2017 Chevrolet Malibu Problems and Top Complaints – Is Your Car A Lemon?

Electrical System, Engine and Transmission issues among the top complaints received by the NHTSA from vehicle owners

By Brian Jones | Updated on

By Brian Jones | Updated on

Within the midsize car segment, there aren’t as many choices today as there once was. Maybe that’s why so many consumers opt to drive the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu. The company claims that the newer model “totally measures up,” but it’s impossible to figure out what they are measuring it up to. Drivers claim there is nothing enjoyable about this model. From a faulty engine to defective brakes, these vehicles fall short in every department

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NHTSA Complaints for the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu

Complaint CategoryNumber of Complaints
Engine
191
Electrical System
129
Vehicle Speed Control
109
Unknown Or Other
105
Power Train
97
Electronic Stability Control
54
Fuel/propulsion System
43
Steering
42
Service Brakes
38
Structure:body
16

Problems with the Engine

Midsize cars are larger than the compact counterpart and require a more powerful, functional engine. No matter how potent the motor appears, if it doesn’t work right, the ride is anything but pleasant.

One Edmunds reviewer states the trouble with this component. “I purchased a 2017 Malibu new with 5 miles 12/2016. Check engine light came on a month and half later. Vehicle is continuously in the shop. My car has lost speed and would not accelerate over 2nd gear on 2 different occasions.  I have had o2 sensors replaced twice, wire harness replaced, accelerator pedal replaced, pre-catalytic converter errors, mis-fire errors, catalytic converter replaced, rear wheel bearings. All items replaced at less than 35,000 miles. In the shop 11 times in the past 12 months. Still makes an intermittent rumbling noise and clunks at time when decelerating. Dealership cannot address since the issue is intermittent and I cannot replicate on command.  Unreliable vehicle with on-going issues and lack of support from dealership and GM.”

The engine has multiple issues, but one of the primary communications to look at is Service Bulletin #19-NA-122. The problem exhibits itself as a rough running engine with a DTC P0300. It might also have a misfire and low compression in the cylinders. It turns out that the cause is a damaged piston that must be replaced. This shouldn’t occur in any new vehicle, especially one that “totally measures up.”

Here are some actual complaints logged with the NHTSA about the 2017 Chevy Malibu Engine Problems:

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2017 CHEVROLET MALIBU. WHILE DRIVING 25 MPH, THE CONTACT HEARD A NOISE COMING FROM THE ENGINE AND THE VEHICLE BEGAN TO STALL. ALSO, THE CHECK ENGINE INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT DROVE TO ART MOEHN CHEVROLET WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THERE WAS A DEFECTIVE CAMSHAFT THAT BURST AND SPREAD METAL FRAGMENTS THROUGHOUT THE ENGINE. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE ENTIRE ENGINE NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE CONTACT WAS GIVEN AN ESTIMATE FOR THE REPAIR COST. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE AND OFFERED THE CONTACT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TOWARDS THE COST OF A NEW ENGINE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 62,000.

I PURCHASED A 2017 CHEVROLET MALIBU ABOUT A YEAR AGO. I HAD A CHECK ENGINE LIGHT COME ON AT ABOUT 25K MILES WHILE DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY. THE WARNING ON MY DASH SAID “ENGINE POWER REDUCED”. I WAS ON A 90 MILE TRIP AND CONTINUED ON, AS I HAD NOTHING I COULD DO THEN AND THERE. I ARRIVED AND TURNED THE CAR OFF, FULLY EXPECTING ISSUES THE NEXT DAY WHEN I LEFT, THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT WAS OFF. I ASSUMED IT WAS JUST A COMPUTER GLITCH OR ISSUE, UNTIL NOW AT ABOUT 35K MILES, ON THE SAME TRIP, THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON WITH THE SAME “ENGINE POWER REDUCED” WARNING CAME ON. I HAVE READ MANY COMPLAINTS ONLINE WITH THIS SAME EXACT ISSUE, AND IT NEVER SEEMS TO BE RESOLVED. BOTH TIMES I HAD BEEN ON THE HIGHWAY FOR ABOUT 15-20 MILES AND COMPLETED THE TRIPS.

I WAS DRIVING ON AN EXPRESSWAY WHEN THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON AND THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE: “REDUCED ENGINE POWER.” THE ENGINE POWER WAS CUT TO APPROXIMATELY 30 MPH WHICH WAS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS ON AN EXPRESSWAY AND I DID NOT KNOW WHAT WAS HAPPENING. I WAS BARELY ABLE TO EXIT THE HIGHWAY WITHOUT INCIDENT AND TOOK THE VEHICLE TO A CHEVY DEALERSHIP. I WAS TOLD TO CUT THE ENGINE AND OPEN/CLOSE THE DRIVER’S SIDE DOOR BEFORE RESTARTING THE VEHICLE. THIS ALLOWED THE VEHICLE TO REGAIN ENGINE POWER BUT THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT REMAINED ON. ACCORDING TO THIS DEALERSHIP AND THE DEALERSHIP THAT ULTIMATELY FIXED THE CAR, THIS IS A COMMON PROBLEM WITH THE CHEVY MALIBU THAT NEEDS TO BE RECALLED. A BRIEF INTERNET SEARCH CONFIRMS THIS IS AN ONGOING PROBLEM WITH THE MALIBU THAT GM HAS YET TO APPROPRIATELY FIX. ALTHOUGH MY VEHICLE WAS FIXED, IT IS A TEMPORARY SOLUTION AT BEST. FURTHERMORE, OTHER DRIVERS HAVE REPORTED SCARY INCIDENTS WHEN THEY WERE DRIVING ON AN EXPRESSWAY AND SUDDENLY LOST ENGINE POWER. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE AND COULD LEAD TO SERIOUS INJURY. MY VEHICLE HAS 25,865 MILES AND I DO NOT WISH TO KEEP PAYING TO FIX THIS PROBLEM ONCE MY VEHICLE IS OUT OF WARRANTY

Problems with the Transmission

The powertrain in any vehicle consists of the transmission and other components required to make the model move. It’s an essential aspect that the engineers must get right, yet the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu falls short once again.

An Edmunds user wrote, “Less than 25,000 miles and car will lurch forward on occasion from the stopped position due to gears (automatic) not engaging. Also will stop hard due to gears shifting too soon which results in reverse not engaging unless you shift off and then back to reverse a second time. Sad thing is I am not getting any error lights so waiting to see what the dealership tells me. I’ve found with Chevy dealerships if there isn’t an error code they tell you there is nothing wrong.”

Chevy isn’t hiding any of its issues but rather filled their communications with transmission problems. Service Bulletin #18-NA-297 is one that stands out. It states that customers might receive an intermittent Shift to Park message, even though they are already in PARK. It’s caused by a defective switch in the transmission controller and requires replacement. In the meantime, we imagine that Chevy has become a curse word to many owners that can’t figure out what the problem is.

Here are some actual complaints logged with the NHTSA about the 2017 Chevy Malibu Transmission Problems:

TL THE CONTACT OWNS A 2017 CHEVROLET MALIBU. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 55 MPH, THE VEHICLE SHUDDERED, BUT NEVER STALLED. ALSO, WHILE ATTEMPTING TO PARK THE VEHICLE, THE GEAR SHIFT INDICATOR SHOWED THE VEHICLE IN PARK; HOWEVER, THE ‘SHIFT INTO PARK’ MESSAGE APPEARED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO KELLER MOTORS INC  WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE GEAR SHIFTER NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 47,000. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

RECENTLY WHEN TURNING THE CAR OFF A WARNING LIGHT APPEARS STATE ? SHIFT TO PARK? EVEN THOUGH THE GEARS ARE IN THE PARKED POSITION.

I PLACED MY CAR IN PARK AND TURNED OFF THE VEHICLE. HOWEVER, THE VEHICLE’S DASH STATED “SHIFT TO PARK.” ALTHOUGH THE ENGINE TURNED OFF NONE OF THE ELECTRICAL SHUT DOWN AND THE VEHICLE SENT NOTIFICATION THAT THE KEYS WERE LEFT IN THE CAR WHEN THEY WERE NOT. THIS HAPPENED SEVERAL TIME. AN INTERNET SEARCH INDICATED THAT THIS IS A PROBLEM IN MY MAKE/MODEL OF CAR. THIS IS A 2017 CHEVY MALIBU.

Problems with the Electrical System

Electrical systems become more complex with every new car model. With these new innovations, engineers must be equipped to ensure peace of mind to the consumer, but that’s not the case with this Malibu.

One Edmunds reviewer details all of the faults with the electrical system. “Every day items fall short! Interface with cell phones is difficult and cumbersome and requires it to be connected physically to be fully interactive. Bluetooth alone does not provide full functions. GPS has had us driving in complete opposite directions of our destinations. Remote start is very poor limited to two starts only. A serious difficulty when you are unexpectedly delayed and need to start  a third or more times. Also the car will not warm the interior of the vehicle remote started. Even when the temp and fan is set to high prior and after two starts. Do not expect to climb into a warm vehicle. The inter fan is weak, the Malibu’s dash and floor fan setting on high is equal to most other brands low setting. Last the auto start/stop. Its terribly annoying and cannot be turned off. It creates an unsafe condition at times when parking. You can bypass it by shifting to L6 but its rather inconvenient. Real kicker is the auto stop/start offers no fuel mileage benefit. Seems more like a gimmick.”

While most of these troubles are nuisances, there are some electrical problems that can’t be ignored. For example, Service Bulletin #N182195660 details how the engine misfires, consumes too much oil and generally malfunctions because of electrical issues. They even state that the concerns require “immediate repair,” yet there is no recall issued so consumers are aware. Instead, drivers are left dealing with engines and electronics that don’t work the way they should. One has to wonder what the Malibu is measuring up against. It’s possible the automaker was aiming to be the biggest lemon on the road.

Here are some actual complaints logged with the NHTSA about the 2017 Chevy Malibu Electrical Problems:

THE CAR ON A IRREGULAR BUT BASIS BUT AT INCONVENIENT TIMES WILL NOT START WITH PUSH BUTTON START. ERROR MESSAGE IS “NO REMOTE DETECTED” THE INTERNET TELLS ME THE A TSB 197955 WAS ISSUED BUT I CAN GET ACCESS TO THE TSB..

WHILE DRIVING IN THE LEFT MOST LANE OF A TOLLWAY IN STOP AND GO TRAFFIC, THE CAR WAS AT A STOP AND SUDDENLY LOST ALL ELECTRICAL POWER. THE CAR COMPLETELY SHUT DOWN WITH NO WARNING OR WARNING LIGHTS. NOTHING WORKED INCLUDING HAZARD LIGHTS. ATTEMPTS TO JUMP START THE CAR WERE UNSUCCESSFUL AND THE CAR HAD TO BE TOWED TO A SAFE PLACE. AFTER THAT THE CAR STARTED AGAIN AS IF NOTHING HAD HAPPENED. NO ERROR LIGHTS OR ANY VISIBLE SIGNS THAT SOMETHING WAS EVER WRONG. BATTERY WAS LESS THAN A YEAR OLD AND FUEL WAS 1/3 TANK.

AFTER TRIP OF A FEW MILES AND AFTER TURNING OFF THE START/STOP(KEYLESS) SWITCH, THE SCREEN MESSAGED THAT THE REMOTE KEY WAS NOT DETECTED, EVEN THOUGH IT WAS STILL IN THE CAR. NEITHER REMOTE KEYS WOULD NOT PERFORM ANY FUNCTION NOR WOULD MANUALLY PUSHING DOOR LOCKS OR SWITCH. AFTER ABOUT 20 MINUTES REMOTE KEY OPERATION RETURNED.THIS HAPPENED AGAIN ABOUT 2 WEEKS LATER. THE DEALER CANNOT FIND THE PROBLEM. I AM WORRIED THAT THIS WILL STOP THE ENGINE IN A CRITICAL SITUATION.

Problems with the Fuel System

The fuel in any vehicle is what helps to propel it forward. After fueling up, many owners are having some trouble that’s worth mentioning.

One NHTSA user stated, “After filling vehicle fully with the fuel, the fuel gauge does not register full. My dealership contacted GM and they said it is a ‘non-issue’ but the dealership disagrees since they have had numerous vehicles with the same complaint.”

