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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
91,500 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.

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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

problem #10

Feb 012012

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 350,000 miles


Drivers seat belt unspools completely when driving and stays that way. Dealer quotes just under $400 to repair. Have it repaired and two months later does the same thing while standing still and pulling out seat to buckle.. auto is now unsafe to drive without working seatbelt.

- Camarillo, CA, USA

problem #9

Feb 092015


  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while attempting to reverse at a low speed, the steering wheel became difficult to turn. The contact had to apply excessive force to the steering wheel in order to turn the vehicle. The seat belt warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 120,000.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #8

Aug 012014

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
Was driving vehicle when I heard a "metal piece drop" and my drivers seat belt unrolled in my lap. I guess the metal thing I heard fall was the tension piece that lets the seat belt pull out & retract back when not using the seat belt. I called the dealership & they say it is not a safety recall on this and it would cost me app. $365 to get a new seat belt installed. I feel it is a "safety" issue!!! in North Carolina, we are required to wear a seat belt and although I can put the seat belt on, it would not hold me in the vehicle if I was to have a wreck.

- Kernersville, NC, USA

problem #7

May 072013


  • 101,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the passenger's side seat belt was corroded. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician informed the contact that the seat belt needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 101,000 and the current mileage was 130,000.

- Sweet Water, AL, USA

problem #6

Dec 052011

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 105,785 miles
Seatbelt retractor stopped working unable to use seatbelts.

- Hillsboro, MO, USA

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problem #5

Jul 302013


  • miles
The buckle for the passenger side seat belt stop working on my 2007 Chevy Malibu, airbag light on for no reason, I lock the car come back all doors are unlocked.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #4

Apr 072013

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 73,210 miles


Seat belt retractor driver side spring has come unhooked from square sided shaft that retracts seat belt. Seat belt is rendered useless when this happens, as entire belt pulls out and is unable to be tightened down across lap or shoulder as this happened when I was driving down highway. If this were to happen before a collision serious injury could occur. On examining retractor I found that plastic cover that covers and also is to hold spring clamp onto seat belt shaft is not strong enough to hold device in position to keep tension and engage collision lock of belt. This is a very serious safety issue.

- Rushville, NY, USA

problem #3

Feb 012011

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
The following codes are active; P0463 fuel level sensor a circuit high input, B0561 ABS $43 sys disabled and C0561 sys disabled issues. The fuel gauge was fluctuating, but has now stopped working. The service engine soon light came on and will not reset to off. The service seat belt warning message came on. The problems were intermittent prior to 50,000 miles, but now, just after 50,000 miles nothing resets. I have found that this is a common problem and the repairs are very expensive, yet nothing has been done to convince GM to recall and make repairs. We own a 2006 Malibu with 35,000 miles on it. Now, I'm worried that it is going to have the same problem as our 2007 Malibu. And, who wants to face those repair bills!

- Watervliet, NY, USA

problem #2

Dec 152010


  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. While the vehicle was parked a passenger noticed that the seat belt stitching was loose on one of the rear seat belts. She later was advised that all three rear seat belts stitching came loose. The vehicle was taken to a local repair shop and she was advised that the entire rear seat belt assembly needed replacing to include the buckles. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact called the manufacture and was advised that there were no recalls. The failure mileage was unknown. The current mileage was 98,861.

- Mansfield Center , CT, USA

problem #1

Jan 122010


  • miles
Driver's side seatbelt shoulder harness warning light and buzzer comes on even though the belt is engaged in locking mechanism. This has occurred several times in the last week.

- Quincy, FL, USA

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