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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:
57,300 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt steering problems

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Comments

problem #6

Jun 272014

Cobalt

  • 130,000 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 while driving 60 mph, the vehicle stalled and the steering wheel seized with the illumination of the power steering warning. Additionally, the contact stated that the vehicle would fail to shift gears and the chrome covering on the door handle had deteriorated. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer, who diagnosed that the steering wheel column needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The contact stated that the vehicle wasalso included in NHTSA campaign id numbers: 14E021000 (electrical system) 14V171000 (electrical system) and 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system). The contact stated that the dealer informed him that the parts were not available for the recall repairs. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000.

- San Ramone, CA, USA

problem #5

Feb 032013

Cobalt

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that there was a clicking noise heard from the vehicle intermittently. Additionally, the contact had to apply force to turn the steering wheel on multiple occasions. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the steering column needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 10V073000 (steering). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Mechanicsburg, PA, USA

problem #4

Jul 202009

Cobalt

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact was making a right turn at approximately 5 mph when the power steering failed which made the vehicle very difficult to maneuver into the driveway. The contact stated that the electric steering failed and had to be replaced. The dealer replaced the entire steering column at the contacts expense. The manufacturer was notified and stated that there were no related recalls or warranties related to the failure. The failure mileage was 50,000.

- Columbia, TN, USA

problem #3

Nov 152009

Cobalt

  • 44,200 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. Intermittently while driving a warning light illuminates on the instrument control panel, and then the steering column will lock. After restarting the vehicle, the failure will reoccur. He was in the process of taking the vehicle to the dealer for inspection. The failure mileage was 44200. The current mileage was 44639.

- Little Elm, TX, USA

problem #2

Oct 152009

Cobalt

  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. While driving 15 mph she lost power steering without any prior warnings. As a consequence she could not turn the steering column. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealership. The current and failure mileages were 38000.

- Key Port, NJ, USA

problem #1

Oct 092009

Cobalt

  • 31,600 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The power steering motor in the steering column shut off while driving approximately 25 mph. The driver had to restart the vehicle to temporarily correct the failure. He opened a case with the manufacturer and was also referred to a dealer. The vehicle was taken to a private service station and he was informed of the correct terminology for the failure by a mechanic. The current mileage was approximately 31,650. The failure mileage was approximately 31,600.

- Landing, NJ, USA

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