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CHEVROLET MALIBU - 2011 CHEVROLET MALIBU Problems & Complaints

 
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by General Motors LLC

There are 396 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 (44) Equipment (1) Power Train (53) Steering (55) Unknown Or Other (17)
Electrical System (96) Exterior Lighting (6) Seat Belts (26) Structure (10) Vehicle Speed Control (49)
Electronic Stability Control (87) Fuel Propulsion System (13) Seats (11) Suspension (7) Visibility (6)
Engine (88) Fuel System Gasoline (4) Service Brakes (14) Tires (5) Visibility Wiper (4)
Engine And Engine Cooling (12) Latches Locks Linkages (2) Service Brakes Hydraulic (5) Traction Control System (11) Wheels (4)

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AIR BAGS

4/27/2016 - DALLAS, TX
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 CHEVROLET MALIBU. WHILE DRIVING 20 MPH, THE CONTACT'S VEHICLE WAS REAR ENDED BY ANOTHER VEHICLE. THE AIR BAGS DID NOT DEPLOY AND THE SEAT BELT DID NOT PROPERLY RESTRAIN THE CONTACT. THE CONTACT SUSTAINED A HEAD INJURY THAT REQUIRED MEDICAL ATTENTION. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED AND THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 60,000.

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SEAT BELTS

4/27/2016 - DALLAS, TX
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 CHEVROLET MALIBU. WHILE DRIVING 20 MPH, THE CONTACT'S VEHICLE WAS REAR ENDED BY ANOTHER VEHICLE. THE AIR BAGS DID NOT DEPLOY AND THE SEAT BELT DID NOT PROPERLY RESTRAIN THE CONTACT. THE CONTACT SUSTAINED A HEAD INJURY THAT REQUIRED MEDICAL ATTENTION. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED AND THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 60,000.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

4/20/2016 - HOUSTON, TX
THE VEHICLE WAS IN MOTION GOING ABOUT 40 MPH AND HIT ANOTHER MOVING VEHICLE. MOST OF THE DAMAGE WAS DONE TO THE HEADLIGHT AREA ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE MALIBU. MODERATE DAMAGE TO THE MALIBU BUT THE DRIVERS SIDE AIRBAG DID NOT DEPLOY.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

4/13/2016 - EAST HAMPTON, NY
AT 17000 MILES, I NOTED CRACKS IN THE SIDEWALLS OF THE ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT FIRESTONE FR710 TIRES. MY MECHANIC INSPECTED THE TIRES AND TOLD ME THAT THE TIRES WERE COMPLETELY DRY-ROTTED, REQUIRING REPLACEMENT OF ALL 4 TIRES. THE DATE CODE ON THE TIRES (4210) INDICATED THAT THE TIRES WERE 4 YEAR OLD AT THE TIME THAT THE CRACKS WERE NOTICED.

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ENGINE

4/12/2016 - CHINA, MI
CAR WHEN STARTED STEERING WHEEL LOCKS UP ALL THE LIGHTS START FLASHING, LOCKS START TO UNLOCK AND LOCK THEMSELVES. ENGINE LINES COMES ON HARD TO MOVE FORWARD OR BACKWARDS.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

4/12/2016 - CHINA, MI
CAR WHEN STARTED STEERING WHEEL LOCKS UP ALL THE LIGHTS START FLASHING, LOCKS START TO UNLOCK AND LOCK THEMSELVES. ENGINE LINES COMES ON HARD TO MOVE FORWARD OR BACKWARDS.

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STEERING

4/12/2016 - CHINA, MI
CAR WHEN STARTED STEERING WHEEL LOCKS UP ALL THE LIGHTS START FLASHING, LOCKS START TO UNLOCK AND LOCK THEMSELVES. ENGINE LINES COMES ON HARD TO MOVE FORWARD OR BACKWARDS.

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING: BRAKE LIGHTS

4/8/2016 - BINGHAMTON, NY
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 CHEVROLET MALIBU. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED, THE BRAKE LIGHT FAILED TO ILLUMINATE INTERMITTENTLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE HIGH MOUNT BRAKE LIGHT NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS PREVIOUSLY SERVICED UNDER NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V252000 (ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL, EXTERIOR LIGHTING, SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC, VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL). THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 85,000. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

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ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

4/7/2016 - BROOKFIELD, MO
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 CHEVROLET MALIBU. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT APPROXIMATELY 10 MPH, THE VEHICLE FAILED TO ACCELERATE. THE ENGINE POWER REDUCTION, THE TRACTION CONTROL AND THE ESC WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 75,000. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

4/7/2016 - BROOKFIELD, MO
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 CHEVROLET MALIBU. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT APPROXIMATELY 10 MPH, THE VEHICLE FAILED TO ACCELERATE. THE ENGINE POWER REDUCTION, THE TRACTION CONTROL AND THE ESC WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 75,000. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

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