2010 CHEVROLET MALIBU VIN: 1G1ZB5EB9AF238221

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Condition
Run & Drive
Damage
Collision
Title
Salvage

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Make

CHEVROLET

Manufacturer Name

GENERAL MOTORS LLC

Model

Malibu

Model Year

2010

Plant City

FAIRFAX II

Series

LS

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant Company Name

GMNA

Plant State

KANSAS

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)

2400.0

Displacement (CI)

146.45698582735

Displacement (L)

2.4

Engine Model

LE5

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Valve Train Design

Dual Overhead Cam (DOHC)

Engine Configuration

In-Line

Fuel Delivery / Fuel Injection Type

Multipoint Fuel Injection (MPFI)

Other Engine Info

ALUM, HO

Engine Manufacturer

OPEL

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Curtain Air Bag Locations

All Rows

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Side Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

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

2010 CHEVROLET MALIBU Crash Test Score

0

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

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 Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
0%

2010 CHEVROLET MALIBU Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Driver

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
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) Standard
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Driver

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 1G1ZB5EB9AF238221

Components: STEERING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

January 16, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11388620
Consumer Location: CALVERT CITY, KY
VIN: 1G1ZB5EB9AF****

Summary of Complaint

I HAD JUST LEFT THE GAS STATION AFTER FILLING UP WITH GAS I CAME TO A STOPLIGHT AND WHEN I WENT TO TAKE OFF FROM A STOP THE CAR STARTED SPUTTERING AND ONLY GOING AT VERY LOW POWER I TURNED THE CAR AROUND AND NOTICED THERE WAS A TICK IN THE STEERING WHEEL AND IT MOVED BACK AND FORTH THE STEERING BECAME HARD TO TURN AS I LOST MY POWER STEERING THEN THE CAR SHUT OFF WHEN I STARTED THE CAR AGAIN IT WAS STILL RUNNING AT HALF POWER I MANAGED TO MAKE IT BACK TO THE HOUSE AND UPON RESTARTING THE CAR IT WAS STUCK IN LIMP MODE AND WAS DISPLAYING POWER STEERING AND ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL LOTS ON THE DASH AFTER RESETTING THE CODES IT RUNS PROPERLY BUT THEN KICKS BACK INTO LIMP MODE AND LOSES STEERING ABILITY OF THE ELECTRONIC ASSIST.

Components: STEERING

November 05, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11322248
Consumer Location: RICHMOND, VA
VIN: 1G1ZB5EB9AF****

Summary of Complaint

MY CAR STEERING WHEEL IS HARD TO TURN WHILE IN MOTION, TURNING, BACKING OUT AND THE STEERING WHEEL SHAKES AND RATTLES AS WELL WHILE SITTING STILL OR MOVING IT MAKES THIS RATTLE SOUND RIGHT BEFORE IT GETS TIGHT. I HAVE CALLED CHEVROLET ABOUT THE ISSUE MY MECHANIC LOOKED TO SEE IF THERE WAS A RECALL ON THE CAR AND THERE WAS. WHEN I CALLED CHEVROLET THEY STATED THAT THERE WASN'T. I HAVE ALSO SEEN ONLINE MYSELF THAT THERE IS A RECALL AND OTHERS ARE HAVING THE VERY SAME ISSUE. THE RECALL NUMBER IS 14E044000 STEERING SHAFT.

Components: AIR BAGS SEAT BELTS ENGINE

September 25, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11040454
Consumer Location: YOUNGSTOWN, OH
VIN: 1G1ZB5EB9AF****

Summary of Complaint

THE SEAT BELT KEEPS DINGING LIKE THE SEATBELT IS NOT CONNECTED TO THE SEATBELT LATCH AND IT IS. THE ENGINE LIGHT COMES ON AND OFF. I HAVE TAKEN IT TO THE DEALERSHIP THE LIGHT GOES OFF SO THEY CAN NEVER FIGURE OUT WHAT'S WRONG WITH IT. EXCEPT ONCE WHICH IT CAME BACK TO IT BEING THE SOLENOID SENSOR. THEY FIXED IT. BUT, ENGINE LIGHT STILL COMES ON. THE SEATBELT DINGS DOING THE WHOLE RIDE OR IF YOUR SITING STILL. THE ENGINE LIGHT COMES ON OFF AND ON. JUST BOUGHT THE CAR 9/23/2017.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL SERVICE BRAKES

