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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
12 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
10 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,735 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Malibu seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2007 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #40

May 092015

Malibu

  • 145,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Airbag light stays on will not go out.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #39

Mar 092013

Malibu

  • miles
That morning about 10:30 am, traffic was slowing during light rainy road conditions on interstate 70, westbound, in St. Charles, Missouri, when the driver of the car in which I was the only passenger, applied his brakes to slow down and slid into the back of the car in front of us, colliding the front end of the Malibu into the rear end of the Mazda sedan in front of us, twice impacting the Mazda sedan, totaling the Chevrolet Malibu in which I was the passenger. At no time did any air bags in the Malibu deploy. I suffered a torn meniscus in my left knee which remains scarred and periodically painful. The two passengers in the Mazda may have been injured, as well. Medical attention was required but not at the accident scene. A Missouri highway patrol officer was dispatched to the scene. Both vehicles were towed.

- Richardson, TX, USA

problem #38

Feb 022015

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 93,500 miles
When sitting in the car with the key turned on the left air bag indicator light shows (off) and with nobody in the right seat the light shows (on) for a few seconds then goes out, while driving with only a driver in the car it stays the same.

- Bushnell, IL, USA

problem #37

Feb 052014

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 81,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

My fuel gauge shows low fuel most of the time.my lights on the dash change check engine light comes on sometimes then gas gauge works.then it goes off and things change air bag warning comes on.things just jump around never the same mix of things.

- Green Bay, WI, USA

problem #36

Oct 012008

Malibu

  • 500 miles
The passenger side air bag "off" light remains on when passenger weight is approximately 120 pounds or less. The "off" light will turn off when a heavier person is in the front passenger seat. The dealer said, after I bought the car, that the weight setting was not adjustable. Chevrolet and GM customer support on the internet was not helpful. The vehicle is used infrequently and seldom with a passenger. Current mileage is 17,000 miles. The dealer contacted their district office on 2/5/2015 and he said that the district office told him that the condition was within design parameters. The district office confirmed that when the "off" light is on that the air bag will not work. This is a safety hazard for lightweight adults and children who are riding in the passenger seat.

- Geneseo, IL, USA

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problem #35

Jan 192015

Malibu 4-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving at 30 mph, the service air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. Updated 4/6/15 updated 04/09/15

- Joliet, IL, USA

problem #34

Jun 162012

Malibu

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Service the airbag light kept coming on intermittently for a couple of years until it stayed on constantly. Mechanic says the (box) is burned out and must be replaced at cost of$300. I understand 07 Malibu have this problem. I want to know why it hasn't been recalled since airbags save lives and without them we are at risk.

- Mingo Jct., OH, USA

problem #33

Sep 022013

Malibu

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the air bag needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but no solution was offered. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Grand Prairie, TX, USA

problem #32

Sep 012012

Malibu

  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the air bag warning indicator illuminated and the vehicle was making a rattling noise. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 20,000.

- Spartanburg, SC, USA

problem #31

Dec 062013

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles
The "service air bag warning" comes on. A sensor, located under the front passenger seat, was replaced some months ago. We are having the same problem again. The problem is the same sensor. I have spoken to others with the same model car and some said they had to have the sensor replaced, as well.

- Skamokawa, WA, USA

problem #30

Nov 072013

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 84,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Service air bag warning goes on continually. Dealer says they will not repair as a safety problem but will charge me over $750 to repair. I feel this should be repaired by GM. Have been driving for over a year with this condition.

- Elgin, IL, USA

problem #29

Oct 152014

Malibu 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated while driving approximately 15 mph, the vehicle crashed into an embankment and the air bags deployed. The contact sustained injuries due to the air bags deploying. The contact required medical attention and a police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 95,000. Updated 01/17/15

- Demorest, GA, USA

problem #28

Oct 172014

Malibu

  • 37,378 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 37,378. The VIN was unavailable. Updated 12/17/14 updated 8/31/2017

- Spartanburg, SC, USA

problem #27

Mar 062012

Malibu

  • 37,467 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that when the vehicle was started, the front driver side air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 37,467.

- Newport News, VA, USA

problem #26

Jun 122012

Malibu

  • miles
A couple of issues with this car!!! first off, the latest recall done in 2014 with the brake lights not illuminating when pedal pressed but did when pedal wasn't depressed.after calling and going to multiple GM dealers, I had to research how to fix the problem and tell the GM dealer how! the issue is starting to act up again now. Starts off with the gear shift being nearly impossible to pull out of park and the cruise control acting up.wow, now a recall? second. The seering wheel has on 2 occasions jerked violently to one side then back and forth on it's own...while driving! almost as if the vehicle looses all power/dash lights come on it then jerks and makes a weird nose before it flips upside down and locks up! my 15 year old niece (who has had her permit 3 months) was driving one of the times! third - the airbag light randomly comes on / goes off when someone is sitting in the seat. I think I' should get all my $ back from the times I took my car in to find out "what the problem was" and had fixed (temporarily apparently) and now recalls are coming! honestly - there are enough things to worry about while driving (drunks, bad drivers, blow outs etc.) it's unsettling to have "known" issues with your vehicle but these companies will not fix!

- Urbana, MO, USA

problem #25

Jul 072014

Malibu

  • 94,000 miles
While driving the check airbag light illuminated on the drivers side. For the next 2,000 miles, the light has repeatedly come on and off. Also, the passenger airbag light will come on and off when a person is seated in the chair. I have not had this issue checked out yet, but just from reading reviews online, this seems to be a common problem, with an expensive and not always finite solution. If this is a common problem, there should be a recall issued.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #24

May 272011

Malibu

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving approximately 40 mph, the contact rear ended another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained bruises, but did not receive medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnostic testing, but the cause of the air bag failure was unknown. The manufacturer stated that there were no open recalls for the failure. The VIN and failure mileage were unknown.

- Lebanon, PA, USA

problem #23

Jun 032014

Malibu

  • 121,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated while driving approximately 10 mph, the air bag light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the air bag sensor module was faulty and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 121,000 and the current mileage was 123,000.

- Crowley, TX, USA

problem #22

Jun 022014

Malibu

  • miles
2003 Chevy S10, 2007 & 2004 Chevy Malibu. Consumer writes in regards to vehicles service airbag light comes on while driving.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #21

Apr 252014

Malibu

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the horn failed to function and the air bag light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was found that the body control module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted about the failure. The failure mileage and VIN was not available.

- Richland Center, WI, USA

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