What’s even more critical is the recall issued by Chevy related to the fuel system. NHTSA Campaign Number 18V358000 illustrates how a fuel leak can occur from a damaged fuel line. It turns out that the high-pressure fuel pump can detach from the mounting flange. If this occurs, fire is a real concern. To repair the defect, GM must replace both the pump and the fuel pipe. Until then, the Malibu might go down in a blaze of glory while trying to prove how superior it is.

Here are some actual complaints logged with the NHTSA about the 2017 Chevy Malibu Fuel System Problems:

I PURCHASED A 2017 CHEVY MALIBU IN APRIL 2017 WITH 11 MILES. IN LESS THAN A MONTH, THE CAR STARTED HAVING ISSUES. TOOK THE VEHICLE INTO THE DEALERSHIP FOR INSPECTION WITH THE INITIAL PROBLEM BEING THE O2 SENSOR THEY UPDATED THE SOFTWARE AND IT WAS NOTED GM WOULD MONITOR THE CONCERN AND HAS BEEN AN ONGOING ISSUE SINCE. THE PROBLEMS ARE AS FOLLOWS: DASHBOARD GOES BLANK WHILE DRIVING, CODES: P0036, P0037, P0138, P0141, P2097 X3; P2122, P2127, P2138, ACCELERATOR PEDAL REPLACED X3 WITHIN A TWO MONTH TIME FRAME WITH THROTTLE HARNESS BEING REPLACED ON THE THIRD TIME, REDUCED ENGINE POWER TO 20 MPH WHILE DRIVING, SCANNING NOISE COMING FROM ENGINE WHILE VEHICLE IS BOTH IN THE ON/OFF POSITION; STILL HAVE NO EXPLANATION OF THE PROBLEM. THE SOUND WILL SOMETIMES OCCUR BEFORE REDUCED ENGINE POWER. WHILE THE CAR WAS UNDER WARRANTY, THE ISSUES WERE NOT ADDRESSED AND WERE NO LONGER GM’S CONCERN AFTER THE WARRANTY EXPIRED. I FILED A BBB CLAIM TO HELP RESOLVE THE ONGOING PROBLEMS WITH THE VEHICLE. THE BBB AWARDED THE DECISION THAT GM IS TO REPAIR ANY ISSUES WITH THE THROTTLE, ACCELERATOR PEDAL, AND EMISSIONS WITH FOUR ATTEMPTS TO DO SO.

MY VEHICLE WOULD NOT START. THE STARTER WOULD TRY AND TURN THE ENGINE OVER FOR 10 SECONDS THEN THE STARTER WOULD SHUT OFF. THIS HAPPENED ON 3/7/18 AND THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED IN FOR SERVICE. THE FUEL PUMP CONTROL MODULE” WAS REPLACED AT THE DEALERSHIP AND I TOOK POSSEION OF THE CAR ON 3/10/18. ON 3/12/18 THE VEHICLE HAD THE SAME ISSUE WITH NO FUEL PRESSURE AND RESULTED IN THE CAR TURNING OFF WHILE DRIVING AND I WAS UNABLE TO START THE VEHICLE AGAIN. IT WAS THEN TOWED TO ANOTHER DEALERSHIP WHICH IS NOW REPLACING THE “FUEL PUMP DUE TO A GM TSB COMMUNICATION 16-NA-225.

ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON, LACK OF POWER TO ENGINE. WAS DRIVING 68 MPH WHEN IT OCCURRED ON GEORGIA 400. CAR WAS TAKEN TO DEALERSHIP, AND DIAGNOSED WITH A PEDAL SENSOR ISSUE. THE PART IS ON BACK ORDER BECAUSE SO MANY MALIBUS HAVE THIS ISSUE. THIS SHOULD BE A RECALL ISSUE

Problems with the Brakes

What is the purpose of the service brakes? They are designed to stop the vehicle and keep occupants safe. Yet, the Malibu has poorly engineered brakes that lead to massive failure.

Just look at this NHTSA complaint. “The contact owns a 2017 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving approximately 30 mph, the brake pedal was depressed, but the vehicle failed to immediately stop. The contact turned the vehicle off and, upon attempting to restart the engine, the ‘Key could not be detected’ message appeared. The vehicle eventually restarted and was taken to the local dealer, but the cause of the failure was not determined. The manufacturer was notified, but no assistance was offered.”

We see other braking concerns, including Service Bulletin #17-NA-042. It appears that customers have trouble getting the brakes to stop applying after severely braking. Until the car reaches 0 mph, the car will not accelerate or perform normally. To repair this problem, the EBCM must be re-calibrated. Otherwise, drivers can sit in the middle of the road showcasing how their vehicle “totally measures up.”

Here are some actual complaints logged with the NHTSA about the 2017 Chevy Malibu Brake Problems:

WAS DRIVING DOWN ROAD MY 2017 MALABU STARTED SLOWING DOWN ON IT’S ON I TRIED TO STOP AT A STOP SIGN AND THE BREAKS DID NOT WORK CAR DIED AND WILL NOT RESTART. CODE INDICATES BREAK BOOSTER

WHEN EXITING OFF THE FREEWAY TRAVELING APPROXIMATELY 65 MPH THE BRAKES FAILED TO STOP THE CAR. BRAKE PEDAL BECAME SOLID MAKING IT IMPOSSIBLE TO STOP OR EVEN SLOW THE CAR DOWN. ENGINE LIGHT POPPED ON AND WHEN DIAGNOSED, THE FOLLOWING CODES APPEAR: BRAKE BOOSTER PRESSURE SENSOR, WORN/DAMAGED VACUUM LINES, CORRODED/DAMAGED CONNECTOR, DAMAGE/FAULTY WIRING, DEFECTIVE BRAKE BOOSTER, DEFECTIVE PCM.

Problems with the Electronic Stability Control

The point of electronic stability control is to help provide a comfortable, solid drive. When the system begins to malfunction, owners can only hope for an enjoyable ride.

One NHTSA reviewer said, “Car indicating to place in PARK after placing the shifter into park and shutting down the car. This happens weekly at least. I was coming to a stop at a light and the car just completely shut off, NO POWER dash flashed a few times. I put it in PARK, then I pushed the button to start. It didn’t start. I’m stuck at a stoplight on a busy street during morning traffic. Second time this has happened.”

We see other issues through the automaker communications. Service Bulletin #08-07-30-026D talks about how the vehicles rock and move forward while in PARK. It might also exhibit a clunking noise. This is caused by residual transmission fluid in the clutch packs and is considered normal by the automaker. Apparently, part of measuring up against the competition is to just bump into nearby models after parking the vehicle.

Here are some actual complaints logged with the NHTSA about the 2017 Chevy Malibu Stabilitrak Problems:

WELL COMING TO A STOP AT A RED LIGHT THE VEHICLE SHUTS OFF WITH NO POWER. THIS HAPPENED TO ME MULTIPLE TIME WITH THE CAR HAVING NO POWER THAT I CAN’T EVEN PUT MY EMERGENCY LIGHTS ON. PRIOR TO THIS MY VEHICLE NOTED “SERVICE STABILITY” ON DASH BOARD AND THAT WENT AWAY. AFTER THAT ISSUE POPPED UP ANOTHER ISSUE OCCURRED. MY DASHBOARD NOTED “SHIFT TO PARK” WHEN MY GEAR WAS IN PARK. MY DEALERSHIP REPLACED IT IN WHICH THAT’S WHEN THE CAR STARTED TO SHUT OFF MORE.

WHEN DRIVING THE VEHICLE SWERVES AND FISHTAILS FROM TIME TO TIME. DEALER IS STATING STABILITRAK NEEDS TO BE REPAIRED, THE CAR HAS GOOD TIRES, HASN’T BEEN INVOLVED IN ANY ACCIDENT AND IS TOO NEW TO BE HAVING THIS ISSUE

Problems with the Steering

On any new vehicle, it’s expected that the steering is smooth and controlled. The Chevy Malibu doesn’t do anything that seems normal at all.

An NHTSA reviewer wrote, “Bought vehicle brand new, now has 14,000 miles. On 2 separate occasions while coasting from highway speeds, the steering wheel would jerk rapidly back and forth on its own. It is a rapid right left right left only moving the wheel about 2 inches from the center each way. It has on numerous occasions at highway speeds felt like the steering went really loose, almost a neutral feel without resistance and vehicle becomes difficult to control when this happens. In neither situation will do it to the point any service technician will ever be able to duplicate it. The steering went ‘loose’ on about 12 to 14 occasions. The rapid back and forth jerking has happened twice. The rapid jerking has happened both times on different road services at speeds below 45 mph while coasting, foot completely off the gas pedal and foot not touching the brake pedal.”

Interestingly enough, there is an unusual communication about the steering system. Service bulletin #19-NA-185 states that customers notice a shimmy and shaking occur when they release their hands from the wheel between 38 to 40 mph. The automaker claims that this is a normal occurrence and to prevent it, drivers should keep their hands on the wheel. Does GM think that the majority of drivers are stupid and require lessons? Of course, people should keep their hands on the wheel, but that doesn’t negate the shaking that’s occurring. It’s possible that the vibration is meant to remind drivers of how this model measures up.

Here are some actual complaints logged with the NHTSA about the 2017 Chevy Malibu Steering Problems:

STEERING ASSIST REDUCED ALERT. THIS HAS BEEN REPORTED ON SEVERAL GYM AND CHEVROLET CARS. INCLUDING 2016 MALIBU. I HAVE A 2017 MALIBU. IT WAS IN MOTION

BOUGHT VEHICLE BRAND NEW, NOW HAS 14,000 MILES. ON 2 SEPARATE OCCASIONS WHILE COASTING FROM HIGHWAY SPEEDS THE STEERING WHEEL WOULD JERK RAPIDLY BACK AND FORTH ON ITS OWN. IT IS A RAPID RIGHT LEFT RIGHT LEFT ONLY MOVING THE WHEEL ABOUT 2 INCHES FROM THE CENTER EACH WAY. IT HAS ON NUMEROUS OCCASION AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS FELT LIKE THE STEERING WENT REALLY LOOSE, ALMOST A NEUTRAL FEEL WITHOUT RESISTANCE AND VEHICLE BECOMES DIFFICULT TO CONTROL WHEN THIS HAPPENS. IN NEITHER SITUATION WILL IT DO IT TO THE POINT ANY SERVICE TECHNICIAN WILL EVER BE ABLE TO DUPLICATE IT. THE STEERING HAS WENT “LOOSE” ON ABOUT 12 TO 14 OCCASIONS. THE RAPID BACK AND FORTH JERKING HAS HAPPENED TWICE. THE RAPID JERKING HAS HAPPENED BOTH TIMES ON DIFFERENT ROAD SURFACES AT SPEEDS BELOW 45 MPH WHILE COATING, FOOT COMPLETELY OFF THE GAS PEDAL AND FOOT NOT TOUCHING THE BRAKE PEDAL.

TWO TIMES WHILE I WAS DRIVING I PUT ON MY BRAKES AND MY POWER STEERING LOCKED UP COMPLETELY I COULD BARELY DRIVE IT I ALMOST GOT INTO A WRECK I TOOK CAR TO CHEVROLET AND THEY SAID THAT RACK AND PINION NEEDED TO BE REPLACED

Problems with the Vehicle Structure

To conclude, one must also look at the structure of this Malibu model. This is just another one of the systems/components that isn’t made the way it should have been.

One Edmunds user stated, “I bought my Malibu new. 2 years ago. I just now noticed It has been leaking around the 3rd brake light sense I had it. There was about 3 gallons of water where the spare tire was. I was told that Chevy new about it and did not notify anybody about it. It does not have a trunk release inside, you have to use your FOB or get out of the car and open it. I have been a Chevy owner all of my life. But I think I am going to try Toyota or Honda next time.”

It turns out, this vehicle has rampant leaking issues. In fact, GM released Special Coverage N192210570 that affects over 250,000 vehicles. In this statement, they acknowledged that a water leak occurs through the center high mount stop lamp. If flooding cars don’t signify how this model “totally measures up,” it’s unclear what will.

