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1997 CHEVROLET MALIBU Recall - Campaign #14V400000

 
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1997 CHEVROLET MALIBU RECALL - #14V400000

RECALL FOR ELECTRICAL SYSTEM : IGNITION

This defect can affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring. General Motors LLC (GM) notified the agency on July 3, 2014, that they are recalling 5,877,718 model year 2000-2005 Chevrolet Impala and Monte Carlo, 1997-2003 Chevrolet Malibu, 2004-2005 Malibu Classic, 1999-2004 Oldsmobile Alero, 1998-2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue, 1999-2005 Pontiac Grand Am and 2004-2008 Pontiac Grand Prix vehicles. In these models, the weight on the key ring and/or road conditions or some other jarring event may cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position, turning off the engine.

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Vehicle 1997 CHEVROLET MALIBU
Manufacturer General Motors LLC
Manufactured between n/a
Recalled on 7/7/2014
Influenced by General Motors LLC
Owners Notified on 9/8/2014
# Affected 5,877,718
Recalled for ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
 
Description This defect can affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring. General Motors LLC (GM) notified the agency on July 3, 2014, that they are recalling 5,877,718 model year 2000-2005 Chevrolet Impala and Monte Carlo, 1997-2003 Chevrolet Malibu, 2004-2005 Malibu Classic, 1999-2004 Oldsmobile Alero, 1998-2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue, 1999-2005 Pontiac Grand Am and 2004-2008 Pontiac Grand Prix vehicles. In these models, the weight on the key ring and/or road conditions or some other jarring event may cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position, turning off the engine.
Consequences If the key is not in the run position, the air bags may not deploy if the vehicle is involved in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Corrective action GM will notify owners, and dealers will install two key rings and an insert in the key slot or a cover over the key head on all ignition keys, free of charge. The recall began on September 9, 2014. GM's number for this recall is 14350.
Notes 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 www.safercar.gov.
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Comments

1/1/2017 - Lyle Edmonds
I bought my 1997 Malibu 3.1 New. I have had the key chain fix, and leaking gasket problem 60,000 miles around 73,000 put in used tranny. Now 2016 Dec 28 had my next leak gasket fixed. I really like my auto and feel sad that it has too many problems, My first new car was 1968 Olds Delta no problem 1977 Chev Monte drove it out no problem. Next a 1983 Delta Olds I had it when I retired bought the 1997 Malibu had problems.

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