really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,472 miles

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problem #4

Oct 012013

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 94 miles
I purchased my 2013 Malibu ls in September, 2013 and have been having nothing but problems since. During the first few weeks of me having the car my rear defrost was not working properly and my car would smell like an rotten egg which it still does. I took the car back to the dealership and of course they found nothing wrong. A few months letter my brakes stated grinding whenever the car was in reverse (still does). The dealership found nothing wrong, but stated they had smoothed my brakes. My car has cut off a total of seven times and the dealership found nothing wrong. So I called and spoke with the head person in charge of the service department and was told it could be my computer, but nothing has been done to check the computer. My car loses power while driving and has even sped up on its own. My brakes, brake hard as if they"re getting stuck at times. When I turn on the car hot air blows at full force and will not cut off until the car is turned off. The glove box light shines in the floor and the seatbelt would not latch. The best part of it all, while the dealership had M car one of the workers hit something, so they had to remove my front bumper to paint it and did not place it on correctly. My car is experiencing all of the issues that are out on recall, but I"M always told the recall is not for my car. GM needs to take full responsibility and correct the issues or buy back my car. I refuse to continue to pay for something that is not worth it.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

problem #3

Sep 092014


  • 36,560 miles
I was in 2013 Chevy Malibu rental car from enterprises that I've been driving for over a month now and today 09092014 while driving on very busy highway with my [xxx] son in his car seat in the back I was slowing to exit the highway when all of a sudden the car started to shake violently and was loosing speed and power with several 18 wheelers existing at the same time as well. The car information display panel said "reduced engine power", and the traction control and check engine lights came on along with the change oil soon. I'm blessed that nothing happened to us but I'm afraid that this may happen again to someone and the results my not be as blessed as we are. I will be in contact with enterprises rental in the morning for a different car. Parts of this document have been redacted to protect personally identifiable information pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Atmore, AL, USA

problem #2

Jun 272014

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 5,325 miles
Vehicle slowed to 10 mph rapidly without warning in traffic. Was one half mile from entering interstate. Car was hauled to dealer.

- Fond Du Lac, WI, USA

problem #1

Jun 082014

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 16,000 miles
While driving the engine power suddenly reduced and a warning came on indicating reduced engine power. The vehicle was taken to dealer who had it for 2 weeks and drove around 500 miles on car and were unable to replicate error.

- Newark, DE, USA