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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 Owner Comments (Page 3 of 6)

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problem #76

Mar 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 parts unavailable to complete recall. After receiving a rental vehicle, less than 24 hours later, the consumer received a call saying the vehicle was ready for pick-up, as the repairs has been made. Also, the vehicle would suddenly lock on its own.

- Gladwin, MI, USA

problem #75

Jul 012014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • miles
2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. Consumer writes in regards to parts not available to complete recall.

- Mckeesport, PA, USA

problem #74

Nov 112012

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • miles
2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch key and computer system. The consumer is seeking reimbursement for two previous repairs, prior to the recall.

- Port Saint Lucie, FL, USA

problem #73

May 082014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,458 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 the ignition failed to start after numerous attempts. There was a recall related to the failure under NHTSA campaign id number 14V047000 (air bag, electrical system) however the dealer informed the contact that the remedy part was unavailable to perform the repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. Updated 08/11/14

- Saginaw, MI, USA

problem #72

Apr 072014

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 to repair the vehicle. The manufacturer and dealer were notified numerous times, but did not know when the parts would be available. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Portsmouth, NH, USA

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problem #71

Jun 022014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • miles
2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. Consumer writes in regards to parts to complete recall are unavailable.

- Graceton, PA, USA

problem #70

Jun 022014

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 recall notice issues. The consumer stated he has been unable to secure an appointment. He has received three recall letters so far.

- Arlington Heights, IL, USA

problem #69

Mar 312014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,500 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start intermittently. The contact also mentioned that the key was loose in the ignition. The contact mentioned that he received notices for NHTSA campaign number: 14V171000 (electrical system) and NHTSA campaign number: 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system). The dealer stated the parts were not available in order to perform repairs. The manufacturer was contacted who stated that they were making only a limited amount of parts available and could not provide an estimated amount of time of when the parts would be available. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 41,500. Updated 8/11/14 the consumer stated the vehicle experiences a failure with the ignition key to turn on at almost every start up. Parts were not available. Updated 08/20/2014

- Levittown, NY, USA

problem #68

May 032014

Cobalt

  • 115,500 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the service air bag light illuminated on the instrument panel after recall 14V047000, air bags, electrical system repair was performed. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who did not perform a diagnostic test. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 115,500. The current mileage was 115,900.

- Colorado Springs , CO, USA

problem #67

May 012014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • miles
2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch recall and a second recall notice. The consumer believed GM's actions by not sharing such important information with the public was negligent and criminal.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #66

Apr 102013

Cobalt

  • miles

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

Driving West approx. 35 mph lady pulled in front of across 4 lanes traffic hit broadside on her passenger side. Little damage to her car. Over $6000. Damage to my car. No air bag deployed. Driver of my car hurt wrist and hit knees on dash. Ended up 8 months later having knee surgery because of tear in knee from wreck. Passenger hurt wrists.

- Lawrenceburg, IN, USA

problem #65

May 012014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • miles
2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch problems. The consumer was angry, that Chevrolet was well aware of the ignition problem, since 2001.

- Boise, ID, USA

problem #64

May 122014

Cobalt

  • 72,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the key would not turn or release from the ignition. The failure occurred after the vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign id number 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system). The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 72,000.

- Jackson, NJ, USA

problem #63

May 052011

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
"service air bag" light illuminated and disables passenger side airbag. Now it comes on at sometime during every trip I take now!

- Muskegon, MI, USA

problem #62

May 102014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 142,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that there was an abnormal noise being emitted from the ignition when the key was removed. The vehicle was repaired by the dealer under NHTSA campaign id number 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system), however the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 142,000. Kmj updated 7/16/14 the consumer stated the vehicle stalled three years ago. At the time, she was informed the vehicle needed a new transmission. The consumer believed it was the ignition all along.

- Wayne, NJ, USA

problem #61

Mar 142014

Cobalt

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact received notification of NHTSA recall campaign id number 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system) and the part needed was currently unavailable to repair the vehicle. The dealer was unable to provide an expected date for the remedy part to be available. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. There are no failures at this time.

- Gaylord, MI, USA

problem #60

Feb 032014

Cobalt

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact received a notice for NHTSA campaign number 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system) but was informed that the parts were not available. The contact had not experienced a failure. The manufacturer was not contacted.

- St. Thomas, VI, USA

problem #59

May 012014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • miles
2007 Chevy Cobalt. Consumer writes in regards to manufacturers handling of recent recall. The consumer stated a month was too long, for a known and dangerous issue to go unattended.

- Lake Ariel, PA, USA

problem #58

Mar 272014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 78,000 miles
On March 27, 2014, my wife was in an accident at an intersection with another vehicle. The 2007 Chevrolet - Cobalt received major damage to the front of the vehicle. The air bags did not deploy. Luckily, my wife was not injured but could have been fatality #14 or #304 depending on the report you read regarding the airbag deployment failures and ignition problems of the Cobalt. The insurance "totaled" the car. I want to file the police report, insurance report and photos to the N.H.T.S.a.. safety devices placed in vehicles should work or don't advertise safety of the vehicle and charge the consumer for products that don't work. Please email me your claims department address. Thank you.

- Palmer, AK, USA

problem #57

Apr 012014

Cobalt

  • miles
2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch recall. The consumer stated the current actions being taken to remedy the situation were inadequate at best. The consumer did not feel safe driving the vehicle. Also, the gas tank had to be replaced due to a leak caused by a defective seal, that was recalled. The consumer had the seal replaced, prior to the recall. However she was denied reimbursement, because the work was not performed at a GM dealership. The blower motor was replaced multiple times, due to it causing a leak on the passenger side of the vehicle.

- Middletown, IN, USA

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