Chevrolet Malibu owners have reported 171 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.
Tl- the contact owns a 2016 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the vehicle trunk was flooded with rain water. The vehicle was taken to Chevrolet of montebello dealer, located at 310 w whittier blvd, montebello, CA 90640, (323) 680-5933, where it was diagnosed the leak was coming in from the third brake light rear windshield there and needed to be repaired. The was vehicle in the process of repairing. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and opens a case number: 95058953731. The approximate failure mileage was 37,100. Aw.
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Front right passenger door hits the back right passenger door causing damage to the back passenger door exterior moldings. Front defroster does not work when put on, blows alot out of front vents instead.
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Not a safety issue. I�m trying to find out where to file complaints about manufacturing issues to start a recall. My Malibu didn�t start one after work towed it to mechanic. He said it didn�t have oil pressure. He opened up the engine and found pieces of o rings/rtv sealant blocking flow and busted rods, lifters, and loose bearings obviously. I have never had any one open that engine. I feel this is a manufacturing defect. Car only has 90,000 miles. A/c compressor went out at 40,000 miles, rear defrost out rear fuse box corroded and burned wires had to be replaced, wheel bearings out in the front at 50,000 miles. This shouldn�t happen with a newer car. Dealer no help out of warranty.
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Cars purchased on October 31st 2018 the car can I pass inspection with no one to dmv they gave us a call back saying the car was totaled in the salvage car declared in 2016 the car should not have been sold for $2,700 when contacted dealer he refused to give us our money and he said only I can get another car if I pay your car notes at this time would just like for my money to be refunded the vehicle cannot pass inspection and is unsafe to be driven on the street I would like my money back he's putting my life in danger.
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Error message came on about power steering, at that point steering malfunctioned. The result my daughters car struck guard rail on bridge causing excessive damage to front end. This occurred as vehicle was going through curve onto bridge at approximately 55 mph. Location was on la hwy 163 south of doyline, la at lake bistineau.
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Drivers door will not open from either inside or outside of vehicle.
Door locks don't unlock the doors trapping occupants inside the car. Manual or electrical don't work. Modules are defective, and manual lock pull does not work either. Vehicle could be running or not running-still does not work. If you roll down the window and try the outside handle, still does not work. Solenoid, in the doors make a sound like the doors unlock, but they don't. Maybe one in the back will work, but very difficult to get out of the car. Your stuck with no options to get out. This is a very sever safty issue and needs to be address. Tried to but the car in drive, and back into park and turn off the car multiple times with no luck. Tried to rock the door lock switch does not help. Believe the modules are defective. Door pulls for unlocking the doors should still work, even if the power was lost. They do not. Tried while the vehicle was moving and stationary. Because I was stuck in the car, I went around the block wondering if it was a charging problem. It's not, after going around the block and pulling back into the drive way, they still did not work. When car was turned off and tried to unlock the doors still did not work. Had to check the back door and found it finally worked. Had to crawl over the front seat and crawled out that way. Was stuck in the car for 25 min. Could not do anything.
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Water is getting in threw the 3rd brake mounted on the rear windshield. The light is fogged and water is leaking into the main cabin. The vehicle can be in motion or stationary. I feel it is unsafe because water could be sitting somewhere in the main cabin, and could eventually produce mold. Also, this is an electrical issue do to water shorting it out.
The driver's side door latch screws are backing out. This is causing the door to become unlatched from the door frame and cause the door to open during driving conditions. This also allows water to enter the passenger compartment.
2010 chevy Malibu brake light on without brake being applied car service traction control light on and service esc I believe it's due to a bad body control module.
Tl- the contact owns a 2016 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that there was water in the trunk, from the rain, causing the vehicle to smell. The contact called the byers Chevrolet dealer (866-920-8815, located at 5887 n meadows dr, grove city, OH 43123) and was told that there was no recall. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that there was no recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 37,000. Fe.
I was backing up and changed my gears into drive, turn the steering wheel and foot still on the brake, car just jerked and took off and I ended up hitting somebody�s van. When I tried to hit the brake all the car did was sped up so right before I went out in the driveway uncontrollably, I had to pull up the park brake just to stop.
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.
Vehicle was leaking into cabin through the third brake light caused by a faulty gasket.
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I went inside a car wash and when my car was been wash the water was getting inside from the back roof next to the back window I told the dealer but they want me to pay for a diagnostic when it has something to do with the car issue. My water pump is not working can not use it in case of an emergency on the road can not clean it using my windshield wipers.
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!.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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