2014 CHEVROLET MALIBU VIN: 1G11E5SL6EF284807

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Condition
Run & Drive
Damage
Collision
Title
Salvage

VIN 1G11E5SL6EF284807 Decoding Chevrolet Vin Decoder

Error Text

0 - VIN decoded clean. Check Digit (9th position) is correct

Make

CHEVROLET

Manufacturer Name

GENERAL MOTORS LLC

Model

Malibu

Model Year

2014

Plant City

FAIRFAX

Series

2LT

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant Company Name

GMNA

Plant State

KANSAS

Note

Body type: 4 Dr Sedan; Notch back

Body Class

Sedan/Saloon

Doors

4

Windows

4

Bed Type

Not Applicable

Cab Type

Not Applicable

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Engine Number of Cylinders

4

Displacement (CC)

2500.0

Displacement (CI)

152.55936023683

Displacement (L)

2.5

Engine Model

LKW

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Configuration

In-Line

Fuel Delivery / Fuel Injection Type

Stoichiometric Gasoline Direct Injection (SGDI)

Other Engine Info

Book Code: 0G. VVT.

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Curtain Air Bag Locations

All Rows

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Knee Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Side Air Bag Locations

1st and 2nd Rows

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Type

Direct

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2014 CHEVROLET MALIBU Crash Test Score

5

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Overall Side Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Seat
Rear Seat

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Risk:
11.1%

2014 CHEVROLET MALIBU Safety Features

Advanced Safety Features

Rearview Video Systems Optional

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Advanced Belt Feature Standard
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Seat Belt Reminder System Driver, Front Passenger

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Pelvis/Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Torso Rear Seat
Knee Driver, Front Passenger
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Yes

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Rear Seat
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 1G11E5SL6EF284807

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM VISIBILITY/WIPER

January 14, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11299193
Consumer Location: ALTOONA, PA
VIN: 1G11E5SL6EF****

Summary of Complaint

CONTROL PANNED FOR THE 2014 CHEVY MALIBU THAT CONTROLS HEATING A/C DEFROSTING ECT DOES NOT WORK . ALL OF THE LIGHTS WENT OFF AND NONE OF THE CONTROLS ARE OPERATIONAL

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

July 16, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11084538
Consumer Location: LITTLE ROCK, AR
VIN: 1G11E5SL6EF****

Summary of Complaint

JULY 16,2016 MY 2014 CHEVROLET MALIBU WAS PARKED IN A PARKING SPACE SPACE AND BEGAN TO ROLL BACKWARDS. THE CAR WAS OCCUPIED WITH A FRONT SIDE PASSENGER AND 2 REAR PASSENGERS. I WAS ABLE TO JUMP IN THE CAR AND PRESS THE BRAKE TO STOP THE CAR FROM GOING FURTHER. I DO NOT SEE THAT THERE IS A RECALL OR THAT THERE HAS BEEN A RECALL. I AM CHECKING AFTER SEEING AN UNFORTUNATE ACCIDENT ON THE NEWS OF THE SAME PROBLEM RESULTING IN DEATH.

Components: ENGINE

March 17, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 11457712
Consumer Location: ORLAND PARK, IL
VIN: 1G11C5SL0EF****

Summary of Complaint

Rocker Arm Control Valves and solenoid . Check engine light came on

Components: WHEELS

February 16, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 11452242
Consumer Location: CALEDONIA, NY
VIN: 1g11e5sl4ef****

Summary of Complaint

I PURCHASED SAID AUTO 2015 WITH 30,000 MILES I HAVE HAD TO REPLACE 6 AXLE BEARING 2 BECAUSE ABS TAPE CAME OFF OF HUB I HAVE REPLACED CAMSHAFT ACCUATERS AND CAM SHAFT SOLONOID,I WAS A MECHANIC AND SERVICE MANAGER FOR OVER 20 YEARS .CAR, HAD THE RIGHT 5-20 OIL AT OIL CHANGES. CAR HAS 160,000MILES NOW BUT ABOUT EVERY 30,000 MILES IT NEEDS ANOUTHER AXLE HUB.I DROVE PONTIACS FOR YEARS I WORKED IN A PONTIAC GARAGE THE LAST TWO HAD HEAD GASKET PROBLEMS I REPLACED MY SELF. I THINK GM SHOULD HAVE HAD A RECALL ON THESE CARS FOR I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE REPLACING THESE HUBS

Components: ENGINE

February 09, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 11451288
Consumer Location: VANCOUVER, WA
VIN: 1G11e5sl5eu****

Summary of Complaint

As I was driving, “Engine Power Reduced” came up on my dashboard. Then my vehicle slowed down and would not let me accelerate over 20 mph.

