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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.

2.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,523 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt fuel system problems

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #16

Mar 312011

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 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 the vehicle was parked and shut off when he could smell an overpowering odor of gasoline. While having the vehicle repaired by an authorized dealer for an unrelated failure, the contact was informed that the fuel tank was leaking. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number 09V419000 (fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump) but was advised by the dealer that the vehicle was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage was 55,000.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #15

Sep 182010

Cobalt

  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. He smelled an odor of gasoline while standing next to the vehicle. While having the vehicle serviced by an independent repair shop he was informed that the fuel tank was leaking. The manufacturer was notified and stated that his vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 09V419000, fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump. The failure and current mileages were 110,000.

- Haymarket, VA, USA

problem #14

Sep 122010

Cobalt

  • 84,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. While the vehicle was parked, the contact smelled gasoline. The contact also noticed fuel leaking from the bottom of the fuel tank. The vehicle was taken to a local repair shop where the fuel pump was replaced. The current and failure mileages were approximately 84,000.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #13

Oct 012010

Cobalt

  • 50,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. After parking, the contact noticed that there was a puddle of gasoline underneath the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic where the contact was informed that the fuel pump would need to be replaced. The contact called the manufacturer where the contact was informed that NHTSA campaign id number: 09V419000 (fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump) did not apply to his VIN. The vehicle was not repaired and there were no prior warnings of the failure. The current and failure mileage was 50,000.

- Foxmouth, NE, USA

problem #12

Sep 092010

Cobalt

  • 39,000 miles
The contact owns 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated there was a strong fuel odor coming from the vehicle. While the contact was refueling the vehicle, he noticed there was gasoline on the ground under the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the fuel line was leaking into the exhaust pipe. The dealer replaced the fuel pump assembly. The manufacturer advised that the contacts VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 09V419000 (fuel system, gasoline: Delivery: Fuel pump) therefore they would not assist with the repair. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileage was 39,000.

- Saint Clair, MO, USA

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problem #11

Aug 232010

Cobalt

  • 32,600 miles
The contact owned a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the vehicle was leaking fuel abnormally. The contact inspected the vehicle and discovered that fuel was leaking from under the fuel tank. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the fuel module was replaced. The contact inquired about NHTSA campaign id number: 09V419000 (fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump) and was told that the vehicle was not included in the recall based on the VIN. The contact called the manufacturer who verified that the vehicle was not included in the recall and provided no further assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 32,600 and the current mileage was 32,917.

- Langhorne, PA, USA

problem #10

Aug 212010

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 44,587 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. While the contact was driving approximately 35 mph, there was an extremely strong odor of fuel emitting inside of the vehicle. The failure would occur anytime after starting the ignition. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where they detected a fuel pump leak. The fuel pump was replaced at the contacts expense. The failure mileage was 44,587. Updated 12/14/2011 updated 04/25/11

- North Wales, PA, USA

problem #9

Aug 212010

Cobalt

  • 165,527 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact was driving approximately 60-65 mph when he noticed an unusual gasoline fuel odor. The contact inspected the vehicle but did not locate a fuel leak. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was advised that his vehicle was over the mileage limitations for NHTSA campaign id number: 09V419000 (fuel system, gasoline: Delivery: Fuel pump). The contact then took the vehicle to a local mechanic where it was repaired. The local mechanic advised him that the fuel had settled on the fuel tank and was leaking. The failure mileage was 165,527 and the current mileage was 168,303.

- Carrollton, GA, USA

problem #8

Aug 012010

Cobalt

  • 25,000 miles
I own a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt (VIN number [xxx]) which was purchased and licensed in the state of Texas. There is a current recall for some 2007 Chevy Cobalts (NHTSA campaign id number: 09V419000). The dealer I contacted indicated that my auto was not part of the recall and I never received a recall notice. However, my car is experiencing the same symptions as cars that have been recalled for this issue. The symptions are: (1) gas small (2) noticable reduction in fuel mileage (from 27 mpg to 18 mpg) (3) difficult starting I believe my car should have been included in this recall as well. Is there any way to address this issue? information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Carrollton, TX, USA

problem #7

Aug 082010

Cobalt

  • 53,700 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that while driving she smelled gasoline. When she looked underneath the vehicle she fuel leaking out of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic and the fuel pump was replaced along with the fuel tank. The repair seemed to have remedied the failure. The current and failure mileages were approximately 53,700. The VIN was unknown.

