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.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
40,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. repair locks (1 reports)
2007 Chevrolet Cobalt accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 012013

Cobalt LT

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles


The key fob only works with panic and the trunk button, but the lock functions do not work. It's a pain in the rear in the winter when you're freezing and need to get into the car fast, or even when you feel like you need to get into the car fast because you feel someone following you. You can't hurry to get in. Tried to repair by adding a shimmy inside the key fob to get connection to work, and failed.

- calynt, Nevada, IA, US

problem #1

Apr 102008

Cobalt LT 1SB 2.4L Dohc

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles

power door lock randomly stopped working. dealership found inadequate line, solder ect during the manufacturing process. poor quality control

- Care B., Whitby, Ontario, canada

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