Components: ENGINE

January 13, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 11447325
Consumer Location: SUN PRAIRIE, WI
VIN: 1G11B5SL2EF****

Summary of Complaint

2014 Chevy Malibu has a start/ stop feature that doesn't work. When stopping the car shuts off completely and does not start back up. I have to put my emergency lights on, put the car in park try to start again, it doesn't restart , I have to try a couple of times. It has cut off on me at traffic lights, getting off highway ramps. THIS IS NOT SAFE!! I've taken it to two Chevy dealers & no one can pin point or address this problem.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE

October 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11446745
Consumer Location: YUCAIPA, CA
VIN: 1G11E5SL7EF****

Summary of Complaint

2014 Malibu lt with the auto stop issues. My auxiliary batter was replaced and everything was good until my engine light came on can’t even remember exactly but the code was for the rocker arm control valve and oil pressure sensor. I replaced vvt solenoid also the intake and exhaust solenoid. Shortly after that, maybe 2 months or so after was when the auto stop started having issues. After the suto stop is engaged and my foot comes off the brake, it fails to restart after two failed attempts. I’ll manually restart it and it might start right away but sometimes wont start until the 2nd or 3rd try

Components: POWER TRAIN ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE

December 30, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11445653
Consumer Location: MISSOURI CITY, TX
VIN: 1G11E5SL8EF****

Summary of Complaint

The vehicle will still be running after I turn the engine off and take the key out of ignition.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

December 12, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11444205
Consumer Location: AUSTELL, GA
VIN: 1G11B5SL3EF****

Summary of Complaint

My car shut down while behind someone at a traffic light, I had to park car, take key out ignition and but back in then drive. The dealership said I needed new batteries in less than 24hrs and less than 30 miles driven car was doing the same thing. Now sane dealership is saying need a transmission without explanation on what is actually going on. After reading several messages boards it appears this is not an uncommon thing in Chevrolet vehicles with the stop start feature enabled

Components: ENGINE

November 14, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11443979
Consumer Location: HOUSTON, TX
VIN: 1g11e5sl2ef****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owned a 2014 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that after he replaced his radiator, his vehicle caught fire. The fire department was called to the scene and extinguished the fire. The vehicle was destroyed and no injuries were reported. The contact was not certain if a police/fire report was filed. The vehicle had yet to be towed and remained in the possession of the contact. The dealer nor the manufacturer had yet to be notified of the failure. The vehicle was a total loss. The failure mileage was approximately 180,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

July 04, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11441967
Consumer Location: RUSHVILLE, NE
VIN: 1G11E5SL3EF****

Summary of Complaint

The HVAC system is not functioning. In July of 2021, the air conditioner would not turn off at all. The car cannot be driven at all if it is cold outside and the windows frost over as you cannot turn on the heater to defrost them. Even if they aren't frosted over, it's too cold now to drive with the air conditioner on. There was a recall with other 2014 Chevy Malibu's, but not for my car, but it is the same problem as the other recall. It is available for inspection. I called GM and they were not helpful at all. No warning lamps or messages prior to the problem. Can take to a dealership when the weather is warm enough. Had to disengage the blower motor.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

November 17, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11441030
Consumer Location: FRANKLIN, NH
VIN: 1G11B5SL2EF****

Summary of Complaint

I’ve had 2 warning messages appear and disappear I now they have been on permanently for the last two days.They messsges are reduced engine power and Service stabilitrac. My car does not seem to want to drive over 40 mph

Components: SEAT BELTS

November 04, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11439397
Consumer Location: WALLACE, NC
VIN: 1G11B5SL7EF****

Summary of Complaint

I went to put my seat belt on, car was parked, (driver side front) and the cable that holds it the floor snapped in half. Can not use seat belt until I get it replaced. Called dealership and I knew car was out of warranty, but this is a safety issue. Said nothing they could do. The belt itself is ok, it's the cable on floor that broke in half. Car on has 30,000 miles on it. This Happened today Nov. 4 2021. Car is available for inspection

