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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,833 miles

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2010 Chevrolet Malibu seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2010 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 052011

Malibu 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph, the front driver's side curtain air bag unexpectedly deployed. As a result, the contact sustained minor injuries. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, but the failure was not yet diagnosed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and the dealer was awaiting a response from the manufacturer. The failure mileage was 30,000. Updated 10/19/11

- Hudson, WI, USA

problem #2

Jul 172010


  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated while driving 35 mph, the side curtain air bag independently deployed. The vehicle immediately stalled. The contact sustained an eye injury due to the air bags deploying and was transported to the hospital. The manufacturer advised that they were aware of the issue and advised that the vehicle should be left with the dealer. The dealer was unable to determine the cause of the failure. The manufacturer advised the dealer to maintain possession of the vehicle because they could not locate the failure. The contact believed the failure to be a manufacturing defect and they should be held liable for the failure. The failure mileage was 40,000.

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 012010


  • 10,500 miles
2010 Malibu; I've had it just over 3 months; air bag light continually lit up; took to dealership; I've waited over a week; they ordered 5 modules to replace safety air bag system; to replace they had to remove both front seats; cut the tracks of the seats out; order new tracks and has to weld them back in the car; how safe is this car going to be at this point? I only wish for a different car at this point as I have 2 year old that I Transport in this car and do not feel safe even with them replacing all the modules.

- Huber Heights, OH, USA

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