2018 CHEVROLET MALIBU VIN: 1G1ZD5ST7JF141901

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Condition
Unknown
Damage
Collision
Title
Non-Repairable

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Make

CHEVROLET

Manufacturer Name

GENERAL MOTORS LLC

Model

Malibu

Model Year

2018

Plant City

FAIRFAX

Series

LT (1LT)

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant Company Name

GMNA

Plant State

KANSAS

Base Price ($)

25220

Body Class

Sedan/Saloon

Doors

4

Windows

4

Wheel Base (inches) From

111.4

Bed Type

Not Applicable

Cab Type

Not Applicable

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Number of Wheels

4

Wheel Size Front (inches)

17

Wheel Size Rear (inches)

17

Steering Location

Left-Hand Drive (LHD)

Number of Seats

5

Number of Seat Rows

2

Transmission Style

Automatic

Transmission Speeds

6

Drive Type

FWD/Front-Wheel Drive

Axles

2

Engine Number of Cylinders

4

Displacement (CC)

1500.0

Displacement (CI)

91.53561614209

Displacement (L)

1.5

Engine Model

LFV - Direct Injection, Variable Valve Timing, GEN 1

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Valve Train Design

Dual Overhead Cam (DOHC)

Engine Configuration

In-Line

Turbo

Yes

Top Speed (MPH)

130

Engine Manufacturer

GMNA

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

Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)

Standard

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

Standard

Traction Control

Standard

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Type

Direct

Active Safety System Note

Front and Rear Park Assist: Optional; Rear Cross Traffic Alert: Optional

Auto-Reverse System for Windows and Sunroofs

Standard

Keyless Ignition

Standard

Crash Imminent Braking (CIB)

Optional

Blind Spot Warning (BSW)

Optional

Forward Collision Warning (FCW)

Optional

Lane Departure Warning (LDW)

Optional

Lane Keeping Assistance (LKA)

Optional

Backup Camera

Standard

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

Dynamic Brake Support (DBS)

Standard

Pedestrian Automatic Emergency Braking (PAEB)

Optional

Automatic Crash Notification (ACN) / Advanced Automatic Crash Notification (AACN)

Standard

Daytime Running Light (DRL)

Standard

Semiautomatic Headlamp Beam Switching

Standard

Adaptive Driving Beam (ADB)

Optional

2018 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:
10.2%

2018 CHEVROLET MALIBU Safety Features

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 Rear Seat
Seat Belt Reminder System Driver, Front Passenger

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Torso/Pelvis Driver, Front Passenger, 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) Standard
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Driver

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 1G1ZD5ST7JF141901

Components: SUSPENSION UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE

October 24, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11437961
Consumer Location: JESUP, GA
VIN: 1G1ZD5ST7JF****

Summary of Complaint

“Engine power reduced” shows on dash after I’ve taken it to the dealership. I’ve been on the highway where the speed slow down drastically cars coming behind me! Very dangerous! Also “shift to park” displays when it is already in park! Have to either wiggle the gear shift or, turn car off/on several times for the message to go away. Also when backing up, there’s a popping noise in the rear. Dealership acknowledged I want the only customer with this issue. Claimed they didn’t find anything wrong. I purchased this vehicle in 2019 and it was only a year old. Issues started almost simultaneously at the end of 2019…Too new for all of these issues.

Components: POWER TRAIN ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

July 05, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11430280
Consumer Location: MARLTON, NJ
VIN: 1G1ZD5ST7JF****

Summary of Complaint

My 2018 Malibu has the "Shift to Park" issue. I have an appointment with a Chevy dealer this week. I hope I don't have to pay for the repair.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM UNKNOWN OR OTHER

August 02, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11430206
Consumer Location: MANCHESTER, CT
VIN: 1G1ZD5ST7JF****

Summary of Complaint

Car turns off and dashboard blinks. Assisted steering control not engaged lights up.

