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7.3

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,553 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2014 Chevrolet Malibu drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2014 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #12

May 162015

Malibu

  • 14,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving 45 mph, the accelerator pedal was depressed, but the vehicle hesitated to accelerate. The check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer and an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the transmission needed to be upgraded. The vehicle was not repaired. On another occasion, when the brake pedal was depressed, there was an abnormal sound emitting from the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the failure was unable to be determined. The vehicle was not repaired. When shifting gears, there was an abnormal sound emitting from the shifter. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician stated that the vehicle was operating as designed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 14,000.

- Olympia Trails, IL, USA

problem #11

Jun 012015

Malibu 4-cyl

  • miles
2014 Chevrolet Malibu. Consumer writes in regards to transmission jerking and service airbag light illuminating. The consumer stated when taking off from a stopped position, the vehicle would stall a few seconds later, then jerk and take off fast.

- Palm Coast, FL, USA

problem #10

Mar 052015

Malibu

  • 17,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the vehicle drastically reduced speed while on a major roadway and traveling over 45 mph. The accelerator pedal did not respond and the speed would not go past 10 mph. The failure recurred twice. The contact had to coast the vehicle over to the side of the road and turn off and restart the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the authorized dealer twice, but they were not able to replicate and diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 17,000.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #9

Feb 022015

Malibu

  • 15,500 miles

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

The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving at various speeds, the vehicle would sporadically lose power to accelerate. The vehicle would momentarily hesitate approximately two to three minutes and then resumed normal operation. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing; however, the failure could not be duplicated. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 15,500.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #8

Oct 012014

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 10,000 miles
Transmission occasionally shifts erratically, hard at times, hesitates and bucks.never had any vehicle in my life do this, even cars with known bad transmissions. The sudden downshifts cause the vehicle to suddenly propel forward, especially when cruising to slow down or while brake is depressed, causing an unsafe change in vehicle speed that requires sudden need to brake or increase brake pressure to avoid striking vehicle in front. Transmission also at times has an "engine miss" type jolt while at cruising speed on flat pavement 30-45mph that has at one time repeated for 3 minutes straight.. majority of time transmission behaves normally and without incident and then suddenly goes nuts. Dealer did one powertrain software update that helped a little but with no codes or symptoms when they test-drive they can not find a problem.

- Sellersville, PA, USA

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problem #7

Dec 282014

Malibu

  • 21,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving 45 mph, the vehicle failed to accelerate and the engine RPM's increased. In addition, the vehicle jerked violently. The vehicle was stopped and failed to reverse. The vehicle was restated and jerked into gear. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 21,000.

- Waldorf, MD, USA

problem #6

May 222014

Malibu 4-cyl

  • miles

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

This auto jerks while in cruise control, then while going 60 mph up a hill down shifts for more speed, then I reach the top of hill cruise stays in lower gear and picks up speed. Unsafe to drive.

- Cedar Rapids, IA, USA

problem #5

May 082014

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 5,000 miles
The auto stop/start fail two time the check engine light came on took it in two time to get it fixed. When driving it will down shift when I take my foot of the gas.

- Phillips Ranch , CA, USA

problem #4

Jan 232014

Malibu

  • 6,800 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to accelerate and there was a sudden increase in engine rpms. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician was unable to detect a failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 6,800 and the current was 7,100. Updated 8/11/14

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #3

May 212014

Malibu

  • 2 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that when the gear lever was shifted from any selected gear, the engine revved and the transmission began to jerk without warning. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 2.

- Tougalloo, MS, USA

problem #2

Apr 262014

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 300 miles
I just purchased a 2014 Malibu on 04- 22 for my daughter. Due to my daughter telling me that the brakes felt mushy in her car I decided to test drive it myself. While driving down my street at approx. 25mph with the brake slightly depressed, the transmission shifted unexpectedly and the engine seem to rev up. This made the vehicle that much harder to control and stop. This has to be looked into a.S.a.P. I do not want my daughter to continue driving this vehicle until there is a solution. Going to take this vehicle back to the dealership first thing Monday.

- Daisytown, PA, USA

problem #1

Jan 032014

Malibu

  • 1,029 miles
1st incident when applying the brake the vehicle would do a extreme pull to the right. 2nd incident 2/24/14 mile 2940 - transmission shuts down after exiting highway.

- Union City, GA, USA

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