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.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
63,300 miles
Total Complaints:
22 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (18 reports)
  2. replace power steering motor (4 reports)
2007 Chevrolet Cobalt steering problems

steering problem

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #2

Jun 062009

Cobalt LS 4.0 L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles


The power steering column in my 2007 Cobalt failed, but I just bought the steering column at the salvage yard. Take off the power steering motor. Only cost $100.

- bgarza101, Austin, TX, US

problem #1

Jun 192009

Cobalt 4.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,500 miles

I will not buy a Chevy again and beware of the ignition locking on you that happened to me a month ago. I am still making a payment on this car and I feel as soon as my warranty was up everything is starting to go wrong with this sorry piece of Sh** they call a vehicle.

- Maria P., Orlando, FL, US

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