2016 Chevrolet Malibu Recalls

What To Do If Your Malibu Has Been Recalled

The following recalls have been announced by Chevrolet, so if you own a 2016 Malibu take action immediately to get your automobile fixed. Interested in how this information is collected? Read more about recalls and the NHTSA.

  1. Call Chevrolet to get more information. Verify that the cost of repairs will be covered free of charge.
  2. Setup an appointment with a local authorized mechanic to schedule your maintenance.
  3. Keep up to date with recalls for your vehicle by following this page.

Recent 2016 Malibu Recalls

  • AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW Recall for 2016 Chevrolet Malibu

    • Recall Announced OCTOBER 26 2016
    • NHTSA Reference #16V781000
    • Number Affected 18

    Summary: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2016 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles manufactured November 18, 2015, to June 7, 2016. The fabric of the side-impact air bag cushion may tear during deployment.

    Consequence: If the air bag tears during deployment, the air bag may not perform as designed, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

    Fix: GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, as necessary, replace the air bag module, free of charge. The recall began October 27, 2016. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 16079.

    For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #16V781000 »

  • POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM) Recall for 2016 Chevrolet Malibu

    • Recall Announced JULY 05 2016
    • NHTSA Reference #16V502000
    • Number Affected 7,620

    Summary: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Buick Verano and 2016 Chevrolet Malibu as the electronic park lock lever may allow the ignition key to be removed without the transmission being in PARK. Also, certain 2013 Buick Encore, 2011 Buick Regal, 2013-2014 Buick Verano, 2011-2016 Chevrolet Cruze, 2010-2013 Chevrolet Equinox 2013-2015 Chevrolet Malibu, and 2011-2013 GMC Terrain vehicles may have been serviced with similar defective replacement electronic park lock levers. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 114, "Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention."

    Consequence: If the key is removed without the transmission in PARK, the vehicle may rollaway as occupants are exiting, increasing the risk of injury.

    Fix: GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and if necessary replace the key cylinder lock housing, free of charge. The recall began on October 14, 2016. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, Buick 1-800-521-7300, and GMC 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 50490 and 50491.

    For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #16V502000 »

  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION Recall for 2016 Chevrolet Malibu

    • Recall Announced JULY 05 2016
    • NHTSA Reference #16V502000
    • Number Affected 7,620

    Summary: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Buick Verano and 2016 Chevrolet Malibu as the electronic park lock lever may allow the ignition key to be removed without the transmission being in PARK. Also, certain 2013 Buick Encore, 2011 Buick Regal, 2013-2014 Buick Verano, 2011-2016 Chevrolet Cruze, 2010-2013 Chevrolet Equinox 2013-2015 Chevrolet Malibu, and 2011-2013 GMC Terrain vehicles may have been serviced with similar defective replacement electronic park lock levers. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 114, "Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention."

    Consequence: If the key is removed without the transmission in PARK, the vehicle may rollaway as occupants are exiting, increasing the risk of injury.

    Fix: GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and if necessary replace the key cylinder lock housing, free of charge. The recall began on October 14, 2016. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, Buick 1-800-521-7300, and GMC 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 50490 and 50491.

    For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #16V502000 »

  • ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL Recall for 2016 Chevrolet Malibu

    • Recall Announced MAY 05 2016
    • NHTSA Reference #16V272000
    • Number Affected 66

    Summary: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2016 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles manufactured March 7, 2016, through March 12, 2016. The memory chip in the electronic brake control module (EBCM) may fail and cause the loss of electronically controlled brake systems including anti-lock brakes (ABS) and electronic stability control (ESC). As such, these vehicles fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 126, "Electronic Stability Control Systems."

    Consequence: If the EBCM fails the primary braking system will still function, however, the loss of ABS and ESC increase the risk of a crash.

    Fix: GM will notify owners, and dealers will install a replacement EBCM, free of charge. The recall began on June 17, 2016. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020). GM's number for this recall is 39440.

    For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #16V272000 »

  • AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW Recall for 2016 Chevrolet Malibu

    • Recall Announced MARCH 11 2016
    • NHTSA Reference #16V151000
    • Number Affected 3,137

    Summary: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2016 Malibu vehicles manufactured February 16, 2016, to March 5, 2016. The two weld studs that mount the front and rear side impact air bags may fracture and separate from the air bag during deployment. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 214, "Side Impact Protection."

    Consequence: Fractured weld studs may allow the side air bag to move out of position during deployment, increasing the risk of injury.

    Fix: GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the side air bag modules, free of charge. The recall began on April 14, 2016. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 31820.

    For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #16V151000 »

  • AIR BAGS:FRONTAL Recall for 2016 Chevrolet Malibu

    • Recall Announced MARCH 02 2016
    • NHTSA Reference #16V125000
    • Number Affected 1,579

    Summary: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2016 Chevrolet Colorado vehicles manufactured January 19, 2016, to February 2, 2016, Chevrolet Malibu vehicles manufactured January 9, 2016, to January 26, 2016, and 2016 GMC Canyon vehicles manufactured January 21, 2016, to February 4, 2016. The driver frontal air bag may improperly inflate during second-stage deployment in the event of a high speed crash.

    Consequence: An improperly inflated air bag increases the risk of injury.

    Fix: GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver side frontal air bag module, free of charge. The recall began on April 14, 2016. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, and GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 28030.

    For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #16V125000 »

  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE Recall for 2016 Chevrolet Malibu

    • Recall Announced FEBRUARY 11 2016
    • NHTSA Reference #16V084000
    • Number Affected 139

    Summary: Genera Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2016 Chevrolet Camaro, Malibu, Silverado and GMC Sierra vehicles. The radio may intermittently fail to provide an audio warning when the key has been left in the ignition and the door is opened or when the driver does not fasten their seat belt. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) number 114, "Theft Protection", and/or 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."

    Consequence: An unbelted driver is at a greater risk of injury in a crash.

    Fix: GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the radio software, free of charge. The recall began on March 14, 2016. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 15808.

    For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #16V084000 »

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