Here are some actual complaints logged with the NHTSA about the 2017 Chevy Malibu Water Leak Problems:

MY VEHICLE LEAKS WATER AT THE TOP OF THE BACK WINDSHIELD. THE WATER RUNS DOWN THE METAL BODY INTO THE SPARE TIRE WELL IN THE TRUNK. WHEN I DISCOVERED IT, THERE WAS 10 INCHES OF WATER IN THE SPARE TIRE WELL. THE BODY WALL IS RUSTING AT THE TOP, WEAKENING THE BODY WALL AND JEOPARDIZING THE INTEGRITY AND SAFETY OF THE VEHICLE. THERE ARE WIDESPREAD COMPLAINTS ON THE INTERNET ABOUT THIS PROBLEM.

VEHICLE WAS LEAKING INTO CABIN THROUGH THE THIRD BRAKE LIGHT CAUSED BY A FAULTY GASKET.

BACK WINDOW IS LEAKING WATER INTO THE INTERIOR AND INSIDE THE HEADLINER. NOTICED AFTER HEAVY RAINS AS WELL AS WHEN USING THE CAR WASH.

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Complaint Data

CategoryElectrical System, Engine
DateDec 05, 2022
StateCA
Description
Engine shuts off while driving and sometimes will not restart. This is not the regular start/stop functionality. My car shuts of when it should not and creates a crash hazard.
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateDec 02, 2022
StateOH
Description
My check engine light came on and I had reduced power and could not speed up. I have seen other with same problem 2017 chevy malibu. This needs investigated big time before someone gets hurt. Should be a recall on this.
CategoryElectrical System, Engine, Power Train
DateDec 01, 2022
StatePA
Description
Engine light came on along with decreased engine power light. Felt the transmission downshifting. Speed went from 50 down to 20 while on an expressway and I had to pull off the road and shut it down. Waited awhile, turned it back on and it continued several times to downshift. Took it to the dealer, had to wait a few weeks for the part and the accelerator pedal sensor needed to be replaced. Thank god I was not in the passing lane or there would 've been a very bad accident.
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateNov 27, 2022
StateNJ
Description
During driving on the highway, the car went into reduced power mode and speed was limited to 30 mph. This was during driving on highways with 55 mph or 65 mph speed limits and could have resulted in an accident. My daughter was driving the car on all 3 occasions which makes this problem even more upsetting. The same part has been replaced 3 times (refer to receipts) relating to the accelerator pedal 3. 451 n. This is a major defect that is reoccurring. Nhtsa needs to take action on this safety defect with general motors for a corrective repair. I see this has been reported before on this website by others. You immediately action on this matter is appreciated.
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateNov 17, 2022
StateWI
Description
About 2 years ago I began having issues with my 2017 chevy malibu right before I hit my 100k mile extended warranty. The error message "engine power reduced" appeared on the dash while driving on the interstate and my car began rapidly decelerating on its own. I had no where to get off the interstate and pulled over on the side. I shut my car off for a couple minutes, restarted and went on my way for about 30 seconds when it happened again. This continued making my normal 45 minute commute home far longer. I took it into the dealership right away and the replaced the accelerator sensor. Problem solved for just over a year when it happened again in february 2022. The car was no longer in warranty so we took it to our local mechanic who said it was the same issue. We replaced the sensor for a second time. Now, november 2022 and it is happening again. This is not a cheap repair and is a major safety concern when driving at high speeds and the car decides to rapidly decelerate, not allowing me to drive more that 20mph. I live in wisconsin where roads are slick in the winter. Losing control of the cars speed is a serious safety concern for myself, anyone in the car with me and those driving behind me. I understand this is a well known issue with the models between 2016-2018 but gm has failed to recall these vehicles. Why? Why is nothing being done about this? 3 times in 2 years is ridiculous and there are thousands of cars that have reported this exact issue. Please help.
CategoryEngine And Engine Cooling
DateNov 10, 2022
StateNJ
Description
The contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the vehicle lost motive power and stalled at an intersection. There were no warning lights illuminated. The contact called the local dealer, but the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The approximate failure mileage was 41,000. The vin was not available.
CategoryLane Departure: Assist, Steering
DateNov 08, 2022
StateOH
Description
Issue 1 changing lanes at a red light and car steering wheel locked up causing the car to go one lane too many to the right and get struck by another vehicle issue 2 car shuts off at every stop and hesitates to take off causing unsafe conditions
CategoryEngine
DateOct 25, 2022
StateGA
Description
Engine power reduced, car reduces to 40-20 mph while in traffic. Has started to shut off completely while driving.
CategoryForward Collision Avoidance: Automatic Emergency Braking, Service Brakes
DateOct 20, 2022
StateOH
Description
My vehicle has become harder to bake almost to the point that the brake doesn't work took my car to have it accessed and was told my brake booster is damaged and causing my car to barely brake it is extremely dangerous can cause harm to myself or my family
CategoryAir Bags
DateOct 17, 2022
StateOR
Description
The contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. The contact stated that while driving approximately 30 -35 mph and making a turn, a 2009 hyundai elantra sideswiped the vehicle and crashed into the driver's rear quarter panel. There were no warning indicator lights illuminated. The air bags did not deploy. The driver sustained injuries to the neck and indicated it was whiplash and a cervical sprain. Medical attention was provided. A police report was filed. There was no reported fire. The vehicle was towed to an independent lot. The local dealer was not contacted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and opened a case. The approximate failure mileage was 98,000.
CategoryElectrical System, Steering, Suspension
DateOct 11, 2022
StateLA
Description
I have a 2017 malibu and have gotten a message on my mfd (multi-function display) screen on the dash that said steering assist reduce, drive with care. It happens while driving city streets and at a complete stop. Now the doors are unlocking when the message pops up at stops. Also the care is losing power at the stops now and coming back on. It does not allow me to accelerate. This is very dangerous. I took my car into the dealership a couple months ago for the same error message but they blew it off saying I needed some type of fluid (if I remember correctly). Now, I have the same issue amplified. It wrecks lemon! I filed another complaint months ago, but I'm filing again due to scheduling yet another service appointment at the chevrolet dealership. (hence why I put todays date of the incident).
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateOct 03, 2022
StateIL
Description
The accelerator pedal position sensor failed causing reduced engine power mode. This happened on the highway with the speed limit of 55 which reduced my speed to 20 mph while around other vehicles. This put the safety of myself and my two children at risk because cars behind me didn't expect a sudden change of speed along with myself. Having no warning is insanely scary. This problem is apparently not a recall on my car but yet I've found the gm recall online for chevy malibus years 2016-2018. This hasn't caused an incident yet but I have seen major complaints and how this is a reoccurring problem which isn't surprising to me because I had a 2012 chevy equinox before this with the same issue. Having this happen twice is ridiculous in my opinion. This happened two weeks after I bought the used car from a dealership it only had 59,000 something miles but I am disappointed as to how this is costing me already. This makes me never want chevy or gm again.
CategoryEngine, Unknown Or Other, Vehicle Speed Control
DateSep 28, 2022
StateMN
Description
I have taking my car to chevy 8/2021 twice and now 9/28/22 for what I believe to be throttle body control and accelerator pedal issue. The engine reduce light and check engine lite continues to come on causing my car to lose speed while driving. Chevy keeps telling me its a oil pressure issue now their saying it may be a oil gasket. At this point I feel like there is a lot of complaints of the same issue. I'm hoping someone can look into this further as it's costly and seems to be a chevy issue nation wide. I see there has even been a lawsuit : jun 9, 2022 — a class action lawsuit against general motors alleges the company hid a defect in its chevy malibu that can cause a sudden loss of power. Https://topclassactions. Com/lawsuit-settlements/consumer-products/auto-news/chevy-malibu-class-action-alleges-power-defect-cover-up/ I feel like this is very dangerous and I don't want to get hurt or hurt anyone in the process.
CategoryEngine, Power Train
DateSep 24, 2022
StateLA
Description
Contined chevk engine light concerns despite paying for repairs multiple times at chevy dealership. Always issues with throttle body and pcm. Additionally receiving codes for reduced engine power/speed reduction while driving and frequent messages of "shift to park," when already parked.
CategoryAir Bags
DateSep 14, 2022
StateIN
Description
The contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. The contact stated that while driving approximately 15 mph a second vehicle t-boned into the passenger side of the vehicle causing substantial damage to the passenger side body of the vehicle. During the crash, no air bags were deployed including the passenger side curtain airbags. The front seat passenger sustained neck back and hip injuries and the driver sustained neck and back injuries both requiring medical treatment. A police report was taken at the scene. The vehicle was drivable. The cause of the failure was not determined. The local dealer and manufacturer were not notified of the incident. The failure mileage was 130,000.
CategoryPower Train:automatic Transmission:lever And Linkage:floor Shift
DateSep 14, 2022
StateDE
Description
When shutting off vehicle, will get an alert to put vehicle in park. Even though you're in park. Engine will shut off but everything else stays on. Car will continuous beep. You then have to turn car on and off until message goes away.
CategoryPower Train
DateSep 12, 2022
StateNJ
Description
Shifting into park, transmission control assembly. Cannot put the car into park, have to fiddle with the shifter to get the car to turn off, drains my battery. Have to make certain car is off and in park before putting gas into the car. First incident was in april, and now ongoing every time I try to turn the car off. Error message: shift to park
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateSep 05, 2022
StateCA
Description
Upon leaving work and gaining speed to 40mph I received a dash notification specifying engine power reduced and my mileage went down abruptly to 20mph. My check engine light came on and the power steering light appeared on my dash with the engine power reduced notification. I was not able to accelerate past 20 mphs.
CategoryEngine, Service Brakes, Vehicle Speed Control
DateAug 29, 2022
StateSC
Description
Small trip to georgia granddaughter's birthday. Vehicle just went in limp mode. Lost power brakes. My brothers code reader showed p0 014, p0 017, p1101, p0016. I'm pulling up and showing on nhtsh for open recalls and one complaint. I'm trying to make a complaint. The car we turn off. Wouldn't crank back. Sometime when you wiggle the wire by the throttle it would crank. No power breaking. No engine pole to go up hills. No speed. On google and youtube I have found recalls of powertrain automatic transmission six recalls on the website. Chevy malibu vacuum pump recalls. I'm having a vacuum leak you can hear it when the car does turn off the engine fan runs for ever. I'm showing problems with chevy malibu vacuum val cover gasket recalls. Problems with chevy malibu brake vacuum pump recalls. Problems with chevy malibu 2013 through 2022 booster vacuum pump recall the defect. Problem showing gm 1. 5 l poo14 dash p0017 exhaust camshaft timing. Somethings gone major wrong and I'm showing recalls and I am looking for gm to fix this car I have a a lot of money in it and still owe a lot of money on it.!
CategoryPower Train
DateAug 25, 2022
StateFL
Description
The contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. The contact stated that while coming to a stop, the vehicle lost motive power and electrical power. The contact stated she was able to jump start the vehicle and the vehicle operated normally. The battery was replaced and the stability trac warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed. The manufacturer was contacted and stated that the vehicle was not under recall. The contact was referred to the nhtsa hotline. The failure mileage was 22,000.
CategoryPower Train:automatic Transmission:lever And Linkage:floor Shift
DateAug 22, 2022
StateIL
Description
In order to turn off the vehicle, the vehicle must be in park. I have experienced several incidences where, despite being in park (shifter is moved all the way forward and the “p” is red on the dash display), the vehicle will not turn off and states to shift to park to turn off. Sometimes I can just return the car to drive and then put it in to park again, but I have had several incidences where I was unable to turn off my vehicle after 10 or more tries to get it in to “park”.
CategoryPower Train:automatic Transmission:lever And Linkage:floor Shift
DateAug 22, 2022
StateMD
Description
The car will show shift to park. It has been repaired before. Gm is aware of this but it can happen multiple times. It will cause the battery to drain faster, the starter to go faster due to starting the car over and over.
CategoryPower Train:automatic Transmission:lever And Linkage:floor Shift
DateAug 11, 2022
StateOH
Description
The contact's mother owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. The contact stated that while parking the vehicle, the gear shifter was shifted into park(p) however, the “shift to park” message was displayed, preventing the vehicle from turning off. The contact shifted the gear shifter back and forth and then shifted into park(p) before the proper gear was recognized. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that an unknown switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 18,000.
CategoryEngine
DateAug 09, 2022
StateOH
Description
While driving, car speed decreases to 20 mph. I continue to push the pedal and then suddenly revs up to pedal speed. The vehicle jerks while this is happening. There has been a loud clinking sound under the pedal area. No warning lamps. This happens intermittently and dealership will not do any repairs without a code or replicating the issue. This is a huge safety concern and I can no longer drive this vehicle safely. What can I do to get this repaired?
CategoryEquipment:electrical:infotainment
DateAug 02, 2022
StateOH
Description
