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Chevrolet Malibu Recall

NEWS: GM is recalling certain Chevrolet Malibu vehicles; WINDSHIELD VISIBILITY

Report Date: NOV 13, 2013

NHTSA Number: 13V567000

Component(s):

Potential Number of Units 42,696

NOVEMBER 2013 General Motors LLC (GM) is certain model year Chevrolet Malibu vehicles June 12, 2013, through 5, 2013. The heating, ventilation, and air (HVAC) control in these may intermittently become inoperable the vehicle is started, preventing the defroster from working. these vehicles fail to to the requirements of Federal Motor Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. Windshield Defrosting and Defogging

The inability to turn on the windshield may decrease the driver’s visibility increasing the risk of a crash. GM notify owners, and dealers update the electronic climate module software, free of The recall is expected to begin 6, 2013. GM’s recall number is 13380.

Owners may contact the National Highway Safety Administration Vehicle Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY or go to www.safercar.gov.

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NEWS: General Motors is certain 2013 Chevrolet vehicles; ELECTRICAL SYSTEM.

Report Receipt Date: NOV 13,

NHTSA Campaign Number:

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM.

Potential Number of Units 14,909

NOVEMBER 2013 General Motors LLC (GM) is certain model year Chevrolet Malibu vehicles October 25, 2011, through 29, 2012 and equipped with the power adjustable front feature. The wiring harness for the seat may contact the seat which may chafe the harness. If the is chaffed enough to expose the a short circuit could resulting unintended movement of the the seat to become inoperative, under the seat, flickering smoke, or possibly a fire. GM notify owners, and dealers inspect the wire harness and and secure it as necessary, free of The recall is expected to begin in December 2013.

GM’s campaign number is 13342. may also contact the National Traffic Safety Administration Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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NEWS: General is recalling certain 2012- Buick LaCrosse and Regal, and Chevrolet Malibu Eco vehicles with eAssist.

Report Date: MAY 06, 2013

NHTSA Number: 13V173000

Component(s): SYSTEM

Potential Number of Affected: 42,904

APRIL —General Motors (GM) is certain model year and 2013 Buick LaCrosse and and model year 2013 Malibu Eco vehicles equipped eAssist. These vehicles may a condition in which the Generator Module (GCM) may not function This could cause a loss of battery charge and the of the malfunction indicator light. If the is continued to be driven, the engine may and/or the vehicle may not start.

In addition, there may be a burning or odor, smoke, and possibly a in the trunk. GM will notify and dealers will test the GCM and it, as necessary, free of charge. The has not yet provide a notification schedule. recall campaign number is

Owners may also contact the Highway Traffic Safety Vehicle Safety Hotline at (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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NEWS: could add a million GM midsize to recall, 2004-2011 Chevrolet and the 2007-2009 Saturn Aura

2013 — Safety in the U.S. are investigating whether to add than a million General midsize cars to a recall for light problems.

The National Traffic Safety Administration it’s checking into about the 2004 to 2011 Malibu and the 2007 to 2009 Aura. The safety agency the brake lights may not come on the pedal is pressed, while at times the lights can illuminate for no

In 2009, GM recalled about Pontiac G6 midsize cars the 2005 model year for the problem. The government announced in that it’s investigating to add 550,000 G6s sold from to 2009.

Now the agency is investigating 97 from Malibu and Aura about the same problems. The two share many of the same with the G6, but GM spokesmen were Tuesday whether all three have the same brake

The Detroit company sold than 1.5 million Malibus and from 2004 through according to Ward’s AutoInfoBank, but it was how many of them are included in the

No additional recalls have issued beyond the 8,000 called in for repairs in 2009, NHTSA says it opened the to determine if the scope of the recall be expanded or an adjustment in existing is required.

NHTSA says if the lights don’t illuminate, behind the cars won’t be and that could lead to a A GM spokesman said Tuesday the has no reports of crashes or injuries.

In the recall, GM traced the problem to in a wiring connector. Dealers to fix it by putting a lubricant on the connector to corrosion. The company sent a service bulletin in October of detailing how to fix similar brake problems in Malibus and Auras, said.

Some of the owners who complained G6 brake light problems said the cruise control may not or will disengage unintentionally.

who suspect brake light or control problems should their cars to any Chevrolet, Cadillac or GMC dealer. GM shut the Pontiac and Saturn brands in as part of its massive restructuring.