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE

November 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11439287
Consumer Location: DURHAM, NC
VIN: 1g11e5sl8ef****

Summary of Complaint

THIS CAR HAS THE AUTO/STOP FUNCTION. THERE IS NO WAY TO CUT THIS OFF ACCORDING THE THE OWNERS MANUAL OR ONLINE RESEARCH. NOT EVERYTIME BUT IT HAPPENS ALOT. BE DRIVING STOP AT A RED LIGHT, THE AUTO STOP KICKS IN. WHEN THE LIGHT TURN GREEN, STEP ON GAS CAR IS SUPPOSE TO START, DOES NOT START. YOU HAVE TO PUT IN PARK, TURN KEY OFF, ATTEMPT TO CRANK AGAIN BEFORE YOU CAN GO. MEANWHILE PEOPLE ARE AVOIDING HITTING YOU IN THE REAR NOT KNOWING YOU ARE NOT MOVING ETC. ON THE MALIBU FORUM YOU WILL SEE MULIPLE COMPLIANTS FROM MALIBU OWNERS 2014-2016 WITH THIS SAME COMPLAINT! I CALLED GM NO RESPONSE . ITS GOING TO TAKE SOMEONE GETTING KILLED OR INJURED FOR GM TO DO A RECALL. THIS IS NOT SAFE TO DRIVE- PEOPLE COULD REAR END ME , SITTING IN MIDDLE OF A ROAD NOT MOVING!! THIS HAS HAPPENED TO ME AT LEAST 6 TIMES IN THE LAST FEW MONTHS. THERE IS NOTHING IN OWNERS MANUAL TELLING HOW TO DISABLE THIS FUNCTION.. ITS USELESS.. DEATH TRAP! PLEASE FORCE GM TO HAVE A RECALL ON THESE VEHICLES BEFORE THERE ARE LAWSUITS INVOLVING DEATHS!!! I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER GM PRODUCT!!

Components: ENGINE

June 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11432496
Consumer Location: COMPTON, CA
VIN: 1G11C5SL0EF****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated while starting the vehicle, the check engine warning light was illuminated. The contact took the vehicle to the local dealer, where it was diagnosed with needing the engine to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact took the vehicle to an independent mechanic and had the engine replaced; however, the check engine warning light remained illuminated. The manufacturer had been informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 119,000.

Components: POWER TRAIN ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE

July 15, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11424948
Consumer Location: FRANKLIN, OH
VIN: 1G11B5SL9EU****

Summary of Complaint

My car is throwing a rocker arm valve code but chevy is saying its not covered under the NHTSA program that was passed. Its a 2014 chevy malibu 2.5 L with 93000 miles on it. It causes the auto stop to malfunction and the car will completely shut down when stopped. It will not restart at all. Have been almost hit 3 times at major intersections.

Components: ENGINE

January 15, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11422959
Consumer Location: WEST WARWICK, RI
VIN: 1G11B5SL4EF****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the engine was shaking, and the vehicle stalled while driving at an undisclosed speed, with the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and suggested that the contact file a complaint with the NHTSA. The approximate failure mileage was 1,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM STRUCTURE ENGINE

June 15, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11421170
Consumer Location: SPRING HILL, KS
VIN: 1G11A5SL4EF****

Summary of Complaint

GOV vehicle was traveling north on the Baltimore Washington Parkway near Interstate 695. The steering and brakes failed, and the driver moved the vehicle safely to the shoulder and exited the vehicle. The vehicle began to smoke and caught fire. The Traction control , steering, brake and ABS warning lamps appeared.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS SEATS

August 30, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11420001
Consumer Location: OAK CREEK, WI
VIN: 1G11C5SL8EF****

Summary of Complaint

Whenever a passenger rides in the front seat all electrical components lose proper function. Heating/air-conditioning does not work, multiple warning sensors go off, radio does not work, gas gauge does not work, speedometer does not work, blinkers do not work.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER VISIBILITY/WIPER

December 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11420004
Consumer Location: OAK CREEK, WI
VIN: 1G11C5SL8EF****

Summary of Complaint

Front defroster does not work. Started to function improperly at intermittent intervals but is completely non functional now. Makes driving hazardous as windshield fogs up while driving during cold temperatures and no way to clear it.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE

April 13, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11414087
Consumer Location: WASHINGTON, DC
VIN: 1G11A5SL3EF****

Summary of Complaint

BATTERY OR ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE. SEE ATTACHMENT.

