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2.1

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,667 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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2008 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #6

Feb 152015

Malibu

  • 118,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed and attempting to adjust the front driver's seat, a noise emitted from the motor of the seat as it leaned towards the right. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the seat frame needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 118,000.

- Hemet , CA, USA

problem #5

Feb 182015

Malibu

  • 59,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while seated on the front driver's side seat, it unexpectedly collapsed towards the right and the seat belt anchor detached. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the seat bracket fractured. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 59,000.

- Arborn, IN, USA

problem #4

Nov 122014

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
Driver side seat frame broke, head gaskets failed.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #3

Jan 162013

Malibu

  • 70,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the front driver seat failed. The dealer stated that the front driver seat needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired with a used replacement seat. The contact stated that the replacement seat made an unusual sound when it was adjusted. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

- Mckeesport , PA, USA

problem #2

Mar 132012

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
Drivers seat defected. The metal bracket that secure the seat broke, casing the seat not to slide forward or back, up or down. Also the seat padding and cover to separate from the seat molden. Took vehicle to Buick car service department. They said this was the second time they heard of this and wanted to charge E six hundred for the repairs stating they would pick up the other six hundred. At the time the vehicle was still under warranty and they was repairing the transmission that also went out on a vehicle. The vehicle at the time was less then five years old..

- Wyoming, MI, USA

problem #1

Jun 092012

Malibu

  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while driving approximately 60 mph, the front driver's seat unexpectedly collapsed towards the direction of the arm rest. The vehicle was maneuvered to the shoulder of the road. The contact waited a brief moment and then resumed driving cautiously. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who stated that the seat bracket fractured. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 55,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

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