Chevrolet Malibu owners have reported 152 problems related to body (under the structure category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Chevrolet Malibu based on all problems reported for the Malibu.
Large amount of water has accumulated in my trunk near my spare tire. My trunk has also began to grow mold. The water is also leaking into my car and causing water stains.
See all problems of the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu .
Vehicle was in motion driving on a city street while I was making a left turn onto another city street my steering wheel locked up which enabled me to straighten up my wheel. Due to not being able to straighten up my wheel after steering left I was involved in a car accident knocking off my drivers sides headlight and front bumper completely off of my vehicle. After getting the car back home the car would no longer start. The vehicle is now at capitol cheverolet in austin texas and before replacing the recall parts they insisted on a battery replacement I did replace the battery and 3 days later they call and insist on an alternator replacement that will cost me $800 in order for them to start on the replacement/ repairs of the recalls. The battery and alternator all were working in good condition before the power steering issue came about while my vehicle was in motion. I should not be reliable of paying for this. The dealership is also charging me a $65 towing fee!.
See all problems of the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu .
We had a down pour 05/20/2018 in kissimmee, florida. My vehicle had stand still water in my trunk, the water seeped through to the interior damaging the rear seats, water covered the floor, there are stains on the roof and the smell of aged water is throughout the entire vehicle. My vehicle was parked and unoccupied, the trunk was closed and the windows were up as normal as my vehicle was parked for the night.
See all problems of the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu .
The passenger door of my vehicle will not open. The automatic lock appears to be working but I cannot open the door. This also happened to the drivers side door a few times but thankfully I was able to use the actual key from the outside to open it. I have read reviews where this is common in this vehicle. This is an extreme safety hazard and I cannot even get the door fixed because it won�t open. Please consider making this a manufacfurer recall.
See all problems of the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu .
The car trunk pops open unexpectedly. This has happened several times. It popped open overnight in the garage. It popped open when I was inside a restaurant.
See all problems of the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu .
Tl- the contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the front driver side door latch intermittently would failed to open on the inside or close. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or an independent mechanic to determine the failure of the door handle. The manufacturer was not notified made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 62,000. Aw.
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At random occasions, the front door latches will not work. Last November, the front passenger door did not open even after attempting to open it manually and using the power door lock switch. This morning, I had two issues with the driver door. First, it would not shut until after I used the button to manually lock the door ("used" meaning I pulled it up and pushed it down several times in quick succession). Then, after I parked my car, the driver door would not open until after pushing the button up and down several times, using the remote a couple times, rolling the window up and down, and pushing the button up and down again. I wonder if humidity and/or moisture may be affecting the doors' ability to function, as it had rained and/or snowed on both occasions; however, the weather has not affected the doors on other cars I have used to such an extent. The issue with doors not opening/shutting as expected has been documented by other 2008-12 Malibu owners on various websites and should be investigated immediately.
See all problems of the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu .
Back window is leaking water into the interior and inside the headliner. Noticed after heavy rains as well as when using the car wash.
The 3rd break light (above rear windsheild) is leaking into my vehicle and trunk. This is a hazard for electrical failure to the break light, as well as the growth of mold and or rust in the vehicle as well as the trunk and spare tire. During rain the passengers become soaked with water.
Check engine light came on said reduced engine power. Also water was leaking into the car from rear brake light.
Tatata recall car fills with water, trunk and floor boards.
See all problems of the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu .
The contact owns a 2016 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving various speeds, a squeaking noise was heard coming from the rear of the vehicle. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to lou bachrodt Chevrolet pompano beach (1801 w atlantic blvd, pompano beach, FL 33069, 954-590-0196) where the technician was unable to duplicate the failure. The failure recurred several times and the vehicle was taken back to the same dealer. The technician took the rear end apart and lubricated the parts, but the failure persisted. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and referred the contact back to the dealer. The failure mileage was approximately 19,000.
Front passenger door cannot be opened from outside or inside. Had to climb over seat to get out of the back door. Car was in a parking lot.
See all problems of the 2011 Chevrolet Malibu .
Rear window leaking while raining or car wash. Several complaints from other owners as well.
Parked in an intersection old hwy us 301 ocala florida wheels turned left which was dark and poorly lit by the city. No orange lights onto a major thin 2 lane intersection. The vehicle was braked during the left turn south position. The front hood in the middle of north bound lane front bumper and plate were in the highway dividing line. Up to the rear driverside passenger door at the joint of the side street and highway outside line. A bicyclist struck the vehicle his light was thrown into the intersection. He is bleeding hes on the ground. Another female is helping him. The mirror of the vehicle driverside torn off and the front winshield shattered above driverside top. Thrown by impact from his bicycle to the Malibu his backpack on the ground. Hes ambulatory transported sheriffs responded fhp came out.
