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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
95,554 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt fuel system problems

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 102014


  • 147,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 40 mph, the fuel line was corroded and leaking. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the fuel line needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 147,000.

- Summit, MO, USA

problem #2

Apr 092012

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 82,663 miles
The interior of the vehicle had a strong fuel odor. The Chevrolet dealership diagnosed a leaking fuel module and had to replace the gas tank, fuel module, and fuel pipe. While this defect is known to occur on some 2007 Cobalts, GM states that my VIN number is not part of the current known defect. The leaking fuel module recall should be expanded to include all 2007 Cobalts.

- Freehold, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jun 082009

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 57,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. While driving at an unknown speed, the contact noticed gasoline leaking from the vehicle. He pulled over and noticed a light illuminating. A mechanic stated that the light was due to the lines that failed, which were connected to the fuel pump. The dealer stated that nothing could be done to repair the failure. The mechanic stated that this should not have happened to a newer vehicle. The vehicle has been repaired. The failure mileage was 57,000 and current mileage was 59,800. Updated 08/21/09. Updated 08/26/09.

- Houston, TX, USA

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