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2016 Chevrolet Malibu lights problems: moisture / water in headlights

Moisture / Water In Headlights

2016 Chevrolet Malibu

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Chevrolet dealer.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
16,300 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. reseal / replace headlights (1 reports)
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2016 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 152018

Malibu LT V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,593 miles


Water leaked in from the centrally mounted stop lamp on the third brake light. Water leaked into the frame of the car and eventually seeped into the interior of the car from below the drivers seat saturating the floor boards of the car. The heat from the long Georgia summer took care of the rest - leading to extensive damage both from water and from mold. When driving the car in to the dealership - the console of the car had switched off and the OnStar feature was unavailable. Various warnings started to display related to the air bag as a result of the damage.

This is the subject of an internal bulletin within GM - meaning that they knew that this is an issue - but it was deemed not worthy of being an issue of being a recall. I have had health problems that relate directly to this issue, as has my wife. GM has put my kids and the rest of my family in danger as a direct result of their negligence.

GM has no acting director in charge of warranty issues - and so my case lingers on. No inspector has yet been assigned to assess the damage - and so my car has drifted into its second month at the dealership - soon to be totaled - once it receives much needed attention from GM

- John T., Cumming, US

problem #2

Jun 102016

Malibu LTZ 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles

just a rental car with headlight leaks can cause corrosion, rust and loss of vision.

- lcromwell, New Braunfels, TX, US

problem #1

Apr 152016

Malibu LT

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,200 miles

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I purchased a 2016 Chevy Malibu 2016 with only 20 miles on it. I have had so many issues with it to date...mainly due to moisture and water retention. This particular gripe is about the water and moisture retention in the headlights of my car. I went into a Certified Chevy Service Center and had to wait approx. 1 week for the parts to arrive and have them replaced. Chevy did pay for my car rental through Enterprise.

- Susanna C., Bridgeview, IL, US

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