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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,800 miles

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2012 Chevrolet Malibu windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2012 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 302014

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 48,000 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that there was a burning odor coming from the rear of the vehicle. The contact also stated that the rear defrosted failed to function. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who replaced the fuses and noticed sparks. The failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who replaced the fuse or junction box. In addition, the contact stated that while driving during inclement weather conditions, the windshield wipers failed. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the windshield wiper transmission was replaced. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V269000 (seat belts) and was unable to determine when the part would become available for the repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 48,000....updated 02/19/16 updated 10/25/2017

- Chicago , IL, USA

problem #1

Jun 182013


  • 9,600 miles
I was on my way to work. It was 57 degrees outside so I turned my rear defrost on. After about 5min of my defrost being on, my back window completely exploded. Im not sure if there was a short in the defroster or what but there was no visible damage to anything on the vehicle except the window that completely spiderwebbed.

- Dearborn Heights, MI, USA

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