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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:
35 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
30 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,699 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt seat belts / air bags problems

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Comments (Page 2 of 6)

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problem #96

Jun 012010

Cobalt

  • 91,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. When the vehicle was started, the front passenger and driver side air bag warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 91,000.

- Grand Rapids, MI, USA

problem #95

Aug 142013

Cobalt

  • miles
My car has a lot of electrical shortages or just don't work. The unlock button on the driver side will not unlock the rest of the doors and the lock button you have to hit multiple times for it to work. I have no sound out of the speaker in the driver side door and I have replaced it twice and it just continues to blow. I have no sound while my turn single is on. My passenger side air bag is disabled and I have a warning that says service air bag and the icon for the airbag on my panel. I have had it looked at and nobody can seem to determine what is wrong with it. The sound on my radio fades in and out and the button to turn the heat on for rear defrost, air conditioner and the one to circulate the car only worked when they want to. And every since I had the ignition and those recalls fixed the buttons on the right side of my steering wheel (info, reset buttons) only work occasionally.

- Rexville, NY, USA

problem #94

Apr 122014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
Seat belt icon and light go off and on panel on drivers side. Cannot tell if this is just an electrical problem or something serious. No one seems to want to check it out. One repair shop said that the air bag will not employ if in accident.

- Lisle, IL, USA

problem #93

Oct 282014

Cobalt

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact received recall notifications for NHTSA campaign number: 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system) and NHTSA campaign number: 14V171000 (electrical system). The parts needed were unavailable to repair the vehicle. The dealer was unable to advise when the part would become available. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Smithsburg, MD, USA

problem #92

Oct 072014

Cobalt

  • miles
The contact owned a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. While driving 35 mph, another vehicle crashed into the front of the contact's vehicle. The contact's vehicle spun out of control and became airborne. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained injuries to the lower back, right arm, and neck, which required medical attention. The other driver sought medical attention, but it was unknown if any injuries were sustained. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Campbellsville, KY, USA

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problem #91

Sep 262013

Cobalt

  • 72,208 miles
My airbag light says it is not on and the light in dash lights up and says "service air bags".the light stays on while I am driving and a red flashing light of a picture of a person behind the wheel with an airbag popped out on them flashes.it's frightening to me and I don't understand why it is doing this. It started doing this after I had the recall on the ignition switch fixed.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #90

Sep 012014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • miles

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

2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch recall issues. The consumer stated she had problems with starting and turning off the vehicle, as the key would not come out of the ignition. A problem also developed with the gear shift. The ignition switch was replaced. However, she experienced the same problem, again. There was a vibration, coming from the front on the vehicle. Updated 12/17/14.

- Hampton, VA, USA

problem #89

Aug 052014

Cobalt

  • 52,088 miles
Service air bag light comes on.

- Rockford, MI, USA

problem #88

Aug 182014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 112,300 miles
The passenger airbag sensor doesn't recognize a person is sitting in passenger seat. Passenger air bag remains off.

- Flint, MI, USA

problem #87

Apr 012014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • miles
2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. Consumer writes in regards to waiting several months for parts to complete recall.

- Monroe, NJ, USA

problem #86

Mar 132013

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 115,000 miles

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

In my words and experience that happened on the day of 03/13/2013, appx 4:30 pm on my way home from work, like any other day over crowded traffic hour, stop and go, I started to experience loss of power in my vehicle. Twice it started loosing power then the vehicle veered towards oncoming traffic I steered to the right and vehicle would not steer back into normal position causing me to go over a dirt embankment and off a cliff, at that point I do not think the engine was running, I literally thought this was the end of my life, going through trees, hitting rocks. There was nothing I could do but to wait to die. Then the vehicle hit something real hard causing the vehicle to roll over and come to a stop. I just remember wanting to get out of the car as fast as I could. I had to crawl out of the passenger side to get out. I didn't see anyone I couldn't see the roadway I was so far down. I heard people yelling if I was ok. I then remembered I needed my purse and my phone to get help so I crawled back into the car I found my purse but no phone or keys until the vehicle was recovered by chp recovery. At the time I didn't feel I needed medical attention, but since the accident my back and my balance are not the same as they use to. I've also been having difficulties with my memory.

- Lk Elsinore, CA, USA

problem #85

Mar 042014

Cobalt

  • 49,000 miles
The contact owned a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. While driving approximately 20 mph, the vehicle shuttered and stalled without warning. As a result of the failure, another vehicle crashed into the front passenger side of the contact's vehicle, causing it to spin around multiple times. The air bags failed to deploy. The vehicle was able to be restarted but, once it was turned off, the key became lodged into the ignition switch. A police report was filed and no injuries were reported. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to a salvage yard. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system). The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 49,000.

- Baton Rouge, ME, USA

problem #84

Jun 092014

Cobalt

  • 64,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The vehicle stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or replaced. The vehicle was previously repaired under NHTSA campaign number 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system), however the failure persisted. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 64,000.

- Cathage, NC, USA

problem #83

Mar 152014

Cobalt

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system); however, the parts needed for the repair were unavailable. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Waldorf, MD, USA

problem #82

Mar 202014

Cobalt

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system); however, the parts were unavailable for the repair. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Elkhart, IN, USA

problem #81

Jul 012014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • miles
2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle recall notice.

- Burtonsville, MD, USA

problem #80

Mar 032014

Cobalt

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign id number 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system) and NHTSA campaign id number 14V1710009 (electrical system). The dealer was not able to perform the recall repairs since the parts were still not available. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue.

- Congers, NY, USA

problem #79

Jun 252014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign id number: 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system). The contact stated that shortly after the repairs were completed on the vehicle under the recall, the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer, who performed the recall repairs on three different occasions. The remedy failed to repair the vehicle. Updated 08/25/14

- Mansfield, OH, USA

problem #78

Jun 022014

Cobalt

  • 70,000 miles
Electrical short in the right front seat belt retractor in which disables the air bag system because of the fault. This diagnosis was verified by bergstrom Chevrolet in appleton, Wisconsin. After numerous contacts with GM and bergstrom Chevrolet, they decided not to cover the cost because of expired warranty.

- Appleton, WI, USA

problem #77

May 112014

Cobalt

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign id number: 14V171000 (electrical system) and NHTSA campaign id number: 14V047000 (air bags and electrical system). The contact made the dealer aware of the recall. The dealer ordered the parts and scheduled an appointment to perform the recall repairs. However, two days prior to the appointment the dealer stated per the manufacturer instructions they were unable to performed the recall repairs. The manufacturer was contacted and provided no resolution.

- Leesburg, FL, USA

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