really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 1
Average Mileage:
22,156 miles

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problem #9

Apr 122019


  • 10,100 miles
Airbag light is keep coming on. I have power seats and payed to get the panel fixed and the panel is hanging again.

- Harvey, IL, USA

problem #8

Apr 092019


  • miles
The plastic trim on drivers seat which has the controls on it to operate and hold the seat up on the side cracked and controls were not accessible and part was no longer holding up the seat. Purchased car March 28,2015. On October 26,2017 I paid for the part and labor since I was told it was not under warranty. It's now April 9th, 2019 and the part is pulling away from the seat again. I was told the warranty for the last repair expired on October 26, 2018. My option was to pay for the part and repair again. The plastic trim should be considered defective since it holds the seat up and the buttons that access the seat controls are on it. The part and labor charges should be covered by the manufacturer for this defective part.

- Munhall, PA, USA

problem #7

Mar 222019


  • miles
The drivers seat moves unexpectedly front and back without manual contact therefor this can cause myself an accident by moving the back support to the front and back this happened when the car turned off and while driving

- Grand Prairie, TX, USA

problem #6

Dec 182018


  • 86,000 miles
No problems prior to a simple spark plug change(ac delco iridium/oem). Few days later, car started hesitating, and losing acceleration, check engine light & service stability display on screen. Checked with obdii. Gave code of missing spark in #3. so I changed spark plug, thinking faulty plug. After driving a bit, code and same problem again. Took to dealer $170 later, bad coil...! 86K miles and bad coil, after changing plugs...hum! ok so if bad coil why is it giving me a service stabilitrack display" and not coming up on obdii diagnosis" I'm a certified transit desiel mechanic of 15yrs, and this puzzles me. I've ordered coil, changing tmrw. Lets see what outcome will be after chaning coil!

- Manteca, CA, USA

problem #5

Nov 062018


  • miles
The back of the driver seat moves on it's own. I didn't touch the button and it just started moving forward. Faulty wiring over my seat.the car wasn't started and didn't have the key in the ignition.

- Owings, MD, USA

problem #4

Apr 302015


  • 300 miles
Takata recall passenger seat will not go forward or backward and when I got the car I was smelling CO2 carbon dioxide with the car moving.

- Stonewall, OK, USA

problem #3

Sep 152016


  • 0 miles
The seat is stuck in place. I cannot move it forward or back

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #2

Jul 182017


  • 68,000 miles
I have enjoyed my Malibu but I have a issue from the day I purchased it. The plastic cover over the seat controls was torn when I purchased the car the cover has gotten worse as time has gone by and to be honest has become a hazard I torn a pair of slacks on the extremely sharp plastic piece and I am very careful getting in and out of the car because of the piece. Drivers side seat control cover piece. There is a defect in the seat design there is a metal tube running front to back you can see it in the pictures it cracked this cover and will crack any new cover that replace this cover. This is a design defect please find out if it is covered from Chevy. There are multiple complaints listed on the internet for this exact piece cracking

- Yakima, WA, USA

problem #1

Jul 262017


  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the driver seat base board separated causing wires to be exposed. The contact also mentioned that the drivers seat setting system was not affected. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer to have a diagnostic performed. However the contact spoke to terry cullen Chevrolet dealer in the state of Georgia at phone number: (770-986-4444) and was advised that the vehicle did not have any recalls. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 35,000.

- Morraw, GA, USA