The infotainment system is completely out: I have no navigation, no radio, no clock, no way to adjust anything in the vehicle, no cruise control, left rear turn signal is malfunctioning, left rear brake light is out, left front running light is out, it takes 3-8x to press the ignition button to start the vehicle, I cannot open my trunk, the emissions light keeps going on and off and the check engine light keeps going on and off.
CategoryEngine, Service Brakes
DateJul 25, 2022
StateTX
Description
Vacuum pump has stopped working properly causing it very difficult to brake. Autostop feature has stopped working properly due to this problem. This is the second time I have had issues with the vacuum pump.
CategoryPower Train:automatic Transmission:lever And Linkage:floor Shift
DateJul 19, 2022
StateWI
Description
When the vehicle is in park and turned off, there is a message that appears on the dashboard that reads, "shift to park," despite the gear shift in the park position. This is a safety hazard because the vehicle will not turn off and will continue to use the vehicle's battery unless the "shift to park" message is cleared from the dash board. To clear the message, one must press the gear shift button several times or wiggle the gear shifter. My spouse spent 10 minutes doing this earlier today and was almost late for a doctor's appointment. If my spouse did not clear the "shift to park" message, my spouse would have risked having a dead battery after the doctor's appointment and would have had to call for a ride home or walk in weather with heat indices in the mid-90 degree f. The "shift to park" message has showed up on the dashboard with increased frequency over the past several weeks and chevy should issue a recall to remedy this issue at no cost to consumers. This is a known issue by chevy, according to gmauthority. Com, as a class action lawsuit has been filed because chevy has not acted to fix a known problem in their vehicles. I am writing to add my complaint to the list complaints this agency has received regarding this issue. Please promptly issue a recall to remedy this issue.
CategoryPower Train:automatic Transmission:lever And Linkage:floor Shift
DateJul 18, 2022
StateTX
Description
For the past almost year, my vehicle states to shift to park b ut it is in park. This is happening on a regular basis. I should not have to sit there and wrestle with the transmission shifter to get this to turn off. This has caused my battery to die and now my transmission is slipping. This is a known issue for several models and is becoming a serious issue for me.
CategoryEngine, Steering, Vehicle Speed Control
DateJul 13, 2022
StateSC
Description
My car has been in and out of the dealership since I purchased it back in 2017. The vehicle shuts off while I am driving it. The first time this happened I was on the highway with my 5 year old son. I completely lost power and had no control being my steering wheel locked. Since then I have repeatedly had the same issue. Each time calling the dealership and each time they find either nothing wrong with it. Or say they fixed the issue which I was charged for. For the same issue that was fixed to happen again. This happened yet again today as I was making a left hand turn onto a 4 lane highway. It happens atleast once a day. I lost all power to my car. Steering wheel locked and car refused to start. There is something going on with this car and many others. The dealership I purchased it from agreed and offered to get me into a new malibu being it's a safety issue but I want nothing to do with another chevy after my research. Too many issues with this car. This car has already been fixed for the recall involved and this is still happening. And the car also won't go into park. It says shift to park which drains the battery because the car never really shuts off. Before the recall I payed for repairs out of pocket for what the dealership “thought” it was which it was not. Clearly because the same thing keeps happening. Nothing different. It's all the same. This car is a lemon. God forbid my car stops in the middle of a highway and won't start. I won't say the rest but if there are any injuries or the worst I have documented everything through my dealership. My family and I will sue.
CategoryPower Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateJul 11, 2022
StateCA
Description
Shifting delays that cause loss of power for the past 2 years. I would have reported sooner but did not know how until now.
CategoryPower Train:automatic Transmission:lever And Linkage:floor Shift
DateJul 10, 2022
StatePA
Description
Problem with the shifter. Placed it in park. Message center says to put it in park. Had to jiggle the shifter a few times, then the message would stop. Sometimes, I had to restart the car and take it out of park and back in. It would happen once in awhile and now more frequently . Took it to a chevy dealer and they had to replace the shifter.
CategoryPower Train, Service Brakes
DateJul 08, 2022
StateNC
Description
First incident, vehicle in motion moving about 45 mph approached red light vehicle started making loud tick noise when to start to slow down and break pedal was solid not able to slow the vehicle down. Panicked, 3 children in my car in fear for their safety. Was able to put both feet and press as hard as I could to attempt to stop the car. Car thankfully came to a stop and was able to pull over exit the car and have towed to dealership. Dealership inspected vehicle and decided that the vacuum pump had locked up and the case and gear had broken apart. Replaced part and everything was working. Second incident, noticed fluid on driveway, took car to dealership and they stated the vacuum pump was leaking, changed gasket. Third incident, driving car down the highway, vehicle lost speed (jumped) and check engine light came on. Exited highway and car shut off and breaks were again solid had to again use two feet to press as hard as I could in order to not blow through an intersection. Was able to get off road call tow truck and tow to closest shop. They inspected vehicle and found the vacuum pump locked up again and broken pieces where sent into the engine and destroyed the cam shaft.
CategoryEngine And Engine Cooling, Vehicle Speed Control
DateJul 01, 2022
StateCA
Description
The contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. The contact stated that while driving and attempting to accelerate, the vehicle jerked and decelerated from 65 mph to approximately 20 mph; the vehicle then independently accelerated to 40 mph. While at a stop sign, the vehicle stalled. The engine power reduced message was displayed. Additionally, water had entered the trunk of the vehicle and the contact was concerned about mold. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer where it was diagnosed and determined that the engine needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified but no additional assistance was provided. The failure mileage was approximately 180,000.
CategoryPower Train:automatic Transmission:lever And Linkage:floor Shift
DateJul 01, 2022
StateMI
Description
The vehicle displays “shift to park”. Cannot turn off car and most recently we needed to turn the car on/off 12 times to get the vehicle to park. We're worried we will not see the error message and exit the vehicle with the possibility of the car moving as it doesn't recognize that the car is in park.
CategoryService Brakes
DateJun 30, 2022
StateNC
Description
As I was driving in a 45 mph two-lane road, the car in front of me wanted to turn left and when I stepped on the brake pedal, it was stiff. The car wouldn't slow down. So, I quickly stepped on the parking brake which helped and possibly saved my life and the life/lives of those I could have hit. One can only imagine the fear I had. The check engine light came on right after. When tested it reported p0556 - brake pressure sensor; something that has to do with the brake booster vacuum pump. When I talked to a mechanic, he recommended I report this issue here because this should not happen.
CategoryForward Collision Avoidance: Automatic Emergency Braking, Service Brakes
DateJun 26, 2022
StateFL
Description
This vehicle has been in the shop multiple times for the vacuum pump brakes to be replaced by the dealership. This is the 3rd time that the time the car will be taken to the dealership for the car to have the vacuum pump replaced, due to almost being in a major accident the 2nd time in the middle of a 4 way intersection because the brakes went out and the vehicle had to be towed. The brakes continues to lock up and is a danger to our safety. This car has been reported to general motors to made as a recall. This car is consider a lemon at this point and I would like for someone to contact me at 954. 658. 5108.
CategoryUnknown Or Other, Vehicle Speed Control
DateJun 26, 2022
StateWI
Description
For over a year now my car has a weird hesitation when I press the gas and fully have the pedal down it just crawls no more than 8mph then all of sudden it will jump into speed and take off. The shop has had my vehicle for over 3 months and couldnt figure it out just told me to put premium gas in and that still hasnt solved the problem. This car has been nothing but problems. Havent even had it three years and its been in the shop for almost 6 months in total
CategoryElectrical System, Engine, Unknown Or Other
DateJun 17, 2022
StateOK
Description
Since purchasing this vehicle I have had to take to repair shop several times due to the automatic shut off when at a stop light but car cuts out completely and sometimes will not start back up. I have had to be towed to the shop I have had to replace the battery once already because of this and looks like will have to replace battery again because it has started doing the same thing again. I have only had this car a year and am ready to give it back to the dealership.
CategoryElectrical System, Power Train
DateJun 08, 2022
StateFL
Description
The contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. The contact stated that the automatic start/stop feature intermittently failed to operate as needed and the vehicle would shut off while at a complete stop. There were several unknown warning lights illuminated. During the most recent failure, the vehicle failed to restart after several attempts. A fellow motorist assisted her in jump-starting the vehicle and the contact was able to resume normal driving. The contact then took the vehicle to a dealer where it remained in their possession while awaiting a diagnostic test. The manufacturer had yet to be notified of the failure. The vehicle had yet to be repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 67,000.
CategoryService Brakes, Service Brakes, Hydraulic:power Assist:vacuum
DateJun 08, 2022
StateMD
Description
Component: vacuum pump, booster which caused engine damage (cam shaft) safety: unable to stop which could cause a collision confirmation: chevrolet dealer confirmed the booster caused the vacuum pump to fail which also caused engine damage inspection: geico is sending an inspector and chevrolet also confirmed damage warning lights: no warning lights,
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJun 08, 2022
StateNJ
Description
The vehicle has just over 51,000 miles on it. When shifted to park and turned off, it gives an error message "shift to park" and will not shut all the way off. This requires the car to be restarted, shifted out of park and back into park and shut down again, often multiple times. The car is currently at the dealership having the shifter assembly replaced, which will cost over 0 in parts and labor. Online research indicates this is a common and known problem, with bulletins issued in all 50 states. If the shifter assembly becomes obstructed from proper functioning by debris, as these bulletins suggest, it would appear that this could eventually result in the inability to put the car in park at all, which would be a major safety concern. Gm states it is not under recall at present.
CategoryPower Train
DateJun 06, 2022
StateNC
Description
The contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. The contact stated upon coming to a complete stop, the vehicle shut off and the warning messages "power engine low", "steering reduced; be careful" were displayed. The contact stated upon restarting the vehicle, the warning messages were no longer illuminated and she was able to continue driving. The contact stated that the failure reoccurred several times. Additionally, the contact stated while driving 45-55 mph, the vehicle decelerated independently to 25-30 mph. The contact stated that the failure had been reoccurring intermittently. The check engine warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the convertor actuator voltage performance for the power train system had failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The local dealer was notified of the failure and an appointment was scheduled for the repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 97,000.
CategoryEngine, Service Brakes
DateJun 02, 2022
StateVA
Description
Vehicle check engine light came on. Then a warning saying reduced engine power came on. I then lost most of my accelerator and slowed me down from 65 mph to about 30 right in the middle of the highway. As I was pulling off to the emergency shoulder my brakes became very stiff and started pulsating rapidly. I could hardly press the pedal enough to make the vehicle come to a stop safely.
CategorySeat Belts
DateMay 28, 2022
StateMI
Description
The seatbelt became locked in the full retracted position and could no longer be used. The trim of the car was removed to confirm there were no obstructions or twists on the belt.
CategoryElectrical System
DateMay 24, 2022
StateIL
Description
Shift to park warning stays on and will not shut off when shifter is in park dealer replaced shifter assembly 0. 00 when car electrical will not shut off that is a safety issue
CategoryElectrical System, Engine
DateMay 23, 2022
StateIA
Description
Car looses power randomly “engine power reduced” comes up on the dash screen have to pull over shit car off and then turn back on to reset.
CategoryElectrical System, Engine
DateMay 22, 2022
StateCA
Description
I have had this issue 3 times since purchasing new in 2017. Power completly turns off while driving. No warning no nothing just turns off. I had my pistons and all that replaced back in 2019, I have also had the battery replaced 3 times since getting this vehicle as that is what gm recommended. Nothing is helping. It now tells me to service stabilitrack. Tells me my power steering is out. It's not safe to drive. It sits in my driveway and I am waiting money monthly paying on it. It also gives me a shift to park error while it's already in park. This is a dangerous car and do not recommend it. Chevy was so gracious to tell me they'll give me half of what my vehicle loan is. So nice. Ya right what a joke. I have pulled up these issues from other buyers of this car and they say there's ni recall so nothing they can do. I'm not sure what other steps to take I just need out of this car. And so does everyone else. It's dangerous and the fact that nothing has been done by the federal government about this is worriesome.
CategoryElectrical System, Engine, Steering
DateMay 20, 2022
StateSC
Description