August 09, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11013987
Consumer Location: STATEN ISLAND, NY
VIN: 1G1ZB5EB9AF****

Summary of Complaint

ESC,TRACTION,ABS LIGHTS COME ON WHILE CAR IS MOVING, AND WHEN FIRST STARTING, A TROUBLE CODE C0131 HAS BEEN RECORDED. THE PROBLEM STARTED IN JUNE OF 2010. A WEEK AFTER WE GOT THE CAR, THE DEALER CHANGED BRAKE LITE SWITCH, THE CAR HAS BEEN BACK TO SHOP 15-20 TIMES IT IS NOW 8-9-2017 NO ONE CAN FIX PROBLEM, MADE CALLS TO GM COSTOMER SERVICE MANY TIMES OVER THE 7 YEARS, STILL NO FIX, GM WANTS US TO PAY FOR REPAIR AND DIAGNOSTIC AS TOO THE CAR IS OUT OF WARRANTY ,WE FEEL GM SHOULD REPAIR THE CAR FREE OF CHARGE AS TO THIS IS DANGEROUS AND HAS NEVER BEEN FIXED ,

Components: AIR BAGS

February 20, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10983082
Consumer Location: COLUMBIA, TN
VIN: 1G1ZB5EB9AF****

Summary of Complaint

SERVICE AIR BAGS LIGHT REMAINS LIT. I TOOK THE CAR TO THE DEALERSHIP YESTERDAY REGARDING A CONSTANT WARNING LIGHT INDICATING A MALFUNCTION OF THE AIR BAG SYSTEM. THE SERVICE MANAGER STATED THAT IT WAS CAUSED BY A DEFECTIVE AIRBAG MODULE AND WIRING HARNESS. AT THAT TIME, I WAS INFORMED THAT THE FRONT AIR BAGS WOULD NOT DEPLOY IN THE EVENT OF AN ACCIDENT THAT REQUIRED AIRBAGS.REPAIRS WOULD COST OVER $1100. NOTHING WAS DONE TO THE VEHICLE TO CAUSE THIS MALFUNCTION.

Components: TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM ENGINE

January 12, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10820300
Consumer Location: CHICAGO, IL
VIN: 1G1ZB5EB9AF****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET MALIBU. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DEPRESSING THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL, THE VEHICLE WAS IDLING HIGH AND SHAKING VIOLENTLY WHILE THE SERVICE ESB AND THE SERVICE TRACTION WARNING MESSAGES DISPLAYED. THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED AND THE VEHICLE WAS STILL SHAKING VIOLENTLY AND MOVING INDEPENDENTLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE THE FAILURE WAS UNDETERMINED. THE VEHICLE WAS THEN TAKEN TO A DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY UNIT NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED HOWEVER, THE FAILURE CONTINUED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 70,400.

Components: STEERING

August 05, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10778831
Consumer Location: BIRMINGHAM, MI
VIN: 1G1ZB5EB9AF****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET MALIBU. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE STEERING WHEEL WAS TIGHT AND THERE WAS A PROGRESSING FAILURE IN WHICH THE STEERING WHEEL WOULD RANDOMLY LOCK FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME. THE CONTACT CONSTANTLY HAD TO TURN THE VEHICLE OFF AND RESTART THE VEHICLE EACH TIME THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A REPAIR SHOP, BUT THE FAILURE COULD NOT BE DUPLICATED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14E044000 (STEERING). THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE AND PROVIDED NO REMEDY. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: STEERING

April 16, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10712595
Consumer Location: ROCHESTER, NY
VIN: 1G1ZB5EB9AF****

