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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,300 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.

2009 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid electrical problems

electrical problem

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2009 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 152013

Malibu Hybrid

  • 112,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu hybrid. The contact stated that while parked and starting the vehicle, the passenger side air bag warning light illuminated. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V382000 (air bags) and had the vehicle repaired by the dealer. While driving the vehicle from the dealer, the contact noticed the air bag warning light was illuminated. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 112,000.

- Mays Landing, NJ, USA

problem #2

Feb 222014

Malibu Hybrid 4-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
Defroster didn't work causing visibility problems. NHTSA campaign number: 08V634000 component(s): Visibility manufacturer: General Motors Corp. Summary: GM is recalling (77) 2009 Chevrolet Malibu hybrid vehicles for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 103, "windshield defrosting and defogging system." The heating, ventilation, and airconditioning (HVAC) system may become inoperative. If this were to occur, the blower would not function properly and the mode selector would remain in the last known setting. Consequence: If the windshield began to fog or frost, there may not be enough airflow to clear the windshield, resulting in reduced driver visibility and a possible crash without prior warning. My Chevrolet dealer service advisor told me that my VIN is outside the VIN range of this recall notice and therefore was not covered for repair.

- Palmdale, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 082010

Malibu Hybrid

  • 14,900 miles
There is a recall of my vehicles battery hybrid pack. I brought in the car 2 weeks ago B/C the engine ceases and restarts by itself and jerks forward at every stop sign and red light. The dealer said today that the parts wont be in for another 2 weeks. The car is hazardous to drive and they wont give me a loaner.

- Miami Beach, FL, USA

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