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Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,434 miles

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2010 Chevrolet Malibu seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2010 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #3

May 242013

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 19,803 miles


2010 Chevrolet Malibu. Attorney representing consumers writes in regards to vehicle front passenger air bag and seat belt malfunction. The consumer was rear ended, which in turn caused him to rear end the vehicle in front of him. As a result of the impact, the consumers wife sustained a very serious closed head injury when her head struck the windshield, despite the fact she was a wearing her seat belt and the vehicle was equipped with frontal air bags that did not deploy. At the time of the accident, the consumer was stopped and despite the fact, he was approximately 1/2 to one car length behind the other vehicle. The front of the consumers vehicle struck the rear of the other vehicle moving it after impact. The vehicle was declared a total loss.

- Washington, PA, USA

problem #2

Jul 192010


  • 1,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving 40 mph the other driver crossed over the lane and crashed into the contacts vehicle head on. The driver frontal and passenger air bags failed to deploy. The driver, front passenger, and rear passenger seat belts failed to restrain the occupants. The driver sustained injuries to her head, arm and fingers. The passenger in the front seat sustained injuries to her face, a broken finger, and the passenger in the rear seat sustained injuries to the back, arm, and head. The Michigan police report number 9217521 was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The failure and the current mileages were 1,000.

- Brighton , MI, USA

problem #1

Jun 012010


  • 10,500 miles
2010 Malibu; I've had it just over 3 months; air bag light continually lit up; took to dealership; I've waited over a week; they ordered 5 modules to replace safety air bag system; to replace they had to remove both front seats; cut the tracks of the seats out; order new tracks and has to weld them back in the car; how safe is this car going to be at this point? I only wish for a different car at this point as I have 2 year old that I Transport in this car and do not feel safe even with them replacing all the modules.

- Huber Heights, OH, USA

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