Summary of Complaint

THE POWER STEERING ON OUR 2010 CHEVROLET MALIBU STOPPED FUNCTIONING RECENTLY, REQUIRING THE USE OF GREAT FORCE TO BRING THE VEHICLE TO A SAFE PARKED POSITION. UPON RESTARTING THE VEHICLE, THE POWER STEERING RETURNED, BUT THE STEERING WHEEL JERKED FREQUENTLY TO THE LEFT WHILE DRIVING AND IDLING. THE CAR WAS TAKEN TO THE LOCAL CHEVROLET DEALER WHICH DIAGNOSED AN "INTERNAL FAULT IN THE STEERING COLUMN," AND REPLACED THE ENTIRE STEERING SHAFT. THE DEALER REPORTED THAT THIS IS THE SAME SAFETY CONCERN AND THE SAME PART THAT HAS BEEN THE SUBJECT OF A SAFETY RECALL AFFECTING CHEVROLET MALIBUS THROUGH THE 2009 YEAR. NO RECALL HAS YET BEEN ISSUED FOR THIS PROBLEM FOR THE 2010 VEHICLE YEAR, SO WE ARE OUT $1,000 FOR THE COST OF REPAIR. WHY HAVEN'T OWNERS OF VEHICLES WITH THIS FAULTY STEERING MECHANISM BEEN WARNED OF THIS PROBLEM, AND WHY HASN'T A SAFETY RECALL BEEN ISSUED BY CHEVROLET? *TR

Components: STEERING

February 25, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10691637
Consumer Location: LAKE ORION, MI
VIN: 1G1ZB5EB9AF****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET MALIBU. WHILE DRIVING 40 MPH, THE STEERING WHEEL BECAME DIFFICULT TO TURN. THE CONTACT HAD TO APPLY FORCE TO THE STEERING WHEEL IN ORDER TO TURN THE VEHICLE. THE SERVICE ESC POWER STEERING WAS DISPLAYED ACROSS THE MESSAGE BOARD AND THE TRACTION CONTROL WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER. THE CONTACT WAS UNSURE ABOUT THE PART THAT NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE RECURRED ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 67,780.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS

June 03, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10617385
Consumer Location: DEMING, NM
VIN: 1G1ZB5EB9AF****

Summary of Complaint

SINCE I PURCHASED MY CAR THERE HAVE BEEN DIFFERENT INCIDENTS THAT I DIDN'T PAY ATTENTION TO. THE TRACTION,CRUISE CONTROL DON'T WORK PROPERLEY, THE WARNING LIGHT FOR THE AIR BAGS APPEARS AND WILL STAY ON FOR AWHILE I'VE HAD PROBLEMS WITH THE LIGHTING. AS SOON AS I RECIEVED THE RECALL LETTER I CALLED THE DEALER RIGHT AWAY AND TOLD THEM ABOUT THE PROBLEMS, THEY LOOKED IT UP AND SAID I HAD TO WAIT UNTIL THE PARTS ARRIVE. I'M VERY CONCERNED ABOUT MY SAFETY I USE MY CAR FOR MY FAMILY AND WILL BE HAVING TO MAKE A LONG DISTANCE TRIP TO PICK UP MY DAUGHTER. WHAT DO I DO IN THE MEANTIME WHEN MY CAR IS ALREADY HAVING PROBLEMS? *JS

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM SERVICE BRAKES

May 30, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10607493
Consumer Location: MOUNT RAINIER, MD
VIN: 1G1ZB5EB9AF****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET MALIBU. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE BRAKE LIGHTS ILLUMINATED WHEN THE BRAKES WERE NOT BEING ENGAGED AND TURNED OFF WHEN THEY WERE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC. THE TECHNICIAN DIAGNOSED THAT THE TPN SYSTEM NEEDED TO BE RESET. THE REPAIRS WERE MADE BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 69,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 71,000. UPDATED 8/22/14*CN UPDATED 08/23/2017*CT

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL WHEELS UNKNOWN OR OTHER

May 07, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11419766
Consumer Location: BRONX, NY
VIN: 1G1ZB5EB4A4****

Summary of Complaint

I purchase the 2010 Chevy malibu, 6/2013. The service traction lights comes on periodically until I am forced to take it in for service. I had to take the car in for this same problem at least 4 times, more or less, also the last time I took the car in, the technician was not able to reset the sensors. A more seasoned tech had to reset the sensors. I am filing a report, because this cost me money every time I take it to the dealer and it is certain a safety issue for me to continue to drive the car with the service traction light coming on and off and stationary at times. It appears to be a defect in the auto system. I should not be required to have to take the car in every year for the same problem and putting myself and others at risk. Hattie Overman 718-320-8254