Since purchase from dealer at 40,000 miles I have complained numerous times. Dealer can not reproduce and refuses to do anything about it. When driving vehicle with and sometimes with out ac on. The vehicle doesn't want to go. I could have the gas peddle to the floor and it won't accelerate. Does is whenever it wants to seems as if when ac is on it does it the most. This past week the vehicle has thrown a warning steering asist reduced please drive with care. It quickly comes on and then goes back off. The vehicle is also stalling out of no where. I come to a stop light it goes to auto stop then I go to start accelerating and the vehicle will shut down engine light comes on and vehicle will not start back up for a min or 2. Once engine shuts off I put in park and try and start it again it won't. A few mins go by it will start again. I notice if I keep foot on break at a stop light and foot on gas to keep the rpms up and don't allow it to auto stop it won't shut down. I made a appointment with jud kuhn the dealer I purchased it from. For next week. Hoping they can do somthing about it but chances are they will look at me like I'm crazy like they do every time and tell me no codes or they can't reproduce. I still owe 14,000 on the vehicle I'm livid. My children drive this car and it's extremely unsafe. If dealer doesn't help I'm contacting a lawyer for lemon law please help the acceleration issue started the week I purchased it 2 years ago the stalling started last week. And the steering assist started last week
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateMay 18, 2022
StateNY
Description
I have a 2017 malibu and I pulled into my driveway to park and the car would not shift into park. The car's stick shift malfunctioned and it was stuck in reverse. The vehicle would not shut off and the brakes would not work. It began rolling backwards out into a busy street. I was able to find the emergency brake to stop it from rolling too far out into the street but the car would not turn off or switch out of gear. I was unable to exit, lock, or turn off my vehicle due to the shifting malfunction, which was draining my battery. The vehicle was unable to physically shift into the park gear, but the car was also incapable of detecting the shift. No warning lights or shift to park warning came on the dashboard. I immediately called aaa to tow my vehicle to a repair shop. I was without a vehicle for 4 days and had to pay a costly repair of 4. 95 for a known defect with malibu vehicles. The repair shop replaced the automatic transmission shift cable and the gm/automatic transmission range selector lever. General motors needs to recognize the problem and resolve it by recalling these vehicles, and notifying vehicle owners of this defect before someone gets injured or killed and should also reimburse customers for the repairs which they had to pay out of pocket! Had this defect occurred while I was driving I could have been injured or killed or could have been parked somewhere in an unsafe situation unable to drive away or my vehicle could have rolled out into the busy street and hit a pedestrian, damaged someone's property or hit another vehicle causing damages, death or injury to others.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateMay 15, 2022
StateKS
Description
The carpet on both front driver and passenger side is too short and sticks out from below the trim piece.
CategoryElectrical System, Seats, Unknown Or Other
DateMay 09, 2022
StateNY
Description
engine light continues to come on repeatedly. Resetting does not fix the problem. Engine shuts off while driving. Then suddenly the engine comes back on at an accelerated speed. Engine shuts off at traffic light when my foot is on the brake. When I remove my foot from the brake and press the accelerator the car jerks into gear. Sometimes the stabil track appears on my dash board. Also, steering reduce be careful appears on my dash board. Sometime the driver side window will not go up or down. I have car shield but I can not find a mechanic to accept it. They all say that car shield is a rip-off.
CategoryEngine, Steering
DateMay 07, 2022
StateTN
Description
An alert “engine power is reduced” came on are 6pm 5/7/22. Never seen it before. My car began to click and wouldn't go over 40mph. Steering wheel locked up when attempting to turn. I cut the car off to try to restart it and it did allow me to turn but there was immediate smoke released from car.
CategoryPower Train
DateMay 05, 2022
StateGA
Description
Frequently the car will say that the transmission is not in park, but the shifter is in the park position, and the car will not turn off until I take it from park to reverse to park again. Sometimes it takes several tries before the car will register that it is in park.
CategoryEngine
DateMay 04, 2022
StateTX
Description
The contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. The contact stated that while the vehicle was parked and attempting to power off the vehicle, the vehicle remained running. The shift to park(p) warning light was illuminated. The dealer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.
CategoryService Brakes
DateApr 30, 2022
StateSC
Description
Breaks suddenly failed I have researched this problem and it is a ongoing problem with the vacuum pump and chevy knows this
CategoryElectrical System, Engine, Fuel/propulsion System
DateApr 29, 2022
StateMA
Description
So basically when I'm driving it automatically I don't know where says engine power reduce which cuts the power down when you're on the highway and see if you're doing 70 miles per hour and all of a sudden that light comes on your check engine light comes on and it reduces the strength of the vehicle so ithe vehicle so we can cause multiple accidents
CategoryElectrical System, Engine, Unknown Or Other
DateApr 26, 2022
StateIA
Description
I have taken my car back and forth to the dealer so many times since ive had the 2017 chevy malibu lt my car lost power once before and now it feels like it wants to lose power again my engine make this off noise it rides rough I have no warning lights on they told me it could be a computer problem and they could not fix it and the all of a sudden it was okay then my gas is running out quick and engine oil and I have a burning smell but they keep saying nothing is wrong it jerks when I shift gears sometimes and it makes a loud noise and no hazards light are on I feel like they are clearing codes and trying to sell me a new car because they keep telling me to trade it in they will buy it back ive told them I feel like me and my child safety is at risk because I could be driveing and my car can shut down on me and get in a real bad accident im still making payments on the car and dont wanna get another loan for me to pay out more money for another car ive had car in shop more than ive drive it I got car with 34,000 miles and it has 54,000 now no car should have all these issues with these miles I have a 6 year old that rides in this car and something gotta be done this putting out lifes at risk
CategoryElectrical System
DateApr 22, 2022
StateCA
Description
The contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. The contact stated that after his wife parked the vehicle, the "shift to park" message was displayed while the gear selector was shifted into park(p). The vehicle would not turn off until after several attempts; however, the failure recurred with the doors locking the contact's wife and 3 children inside of the vehicle. The contact's wife was able to turn off the vehicle while the brake pedal was depressed and the start/stop button was pressed and unlocked the doors with the key fob. The dealer was made aware of the failure and sent a tow truck to retrieve the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 57,733.
CategoryEngine
DateApr 21, 2022
StateKY
Description
The contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. The contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph when the vehicle's speed suddenly slowed down to about 10 mph. The contact stated they had to pull over and restart the vehicle. The failure occurred a second time at the same speed and reduced to about 30 mph causing them to pull over and restart. The third time they experienced a failure occurred while idle at the light when the vehicle stalled and failed to restart. The contact had to push the vehicle to the side of the road where they had to leave the vehicle for several hours before they were able to restart the vehicle. The check engine and engine power reduced warning lights were illuminated. The contact taken the vehicle to a certified mechanic who had not diagnosed the failure as of yet. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 52,000.
CategoryElectrical System, Unknown Or Other
DateApr 20, 2022
StateID
Description
After stopping and shifting to park and pushing the "ignition button". The button indicator light shows car is not in "park". The dash indicator also states "shift to park" even though it is in park. This can be resolved by many pushes on the shift stick lever. It is obvious to be a shabby mechanism inside the shift box that isn't connecting the circuit to show that the vehicle is actually in park. This problem began about a week ago and it seems to be somewhat worse as time goes on. When it first happened, I did not know what to do. Thank god for google that showed me how to "jerry-rig" a fix each time to show it actually in park (flipping the shift stick button). If left alone, I would possibly drain the battery. Also google comments and post indicated this is a complaint by many and should be a considered for a recall.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateApr 19, 2022
StateWV
Description
When stopping and vehicle is in park, it will not let me shut off the engine. Indicating that I must shift into park, although it is already in park. I view this as aa safety problem by not being able to properly shut down the engine. The warning chime continues to sound, "shift into park". The engine hass not properlyy shut down!!!!
CategoryElectrical System, Engine
DateApr 10, 2022
StateAZ
Description
When driving my vehicle at highway speed the vehicle slows down at about 15-20 mph a message on the dashboard states engine reduced power. The first time I was able to get over and cut the vehicle off and restarted it. But the vehicle did it again. The check engine light has been ever since. A few days later the vehicle did the same thing. I took it to autozone and they gave me a code. Which is for the accelerator pedal sensor and the throttle electrical control. This is very dangerous to be driving at high speeds and all of a sudden the vehicle drops speed to 15-20 mph. I haven't been able to find any place with the part to get the vehicle fix. Can someone help please?
CategoryElectrical System, Fuel/propulsion System, Power Train
DateApr 09, 2022
StateNJ
Description
When vehicle is engaged in auto stop, it stalls out completely or bucks forward when at a complete stop(sign or red light). Upon review, two mechanics stated it has to do with the transmission and tork converter. Repair is upwards of 00-00. 2017 malibu has less than 75000 miles. Will be contacting dealership today 4/10/22.
CategoryEngine, Vehicle Speed Control
DateApr 06, 2022
StateNC
Description
Complete loss of engine power while going 65mph on highway. Warning light of low power first followed by check engine light then power reduced to 5mph. I turn the car off then restarted after 15 minutes, the morning light was off but the check engine light remained on. I then went to autozone to have a diagnostic test done which resulted in error code p2138. P2138 is for throttle/pedal position. My vehicle should still be under warranty however due to short staffing I am unable to make an appointment to have it looked at for at least six weeks
CategoryElectrical System
DateMar 19, 2022
StateCA
Description
Car dash displays "shift to park message" when car is in park. Unable to shut vehicle off
CategoryElectrical System, Forward Collision Avoidance: Automatic Emergency Braking, Power Train
DateMar 19, 2022
StateMI
Description
While I was driving my car went into engine saving mood. My speed was reduces rapidly.
CategoryEngine, Steering
DateMar 10, 2022
StateMI
Description
The contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. The contact stated while driving at 30 mph, the "steering assist reduced - drive with care" and other unknown warning lights illuminated, and the vehicle stalled. The contact stated that a nearby independent mechanic who witnessed the failure assisted her with restarting the vehicle with an unknown device and assisted the contact with pulling to the side of the road. The contact sated that the vehicle shut-off and failed to restart after several attempts. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The used car dealer was notified of the failure but did not provide any assistance. The contact stated that the failure occurred the same day she had purchased the vehicle at the used car dealer. Upon investigating on carfax, the contact became aware that the vehicle had previously been totaled. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 106,000.
CategoryEngine, Unknown Or Other
DateMar 10, 2022
StateMI
Description
Reduce power mode continues to come on! This is the 3 winter with it happening.
CategoryFuel System, Gasoline, Power Train
DateMar 09, 2022
StateMN
Description
The contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. The contact stated that while driving at 60 mph, the accelerator pedal sensor failed with the check engine vehicle entered reduced power mode, the vehicle independently slowed down as the contact pulled to the side of the road. The contact was able to restart the vehicle and took the vehicle to a dealer. The dealer informed him warning light and several other unknown warning lights illuminated. As the that the accelerator pedal sensor was defective and needed to be replaced. The contact was also informed that the parts to repair the vehicle were unavailable. The contact then had an independent mechanic replace the accelerator pedal and the sensor. The contact also stated that while merging onto a highway at 60 mph, the vehicle stalled with several unknown warning lights illuminated. The vehicle entered reduced power mode as the contact pulled off to the side of the highway. The contact was able to exit the highway and drove the vehicle slowly back to his residence. The following day, the vehicle was towed back to the dealer where he was informed that the high-pressure fuel pump failed and that the vehicle was not included in nhtsa campaign number: 18v358000 (fuel system, gasoline). The manufacturer was not notified of failure. The vehicle was repaired but remained at the dealer. The failure mileage was approximately 32,000.
CategoryPower Train
DateMar 09, 2022
StateAR
Description
The shifter will get not recognize it's in park. I will typically have to move around the shifter or force it from low to park multiple times for it to recognize. This has happened multiples times over the past year. I have also read online multiple other chevy malibu owners have also experienced this.
CategoryEngine, Vehicle Speed Control
DateMar 04, 2022
StateOH
Description
Transmission and engine alert
CategoryElectrical System, Fuel/propulsion System, Unknown Or Other
