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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,230 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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2010 Chevrolet Malibu brakes problems

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2010 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #14

Feb 012016

Malibu 4-cyl

  • miles

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

2010 Chevrolet Malibu. Consumer writes in regards to ESC light continuously illuminating and trac control switch issues. The consumer stated after the part was replaced, the ESC light illuminated again. The consumer continued to report the trac service light was still displayed. The dealer stated it was a possible BCM internal failure. The consumer received a recall notice shortly thereafter regarding an issue with the BCM connection system which could result I a malfunction. One of the symptoms of the problem, as stated in the notice was traction control, electronic stability control, and panic braking assist features, if equipped may be disabled. The vehicle was repaired at no cost to the consumer

- Oakdale, PA, USA

problem #13

Apr 092015

Malibu 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2010 Chevrolet Malibu. Consumer writes in regards to smoke and fumes coming from right front wheel well and extensive damages to the rotor, brake pads and other parts. MA 10/5 the consumer stated the vehicle was towed to the dealer. An inspection revealed, extensive damage to the rotors, brake pads and other parts of the brake system. The dealer was unable to give an explanation for the damage. Updated 02/25/16.

- Bear, DE, USA

problem #12

Jan 012014

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving at various speeds, the service ESC, traction control, and reduced engine power warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle independently lost power. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was not taken in for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 75,000.

- Muskego, WI, USA

problem #11

Jul 162014

Malibu 4-cyl

  • miles

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

2010 Chevrolet Malibu applied brakes and car continued to travel and not stop. On July 16, 2014, the consumer was involved in an accident, due to the above mentioned statement. The vehicle was totaled. The consumer referenced recall # 14V252000.

- Ringgold, GA, USA

problem #10

Sep 242014

Malibu

  • miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control); however, the parts needed to repair the vehicle were unavailable. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Copiague, NY, USA

problem #9

Sep 232014

Malibu

  • miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control) and stated that the parts needed were unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Muscle Shoals , AL, USA

problem #8

Jul 282014

Malibu

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control); however, the parts needed to repair the vehicle were unavailable. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Coeymans Hollow, NY, USA

problem #7

Jul 232014

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 56,000 miles
I noticed while driving one morning my brake lights were illuminated, but I was not depressing the brakes. When I pushed the brake pedal, the brake lights went off. At this very same time when I tried to set the cruise control, it would not allow me to do so. This has been an on-again, off-again issue. Some days it works correctly but other days the same problem persists. I researched online and saw that there was a recall by GM for this exact problem, recall id# 14V252000, but when I called the dealership and they checked my VIN # they said that my car was not under the recall, and that they would have to take my car and see if it happens to them in order to fix it. I read the recall and it is exactly the issue that I am having. Please help and add mine, and I'm sure others, VIN#'s to this recall before something horrible happens!

- Jenison, MI, USA

problem #6

Aug 012014

Malibu 4-cyl

  • miles
2010 Chevrolet Malibu. Consumer writes in regards to brake system recall notice and consumer seeks a loaner vehicle until parts become available. Recall# 14V252000.

- Williamsville, NY, USA

problem #5

Apr 122012

Malibu

  • miles
The brake light comes on when the brake pedal is not being pushed. It doesn't matter if the car is sitting in park or being driven on the highway, the brake light stays on when the pedal is not pushed. When the brake pedal is pushed, the brake light goes off. Not only does that happen but the traction control light on the panel goes off for no apparent reason and stays on. This is a hazard as I have had many close encounters. The first time of the incident my vehicle was under warranty and the dealer applied some kind of lubricant. It worked for about a year then the problem occurred again. I have had an independent mechanic look at the vehicle and he replaced the brake sensor which did not seem to solve the problem. When contacted the Chevrolet dealer where I purchased the vehicle they have told me I would have to pay the diagnostic fee. I explained about the vehicle recall and was told my vehicle was not under recall. What the hell!!! are they waiting for an accident to occur or death before they resolve this problem. I do not think they know what the problem is theirselves. Why should I have to pay them again if this isn't going to be resolved. I am really frustrated with them. Really need this to be resolved.

- Bellflower, CA, USA

problem #4

Oct 252013

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 61,523 miles

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

No accident yet. Brake light stays on or doesn't come on without heavy pedal pressure and goes out when still braking...sometimes does not come on at all...erratic performance of the brake light.

- Port Orchard, WA, USA

problem #3

Jun 012013

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
While driving the service ESC/service traction lights flash. When this happens the brake lights malfunction turning off when the brake pedal is pushed and on while I'm accelerating. Updated 8/22/13

- Royal Oak, MI, USA

problem #2

May 012013

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 54,000 miles
My brake lights are faulty. They remain on while I am driving.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #1

Apr 132010

Malibu

  • 700 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving approximately 35 mph, there was an abnormal grinding coming from the brakes when depressed. The contact also stated there was an increase in stopping distance. The dealer replaced the brake pads. The failure persisted. The vehicle was taken to the dealer four times where the brakes pads were continuously replaced but to no avail. In addition, there was an unusual clicking coming from the front passenger side of the vehicle. The dealer replaced the front axle yet the failure persisted in the front driver side of the vehicle. When applying the brake, there was a loud roar coming from the vehicle and when activating the air conditioning unit, the contact observed anti-freeze expelling from the interior vents. The air bag warning light was also illuminated. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 700 and the current mileage was 7,600.

- Winston-Salem, NC, USA

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