Wiper Problems of Chevrolet Malibu
Chevrolet Malibu owners have reported 13 problems related to wiper (under the visibility category).
#1 - Wiper problem of the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
The vehicle involved is a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu. Went to test drive 2013 chevy Malibu. As always, I adjust mirrors before driving. I immediately noticed that because the roofline is so low-slung for aerodynamic reasons, that the rear view mirror is also very low. As a result, the mirror was blocking almost 25% of my view! I've heard of blindspots on vehicles but through the windshield? I'm only 5'10' tall, but I had to duck my head to see under the mirror. Didn't buy the vehicle for that reason alone. As a matter of fact, I never even went for the test drive as it was obviously dangerous. This problem occurred on Jul. 31, 2013.
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#2 - Wiper problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu
The vehicle having this issue was a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu. The VIN of this vehicle was 1G1ZD5EB2A_. It was raining and my windshield wiper blades were on . Immediately the blades stop working. L almost hit the fence because l could not see. My car is just 3years old , l do not understand why the blades will stop working. This wiper issue occurred 07/18/13.
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#3 - Wiper problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu
The car involved was a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving on a state highway, I had a number of functions stop working. The problem could come and go for a week before it happened on all ignition cycles. Note, the problem could even come and go on 1 ignition cycle. The following stopped working: windshield wipers, heated seats, power windows/sunroof, power doors, power mirrors, blue tooth interface, dome lights and mirror / compass. Dealer has replaced body control module and vpm. Fixes seem to work for approximately 10-12 weeks before issues resurface. This wiper problem happened on 06/20/2012.
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#4 - Wiper problem of the 1997 Chevrolet Malibu
The vehicle involved is a 1997 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while driving in rainy weather, the windshield wipers failed. The contact stated that the wipers crossed over each other and stopped working. The contact then moved off the roadway and manually dislodged the wipers however, they would not move. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where they stated that the linkages needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified and stated that the vehicle was not included in any recall. The failure mileage was 142,200. This problem occurred on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012.
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#5 - Wiper problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu
The VIN of this vehicle is 1G1ZB5EB2A_. The vehicle is a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while attempting to turn on the rear defogger system it failed. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who stated that the failure was caused by the fuse for defogger located in the trunk, which had burnt and melted. The fuse was replaced. The dealer was made aware of the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 33,000. This wiper problem happened on Monday, Sep. 24, 2012.
#6 - Wiper problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu
The VIN of the problem Malibu is 1G1ZD5E71A_. Tl- the reporting person's vehicle is a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the glass in the sunroof of the vehicle blewout and crumbled. The contact stated nothing hit the glass prior to the glass shattering. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer was told there had been no other complaints about the sunroof shattering. The failure mileage and current mileages were 58,000. Rl. The failure date was Sep. 20, 2012.
#7 - Wiper problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Malibu
The vehicle involved is a 2003 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced several failures in which the electric windows would not function, the headlights stopped illuminating, and the air conditioning unit failed. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the ignition switch was replaced. The failure recurred approximately one year later. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer and the ignition switch was replaced a second time but the failure again recurred a year later. The vehicle ignition switch was replaced for the third time. The contact also stated that the vehicle stalled while driving 25 mph. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the ignition switch was replaced for the fourth time. The manufacturer was notified of the recurring failure and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 32,073. It was March 22, 2007 when this wiper issue occurred.
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#8 - Wiper problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Malibu
The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1G1ZD5E13B_. The vehicle involved is a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the windshield wiper blades did not fully clear the window in cold weather. The contact took the vehicle to two separate dealers. The first dealer stated that the wipers were operating as designed while the second dealer stated that the rubber used for the wipers seemed to contract away from the windshield in cold weather. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 25 and the current mileage was 4,900. This wiper issue occurred 11/16/2010.
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#9 - Wiper problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Malibu
The vehicle is a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1G1ZH57B89_. I was warming the car up in the morning, 32 degrees fahrenheit and a layer of ice on everything. The defrost was just starting to melt the window so I turned on the wipers. The driver side did not move and the passenger side crossed over it getting stuck there. I went out and physically untangled the wipers and they seemed to work ok for a while but on the highway the driver side could not keep up and became stuck under the passenger wiper. I took it to the dealer and they tightened the bolt at the end of the wiper control arm, took two seconds, and it has seemed to be ok since. This problem occurred on Dec. 12, 2009.
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#10 - Wiper problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Malibu
The vehicle involved was a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu. Many makes of cars now have the windshield washer fluid coming out of small rubber tubes attached to the windshield wipers. When I was driving on the pennsylvania turnpike in January the windshield washer fluid froze within the tubes and would not come out. This creates a dangerous situation in which road salt splashed from other cars fairly quickly builds up on your windshield and you can hardly see out of the windshield while driving over 60 mph on an interstate highway. The day was cold, perhaps 14 degrees, but not extremely cold and this was pennsylvania not minnesota nor canada. My guess is that the 14 degrees weather plus driving at 70 miles per hour creates a windchill that is below the -20 degrees that the washer fluid is good for. But it is on cold winter days that you specifically need the windshield washer fluid because of the salt left on the road. The fluid began to flow again when I got into slightly warmer temperatures in maryland. I never diluted the windshield fluid with water. For this winter I have bought windshield washer fluid that is good to minus 38 degrees and have also bought an alcohol additive for the fluid that will make it good to about minus 40 degrees and I will see if that works. But many drivers won't know ahead of time to do that, and almost all gas stations only sell the standard -20 fluid. I think that car manufacturers in designing future models should go back to the old system of windshield washer fluid coming out of slits in the hood instead of coming out of the windshield wipers. It was January 1, 2003 when this wiper issue occurred.
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#11 - Wiper problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Malibu
The car involved is a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu. My wife was driving the car on Friday, September 12, 2008 on state route 2 westbound during a rainstorm at approximately 5 pm. Suddenly, the windshield wipers stopped working when a semi-truck passed. This has never happened before. She was very scared and began to slow down. She then turned the wiper control lever to every speed setting until the high speed setting began to work. Wiper motor was determined to have failed and was replaced. This wiper issue occurred Fri., Sep. 12, 2008.
#12 - Wiper problem of the 1998 Chevrolet Malibu
The vehicle was a 1998 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving in a rainstorm, the contact activated the windshield wipers and they began to cross over each other. The contact pulled the vehicle over and noticed that the passenger side wiper blade was very loose. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 01v068000 (visibility:windshield wiper/washer:linkages). The vehicle has not been serviced by the dealer. The speed was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 113,000. This problem occurred on Jul. 17, 2008.
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#13 - Wiper problem of the 1998 Chevrolet Malibu
The vehicle is a 1998 Chevrolet Malibu. Daughter was driving the car in a downpour and the passenger side windshield wiper linkage broke causing the wipers to fly across the driver side of the car. They stopped working causing her to have to get off the road because she could not see. It was April 16, 2011 when this wiper issue occurred.
Other Visibility related problems of Chevrolet Malibu:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Windshield Wiper/washer Linkages problems||25|
|Windshield Wiper/washer problems||22|
|Windshield Wiper/washer Motor problems||12|
|Power Window problems||10|
|Sun Roof problems||5|
|Side/rear Glass problems||4|
|Exterior Rearview Mirror problems||3|
|Rear Window Wiper Washer problems||3|
|Interior Rearview Mirror problems||3|
|Rear Window Wiper Washer Linkages problems||2|
|Rearview Mirror problems||1|