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2.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,483 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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2011 Chevrolet Malibu brakes problems

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2011 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #12

Aug 112015

Malibu

  • 125,333 miles

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

The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving various speeds, the vehicle shook violently and the ESC and traction control warning indicators remained illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 125,333.

- Erin, TN, USA

problem #11

Feb 102016

Malibu

  • 123,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving approximately 45 mph, the engine stalled and the vehicle shook violently. The traction and service ESC warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle did not restart. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 123,000. The VIN was unavailable. Updated 05/11/16

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #10

Sep 252015

Malibu

  • miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving at various speeds, the check engine, electronic stability control, traction control, and electric power steering warning lights illuminated. The vehicle failed to accelerate when the accelerator pedal was depressed. In addition, in rainy weather conditions, water leaked through the hood onto the brake lever and the steering wheel seized. The contact pulled over and restarted the vehicle, but the failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #9

Jan 302015

Malibu

  • 40,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving at 20 mph, the vehicle lost power. The ESC, check engine, and traction control warning lights illuminated. "engine power reduced" was displayed across the message board. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who diagnosed that the throttle body assembly needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure persisted. The vehicle was then taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the throttle body assembly needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 40,000.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #8

Oct 262015

Malibu

  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving at 55 mph, the ESC warning light illuminated. Suddenly, the diminishing engine power and traction control warning lights illuminated and the vehicle would not accelerate. The contact depressed the accelerator pedal, but the vehicle failed to respond. The vehicle was shut off and restarted; however, the service engine warning light remained illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 54,000. Updated 1/15/16

- Berlin, NH, USA

problem #7

Jun 102015

Malibu

  • 109,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle shook violently and the service electronic stability control, service traction, and engine power reduced warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 109,000.

- Grand Rapids , MI, USA

problem #6

Apr 142015

Malibu

  • 100,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while driving approximately 45 mph, the vehicle decelerated to approximately 10 mph and the ESC and traction control sensor lights illuminated. After stopping the vehicle and restarting the engine, the failure continued to occur. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Haslett, TX, USA

problem #5

Feb 132015

Malibu

  • 66,000 miles
While driving approximately 15 mph, the vehicle lost acceleration and the ESC, traction control, and reduced power warning lights came on.

- Yazoo City, MS, USA

problem #4

Nov 042013

Malibu

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact indicated that the ESC sensor, traction control sensor, and the engine reduced power warning sensor illuminated several times. The contact mentioned that the failure mainly happened during cold weather. The vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14V252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control). The recall failed to remedy the failure. In addition, the contact stated that while traveling approximately 70 mph, the vehicle started to shake violently and drastically reduced to 10 mph which made operating the vehicle extremely difficult. The vehicle was merged over to the side of the road. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

- Robbinsonville, NC, USA

problem #3

Sep 242014

Malibu

  • 70,909 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the service traction warning light illuminated as the vehicle stalled. Also, the contact stated the check engine light illuminated. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 70,909.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #2

Mar 222013

Malibu

  • 51,000 miles
I was driving down the road at 50 miles per hour and the ABS, traction control, and ESC service lights went on the dashboard. Felt a small jerk in the car and then it continued to drive normally lights remained on.

- Manhattan , KS, USA

problem #1

Nov 242010

Malibu

  • 550 miles
I purchased a 2011 Malibu from champion Chevrolet in austin, tx in November 2010. The car was delivered to me with a known defective ebcm (electronic brake control module). They had the part on order and didn't tell me. I found out a couple of days later when I had a traction control failure indication and was informed that it would continue to fail until the module was replaced. The module was replaced and still had a traction control/ABS failure. Later I had to have the car towed to the dealer. The connector on the ebcm had a pushed pin from the module replacement. The car was kept there a week looking for the traction control/ABS failure and a hydraulic pressure control module was replaced. This left the brakes feeling soft/mushy..more travel. Tried to get a replacement vehicle but dealer wouldn't help me unless I was willing to take a $6000 lost on the month old Malibu. Complained to GM but all they said was that the dealer fixed the car. Offered some oil changes. In January decided to go ahead and take hit on this Malibu and because of current incentives traded it for another Malibu.

- Austin, TX, USA

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