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Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Seat Warmer started on fire

Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Problem
5 Reports
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Model Years Affected: 2005, 2007

Average Mileage: 80,925 mi (45,000 mi - 100,000 mi)

  • Visitor, , 81,200 mi

    Took car to get cleaned from inside and when I picked it up and drove away noticed the seat(s) were really hot and wouldn't turn off! Started to smell like smoke. Parked the car and waited for it to cool off. Afraid to turn it on again...

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  • Visitor, , 97,500 mi

    Driving to work, smelled electrical burning smell. Moved sweater from passenger seat and a shot of smoke came up out of seat. Burned a quarter sized hole in the seat!

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  •  Rookie

    Driving to work with the warmer on low and all of a sudden we could smell something burning. The seat was on fire

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  • Visitor, , 45,000 mi

    Passenger seat warmer turns on by itself regardless of temperature. Real pain in the @ss - I live in Florida! And yes, I have had all the other "Maxx" problems: clunky steering, bad brakes, burned out driving lights/turn signals, non functioning remote starter. I have 57K on the odometer now and I drive with the title to the car, so I can sell it on the spot when the inevitable terminal breakdown occurs. GM will never sell me another car.

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  • Visitor, , 100,000 mi

    seat went on fire but there was paper and lots of junk under the seat. so... who knows?

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