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2013 Chevrolet Malibu Recalls

RepairPal provides easy-to-read analysis of 6 official 2013 Chevrolet Malibu recalls. Find out if your 2013 Chevrolet Malibu needs service due to a recalled defect and learn how to fix it.

RepairPal Expert Overview on July 5, 2016

The ignition key may be able to be removed from the ignition switch without the vehicle's transmission being shifted to the park position, which could allow the vehicle to roll unexpectedly as occupants exit the vehicle. This would increase risk of injury.

Recall repairs on your General Motors vehicle must be performed by a General Motors dealership. General Motors will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable of this notification is unavailable as of the time of this writing). If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local General Motors dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The General Motors recall numbers are 50490 and 50491.

RepairPal Expert Overview on April 24, 2015

The automatic transmission gear selector may not illuminate the gear that was selected. This could result in an undesired gear being selected.

If your transmission gear selector does not light up the gear you have selected, or you have been notified by General Motors of this recall, please contact your dealer for further instruction. The dealership may ask for your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number), so please have it on hand. Affected vehicles will have the transmission selection control module replaced at no cost. The General Motors recall number is 12162.

RepairPal Expert Overview on March 23, 2015

The roof panel opening switch may stick out, and be accidentally tripped, causing the roof to close unexpectedly.

General Motors will contact owners of affected vehicles (a timetable for this notification has not been released as of this writing). You may also contact your dealer to check if your vehicle is included in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The General Motors recall number for this recall is 15176.

RepairPal Expert Overview on November 13, 2013

The 8 way adjustable power seat may not work as expected due to damaged wires under the seat.

General Motors will notify owners beginning December 2013. If you don't receive notification and you feel you should, please contact your dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. The General Motors recall number is 13342.

RepairPal Expert Overview on January 23, 2013

One or more bolts securing the rear suspension components may not have been tightened properly during vehicle assembly. Loose suspension bolts can result in sudden changes in the vehicle handling characteristics.

As of this writing, General Motors has begun notifying owners of affected vehicles and this process should be completed shortly. If you are experiencing handling concerns, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It's helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) when you call. The General Motors recall number 13008.

RepairPal Expert Overview on October 4, 2012

The front turn signals of the vehicle each use two bulbs. Due to a software issue, if one burns out, the driver will not be made aware. Burned out signal lamps could lead to an accident due to not being able to alert other motorists of intended turning.

General Motors notified owners of affected vehicles starting in August 2014. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The General Motors recall number is 12212.