definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,000 miles

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problem #1

Feb 222014

Malibu Hybrid 4-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
Defroster didn't work causing visibility problems. NHTSA campaign number: 08V634000 component(s): Visibility manufacturer: General Motors Corp. Summary: GM is recalling (77) 2009 Chevrolet Malibu hybrid vehicles for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 103, "windshield defrosting and defogging system." The heating, ventilation, and airconditioning (HVAC) system may become inoperative. If this were to occur, the blower would not function properly and the mode selector would remain in the last known setting. Consequence: If the windshield began to fog or frost, there may not be enough airflow to clear the windshield, resulting in reduced driver visibility and a possible crash without prior warning. My Chevrolet dealer service advisor told me that my VIN is outside the VIN range of this recall notice and therefore was not covered for repair.

- Palmdale, CA, USA