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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,830 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2012 Chevrolet Malibu lights problems

lights problem

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2012 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 182015


  • 47,661 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the headlights failed. The failure was persistent. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed the headlight assembly failed and needed to be repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 47,661.

- Lynnwood, WA, USA

problem #1

Nov 062013


  • 82,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph, the vehicle decelerated. The contact mentioned that the engine powering down and the low traction control warning lights illuminated. In addition, the contact mentioned that the headlights would stop working sporadically without warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the throttle body sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 82,000 and the current mileage was 89,000.

- Jarratt, VA, USA

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