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:
24,352 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 182013


  • miles


The steering is to hard to have a power steering light on car, ,,and the check engine is on... the speedometer does not work either and doesn't wana shift to any gear...any inf. Or help to solve this problems..... made in usa...

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #2

Jun 062012

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 73,000 miles
Started down the road and lost control of the car the power steering light came on and there was a lot of play in the wheel. I then attempted to get it back home where it was very hard to turn and the dash computer was all haywire not showing correct data. This supposedly had been fixed under a recall just 5 months prior to me purchasing.

- Gobles, MI, USA

problem #1

Mar 042010


  • 56 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the lights on the instrument panel intermittently shut on and off. The dealer stated that the light sensor caused the failure to occur. The warranty was valid until March 25, 2010; however, the dealer has not repaired the vehicle. The contact has taken the vehicle into the dealer three times in the past month. The failure has occurred since the vehicle was purchased. The contact is concerned about the safety risk while driving at night. The failure mileage was 56 and the current mileage was 18000.

- Worthington, OH, USA

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