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM SERVICE BRAKES

May 14, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11418054
Consumer Location: WOODHAVEN, MI
VIN: 1G1ZE5EBXAF****

Summary of Complaint

Brake lights illuminate without being pressed. Service ESC and Service Traction Control lights intermittently comes on. Dealer said recall issues has already been fixed.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

April 13, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11415126
Consumer Location: LEE'S SUMMIT, MO
VIN: 1G1ZB5EB1AF****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET MALIBU. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING AT VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE VEHICLE BRAKE LIGHTS WOULD FLASH WITHOUT DEPRESSING THE BRAKE PEDAL. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE ESC AND TCM SERVICE WARNING LIGHTS WERE ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. UPON INVESTIGATION, THE CONTACT ASSOCIATED THE FAILURE WITH NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V252000 (ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, EXTERIOR LIGHTING, VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL, ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL). THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED HOWEVER, THE FAILURE PERSISTED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT INFORMED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 100,000.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

April 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11413967
Consumer Location: MACEDONIA, OH
VIN: 1G1ZE5EB4AF****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET MALIBU. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE OPERATING THE VEHICLE, THE REAR BRAKE LIGHT REMAINED ILLUMINATED. ADDITIONALLY, WHILE DRIVING AND WHILE DEPRESSING THE BRAKE PEDAL, THE REAR BRAKE LIGHTS WOULD FAIL TO ILLUMINATE AS NEEDED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO SPITZER CHEVROLET (33 E AURORA RD, NORTHFIELD, OH 44067) WHO ATTACHED THE WIRING HARNESS TO THE BCM WITH A SPACER AND APPLIED DI-ELECTRIC LUBRICANT TO THE BCM AND HARNESS CONNECTOR HOWEVER, THE FAILURE PERSISTED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED FOR THE SAME FAILURE SEVERAL TIMES. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 46,281.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

April 21, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11413448
Consumer Location: PENSACOLA, FL
VIN: 1G1ZA5E01AF****

Summary of Complaint

WENT TO DEALER TO GET A PREVIOUS RECALL THAT WAS FIXED BUT HAS SINCE THEN FAILED AGAIN AND THEY REFUSE TO FIX FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL INVOLVED THE BRAKE SYSTEM WHERE BRAKE LIGHTS ILLUMINATE WHILE DRIVING BUT NOT WHEN ACTUALLY PRESSING ON BRAKES.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

April 11, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11407839
Consumer Location: WASHINGTON, NC
VIN: 1G1ZB5EB8AF****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING THE CRUISE CONTROL WILL BE SET AND ALL OF A SUDDEN TURN OFF. THE GAUGES ON THE DASH WOULD SPORATICALLY JUMP UP AND DOWN AND SOMETIMES FLATLINE AS IF THE CAR WAS OFF. WHEN BRAKING THE CRUISE CONTROL WOULD ENGAGE IF MY HAND PRESSED THE BUTTON LLOCATED ON THE STEERING WHEEL CAUSING THE VEHICLE TO SPEED UP WHILE TRYING TO SLOW DOWN. THE BRAKE LIGHTS WOULD BE ON WHILE DRIVING WITHOUT PRESSING THE BRAKES AND WOULD TURN ON ONCE BRAKES WERE PRESSED. RECALL WORK WAS REPORTED TO BE COMPLETED JANUARY 2015 BUT PROBLEMS STILL PERSIST. THERE IS ALSO A BULLETIN FOR SPECIAL COVERAGE THAT IS LIMITED TO 150,000 MILES WHICH I DON'T RECIEVE BECAUSE MY VEHICLE IS OVER THAT MILEAGE BUT THE DANGERS OF THE VEHICLE STILL PERSIST. THESE PROBLEMS HAVE BEEN PRESENT SINCE I PURCHASED THE CAR 2 OR 3 YEARS AGO. THE LAST INCIDENT HAPPENED JUST 2 DAYS AGO. I CANTACTED CHEVY AND THEY SAID THEY COULDN'T COVER IT BECAUSE OF THE MILES.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

June 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11406964
Consumer Location: ASHLAND, WI
VIN: 1G1ZC5EB2AF****

