Door Problems of Chevrolet Malibu

Chevrolet Malibu owners have reported 17 problems related to door (under the structure category).

car image   Door problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu 1
Failure Date: 07/06/2016

The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu. While the vehicle was parked, the driver side door would not unlock. The failure occurred while pushing the lock/unlock button inside of the vehicle or while inserting the key in the door lock. The failure recurred on several occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 67,000. The VIN was not provided.

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car image   Door problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu 2
Failure Date: 05/09/2016

The contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the front passenger side door locking mechanism unlocked, but the door itself would not open. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 3,000.

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car image   Door problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Malibu 3
Failure Date: 03/04/2015

The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the front driver side door failed to open. The dealer was notified. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was unknown.

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car image   Door problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu 4
Failure Date: 12/01/2014

The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that it took several attempts to unlock the front interior passenger door. The failure recurred on several occasions. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer or independent mechanic. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

car image   Door problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu 5
Failure Date: 10/20/2014

The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the chrome plating on all the interior door handles was peeling and caused the contact to sustain minor cuts on the hand. The contact mentioned that medical attention was not required. The contact also stated that the esn warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer on four occasions where it was diagnosed that an unknown part needed to be cleaned. The vehicle was repaired but the failure persisted. In addition, the contact stated that the brake light illuminated without the brake pedal being depressed. The contact also stated that when the brake pedal was depressed the brake light failed to illuminate. The vehicle was previously repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14v252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control) but the remedy failed to repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 106,000. The VIN was not available.

car image   Door problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu 6
Failure Date: 06/22/2014

Tl * the contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact was unable to open the front driver side door from inside the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer, but the contact was informed that the cost of the repair would be approximately $200. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 62,000.

car image   Door problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu 7
Failure Date: 05/10/2014

Upon arriving at my destination I attempted to exit vehicle but the driver's door would not open. It could not be opened from either the inside or the outside. Tried locking and unlocking the door from the key remote, from the buttons on the door and manually and tried the key in the door but nothing would allow the door to open. Ultimately had to climb over the console to the passenger side to exit vehicle. Fortunately I was able to do so, some people (due to age, health, size, etc. ) would not have been able to. If I had been in a situation where I needed to exit the vehicle quickly I would not have been able to do so and no one would have been able to open the door to help me. I consider this to be a safety issue, especially if there had been a fire. Gm is aware of the problem as they have issued a TSB. A quick search on the internet shows thousands of reports of the same problem from owners of many different gm vehicles, not just the Malibu, dating back at least six years. I hope there doesn't have to be a fatality due to this before gm issues a recall to fix the problem.

car image   Door problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu 8
Failure Date: 05/01/2014

2010 chevy Malibu passenger door will not open. The door lock is in the unlock position but the door will not open. I have unlocked the passenger door from the door unlock button, the key remote and the physical key. The lock itself goes up and down when the door lock/unlock button is pressed and key remote button is pressed, but when the door handle is pulled from the inside or the outside the door will not open.

car image   Door problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Malibu 9
Failure Date: 04/10/2014

The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the rear passenger door failed to lock and unlock on the interior and exterior. In addition, as the failure progressed, the front passenger door experienced the same failure. The contact and various passengers were unable to exit the vehicle. The dealer was notified of the failures and provided an estimate for the repair. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified and provided no remedy. The failure mileage was not available.

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car image   Door problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Malibu 10
Failure Date: 12/07/2013

Rear passenger door will not close shut, remains ajar. Had parts lubricated, problem still exists. However, problem exists when temperatures are below freezing. Show no outward signs of how moisture could get into the interior of the door. Working fine until the evening of 12/31, when door swung open while driving. The outside temperature was 23 degrees f. It originally happen on 12/7 when the outside temperature was 19 degrees f.

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car image   Door problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Malibu 11
Failure Date: 09/15/2013

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the rear driver and passenger side doors failed to latch in cold temperatures. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, where the technician informed that the doors needed to be lubricated. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 32,000.

car image   Door problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu 12
Failure Date: 08/01/2013

The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the driver side door could not be opened from inside the vehicle. The failure was also present on the rear driver side door. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 70,000.

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car image   Door problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu 13
Failure Date: 07/01/2013

The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu. While operating the vehicle, the wiper transmission failed to work. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who replaced the wiper transmission, but the failure recurred. The contact also stated that the front driver side door lock failed to work. The dealer replaced the door lock mechanism, but the failure recurred. The contact had to close the door with force to get the door to secure. The contact also had to roll down the windows to ensure the door was locked and unlocked. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 140,768.

car image   Door problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Malibu 14
Failure Date: 03/05/2012

We've had problems where the doors at times will not open at all. Not only would we try to unlock with the push button, but we would try with the key. This happened on several occasions & we haven't had the car for a full year yet. We would have to climb through the back to get out. We had instances with both of the front doors. It's a concern because anything could be going on (car on fire, leaking gas, etc) & if we need to get out the car quickly & the doors will not open every time, then we're in trouble.

car image   Door problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu 15
Failure Date: 07/21/2010

The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the doors would not unlock. The driver side door lock sporadically worked only when the vehicle was shifted into drive and back into park various times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the technician diagnosed the failure as molding in the door frame. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

car image   Door problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Malibu 16
Failure Date: 01/14/2008

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. The passenger side rear door would not shut or latch. There were no prior failures with any of the doors. The vehicle has not been inspected by a dealer. The current and failure mileages were 18,000.

car image   Door problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Malibu 17
Failure Date: 11/22/2007

I am having problems with my back doors on my car closing when it gets cold outside. . . . My children have been in the car twice when the doors opened up while I was driving, then one day on my way to work on the thurway the door opened on while I was driving. . . I have contacted my dealer where I purchased the car and they seem to think this is not serious. . . . Very upset with gm!.


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