Recall 16V272000

Electronic Stability And Anti-lock Brake Control Malfunctions

Recall Details

The vehicle electronic stability control and anti-lock brake controls may fail to operate properly while driving, which may result in a loss of vehicle control. Dealers will install a replacement electronic brake control module free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

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

What Should You Do?

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.

Brakes, May 5, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 5, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
Potential Number of Units Affected
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2016 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles manufactured March 7, 2016, through March 12, 2016. The memory chip in the electronic brake control module (EBCM) may fail and cause the loss of electronically controlled brake systems including anti-lock brakes (ABS) and electronic stability control (ESC). As such, these vehicles fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 126, "Electronic Stability Control Systems."
If the EBCM fails the primary braking system will still function, however, the loss of ABS and ESC increase the risk of a crash.
GM will notify owners, and dealers will install a replacement EBCM, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on June 10, 2016. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020). GM's number for this recall is 39440.
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
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