Summary of Complaint

THE BRAKE PEDAL POSITION SENSOR KEEPS FAILING INTERMITTENTLY WHILE IN MOTION, RESULTING IN FAILED CRUISE CONTROL AND REVERSING MY BRAKE LIGHTS. WHEN THE SENSOR FAILS, THE CRUISE AUTOMATICALLY TURNS OFF, LIKE WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL IS PUSHED. WHILE ACTIVELY IN MOTION, THE BRAKE LIGHTS WILL TURN ON AS IF THE PEDAL IS ENGAGED, HOWEVER THE BRAKE LIGHTS TURN OFF WHILE ACTIVELY BRAKING THE MOVING VEHICLE. THE TRACTION CONTROL LIGHT WILL BE TRIGGERED AND SAYS "SERVICE ESC" WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL POSITION SENSOR FAILS. MY LOCAL CHEVORLET DEALERSHIP HAS BEEN AWARE OF THE ISSUE SINCE THE SUMMER OF 2017, AND WILL NOT FIX IT. A COMPLAINT WAS FILED WITH CHEVORLET DIRECTLY IN JULY 2019, AND WAS PROMPTLY DISREGARDED. THE BRAKE PEDAL POSITION SENSOR HAS BEEN REPLACED OVER 5 TIMES SINCE 2017.*DT

Components: STEERING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

April 05, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11406381
Consumer Location: NORTHGLENN, CO
VIN: 1G1ZB5EB0AF****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN MAKING A TURN AT ANY SPEED, THE POWER STEERING GOES OUT AND THE DASH SAYS "POWER STEERING - ESC SERVICE". TURNING OFF THE CAR AND WAITING A MINUTE TEMPORARILY FIXED THE ISSUE

Components: STEERING

March 30, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11405614
Consumer Location: ROCHESTER, NY
VIN: 1G1ZD5EB8A4****

Summary of Complaint

UPON STARTING THE VEHICLE, A "POWER STEERING" WARNING DISPLAYS ON THE DASH AND THE POWER STEERING DOES NOT WORK. AFTER RESTARTING THE CAR, THE POWER STEERING RESUMED OPERATING PROPERLY. THE NEXT DAY, THE SAME ISSUE OCCURRED UPON STARTING, AND WAS AGAIN REMEDIED BY RESTARTING THE CAR.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

May 15, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11403609
Consumer Location: NEVADA, OH
VIN: 1G1ZD5E77AF****

Summary of Complaint

PASSENGER SIDE LOW BEAM FUSE KEEPS BLOWING

Components: POWER TRAIN ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

February 10, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11402582
Consumer Location: HARRISBURG, PA
VIN: 1G1ZD5EB2AF****

Summary of Complaint

ONE DAY I WAS ON THE HIGHWAY WITH MY KIDS AND THE POWER STEERING LIGHT CAME ON AND MY WHEEL LOCKED AND IT WAS VERY HARD TO TURN IT. IT WAS VERY SCARY GOING 50 MPH TRYING TO GET OFF A EXIT AND NOT BEING ABLE TO TURN MY WHEEL. I NEEDED JUST HAVE TO LET MY CAR SIT BECAUSE I CLD NOT AFFORD THE COST TO GET IT FIXED AND I DIDN'T DO ANYTHING TO CAUSE THAT I CALLED CHEVY GAVE THEM MY VIN NUMBER AND THEY SAID THERE WASN'T A RECALL BUT I SEE PPL WITH MALIBU'S HAVE THE SAME ISSUE . THIS CLD HAVE BEEN DEADLY ME AND MY 2 KIDS COULD HAVE GOTTEN SEVERELY HURT THAT'S NOT OKAY THAT THIS HAPPENED

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

January 02, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11399926
Consumer Location: GLEN PARK, NY
VIN: 1G1ZC5EB7AF****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET MALIBU. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS STARTED, THE BRAKE LIGHTS WOULD ILLUMINATE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE TRACTION CONTROL AND ESC WARNING LIGHTS WERE ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO A LOCAL DEALER. THE BRAKE PEDAL SENSOR WAS REPLACED HOWEVER, THE FAILURE PERSISTED. UPON INVESTIGATION, THE CONTACT ASSOCIATED THE FAILURE WITH NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V252000 (ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, EXTERIOR LIGHTING, VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL, ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL) HOWEVER, THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS INFORMED OF THE FAILURE AND THE CONTACT WAS STILL AWAITING A RESPONSE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 27,000.

