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

November 13, 2013

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:

13V567000

NHTSA Action Number:

N/A

Component:

VISIBILITY

Potential Number of Units Affected:

42,696

Summary:

General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles manufactured June 12, 2013, through November 5, 2013. The heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) control in these vehicles may intermittently become inoperable when the vehicle is started, preventing the windshield defroster from working. Thus, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 103, "Windshield Defrosting and Defogging Systems."

Consequence:

The inability to turn on the windshield defroster may decrease the driver's visibility thereby increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy:

GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the electronic climate control module software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 6, 2013. Owners may contact GM at 1-800-521-7300. GM's recall campaign number is 13380.

Notes:

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