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  Safety Recalls of Chevrolet Malibu Vehicles

There have been 53 safety recalls for the Chevrolet Malibu. The most recent recalls are shown below. Table 1 and Table 2 show the historical recalls and the recall statistics by the model year of the Chevrolet Malibu.

NHTSA Recall #: 16V870000; Dec. 2, 2016

Insufficient welds could cause the inflator to separate and propel air bag debris into the cabin during a crash. Also, the inflator could fail to inflate during a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Recalled Vehicles: 2017 Chevrolet Malibu
Component: AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW
Recall Summary: General motors LLC (gm) is recalling certain 2017 malibu vehicles manufactured on November 10, 2016. The right-hand rear side air bag inflator manifold may have insufficient welds. ... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 16V781000; Oct. 26, 2016

If the air bag tears during deployment, the air bag may not perform as designed, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

Recalled Vehicles: 2016 Chevrolet Malibu
Component: AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW
Recall Summary: General motors LLC (gm) is recalling certain model year 2016 Chevrolet malibu vehicles manufactured November 18, 2015, to June 7, 2016. The fabric of the side-impact air bag cushion may tear during deployment. ... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 16V502000; Jul. 5, 2016

If the key is removed without the transmission in park, the vehicle may rollaway as occupants are exiting, increasing the risk of injury.

Recalled Vehicles: 2013 Buick Encore, 2011 Buick Regal, 2013 Buick Verano, 2014 Buick Verano, 2016 Buick Verano, 2017 Buick Verano, 2011 Chevrolet Cruze, 2012 Chevrolet Cruze, 2013 Chevrolet Cruze, 2014 Chevrolet Cruze, 2015 Chevrolet Cruze, 2016 Chevrolet Cruze, 2010 Chevrolet Equinox, 2011 Chevrolet Equinox, 2012 Chevrolet Equinox, 2013 Chevrolet Equinox, 2013 Chevrolet Malibu, 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, 2015 Chevrolet Malibu, 2016 Chevrolet Malibu, 2011 GMC Terrain, 2012 GMC Terrain, 2013 GMC Terrain
Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
Recall Summary: General motors LLC (gm) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Buick verano and 2016 Chevrolet malibu as the electronic park lock lever may allow the ignition key to be removed without the transmission being in park.... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 16V272000; May. 5, 2016

If the ebcm fails the primary braking system will still function, however, the loss of abs and esc increase the risk of a crash.

Recalled Vehicles: 2016 Chevrolet Malibu
Component: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
Recall Summary: General motors LLC (gm) is recalling certain model year 2016 Chevrolet malibu vehicles manufactured March 7, 2016, through March 12, 2016. The memory chip in the electronic brake control module (ebcm) may fail and cause the loss of electronically controlled brake systems including anti-lock brakes ... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 16V151000; Mar. 11, 2016

Fractured weld studs may allow the side air bag to move out of position during deployment, increasing the risk of injury.

Recalled Vehicles: 2016 Chevrolet Malibu
Component: AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW
Recall Summary: General motors LLC (gm) is recalling certain 2016 malibu vehicles manufactured February 16, 2016, to March 5, 2016. The two weld studs that mount the front and rear side impact air bags may fracture and separate from the air bag during deployment.... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 16V125000; Mar. 2, 2016

An improperly inflated air bag increases the risk of injury.

Recalled Vehicles: 2016 Chevrolet Colorado, 2016 Chevrolet Malibu, 2016 GMC Canyon
Component: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
Recall Summary: General motors LLC (gm) is recalling certain model year 2016 Chevrolet colorado vehicles manufactured January 19, 2016, to February 2, 2016, Chevrolet malibu vehicles manufactured January 9, 2016, to January 26, 2016, and 2016 GMC canyon vehicles manufactured January 21, 2016, to February 4, 2016.... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 16V084000; Feb. 11, 2016

An unbelted driver is at a greater risk of injury in a crash.