Components: POWER TRAIN

December 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11413143
Consumer Location: SAN DIEGO, CA
VIN: 1G1ZD5ST7JF****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN PUTTING THE CAR IN PARK THE (SHIFT TO PARK LIGHT APPEARS ON THE DASH). IT HAPPENS AT LEAST 9 TIMES A WEEK. VERY FRUSTRATING WHEN I CAN NOT TURN THE CAR OFF.

Components: SUSPENSION ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

March 16, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11403346
Consumer Location: LOS ANGELES, CA
VIN: 1G1ZD5ST7JF****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING THE CAR WILL SLOW DOWN AND SAY SLOW ENGINE POWER

Components: STEERING

January 04, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11387276
Consumer Location: GRAFTON, OH
VIN: 1G1ZD5ST7JF****

Summary of Complaint

2018 CHEVROLET MALIBU LT, WHILE DRIVING AT HIGHWAY SPEED ON A FLAT SMOOTH ROAD THE STEERING WHEEL WILL STICK IN THE STRAIGHT POSITION. IT REQUIRES EXTRA EFFORT TO BREAK FREE FROM THIS POSITION, CAUSING THE VEHICLE TO JERK AND EXTRA CORRECTION IS NEEDED TO KEEP THE VEHICLE IN CONTROL. IT HAS HAPPENED ALMOST EVERYDAY SINCE BEGINNING OF JANUARY 2021.

Components: ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

December 09, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11383966
Consumer Location: GUN BARREL CITY, TX
VIN: 1G1ZD5ST7JF****

Summary of Complaint

THIS IS THE 3RD TIME FOR HE SAME ISSUE. AFTER A COLD START THE ENGINE WILL START MISSING ON A CYL WHICH RESULTS IN A HUGE DECREASE IN POWER AND RUNNING ROUGH. THIS LAST TIME, ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON. JUST LIKE THE OTHER TIMES, IF YOU STOP AND RESTART THE CAR, THE ISSUE GOES WAY. TOOK TO DEALERSHIP AND EVEN THOUGH THE ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON, NO CODES AND THEY COULDNT REPLICATE THE ISSUE AND NOTHING WAS DONE.

Components: ENGINE

November 16, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11374982
Consumer Location: CHICAGO, IL
VIN: 1G1ZD5ST7JF****

Summary of Complaint

P2138 CODE THIS IS A COMMON PROBLEM WITH THIS VEHICLE.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

October 20, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11365837
Consumer Location: LARGO, MD
VIN: 1G1ZD5ST7JF****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN CAR IS STATIONARY WAITING FOR RED LIGHT TO CHANGE, THE CAR WILL SHUT OFF AND POWER CYCLE SHOWING STABILITRAK ERROR MESSAGE BEFORE TURNING BACK ON. THIS ALSO OCCURS WHEN THE CAR IS STATIONARY AND ENGINE IS OFF FOR SEVERAL HOURS.

Components: POWER TRAIN ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL ENGINE

September 24, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11361063
Consumer Location: BENTON, IL
VIN: 1G1ZD5ST7JF****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE ECM FAILS WHEN ACCELERATING. LOSES POWER/SHUTS DOWN. CANNOT ENTER FREEWAYS, PASS, OR PERFORM OTHER MANEUVERS REQUIRING SUDDEN INCREASE POWER DEMANDS. ECM FAILS TO RECORD INCIDENT. EVERY TIME. EVERY DAY. UPDATED ECM SOFTWARE DOES NOT WORK. RESET CHECK ENGINE MODE SHUTS DOWN OTHER VEHICLE FUNCTIONS. HAVE BEEN TOO CLOSE TO BEING RUN OFF THE INTERSTATE, HIT WHEN ENTERING FROM ON-RAMP, REAR-ENDED IN HEAVY TRAFFIC. NHTSA DOES NOT INVESTIGATE BECAUSE DEATH AND INJURY CANNOT BE LINKED TO FAILURES BECAUSE THE MODULE DOES NOT RECORD ISSUES/FAILURES. THERE IS NO FIX. EVERY DAY YOU GET IN YOUR CAR AND WONDER IF TODAY IS THE DAY YOU DIE BECAUSE YOUR VEHICLE FAILED TO PERFORM AT A CRITICAL MOMENT. NOW VEHICLE SHUT DOWNS WHILE DRIVING ON LEVEL SURFACES, AT CONSTANT SPEED, WITH NO ADDITIONAL DEMANDS. AM INSTALLING CAMS TO RECORD TRAFFIC CONDITIONS AND VEHICLE WARNINGS DISPLAYED ON DASH SINCE ECM DOES NOT RECORD FAILURES. I BELIEVE A THOROUGH INVESTIGATION INTO ALL REAR END COLLISIONS INVOLVING 2018 MALIBUS SHOULD BE CONDUCTED SINCE THE VITAL LINK, THE ECM RECORD, HAS BEEN DISABLED BY MANUFACTURER.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

