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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,000 miles

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2013 Chevrolet Malibu wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2013 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 102015


  • 17,000 miles


Cleaning out the trunk discovered no spare tire. Only sealant air compressor. How stupid. Was not informed by the dealer, who obviously knew they would lose a deal if customer informed. This is a big time scam and cover up. I can see real trouble if I have a blow out! stupid!!!

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #3

Jul 012014


  • miles
2013 Chevrolet Malibu. Consumer writes in regards to purchased vehicle with no spare tire in the trunk. The consumer stated when she purchased the vehicle, she was not informed the vehicle did not come equipped with a spare tire. When she experienced a tire blow out on the freeway. It was then, she was told by aaa, there was only an air pump, which was of no use, since the tire has shredded. The consumer was told, there was no spare tire, because it saved on weight, thus having better gas mileage.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #2

Jan 162013


  • miles
2013 Chevy Malibu 1ls manufactured 11/20/12, currently less than 7,000 mi. 1) chrome & radio glass - when sun shines on console it blinds driver & driver must cover area with a scarf or jacket; console is beautiful to look at, but not practical from a safety viewpoint since the driver is blinded & cannot see until the area is covered from the sun. 2) when air conditioning was turned on, a blast of very hot air came out; it took a couple of times of turning the settings off & on (at least 60 seconds or longer) before the hot air stopped & the air conditioning came on. The hot air could not be immediately turned off. Happened only once. 3) passenger side front fender/bumper loose - makes noise, can pop it back in, but on hot days, it pops out, vibrates and makes loud noise until popped back in. 4) rear windows - when down 1/2, 3/4 or fully, vibrates, makes very loud noise that sounds like tires are coming apart, causing driver to immediately pull over to check tires, the distraction & being on side of road could be a safety issue. 5) no spare tire - unable to locate a tire & rim (or donut tire) for purchase to insert in trunk tire area. No can of goop, also goop only lasts for 6 months & must be discarded & new can purchased. Not good when stranded in inclement snowy weather or out in the hot desert & must wait for tow truck. I like my Chevy Malibu very much, it has been able to handle rough gravel/dirt roads in inclement weather, snow, & highway travel. I plan to take it to the dealer shortly for an oil change & to take care of these issues. What I don't like is that I am unable to turn the driver airbag off (I sit less than 12 inches from the wheel & am concerned that if it were to deploy I would be killed) & that the vehicle is fairly low to the ground, making speed bumps & getting out of businesses where there is a dip onto streets difficult.

- Winona, MO, USA

problem #1

May 202013

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 3,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while parked, he noticed that the driver's side tire was flat. The contact attempted to replace the tire when he noticed that the vehicle was not equipped with a spare tire. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that due to fuel economy, they did not equip vehicles with spare tires. The approximate failure mileage was 3,000.

- Chester Springs, PA, USA

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