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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 9 of 10)

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problem #30

Aug 032012

Cobalt

  • 115,000 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 there was an overpowering fuel smell from the interior and exterior of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis where the contact was informed that there was a fuel leak from the rear driver's side of the fuel module. The over float assembly was replaced. The vehicle had been repaired. The failure and current mileages were 115,000.

- York, PA, USA

problem #29

Aug 202012

Cobalt

  • 60,974 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that there was an overpowering gasoline fuel odor inside the vehicle. In addition, the contact noticed that the vehicle would consume more fuel than normal. The vehicle was taken to a repair shop where the mechanic determined there was a leak from the top of the fuel tank. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number 09V419000 (fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump) however, the contact's VIN was not included. The approximate failure and current mileage was 60,974.

- Wheat Ridge, CO, USA

problem #28

Aug 132012

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 101,000 miles
There is a strong smell of leaking gasoline. There is an existing recall for a fuel leak on this make, model and year, but not in Virginia!? NHTSA campaign id number: 09V419000 component: Fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump the dealer refuses to fix this problem under recall, saying it does not apply to my VIN. My car is affected by this problem, and what state I am in should not exclude them from responsibility. This recall must be extended to all affected owners in every state.

- Manquin, VA, USA

problem #27

Aug 062012

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • miles

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

Noticed the strong smell of gasoline and gas leaking from under the vehicle. A large puddle of gasoline would be left under the vehicle when parked overnight or when left idling, even if only for a few minutes. It was determined by my mechanic that the leak was being caused by the fuel pump. Read on multiple websites that there was a recall on the fuel pump for the 07 Chevrolet Cobalt in several states. I called Chevrolet to complain but was told that my vehicle was not part of the recall because it is registered in Maryland. It is my opinion that Chevrolet needs to open the recall to include all faulty fuel pumps on this particular model vehicle and not limit the recall to select states.

- Lexington Park, MD, USA

problem #26

Apr 062012

Cobalt

  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that he noticed the fuel tank was leaking. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who advised the contact that they needed to replace the fuel pump. The vehicle was repaired but the failure continued. The manufacturer was contacted and they stated that the vehicle was not under the recall, providing no additional assistance. The failure mileage was 38,000 and the current mileage was 55,000.

- Masiontown , PA, USA

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problem #25

Jul 302012

Cobalt

  • 103,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that there was a smell of gas when they drove the vehicle. The contact saw the leak coming from the fuel tank. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 09V419000 (fuel system, gasoline: Delievery: Fuel pump) but was told by the manufacturer that the vehicle was not included in the recall. The failure mileage was 103,000 and the current mileage was 103,297.

- Covington, GA, USA

problem #24

Jul 132012

Cobalt

  • 85,000 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 fuel fumes were emitted into the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the fuel pump module needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 09V419000 (fuel system: Gasoline: Delivery: Fuel pump). The failure mileage was 85,000 and the current mileage was 90,000. The VIN was not available.

- Desoto, MO, USA

problem #23

Jul 312012

Cobalt

  • 48,500 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact smelled an extremely strong odor of fuel inside and outside of the vehicle while it was parked. There was no visible fuel spill on the ground and the odor appeared to be stronger near the rear passenger's side wheel. The NHTSA campaign recall id number 09V419000 (fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump) was related to the failure; however, the VIN was not included. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 48,500.

- Carthage, NC, USA

problem #22

Jul 082012

Cobalt

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that while the vehicle was parked, and overpowering gasoline fuel odor was emitted from the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified and stated that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 09V419000 (fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump). The failure mileage was unknown. The VIN was unavailable.

- Ticonderta, NY, USA

problem #21

Jul 302012

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 59,900 miles
Started to notice difficulty when trying to start my car and the very strong odor of gasoline when the car was in operation and for a period after. I had an inspection done at a GM dealership where they confirmed that the problem was the same fuel pump cracking. Despite recall 09V419000, was told that my vehicle's VIN didn't qualify for any recalls.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #20

Jul 302012

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 a fuel odor emitted from the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for a diagnosis. The dealer stated that they needed to replace the fuel pump module. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and they stated that the VIN was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number: 09V419000 (fuel system). The failure and current mileages were 100,000.

- Brownsburg, IN, USA

problem #19

Jul 062012

Cobalt

  • 107,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. While driving approximately 30 mph, the contact noticed a fuel odor. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for a diagnostic test. The technician stated that the fuel pump was leaking fuel and would have to be replaced. There was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 09V419000 (fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump) that may be related to the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 107,000.