- Vale , AZ, USA

problem #6

Jul 142010

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,600 miles

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

The contact owns 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the fuel pump assembly was cracked. While driving, there was a fuel odor and fuel spill leak in the vehicle. He took the vehicle to a mechanic who stated that the fuel tank dropped and the fuel pump assembly was cracked. The vehicle was repaired by the mechanic at the contacts expense. The manufacturer was contacted and informed him that since his vehicle was manufactured in Ohio it was not included in the recall. The failure and current mileages were 83,600. Updated 10/25/10 updated 10/27/10

- St. Louis, MO, USA

problem #5

Apr 202007

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. Consumer states safety defect in steering system the consumer began to have problems with the HVAC system wiring and connector which was replaced on April 20, 2007, the second time on July 3, 2007 the HVAC system relay had to be replaced and the third time on July 6, 2007 the body control module had to replaced. Also, the steering shaft and steering column had to be replaced, there was a bubble on the tire which required replacement. The window regulator and fuel pump module was also replaced.

- Zephyrhills, FL, USA

problem #4

Apr 212010

(reported on)

Cobalt

  • miles
2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. There is a problem with the recall referenced above and highlighted below. The summary states "...vehicles sold in or currently registered in whereas the remedy states "...vehicle currently registered the consumer referenced recall # 09V419000. The consumer stated his vehicle was originally sold in Texas, but is now registered in Wisconsin.

- Plover, WI, USA

problem #3

Mar 012010

Cobalt

  • 75,000 miles
Dealership and manufacturer will not honor NHTSA campaign id number : 09V419000 - recall on 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt - GM recall no. 090226 this is my daughter's vehicle. Received a notice from GM last week advising of safety issue and pending recall. Appointment scheduled with dealership for 3/1/10 and vehicle taken to dealership at 9am est. After 2 hours, dealer inspected vehicle, found no problem, and advised my daughter she would incur a charge of $250 if fuel tank was dropped and no problem found. Called GM, who advised vehicle was not subject to any recalls, even though I referred them to the recall post on NHTSA site. GM advised to keep driving the vehicle until the "fuel smell" became worse, as the dealership could not duplicate the problem or find any evidence of fuel leakage. GM case number assigned. Picked up daughter and left vehicle at dealership. Contacted NHTSA via phone re: Recall interpretation. Contacted GM again, who finally acknowledged vehicle was subject to recall but couldn't authorize repair specified in recall without approval at GM district level. Advised GM that the recall notice did not say "inspect and replace as necessary" but did say "replace fuel pump system. The car has been recalled and specific action requires "dealers will replace the fuel pump module free of charge" was specified. GM will not perform the required action without approval at the district level and advises they will respond within 24 business hours. Vehicle remains at dealership.

- Gainesville, GA, USA

problem #2

Feb 212010

Cobalt

  • 16,000 miles
My wife's 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt ls power steering went out after restarting the car everything is fine for now. After searching online I see that many others are having the same problem. And in all cases they are being charged just for diagnostics and nothing is being done to fix it. This is a problem that could get my wife hurt being as she would have trouble steering it luckily I was driving it at the time. It is the Chevy dealer now having the fuel pump replaced which was recalled and we will see what they tell me about it.

- Paris, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 122009

Cobalt

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. Whenever the contact would drive the vehicle at any speed he could smelled gas fumes inside and outside of the vehicle. The contact had a local mechanic diagnose his vehicle and he was informed that the fuel pump needed to be replaced. There were no prior warnings. The current and failure mileages were 50,000.

- Houston, TX, USA

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