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Recall List for the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu

Official recalls have been issued for the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Chevrolet service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Chevrolet customer service.

  1. 2016 Chevrolet Malibu AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW NHTSA Campaign #16V781000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 26, 2016
    • Vehicles Affected: 18

    Summary: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2016 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles manufactured November 18, 2015, to June 7, 2016. The fabric of the side-impact air bag cushion may tear during deployment.

    Consequence: If the air bag tears during deployment, the air bag may not perform as designed, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

    Actions: GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, as necessary, replace the air bag module, free of charge. The recall began October 27, 2016. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 16079. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #16V781000 »

  2. 2016 Chevrolet Malibu POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM), ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION NHTSA Campaign #16V502000

    • Date Announced: JULY 05, 2016
    • Vehicles Affected: 7,620

    Summary: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Buick Verano and 2016 Chevrolet Malibu as the electronic park lock lever may allow the ignition key to be removed without the transmission being in PARK. Also, certain 2013 Buick Encore, 2011 Buick Regal, 2013-2014 Buick Verano, 2011-2016 Chevrolet Cruze, 2010-2013 Chevrolet Equinox 2013-2015 Chevrolet Malibu, and 2011-2013 GMC Terrain vehicles may have been serviced with similar defective replacement electronic park lock levers. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 114, "Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention."

    Consequence: If the key is removed without the transmission in PARK, the vehicle may rollaway as occupants are exiting, increasing the risk of injury.

    Actions: GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and if necessary replace the key cylinder lock housing, free of charge. The recall began on October 14, 2016. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, Buick 1-800-521-7300, and GMC 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 50490 and 50491. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #16V502000 »

  3. 2016 Chevrolet Malibu ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL NHTSA Campaign #16V272000

    • Date Announced: MAY 05, 2016
    • Vehicles Affected: 66

    Summary: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2016 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles manufactured March 7, 2016, through March 12, 2016. The memory chip in the electronic brake control module (EBCM) may fail and cause the loss of electronically controlled brake systems including anti-lock brakes (ABS) and electronic stability control (ESC). As such, these vehicles fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 126, "Electronic Stability Control Systems."

    Consequence: If the EBCM fails the primary braking system will still function, however, the loss of ABS and ESC increase the risk of a crash.

    Actions: GM will notify owners, and dealers will install a replacement EBCM, free of charge. The recall began on June 17, 2016. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020). GM's number for this recall is 39440. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #16V272000 »

  4. 2016 Chevrolet Malibu AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW NHTSA Campaign #16V151000

    • Date Announced: MARCH 11, 2016
    • Vehicles Affected: 3,137

    Summary: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2016 Malibu vehicles manufactured February 16, 2016, to March 5, 2016. The two weld studs that mount the front and rear side impact air bags may fracture and separate from the air bag during deployment. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 214, "Side Impact Protection."

    Consequence: Fractured weld studs may allow the side air bag to move out of position during deployment, increasing the risk of injury.

    Actions: GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the side air bag modules, free of charge. The recall began on April 14, 2016. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 31820. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #16V151000 »

  5. 2016 Chevrolet Malibu AIR BAGS:FRONTAL NHTSA Campaign #16V125000

    • Date Announced: MARCH 02, 2016
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,579

    Summary: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2016 Chevrolet Colorado vehicles manufactured January 19, 2016, to February 2, 2016, Chevrolet Malibu vehicles manufactured January 9, 2016, to January 26, 2016, and 2016 GMC Canyon vehicles manufactured January 21, 2016, to February 4, 2016. The driver frontal air bag may improperly inflate during second-stage deployment in the event of a high speed crash.

    Consequence: An improperly inflated air bag increases the risk of injury.

    Actions: GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver side frontal air bag module, free of charge. The recall began on April 14, 2016. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, and GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 28030. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #16V125000 »

  6. 2016 Chevrolet Malibu ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE NHTSA Campaign #16V084000

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 11, 2016
    • Vehicles Affected: 139

    Summary: Genera Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2016 Chevrolet Camaro, Malibu, Silverado and GMC Sierra vehicles. The radio may intermittently fail to provide an audio warning when the key has been left in the ignition and the door is opened or when the driver does not fasten their seat belt. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) number 114, "Theft Protection", and/or 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."

    Consequence: An unbelted driver is at a greater risk of injury in a crash.

    Actions: GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the radio software, free of charge. The recall began on March 14, 2016. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 15808. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #16V084000 »

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