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:
60,088 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt fuel system problems

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Comments

problem #3

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 #2

Apr 102010


  • 62,000 miles
Chevy 2007 Cobalt - gas leak from fuel tank. Found plastic housing crack of fuel tank cracked in rear of tank at seam where hose connects. Result fuel pouring out of seam.

- Montgomery, IL, USA

problem #1

Dec 022008


  • 35,600 miles
Purchased used 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt Nov 08 35,503 miles. Check engine light came on 2 Dec 08. Dealer switched out cam sensor fuse. Check engine light came on end of Jan 09 in germany. German mechanic turned light off. Check engine light came back on a few days later, but continued to drive. Power steering started to fail Sep 09. Car intermittently lost power while driving. Pulled over, turned key to off, waited a few minutes, turned the key, and the car started back up with no problem. Power steering kit replaced end of Nov 09. Check engine light came on again. Power steering motor replaced middle Dec 09. Check engine light came back on again code P0230. Replaced fuel pump relay Jan 10. Car continues to lose power intermittently while driving. Check engine light came back on code P0230. Chevrolet dealership switched out fuel pump relay 15 Feb 10. Chevrolet dealership suggests replacing ECM if check engine light comes back on. Check engine light came back on 17 Feb 10 and car continues to lose power intermittently while driving. Scheduling appointment with Chevrolet dealership to diagnose.

- Apo, AE, USA

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