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NEWS: Motors is recalling certain year 2013 Chevrolet vehicles

NHTSA Campaign ID 13V024000 @ www.Safercar.Gov

FEBRUARY — General Motors is certain model year Chevrolet Malibu vehicles, December 6, 2011, through 15, 2013. One or more rear bolts may not have been to the specified torque. This may to sudden changes in vehicle Sudden changes in vehicle may increase the risk of a crash.

Motors will notify and dealers will inspect and the bolts as necessary, free of Owner notifications have begun and will be completed This is General Motors number 13008.

Owners may contact the National Highway Safety Administration Vehicle Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY or go to www.safercar.gov. 13V024000

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DETROIT NEWS September 21, 2012

SEPTEMBER — General Motors Co. is two new recall campaigns, calling 430,000 vehicles to fix transmission shift cables and faulty signal bulbs.

The Detroit said Friday it is recalling Chevrolet, Pontiac and Saturn in the United States to repair a in which the transmission gear may not match the gear on the shifter. could lead to the vehicles when drivers think are in park.

The driver would be to remove the key from the ignition, but the locks may not unlock automatically and the indicator lamp would not be The driver may not be able to restart the and the vehicle could roll GM said.

The recalled vehicles are Chevrolet Malibu, Saturn and Pontiac G6 models, all with automatic transmissions. GM is aware of crashes but no injuries because of the

Dealers will add reinforcement to the cable end fitting to prevent the end from fracturing.

GM discovered the while responding to a related by the National Highway Traffic Administration into the 2007-08 Aura on a related shift condition. That investigation open.

GM observed elevated shift warranty claims on certain GM with a unique shift design produced by a new supplier the second half of the 2008 year.

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SEPTEMBER 2012 — Motors (GM) is recalling model year 2007-2010 Aura and model year Chevrolet Malibu and Pontiac G6 equipped with a 4-speed transmission. On these vehicles, the on the transmission shift cable end may and separate. If the tabs were to and separate, the shift lever and the position of the transmission gear may not The driver would be able to the shifter to ‘PARK’ and remove the key, but the transmission gear may not be in The vehicle may not be able to be restarted and the could roll away the driver has exited the vehicle, in a possible crash without warning. GM will notify and dealers will install a over the cable end or replace the cable as necessary.

This will be performed free of GM has not provided a notification schedule. Motors safety recall 12106. Customers may contact the Highway Traffic Safety Vehicle Safety Hotline at (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); or go to www.safercar.gov

NEWS: General motors is recalling certain model 2013 Chevrolet Malibu

MAY 2012 — General (gm) is recalling certain year 2013 Chevrolet vehicles manufactured from 24, 2011, through march 31, After an event of hard the sensing and diagnostic module may reset itself. If this during an aggressive turning and then afterwards a potential rollover event is sensed, the rail airbag may unintentionally Additionally, the air bags and/or pretensioners may not deploy during a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Gm will notify and dealers will reprogram the This service will be free of charge. The safety is expected to begin on June 1, Gm’s safety recall number is 12102.

Customers may the national highway traffic administration’s vehicle safety at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to 12V-224

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YAHOO NEWS — 14, 2011 Federal safety are investigating problems with the shift levers on several Motors cars because may think the cars are in park they actually are in gear.

crashes have been because of the problem, including one in a driver put a car in park, got out and was struck and when the car unexpectedly rolled the National Highway Traffic Administration said Monday in posted on its website.


Another car put in park with the running reportedly accelerated and ran a wall after the driver got

NHTSA said the protective around cables connecting the shift lever to the transmission can exposing the cables to the elements. can corrode and weaken, and the shift position can change so it doesn’t the car’s gear. That a driver could put the car in park but the could be in drive or reverse.

In cases, the car may not shift at all.

The began with complaints the Saturn Aura midsize car the 2007 and 2008 model affecting nearly 89,000 But the agency said it is now checking to see if the extend to other GM vehicles. The Malibu from the 2004 to model years and the Pontiac G6 the 2005 to 2008 model have similar shifting the agency said.

NHTSA it received three reports of caused by the problem, while GM four, including the one that the driver. No details were on whether the driver was seriously

In another case, a driver put the car in but the transmission stayed in reverse. the driver exited with the running, the vehicle continued in reverse and struck a building, said.