DateMar 02, 2022
StateWI
Description
My 2017 malibu suddenly had the "check engine" light come on, and a message indicating that a "reduced power mode" had been initiated. I drove the car immediately to the local dealer, who said I needed an appointment to have it checked. I checked the obd2 codes with my personal meter, which showed a p2138 code, indicating a problem with a throttle body sensor. When I started my car the next morning the mil light didn't come on. At the dealer I was told they couldn't do anything with the car because the light wasn't on. I pointed out that the failure codes were stored in the ecm, but they said diagnosis wasn't possible with the light off. The service writer indicated the problem was not uncommon on gm cars and that even his wife's car had similar problems. When this occurred I was fortunate to be on a local suburban road where reduced speed was not that great of a problem. Much of the time I am on freeways in several major midwestern cities where aggressive drivers are packed together. I read a number of complaints on the nhtsa site indicating same complaints from malibu owners. A sudden reduction of speed in a congested area is a recipe for disaster. The service writer even stated that gm had an extended warranty on the pedal assembly and tpi sensors. But he refused to try and diagnose the issue, unless I brought the car in immediately if and when the mil light was illuminated, even if I was 500 miles away. As this intermittent behavior is a known and common issue I feel that gm should be compelled to do something to correct these defects before a truly dangerous incident occurs, causing devastating results. But I'm sure that this will go on until misfortune causes those in power to ask. Why didn't somebody do something?
CategoryEngine, Vehicle Speed Control
DateFeb 23, 2022
StateIL
Description
I was driving at 60 mph the check engine light came on the engine power reduced message appeared on the screen my speed dropped to 20 mph and loss acceleration I abs to pull over to the side of the road
CategoryEngine
DateFeb 22, 2022
StateOH
Description
While driving on highway, engine light came on with signal for service stabilink, and engine power is reduced on dashboard. This cause me to lose acceleration control.
CategorySteering
DateFeb 21, 2022
StateFL
Description
While driving the electronic power steering stopped working almost causing me to crash.
CategoryPower Train
DateFeb 17, 2022
StateTX
Description
The contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. The contact stated while driving 70 mph, the vehicle speed reduced message was displayed on the instrument panel, and the vehicle decelerated from 70 to 30 mph. The contact pulled over and waited for 5 minutes before restarting the vehicle. The message disappeared and the vehicle was driven back to the residence. The contact stated that the failure was intermittent. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.
CategoryPower Train, Power Train:manual Transmission:column Shift Assembly
DateFeb 14, 2022
StateMI
Description
The contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. The contact stated that after pulling the vehicle into the driveway and attempting to shift the vehicle into park; however, the engine revved up as if trying to accelerate forward. There was an error message on the instrument to shift the vehicle to park however, the vehicle failed to remain in park. After several attempts, the vehicle was shifted into park and remained in park. The vehicle was taken to a local dealer to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the gear shifter wiring harness and switch were damaged and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 7,210.
CategoryUnknown Or Other, Vehicle Speed Control
DateFeb 14, 2022
StateKY
Description
The car will be driving fine and all of a sudden I engine power reduced pop up in the car. It's slows down significantly and not safe for a highway if this happens you will wreck or something worse. It is happening often now and I don't know why. Engine power reduced the the t/c light comes one and thr check engine light. I pull over and turn the car off. The check engine light stays on then the car drives like it had a crazy episode and not ready to drive. It's scary and unsafe and it needs to be looked into
CategoryElectrical System, Engine, Power Train
DateFeb 11, 2022
StateMN
Description
I purchased my vehicle in august of 2020, in october while driving down a main highway the engine light came on with a warning that stated "driving with reduced power". The vehicle slows to 20 mph and will not accelerate any faster. I called my dealers service center and was told this issue was a "quirk that happens" and to "turn my vehicle off and start it again" and that by doing this it would make it go away and it would not happen again. Approximately 8 months later this happened again, so I called the service department and was told that a line was freezing and that I could bring my vehicle in so they could empty & refill the frozen line costing 0, but it would not solve the problem, the dealer then recommended that I park in a heated space to avoid it freezing, but again it would not resolve the problem long term. A month later while driving home from work in a blizzard, my vehicle once again lost power, with the engine light on and a warning that I was driving with reduced power and slowing to 20mph. This put myself and other travelers on this busy main road at risk. When I reached out to my dealer they said that there was nothing they could do that would guarantee a fix, but they could try three different options, again with no guarantee of a fix. None of this is covered under warranty and costs roughly 00.
CategoryEngine, Vehicle Speed Control
DateFeb 08, 2022
StateCA
Description
The contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. The contact stated that while driving approximately 60 mph, the “engine power reduced” warning light illuminated and the vehicle inadvertently decelerated. The contact was able to pull over safely. The contact called the local dealer and was provided an estimate for the diagnostic fee; however, the vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted or informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 64,000.
CategoryElectrical System, Engine, Vehicle Speed Control
DateFeb 07, 2022
StateAZ
Description
The vehicle constantly reduces speed when there are no issues with weather or any other issues on the road. This issues can potentially be fatal. I have had it checked and the diagnostic machine says it's sensor issue that was reported for recall but my car was not part of the said recall. The car completely shuts off and will turn on by itself after 10 minutes. Uncertain what to do
CategoryFuel/propulsion System, Power Train
DateFeb 05, 2022
StateVA
Description
I have a 2017 chevy malibu, I have 10 months with me since I bought last year ,it and it was 25000 mille now is 30000 m my real problem is on several times driving in freeway or hiway my car drop the speed from 55 to 40 to 20 and appear a light says power engine reduced , after that my car loose power - check engine is on I got nervous for what happens and is really confused I just buy my first car from dealer and now this !!!! This is not fear help please I read a lot of comments regarding with this problem in this cars models and everyone from 2016 to 2018 has the same problem power engine reduced. And dealers just charge and charge and don't resolve the problem thank you blessings all
CategoryEngine, Vehicle Speed Control
DateFeb 03, 2022
StateWI
Description
While merging into traffic my 2017 malibu's power reduced (reduced power indicator appeared) which resulted in my inability to control the speed/acceleration. I've had two additional incidents. Very unsafe deficiency.
CategoryEngine
DateJan 27, 2022
StateWA
Description
The contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. The contact's daughter stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, the vehicle started to misfire. The contact stated that the check engine warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the engine needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was informed of the failure but offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 76,484.
CategoryEngine, Vehicle Speed Control:accelerator Pedal
DateJan 26, 2022
StateVA
Description
The contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph, the vehicle inadvertently decelerated to 35 mph. The contact was able to pull over safely. The check engine warning light was illuminated. Additionally, the “reduced power” message was displayed. The contact called the local dealer but, the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The approximate failure mileage was 112,693.
CategoryEngine
DateJan 25, 2022
StateIA
Description
The contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. The contact stated that while driving at 60 mph, the "engine power reduced" warning message appeared on the instrument panel. The vehicle independently downshifted and decelerated to 35 mph with the accelerator pedal depressed to the floorboard. The contact was able to regain normal speed after several minutes; however, the warning message remained on the instrument panel. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer however, a diagnostic test showed no codes were retrieved. The manufacturer had yet to be notified of the failure. The vehicle had yet to be repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 93,400.
CategoryElectrical System, Engine, Vehicle Speed Control
DateJan 24, 2022
StateCA
Description
On january 2022, wednesday the 19th. My husband, myself and our two daughters 12 & 4 are on the northbound freeway 99 in the far-right lane and the car pops up with the warning “engine power reduce” and then proceeded to decline in speed from 70 mph to 15 mph almost instantly almost causing an accident. We all were so shaken up! Had we been in front of a big rig we would have been crush from the backseat as fast as the speed declined. We just bought this vehicle 5 months ago no more than 10k miles on it. The dealership says its not there problem to contact gm. Nobody will help this is a death trap vehicle. There are already multiple class action lawsuits about this issue and the vehicle. We are simply being told to buy a newer vehicle rather then someone taking ownership of this issue. This is a deadly issue and why there is not a recall is outrageous, there are cars out there that are capable of causing a deadly crash and killing thousands of people and everyone is turning there head when the consumers are reaching out for help.
CategoryEngine
DateJan 20, 2022
StateIL
Description
An error message appears on the dash, engine power reduced. It happen three times this morning and twice yesterday - probably a dozen times over the past year. I've had it into the dealer but they could not find anything by the time I got there. It has happened at 35 mph and between 45-55 mph, suddenly and with no other warnings. Turning off the engine for a few minutes clears the message on the dah, but the check engine light remains lit. The check engine light will clear eventually - it may be a few hours or two days of driving. Again, I've had it checked on multiple occasions as the car was "certified" by gm, but now the warranty has expired, the issue continues and I see a lot of reports of the same online.
CategoryElectrical System, Steering
DateJan 19, 2022
StateIL
Description
The contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. The contact stated that while she was driving at an undisclosed speed and approaching a stoplight, the brake pedal was depressed, and the vehicle suddenly lost electrical power. The warning message "steering assist reduced, drive with care" was illuminated. The contact was able to restart the vehicle and continued to drive; however, the failure recurred increasingly while depressing the brake pedal at stoplights. The dealer and the manufacturer were not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 83,000.
CategoryEngine And Engine Cooling
DateJan 14, 2022
StateGA
Description
The reduced engine speed popped up on the dashboard and slowed my speed down to 20 mph in the middle of traffic and it will not correct even though I have turned it off and restarted the engine.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJan 13, 2022
StateMI
Description
Engine reduce power keep coming on it's been going on for a while today while driving in freeway it completely just went to 20 mph and I have to turn vehicle off to get it to go away this is very dangerous.
CategoryElectrical System, Engine, Service Brakes
DateJan 06, 2022
StateCA
Description
Start and stop function at a stop failed car turns off but when releasing the brakes car doesn't turn back on everything is intermittent and can't reproduce check engine code when car goes in to fix the problem when I put it on l gear so the start and stop function won't try to engage but it doesn't sense its on l gear also back up camera not longer work as well as a. C blower or heater doesn't kick on a lot of electrical problems like if the brain is slowly dropping everything it knows and forgetting how to function also engine reduce and abs light as well as a lot of oil cusumption with no leaks a lot of complaints on these cars and you tube videos why hasn't this been recalled please investigate in an honest investigation please.
CategoryEngine, Power Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateJan 04, 2022
StateNY
Description
Low engine power message appears , my driving speed dismished I was on the highway driving and the light appeared, I also needed some fuel, but I did eventually stop added gas engine light disappeared but it eventually reappeared again and has remained with full tank of gas
CategoryElectrical System, Fuel/propulsion System
DateDec 31, 2021
StateIL
Description
Engine power is reduced
CategoryElectrical System, Fuel/propulsion System, Power Train
DateDec 29, 2021
StateFL
Description
Car voltage stays very high (between 14. 8 and 15 volts) for extended periods of time. At which point the windows have fogged up and there is a raw egg smell in the cabin - probably sulfur. Both the hybrid and the 12v car battery are located in the truck and there are vents that draw air from the cabin to ventilate those batteries. The car voltage will also stay at 12. 5 to 12. 6 for extended periods of time. During both high and low periods numerous internal systems have failed, including bit not limited to steering assist, anti-locks bakes, stabilitrack, on star, hybrid control processor and ecm. Car has been brought to the dealer 3 times. First time (early november 2021) it was diagnosed with an hybrid inverter and a software update was installed. Issues continued. As of 12/28/21, coggin chevrolet (jacksonville, fl) has had the car for 2 weeks and can't fix or confirm what is wrong with the car. I have received numerous e-mails from on-star with engine error codes as well as 5 messages saying there is an issue with the electric drive unit in the car. The car has roughly 24k miles on it.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System, Power Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateDec 28, 2021
StateGA
Description
