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:
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Average Mileage:
20,200 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
2007 Chevrolet Cobalt suspension problems

suspension problem

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 042014


  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,000 miles


The vibrating is very annoying, it feels like the brake pedal is going to shake lose, even though I know it is the tires and has nothing to do with the brake pedal. I wish Gm would do something about the 2 issues I have commented about.

- wolfe161, Lakewood, NY, US

problem #3

Dec 302007

Cobalt LS 2.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,641 miles

i was on Christmas vacation with my boyfriend and i was going like 70 kl a hour and i had a bad vibration in the front so i pulled over and i seen nothing. well i took it to the dealer and they told me that there was salt buildup on the inside of my rim

- faller16, Head Chezzetcook, Canada, Canada

problem #2

Mar 202008

Cobalt LT

  • Manual transmission
  • 11,100 miles

I first felt the vibration in the front end when I was on the interstates doing about 60 mph. I was having my vehicle looked at for other ongoing issues (excessive fuel consumption, lack of power up hills, excessive wind noise from both front doors) and I had them look into the vibration. I was told it probably is my deep lugged snow tires causing the concern and wait till I put on the summer tires then decide if it really is an issue. I always use this particular type of snow tire on all my vehicles and this is the only vehicle having vibration concerns. Paalease, give me a break. I have worked in the automotive business in the service department for going on 12 years now. How stupid do they think I am. I'll change the tires in two weeks and see what they tell me next.

- Rita J., Tarentum, PA, US

problem #1

Nov 092007

(reported on)

Cobalt LT 2.2

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles

Pain in the A__ says it. Brand new car when it was broke in and I went over 60, this thing sounds like you are on a rumble strip all the time. The dealer is aware of the problem but cannot/will not offer solutions. They stated there is similar complaints. I do not believe some of your persons have not made this complaint. I will have to push this further than the dealers willingness to look into this further. Would appreciate emails of similar complaints to

Thanks for anticipated responses

- Loyal C., Indianapolis, IN, US

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