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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,512 miles

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2009 Chevrolet Malibu windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2009 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #6

Nov 052009

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 53,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving 65 mph, the tire pressure monitoring system warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that a sensor needed to be re-learned. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred and low pressure, check svc was displayed across the message board. In addition, the contact stated that the defroster failed to function. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact was aware of NHTSA campaign number: 08V634000 (visibility); however, the VIN was not included. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 53,000. Updated 09/25/15 updated 10/13/15

- North Arlinton, NJ, USA

problem #5

Jul 012009


  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while washing the exterior of the vehicle, the interior carpet became saturated with water. In addition, the contact stated that mildew had begun to grow on the carpet. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the dealer confirmed that there was leak within the air conditioning unit. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and the vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 10,000 and the current mileage was 38,000.

- Richview, IL, USA

problem #4

Nov 112010


  • 68,000 miles
Last winter I had to repair the heater, switching from hot to cold, causing windows to fog up and ice, my heater is now doing it again. Summer time the air works fine as soon as cold season starts it freezes up in the cold setting. You can here a sound like the vent is sucking air not fully switching to the hot setting.

- Medina, OH, USA

problem #3

Dec 122009


  • 6,810 miles


I was warming the car up in the morning, 32 degrees Fahrenheit and a layer of ice on everything. The defrost was just starting to melt the window so I turned on the wipers. The driver side did not move and the passenger side crossed over it getting stuck there. I went out and physically untangled the wipers and they seemed to work ok for a while but on the highway the driver side could not keep up and became stuck under the passenger wiper. I took it to the dealer and they tightened the bolt at the end of the wiper control arm, took two seconds, and it has seemed to be ok since.

- Lowell, MA, USA

problem #2

Nov 112009


  • 3,015 miles
I bought a 2009 Malibu from Chevy the problem I have is when you drive the car with the rear windows down you get this terrible noise sounds like a helicopter in your car. If you drive long enough it gives you headaches, noise gets so bad it vibrates the door panels and sunroof. Something should be done with this problem what effect will it have on children riding in the car. I talked to GM they tell me all cars make that noise just deal with it. Spend 28,000. Dollars to get your head pounded.

- Newfoundland, PA, USA

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problem #1

Nov 092008

Malibu 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 250 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving, the glare from the dash displayed onto the windshield. As a result, visibility was greatly reduced. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection; however, they stated that there was no remedy. The failure and current mileages were 250. Updated 12-04-08 updated 12/10/08.

- Hyattsville, MD, USA

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