Components: STEERING

February 15, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11397579
Consumer Location: ELGIN, IL
VIN: 1G1ZB5EB1AF****

Summary of Complaint

THE POWER STEERING ON OUR VEHICLE BEGAN RANDOMLY GOING OUT WHILE DRIVING AND WE WOULD HAVE TO STOP AND TURN THE VEHICLE OFF/ON FOR THE POWER STEERING TO RETURN. EVENTUALLY THE POWER STEERING WENT OFF AND WOULDN'T COME BACK ON.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM SERVICE BRAKES

February 19, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11397197
Consumer Location: GASTONIA, NC
VIN: 1G1ZC5EB3AF****

Summary of Complaint

THIRD BRAKE LIGHT SOMETIMES WORKS OFTEN DOES NOT WORK

Components: STEERING

November 30, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11396377
Consumer Location: RAMSEUR, NC
VIN: 1G1ZC5E02AF****

Summary of Complaint

UPON START UP THE ELECTRONIC STEERING CONTROL MODULE WARNING LIGHT COME ON AND UNABLE TO DRIVE THE CAR OR MOVE THE STEERING WHEEL. THE WARNING LIGHT WILL GO OFF BY TURNING THE SWITCH OFF AND RESTART THE CAR. I AM CONCERN THIS WILL EVENTUALLY HAPPEN WHILE DRIVING CAUSING AN ACCIDENT. THIS HAPPENS INTERMITTENTLY AND NOT A DAILY OCCURRENCE.

Components: STEERING UNKNOWN OR OTHER

January 19, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11395502
Consumer Location: DUDLEY, NC
VIN: 1G1ZA5E08AF****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE IN MOTION I TURN AND MY STEERING WHEEL LOCKS UP AND ON THE SCREEN POWER STEERING AND ESC TRACTION CONTROL OFF POPS UP IT'S LOCKING UP MORE FREQUENTLY NOW AND THIS IS VERY DANGEROUS. THEN A COUPLE DAYS LATER MY ENGINE LIGHT POPS ON I FIGURED IT WAS BECAUSE OF THE POWER STEERING ESC TRACTION CONTROL PROBLEM BUT AFTER SERVAL DAYS LATER I'M AT WORK AND THE CAR WANT START . I TRY A COUPLE TIMES AND GIVES IT SOME GAS THEN IT STARTED SO I WAS ON MY WAY THEN MAYBE 15 MINUTES DOWN THE ROAD THE STEERING WHEELS LOCKS UP AGAIN AND THE SAME MESSAGE POPS UP ON THE SCREEN THIS IS REALLY WEIRD AND AGAIN DANGEROUS.

Components: STEERING

January 25, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11395211
Consumer Location: UXBRIDGE, MA
VIN: 1G1ZB5EB6AF****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN DRIVING THE CAR AT 40 MPH ALL POWER STEERING WOULD BE LOST, RESULTING IN THE "SERVICE ESC" LIGHT TO COME ON THE DASHBOARD. THE ONLY WAY TO REGAIN POWER STEERING WOULD BE TO SHUT THE CAR OFF COMPLETELY AND THEN TURN IT BACK ON. I RECENTLY HAD THE VEHICLE SERVICED AND THE PROBLEM WAS FOUND TO BE THE STEERING TORQUE SENSOR. THE FIX COST ME $500.

Components: STEERING

January 28, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11390609
Consumer Location: NORFOLK, NE
VIN: 1G1ZA5E05AF****

Summary of Complaint

STARTED VEHICLE AND THE POWER STEERING STOPS WORKING AND THE TRACTION CONTROL LIGHT COMES ON AND SERVICE ESC MESSAGE COMES ACROSS THE MESSAGE CENTER. WHEN THIS OCCURS THERE IS NO POWER STEERING. THIS IS DANGEROUS! THIS VEHICLE IS A 4 CYLINDER AND HAS THE ELECTRONIC STEERING, NOT HYDRAULIC STEERING. VEHICLE WAS STOPPED ON DRIVEWAY. SEARCHED SOME FORUMS AND OTHER OWNERS OF THIS VEHICLE EXPERIENCED THE SAME ISSUE, IT APPEARS THAT A FAULTY SENSOR IN OR NEAR THE STEERING COLUMN IS THE PROBLEM.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

