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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt Problems and Repair Histories

2007 Chevrolet Cobalt repairs by problem area

Engine (29%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (27%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (8%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (17%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 100 repairs.

2007 Chevrolet Cobalt repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (5%)

$500 - $999 (23%)

$100 - $499 (41%)

< $100 (27%)

Chart based on 22 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt 4dr Sedan

173-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet Cobalt in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2009 - Oct 2010
Aug 2009

36000 mi
Steering clunking, dealer replaced intermediate steering shaft 
Chevrolet Cobalt in South Carolina, United States
Aug 2010 - May 2015
Sep 2010

27000 mi

US $250
check engine light - sensor related to fuel system replaced by dealer at owner's expense 
Sep 2011

67000 mi
electronic problem - onboard computer had to be replaced. I have 3 cobalts and could not recommend them - they are not as good a car as the cavalier 
Apr 2015

114000 mi

US $700
bad fuse box - dealer replaced. Not under warranty 

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt 4dr Sedan

148-horsepower 2.2L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Chevrolet Cobalt in Quebec, Canada
Aug 2013 - Feb 2015
Sep 2014

45880 mi
electrical motor for steering 
Chevrolet Cobalt in Quebec, Canada
- Oct 2009
Aug 2008

17341 mi
Front left bushing tab 
Jan 2009

25253 mi
1.Stabilizer link. 2.Cd player changed 
Aug 2009

30507 mi
P2135. throttle replaced 
Oct 2009

31752 mi
1. Front left speaker changed. 2. Intermittent wipers relay changed. 

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt 4dr Sedan

148-horsepower 2.2L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet Cobalt in Minnesota, United States
Nov 2014 - May 2015
Nov 2014

82000 mi
I shaft and outer tie rod replaced multifunction turn signal switch failed - replaced 
Chevrolet Cobalt in British Columbia, Canada
Nov 2008 - Jun 2010
Sep 2008

9920 mi
Replaced hard-to-shut glovebox latch and faulty HVAC trim piece under warranty. 
Dec 2008

26040 mi

C $40
Rear brakes are constantly squealing, even after adjust/cleaning. If recurs again, it will be the third time and will be taken up with GM.  
Feb 2009

26660 mi
Took vehicle back to dealer as loud rear brake squeal continued after clean/adjust. Was told problem was with clean/adjust done by other shop; objected to this diagnosis and took a tech out on a drive. Dealer then fixed problem, 4 hours later.  
Mar 2009

27590 mi
Replaced thermostat under warranty. 
Chevrolet Cobalt in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2007 - Oct 2010
May 2009

29140 mi
Power steering was kicking out. Steering column replaced. 
Dec 2009

37200 mi
Rattle in front of car. Bushings and mounting brackets replaced in suspension. 
Jun 2010

44640 mi

C $400
Brakes New pads and rotors 
Chevrolet Cobalt in Florida, United States
Aug 2010 - Oct 2015
Oct 2010

22300 mi
Knocking/rattling noise especially when turning left. Taking back tomorrow for same problem. 
Oct 2015

49000 mi
Power steering failed. After contacting GM, took to dealer for diagnosis. Problem cannot be duplicated. Still waiting to hear from GM if they will AGAIN replace drive shaft. Had this replaced in 2010 and ignition switch last year. 
Chevrolet Cobalt in Quebec, Canada
Aug 2007 - Aug 2009
Nov 2008

9920 mi
Strange sound in the steering. They change it. 
Chevrolet Cobalt in Oregon, United States
- Feb 2009
Jan 2009

26000 mi
steering shaft replaced for second time 
Feb 2009

28500 mi
going back in to get steering shaft replaced for the third time factory warranty will be up after this service will be spendy it fix out of pocket when it goes out again 
Chevrolet Cobalt in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2007 - Mar 2010
Nov 2007

1000 mi
Vehicle was jumping when downshifting from 2nd to 1st gear and slipping going from 1st to 2nd gear. vehicle was drifting while parked and engine off. 
Chevrolet Cobalt in Georgia, United States
Apr 2014 - Mar 2015
Dec 2014

51000 mi

US $175
Transmission started hard shifting after Keys were changed and Coolant Flush. Only after driving many miles. not short trips. Like overheating of Transmission. Every time I take my car for any problem it comes back with another problem 
Chevrolet Cobalt in Maryland, United States
Jan 2013 - Oct 2015
Nov 2013

117000 mi

US $3000
Engine replacement 
Oct 2015

147000 mi
Low compression in cylinder 3. Repair would be > $1,000. Recommended not to proceed with repair, but to just drive car until it dies. This is the second engine in the car. Will not buy Chevy again. 
Chevrolet Cobalt in Alberta, Canada
Sep 2008 - Sep 2012
Jul 2008

13864 mi
Attempted to repair wind noise heard from rear right window. Repaired clunk felt in floor board when making turns. Reprogrammed TCM to fix odd shifting. 
Aug 2008

14100 mi
Attempted to repair wind noise heard from rear right window again. Replaced intermediate steering shaft for clunk. Repaired inoperative 12V outlet. 
Oct 2008

