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Car Recalls

Recalls are issued for cars with safety-related defects or problems

Chevrolet Malibu recalls

 

For Models: Chevrolet Cobalt, Chevrolet HHR, Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Malibu Maxx, Pontiac G6, Saturn Aura, Saturn Ion

Suspension & Steering, March 31, 2014

RepairPal Expert Overview:

The vehicles being recalled are equipped with an electric power steering (EPS) assist system. The EPS can fail unexpectedly while driving. If this were to occur, steering ability would be maintained but much greater effort would be necessary to steer the vehicle, especially at slow speeds. One of four remedies will be applied depending on the model and year. Parts are not yet available so expect a second notification when they are. 

For Models: Chevrolet Malibu

Heating & Air Conditioning, November 13, 2013

RepairPal Expert Overview:

The heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system is referred to as the HVAC system. These vehicles are being recalled because when starting the vehicle the HVAC system may not work, preventing the windshield from defrosting when necessary. This could adversely affect driver visibility and increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will update the HVAC control module software to correct this concern.

 

For Models: Chevrolet Malibu

Electrical & Lights, November 13, 2013

RepairPal Expert Overview:

Vehicles equipped whit 8 way power adjustable front seats are being recalled because the wiring under the seat can become damaged from rubbing on the seat frame. Damaged wires could result in the seat not working correctly, smoke, or possibly a fire. Dealers will inspect, repair, and secure the affected wire harness to correct this concern.

For Models: Chevrolet Malibu

Suspension & Steering, January 23, 2013

RepairPal Expert Overview:

The rear suspension is a collection of components that are bolted together, supporting the rear of the vehicle. During vehicle assembly, one or more bolts securing rear suspension components may not have been tightened to the correct specification. If one of these bolts were to loosen, sudden changes in the vehicle handling characteristics could result, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and re-tighten the bolts as necessary to correct this concern.

For Models: Chevrolet Malibu, Pontiac G6, Saturn Aura

Drive Train, September 18, 2012

RepairPal Expert Overview:

On vehicles equipped with a 4-speed automatic transmission, the tabs on the transmission shift cable end may fracture and separate. If this were to occur, the shift lever and the actual position of the transmission gear may not match. The driver would be able to move the shifter to "Park" and remove the ignition key, but the transmission gear may not be in "Park." The vehicle may not be able to be restarted and the vehicle could roll away after the driver has exited the vehicle, resulting in a possible crash without prior warning. Dealers will install a retainer over the cable end or replace the shift cable as necessary. The General Motors recall number 12106.

For Models: Chevrolet Malibu

Body, Interior & Misc., May 17, 2012

RepairPal Expert Overview:

After an event of hard braking, the airbag control module (sensing and diagnostic module, or SDM) may reset itself. If this occurs during an aggressive turning maneuver, and if a potential vehicle rollover is sensed, the roof rail airbag may inadvertently deploy. Additionally, the airbags and/or seatbelt pretensioners may not deploy during a severe crash, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will reprogram the SDM to correct this concern. The General Motors recall number is 12102.

For Models: Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Cobalt, Chevrolet HHR, Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia, Pontiac G5, Pontiac G6, Saturn Aura, Saturn Outlook

Drive Train, March 15, 2009

RepairPal Expert Overview:

The shifter cable adjustment may become dislodged. This may cause the vehicle to show that it is in "Park," when it could actually be in another gear. If this happens, the vehicle may move and not be secure. Dealers will inspect the shift cable adjustment clip to make sure it is fully engaged, and will replace any shift cables that cannot be secured. The General Motors recall number is 09041. The recall began on March 24, 2009.

For Models: Buick LaCrosse, Buick Rendezvous, Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD, Chevrolet Silverado 2500, Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, Chevrolet Silverado 3500, Chevrolet Silverado SS, Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, GMC Sierra 1500, GMC Sierra 1500 HD, GMC Sierra 2500 HD, GMC Sierra 3500, GMC Sierra Denali, Hummer H3, Pontiac G6, Pontiac Montana

Body, Interior & Misc., November 6, 2006

Summary: CERTAIN VEHICLES ORIGINALLY BUILT WITH CLOTH SEATS THAT WERE EQUIPPED WITH AN AUTOMATIC AIR BAG PASSENGER SENSING SYSTEM AND LATER REUPHOLSTERED WITH AFTERMARKET LEATHER SEAT COVER KITS ARE INVOLVED. TESTING HAS INDICATED THAT THE AFTERMARKET LEATHER SEAT COVERS CAN CAUSE THE PASSENGER SENSING SYSTEM TO MALFUNCTION.

For Models: Chevrolet Malibu

Body, Interior & Misc., November 29, 2005

RepairPal Expert Overview:

Chevrolet has recalled certain 2006 Malibu vehicles because the tire label lists an inappropriate size for the spare tire. The label lists a 15-inch spare, when it should be a 16-inch rim. Chevrolet has mailed out replacement labels to affected owners.

For Models: Chevrolet Malibu, Oldsmobile Alero, Pontiac Grand Am

Drive Train, December 20, 2004

RepairPal Expert Overview:

GM has recalled certain 2003 Chevrolet Malibu, Oldsmobile Alero, and Pontiac Grand Am vehicles because the accelerator may stick in hot temperatures, which can increase the risk of an accident. Dealers will inspect the accelerator pedal arm and replace the accelerator and brake pedal assembly.