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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,004 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 #2

Oct 282006

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 8 miles


Re: 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt 2 door sdn there has never been any incident concerning this vehicle. Left front drivers seat, when released, slams forward with great force. The headrest locks against the steering wheel and will continuous sound the horn. This condition is extremely dangerous and can cause a severe injury to a child--toddler or baby--including a fatality. That is my opinion. It's a dangerous condition and I would not sell this car to a young mom.

- Oaklands Gardens, NY, USA

problem #1

Sep 042009


  • 60,000 miles
The driver's seat (back) of my 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt collapsed into the back seat when my car was hit in the rear end in a relatively minor wreck. It also 'clicks' back (while the car is moving) after the seat has been moved to allow entry into the back seat.

- Dade City, FL, USA

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