. Car is only 7 years old and developing severe rust underneath. If not have noticed leak could have caught fire with ignition source.

- Fairchance, PA, USA

problem #119

Aug 252014

Cobalt

  • 116,800 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that fuel fumes were present inside and around the vehicle. The contact stated that the fuel tank had to be filled everyday. A mechanic stated that the fuel pump was leaking and needed to be replaced. The VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign number: 12V459000 (fuel system, gasoline). The vehicle was repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 116,800.

- Lascruces, NM, USA

problem #118

Jun 092014

Cobalt

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated that while driving 20 mph, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the fuel pump needed to be repaired. The manufacturer stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 12V459000 (fuel system, gasoline). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- San Gabriel, CA, USA

problem #117

May 012014

Cobalt

  • 96,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact smelled fuel inside the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that the fuel pump module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 96,000.

- Perris, CA, USA

problem #116

May 052014

Cobalt

  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the vehicle was leaking and a strong fuel odor was present. The contact was informed by the manufacturer that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 09V419000 and 12V459000 (fuel system, gasoline). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 150,000.

- Sandwich, IL, USA

problem #115

Jun 022014

Cobalt

  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that after starting the vehicle, there was an odor of fuel. Additionally, the contact mentioned that the vehicle would hesitate to start after refueling. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 95,000 and the current mileage was 96,000.

- Newport News, VA, USA

problem #114

Jun 172014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 109,000 miles
I am having the fuel leak/heavy vapor smell on the known issue with this type model car that is registered in AZ, ca, and various other hot climate states. It is known that the fuel pump seal cracks and can cause a fire if severe enough. I took this into midway Chevy in hopes that they would realize the safety issue this known problem presents, however I was informed that it is my problem to deal with because my specific VIN is not covered in the limited recall with the fuel pump. GM needs to get their act together and issue a regional recall and I hope that a serious incident does not have to occur before the realize the need to take care of their customers.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

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