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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:
1 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 1
Average Mileage:
66,529 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt fuel system problems

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Comments (Page 2 of 5)

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problem #80

May 142013

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 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 emitting a strong odor of gasoline from inside the cabin of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was advised that the fuel tank was cracked. As a result, the fuel pump module and the fuel tank needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was unknown.

- Jenkinsburg , GA, USA

problem #79

Jul 092013

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • miles
Ever since I purchased the care about 2 years ago, I notice that the gasoline runs out too fast. I always thought there had to be a problem with the fuel system, fuel pump. Or some kind of fuel leakage which is very dangerous.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #78

Jun 142013

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • miles
Check engine light with the code 0410. On Friday I took my car to a shop because my car started to smell like electrical wires were burning and that is when I noticed the my engine light was on. When the shop checked it had a code for 0410. I looked this code up and I had said there was a recall on this code but I noticed that my car was not on this list.

- Spencer, OK, USA

problem #77

Aug 112012

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 114,214 miles

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

I have owned nothing but Chevy cars for 35 years. I had 3 cavaliers that I can't say one bad word about. This Cobalt started causing me problems in 2012 and it seems to be getting worse steadily. I started smelling a strong smell of gas for a few weeks and could not figure out where it was coming from. When I finally took it to a mechanic, they told me the fuel tank was leaking and very dangerous to drive. I had to take it to the dealer because no one else would fix it. It cost over $800 and I have never had to put that kind of money into a vehicle. Now my stereo speakers and turn signal blinker are shutting off for a few days and then coming back for a few days and no pattern on how long it stays or goes. I went online to see if there was a recall for the stereo and to my surprise I not only found a ton of complaints worse than mine about the stereo (cars 2005-2007- you think they would have got it right after 2 years) but there was a recall in Nov. 2012 for the fuel tank module (just 3 months after mine went up). I'm not sure what to do at this point other than contact GM but according to other complaints they won't do anything. This really has changed my mind about Chevy. I see now this form requires a phone number so hopefully someone will contact me on these issues and convince me that I will buy another Chevy. Thank you for having a form to place a complaint.

- Rosedale, MD, USA

problem #76

Apr 012010

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 22,000 miles
I constantly have problems with my 07 Cobalt, every time it rains, or it's wet out, the engine starts to shake violently, and gas starts spewing out of the tailpipe causing an immense amount of smoke to come out, but when it dries up, the problem stops, only to restart again when it rains. I've been to the dealership, and also private shops, and called G.M customer service, and no one has any clue as to why this keeps happening. This is fuel related, and im worried it could cause harm to me, and my family if not resolved. Somehow, water is getting into the fuel line making this happen and nobody knows how. It even happens when I run the a.C, when the moisture from the compressor drips down. It has been very costly to find no solution, any advice, or repairs that were done to fix this would be very appreciated and helpful.

- Columbus, OH, USA

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problem #75

May 152011

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic for diagnosis where it was stated that the fuel pump needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the problem persisted. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

- Bethel , OH, USA

problem #74

Dec 122012

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 88,977 miles

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

My car is involved in safety recall 12190 to replace the fuel pump module due to fuel leaks. I had the fuel pump replaced because of this leak but GM won't reimburse me, despite the fact that there have been several recalls on the fuel pump systems in Cobalts. The auto shop also confirms the problem is that which my personal recall was designed for.

- Gulf Breeze, FL, USA

problem #73

Dec 172012

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the vehicle was emitting a strong odor of gasoline from inside and outside the vehicle. The vehicle was not inspected by a dealer or an independent mechanic. The manufacturer was contacted and advised him that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 12V459000 (fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump). The failure mileage was approximately 70,000. The current mileage was approximately 71,000... updated 02-07-13 updated 02/14/2013

- Alpharetta, GA, USA

problem #72

Feb 242012

Cobalt

  • 115,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. While parked, the contact noticed an abnormal fuel odor. The vehicle would also hesitate to start. The vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic who advised that the fuel pump module would have to be replaced. The contac referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 09V419000 (fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump) but was advised by the manufacturer that the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 115,000.

- Lincoln, NE, USA

problem #71

Apr 132012

Cobalt

  • 106,900 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that after taking her vehicle in for routine maintenance, she was informed that the fuel tank was leaking. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was approximately 106,900.

- Osallon, MO, USA

problem #70

Mar 012012

Cobalt

  • 24,900 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 odor of gasoline fuel within the interior cabin of the vehicle, whether the vehicle was powered on or off. The contact called a local dealer inquiring of NHTSA campaign id number: 09V419000 (fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump), but was advised that the vehicle was not included in the recall campaign. The manufacturer was not contacted and the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 24,900 and the current mileage was 25,000.