July 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11341437
Consumer Location: TUCSON, AZ
VIN: 1G1ZD5ST7JF****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE A 2018 CHEVROLET MALIBU AND I HAVE TROUBLE PUTTING THE CAR INTO PARK. THE PROBLEM IS THE GEAR SELECTOR SWITCH. WHEN YOU PUT THE CAR FROM DRIVE INTO PARK A METAL BAR PUSHES UP ONTO A BLUE BUTTON WHICH SENDS A SIGNAL TO THE CAR'S COMPUTER THAT THE CAR IS NOW IN PARK. I SPOKE TO A DEALER AND THEY TOLD ME THAT 2017,2018 AND 2019 MALIBU'S ARE KNOWN FOR THIS PROBLEM AND IT WOULD BE $900 TO CORRECT THE DEALER KNEW WHAT IT WAS BEFORE I EVEN FINISHED TELLING THEM ABOUT THE PROBLEM.I NEVER KNOW IF THE IS IN PARK

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

July 21, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11341012
Consumer Location: SAN DIEGO, CA
VIN: 1G1ZD5ST7JF****

Summary of Complaint

ON THE FREEWAY GOING ABOUT 70MPH.ENGINE POWER REDUCED LIGHT CAME ON. MY SPEED DROPPED TO 20MPH. VERY SCARY ESPECIALLY WITH A CHILD IN THE CAR. GLAD IT WAS NOT HEAVY TRAFFIC. I WENT TO AUTOZONE. (ERROR CODE P2138)...I CALLED THE WARRANTY DEPARTMENT AND IT IS NOT COVERED.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

March 07, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11330080
Consumer Location: SAN ANTONIO, TX
VIN: 1G1ZD5ST7JF****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN PUTTING THE VEHICLE IN PARK, A MESSAGE COMES ON THE DASH SAYING 'SHIFT TO PARK'. THE VEHICLE IS ALREADY IN PARK, BUT THE CAR DOESN'T PICK THAT UP. IT IS A KNOWN CHEVY ISSUE THAT THEY HAVE YET TO RECALL. HAPPENS ALMOST EVERY TIME I DRIVE. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE

May 28, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11326517
Consumer Location: TOLLESON, AZ
VIN: 1G1ZD5ST7JF****

Summary of Complaint

ONCE MY CAR IS STOPPED AND I SHIFT TO 'P'(PARK) AND I TRY TO TURN OFF MY VEHICLE IT STILL GIVES ME THE 'SHIFT TO PARK' MESSAGE. THE SHIFT GEAR HAS PREVIOUSLY BEEN REPLACED BY THE CAR DEALERSHIP. HOWEVER AND UNFORTUNATELY, IT STARTED TO DO IT AGAIN. IT HAS UNDER 36,000 MILES ON IT AND WE THOUGHT THE ISSUE HAD BEEN FIXED ALREADY BUT IT STARTED TO DO IT AGAIN LESS THEN A YEAR LATER. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL ENGINE

May 02, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11325558
Consumer Location: POMONA, CA
VIN: 1G1ZD5ST7JF****

Summary of Complaint

AUTO STOP JUST STOPED WORKING ALSO WHEN I PUT IT ON PARK IT SHOWS 'SHIFT TO PARK' BUT THE VEHICLE IS ON PARK ALREADY. *TR

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