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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
84,000 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.

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.

2010 Chevrolet Malibu electrical problems

electrical problem

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2010 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 032014

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 84,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact entered the parked vehicle and noticed a burn mark on the driver's side seat back rest. The defect was caused by a high voltage of heat that penetrated through the seat overnight. The heated seat had been activated when the vehicle was in operation prior to the failure. There were wires visible in the burned hole that was in the back rest. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 84,000. Updated 4/1/14 the dealer inspected the vehicle, and acknowledged the wires had shorted and burned out. Updated 04/23/14

- Portsmith, VA, USA

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