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3.4

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,583 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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2012 Chevrolet Malibu brakes problems

brakes problem

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2012 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #6

May 162016

Malibu

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving various speeds, the traction control and check engine indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. The failure recurred numerous times. While the vehicle was idling, the ESC and traction control were off. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the valve spring failed or fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Donnellson, IA, USA

problem #5

Jun 252016

Malibu

  • 53,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving various speeds, the electronic stability control and traction control system warning lights illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 53,000. The VIN was not provided.

- Lenexa, KS, USA

problem #4

Apr 152016

Malibu

  • 107,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving 40 mph, the vehicle failed to accelerate when the accelerator pedal was depressed. The traction warning light illuminated briefly. In addition, the vehicle stalled without warning and would require multiple attempts to restart. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed, but the cause of the failures was not found. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failures. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 107,000.

- Fogelsville, PA, USA

problem #3

Jan 142016

Malibu

  • 58,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving various speeds, the low traction, service ESC, and low engine power warning lights illuminated. In addition, the vehicle decelerated independently. The failure recurred six times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the throttle cover needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 58,000. Updated 05/11/16

- Bay City, MI, USA

problem #2

Apr 202015

Malibu

  • 19,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving at approximately 45 mph, the service ESC and service traction warning indicators illuminated. On one occasion, the vehicle did not shift out of the park position. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, where it was diagnosed that the brake modulator sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control). The failure mileage was approximately 19,000.

- North Chesterfield , VA, USA

problem #1

Oct 012012

Malibu

  • 500 miles
When the traction control is engaged when you touch the gas pedal after a complete stop if there is a light coating of moisture on the road surface the vehicle will slide to the right. This happens all of the time. I have brought this issue to the dealers attention and they made note of it. As a result I turn the traction control off as I am afraid an accident may occur.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

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