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.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
30,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2007 Chevrolet Cobalt seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 172008


  • Manual transmission
  • 30,000 miles


I was in a wreck going about 70 miles an hour on the interstate. I hit head on into a the gardrail and my air bags never deployed. The front end of my car was completely smashed all the way to my tires. My brother was severely injured and hospitalized, I was injured very badly as well. My insurance company said there was no reason why my airbags should not of deployed and that something like this matter chevy should compensate. I spoke to chevy on a few occasions and they said they will record it and that was it. They said there was not a recall so nothing they could do. No one was of help to me and still hasnt been.

- Chandra M., Fort Worth, TX, US

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