- White Plains, MD, USA

problem #18

Jul 252012

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 102,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. While the vehicle was parked, the contact smelled a strong odor of fuel outside of the vehicle. There was no fuel visible on the ground. The vehicle was taken to an independent auto shop and an authorized dealer, who both stated that the fuel pump would need to be replaced. The vehicle was in the process of being repaired at the owner's expense. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 102,000. Updated 08/29/12 updated 08/30/2012

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #17

Jul 162012

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 61,000 miles
A leak occurred in the fuel lines on top of the fuel tank. Some 2007 Chevrolet Cobalts were recalled for this problem, but this VIN was not included. It seems that it should have been, because it appears that the faulty parts which caused the recall were installed in this Cobalt. Fortunately, there was no fire because of the leaking fuel, but the possibility was there. All Cobalts with the faulty parts should have them replaced by General Motors.

- Arlington Hts., IL, USA

problem #16

Jul 032012

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 95,000 miles
Fuel started leaking from above the plastic gas tank. Took the vehicle to my local car repair garage. It turned out to be a cracked supply line to the fuel pump module. It appeared to be a fatigue failure. A new GM pump assy was installed at a cost of $600. The car was purchased in Oklahoma and still has Oklahoma plates. Upon searching for a recall for this problem, I located the recall but GM cut it off at 19000 vehicles before mine. They must have assumed they fixed the problem, but apparently the fix did not work according to the number of complaints that are still coming in. I am glad I did not park the car in my attached garage or there might have been a fire started from the strong fumes created by the large amount of fuel being forced out of the supply tube which is under pressure from the pump. GM will not cover this incident because the VIN # lies outside of the vehicles covered in their recall.

- Pinckney, MI, USA

problem #15

Jul 302012

Cobalt

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that he smelled fuel coming from the front and rear of the vehicle. After further investigation by the contact it was found that the fuel tank was leaking in the housing that held the fuel pump. The contact was informed of a recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 09V419000 (fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump). The manufacturer was notified but the contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in the recall. The contact was referred to NHTSA. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure and current mileages were 80,000.

- Norridge, IL, USA

problem #14

Jun 182012

Cobalt

  • 80,000 miles
I have a 2007 Cobalt with @ 80,000 miles on it. Purchased new from a dealer. The beginning of June 2012 I began to notice a fuel odor whenever I was near my vehicle while parked. At the beginning of July my husband and I investigated and discovered fuel leaking from the top of the gas tank. We removed the fuel tank and discovered a crack in the fuel pump assembly. Not aware of any recalls we replaced the cracked assembly and the smell has gone away.

- Gastonia, NC, USA

problem #13

Jul 122012

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Smelled gas found out fuel pump was cracked from the out going supply line, had it fixed and paid for it.

- Chattanooga, TN, USA

problem #12

Jul 232012

Cobalt

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that while driving she smelled a heavy gasoline odor from within the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a personal mechanic for diagnosis and the contact was informed that the plastic supply or return port on the modular reservoir assembly was cracked and fuel was leaking onto the manifold. The manufacturer was notified of the failure but offered no assistance. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure and current mileage was unavailable.

- Moneta, VA, USA

problem #11

Apr 232012

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 98,000 miles
In March, 2009, my daughter purchased a 2007 Chevy Cobalt from a Chevrolet dealer in gilbert, AZ. The car has been well maintained, and there have been few maintenance issues until recently. In April, 2012 she noticed that she was having a hard time starting the vehicle, and when it did start it smelled strongly of gasoline. We took it to our local mechanic who determined that the car needed a new fuel pump and filter. The car then started ok, but when the gas tank was full we continued to smell gasoline outside the vehicle. We took it back to the mechanic in June for an oil change, and told him about the gasoline smell (plus the check engine light had come on). The vehicle was then diagnosed with an evaporative gas leak, so the gas cap was replaced. Again we thought that the issue was corrected until two weeks later my daughter filled up her gas tank, and when she parked at work smelled gas strongly again, and this time noticed fluid dripping from underneath the car. The next day we took the car back to the mechanic, and this time he found a crack in the port assembly. He repaired it with an epoxy repair kit to the best of his ability, but told me to check with General Motors to see if there had been a recall of any sort. I checked with the NHTSA at safercar.gov and there it was. There most definitely was a recall that we were never notified of regarding this fuel leak issue. I sent a letter to General Motors requesting a copy of the recall, asking why I wasn't originally notified in February of 2010, and requesting reimbursement for my expenses, totaling $976. Customer service at General Motors denied my request, and refused to accept responsibility. They said that my vehicle VIN was not listed. They would not tell me why. All I know is that if my vehicle had been repaired at the time the recall occurred, I would not have had this issue.

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

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