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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
12 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,006 miles

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2012 Chevrolet Malibu seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2012 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #14

Jun 172015

Malibu

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2012 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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. MA 10/22/2015

- White River Junction, VT, USA

problem #13

Jun 062015

Malibu

  • 110,000 miles
The contact owned a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph, a second vehicle crashed into the front driver side of the contact's vehicle. During the crash, the front end sustained extensive damage, but the air bags did not deploy. In addition, the contact indicated that both the driver and passenger side seat belts failed and separated from the seats during the crash. The driver sustained back and neck injuries and the passengers injuries were unavailable. A police report was filed and medical attention was received. The vehicle was destroyed. The cause of the failures were not determined. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 110,000. The VIN was not available. Updated 09/15/15

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #12

Jun 152015

Malibu

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact mentioned that the service engine warning lamp flashed numerous times and also that at times it failed to illuminate. In addition, the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V269000 (seat belts) and stated that the remedy was not yet available. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repair. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was unknown.

- St Louis, MO, USA

problem #11

May 082015

Malibu

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2012 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 notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Framingham, MA, USA

problem #10

Jul 032015

Malibu

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V269000 (seat belts) and stated that the part was not available within a reasonable timeframe to schedule the recall repair. The vehicle was taken to the dealer in July of 2015 and was waiting on the recall repairs. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact was not experiencing a failure.

- Florissant, MO, USA

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problem #9

May 082015

Malibu

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact received a 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 issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Bainbridge, NY, USA

problem #8

Jun 162015

Malibu

  • miles

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

I received a letter in the mail regarding safety recall 15031. There are detailed pictures showing the inspection process, which I performed and found the resulting cuts in the sleeve that are detailed. The letter states that if cracks or cuts are found, stop driving vehicle immediately and GM will tow the vehicle and provide a loaner car. I called a dealer with this information, they referred me to the Chevrolet customer assistance center phone number, which when I entered my VIN# in the automated system, stated there are no open recalls for my vehicle. I am simply attempting to comply with the recall notice that tells me my vehicle is not safe to drive and I got exactly nowhere.

- Akron, OH, USA

problem #7

Jun 242015

Malibu

  • 48,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu. While turning the vehicle at an unknown speed, the front driver seat began to move. The contact noticed that the sleeve covering the flexible steel cables were fractured. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V269000 (seat belts); however, the part needed to repair the recall was unavailable. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 48,000.

- Claremoore, OK, USA

problem #6

Jun 192015

Malibu

  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving at approximately 40 mph, another vehicle crashed into the front of the contact's vehicle. As a result, the air bags failed and the seat belts did not restrain the front driver and the front passenger. The contact and passenger sustained minor injuries, which required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 55,000.

- Hillsbouro, MO, USA

problem #5

Dec 302014

Malibu

  • 48,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that there was a burning odor coming from the rear of the vehicle. The contact also stated that the rear defrosted failed to function. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who replaced the fuses and noticed sparks. The failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who replaced the fuse or junction box. In addition, the contact stated that while driving during inclement weather conditions, the windshield wipers failed. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the windshield wiper transmission was replaced. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V269000 (seat belts) and was unable to determine when the part would become available for the repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 48,000....updated 02/19/16

- Chicago , IL, USA

problem #4

Jun 162014

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 24,945 miles

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

My service traction control light was coming on ever since I bought my car and I took it to koons for service and I was told one wheel was moving faster then another not to worry about it then on 06/18/2014 iwas hit by a Chevy Silverado that ran a light and I was doing 45 miles an hour I had my granddaughter in her safety seat in the back none of my air bags worked nor did my seat belts my grand daughter hit the back of the seats.now my car is flashing the codes again now that its fixed and shuts down while driving.its part of the GM recall for the upper wire harness but they are saying it isn't and they are not standing buy the warranty this defect almost killed us and still is almost killing us by shutting down while driving service traction control lights coming on plus air bag lights saying air bags are shutting down.so that means the air bags if we needed them would not help us again if needed.we were very badly hurt the last time and I need GM to step up and reimburse us for our injuries and for making us still ride in an unsafe car that they now is on the recall list but they keep saying its not.my car is still in service and service is saying it is part of the recall bit GM will not take responsibility...

- Joppa, MD, USA

problem #3

Jun 212014

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 15,500 miles
My husband and were traveling southbound on I-95 around wilmington de. Traffic had come to a complete stop, we were at a standstill when we were rear-ended in a five car / two tractor trailer pile up. My husband, seat belted in the passenger seat, struck his head on the dashboard causing a concussion, whiplash, and back pain. His seatbelt failed to lock into place, resulting in him being thrown forward into the dashboard and sustaining the above injuries.

- Bel Air, MD, USA

problem #2

Nov 212012

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 770 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph, the lap seat belt failed to tighten and became loose. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the detensioner needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 770 and the current mileage was 3,200.

- Dillsburg, PA, USA

problem #1

Nov 212012

Malibu

  • 15,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while sitting at a complete stop, another vehicle crashed into the contact's vehicle while traveling 47 mph. The air bags failed to deploy and the seat belts did not tighten around the passengers. The vehicle was destroyed. The contact sustained neck and back injuries. The front passenger sustained neck, back and hip injuries. The rear driver's side passenger sustained neck, back and ankle injuries. The vehicle was inspected by the manufacturer however, the seatbelt and air bag failure could not be diagnosed. The failure mileage was approximately 15,000. The VIN was not available.

- Jacksonville, NC, USA

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