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CHEVROLET MALIBU Problems with Air Bags, Steering

 
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2005 CHEVROLET MALIBU Problems & Complaints

Read complaint(s) filed for the 2005 CHEVROLET MALIBU. These complaints & 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. You may file your own complaint for the 2005 CHEVROLET MALIBU by calling the NHTSA Monday-Friday 8am to 8pm at (888) 327-4236, TTY: (800) 424-9153. You can also file your complaint online.

Vehicle Information (896 Complaints)
Date reported Dec 22, 2015
Location NEW ORLEANS, LA
Manufacturer General Motors LLC
Vehicle 2005 CHEVROLET MALIBU
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Not Specified
Fuel type Not Specified
Occurences 0
Crash involved Y
Injuries 3
Deaths 0
Source Email
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Complaint - Air Bags, Steering

THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 CHEVROLET MALIBU. WHILE DRIVING 55 MPH ON AN INCLINE IN INCLEMENT WEATHER, THE VEHICLE BEGAN TO SPIN AND THE CONTACT CRASHED INTO A GUARDRAIL MULTIPLE TIMES. THE STEERING WHEEL COMPLETELY FRACTURED FROM THE VEHICLE AND THE AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY. THE CONTACT SUSTAINED MINOR NECK AND LEFT ARM INJURIES THAT REQUIRED MEDICAL ATTENTION. THE FRONT PASSENGER SUSTAINED THIGH INJURIES AND THE REAR PASSENGER SIDE PASSENGER DID NOT SUSTAIN ANY INJURIES. BOTH PASSENGERS DID NOT REQUIRE MEDICAL ATTENTION. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED FROM THE CRASH SCENE TO THE CONTACT'S RESIDENCE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VIN WAS INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V153000 (STEERING). THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 223,000.

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