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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
79,600 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt brakes problems

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 032013


  • 133,800 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the service traction warning light was illuminated and the vehicle vibrated abnormally. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The failure was not reported to the manufacturer. The failure mileage was 133,800. The current mileage was 133,922.

- Virginia Beach , VA, USA

problem #2

Jan 162013

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 105,000 miles
The traction control light has turned on several times before but usually goes away. While hitting my brakes on the freeway to exit, my traction control light turned on today. I was going about 60 and slowing when it happened. The vehicle jerked violently causing me to slam forward in my chair and almost causing the person behind me to hit me. Once I stopped at the light and hit the accelerator again, it again jerked. I parked my car and shut it off. I turned it back on and put it into drive and immediately the car jolts. It continues to do this each time I switch from park to drive and from braking to driving.

- Chesterfield, MI, USA

problem #1

Jan 172011


  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. On January 17, 2011 the repairs for recall 10V073000 (steering: Electric power assist system) were performed on the vehicle. The next day while driving approximately 5 mph, the steering wheel became stiff. The traction control and check engine lights illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer but the dealer inspected and stated that the diagnostic code indicated a faulty traction control module. The contact called the manufacturer who stated that they would call the dealer. The manufacturer verified what the dealer stated. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was unknown. The current mileage was 65,252.

- Commerce, CA, USA

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