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Recall List for the 2002 Chevrolet Malibu

Official recalls have been issued for the 2002 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. 2002 Chevrolet Malibu ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION NHTSA Campaign #14V400000

    • Date Announced: JULY 03, 2014
    • Vehicles Affected: 5,877,718

    Summary: This defect can affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring. General Motors LLC (GM) notified the agency on July 3, 2014, that they are recalling 5,877,718 model year 2000-2005 Chevrolet Impala and Monte Carlo, 1997-2003 Chevrolet Malibu, 2004-2005 Malibu Classic, 1999-2004 Oldsmobile Alero, 1998-2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue, 1999-2005 Pontiac Grand Am and 2004-2008 Pontiac Grand Prix vehicles. In these models, the weight on the key ring and/or road conditions or some other jarring event may cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position, turning off the engine.

    Consequence: If the key is not in the run position, the air bags may not deploy if the vehicle is involved in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

    Actions: GM will notify owners, and dealers will install two key rings and an insert in the key slot or a cover over the key head on all ignition keys, free of charge. The recall began on September 9, 2014. GM's number for this recall is 14350. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #14V400000 »

  2. 2002 Chevrolet Malibu EXTERIOR LIGHTING NHTSA Campaign #09E012000

    • Date Announced: APRIL 07, 2009
    • Vehicles Affected: 16,270

    Summary: Sabersport is recalling 16,270 combination corner and bumper lamp assemblies of various part numbers sold for use as aftermarket equipment for various passenger vehicles. These headlamps fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment." These lamps do not contain the required amber side reflectors.

    Consequence: Decreased lighting visibility may result in a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Sabersport will notify owners and offer a full refund for the noncompliant combination lamps. The safety recall began on May 11, 2009. Owners may contact sabersport at 1-909-598-7589. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #09E012000 »

  3. 2002 Chevrolet Malibu FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:PRESSURE RELIEF DEVICES NHTSA Campaign #07E021000

    • Date Announced: MARCH 12, 2007
    • Vehicles Affected: 742

    Summary: Certain delphi fuel pressure regulators, P/nos. FP10020-11B1, FP10026-11B1, and FP10027-11B1, sold after January 9, 2007, as aftermarket equipment for various passenger vehicles listed above. The universal pressure regulators (upr) were produced without an O'ring and retainer.

    Consequence: Fuel may leak, possibly resulting in a fire.

    Actions: Delphi will notify owners and replace the upr free of charge. The recall began on April 23, 2007. Owners can contact delphi at 877-411-8770. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #07E021000 »

  4. 2002 Chevrolet Malibu EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS NHTSA Campaign #02V107000

    • Date Announced: APRIL 10, 2002
    • Vehicles Affected: 10,168

    Summary: Certain passenger vehicles fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment." Some of these vehicles were produced with a left low-beam headlamp that does not meet the photometric performance requirements of the standard.

    Consequence: Light intensities below the minimum intensity requirements cause reduction in visibility down the road for the driver of the vehicle and intensities above the maximum intensity requirements cause increase in glare for drivers ahead of, or approaching, the vehicle.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect the left low-beam headlamp and replace it if it does not meet requirements. Owner notification began May 23, 2002. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #02V107000 »

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