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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,348 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Comments

problem #8

Sep 042013

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 60,791 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that there was a crack located at the seal of the fuel tank. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 60,791. Updated 9/11/14 updated 1/20/2015

- Brighton, TN, USA

problem #7

Oct 012012

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • miles
2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. Consumer writes in regards to fuel pump recall notice. The consumer stated he had trouble starting the vehicle. He took the vehicle to the dealer, where they informed him, the fuel pump had no pressure. The consumer then took the vehicle to a repair shop, where they discovered a problem with the gas tank, which was leaking. The leak was where the fuel pump was connected to the gas tank. The consumer notified Chevrolet and they denied there was a problem with the gas tank. A month later, the consumer received a recall, regarding a problem with the fuel pump.

- Valley Village, CA, USA

problem #6

Aug 012012


  • miles
2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. Consumer writes in regards to gas tank splitting at seams.

- Fort Smith, AR, USA

problem #5

Jul 022012

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The driver noticed fuel leaking from under the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostics where the technician stated that the fuel tank had separated at the seam and would have to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired at a cost of $ 1,182.15.. the approximate failure mileage was 70,000. Updated 7/30/12

- Fort Smith, AR, USA

problem #4

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

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problem #3

Sep 062011

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,630 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that a strong odor of fuel was emitted from the exterior of the vehicle. There was no fuel leak visible. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that there was a crack in the fuel tank. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 09V419000 (fuel system, gasoline: Delivery: Fuel pump); and planned to notify the dealer regarding the vehicle eligibility. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. The contact was awaiting repairs to the vehicle. The approximate failure mileage was 56,630. Updated 11/16/11 the consumer stated the repairs were paid without any assistance. Updated 06/15/2012

- Humble, TX, USA

problem #2

Dec 292010

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 15,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated the front suspension caused the two front tires to be worn. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who performed an alignment but the vehicle continued to pull to the left. The manufacturer was notified and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 15,000 and the current mileage was 26,000. Updated 03/23/12 the consumer stated the power steering, brakes and gas tank needed to replaced.updated 04/09/12

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #1

Aug 082010


  • 53,700 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The contact stated that while driving she smelled gasoline. When she looked underneath the vehicle she fuel leaking out of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic and the fuel pump was replaced along with the fuel tank. The repair seemed to have remedied the failure. The current and failure mileages were approximately 53,700. The VIN was unknown.

- Vale , AZ, USA

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