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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,221 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt body / paint problems

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Comments

problem #3

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

problem #2

Aug 252008


  • 50,000 miles
2007 Chevy Cobalt- many problems, electrical comes off and on, car rides like a bucket of bolts, at 50,000 kms front passenger wheel had 1 1/2 inch movement while parked. Very dangerous. Why no recalls for these issues? the fixer of the car replaced a suspension control arm bushing. All kinds of noise, all pot holes I thought the car was going to fall apart. Hunk of junk car. Many safety issues should be investigated. Brought back to the dealer several times for sagging doors on two door model, irregular idol, rattling sounds in the front end to no avail. Thank god I only leased it, they can keep it, it is a hunk of junk. I would never recommend this car to anyone.

- Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada, 00, USA

problem #1

Oct 192009


  • 40,662 miles
I purchased a 2007 Cobalt in July of 2007 my car had 43 miles the date of purchase I've had problems with it leaking water in the floor board on the passenger side twice it finally got fixed under warranty, now I'm having problems a year and a half later with my powersteering going in and out when I'm driving that's so dangerous my car now has 40,000 miles on and customer serviced tells me my bumper to bumper is for 36, 000 I can't afford to get this fixed. I've owned my cars for twelve years and have never had any problems with any of my vehicles please help me understand having such major problems like this with a brand new car that I've had for three years. Here's my case number with Chevrolet customer service 71-777593891.

- Charlotte , NC, USA

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