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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,143 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2010 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #7

Jun 012010


  • miles


I bought my Malibu new in 2010, shortly atter the service ESC and traction lighrts kept comming on, I took to shop but thsy acted like I was nuts, later I got a recall and took to shop, said was fixed bu two days later same situtation, this has been an ongoing issue for 5 years mot only those but seatbelt come on and service airbags comes on constantly, I wrote to Chevy and all they did was sene me back to Chevy where they charged me and guess what, the problem is occuring, I emailed Chevy again months ago and have still no reply.

- Glassport, PA, USA

problem #6

Oct 142014


  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the front passenger side seat belt failed to latch. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 75,000.

- Flint, MI, USA

problem #5

Dec 202013

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 82,000 miles
Stopped behind traffic and the vehicle behind me did not. Not sure how fast they were going, but fast enough to hit the rear of my car 2 times and push me into the vehicle in front of me. The problem is-- my air bags did not deploy. I am having issues with back and neck since the seat belt did not hold me in place. The drivers seat broke, but the passengers seat belt held, but no air bags.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #4

Mar 242014


  • 63,000 miles


When buckling seat belt it will click but seat belt light stays on I have to try several time for the light to go off. This happens when its warm or hot outside. Only drivers side is effected with this problem.

- Dothan, AL, USA

problem #3

Sep 282013

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 54,000 miles
Child was putting seat belt on and it broke. Seat belt will not retract.

- Coventry, RI, USA

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problem #2

Oct 112012


  • 41,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated whenever the front driver's side seat buckle was engaged, the seat belt warning indicator would remain illuminated as though it was not closed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the defect. The approximate failure failure mileage was 41,000.

- River Grove, IL, USA

problem #1

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

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