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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,628 miles

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2015 Chevrolet Malibu drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2015 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 172016


  • 13,000 miles


The vehicle rolled backwards injuring operator after it was placed in park. Operator moved the automatic transmission lever from drive into park. The doors unlocked automatically. Keys were in the ignition. Vehicle was turned off. Operator exited the vehicle. Vehicle rolled backwards down the slight >3% driveway. GMC has inspected the vehicle and done a download of the ECM. This vehicle is dangerous because it either does not fully engage in park but releases the door locks or it spontaneously comes out of park or some other failure mechanism.

- St. Louis, MO, USA

problem #3

Jun 172015


  • 1,500 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving on an incline at approximately 5 mph, the brakes were depressed and the auto stop engaged. When the brake was disengaged, the vehicle failed to restart in a timely manner and the vehicle rolled in reverse down a hill without warning. The contact was able to avoid a crash. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, where the technician informed that the vehicle was operating as designed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 1,500.

- Ridge Spring , SC, USA

problem #2

Nov 032014

Malibu 4-cyl

  • miles
2015 Chevrolet Malibu. Consumer requests reimbursement for entire amount of car. The consumer stated as she drove away from the dealer, the vehicle exhibited some slight hesitation, and when stopped at the very first stop light, the idling of the vehicle was completely silent, as if the engine was off. Six days later while backing into the driveway, the interior dashboard lighting features for the pictured rear vision and other lighting in the vehicle shut off; and the back-up camera never came on. She shifted the gear into the drive position, but the vehicle would not move forward, but only moved backwards. When the consumer shifted to various gears, the system would only hesitate as if attempting to move.

- West Chester, PA, USA

problem #1

Nov 092014


  • 12 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chevrolet Malibu. While the gear shifter was in the drive position, the vehicle moved in reverse. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 12. Updated 12/30/14

- West Chester, PA, USA

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