2013 Chevrolet Malibu

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Available in 8 styles:  2013 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan shown
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Starting MSRP
$21,995–$29,700

Estimated MPG

21–25 city / 30–37 hwy




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Malibu

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

Recall number: 13V566000
Recall date: 11/13/2013

Problem Summary:

GENERAL MOTORS LLC (GM) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013 CHEVROLET MALIBU VEHICLES MANUFACTURED OCTOBER 25, 2011, THROUGH JUNE 29, 2012 AND EQUIPPED WITH THE 8-WAY POWER ADJUSTABLE FRONT SEAT FEATURE. THE WIRING HARNESS FOR THE POWER SEAT MAY CONTACT THE SEAT FRAME WHICH MAY CHAFE THE HARNESS.

Consequence:

IF THE HARNESS IS CHAFFED ENOUGH TO EXPOSE THE WIRES, A SHORT CIRCUIT COULD OCCUR, RESULTING UNINTENDED MOVEMENT OF THE SEAT, THE SEAT TO BECOME INOPERATIVE, SPARKING UNDER THE SEAT, FLICKERING LIGHTS, SMOKE, OR POSSIBLY A FIRE.

Corrective Action:

GM WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE WIRE HARNESS AND REPAIR AND SECURE IT AS NECESSARY, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN EARLY DECEMBER 2013. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GM AT 1-800-521-7300. GM'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 13342.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 10/25/2011 and 06/29/2012.


SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:POWER ADJUST

Recall number: 13V566000
Recall date: 11/13/2013

Problem Summary:

GENERAL MOTORS LLC (GM) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013 CHEVROLET MALIBU VEHICLES MANUFACTURED OCTOBER 25, 2011, THROUGH JUNE 29, 2012 AND EQUIPPED WITH THE 8-WAY POWER ADJUSTABLE FRONT SEAT FEATURE. THE WIRING HARNESS FOR THE POWER SEAT MAY CONTACT THE SEAT FRAME WHICH MAY CHAFE THE HARNESS.

Consequence:

IF THE HARNESS IS CHAFFED ENOUGH TO EXPOSE THE WIRES, A SHORT CIRCUIT COULD OCCUR, RESULTING UNINTENDED MOVEMENT OF THE SEAT, THE SEAT TO BECOME INOPERATIVE, SPARKING UNDER THE SEAT, FLICKERING LIGHTS, SMOKE, OR POSSIBLY A FIRE.

Corrective Action:

GM WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE WIRE HARNESS AND REPAIR AND SECURE IT AS NECESSARY, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN EARLY DECEMBER 2013. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GM AT 1-800-521-7300. GM'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 13342.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 10/25/2011 and 06/29/2012.


ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Recall number: 13V173000
Recall date: 05/06/2013

Problem Summary:

GENERAL MOTORS (GM) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 AND 2013 BUICK LACROSSE AND REGAL, AND MODEL YEAR 2013 CHEVROLET MALIBU ECO VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH EASSIST. THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE A CONDITION IN WHICH THE GENERATOR CONTROL MODULE (GCM) MAY NOT FUNCTION PROPERLY. THIS COULD CAUSE A GRADUAL LOSS OF BATTERY CHARGE AND THE ILLUMINATION OF THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGHT.

Consequence:

IF THE VEHICLE IS CONTINUED TO BE DRIVEN, THE ENGINE MAY STALL AND/OR THE VEHICLE MAY NOT START. IN ADDITION, THERE MAY BE A BURNING OR MELTING ODOR, SMOKE, AND POSSIBLY A FIRE IN THE TRUNK.

Corrective Action:

GM WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL TEST THE GCM AND REPLACE IT, AS NECESSARY, FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED A NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GM AT 1-800-521-7300. GM'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 13136.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 06/21/2011 and 11/15/2012.


SUSPENSION:REAR

Recall number: 13V024000
Recall date: 01/23/2013

Problem Summary:

GENERAL MOTORS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013 CHEVROLET MALIBU VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED DECEMBER 6, 2011, THROUGH JANUARY 15, 2013. ONE OR MORE REAR SUSPENSION BOLTS MAY NOT HAVE BEEN TIGHTENED TO THE SPECIFIED TORQUE. THIS MAY LEAD TO SUDDEN CHANGES IN VEHICLE HANDLING.

Consequence:

SUDDEN CHANGES IN VEHICLE HANDLING MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

GENERAL MOTORS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND RETIGHTEN THE BOLTS AS NECESSARY, FREE OF CHARGE. OWNER NOTIFICATIONS HAVE ALREADY BEGUN AND WILL BE COMPLETED SHORTLY. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GENERAL MOTORS AT 1-800-521-7300.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 12/06/2011 and 07/25/2012.


ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE

Recall number: 12V224000
Recall date: 05/18/2012

Problem Summary:

GENERAL MOTORS (GM) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013 CHEVROLET MALIBU VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM OCTOBER 24, 2011, THROUGH MARCH 31, 2012. AFTER AN EVENT OF HARD BRAKING, THE SENSING AND DIAGNOSTIC MODULE (SDM) MAY RESET ITSELF.

Consequence:

IF THIS OCCURS DURING AN AGGRESSIVE TURNING MANEUVER, AND THEN AFTERWARDS A POTENTIAL VEHICLE ROLLOVER EVENT IS SENSED, THE ROOF RAIL AIRBAG MAY UNINTENTIONALLY DEPLOY. ADDITIONALLY, THE AIR BAGS AND/OR SEATBELT PRETENSIONERS MAY NOT DEPLOY DURING A SEVERE CRASH, INCREASING THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY.

Corrective Action:

GM WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE SDM. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 13, 2012.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 06/13/2012.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 10/24/2011 and 03/31/2012.


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