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:
9,233 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 282009


  • 20,000 miles


Power steering on my 2007 Chevy Cobalt failed while driving on a major interstate.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #2

Apr 302009


  • 7,200 miles
Clutch failure, theres a mechanism that does not allow you to spin the wheels into 3rd gear on the 2007 Chevy Cobalt ss. This mechanism has caused my girlfriends clutch to be burned up over a one month period. The vechicles clutch no longer fully disengages and will not allow the car to move. The part(s) have not been established yet because it is currently in the shop as of 3 P.M. today. If you would like more information on this please contact me through either my email or phone number, or even reedman of langhorne.

- Levittown, PA, USA

problem #1

Sep 102007

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles
Brand new car that shakes and vibrates at speeds in excess of 60 mph.

- Martinsville , IN, USA

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