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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,666 miles

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2011 Chevrolet Malibu seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2011 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #27

May 012016

Malibu

  • 66,140 miles

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

The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving 25 mph, the front driver side seat belt loosened. The contact had to readjust the seat belt to make it tight. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who repaired the vehicle under NHTSA campaign number: 15V269000 (seat belts); however, the failure recurred. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 66,140. Updated 07/22/16

- West Warwick, RI, USA

problem #26

Jun 152015

Malibu

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving 20 mph, the contact's vehicle was rear ended by another vehicle. The air bags did not deploy and the seat belt did not properly restrain the contact. The contact sustained a head injury that required medical attention. A police report was filed and the vehicle was towed. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #25

Jun 192015

Malibu

  • miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V269000 (seat belts); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Brick, NJ, USA

problem #24

Jan 142016

Malibu

  • miles

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

I was stop at a red light and my dash read service airbag. I started to drive off and the dash started flashing service airbag. When in motion and as I start ignition. Also my seatbelt sometimes lock or not lock and is very loose as I adjust seat.

- Lamar, MS, USA

problem #23

Jan 092016

Malibu

  • miles
I took my 2011 Chevrolet Malibu in for GM recall #15031, NHTSA recall # 15V269. This is how my front passenger seat belt was returned to me after the service was done by mall Chevrolet in cherry hill, NJ. The front passenger belt is completely unsafe as installed by mall Chevrolet in cherry hill, NJ.

- Haddon Township, NJ, USA

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problem #22

Jun 212015

Malibu

  • miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V269000 (seat belts); however, the parts to do the repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Waxhaw, NC, USA

problem #21

Jun 152015

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V269000 (seat belts); however, the part to do the recall repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 02/10/16

- Plankinton, SD, USA

problem #20

Jun 012015

Malibu 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu. When the contact sat behind the wheel, he pulled the seat belt to restrain himself and the tensioner cable fractured and became detached from the vehicle. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V269000 (seat belts), however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 85,000. Updated 02/12/16

- Waco, TX, USA

problem #19

Jun 012015

Malibu

  • miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V269000 (seat belts) however, the part for the recall was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Niles, IL, USA

problem #18

Oct 212015

Malibu

  • 35,000 miles
The flexible steel cable that connects the safety belt to the vehicle at the outside of the front outboard seating positions has fatigued and separated over time as a result of occupant movement into the seat. This recall is a disgrace! when will a remedy be found so this can be fixed?

- Madawaska, ME, USA

problem #17

Oct 142015

Malibu

  • 119,000 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 approximately 35 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact noticed that there was smoke coming from the vehicle and then the vehicle caught fire. The contact mentioned that the fire initiated on the trunk near the fuse box. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle was also included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V269000 (seat belts) and 14V252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control) but the remedy was not available for several months. The approximate failure mileage was 119,000.

- Kouts, IN, USA

problem #16

May 152015

Malibu

  • miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V269000 (seat belts); however, the part to the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Bethel , CT, USA

problem #15

Jun 012015

Malibu

  • miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V269000 (seat belts); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Essex, MD, USA

problem #14

Jun 012015

Malibu

  • miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V269000 (seat belts) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Wheaton, IL, USA

problem #13

Jun 152015

Malibu

  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the seat belt was bent since the vehicle was purchased. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V269000 (seat belts); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 45,000. Updated 11/19/15

- Gulfport, MS, USA

problem #12

May 062015

Malibu

  • 30,000 miles
GM issued a recall for my 2011 Chevrolet Malibu on May 6, 2015. It is now mid September 2015 and they have not remedied the problem.

- Madawaska, ME, USA

problem #11

Jun 052015

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu. While the vehicle was parked, it was discovered that the driver side safety belt cable sleeve was fractured. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V269000 (seat belts), however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 20,000. The VIN was not available. Updated 11/09/15

- Maple Wood, NJ, USA

problem #10

Jun 092015

Malibu

  • miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V269000 (seat belts) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #9

Jun 152015

Malibu

  • miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 15V269000 (seat belts) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. MA 10/22/2015

- Mounds, OK, USA

problem #8

May 062015

Malibu

  • miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V269000 (seat belts) however, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair and that a representative of the manufacturer advised that part of the delay was because the manufacturer had not figured out how to remedy the problem. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- West Paim Beach, FL, USA

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