2007 Chevrolet Cobalt Recalls & Reliability
There have been no safety recalls issued from NHTSA.
Our reliability score is based on the J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) rating or, if unavailable, the J.D. Power Predicted Reliability rating.
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1These scores come from consumer ratings of their vehicles after three years of ownership.
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Despite questionable or lacking reliability data, theaffirms that nothing about the Cobalt is "egregiously wrong," and "it stands as a solid effort." The also praises the Cobalt's reliability, writing, "Plenty of folks need basic, affordable, reliable transportation. That's Cobalt's niche." However, reports, "My tester ran flawlessly, but my time with it was cut short by an ignition switch that absolutely refused to budge one day from the locked position. GM spokesman Michael Albano said later that the dealership to which the car was towed believes the problem was a defective lock cylinder."
Perhaps even more disheartening than the tester car's defect is the reviewer's experience with Chevy's roadside assistance. "I was more disappointed though, with the inability of Chevrolet roadside assistance to get a tow truck to the car until the following day,"continues. "Yes, it was 6 p.m. on a Sunday evening when I called, but there were no blizzards or other cataclysmic events in progress and the location was in a heavily populated area. Twenty-four-hour roadside assistance should mean 24 hours, seven days a week. 'We'll get to you tomorrow' is just not good enough."