2013 Chevrolet Malibu Recalls

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NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls

  • Recall Number
    16V502000
    Recall Date
    07/05/2016
    Component
    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
    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. Also, certain 2013 Buick Encore, 2011 Buick Regal, 2013-2014 Buick Verano, 2011-2016 Chevrolet Cruze, 2010-2013 Chevrolet Equinox 2013-2015 Chevrolet Malibu, and 2011-2013 GMC Terrain vehicles may have been serviced with similar defective replacement electronic park lock levers. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 114, "Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention."

    Consequence

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

    What Owners Should Do

    GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and if necessary replace the key cylinder lock housing, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, Buiick 1-800-521-7300, and GMC 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 50490 and 50491.

  • Recall Number
    16V502000
    Recall Date
    07/05/2016
    Component
    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
    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. Also, certain 2013 Buick Encore, 2011 Buick Regal, 2013-2014 Buick Verano, 2011-2016 Chevrolet Cruze, 2010-2013 Chevrolet Equinox 2013-2015 Chevrolet Malibu, and 2011-2013 GMC Terrain vehicles may have been serviced with similar defective replacement electronic park lock levers. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 114, "Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention."

    Consequence

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

    What Owners Should Do

    GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and if necessary replace the key cylinder lock housing, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, Buiick 1-800-521-7300, and GMC 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 50490 and 50491.

  • Recall Number
    15V245000
    Recall Date
    04/24/2015
    Component
    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)
    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. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 102, "Transmission Shift Position Sequence, Starter Interlock, and Transmission Braking Effect."

    Consequence

    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.

    What Owners Should Do

    GM has notified owners, and dealers will replace the transmission gear selection control module, free of charge. The recall began on April 20, 2015. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 12162.

  • Recall Number
    15V164000
    Recall Date
    03/23/2015
    Component
    VISIBILITY:SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY
    Summary

    General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles October 24, 2011, to March 5, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the Slide or Tilt switch for the roof panel may not be adequately recessed to prevent the switch from inadvertently being pressed. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 118, "Power-Operated Window, Partition, and Roof Panel Systems."

    Consequence

    The Slide or Tilt roof panel switch may inadvertently be pressed and the roof panel may auto-close unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a pinch injury.

    What Owners Should Do

    GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the Body Control Module (BCM) software to remove auto-close feature for certain switch positions, free of charge. The recall began April 21, 2015. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 15176.

  • Recall Number
    13V566000
    Recall Date
    11/13/2013
    Component
    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
    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.

    What Owners Should Do

    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.

  • Recall Number
    13V566000
    Recall Date
    11/13/2013
    Component
    SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:POWER ADJUST
    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.

    What Owners Should Do

    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.

  • Recall Number
    13V173000
    Recall Date
    05/06/2013
    Component
    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
    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.

    What Owners Should Do

    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.

  • Recall Number
    13V024000
    Recall Date
    01/23/2013
    Component
    SUSPENSION:REAR
    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.

    What Owners Should Do

    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.

  • Recall Number
    12V484000
    Recall Date
    10/04/2012
    Component
    EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TURN SIGNAL
    Summary

    General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Buick Regal and model year 2013 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with two turn signal bulbs in each front turn signal. If one of the two front turn signal bulbs burn out in either front turn signal lamp, there is no indication to the driver. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

    Consequence

    If the driver is not aware that a turn signal is not functioning properly, the driver may continue to drive the vehicle. If half of a front turn signal is not illuminating, other driver's may not be aware that the affected vehicle is turning, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.

    What Owners Should Do

    GM will notify owners, dealers will update the body control module software, free of charge. The recall began in September 2014. Owners may contact Buick at 1-800-521-7300 or Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 12212.

  • Recall Number
    12V224000
    Recall Date
    05/18/2012
    Component
    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE
    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.

    What Owners Should Do

    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.

What Should You Do?

Contact your dealer as soon as possible
Every recall is serious, so it’s important that you contact an authorized service center as soon as possible to make an appointment to get it fixed.