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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,605 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 lights problems

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2010 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #9

Nov 042016

Malibu

  • 195,141 miles

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

The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving various speeds, the contact depressed the brake pedal and the brake lights failed to illuminate. The brake lights activated after a few seconds. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where a technician found a damaged terminal behind the BCM. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 195,141.

- Old Bridge, NJ, USA

problem #8

May 302016

Malibu

  • 24,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving at any speed, the brake lights remained illuminated. When the brake pedal was depressed, the brake lights turned off. The contact stated that "service ESC" and "traction control is off " appeared on the instrument panel. Also, the steering and accelerator pedal felt heavy and the vehicle slowed down. The issue recurred numerous times. The contact stated that the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control) and was repaired in 2014. The failure recurred. The dealer and manufacturer were notified. The vehicle was not repaired again. The approximate failure mileage was 24,000.

- Elyria, OH, USA

problem #7

Apr 052016

Malibu

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the traction control light kept illuminating and the brake lights remained illuminated when the brakes had not been applied. The vehicle was not inspected nor diagnosed, but the dealer was notified. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000. Updated 09/27/16

- Altoona, PA, USA

problem #6

Jun 172014

Malibu

  • 56,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving various speeds, the brake lights remained illuminated. In addition, when the brake pedal was depressed, the brake lights failed to illuminate. The vehicle was taken to a dealer on multiple occasions, but the contact was unsure of which part was replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure persisted. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 56,000.

- Laurinburg, NC, USA

problem #5

Jun 092014

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 78,000 miles
My service ESC/service traction control indicator was flashing. It caused my car to stall, then the engine died in the middle of the road with traffic approaching behind me. I have had this problem before and it caused my brake lights to illuminate when not depressed and go off when the brakes were pressed. I am not sure if this was happening also as it was light outside and I could not see. The car started afterward and still periodically stalls or dies when the service ESC/service traction control indicator lights up. As of 6-13-14, I have not received notice that my VIN is affected by the latest recall for the brake light problem.

- Pineville, LA, USA

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problem #4

Feb 192014

Malibu

  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the brake lights remained illuminated while driving and dimmed during braking. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or mechanic. The manufacturer was notified. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 65,000.

- Parker City, IN, USA

problem #3

Jun 042014

Malibu

  • 36,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated while driving approximately 35 mph, the brakes lights failed to illuminate when the brake pedal was depressed. In addition, the brake lights illuminated independently. The contact also experienced difficulty disengaging the cruise control and the ESC warning indicator illuminated. The failures recurred sporadically. There was a recall related to the failures under NHTSA campaign id number 14V252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control) however, the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure was 36,000.

- Elizabeth City, NC, USA

problem #2

May 032013

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 89,500 miles
The brake lights do not come on when the brake pedal is pressed. They stay on as if I am always applying the brakes. When I press the pedal they go off. I understand there may be a recall but when I called local Chevrolet dealerships there is no recall on my VIN. Basically the brake lights work in reverse order. I understand this is a problem with many of these vehicles, why is there no recall from the GMC to correct this hazard which could result is a serious accident. I have had 3 new brake sensors installed at the GM dealerships.. 2 of them.. it is not the brake sensor and the costs continue to rise each time I take it in for a new sensor.

- Summerville, GA, USA

problem #1

Sep 202013

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 66,800 miles
The brake lights do not come on when the brake pedal is pressed. They stay on as if I am always applying the brakes. When I press the pedal they go off. I understand there may be a recall but when I called local Chevrolet dealerships there is no recall on my VIN. Basically the brake lights work in reverse order. I understand this is a problem with many of these vehicles, why is there no recall from the GMC to correct this hazard which could result is a serious accident.

- Damascus, MD, USA

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