Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. 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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,833 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 082009

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 40,833 miles


-the contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. While driving approximately 25 mph on normal road conditions and proceeding into a left turn there was difficulty steering the vehicle. Unexpectedly, the vehicle pulled to the right unexpectedly. The vehicle uncontrollably swayed off the road. The driver inspected the vehicle and resumed operation with caution. There were no warning light indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnostic tests. The technician was unable to duplicate the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the malfunction. The vehicle has not been repaired. The contact had concern of the safety risk involved. The failure and current mileages were 40,833. Updated 05/26/09 the consumer also stated the warning sound indicator workes intermittently. Udated 05/28/09.

- Brich River , WV, USA

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