Components: ENGINE

February 20, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11408065
Consumer Location: DELAVAN, WI
VIN: 1G11H5FLXEF****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2015 CHEVROLET MALIBU. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING AT VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE VEHICLE WOULD STALL. THE CONTACT WAS RELATING THE FAILURE TO AN ISSUE WITH THE BOLTS IN THE INTAKE MANIFOLD BEING LOOSENED WHICH ALLOWED AIR TO GET INTO THE ENGINE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE CHECK ENGINE WARNING LIGHT WAS ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED WITH THE SPARK PLUGS AND THE TRUNK BATTERY NEEDING TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED HOWEVER, THE FAILURE PERSISTED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT INFORMED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 80,000.

Components: POWER TRAIN

December 05, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11405094
Consumer Location: CANYON COUNTRY, CA
VIN: 1G11A5SL4EF****

Summary of Complaint

SINCE WE PURCHASED 02/2016 CHEVY MALIBU THE ENGINE LIGHT HAS BEEN ON AND OFF AND THE DEALER HAS FIXED THE PROBLEM MANY TIMES AND STILL HAS THE SAME PROBLEM . I NOTICED THE GEAR IS WEAK SPECIALLY WHEN I'M ON THE FREEWAY

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

January 04, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11404586
Consumer Location: COLUMBIA, SC
VIN: 1G11C5SL7EF****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN THE AUTO STOP KICKS IT AT LIGHT THE CAR SHUTS OFF COMPLETELY AND TAKES A FEW MINUTES TO RESTART WITH MULTIPLE ATTEMPTS TO TURN THE KEY. THIS IS A ACCIDENT HAZARD AND THE 2014 MALIBU HAVE NO OPTION TO TURN OFF THE AUTO STOP LIKE THE NEWER CARS.. BEEN HAPPENING FOR A YEAR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

January 27, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11394952
Consumer Location: LAFAYETTE, LA
VIN: 1G11E5SL3EF****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN START STOP WAS ENGAGED AT LIGHT THE CAR SHUT OFF EVERYTHING ON THE DASH AND RADIO WENT BLANK. IT AUTO STARTED AND AC WAS NO LONGER WORKING. AFTERWARDS I SMELLED A SLIGHT BURNING SCENT (IN LOUISIANA TRAFFIC, I WAS UNSURE IT WAS ME) BUT CAR RAN FINE. WHEN START STOP ENGAGED THERE WAS A LONGER THAN NORMAL PAUSE BEFORE WOULD AUTO START WOULD ENGAGE. IT WOULD INTERMITTENTLY FAIL TO CRANK ON OCCASION FOR A FEW KEY TURNS. ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON. TRUNK WOULD MYSTERIOUSLY POP OPEN. STARTED DISPLAYING TWO KEY FOBS PROGRAMMED, ABS STABLE TRACK, REDUCED ENGINE POWER, LOW BATTERY AND ANOTHER THING I CAN'T REMEMBER AT START UP. I CHANGED THE BATTERY AND ALTERNATOR WITH NEW ONES AND THE NEXT DAY THE INSTRUMENT PANEL FLICKERED AS WELL AS HEAD LIGHTS. AND WHEN I WAS TO TAKE IT IN TO DEALERSHIP IT HAD COMPLETE ELECTRICAL FAILURE. THE DEALERSHIP SAID IT WAS THE ENGINE FUSE BLOCK AND REPLACED IT. NOW THE ENGINE LIGHT IS STILL ON AND HAS A PAUSE BEFORE IT START. WILL NOT SEND DIAGNOSTICS TO MY CHEVY APP. REMOTE START IS NOT WORKING WITH ENG LIGHT ON. I TOLD THEM I THOUGHT IS WAS BATTERY CONTROL MODULE BUT HE INSISTED THAT IT WAS JUST THE ENGINE FUSE BLOCK. I CANNOT EXPLAIN THE ANXIETY. AND HAVE TOLD MY FAMILY THAT IF I DIE IN THAT CAR TO SUE GM. THERE SHOULD BE NOTHING WRONG WITH THIS CAR AT 6 YEARS OLD. 53000 MILES AND IS DRIVEN LESS THAN 50 MILES A WEEK.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