January 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11390104
Consumer Location: MADISONVILLE, KY
VIN: 1G1ZB5EB6AF****

Summary of Complaint

IT IS THE POWER STEERING AND IT SHUTS OFF NO WARNING, LOCKS STEERING WHEEL UP I'M NOT STRONG ENOUGH TO TURN IT WHEN IT DOES. THE ESC LIGHT COMES ON AND TRACTION CONTROL GOES OFF. IT IS TRIGGERED AT TIMES BY COLD WEATHER BUT CAN CAUSE AN ACCIDENT.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

January 20, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11389510
Consumer Location: PARIS, KY
VIN: 1G1ZD5EB3AF****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE TRAVELING AT 60 MPH, LOST POWER FOR A SPLIT SECOND THEN REGAINED. ABOUT 5 MILES TOWARD DESTINATION, AT A TRAFFIC LIGHT I WAS ATTEMPTING TO MAKE A RIGHT TURN & WHEN I ACCELERATED, THE CAR COMPLETELY DIED WITH LINE OF TRAFFIC BEHIND ME. SHOULD THIS CAR HAVE DIED IN THE MIDST OF HEAVY RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC WE COULD HAVE CAUSED A SERIOUS ACCIDENT WITH A CHAIN REACTION OF VEHICLES PILING UP BEHIND ME & POSSIBLE INJURIES. . WE WERE SLOWLY CREEPING AROUND THE CORNER TRYING TO CATCH A CLEAR PATH TO PROCEED WHEN THE CAR WENT DEAD. THERE HAVE PREVIOUSLY BEEN PROBLEMS WHEN AFTER DRIVING FOR 30 MINUTES THEN RETURNING TO THE CAR IT WOULD NOT START, CRANKED BUT NOT START WITH NO WARNING LIGHTS PRESENT.. BUT AFTER REPEATED RESTART ATTEMPTS IT WOULD START MAYBE AN HOUR LATER. BUT THIS TIME IT DIED IN TRAFFIC 3 DAYS AGO AND WE HAD TO BE TOWED HOME, IT STILL WILL NOT START. I'VE READ ONLINE ABOUT MANY OTHER MALIBU OWNERS HAVING SIMILAR PROBLEMS WITH CONCERNS OF ACCIDENTS. NO ENGINE OR DASH LIGHTS CAME ON AND A DEALER COULD NOT GET IT TO CODE. THE UNSAFE PROBLEM IS THE CAR DYING IN THE TRAFFIC WITH NO WARNING IN FRONT OF A LONG LINE OF TRAFFIC.

Components: AIR BAGS

November 03, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11389391
Consumer Location: TEXAS CITY, TX
VIN: 1G1ZA5E0XAF****

Summary of Complaint

IT IS MY UNDERSTANDING THAT THE AIRBAGS/SIDE AND FRONT ARE DEFECTIVE FOR MY VEHICLE? CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP IN FINDING OUT WHAT I DO NOW...THE VEHICLE AND I WAS INVOLVED IN A WREAK AND I WAS INJURED BADLY AND WAS HOSPITALIZED.....? I WAS TRAVELING ON THE HWY AT POSTED SPEED WHEN I WAS STRUCK...FIRST THE DRIVERS SIDE AND THEN THE L-FENDER AND HOOD...THE VEHICLE THAT HIT ME ROLLED 3 OR 4 TIMES.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM SEATS

January 19, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11388939
Consumer Location: ELBERFELD, IN
VIN: 1G1ZE5E03AF****

Summary of Complaint

I COULD SMELL A FAINT ELECTRICAL SMOKE SMELL WHILE THE CAR WAS RUNNING, THEN THE INSTRUMENT PANEL QUIT WORKING COMPLETELY. I THEN ALSO NOTICED THE DRIVER SIDE SEAT ALSO QUIT HEATING.

Components: STEERING

January 06, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11386847
Consumer Location: BUFFALO, NY
VIN: 1G1ZD5EB3AF****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET IMPALA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT LOW SPEEDS, THE STEERING WHEEL WAS HARD TO TURN AND BECAME INOPERABLE WITHOUT WARNING. THE LOCAL DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED NOR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED AND THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE WARRANTY HAD EXPIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 95,000.

