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
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
21,750 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2007 Chevrolet Cobalt cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 262008

Cobalt LS 2.2L I-4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,726 miles


I think it is really crappy of Chevy as an auto maker to leave their radiators so vulnerable in the Cobalt's body design. If ANYTHING gets past the bumper you can kiss the radiator and A/C coils goodbye along with the cooling fan and shroud. I hit a dog (not a huge dog), off center at 40 MPH and the result was a bent A/C coil that bent the radiator that broke the fan shroud and knocked the fan itself completely out of the car. Crappy design. The really bad part is I didn't know there was damage or that the radiator was empty until the car said "Hey! I'm overheating." What ever happened to the low coolant light?

It's just annoying cause I'm used to driving a ford escort which would have chewed the dog up and spat it out and I never would have seen a problem from the radiator. The cobalt is a good car for its class but it definitely needs some second thoughts about that front end.

- frost9928, West Memphis, AR, US

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