fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
48,900 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
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problem #2

Nov 202017

Malibu LX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,750 miles

Had the car for a year when the crack started. Took it in and it was covered under warranty. Now it's started again, a year later and it's worse. The whole cover is coming apart from the seat and the dealership is saying it's from the way I get in and out of the car. They are saying that the way I ride in the car can cause the cover to crack. So at this rate, I'll have to replace the cover every year for as long as I own the car. I'm thinking about trading it in.

- Jeanne T., Dallas, US

problem #1

Jul 122017

Malibu LX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles

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I have enjoyed my Malibu but I have had an 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 have 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 the cover and will crack any new cover that replaces 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!

Please advise-

Rick Stohr

- Rick S., Yakima, US