Sales of the newly-designed Chevrolet Malibu in 2013 were poor and the 2014 model featuring changes to the interior and exterior has yet to improve sales so far this year, but now a recent article in the Wall Street Journal could further hurt the models’ reputation and sales.
The Wall Street Journal reports that the Chevrolet Malibu sedan model is the most recalled model by General Motors.
According to the May 22, 2014 article, GM’s Chevrolet Malibu tops the list of the manufacturer’s recalls compared to any other model sold by the company.
Chevrolet Malibu Timeline
May 14, 2014 — The most recent recall for the vehicle was the electrical controller for certain 2004 to 2012 cars with defective brake lights. The faulty controller renders brake lights inoperable when the brakes are applied or can make them illuminate when brakes are not applied. Also, the crash avoidance features may become disabled, cruise control is problematic and the vehicle may shift out of park if the brake pedal is not depressed. The recall listed additional problems needing fixing including the cruise control and electronic stability controls.
March 31, 2014 – The Malibu sedan’s power steering may fail to function and as a result the vehicle may become more difficult for the driver to steer.
September 18, 2012 – The shift lever was recalled after it was discovered that the vehicle would appear to be in park, but it was really in gear.
May 6, 2009 – A faulty transmission shift cable was discovered as the reason why the vehicles would appear to be in park, but were in fact still in gear.
December 2, 2008 – The vehicle’s defroster was recalled because the device did not allow sufficient airflow to clean the windshield.
Lemon Law Lawyer Can Help Owners of Chevrolet Malibu Sedans
California Lemon Law Lawyer James Johnson says if you purchased a new Chevrolet Malibu sedan that the dealership will not or cannot repair and it is still under warranty, you may have grounds for a Lemon Law case. Contact us at 1-800-235-6801 for more information and a free case evaluation.