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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
350 miles

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2010 Chevrolet Malibu body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2010 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 012013


  • miles


Water leaks inside the car when it rains outside or when I go through a car wash. The issue wasn't detected at the time of purchase however it was noticed several months later during a period of frequent and heavy rain. The issue began with water dripping only near the brake pedal, however over time the issue has spread to an area between the driver's door and front windshield. Water now leaks from both areas when it rains and/or when I drive through a car wash. If I park on an incline, sometimes the water will drain from the car. Also, the water has stained my interior, leaves a moldy smell and over time I will assume that the issue will spread even further or may damage the interior roof. Because water leaks from above, it soaks all of the buttons on the door (windows, locks, etc) as well as the button to heat the seat - hopefully that does not create an electrical issue.

- Lithonia, GA, USA

problem #1

Jul 142010

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 700 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph with the rear windows opened, there was a pressure build up in the cabin causing her to become nauseous. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician stated that the vehicle was working up to specifications and could not be altered. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 700. The current mileage was 23,500. Updated 8/11/14 updated 09/5/2014

- Peoria, IL, USA

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