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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,256 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2016 Chevrolet Malibu brakes problems

brakes problem

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2016 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 052016


  • 4,100 miles


The contact owns a 2016 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving 25 mph, the brake pedal traveled to the floorboard when it was depressed. The wheels locked up and the contact's vehicle slid into the rear of the preceding vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed and there were no injuries. The vehicle was towed to an independent repair facility for repairs. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 4,100.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #4

Nov 252016


  • 1,800 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving 70 mph, there was a beeping sound coming from inside the vehicle and then a red light appeared on the instrument panel. Shortly after, the brakes involuntarily depressed, but then immediately engaged properly. The contact felt unsafe in the vehicle. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 1,800.

- Kansas City, KS, USA

problem #3

Aug 112016


  • 175 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that when the brake pedal was depressed, the vehicle experienced a complete loss of power. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician stated that it was operating as designed to save fuel. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and referred the contact to NHTSA. The failure mileage was 175. The VIN was not provided.

- Tunkhannock, PA, USA

problem #2

Jun 182016


  • 61 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Chevrolet mailbu. While pulling out of a parking spot at 3 mph, the ABS engaged without warning. There were no warning lights illuminated. While gradually depressing the brake pedal while driving, the ABS repeatedly jerked the vehicle for miles. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where no failures was diagnosed. The failure mileage was 61.

- Livonia, MI, USA

problem #1

Aug 202015


  • 145 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving 10 mph, the vehicle made an abnormal noise without warning. The contact was informed that the rear driver side brake pads were installed backwards and needed to be repaired. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 145. Update 01/15/16

- Carbondale, PA, USA

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