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GM told the agency the problem affects mainly with four-speed transmissions, but not transmissions.

NHTSA said it has the investigation to an analysis that check how many times the have failed, the consequences and the of vehicles that may be affected, the models, model years and types.

An investigation doesn’t mean that the vehicles be recalled.

Company spokesman. GM is cooperating in the investigation. The company make free shifter repairs on affected 2007 and Auras, and it will cover the for 10 years or 120,000 miles the date the original owner up the car. Those who already paid for repairs should receipts for reimbursement, Company said.

Although the Malibu and G6 similar shift systems, the happens far less frequently on cars than it does on the Company spokesman said. The parts maker supplied for all three vehicles, but the Malibu and G6 are not exactly like the Aura’s, he

Anyone who has an issue with should contact a GM dealer. GM got rid of the and Pontiac brands last and other dealers, mainly became their authorized centers.

GM sold more 815,000 Chevy Malibus in years 2004 through and over 570,000 Pontiac G6 from 2005 through according to Autodata Corp. and AutoInfoBank. It’s unlikely all of those cars will be by the investigation because they several types of transmissions.

In of 2009, GM recalled about vehicles for a similar shift problem, although NHTSA say that was caused by a faulty used to adjust the cable.

At time the recall involved model year versions of the Enclave; Chevrolet Cobalt, Malibu and Traverse; GMC Acadia; G5 and G6; and the Saturn Aura and Outlook. 75,000 of the vehicles had been and the rest were still at

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2009 — General is recalling 276,729 MY 2009 Enclave, Chevrolet Cobalt, Malibu, Traverse, GMC Acadia, G5, G6 and Saturn Aura and Outlook vehicles. These vehicles to comply with Federal Vehicles Safety Standard Transmission Shift Position Starter Interlock, And Transmission Effect, and FMVSS 114, Protection and RollawayPrevention. On some of vehicles, the transmission shift adjustment clip may not be fullyengaged. If the is not fully engaged, the shift and the actual position of the transmission may not match. With this the drive could move the to park and remove the ignition but the transmission gear may not be in park.

The may not be able to restart the vehicle and the could roll away the driver has exited the vehicle, in a possible crash without warning. Dealers will and ensure that the shift adjustment clip is fully In theevent that the clip not engage, the shift cable be replaced free of charge.

The is expected to begin on or before 24, 2009. 09V-073

WASHINGTON General Motors Corp. is about 277,000 vehicles of a potential defect in the shift that could cause a to roll away.

GM says the involves 2009 model versions of the Buick Enclave; Cobalt, HHR, Malibu and GMC Acadia; Pontiac G5 and G6; and the Saturn and Outlook.

A GM spokeswoman says 75,000 vehicles have purchased. The rest are at dealerships. No or injuries have been

In some cases, the shift and the transmission gear’s position may not meaning a driver could the shifter to the park position but the gear may not be in park.

A vehicle roll away and crash or problems restarting

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GMC Acadia

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Saturn Aura

Outlook

DECEMBER 2008 GM is recalling 77 MY 2009 Chevrolet hybrid vehicles for failing to with the requirements of Federal Vehicle Safety Standard No. Windshield Defrosting and Defogging The heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning system may become inoperative. If were to occur, the blower not function properly and the mode would remain in the last setting. If the windshield began to fog or there may not be enough airflow to the windshield, resulting in reduced visibility and a possible crash prior warning. Dealers reprogram the HVAC control module.

The recall began on 17, 2008. 08V-634 NEWS: investigating GM models

WASHINGTON The government is reviewing potential signal malfunctions in three Motors Co. models — the Chevrolet Malibu, Oldsmobile and Pontiac Grand Am.

In the GM case, the said it was reviewing nearly passenger cars.

NHTSA it has received 42 complaints about a signal malfunction that to flickering or total failure of the signal lights and the indicator on the panel.

In 2003, GM conducted a of 2000-2001 models of the Malibu, and Grand Am to replace defective switches that caused the signals and hazard lamps to GM said then that the switch caused the problem.

In 2004, GM said it would the hazard switch at no cost for model year vehicles of the Grand Am and Malibu sedans 10 years or 150,000 miles.

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