Components: STEERING AIR BAGS

December 28, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11386570
Consumer Location: WICHITA, KS
VIN: 1G1ZC5EB6AF****

Summary of Complaint

FROM THE MINUTE I DROVE MY CAR OFF THE LOT THE DASH HAS BEEN SAYING 'SERVICE AIRBAGS'. A WEEK AGO WHILE I WAS DRIVING I LOST POWER STEERING. THE DASH SAID 'SERVICE ESC' AND THE TRACTION CONTROL LIGHT POPPED UP ON THE DASH. IF I TURN OFF MY CAR FOR A WHILE THE POWER STEERING MAY STILL WORK WHEN I START IT BACK UP, BUT EVENTUALLY I LOSE POWER STEERING AGAIN WHILE DRIVING.

Components: STEERING

December 29, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11386652
Consumer Location: LINTON, IN
VIN: 1G1ZD5EB6A4****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET MALIBU. WHILE DRIVING, THE CONTACT'S NEPHEW STOPPED AT A STOP SIGN AND WHILE ATTEMPTING TO MAKE A RIGHT TURN, THE ELECTRICAL POWER STEERING BECAME INOPERABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FAILURE WAS MORE EVIDENT WHILE STOPPED OR DRIVING AT A SLOW SPEED. THE VEHICLE WAS DRIVEN BACK TO THE RESIDENCE. AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WAS CONTACTED AND INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE FAILURE WAS DUE TO THE ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN.

Components: STEERING

December 26, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11385515
Consumer Location: MALONE, NY
VIN: 1G1ZC5EB5AF****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET MALIBU. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING AT AN UNDISCLOSED SPEED, THE POWER STEERING ASSIST AND ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL WARNING LIGHTS ILLUMINATED. THE STEERING WHEEL CEASED AND THE CONTACT WAS UNABLE TO TURN THE STEERING WHEEL. ON ANOTHER OCCASION WHILE DRIVING AND ATTEMPTING TO MAKE A LEFT TURN, THE STEERING CEASED. THE VEHICLE WAS TURNED OFF AND RESTARTED AND OPERATED AS INTENDED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO BE DIAGNOSED NOR REPAIRED. A DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE WARRANTY MILEAGE WAS EXCEEDED FOR THE STEERING WARRANTY REPAIR. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 174,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING VISIBILITY/WIPER

August 21, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11385339
Consumer Location: DOWNERS GROVE, IL
VIN: 1G1ZC5EB0A4****

Summary of Complaint

THE HEADLIGHTS KEEP BREAKING. THE RIGHT SIDE MORE OFTEN. I SEE THESE MALIBU'S ON THE ROAD ALL THE TIME WITH A HEADLIGHT OUT. IT'S EXPENSIVE TO REPLACE AND SHOULDN'T HAPPEN AS OFTEN AS IT DOES.

Components: STEERING EXTERIOR LIGHTING VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

December 24, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11384971
Consumer Location: BALTIMORE, MD
VIN: 1G1ZB5EB7AF****

Summary of Complaint

STEERING GETS HARD TO MANEUVER WHILE DRIVING ALL LIGHTS COME ON ON THE DASHBOARD AND HAVE TO STOP AND RESET VEHICLE, HEADLIGHTS WORK WHEN THEY WANT TO. I WAS DRIVING ON A HIGHWAY WHEN MY STEERING GOT HARD TO USE. I HAD TO GET ON THE SHOULDER AND RESET THE BATTERY, IN ORDER TO GET HOME SAFELY

Components: STEERING

December 04, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11384373
Consumer Location: ROY, UT
VIN: 1G1ZD5EB9AF****

Summary of Complaint

POWER STEERING LIGHTS UP ON DASH AND STEERING WHEEL LOCKS. HAPPENS MOSTLY WITH COLD WEATHER. WHILE DRIVING DOWN A HIGHWAY THE STEERING LOCKS. I HAVE TO STOP AND RESTART CAR IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD. ALSO. AFTER BEING PARKED. WHEN THE CAR GETS TO A COLD TEMPERATURE THE STEERING WHEEL WILL LOCK UP.

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