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
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
86,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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

accessories - interior problem

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 012016


  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles


Warning chime sound :Problem is, the speaker where the warning sounds come from is intermittent. In fact, I cannot tell if I have the blinkers on without looking at the dashboard. The seatbelt chime and the key is left in the ignition when the door is open doesn't work as well. My opinion is if a car manufacturer is going to change the role of the sound system from merely producing sound for the radio to sounding safety warning chimes it should be considered a safety devise . Some complaints state it is a issue with the speaker I believe it is a problem with the radio itself. GM has issued a recall on newer GM products with the same types of problems but not the same sound system. Like I stated before it is a intermittent problem and as crazy as it sounds ( or doesn't :) ) the chimes seem to work more often when the outside temperature is above 80 degrees.

- Ken S., New Franklin, OH, US

problem #1

Jul 012011

Cobalt LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

When I purchased the car in 2006 I noticed the music would shift from one side of the car to the other. I would take it to the dealership and they would say nothing is wrong. Well something is/and has been wrong because the front speakers don't work at all, only the back speakers.

- lizfl, Longwood, FL, US

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