16302 mi
Finally repaired wind noise heard from rear right window. Attempt to repair rattle from right front door when music is loud. Replace rubber trunk bumper as was loose. 
Jul 2009

27280 mi
Brakes squealing after 44 000 km. Pads were found to have minimal wear. Pads were ordered and installed and rotors were turned; problem still persists. Will be going back to the dealer to hopefully rectify the problem. 
Aug 2009

27280 mi
Took it in for a 9am appointment, car did not go into shop until 11am. Worked on car for an hour, went for lunch. Cleaned rear brakes in the next three hours of the repair. 
Dec 2009

33480 mi
Loss of suspension. Took in to get looked at, replaced one shock at a time. Four different visits, and the final cause was determined to be gravel. The rear shocks are positioned so they get beaten with rocks from the front tires. 
Chevrolet Cobalt in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2007 - Jun 2009
Aug 2008

9000 mi
Detent clip for door to trunk access switch fell out. 

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt 2dr Coupe

supercharged 205hp 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Chevrolet Cobalt in New Jersey, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2013
Mar 2011

96000 mi
5th gear synchro failure. Transmission replaced under warranty. No complaints! 
Chevrolet Cobalt in New York, United States
Aug 2010 - Dec 2014
May 2011

51000 mi

US $40
Exhaust leak 
Mar 2012

55000 mi
Major leak in exhaust flex pipe. Covered under emissions warranty because flex pipe is part of catalytic converter. 
Chevrolet Cobalt in New York, United States
Nov 2008 - Nov 2012
Apr 2011

92300 mi
throttle position sensor voltage check failure... CEL and ENG PWR REDUCED DIC indicator. 
Nov 2011

100000 mi

US $500
got the car stuck on the side of a driveway. In the process of extracting the car, the wheels spun and translated excessive shockload to the converter & shattered catalytic converter innards. Ordered parts & replaced. 2nd occurence of this. 
Jul 2012

108000 mi
replaced rear brake pads and rotors. Normal wear and tear maintenance. 
Sep 2012

110000 mi

US $40
sunroof switch bezel broke. ordered replacement as well as updated retainer clip. Scheduled visit at dealer. Took 15 minutes to repair. Had NY State Annual Safety Inspection performed as well. 
Chevrolet Cobalt in Tennessee, United States
Feb 2015 - Mar 2016
Sep 2015

247000 mi

US $280
Replaced broken axle due to abuse. Occasional wheel hop in 1st gear with aggressive throttle. The issue should be prevented with revised OEM engine and transmission mounts. 
Nov 2015

255000 mi

US $200
The control arm bushings were replaced. This was to stop a clunk. It is better, but not gone. 
Feb 2016

263000 mi

US $230
Driver side head light leaked condensation. Driver and passenger side headlamps were replaced with Depo aftermarket units with projector housings. I also replaced the low beam bulbs with IntenseHID 6000K units. 
Mar 2016

268000 mi

US $1500
The clutch, flywheel, pressure plate, simply worn out after so many miles. tie rod ends, and sway bar end links were replaced. 
Chevrolet Cobalt in Texas, United States
Aug 2007 - Mar 2010
Oct 2007

7000 mi
The audio system amplifier stopped working, resulting in no sound, and was repaired under factory warranty. 

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt 2dr Coupe

173-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Chevrolet Cobalt in British Columbia, Canada
Nov 2008 - Jul 2010
Aug 2009

40300 mi

C $135
Cracked exhaust flex pipe. Possibly caused by hard launches. 
Jun 2010

47120 mi

C $500
Engine light came on, power reduced greatly under acceleration. Engine oil pressure switch went bad and threw everything off 
Chevrolet Cobalt in Manitoba, Canada
Sep 2007 - Jun 2013
Apr 2009

13020 mi
Check engine light came on intermittently, it turned out to be a problem with the fuel line sensor.  Cruise control would automatically engage at around 20km/h when downshifting to a stop.  Bezel surrounding sunroof switch had broken off  Right rear shock defective, needed replacing.  
Aug 2009

16120 mi
Bezel surrounding sunroof switch fell off again. Sunroof switch became detached from support, causing it to be non-functional. Mechanic at oil change shop noticed vibration in clutch pedal during routine maintenance. Dealership agreed and replaced overly worn bearings in transmission.  Cruise control automatically engages when downshifting or coasting. Dealership claims they cannot replicate AND that it is not a concern. 
Sep 2009

17360 mi
Car was rattling and felt like it was falling apart. Stabilizer links were replaced.  Front rotors were warped - they were machined.  
Mar 2010

35960 mi
Exterior driver's door handle fell off. Car will maintain at a constant speed when gas pedal is not depressed and car is in gear. Car will continue along indefinitely at a consistent pace.  Sunroof rattled going over bumps, seams in road. Door handle parts were installed. 
Jun 2010

45260 mi

C $54
steering wheel vibrates back and forth when braking. shop could not replicate, and could not definitively say what the problem was. 
Jul 2012

99240 mi

C $200
Replaced ball joint 
Dec 2012

107880 mi

C $700
Needed a new wheel bearing as car sounded like a jet engine at high speeds, and like it had a flat tire at low speeds. Passenger side wheel bearing was replaced. 
Mar 2013

114700 mi

C $300
Rear drivers side was noisy over rough roads and bumps. Rear shocks were replaced 
May 2013

114700 mi
Intermittent loss of power steering. Power steering motor was replaced under recall, however this did not fix the problem. 
Jun 2013

114700 mi

C $68
Continued intermittent loss of power steering. Assessment revealed a short circuit in the steering column. Dealership indicated car could be driven safely despite the difficulty, so repair was not completed. 