Driving on highway at about 65 mph on family trip to delaware. . Car suddenly gave reduced acceleration error and speed started declining while in traffic. No warning. Checked chevron app on phone and it did not see anything wrong. There was no check engine or anything. Got to a dealer and they said it was probably a sensor for gas pedal. 5 days later driving home to georgia from trip on highway around same rate of speed. No warning . The check engine light and reduced engine power warning message came on. This time the chevrolet app notified me of trouble and said I needed the car seen within a day. . Got to a dealer and now they say they think it may be the cam shaft based on the code but they cannot replicate issue. I took a photo of the alert from the second incident . Car has about 46,000 miles and is well maintained . Our safety was at risk both times but especially the first time as we were in traffic and speed declined .
CategoryElectrical System, Engine
DateDec 23, 2021
StateMD
Description
Was driving to work at 5:00 am today and merged onto a busy highway. After accelerating to 60 mph, there was a message that appear on my dashboard that read engine power reduced. It was not safe traveling at the speed that I was. The check engine light came on as well as the stability control symbol and my car reduced its speed and would not accelerate back to a safe speed. I am going to take it to the dealership and try to get the problem diagnosed. I really hope this issue gets resolved.
CategoryEngine
DateDec 22, 2021
StateFL
Description
I was at a red light waiting for the light to turn green like normal I press the pedal the car goes at it's normal pace until one day I was at a red light and when I press the pedal the car suddenly shut off and didn't want to start I pulled over called a mechanic couldn't really describe what was going on at the time but I made a appointment for the next day I started up the car up again and it drove and when I reached 30 mph the dashboard flashed engine speed reduce so I took it home and didn't drive to the morning to the mechanic he change a variety of things battery, alternator,sparks plugs, throttlebody ,and mass airflow, and nothing work I finally took it to a dealer and the dealer said it's turbo bypass valve or the actual turbo they don't know which it's either you buy the part and see if it fixes the problem and if it don't buy a whole new turbo
CategoryElectrical System
DateDec 14, 2021
StateAR
Description
My vehicle has been flashing the shift to park warning for about 2 years now. It never happens when I take it in but I have made dealership aware. I am report it now because it starting to happen everyday and is taking longer to go away. They say they can't fix it if they can't see it when it happens
CategoryEngine
DateNov 24, 2021
StatePA
Description
After 4 years my 2017 malibu engine light is on now with power reducing power periodically. Thus is dangerous and was not fixed at the dealer. This is serious. Why isn't there a recall. I know there is a class action suit. The is not acceptable at all.
CategorySteering
DateNov 23, 2021
StateGA
Description
I received steering assist reduce multiple times on the vehicle. I took it to the repair shop the warranty company silver rock recommended. The repair company stated my car is having a computer issue. The car also does not go into auto stop, when making a full stop. The car now has to be towed to a chevy dealership to handle the issue.
CategoryPower Train
DateNov 17, 2021
StateSC
Description
Intermittent shifts, no reverse, mil illuminated happened in rush hour traffic, could not move out of ems workers way because of reverse failure. Nearly ran into vehicle in front of me due to such harsh sift from 1st gear to 2nd gear. Currently being inspected by local chevrolet dealer. No warning light when incident occurred, only came on when I was able to turn the car off and back on. Extremely dangerous circumstance that could have easily been prevented had gm issued a recall on service bulletin 18-na-081.
CategoryElectrical System, Engine, Steering
DateNov 11, 2021
StateCA
Description
steering assist reduced drive with care message comes on car screen. The steering wheel jerks and acceleration is reduced. This is putting everyone in my car at risk as we are not able to accelerate fast enough if anything were to happen. Car has been taken to the dealership and they are unable to identify the problem. I checked online and multiple malibus are having this problem. If you're looking for a safe car for your family member this is not the car. These cars have these errors built in the system and the dealership are unable to find the problem costing a lot of money on diagnostics to get no results. Please notice all the complaints I hope my word is heard. If mine is not heard I hope the next persons will be.
CategoryElectrical System, Engine
DateNov 10, 2021
StateMI
Description
Ever since I purchased my car I have had many issues under 36,000 miles. 1) locked out of my cars for the first 2 years and eventually there was a recall for a bad module, was replaced. 2) my gear is parked and getting notification not parked and had to fix it. 800 switch 84733196 and harness 84955381. Parts . 27 labor 0. 00 total 1. 27 @gordon chevrolet. 3) engine light has come on and off since I purchased the car. Repaired ecm calibration update and 02 sensor replacement 2 12701634 sensor parts 3. 92 labor 0. 00 total 3. 92. It was repaired on 8/26/2021, once again engine light is on again. 4) a/c needed a new replacement condenser which cost 7. 39. I didn't buy a brand new car from now spending way too much time at the dealership to fix it and this needs to be investigated for recall. Dealership did inform me it happens a lot with 2017 chevy malibu. Please advise. Invoice no. [xxx], 33753 miles in / 33760 miles out. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).
CategoryPower Train
DateOct 30, 2021
StateIL
Description
This class action lawsuit was filed in the u. S. District court for the eastern district of michigan by three separate plaintiffs in wisconsin, minnesota and maryland, car complaints reports. The suit alleges certain gm vehicles fail to detect when the gear selector has been shifted into park, blocking the ability for the user to shut the vehicle off. Typically a ‘shift to park' warning message will appear on the driver information center when this happens. The user can jiggle and or move the gear shifter in order to remedy the issue, although this technique does not always work. Gm dealer witnessed the problem. My repair cost at a gm dealer was 1. 11.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateOct 27, 2021
StateNY
Description
My car shut off when I stopped at a blinking traffic light (normal). There was a higher than normal amount of traffic on the route I was waiting to turn onto. So the car remained off for close to 5 minutes. When I removed my foot from the brake the car did not restart on its own (not normal) and after trying to restart the car manually it still wouldn't restart and I couldn't roll down the driver's window to wave several cars around me at a dangerous intersection. I had to open the driver's door to wave vehicles around me. A message came on on the driver information center (d. I. C.) that read "stabil" and those are the only characters I could see in the small character box. It took me several tries to rest the car. Very dangerous situation. I will try to contact the dealer about this.
CategoryEngine
DateOct 22, 2021
StateSC
Description
The contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. The contact stated while driving at various speeds, the vehicle speed began to decelerate. The contact stated that engine power reduced warning light was illuminated. The contact parked on the side of the road for approximately 5-10 minutes before being able to drive to her destination. The contact stated she had to disconnect the battery to reset the software and warning light. The contact stated she had experienced the failure multiple times. The contact took the vehicle to the local dealer but was unable to duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer had not been informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 30,000.
CategoryElectrical System, Power Train
DateOct 13, 2021
StateMD
Description
I get a ‘shift to park' message when car is placed in park and turn off ignition. This is not covered under the bumper-to-bumper warranty since it is over 3 years old, but I only have 28,800 miles on the car. This shouldn't be failing after so soon. This happened about 2 years ago, but it stopped and has worked fine for two years. Now it's back and won't go away. There seems to be no way to shut off the car unless it is in park. Until I an able to get it fixed I am concerned it won't shut-off one of these times, and what happens if it won't shut-off? None of the options are good if I'm driving after hours and the dealer or service center is closed. This can easily turn into a dangerous situation. (repair is scheduled for next week.) this seems to be a common error reported on many 2016 through 2020 chevrolet vehicles. There are service bulletins with regard to this problem. Why has chevrolet/gm not had a recall for this widespread issue of a faulty micro switch?
CategorySuspension, Unknown Or Other
DateOct 10, 2021
StateMN
Description
Vehicle has started to make a clanking sound when going in reverse or forward at low speeds. Have taken to multiple mechanics that say there is no visible reason for the issue although they also noticed it when driving. It is alarming that the mechanics cannot find the issue and it is getting worse by the day.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateOct 09, 2021
StateVA
Description
My vehicle has recently displayed a message telling me to “shift to park,” even though the vehicle is in park. On 10/06/2021, twice it took 15 times shifting to get the car to go into park. Now, it does it every time I put the car into park. Have an appointment to take it to jim mckay chevy in fairfax on tuesday.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateOct 01, 2021
StateNY
Description
When shifting the car into park the vehicle fails to detect when the gear selector has been shifted into park. I am not able to shut off the vehicle. This is endangering my safety by having to spend extra time maneuvering the shifter in order to be able to turn the car off. I am an elderly female and if I have to spend extra time in my vehicle I am scared someone may take advantage of the situation and harm me. I had the same problem in 2019, brought the vehicle in with 9008 miles on it for repair. The dealer fixed the issue, though apparently only temporarily by removing and replacing the transmission control shifter assembly. The problem reappeared about 2 weeks ago. My vehicle now has just over 13,000 miles there were no warnings before this started happening again.
CategoryElectrical System, Engine
DateSep 27, 2021
StateOH
Description
The contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. The contact stated that since purchasing the vehicle, the check engine warning light had remained illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact also stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle would vibrate and stall without warning. The contact had taken the vehicle to a dealer as well as several independent mechanics where various repairs were performed; however, despite each repair, the failure persisted. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired and remained in the possession of the independent mechanic. The failure mileage was approximately 48,000.
CategoryService Brakes, Hydraulic
DateSep 24, 2021
StateFL
Description
The contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. The contact stated while driving 80 mph, the brake pedal was depressed but felt rigid, causing the contact to almost stand up and forcefully depress the pedal. The contact stated that the brake pedal responded. The check engine warning light illuminated. The contact was able to continue to drive the vehicle at a slower speed. The dealer and the manufacturer were not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000.
CategoryEngine
DateSep 21, 2021
StateIL
Description
The contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. The contact stated that while her daughter was at a red light, the engine failed to start-up upon depression of the accelerator as the stop/start feature failed to operate as needed. The "steering assist reduced, drive with care" warning message appeared on the instrument panel. Her daughter was able to restart the vehicle and resumed normal driving; however, the failure continued to occur intermittently. The contact called the dealer and they informed her that there were no recalls on the vehicle. The manufacturer had yet to be notified of the failure. The vehicle had yet to be diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 46,550.
CategoryEngine, Service Brakes
DateSep 19, 2021
StateFL
Description
While pulling into a parking lot, the brake pedal failed to push down, making me to have to exert force on the brake pedal to stop the car. I had been hearing a "grinding" sound but thought it was from the brake pads needing to be replaced and this was incident was from the calipers being over extended. After replacing the brake pads with the new ones (the old ones were only half the size of the new ones and did not need replacing) the brake pedal still did not push easily. I took the vehicle to the repair shop I always use and they affirmed there was a problem and gave the price for the parts (908. 37 for the brake vacuum pump and 107. 98 for the brake fluid exchange with abs). There is visible damage to the end of the camshaft from the pump freezing and being torn apart by the camshaft as a result. The total cost of the repairs was 09. 96, which was unexpected. I was quoted 34 and change originally for parts and labor at the beginning of the problem being addressed.
CategorySteering
DateSep 18, 2021
StateIL
Description
When driving my car and I stop at a red light and then when the light turns green I accelerate. I notice I get a message on my dashboard power assist and reduce speed. This constantly shows up on my dashboard. I have am appointment with gm on 9/21/21 to take it in to get service.
CategoryElectrical System
DateAug 31, 2021
StateTX
Description
The contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. The contact stated that while operating the vehicle, the check engine warning light would remain illuminated. Additionally, after the auto start, the fuel-saving feature was activated, the vehicle was hesitant to restart. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the ignition switch was faulty and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not yet repaired. The local dealer was notified of the failure. The manufacturer was not yet contacted. The failure mileage was 97,000.
CategoryEngine, Vehicle Speed Control
DateAug 31, 2021
StateCA
Description
Car accelerates on its own while I'm driving. In addition , without warning the car engines suddenly reduced speed. This has accrued while I'm on the freeway without any warnings.
CategoryPower Train
DateAug 26, 2021
StateMD
Description
