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Chevrolet Malibu Recall 04V190000

Chevrolet Recalls 2004 Malibus Due to Faulty ABS Module Information

Recall Details

Chevrolet has recalled certain 2004 Malibu vehicles because the anti-lock brake system (ABS) could process information erroneously. If this malfunction occurs, additional stopping time may be needed. Dealers will reprogram the ABS controller.

Brakes, June 16, 2004

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
June 16, 2004
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
65,439
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
04V190000
Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE

Summary
SOME OF THESE PASSENGER VEHICLES HAVE AN ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT (ECU) THAT MAY CALCULATE A HIGHER THAN ACTUAL VEHICLE SPEED BECAUSE OF AN ERRATIC REAR-WHEEL SPEED SENSOR SIGNAL, AND CAUSE ABS ACTIVATION WHERE IT IS NOT NEEDED OR NEEDED ABS ACTIVATION TO BE EXTENDED DURING BRAKING AS THE VEHICLE SPEED DROPS TO ABOUT 3 MPH.
Consequence
UNEXPECTED ABS ACTIVATION COULD INCREASE STOPPING DISTANCE UP TO ABOUT 11 FEET DEPENDING ON THE GRADE OF THE ROAD, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE ABS CONTROLLER. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON JUNE 16, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438.
Notes
GM RECALL NO. 04030. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
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