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.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,950 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt windows / windshield problems

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 012014


  • miles


2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch recall. The consumer stated the current actions being taken to remedy the situation were inadequate at best. The consumer did not feel safe driving the vehicle. Also, the gas tank had to be replaced due to a leak caused by a defective seal, that was recalled. The consumer had the seal replaced, prior to the recall. However she was denied reimbursement, because the work was not performed at a GM dealership. The blower motor was replaced multiple times, due to it causing a leak on the passenger side of the vehicle.

- Middletown, IN, USA

problem #3

Jan 202011

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 42,000 miles
Rear window defrost stopped working. Was told by dealer that the connector for the rear defrost was melted. Upon doing research on defective rear defroster on 2007 Chevy Cobalt, this appears to be a common problem with this make/model/year. I believe there should be a recall for this part.

- Franklin, WI, USA

problem #2

Apr 202007

Cobalt 4-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. Consumer states safety defect in steering system the consumer began to have problems with the HVAC system wiring and connector which was replaced on April 20, 2007, the second time on July 3, 2007 the HVAC system relay had to be replaced and the third time on July 6, 2007 the body control module had to replaced. Also, the steering shaft and steering column had to be replaced, there was a bubble on the tire which required replacement. The window regulator and fuel pump module was also replaced.

- Zephyrhills, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 242007


  • 1,800 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. While the vehicle was parked in the driveway in a rainstorm, the contact noticed that the passenger side front floor panel was drenched with four inches of water. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and repaired. In addition, when pressure was applied to the accelerator pedal, it would constantly stick. The contact had to make several attempts before the pedal would release. There was also a malfunction with the steering rod. On four separate occasions, the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for identical failures, but with no resolutions. The contact was concerned of the safety risks involved. The failure mileage was 1,800 and current mileage was 14,000.

- Ferrrum, VA, USA

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