Recalled Vehicles: 2016 Chevrolet Camaro, 2016 Chevrolet Malibu, 2016 Chevrolet Silverado, 2016 GMC Sierra
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE
Recall Summary: Genera motors LLC (gm) is recalling certain model year 2016 Chevrolet camaro, malibu, silverado and GMC sierra vehicles. The radio may intermittently fail to provide an audio warning when the key has been left in the ignition and the door is opened or when the driver does not fasten their seat belt.... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 15V666000; Oct. 16, 2015

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of one or both of the side impact air bags, the air bag's inflator may rupture and the air bag may not properly inflate. The rupture could cause metal fragments to strike the vehicle occupants, potentially resulting in serious injury or death. Additionally, if the air bag does not properly inflate, the driver or passenger is at an increased risk of injury.

Recalled Vehicles: 2015 Buick Lacrosse, 2015 Cadillac XTS, 2015 Chevrolet Camaro, 2015 Chevrolet Equinox, 2015 Chevrolet Malibu, 2015 GMC Terrain
Component: AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW
Recall Summary: General motors LLC (gm) is recalling certain model year 2015 Buick lacrosse, Cadillac xts, Chevrolet camaro, equinox, malibu, and GMC terrain vehicles. The affected vehicles have front seat-mounted side impact air bags whose inflator may rupture upon its deployment. ... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 15V269000; May. 8, 2015

If the cable breaks, the seat occupant may not be properly restrained in the event of a crash, increasing their risk of injury.

Recalled Vehicles: 2011 Chevrolet Malibu, 2012 Chevrolet Malibu
Component: SEAT BELTS
Recall Summary: General motors LLC (gm) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Chevrolet malibu vehicles manufactured April 8, 2010, to October 11, 2012. In the affected vehicles, the flexible steel cables that connect the seat belts to the vehicle at the outside of the driver seat and the front passenger seat ... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 15V245000; Apr. 24, 2015

If the console shift indicator does not illuminate the transmission gear selection, a driver could inadvertently select a transmission position other than the position the driver intended, increasing the risk of a crash.