The car was parked and off in our driveway for 15 minutes -horn started went out saw smoke called 911 and by the time back at front door flames from front end. Fire department came and put out fire -car totaled. Worried about spontaneous combustion especially if car parked in garage or closer to house or if people inside.
I am having difficulty with the latches on my doors. It started with my passenger front door. I would close the door and it would pop open a little and wouldn't close. After a few tries it closed but this would intermittently happen from time to time. Eventually it closed permanently and now will not open at all. It is a safety hazzard that the door cannot be opened. This is now beginning to happen with the driver side front door, where when I close it and it won't stay closed, I have to hold it while driving on occasion. Then it will shut and work and then it will happen again. It is a safety hazard to have to drive and hold the door closed and I cannot imagine having two front doors that won't open. This really has to be addressed immediately.
My vechical was in motion driving thru an entrance to an arby's restaurant . I herd a loud noise n felt like my vechical was dragging with a pulling motion. When I stepped out I walked around to the front n my bumper was completely pushed in and folded into an inwards position. I pulled with my hand from the bottom of the bumper and pulled it out almost in its original position besides some of the plastic peices n fascia being cracked. Well upon further looking at it what had happened was the plate or cover as u will that is supposed to protect underneath the engine and radiator portion of the vechical came detactched from the most inward position of the vechical( the point closest to the center of the car) hit the ground n folded under neath my car smashing in the lower part of my bumper. Once I looked under their this piece is actually connected to the bumper in one piece when it should be detached. This vechical is a very bad design and is extremely low to the ground and what makes this bad is this piece is connected directly to the bumper which was almost completely ripped out in the process. Currently I have this end piece zipped tied to my frame at the point of which it became detached. I approached the dealer about this issue n they laughed at me like I did this when clearly it was from the cover or plate that sits below the engine. This part is a 79 dollar part but they want me to replace the whole fascia n bumper which they quoted at around 1500 dollar. Now if my bottom front hits any driveway or entrance way cause of the two low of a design this part can come detached from the frame and rip my bumper right off causing a major accident or saftey situation. Ty! for letting me voice my concern not sure u can do anything about it. Being knowledgeable about cars which I'm guessing u r it's the piece directly under my engine n I attached directly to the bumper.
Noticed mildew smell in trunk of vehicle and apparent water marks on bulkhead on inside of trunk. Carpet also wet, especially towards front of trunk compartment. First started noticing issues below 5000 miles.
3 of the 4 door actuators are failing. This is a huge safety issue as I drive with a 2-year old and cannot open the rear doors in the event of an emergency without extreme hardship in reaching the manual rear door pegs near back of each door. This is a huge complaint on the internet and all are referencing the safety aspects of it which the ntsb is doing nothing and gm is offering to replace at full cost saying until the ntsb pushes a recall that this will rest on the shoulders of the consumer. . Read more...
VIN# 4th digit z, cloth, 6-way, w/air bag, driver-side, bucket seat began to rock while making corners and stop/starts, and sank to my right. Dealer's new rep says broken frame. I say I've never weighed over 140 lbs, what about that? says, welds fail. Dealer quotes $1300 to fix "support bar broken in half. Dealter will not install 2nd hand bucket seat, because will not/can not guarantee. Bucket is not currently fixed. I am researching options.
See all problems of the 2005 Chevrolet Malibu .
The exhaust and power have issues. . . Check engine light is always on and power to system is reduced. Fuel economy has decreased severely. Check engine light will not go off. Exhaust coming from tailpipe even after car has been running awhile. This issue happens when the vehicle is running and operating. Second issue is the trunk latch! the vehicle has an outside trunk release button. When vehicle is completely locked, the trunk will open on it's own! we will come out to the car with the trunk wide open when we know we have locked it completely. Checked, double checked, even triple checked but we will still come out to a vehicle with the trunk wide open! this trunk opening issue happens when the car is parked and off but, locked!.
See all problems of the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu .
Passenger door won't open. Door lock goes up und down manually and with power lock button or fob, door won't open. Many reports online of this issue. Definite safety issue in the event of an accident.
Window trim that runs around top pops off around all windows, stayed with the rear driver window, then passenger front.
It is a 2010 Malibu LS. Yesterday when I was closing the driver side door, it would not close all the way from the outside. I looked at the catch and the area midway on the door to see if anything was caught in it or looked like it was missing. I didnt see anything. I got in and shut the door and it closed, but when I tried to open it it would not open. I tried pushing the power lock button inside a few times locking and unlocking and it still does not open. When you pull the ltach on the inside it feels like it is not catching anything. I tried just using the key on the outside and the handle on the outside seems like it is not catching anything. The locks still go up and down, with and without using the remote. Also I noticed that the radio stays on with the doors closed and no key in the ignition. The passanger side and rear doors work fine.