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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,571 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.

2011 Chevrolet Malibu lights problems

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2011 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #7

Sep 202016


  • miles


The driver side low beam light continue to blow, I have replaced the bulb 5 times and also replace a burnt-out wire but the bulb has blown again and it's getting very expensive.

- Flora, MS, USA

problem #6

Jun 202015


  • miles
Takata recall...I have had problems with this electronic stability control/traction control for almost 2 years had it repaired once and now its doing the same thing also my head light on the passage side keep going out.

- Meridian, MS, USA

problem #5

Jun 262016


  • miles
My car has been having problems all year. I called and spoke with someone who in return was suppose to call cannon motors in oxford, ms to have the front head light on the driver side fixed because it was on recall. My father has replaced it 3 times and it keeps going out so the car was taken to cannon today and now its a different story. They was talking about charging $75 then they changed it to $500 to fix a headlight. I know the is an electrical problem going on with my car.

- Oxford, MS, USA

problem #4

Feb 202014

Malibu 4-cyl

  • miles


2011 Chevrolet Malibu experienced problems associated with the electronic stability control and was not drivable. The consumer experienced a problem associated with the electronic stability control/ the check engine and ESC lights illuminated. The vehicle would loose acceleration and the ability to accelerate while in motion. The consumer believed the problem she experienced, was the direct result of recall 14V252000. The consumer was informed, the repair that was performed, was not covered by the recall.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #3

Mar 012014

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles
2011 Chevrolet Malibu. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle body control module connection system recall notice. The consumer stated the dealer did not inform him of any recall. The vehicle would not start. Each time, he went to the dealer, they stated nothing was wrong. On once occasion, in March 2014, the vehicle accelerated on its own. The consumer voluntarily surrendered the vehicle to the bank.

- Jersey City, NJ, USA

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problem #2

Aug 272014


  • miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact received notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control). The contact stated that the dealer was contacted twice and was informed that the part was not available. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was not available.

- Statesboro, GA, USA

problem #1

Oct 152012

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 32,000 miles
At random when driving down the road the radio will switch to aux. You can touch the dash on the side or around the radio and it will go back to radio. It will also switch sometimes when you put the car in drive, or turn on windshield wipers. You have to bump the side of the dash or the area around the radio for it to switch back also there is a noise where the steering is that sounds like something is knocking around under the car, and my dash lights sometimes will wait until I have driven several blocks before they come on. The rattling or knocking noise that is heard in the front on the drivers side really bothers me that something is ready to fall off or break. In October of 2012 I also had to replace turn signal lamps on the driver side rear I wouldn't think they should go out that quick.

- Lawton, OK, USA

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