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Print this page 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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,385 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Comments

problem #3

May 172015


  • 111,154 miles


Smell gas very strongly and gas is coming from the top of the gas tank.there was a recall for this vehicle model in 2009. Now it is closed. No longer open. What can be done about this problem?

- Elba, AL, USA

problem #2

Jan 062015

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
I purchase the car from schofield in 2008 it has had two recalls one on the gas tank and another on the steering column now it is acting up everyday I think it is due to the cold weather and it has to be a manufacturing issue the warning lights began to flash on come on the gauges go up and down like crazy the gas hand goes up and then below empty the car loses power the power steering light comes on the brake light comes on it begins to make a clicking noise and it jerks as it drives I am so afraid to drive my car because of these defects, I took the car into scofield a couple of weeks ago they said they could not find anything wrong but it is obvious there are things that are wrong when I tried to turn a corner its like the power steering goes out I have the papers from schofield I need someone to help me please I don't want to be another victim of this car.

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #1

Feb 172014

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • miles
The doors latches and the doors openers will not function properly. For example: The driver door latch will not catch, therefore you have to take and manually push the latch back until it clicks and you also have to take an pull the door handle from the inside of the car at the same time as pushing the latch back to close the door. All four doors on the car are like that. Second, the driver door handle has already been replaced once due to failure to operate opening the door as if it is stuck or something. The color of the car is red and the first time the driver door handle was replaced, it was replaced with a plastic silver handle. The handle has since than broke again and has not been replaced due to failure to operate correctly the first time it was replaced. This car and disfunctional parts has become a nuisance.

- Keokee, VA, USA

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