February 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11394739
Consumer Location: AUGUSTA, GA
VIN: 1G11E5SL9EF****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN THE VEHICLE COMES TO A COMPLETE STOP... AND THE START STOP IS BEING ACTIVATED IT COMPLETELY SHUTS THE VEHICLE OFF AND IT IS HARD TO RESTART THE VEHICLE... MOST OF THE TIME I HAVE TO GET SOMEBODY TO JUMP START MY VEHICLE IN ORDER TO GET IT BACK IN MOTION... I FEEL THAT IT IS A SAFETY ISSUE IF I AM AT THE TRAFFIC LIGHT AND THERE IS ONGOING TRAFFIC OR IF I HAVE TO SLAM ON BRAKES OR IF THERE IS A EMERGENCY

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

January 14, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11388146
Consumer Location: SMYRNA, DE
VIN: 1G11B5SL1EF****

Summary of Complaint

MY BLOWER STOPPED WORKING. I REPLACED THE BLOWER MOTOR AND RESISTOR AND NOTICED IT HAD ALREADY BEEN REPLACED. I BOUGHT THE CAR BRAND NEW, SO I'M GUESSING THEY CAUGHT A RECALL BEFORE THEY SOLD TO ME. AFTER I REPLACED THE BLOWER MOTOR AND RESISTOR, IT WORKED FOR A COUPLE MONTHS, AND THEN STOPPED AGAIN. I'VE NOTICED PEOPLE COMPLAINING OF SIMILAR ISSUES IN ONLINE FORUMS AND AM WONDERING IF IT'S COVERED UNDER SOME SORT OF RECALL OR SOMETHING. PLEASE HELP.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS SEATS

October 05, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11388153
Consumer Location: PASADENA, MD
VIN: 1G11E5SL2EF****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE SOMEONE IS IN MY PASSENGER SEAT, ALLY GAGES WILL GO TO 0, (INCLUDING WHILE DRIVING) THE SEAT WARMS WILL TURN OFF, ALSO MY STEREO SHUTS DOWN. I GET A NOTIFICATION SAYING "SERVICE TIRE MONITORING SYSTEM", "SERVICE THIEF DETERRENT SYSTEM" ALSO SOMETHING ABOUT THE AIRBAGS.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE

January 06, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11386748
Consumer Location: MACON, GA
VIN: 1G11C5SL4EF****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVING ON INTERSTATE AFTER WORK AROUND 12 AM & REDUCED ENGINE POWER APPEARS ON SCREEN, CAR SLOWS DOWN & I COULDN'T ACCELERATE MORE THAN 10MPH & HAD TO KEEP PULLING OVER TO TURN ENGINE ON & OFF. TERRIFYING! READ OTHER COMPLAINTS ABOUT THIS JUST NOW & NEEDS TO BE RECALLED ASAP BEFORE SOMEONE IS INJURED OR WORSE ESPECIALLY DRIVING ON A BUSY INTERSTATE/HIGHWAY

Components: POWER TRAIN VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL ENGINE

November 03, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11377431
Consumer Location: SHAFER, MN
VIN: 1G11H5SL9EF****

Summary of Complaint

THIS HAS HAPPENED TWICE NOW, ONCE FOR MY WIFE AND THE SECOND TIME I WAS DRIVING. BOTH INCIDENTS HAPPENED WHILE IN MOTION ON THE HIGHWAY AND THE VEHICLE DISPLAY SHOWED REDUCED ENGINE POWER AND THE VEHICLE DE-RATED AND SLOWED AUTOMATICALLY ON THE HIGHWAY. THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT DISPLAYED AND AFTER CONNECTING A CODE READER TO THE OBD AND CODE P2138 WAS LOGGED WHICH IS POTENTIALLY A FAULTY THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR/ FOOT GAS PEDAL. I REPLACED THE THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR CLEARED THE STORED CODE AND A COUPLE WEEKS LATER THE VEHICLE AGAIN WENT INTO LIMP MODE AND DE-RATED ON HIGHWAY. THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON AND THE SAME CODE P2138 WAS LOGGED INDICATING VOLTAGE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN APP SENSOR 1 AND APP SENSOR 2 OF THE THROTTLE POSITIONING SENSOR. AFTER FURTHER RESEARCH ON LINE I FOUND THAT A GM SERVICE BULLETIN WAS ISSUED FOR POTENTIAL MOISTURE INTRUSION OF THE CONNECTORS FROM THE THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR TO THE ECM. (SEE ATTACHED) IT SEEMS LIKE MY VEHICLE IS EXPERIENCING MOISTURE IN THE CONNECTORS AS BOTH INCIDENTS HAPPENED WITHIN MINUTES OF TAKING THE VEHICLE THROUGH AN AUTOMATIC CAR WASH. IN MY OPINION THIS IS A SAFETY CONCERN FOR THIS MODEL VEHICLE TO DE-RATE AND SLOW DOWN SUDDENLY AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS WITH CARS FOLLOWING BEHIND AND HAS BEEN A KNOWN ISSUE BY GM AND SHOULD HAVE A RECALL ISSUED.

