hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,444 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx seat belts / air bags problems

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2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Owner Comments

problem #13

Aug 022016

Malibu Maxx

  • 159,330 miles


Several times over the last couple years, a "service airbag" message has appeared on dash screen and airbag trouble light is lit intermittently. By the time I have gotten the car to the dealership, those trouble indicators are no longer activated. I have been advised since there is no active trouble code, nothing can be done to diagnose the issue. This seems to occur more frequently after the car has been sitting in the hot summer sun all day, but it has occurred under other conditions as well. The issue has occurred both while the car is stationary and while it has been in motion. Hopefully, I'll never get into an accident with this car and find out the airbags do not function properly!

- Delran, NJ, USA

problem #12

Sep 152015

Malibu Maxx

  • 67,000 miles
Service air bag light came on.... then went off. Went to dealers and was told there was no code to detect problem. Unsure if any of the 8 air bags on this vehicle are operating properly. On line I have discovered this to be a common problem with the Malibu maxx. Unsure what to do. This has happened several times where it comes on, stays on, then disappears. How will we know if air bags work properly. Terrified to have a accident to find out they did not perform. Although no deaths may have happened yet with the many complaints I have found, I wonder what can we do?? do people have to die first to discover this problem. Please advise

- Saint Helen, MI, USA

problem #11

Aug 012007

Malibu Maxx

  • 17,000 miles
I purchased this vehicle May 2007. It had been used by a precious owner. Since I have owned this car the sign "service air bag" has been lighting up since I purchased it. I don't know if this car has been in a prio accident. I do know that there is a fraudulent situation taking place where wrecked vehicles are not replaced with the proper air bags, but with other items, such as shoes, etc. I know this for a fact because my son in law did this. So I am concerned about the air bags.

- Jackson, OH, USA

problem #10

Jul 202015

Malibu Maxx

  • 95,000 miles


Airbag trouble light would come on from time to time, now the light stays on, and passenger airbag does not come on while seat is occupied. Very concerning as I do not know if I have airbags or not. Seems that a large number of people are having the same issue.

- Springfield, OH, USA

problem #9

Apr 132015

Malibu Maxx 6-cyl

  • 74,100 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu maxx. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was taken the dealer, where it was diagnosed that the passenger module kit needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer not was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 74,100. Updated 7/14/15

- Mccomb, MS, USA

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problem #8

Feb 132015

Malibu Maxx

  • 74,741 miles
Passenger presence module failure R&R pps module w/sensor w/heated seats, (includes: Calibration, R&I seat) program pps module is this a common failure for this make and model of vehicle" is their a recall scheduled to be released to repair this component"

- Mason City, IA, USA

problem #7

Dec 062013

Malibu Maxx 6-cyl

  • 65,100 miles


In the beginning, the problem was intermittent. If there was not a person sitting in the passenger seat the "service airbag" warning would come on and the airbag light would light on the dash. If there was a passenger sitting in the passenger seat, there would be no warning or light on the dash and the passenger airbag indicator would say "on". the problem has become worse over time and now whether there is a person in the passenger seat or not, the "service airbag" warning comes on along with the dashboard airbag light. Also, now, the passenger airbag indicator stays on "off". tsb 08-09-41-002E has been created regarding this problem.

- Grand Island, NY, USA

problem #6

Sep 132013

Malibu Maxx 6-cyl

  • 96,000 miles
Service passenger airbag warning light comes on intermittently. Sometimes when the passenger seat is occupied, the light will go off, but not always. Lack of trust in dealers investigating and making the repairs is an issue. I'm told (by a local Chevrolet dealer service manager) that it will cost $80 just to check via computer what the cause may be. Repairs such as re-coupling a loose sensor connection beneath the passenger seat is relatively inexpensive ($40) but replacement of sensors repairs could run upwards from $700.

- Longview, TX, USA

problem #5

Nov 272013

Malibu Maxx 6-cyl

  • miles
I start my car and the service lights come on and should shut off when the car is fully started but my "service air bag" light stays on constantly. Also when I have a passenger the passengers air bag stays off.

- Montague , MI, USA

problem #4

May 102014

Malibu Maxx 6-cyl

  • 83,000 miles
Occupant air bag sensor come on in fire, now service air bags light is on and there is a burn hole in the passenger front seat..updated 09-15-14- updated 2/23/2015

- Kenosha , WI, USA

problem #3

May 292013

Malibu Maxx

  • 68,000 miles


The "service airbag" is coming on and the airbag system is shutting off. The dealer says it is an electrical failure to the passenger side control module.

- Wood River, IL, USA

problem #2

Jul 222013

Malibu Maxx 6-cyl

  • 106,500 miles
While driving the passenger side air bags turn off even with a passenger in the seat and it deactivates and activates intermittently throughout the course of driving. Dealership unable to duplicate the problem when servicing so I don't know if I actually have air bags when passengers are present. I was told the control module for the air bags may be bad, seems like this is a serious safety issue that somebody should be addressing.

- Stoutland, MO, USA

problem #1

Jun 132012

Malibu Maxx

  • 75,000 miles
The airbag sensor comes on periodically and says it needs serviced. I never know if my airbag is working or not. It is intermittent. This is an important safety issue.

- Vancouver, WA, USA

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