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.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
95,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. new engine (1 reports)
2007 Chevrolet Cobalt engine problems

engine problem

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 082012


  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles


My Daughter saved $ 5,000.00 first the down payment on her first car.. 2007 Cobalt, nothing but problems, warranty ran out in July, 2011. mileage under a 100 thousand. rod blew through engine. The car was not even paid off. Several complaints over a month.. the results------- GM don't back their products, refuse to give any form of help to the car. Now my Daughter, has no car, still has to pay on the car, her job and home are at risk. My Daughter is a hard single working mom. AND GM HAND THEIR HAND OUT FOR A BAIL OUT FROM THE GOVERNMENT. BUT GM< THEY DON'T CARE IF YOU'RE ASKING FOR A BAIL OUT. SO ITS SCREW THE LITTLE PEOPLE.

- Vivian F., Dryden, MI, US

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