Components: STEERING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM SERVICE BRAKES

November 23, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11376308
Consumer Location: NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL
VIN: 1G11C5SL8EF****

Summary of Complaint

THE CAR WILL NOT START AND MESSAGES POPPED UP ON THE DASHBOARD STATING BATTERY SAVER ASSIST, POWER STEERING CARE, STABILOCK CONTROL.

Components: STEERING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

November 11, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11374599
Consumer Location: PEORIA, AZ
VIN: 1G11B5SL8EF****

Summary of Complaint

POWER STEERING RANDOMLY GOING OUT WHILE DRIVING THEN ALL WARNING LIGHTS COME ON DASH AND CAR STOPS ACCELERATING. SHUT CAR OFF AND ALL LIGHTS TURN OFF AND CAR DRIVES FINE AND THEN RANDOMLY COMES ON AGAIN WHILE DRIVING AND POWER STEERING DOESN'T WORK NEARLY GOT IN AN ACCIDENT . AFTER READING MANY FORUMS THIS SEEMS TO BE A FREQUENT PROBLEM THAT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED BY CHEVY !! VERY VERY UNSAFE STILL CAN'T SOLVE HOW TO FIX THE ISSUES AND HAVE TO DRIVE CHILDREN AROUND!

Components: ENGINE

November 03, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11372917
Consumer Location: NORTH HAMPTON, OH
VIN: 1G11C5SLXEF****

Summary of Complaint

CAME TO A STOP AT A STOP LIGHT AUTO STOP CAME ON. WHEN LET OFF THE BRAKE THE AUTO START DID NOT START. IT TRIED TO THEN COMPLETELY SHUT OFF. HAD TO PUT CAR IN PARK AND TURN THE KEY TO GET IT TO START. I WAS IN RIGHT LANE TRYING TO TURN. THE FIRST TIME IT HAPPENED IT WOULD NOT START WITH TURNING THE KEY UNTIL THE SECOND TIME TURNING THE KEY. THIS HAPPENED 5 TIMES ON MY WAY HOME. WAS ALMOST REAR ENDED. WHILE IT WOULD NOT START AT 2 STOPS CARS THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO MOVE AND I COULDN'T. AUTO STOP AND START WAS COMING ON AT ALMOST EVERY STOP THIS MORNING AND MY HUSBAND MADE A COMMENT ABOUT HOW THAT WAS STRANGE AND IT SHOULD NOT DO IT. YESTERDAY WE JUST REPLACED THE INTAKE AND EXHAUST SEANOID.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM UNKNOWN OR OTHER

October 15, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11364435
Consumer Location: FORT MITCHELL, AL
VIN: 1G11C5SL3EF****

Summary of Complaint

KEY CONSISTING BECOMES STUCK IN THE IGNITION CYLINDER OF MY 2014 CHEVROLET MALIBU. THE VEHICLE WILL NOT TURN OFF DUE TO THE KEY BEING STUCK IN THE IGNITION. THIS PREVENTS THE DOORS FROM BEING LOCKED AND INCREASING THE CHANCE OF THE VEHICLE BEING STOLEN. THERE ARE A MULTITUDE OF VIDEOS FOR THIS ISSUE ONLINE AND ALL ARE ASSOCIATED WITH CHEVROLET VEHICLES. THIS IS A REOCCURRING ISSUE WITH THIS MAKE OF VEHICLES.

