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CHEVROLET MALIBU - 2011 CHEVROLET MALIBU Problems & Complaints

 
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by General Motors LLC

There are 499 complaints filed for the 2011 CHEVROLET MALIBU

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2011 CHEVROLET MALIBU. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2011 CHEVROLET MALIBU, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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Air Bags (53) Equipment (1) Power Train (73) Steering (74) Unknown Or Other (25)
Electrical System (116) Exterior Lighting (12) Seat Belts (27) Structure (12) Vehicle Speed Control (61)
Electronic Stability Control (107) Fuel Propulsion System (18) Seats (17) Suspension (7) Visibility (6)
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Engine And Engine Cooling (12) Latches Locks Linkages (2) Service Brakes Hydraulic (5) Traction Control System (14) Wheels (5)

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STEERING

10/2/2017 - LEWES, DE
RIGTH TURN POWER STEERING STOP WORKING OLMOST HAVE A ACCIDENT WITH THE CAR COMING POWER STEERING ESC ON

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STEERING

9/22/2017 - CHARLESTON, MS
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 CHEVROLET MALIBU. WHILE DRIVING 50 MPH, THE STEERING WHEEL SEIZED AND THE SERVICE TRACTION CONTROL AND POWER STEERING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT TURNED THE VEHICLE OFF AND SHOOK THE STEERING WHEEL TO CORRECT THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED BY A DEALER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 155,000.

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ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

9/9/2017 - ONTARIO, CA
THE SERVICE ESC AND TRACTION SENSORS FLASH, CHECK ENGINE LIGHT FLASHES. THE CAR LOSES POWER AND LURCHES AND BUCKS. THE CAR RUNS REALLY ROUGH AND SOUNDS HORRIBLE! THE DEALER SAID THE FUEL INJECTORS NEEDED $1700 WORTH OF CLEANING, BUT DIDN'T MENTION ANY OF THE STUFF WE FOUND FROM OUR RESEARCH.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

9/9/2017 - ONTARIO, CA
THE SERVICE ESC AND TRACTION SENSORS FLASH, CHECK ENGINE LIGHT FLASHES. THE CAR LOSES POWER AND LURCHES AND BUCKS. THE CAR RUNS REALLY ROUGH AND SOUNDS HORRIBLE! THE DEALER SAID THE FUEL INJECTORS NEEDED $1700 WORTH OF CLEANING, BUT DIDN'T MENTION ANY OF THE STUFF WE FOUND FROM OUR RESEARCH.

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FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

9/9/2017 - ONTARIO, CA
THE SERVICE ESC AND TRACTION SENSORS FLASH, CHECK ENGINE LIGHT FLASHES. THE CAR LOSES POWER AND LURCHES AND BUCKS. THE CAR RUNS REALLY ROUGH AND SOUNDS HORRIBLE! THE DEALER SAID THE FUEL INJECTORS NEEDED $1700 WORTH OF CLEANING, BUT DIDN'T MENTION ANY OF THE STUFF WE FOUND FROM OUR RESEARCH.

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TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM

9/8/2017 - COALGATE, OK
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 CHEVROLET MALIBU. WHILE DRIVING 55 MPH, THE POWER STEERING AND TRACTION CONTROL INDICATORS ILLUMINATED AND THE STEERING WHEEL BECAME INOPERABLE. THE VEHICLE WAS PULLED OVER TO THE SHOULDER LANE AND RESTARTED. THE VEHICLE RESUMED NORMAL OPERATION. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE LOCAL DEALER AND MANUFACTURER WERE NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 91,419.

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STEERING

9/8/2017 - COALGATE, OK
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 CHEVROLET MALIBU. WHILE DRIVING 55 MPH, THE POWER STEERING AND TRACTION CONTROL INDICATORS ILLUMINATED AND THE STEERING WHEEL BECAME INOPERABLE. THE VEHICLE WAS PULLED OVER TO THE SHOULDER LANE AND RESTARTED. THE VEHICLE RESUMED NORMAL OPERATION. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE LOCAL DEALER AND MANUFACTURER WERE NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 91,419.

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STEERING

9/7/2017 - DETROIT, MI
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 CHEVROLET MALIBU. WHILE DRIVING, THE STEERING WHEEL WIGGLED AND MADE A SQUEAKY AND GRINDING NOISE WHILE MAKING LEFT AND RIGHT TURNS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE SEAT BELT INDICATOR PREVIOUSLY ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO SUBURBAN BUICK GMC (21800 WOODWARD AVE, FERNDALE, MI 48220 (248) 547-6100) WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE RACK AND PINION AND THE MOTOR TO THE ELECTRICAL STEERING NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 122,000.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

9/7/2017 - DETROIT, MI
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 CHEVROLET MALIBU. WHILE DRIVING, THE STEERING WHEEL WIGGLED AND MADE A SQUEAKY AND GRINDING NOISE WHILE MAKING LEFT AND RIGHT TURNS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE SEAT BELT INDICATOR PREVIOUSLY ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO SUBURBAN BUICK GMC (21800 WOODWARD AVE, FERNDALE, MI 48220 (248) 547-6100) WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE RACK AND PINION AND THE MOTOR TO THE ELECTRICAL STEERING NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 122,000.

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ENGINE

9/7/2017 - CROWN POINT, IN
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 CHEVROLET MALIBU. WHILE STATIONARY, THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT START WHEN PROMPTED. A DEALER AND THE MANUFACTURER WERE NOT MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 154,000.

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