- Centreville, MD, USA

problem #69

Apr 092012

Cobalt

  • 76,136 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. While traveling 30 mph, the contact noticed a smell of gasoline within the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the fuel pump was replaced. The current and failure mileages were 76,136.

- Carbondale, IL, USA

problem #68

Apr 062012

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 76,136 miles
There was a strong odor of gas when driving the car, and it is very hard to start the car. The autoshop said there is a severe fuel leakage, and they found fuel leaking from the fuel tank, and the source of fuel leak was the fuel pump module. This could be very dangerous, and there was indeed a recall for the car model, however, it does not cover car registered in my state. I suggest they include this state, and reimburse my repair.

- Carbondale, IL, USA

problem #67

Apr 102012

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 115,419 miles
Fuel pump and lines are leaking. Purchased car new in 2007 in mo.. was told it is not covered under recall notices #09V419000.

- Warrenton, MO, USA

problem #66

May 302011

Cobalt

  • 50,000 miles
My husband and I purchased the vehicle in question in April 2007, at approx. 50,000 miles my car started to miss, then began to accelerate on its own and lunge as I was coming to a stop. We brought the car back to dealer where purchased, we were then sent on "wild goose chase, " first we were told it was a fuel pedal sensor, nxt they replaced the computer, followed by the wiring harness, this however, did not fix the problem, we took it back for a fourth time and the ended up rebuilding the head on the motor, car has not ran correctly ever since. We tried to file a lemon law claim but needed four receipts to prove warranty work, we had three and after the fourth when picked up car the dealer would not release fourth, that was a year ago. My car now has 88,000 miles on it, it is beginning to idle rough again and when I put fuel in it, the car does not want to start, at first it will not do anything, and then it will try to turn over but will not start I then have to slam the fuel to it in order to get it started, once it starts it will idle rough and I have to keep giving it fuel in order for the idle to smooth. This is the worst vehicle I have ever owned, I will be hard pressed to ever buy another Chevy!!!!!!!

- Cabin Creek, WV, USA

problem #65

Dec 092011

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 96,000 miles
The vehicle was brought in for a recall to replace fuel module for fuel odor? well the module was replaced with the new module kit(3.107). Before this replacement we had no problems with the car and fuel odor/fuel gauge. Now that we had the recall down there is a strong fuel odor and the gas gauge will read full at times and when the car is shut off and turned back on after driver.7 miles the gauge will say its only got a 1/4 tank of gas and we switch the car on and off a few times and it will finally go back to full but after driving it about 3 miles the gauge will go back down to a 1/4 tank and we have to stop and cycle the key on and off at least 4 times for it to give a somewhat accurate reading but after driving a couple miles the gauge will go to empty. Even when the tank is empty the gauge will say there's a half tank of gas, I have even got stuck multiple times thinking there was gas in the car. Anyway point being that this module kit 3.107 gave me all the symptoms of why it was being recalled and messed up my fuel gauge and the dealer refuses to fix it as warranty so because the fuel gauge isn't part of the recall. So I further investigated on multiple online forums and it seems everyone that gets this recall down has had major problems with the fuel gauge and a fuel odor they didn't have before the recall. So im hoping the NHTSA will further investigate this issue, this could be a huge safety issue running out of gas in the middle of the road/highway/dark long dirt roads with no gas stations for miles. So please read this and check your Cobalt by cycling the ignition and you will see after module replacement the fuel gauge is erratic/gas odor is now present. Chevys cheap recall is just not cutting it and they need to look into recalling the fuel level sensor with the module cause this problem seems like it happens to every Cobalt I have seen with this recall.

- Chicopee, MA, USA

problem #64

Nov 232011

Cobalt

  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that fuel fumes were emitted into the vehicle. The contact mentioned that after inspecting the vehicle he noticed that fuel was leaking out of the fuel tank. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who advised that they would contact him at a later date. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 110,000 and the current mileage was 116,000.

- Bedford, IN, USA

problem #63

Jan 132012

Cobalt

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that there was an overpowering odor of gasoline within the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the contact was told that the modular reservoir assembly to the fuel pump was fractured and would have to be replaced. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 09V419000 (fuel system, gasoline: Delivery: But was advised by the manufacturer that the vehicle was not included in the recall. The failure mileage was unknown, but the current mileage was 100,000.

- Fillmore, IL, USA

problem #62

Dec 012011

Cobalt

  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the vehicle was parked when he smelled a strong odor of fuel. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and they were unable to diagnose the failure. Approximately two months later, the vehicle was taken back to the dealer and they located a fuel leak near the fuel pump. The vehicle was in the process of being repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 09V419000 (fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump). The failure mileage was 38,000.

- Riverview, FL, USA

problem #61

Oct 152011

Cobalt

  • 51,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the vehicle was parked when he smelled a strong odor of fuel and noticed a fuel leak. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and the contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 09V419000 (fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 51,000.

- Fieldale, VA, USA

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