Components: ENGINE

October 05, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11362957
Consumer Location: BAKERSFIELD, CA
VIN: 1G11C5SL7EF****

Summary of Complaint

FOR A FEW YEARS AFTER PURCHASING MY VEHICLE I NOTICED SOMETIMES IT WOULD STUTTER OR THROTTLE AND SURGE WHILE DRIVING, BUT EVERY TIME I TOOK IT TO THE DEALER THEY WERE "UNABLE TO DUPLICATE" THE PROBLEM. NOW THE SOURCE OF THE PROBLEM I BELIEVE IS ERROR CODE P16D0, BUT THERE IS NO RECALL ON THIS PART THAT IS MENTIONED IN THIS CODE. GENERAL MOTORS SHOULD COMPENSATE VEHICLE PURCHASERS WHO HAVE RUN INTO THIS ISSUE.

Components: ENGINE

September 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11361813
Consumer Location: BRANFORD, CT
VIN: 1G11C5SLXEF****

Summary of Complaint

2014 CHEVROLET MALIBU. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARDS TO DEFECTIVE ROCKER ARM OIL CONTROL VALVE. CONSUMER IS ALSO SEEKING REIMBURSEMENT FOR OUT OF POCKET COSTS RELATED TO REPAIRS. *LD THE CONSUMER STATED THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME COMPLETING THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER ADVISED THE PART NECESSARY TO REPAIR THE VEHICLE WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE CONSUMER HAD THE VEHICLE REPAIRED WITH AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT AS SUGGESTED BY THE MANUFACTURER. THE CONSUMER REQUESTED TO BE REIMBURSED FOR THE COST OF REPAIRS. *JS

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

May 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11362932
Consumer Location: CROWN POINT, IN
VIN: 1G11B5SL4EF****

Summary of Complaint

THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT WON'T GO OFF AND THERE'S ONLY 78000 MILES. THE AUTO STOP ISN'T WORKING. THE TRACKING LIGHT WON'T GO OF AND THE ABS LIGHT WONT GO OFF

Components: VISIBILITY

September 19, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11361106
Consumer Location: INDIANAPOLIS, IN
VIN: 1G11B5SL6EF****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2014 CHEVROLET MALIBU. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING THROUGH FOG AT 65 MPH, THE DEFROSTER WAS ACTIVATED HOWEVER, FAILED TO OPERATE AS NEEDED. THE CONTACT WAS FORCED TO PULL OFF TO THE SIDE OF THE ROADWAY AND MANUALLY WIPE THE INSIDE OF THE WINDSHIELD. THE CONTACT PLACED THE HEATER ON THE MAXIMUM LEVEL TO KEEP THE WINDSHIELD FROM FOGGING UP. THE CONTACT CALLED RAY SKILLMAN CHEVROLET (3891 S POST RD, INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46239) WHERE SHE WAS INFORMED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 13V567000 (VISIBILITY). THE CONTACT WAS PROVIDED AN ESTIMATE FOR A DIAGNOSTIC TEST. THE MANUFACTURER WAS ALSO INFORMED OF THE FAILURE AND INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT AN INVESTIGATION WOULD BE OPENED INTO THE FAILURE. THE CONTACT WAS ALSO INFORMED THAT SHE COULD PAY FOR THE REPAIR OUT OF POCKET AND BE REIMBURSED IF THE VEHICLE WAS PLACED UNDER RECALL. THE CONTACT WAS PROVIDED A CASE NUMBER. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 51,000.

Components: ENGINE

June 18, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11360193
Consumer Location: BUFFALO, NY
VIN: 1G11C5SL7EF****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN I STOP AT A STOP SIGN OR RED LIGHT, MY CAR GO INTO AUTO STOP. WHEN I PRESS ON THE GAS TO GO, THE CAR SHUT OFF. AFTER MONTHS OF THIS I JUST UNDERSTOOD WHAT WAS REALLY GOING ON. NO CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS ON. THIS IS HARD TO DETECT. NOT EVEN THE DEALERSHIP FOUND THIS OUT. MY AUTO SOUND GUY EXPLAINED THIS TO ME NOW I CAN EXPLAIN THIS TO THE DEALERSHIP . THIS SHOULD BE A RECALL . THIS IS DANGEROUS. WHY DID CHEVROLET PUT THIS OPTION IN CARS.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

September 11, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11354406
Consumer Location: ROME, GA
VIN: 1G11B5SL8EF****

Summary of Complaint

SERVICE ENGINE SIGNAL WON'T COME OFF AND MY CAR WON'T CUT OFF

CHEVROLET MALIBU Sold

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