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.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
106,900 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt engine problems

engine problem

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 312012

Cobalt LT 2.2L L4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 106,876 miles


Gm has got one of the biggest pain in the butt computer operating systems going for the cobalts. Check engine light comes on goes off. Rpm's go to 500 and up to 1200, anything 100 km for speed the car vibrates like crazy. Doors unlock and lock without warning. Car is really hard to control when windy. Changing rear brakes is a nightmare. Some times car starts and stops right away. There is a very loud and annoying ticking sound near the back. It happens when stopped, driving, and even when car is turned off. With the new clean drive testing these cars are going to fail do to check engine light if its on they will not test.

- ghostrider1, Collingwood, ON, canada

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