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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,100 miles

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2009 Chevrolet Malibu body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2009 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 112010

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 50 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that when the sun would shine on the chrome interior of the vehicle, the contact would become blinded by the reflection and glare. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where they advised him that there were no repairs that could have been made to stop the glare of the chrome. The dealer advised that they were unable to modify the actual design of the vehicle. The manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 50. Updated 02/03/12 updated 02/22/12 updated 03/01/12

- Claremont, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 092010


  • 42,000 miles
Vehicle remote failure after use. According to the dealer the remote fails because the solder connection deteriorates.

- Goldsboro, NC, USA

problem #1

Nov 092008

Malibu 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 250 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving, the glare from the dash displayed onto the windshield. As a result, visibility was greatly reduced. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection; however, they stated that there was no remedy. The failure and current mileages were 250. Updated 12-04-08 updated 12/10/08.

- Hyattsville, MD, USA

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