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt 2dr Coupe

173-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet Cobalt in Illinois, United States
- Feb 2007
Jan 2007

3000 mi

US $200
lower driver side weather stripping. 
Feb 2007

13 mi

US $50
sunroof switch 
Chevrolet Cobalt in New Jersey, United States
Oct 2008 - Mar 2016
Jan 2009

8842 mi
Had sunroof leak fixed. It was covered under the warranty 
Jun 2014

68000 mi

US $798
Air Conditioner not functioning properly Car makes a noise that sounds like a bearing going bad. 
Oct 2014

76000 mi

US $435
Downpipe had crack. Replaced downpipe. 
Dec 2014

76000 mi
Had trouble starting when engine was cold and could smell gas once engine was warm. Found that fuel pump module was cracked. Fuel pump module was replaced. 
May 2015

76000 mi

US $1884
Hear a humming noise around 35 mph and it would get louder the faster you went. Dealer stated that both front wheel bearings needed to be replaced. The front end would feel like it shifts when taking a sharp corner. Dealer stated that the tie rods were worn and needed to be replaced. The front end would feel like it shifts when taking a sharp corner. Dealer stated that the front sway bars were worn and needed to be replaced. Struts would squeak when going around a turn. Dealer stated that both front struts were leaking and should be replaced. 
Chevrolet Cobalt in Virginia, United States
Aug 2007 - Dec 2011
Apr 2008

12000 mi
Sunroof seal leaked in heavy rain. Seal replaced. No longer leaking. 
Jun 2009

24000 mi
Radiator fan was making a loud noise. They replaced the fan. 
Jun 2010

39000 mi

US $235
Replaced radiator fan relay. 

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt 2dr Coupe

148-horsepower 2.2L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Chevrolet Cobalt in Minnesota, United States
Aug 2007 - Feb 2009
Oct 2007

10000 mi
Crank Angle Sensor leading to CEL and Tach failure. Crank Angle Sensor resulting in CEL and Tach failure. 
Chevrolet Cobalt in Oregon, United States
Aug 2007 - Jun 2011
Apr 2008

30000 mi
Noise from front wheels, sounded like wheel bearing, was from wheel covers, required insulation tape to correct noise. 
Chevrolet Cobalt in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2008 - Mar 2013
Sep 2011

72540 mi
Timing chain rattle on cold start 
Chevrolet Cobalt in Michigan, United States
Aug 2010 - Sep 2012
Sep 2010

63000 mi

US $44
Kept losing ac. Been in shop in the past for the problem. Went to second dealer to repair problem. 
Nov 2010

64500 mi
One of many unsuccessful trips to shop for stalling problem. Dealership put water in tank. Sent to another dealership for repairs. Bumper and drivers door damaged at dealership. 
Dec 2010

66000 mi
Engine light came on. Took it to the dealership and they cleared the eng light. The catalytic convertor was bad. Ordered the parts. And it was repaired about a week later when the parts finally came in. So far for stalling problem have also replaced fuel filter twice, done a fuel injection cleaning twice, and replaced the fuel tank. Will go back when they figure out what to do next. 
Jan 2011

66500 mi
The engine light came on again. The converter was bad again. Parts ordered and replaced again. Still having engine problems. 
Feb 2011

67000 mi
Engine tries to stall out while going on a long R turn trying to get on the expressway. Fuel tank replaced. Fuel induction done. Still having the same problem. Contacted customer service and dealer contacted Chevy to what to do next... 

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt 2dr Coupe

148-horsepower 2.2L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet Cobalt in Florida, United States
Aug 2007 - Mar 2010
Dec 2007

7000 mi
Passenger side seat slider control broke off and the dealership replaced part. 

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt 2-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Chevrolet Cobalt in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2007 - Jun 2011
Feb 2008

10000 mi
Water was leaking into rear-passenger seat floor. Dealer took 4 days of water testing and FINALLY concluded that there seemed to be a leak in the door seal. Parts order and car went back into shop March 6th (will record results in March) 
Oct 2009

28000 mi

US $390
Water still leaking from passenger door into car. Dealer (Multi Chevrolet, Springfield NJ) charged excessive amounts for water test, replaced seal around door. Problem was NOT fixed, went to Chevy to file a complaint 
Jan 2010

30000 mi
Dealer (Richard Lucas Chevrolet, Avenel, NJ) found that water was leaking heavily into the door. They believe the protective panel on the door was installed improperly at the factory. Resealed this, and seems fixed. No charge though out of warranty. 

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt Repair Histories

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