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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
90,028 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2007 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #9

Jan 012014


  • 149,457 miles


Air bag warning lite stays on.

- Meridian, MS, USA

problem #8

Oct 312015


  • 129,394 miles
On Oct. 31st I was driving my car and turned on the seat heater. A few seconds later I noticed the seat got extremely hot so I quickly turned it off. When I got out of my car there was a hole in my seat where the heater is!

- Sylmar, CA, USA

problem #7

Sep 012015


  • 78,000 miles
A squeaking sound is coming from the driver's side seat whenever I am sitting in the seat. The seat squeaks worse when the car is being driven. Upon examination it was discovered that the seat frame was broken at the point where the seat belt buckle anchors to the seat frame. The car has never been in an accident and is well maintained. This appears to be a common problem with Chevrolet Malibu, Pontiac G6 and Saturn aura models:

- Madison, WI, USA

problem #6

May 052015


  • 167,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. While the vehicle was parked, a burning odor emitted inside of the vehicle. In addition, there was smoke underneath the front driver seat. The contact extinguished the smoke. A police and a fire report were filed and no injuries were reported. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 167,000.

- Redline, PA, USA

problem #5

Nov 072013

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 84,000 miles
Service air bag warning goes on continually. Dealer says they will not repair as a safety problem but will charge me over $750 to repair. I feel this should be repaired by GM. Have been driving for over a year with this condition.

- Elgin, IL, USA

problem #4

Jul 052013


  • 159,000 miles
Service air bag light had come on. Took into shop they told me it was a notorious on the 2007 Malibu and not to worry about it...... still makes me feel very nervous to the fact what if I am driving down the highway and it blows out at me causing me to have a head on accident!!!! now on April 3, 2014 I was driving to work and my drivers seat broke! it totally just broke while I was driving! I mean wth I am a 5'7 female that weighs 155 lbs! I am the only one who drives my car! there should be no reason my seat broke! I know have to have the service station in town look at it and see what if anything can be done!!! I have seen other complaints on here also from other Malibu owners where their seats just broke also!!!! this could be deadly!!!! I am not happy at all and don't believe I will ever purchase another Chevrolet vehicle again in my life!!!! I contacted GM about my seat yesterday and the guy put me on hold contacted the nearest GM shop to me got the service manager on a 3 way call and hung up!! I explained my problem to him and he said that would be my dime.... he could certainly look at it for me but to replace the seat would be very costly to me! how the heck am I suppose to drive when my seat sits like a rocking chair!!!!

- Broerville, MN, USA

problem #3

Apr 232012

Malibu 4-cyl

  • miles


I own a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu lt, purchased new from a dealership in sylvania Ohio in September of 2007. Some time in 2012, the service air bag light began coming on intermittently, but was not consistently a problem. Later, the light indicating if a passenger was present would either not turn on when a passenger was present, or remain on after a passenger had exited the vehicle; this, too, was an inconsistent problem. Upon vehicle inspection by the dealership, I was told that the passenger presence senor was "malfunctioning", which indicates that the air bag system is not working properly. When asked what might cause this issue, I was told that "it just happens sometimes", which suggests to me there may be a manufacturing defect with the part.

- Toledo, OH, USA

problem #2

Nov 232011

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 43,400 miles
While pulling out of a parking lot I felt my driver seat drop and made a noise. My seat was not in same position and when I attempted to reset the position I noticed that the entire left side of my seat was not secure any longer to the frame and when shifting weight or turning the vehicle the seat would force me to the right side. I am the only driver, back & forth to work, 43400 miles, ridiculous and dangerous to have this happen not to mention very costly (approx 1100.00). I have notified GM and asked for follow up on this, so far nothing. This is definitely a structural failure of some kind that GM needs to resolve.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #1

Sep 082010

(reported on)


  • miles
2007 Chevrolet Malibu. Consumer states seat malfunctioned while driving the consumer stated as his wife turned the corner, there was a loud snap and she slid about six inches down in the seat. The dealer informed the consumer the seat track bracket was broken, and the only thing they could do was replace the seat at a cost of $800.

- Cadott, WI, USA

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