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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,136 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2016 Chevrolet Malibu accessories - exterior problems

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2016 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 222016


  • 2,200 miles


Windshield has thousands of tiny, white specs across entire field. These specs at first exam look like paint overspray. But closer exam with a flashlight at a low, skimming angle, revels imbedded particles. In late or early sunlight, this causes a foggy appearance to shaded areas, like trees or buildings. Clarity is absolutely impeded. Recently as I exited a freeway, driving westward into the 7 pm sun, I made a right turn onto my street and almost ran over the curb as the right side of the windshield became a haze totally blotting out clear vision of the corner. Had there been a person or any object in that space it would have been hit. That was a panic feeling I did not need ! the GM dealer earlier that day could not see it well because the sunlight was still high in the sky thus not causing the effect. They tried to inspect it with a pocket flashlight, but not convinced si I have to return to them early in a morning or late in the day to get the same experience I have daily. My wife bears witness to this unsafe situation. Item two: The rear view mirror is so small it is ridiculous. It is like peeping thru a crack in a fence ! and, adjusting it is a tight squeeze for my hand where the headliner comes too close to the mirror.

- Forest Hill, TX, USA

problem #1

Feb 092016


  • 2,073 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that upon reentering the vehicle to restart it, the rear windshield window shattered. The contact was uncertain of how the failure occurred due to no object encountered the rear windshield. The vehicle was taken to a dealer and an independent mechanic but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 2,073.

- Rosedale, MD, USA

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