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3.2

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,000 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.

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2007 Chevrolet Malibu brakes problems

brakes problem

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2007 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #5

May 042013

Malibu

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the ABS and the traction control indicators illuminated intermittently. The contact also mentioned that the brake pedal was extremely difficult to depress and required excessive force. The failures occurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact attempted to have the vehicle repaired according to NHTSA campaign number: 14V252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control), but the part was not available. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and was unable to confirm when the part would become available to remedy the vehicle. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- Dorchester, MA, USA

problem #4

Aug 112014

Malibu

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving approximately 25 mph, the contact depressed the brake pedal and the vehicle began to shudder lightly. The contact proceeded to drive the vehicle and the "service electronic stability control" and "service traction control" warning indicators illuminated. The dealer was unable to diagnose the cause of the failure. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control). The dealer was uncertain about when the parts would be available. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- Paulsboro, NJ, USA

problem #3

Jul 312014

Malibu

  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the traction control and ABS sensors illuminated intermittently. The vehicle swayed and the suspension was unstable. An independent mechanic was unable to duplicate the failures. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control); however, the parts needed for the repair were unavailable. The manufacturer was notified and did not know when the parts would arrive. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #2

Sep 012011

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Noticed after I first purchased the vehicle that when ever pulling into traffic or just accelerating quickly at all the power steering will go out causing the wheel to be "straightened" back up which yanks the car really hard causing for quick correction which can lead to over correction and then a wreck. Very dangerous in the rain or snowy/icy conditions since it yanks the wheel back straight and causes the car to slide. When this happens you can hear audible clicking noise coming from the column and sometimes even the warning dinging that the traction control failed. Seriously needs to be fixed because eventually it will cause wrecks and quite frankly deaths! very frightening when this happens! and apparently its not just my car.

- Buford , GA, USA

problem #1

Sep 012013

Malibu 4-cyl

  • miles
2007 Chevrolet Malibu. Consumer writes in regards to driver door lock malfunction caused by poor wire connection and consumer seeks reimbursement for repairs. The consumer stated while driving, the tire traction light illuminated and he was unable to turn it off, and then the check engine light illuminated. He was also unable to use the speed control setting, during that time. When he arrived home, he was unable to get out of the vehicle, because the driver door auto lock wouldn't operate properly. Two days later, when he put the vehicle into drive, the driver side door didn't lock automatically, but all the other locks worked properly. The dealer informed the consumer the harness came loose and it caused the wiring under the driver's seat to chaff and expose the wiring which then touched each other and caused the malfunction. He further advised that, as part of the repair, the harness and wiring were moved over from its original location so that the problem would never occur again.

- Audubon, NJ, USA

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