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.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,000 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Comments

problem #1

May 042011


  • 12,000 miles


I have a 2007 Chevy Cobalt with a leaking sunroof. It has been to the dealer to be fixed 4 times. I was told: It cannot be fixed permanently, don't park it outside in the elements, bring it in regularly to have the drain lines cleared out, etc. It has been parked under our carport all winter. Took it out 2 days ago and it rained last night.... it leaks! the car smells and it only has 21,000 miles on it. A car with a sunroof/moonroof should be made to drive out in the elements. I have had numerous cars with the same kind of roof and it never leaked. The car is faulty and I am extremely frustrated. Spoke to GM executive office and the said "bring it back to the dealer to be fixed". lesson: If your roof leaks on a GM car, get a new one! very poor customer assistance and service.

- Yorktown Heights, NY, USA

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