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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,000 miles

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2009 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2009 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 232010

Malibu Hybrid

  • 8,000 miles


2009 Malibu with 8000 miles has developed meldew in the air vents. The odor that comes through the vents not only smells bad but is causing myself and family members to become sick with asthma and allergy conditions. This can not be healthy. The odor is so strong at times, it embeds into your clothing and makes your eyes burn and water. I took to the dealership and they are very familiar of the problem, which tells me it is a common complaint. They deodorized the vents with spray and said they drilled a drainage hole for the airconditioning condenser condensation to drain in the future. Since they did not remove this meldew/mold I'm not sure they have fully corrected the problem. One day after the odor is still hanging in there. Not sure who I should file my complaint with besides GM and the ood. This car has been problems from day one.

- Tracy, CA, USA

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