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Chevrolet Malibu Recalls

Get technical and plain English recall information for 38 Chevrolet Malibu recalls between 1997 and 2017. Learn if your Chevrolet Malibu is part of a recall and what to do about it.

RepairPal Expert Overview on December 2, 2016

The passenger rear side air bag may have a manufacturing issue, causing the internal components to separate in an accident, possibly affecting the air bag's ability to deploy, or possibly spraying debris in the cabin in an accident. This could result in occupant injuty.

Recall repairs on your Chevrolet must be performed by a General Motors dealership. General Motors will notify known owners of affected (a timetable of this notification is not available as of the time of this writing). If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local General Motors dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The General Motors recall number is 16146.

RepairPal Expert Overview on October 26, 2016

The fabric of the side curtain air bag may tear upon deployment, resulting in a lack of proper protection for vehicle occupants. This would increase risk of injury.

Recall repairs on your Chevrolet must be performed by a General Motors dealership. General Motors will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in October, 2016. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local General Motors dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The General Motors recall number is 16079.

RepairPal Expert Overview on July 5, 2016

The ignition key may be able to be removed from the ignition switch without the vehicle's transmission being shifted to the park position, which could allow the vehicle to roll unexpectedly as occupants exit the vehicle. This would increase risk of injury.

Recall repairs on your General Motors vehicle must be performed by a General Motors dealership. General Motors will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable of this notification is unavailable as of the time of this writing). If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local General Motors dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The General Motors recall numbers are 50490 and 50491.

RepairPal Expert Overview on May 5, 2016

The electronic stability control and anti-lock brake controls may fail to operate while driving, resulting in the possible loss of vehicle control.

Recalls on your Chevrolet must be performed by a General Motors dealership. General Motors will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in June, 2016. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local General Motors dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The General Motors recall number is 39440.

RepairPal Expert Overview on March 11, 2016

The welded studs that mount the front and rear side impact air bags may fracture and separate if the air bags are deployed. This could result in the air bags moving out of position during deployment and cause increased risk of occupant injury.

Recalls on your Chevrolet must be performed by a General Motors dealership. General Motors will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable for this notification is not available as of the time of this writing). If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local General Motors dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The General Motors recall number is 31820.

RepairPal Expert Overview on March 2, 2016

The driver's frontal air bag may not inflate properly during deployment, resulting in possible increased risk of occupant injury.

Recalls on your General Motors vehicle must be performed by a General Motors dealership. General Motors will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable for this notification is not available as of the time of this writing). If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local General Motors dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The General Motors recall number is 28030.

RepairPal Expert Overview on February 11, 2016

The audio warning that sounds in the vehicle to alert the driver that the key is in the ignition when the doors are opened or seat belts are unfastened may fail to operate. This can result in the driver inadvertently forgetting the door is open, or forgetting to fasten the seat belt, resulting in a safety risk.

Recall repairs on your GMC truck or Chevrolet vehicle must be performed by a General Motors dealership. General Motors will notify owners of affected vehicles (a timetable for this notification is not available as of the time of this writing). If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local General Motors dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The General Motors recall number is 15808.

RepairPal Expert Overview on October 16, 2015

The air bag inflators for the front seat mounted side air bags may rupture, spreading metallic fragments to strike occupants. This could cause serious injury or death.

Recalls on your General Motors vehicle must be performed by a General Motors dealership. General Motors will begin notifying known owners of affected vehicles in October 2015. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local General Motors dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on May 8, 2015

The cables that mount the front seat belts to the vehicle may bend and break, resulting in the seat belts not securing occupants.

General Motors will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning in July, 2015. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The General Motors recall number is 15031.

RepairPal Expert Overview on April 24, 2015

The automatic transmission gear selector may not illuminate the gear that was selected. This could result in an undesired gear being selected.

If your transmission gear selector does not light up the gear you have selected, or you have been notified by General Motors of this recall, please contact your dealer for further instruction. The dealership may ask for your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number), so please have it on hand. Affected vehicles will have the transmission selection control module replaced at no cost. The General Motors recall number is 12162.