Recalled Vehicles: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)
Recall Summary: General motors LLC (gm) is recalling certain model year 2013 Chevrolet malibu vehicles manufactured April 10, 2012, to August 2, 2012. In the affected vehicles, the console transmission gear selection indicator may not illuminate the shift position selected.... Details of this recall goto detail
Table 1. Historical Recalls of Chevrolet Malibu Vehicles
Date Component Vehicle Affected
Dec. 2, 2016   Air Bags:side/window 113
Oct. 26, 2016   Air Bags:side/window 18
Jul. 5, 2016   Power Train:automatic Transmission:control Module (tcm, Pcm) 8,367
May. 5, 2016   Electronic Stability Control 66
Mar. 11, 2016   Air Bags:side/window 3,137
Mar. 2, 2016   Air Bags:frontal 1,579
Feb. 11, 2016   Electrical System: Software 139
Oct. 16, 2015   Air Bags:side/window 395
May. 8, 2015   Seat Belt 437,045
Apr. 24, 2015   Power Train:automatic Transmission:gear Position Indication (prndl) 3,690
Mar. 23, 2015   Visibility:sun Roof Assembly 87,063
Feb. 4, 2015   Steering:electric Power Assist System 69,633
Jul. 3, 2014   Electrical System:ignition 5,877,718
May. 14, 2014   Service Brakes, Hydraulic:power Assist:vacuum 140,067
May. 14, 2014   Service Brakes, Hydraulic:switches:brake Light 2,440,524
May. 8, 2014   Service Brakes, Hydraulic:foundation Components:disc 8,208
Apr. 30, 2014   Power Train:automatic Transmission 1,131,113
Mar. 31, 2014   Steering:electric Power Assist System 1,373,177
Feb. 21, 2014   Power Train:automatic Transmission 355
Nov. 13, 2013   Electrical System:wiring 14,909
Nov. 13, 2013   Visibility:defroster/defogger System 42,696
Jan. 23, 2013   Suspension:rear 8,519
Oct. 4, 2012   Exterior Lighting:turn Signal 120,426
Sep. 18, 2012   Power Train:automatic Transmission:gear Position Indication (prndl) 426,240
May. 18, 2012   Electrical System: Software 4,304
Mar. 6, 2009   Power Train:automatic Transmission:lever And Linkage:column Shift 276,729
Dec. 2, 2008   Visibility:defroster/defogger System 77
Oct. 31, 2006   Air Bags:frontal 794
Oct. 19, 2005   Equipment:other:labels 2,351
Nov. 1, 2004   Vehicle Speed Control:accelerator Pedal 92,863
Apr. 19, 2004   Service Brakes, Hydraulic:antilock:control Unit/module 65,439
Apr. 16, 2004   Seat Belts:front:anchorage 84,474
Feb. 24, 2004   Equipment:other:labels 51,715
Dec. 11, 2003   Steering:rack And Pinion 750,283
Aug. 28, 2003   Exterior Lighting:hazard Flashing Warning Lights:switch 670,740
Apr. 10, 2002   Exterior Lighting:headlights 10,168
Mar. 8, 2001   Visibility:windshield Wiper/washer:linkages 129,427
Oct. 29, 1999   Fuel System, Gasoline:storage:tank Assembly:filler Pipe And Cap 43,218
Jun. 28, 1997   Air Bags:frontal 16,099
Apr. 29, 1985   Service Brakes, Hydraulic:foundation Components:drum:wheel Cylinders 1,810,000
Nov. 24, 1984   Power Train:axle Assembly:axle Shaft 3,100,000
Oct. 13, 1983   Service Brakes, Hydraulic:foundation Components:hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings 4,667
Aug. 19, 1983   Vehicle Speed Control:cables 19,108
Jan. 3, 1982   Fuel System, Gasoline:fuel Injection System 79,686
Feb. 25, 1981   Suspension:rear 5,821,160
Feb. 11, 1981   Visibility:glass, Side/rear 67,350
Aug. 28, 1979   Seats:front Assembly:head Restraint 491
Jul. 23, 1979   Suspension:front:wheel Bearing 1,896,222
Jun. 13, 1978   Power Train:axle Assembly:axle Shaft 265,068
Jun. 13, 1978   Engine And Engine Cooling:cooling System:fan 333,619
May. 24, 1978   Seats:front Assembly:head Restraint 1,643
Oct. 17, 1977   Service Brakes, Hydraulic:foundation Components:drum:wheel Cylinders 636
Jul. 16, 1973   Service Brakes, Hydraulic:foundation Components:master Cylinder 3,094


Table 2. Recall Statistics of Chevrolet Malibu Model Years
Model# Recalls
2017 Chevrolet Malibu 1
2016 Chevrolet Malibu 6
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 3
2014 Chevrolet Malibu 6
2013 Chevrolet Malibu 7
2012 Chevrolet Malibu 2
2011 Chevrolet Malibu 2
2010 Chevrolet Malibu 2
2009 Chevrolet Malibu 5
2008 Chevrolet Malibu 4
2007 Chevrolet Malibu 3
2006 Chevrolet Malibu 6
2005 Chevrolet Malibu 3
2004 Chevrolet Malibu 6
2003 Chevrolet Malibu 2
2002 Chevrolet Malibu 2
2001 Chevrolet Malibu 2
2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3
1999 Chevrolet Malibu 1
1998 Chevrolet Malibu 3
1997 Chevrolet Malibu 4
1983 Chevrolet Malibu 2
1982 Chevrolet Malibu 2
1981 Chevrolet Malibu 2
1980 Chevrolet Malibu 5
1979 Chevrolet Malibu 5
1978 Chevrolet Malibu 7
1977 Chevrolet Malibu 1
1973 Chevrolet Malibu 1