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469,000 Chevy Malibus Recalled – Seat Belt Failure

Brian Hendricks1 year ago

General Motors (GM) has recalled about 469,000 Chevrolet Malibus after the seat belts were found to be defective. GM has already made several recalls in 2015, but this one is by far the largest.

About the Chevy Malibu Recall

According to the International Business Times, there is a steel belt inside the car that attaches the seat belt to the frame of the vehicle.

However, the steel belt can deteriorate, separating from the car’s frame. As a result, the seat belts will not restrain the driver or passengers in the event of a crash.

This seat belt problem applies to the 2011 and 2012 models of the Chevrolet Malibu. GM recommends that owners bring their car in for a seat belt repair.

Other GM Recalls This Year

  • About 1 million cars were recalled for faulty air bags, including the Pontiac Vibe, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Corolla Matrix, and Toyota Avalon
  • Roughly 87,000 Chevy Malibus from 2013 and 2015 were recalled for having a sunroof switch that posed a pinching hazard to drivers and passengers
  • Chevy Malibu, Chevy Malibu Maxx, and Pontiac G6 sedans from 2006 and 2007 suffered from a potential for sudden power steering loss, leading to a recall of about 70,000 cars
  • About 50,000 hybrid-electric Chevy Volts were recalled as a result of a carbon monoxide hazard
  • The 2015 Buick Encore and Chevrolet Trax were found to be missing important information on the wheels, leading to a large recall
  • The Buick Enclave, Chevy Traverse, and GMC Acadia were recalled due to the weak tread on their tires
  • More than 3,000 Chevy Impalas were found to have problems with their parking brake, despite a recall in 2014 for the same issue
  • About 1,200 Buick Regals, Chevy Impalas, and Chevy Monte Carlos from 2004 were recalled due to leaky engine valves, posing a serious fire hazard


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