Original Recall from the NHTSA
Model Year(s):
Manufacturer's Report Date:

January 23, 2013

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:

13V024000

NHTSA Action Number:

N/A

Component:

SUSPENSION

Potential Number of Units Affected:

8,519

Summary:

General Motors is recalling certain model year 2013 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles, manufactured December 6, 2011, through January 15, 2013. One or more rear suspension bolts may not have been tightened to the specified torque. This may lead to sudden changes in vehicle handling.

Consequence:

Sudden changes in vehicle handling may increase the risk of a crash.

Remedy:

General Motors will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and retighten the bolts as necessary, free of charge. Owner notifications have already begun and will be completed shortly. Owners may contact General Motors at 1-800-521-7300.

Notes:

This is General Motors recall number 13008. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration