CarComplaints.com 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.

8.8

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$700
Average Mileage:
119,100 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
  2. replace tank (1 reports)
2007 Chevrolet Cobalt fuel system problems

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Comments

problem #5

Apr 052014

Cobalt 2.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,140 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

It all started with replacing the fuel pump (which by the way there was a recall on in 2012 that I was not aware of), my whole car smelled of gas inside and out to where I would smell of gas from just driving. I looked online to see if there were any problems and low and behold there was that recall. I called GM, explained what was going on and they had my car towed to the dealer because I didn't feel safe driving it, the tow driver even asked if I was having gas issues because he could smell it.

Anyway, long story kind of short, now they are saying my gas tank is cracked, has been ever since I pretty much bought my car (new). It's a manufacturer defect and that it's my responsibility to have it replaced. I was even told at the dealership that they should put a recall out on the tanks but they won't because they have too much going on as it is. I guess it's going to have to take someone to get seriously Hurt or worse before GM decides to take responsibility.

That's pretty much it, I could go on but it won't do any good....

- deyo_tammy, Sharpsburg, GA, US

problem #4

Oct 302013

Cobalt LT

  • Automatic transmission
  • 132,000 miles

I took the Cobalt in for the fuel pump recall soon as we got notice. We had smelled gas for quite some time before but wasn't sure why. After recall the fumes were still there. Our solution was only put 2-4 gals of gas at a time to keep fumes down. Considered it a POS annoying.

I finally called GM and they sent me back for fuel pump replacement again and what I understood a new fuel tank. Well when I went to get the car they told me the fuel tank was cracked and it would be $1000. I called GM again they "investigated" and decided I would have to pay for fuel tank. I'm scared to drive it but have no choice the battery sitting in trunk on fuel tank is just an explosion waiting to happen. I read someone else had a noise in tank. Mine sounds like a little man knocking on it to get out.

- Carla G., Bossier, LA, US

problem #3

May 082013

Cobalt LT 2.2L

  • Manual transmission
  • 164,000 miles

OK, I went in to Tom Gill Chevrolet to get the recalls done for the power steering and Fuel pump replacement. I did smell odor in the car and when parking it. After they have replaced the fuel pump (they had to take the gas tank out and install it again), I been having performance problems, engine cuts off and have to restart it. I progressively still smell gas when I get out of my car. Then recently got the car on a lift to replace the front brakes, and figure I check out the gas tank from behind. I seen where the filler hose is connected to the gas tank and noticed leak spot on the tank where the hose is connected. The next day took it back to the dealership where I had the pump replaced, and after a conclusion they noticed it and told me that it is leaking due to a cracked fuel tank and would need to replace it for $1000. My eyes got wide and never thought it be the whole tank and figured it be the sealer, but I was wrong. But the thing is, this did not have a performance issue, and never died on me because of the issue. I had explained that this has never happened until they replaced the pump. I had also explained that they dropped the tank and somehow it got messed up some how, and they told me there was no recall on it and that I had to get a new tank. Clearly something happened in between when they took the tank off and put it back in... I had also took it back prior to that after the pump was replaced complaining that I hear clicking noises from the tank after I started it up each time. By the time I took it in to the dealer, they weren't hearing it. I had also was not hearing it at that time, so I figured it was a new pump thing on the car.. But anyways after taking it back the third time noticing performance issues, car dying on me, i personally think they had messed up and are trying to cover their tracks. The car is drivable, but it is not safe! I am afraid it wil explose once I hit something to ignite the fumes..

- jckmuzak, Union, KY, US

problem #2

Feb 262013

Cobalt 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 129,250 miles

I RECEIVED A RECALL ON THE PLASTIC SUPPLY OR RETURN PORT ON THE FUEL PUMP. THEY HAD TO REMOVE THE GAS TANK TO FIX THIS RECALL. THEY NOTICED THAT THE GAS TANK WAS CRACKED AND HAD TO BE REPLACED. I HAVE REQUESTED A REIMBURSEMENT, BECAUSE YOU SHOULD NEVER HAVE TO PAY FOR A NEW GAS TANK ON A 07 MODEL VEHICLE. THEY APPARENTLY DIDN'T MAKE THE GAS TANKS VERY WELL EITHER. I DID SMELL THE GAS LEAK BEFORE I TOOK THE VEHICLE TO BE WORKED ON.

- jayla, Jefferson, TX, US

problem #1

Sep 092010

Cobalt 2.2

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

So im not sure why but my fuel tank cracked for no reason. it happened after i took it in for my recall on my fuel pump i think the shop did it but cant be sure!! Any suggestions???

- djacrew2003, Taylor, TX, US

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