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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,500 miles

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2009 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2009 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #2

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 #1

Jun 262012

Malibu Hybrid 4-cyl

  • 23,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu hybrid. The contact stated that while driving 20 mph, another vehicle crashed into the rear passenger door of the contact's vehicle. The air bags did not deploy. The contact sustained injuries as a result. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic for diagnosis. The manufacturer was contacted and stated that they would further assess the failure. The failure and the current mileage was 23,000. Updated 08/30/2012

- Colchester , CT, USA

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