2012 Chevrolet Malibu consumer reviews

$22,110–$22,200 MSRP range
side view of 2012 Malibu Chevrolet
80% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.2
  • Interior design 4.2
  • Performance 4.0
  • Value for the money 4.1
  • Exterior styling 4.3
  • Reliability 4.2
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1.6

Worst car I’ve ever owned

In my research I’ve noticed thousands of people who have purchased this car and all have the same issue of the car starting when ot wants to. If GM is going to recall something they need to recall this Make and model because this is a common issue. I just got a whole brand new engine and its still starting when it wants to

1.0

NOT AT ALL

THIS VEHICLE HAS A BIG ISSUE ON THE RELAY FOR THE FUEL PUMP THERE ARE THOUSAND OF COMPLAINTS BUT NO RECALLS. IT SHUT OFF WHEN DRIVING AND I HAVVE REPLACED TWO FUSE BOXES AND 7 RELAY'S TO GET IT TURN ON YOU HAVE TO SHACK THE WIRE'S???? AND THATS SOMETIMES. PLEASE RECAL THJIS ISSUE

1.9

Worst purchase Ive ever made

Let me start by saying I’ve been a loyal Chevy customer for over 20yrs until I bough this 2012 Malibu, I will never buy another Chevy. I bought this car brand new 5/12/12. I’ve had nothing but recalls and problems. This car sat for 2 years and didn’t run, before that I’d be driving and the car would turn itself off, I would have to disconnect and reconnect the battery to get it to go a few more miles just to have to disconnect and reconnect the battery so I could get it somewhere to park it. I called GM headquarters to try and get help and they told me it wasn’t their problem. I work in the insurance industry and a lot of my clients that own these cars are having the same problems. This car has done nothing but cost me a xxxx ton of money and it’s still under 100,000 miles. DO NOT PURCHASE A MALIBU!!!

3.0

Car has finally made it to the 8 year mark.

This Vehicle is for the cheap. Only been 8 years and experienced numerous problems. The steering is so difficult. It's like playing tug of war every turn. The driver has no space. My elbows have no room. I'm 5'10 180. I'm not a big guy. Also the shocks and struts had to swapped at the 6 year mark.

3.0

2012 malibu ls 2.4

The seats aren't very comfortable at all they sit to low and hardly no padding . Dash board is ok . Hard to move around in side the couch. Blind spot h The rear headrest are in the way .for looking in the mirror.out back and quarter panel make looking when backing up impossible..stiff ride.car gets good mileage. The car doesn't need a 6 speed transmission.

5.0

Great car. Extremely low miles engine and trans go

!!!!! NEW ARRIVAL !!!!! Mr Malibu is back with another good one. Extremely low miles, Engine & Transmission like New, Back up camera and touch screen radio with video playing capabilities installed for FREE!!, New tires, AC & heater awesome, Clean Title in hand, Keyless entry with a remote control key included, I can go on and on. Come get you this great deal before someone else beat you to it. Contact me to set up a test drive. Mr Malibu is always here to help anyway I can

3.7

2012 Chevy malibu

Most not safe piece of xxxx like to got me and my baby killed they need to be sued for all of this xxxx there doing

3.0

Wish my new one worked as well as my 2002 and 2009

Do not buy any models after the year of 2012 I've had 2002 2009 2012 2015 2018 2002 still runs great though sad i have to say goodbye...........

1.9

Cheap, cheap and cheap.

The 4cyl engine is underpowered for the 6sp automatic transmission where it is constantly downshifting for any size hill which takes a huge chunk out of gas mileage. My 6cyl 300hp Acura got 5-7 better MPG. Very cheap interior and a well known and documented issue of the welds breaking in drivers seat which GM refused to fix or do anything about. Do yourself a favor and keep looking for something else.

2.7

Has mechanical issues in the engine

It doesn't have the tilted steering wheel . The trunk is not wide enough or deep to put an ice cooler into the trunk space . Can't switch music,etc to back speakers. Mechanics in Chevy Service Depts. dont know how to get the Blue Tooth or phone on steering wheel to work The manual doesn't explain certain details for the car. So, this and Sirrus are worthless in this car. People keep hitting it no matter where I park it in a shopping area. One Key remote is insufficient for 2 people driving it. extra key remote has to be purchased from a Chevy Dealer and cost over $ 100.00. Not the car I thought it would be. I cannot get any type of small size items out if drop between the seat and console its just a struggle. Yes, this car has its pros -n- cons. It has to many mechanical unknown problems without any answers and repair costs are very expensive. I bought this car brand new 2012 and have had mechanical repair costs with unknown results. Chevy dealers and GM refused to take the car back and give me my money . So, I am stuck with this car cause, with the expensive repairs I will not get enough money back to buy even a used car. Unwise decision and I paid cash and lost out on rebates.