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:
96,500 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt fuel system problems

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 082014


  • 81,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the fuel tank seal at the filler neck was leaking. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who informed him that the fuel tank needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 81,000.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 102012

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 112,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that the she smelled gasoline inside the vehicle. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer to be inspected and they stated there was a leak in the fuel pump and it needed to be repaired. The vehicle was not repaired. The dealer stated that the vehicle was not included in recall NHTSA campaign id number: 09V419000 (fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump). The manufacturer was notified of the failure and advised the contact to take the vehicle to the dealer for inspection. The failure mileage was 112,000. Updated 12/21/12 the consumer stated after having the entire fuel system replaced gas could still be smelled in the vehicle. The consumer was then advised that the tank was damaged as well, due to factory defaulted gas tank. The dealer and manufacturer refused assistance. The consumer would like to be completely compensated for all expenses pertaining to the failure. Updated 1/4/2013

- Monroe, LA, USA

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