My 2017 malibu (50k miles) has begun giving me the "shift to park" error. When I have parked my car, shifted to park, and turn off the ignition I get the display message saying "shift to park" even though I have already done that and turned off the car. To clear the message, I have had to restart the car, shift out of park and back into park more forcefully than I want to or, while the ignition is off, push the gear shift harder to park. This error went from 1 a week to multiple times a day. I spoke with gm and they are saying they are not aware of this problem and I will have to pay for repairs out of pocket. I read today that a class action suit has been filed specifically about this problem. I am hoping with enough owners reporting their shift to park issue, gm will have to issue a recall.
CategoryService Brakes
DateAug 25, 2021
StateMD
Description
While pulling out of my driveway in my 2017 chevy malibu, my brake pedal pulsed a few times and the pedal would not fully compress. Granted, I was barely moving but the issue made be very nervous. By the time I reached my stop sign, approximately 100ft, the brakes worked normally. This same issue has happened at least a dozen times and, thank fully, never while I was driving at posted speed limits. My onstar has sent me email notifications acknowledging an abs issue was detected. After the 3rd time this incident occurred, I did some research and found quite a few owners experiencing this exact issue and some whose brakes failed while driving at speed causing accidents! I have complained to gm, but they are sticking to not knowing anything about this problem and not covering any portion of the repairs. I got the standard canned response that gm will notify owners if and/or when a recall is issued. I am hopeful additional owners will complain so gm has to do something about this.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateAug 25, 2021
StateIL
Description
Shift to park. I am able to shift to park but then sometimes when I turn off my car, I receive a notification stating that my car is not in park. Most of the time I either have to jiggle the shift gear, turn off and on my car in order for the notification to go away.
CategoryElectrical System
DateAug 23, 2021
StateIN
Description
Get "shift to park" after putting car in park to shut it off. I am unable to turn the car off - so do I leave it running in my garage? This is a known error that they charge to fix. Https://static. Nhtsa. Gov/odi/tsbs/2020/mc-10186071-9999. Pdf attached is my bill to have this known error fixed.
CategoryElectrical System, Exterior Lighting, Service Brakes
DateAug 18, 2021
StateTN
Description
There needs to be a recall on the third brake light on the chevy malibu. Everyone that I speak with that has a malibu has had to replace the third brake light because of it breaking and when it rains water leaks into the car.
CategoryEngine
DateAug 18, 2021
StateCT
Description
Reduced engine power while driving on highway. Car does not go over 20 mph.
CategoryEngine, Fuel/propulsion System, Power Train
DateAug 02, 2021
StateWA
Description
I was going 70mph on the highway, when I got a sudden alarm from the car saying "reduced power". The car would not accelerate and started slowing rapidly, almost resulting in a collision. The car would not go more than 20mph. I had to pull off to the shoulder, restart the car several times, and then was able to get the power to come back, but the check engine light remained on.
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateJul 18, 2021
StateMD
Description
Throttle position sensor is falfuctioning. Class action law suit against this already. Chevy malibu class action lawsuit is hutchinson v. General motors llc, case no. 8:19-­cv­-01551, in the u. S. District court for the district of maryland. Vehicle decelerates at highway speeds down to 20 mph and engine power reduce comes across the screen. Has almost caused me to be in three accidents. Need to recall all malibus and have this part replaced before someone is killed.
CategoryService Brakes, Hydraulic
DateJul 15, 2021
StateCA
Description
The contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. The contact stated that while his wife was driving at an undisclosed speed going downhill, the brakes failed to engage when the brake pedal was depressed, almost causing a collision. The vehicle struck a curb however, the driver was able to maneuver the steering wheel to go uphill and park the vehicle. The dealer was made aware of the failure but informed the contact to not take the vehicle in for diagnosis. The dealer instead referred the contact to the manufacturer for assistance. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and informed the contact that he would be contacted after reviewing the information that was provided. The failure mileage was 70,000.
CategoryElectrical System, Engine, Vehicle Speed Control
DateJul 10, 2021
StateGA
Description
I was driving on the interstate and the dashboard said engine loss of power. It was very dangerous because it reduced my speed drastically in the middle of traffic! My whole family was in the car and this is the 3rd time this has happened to me since purchasing the car. And now my check engine light is on. I don't understand why this happens, but defective parts that create this problem put our lives in danger! Why is there not a recall on this? This is very important and should be fixed immediately! I almost wasn't here to write this so please show me and other owners of these cars in these model years how to not die in your vehicles please?!
CategoryElectrical System, Engine
DateJul 10, 2021
StateMN
Description
2017 malibu with less than 36000 miles, complete shutdown of all power. Engine auto stop shuts down engine but does not restart. Have sat in traffic for 15 minutes or longer before the engine would start. When restarted there is no volume on the radio. Has happened 10 to 12 times in the last 2 months. Dealership said they could not recreate issue and gave a load bull as to why it may happen...
CategoryAir Bags: Air Bag/restraint Control Module, Service Brakes
DateJul 07, 2021
StateNJ
Description
The contact owned a 2017 chevrolet malibu. The contact stated that while her husband was driving at undisclosed speeds, without warning as the brake pedal was depressed the vehicle accelerated forward independently. The contact depressed the brake pedal again the vehicle failed to stop causing, the vehicle to crash into the other vehicle in front. No airbag deployed. No police report was filed. The contact and the passenger sustained severe whiplash, 1 week later the contact and his wife sought medical attention and checked in a hospital. The insurance company was contacted and towed the vehicle to the collision shop where it was deemed a total loss. The contact mentioned that the other vehicle was totaled as well. The dealer nor the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 56,000. The vin was not available.
CategoryPower Train
DateJul 02, 2021
StateNJ
Description
Error message on dash "shift to park". The car will not shut off completely with message on. I did some research, and it seems to be happening with a lot of malibus and gms. This is the second time it happens on my 2017 chevrolet malibu. My car is still fairly new with only 35k miles. The first time warranty covered it (shifter was replaced), but I'm not so sure if they will cover this second time. This is a manufacturer error and we should not have to pay the price every time this happens.
CategorySuspension, Unknown Or Other
DateJun 27, 2021
StateNC
Description
Unknown. Anytime I go in reverse, then put it in drive, hit the breaks, let off the breaks and turn you can hear this popping noise coming from the rear. A lot of group forums for 2016-2019 malibu's are complaining about this. I have 3 kids and was told this is a safety issue and should be a recall as there are a lot of them out there with same problems! Could possibly get in an accident from this. A lot of forums are saying ball joints, axles, rear arm bushings, suspension knuckles and other things. Chevrolet should really look into this and make it as a recall as someone's life could be in danger from these issues.
CategoryService Brakes
DateJun 22, 2021
StateUT
Description
Brak vacuum pump broke when on freeway making pedal very hard to push I am 200 hundred pounds and took alot to get the car to stop warning light did not come on tell I pumped the brakes . Took pump off to find something that looked like carbon build-up in the oil screen on the pump took pump apart to find the inside is broken in many places and the out side gear or shaft broken too I do
CategoryElectrical System
DateJun 19, 2021
StateTX
Description
At engine shutdown and shifting transmission to park, I got "shift to park" message on dic. If vehicle left in this state, the battery will eventually run down and leave driver stranded. Seems to be a common failure mode of the park indicator switch.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJun 11, 2021
StateAZ
Description
Shift to park error. Micro switch inside shifter not making contact. Dealership replaced shifter control assembly in june 2019 with 9,393 miles on vehicle, issue repeating june 2021. Same part being replaced by dealership again with 15,000 miles on vehicle. Lots of online complaints. Why no recall?
CategoryElectrical System, Fuel/propulsion System, Unknown Or Other
DateJun 05, 2021
StateMA
Description
While driving received recurring check engine light for p2127/p2138 code. Has been to quirk chevrolet twice previously for same issue, drives fine for a week or two and light comes back. Third service appointment scheduled for monday 6/7/21. Recurring issue has made vehicle unusable while effected as car goes into limp mode while in motion limiting speeds to 25mph which was interesting to say the least as it happens while in motion.
CategoryElectrical System, Fuel/propulsion System, Unknown Or Other
DateJun 02, 2021
StateAR
Description
Obd2 codes ran on vehicle show: p0138 ("o2 sensor circuit high voltage bank 1 sensor 2") p013e (unknown) p2138 ("throttle/pedal position sensor switch d/e voltage correlation") vehicle is getting poor fuel mileage and has a drastic delay in acceleration after pressing the gas pedal, putting driver in immediate danger in traffic.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateMay 16, 2021
StateAZ
Description
2017 chevy malibu shift to park notification message comes on after car is in park and turned off. Seems to be a common issue in this vehicle. My vehicle has 33, 304 miles and is a new used purchase. Issue began 4 days after purchase and seems to be ongoing issue with gm motors however no recall.
CategoryEngine, Service Brakes, Vehicle Speed Control
DateMay 11, 2021
StateCA
Description
This is my second complaint and possibly the last, in my first complaint I reported the problem with the car after showing a stability track warning light then slowing to a 20 mph velocity in a snow storm , then my adventure with the vacuum pump shattering , thus no vacuum, no brakes, on the highway going 70 mph. After that scare , it had a crank no start problem. That's where I ended my first complaint . Part 2, I collected my stimulus money and had my 2017 chevy malibu ls towed to a chevy dealership. After the service manager asked me for the spare fob, I asked him could that be the problem the batteries went low and the fob keys had to be re-programed. He stated probably, I went home hoping it would be something minor. 3 weeks later I get a call from the service manager that he wanted to go through the diagnostic inspection results with me, I ask him was it something minor, he said we haven't been able to work on the crank, no start problem cause you have low compression on one of you engine cylinders you need a new engine, that's not minor 72,365 miles, new engine , estimate ,224. 80. Still paying the bank for it.. This generation malibu's are not even close to good. I own a 1994 chevrolet silverado with 135,000 miles bought it brand new, runs great, the cost cutting is being sacrificed for quality, and us consumers are getting the low end.
CategoryLane Departure: Assist, Steering
DateMay 08, 2021
StateCA
Description
After getting my 2017 chevy malibu minor service a few weeks later as I was driving and came to a stop light when the light turned green as I lift my foot off the brake I noticed the steering wheel did a jet and the a message appeared on the instrument panel that said something like "steering assist reduced use caution while driving. That was the first time now I've seen the message multiple times and it always happens after I've come to a complete stop and then release my foot from the brake pedal to start back driving
CategoryElectrical System, Engine, Vehicle Speed Control
DateMay 07, 2021
StateCA
Description
Speed reduced on freeway to 20mph, speed reduced warning with check engine light on.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateApr 30, 2021
StateMI
Description
While parking, a "park to shift" warning comes on and will not turn off unless I jiggle the shifter or shift through several times. Lights and radio will not turn off until warning goes away.
CategoryEngine, Vehicle Speed Control
DateApr 25, 2021
StateKY
Description
As we were going 75mph down the highway the vehicle started deaccelerating with the check engine light with the following message appearing on the screen 'engine power reduced' we had to quickly pull over to the side of the road to avoid having a wreck. After shutting the car off for a little bit the message disappeared. After looking into this there a multiple people with the same car and same issues, but no recall or investigation has been started.
CategoryEngine
DateApr 24, 2021
StateCO
Description
Vehicle randomly presents an engine failure making impossible any acceleration. Engine light comes on as well as the traction control light. It displays a message 'engine power is reduced'. This forces the driver to have to pull over regardless of traffic or unsafe conditions. The car has to be turned off and back on after approximately 20 seconds in order to reset the traction light only to off, to be able to continue driving.
CategorySteering
DateApr 23, 2021
StateMI
Description
My vechile shut off. And it was saying sterring assist reduced. Please be careful. Then the check engine light came.
CategoryEngine
DateApr 20, 2021
StateNJ
Description
August 31, 2019 - purchased a 2017 chevy malibu at the dealership april 4th, 2021 - my car had a rough running engine with the indicator lamp on. I immediately took my car to be inspected (attached below), a technician found dtc p0300 set along with a misfire low compression in one or more cylinders. He concluded the condition was caused by a damaged piston. My mechanic showed me a bulletin from gm describing this exact issue and then recommend me to get in touch with the dealership that I bought the car and or the manufacturer. April 5th, 2021 - the gm reps that I talked to concluded that my warranty ended and denied any assistance from the manufacture. They claimed to not find the bulletins that I attached to this form.
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateApr 14, 2021
StateAR
Description
As I was turning left from a stop light accelerating on the interstate on ramp from 20 to 40 mph (approximately) the "check engine light" came on, the engine slowed down and lost power, and "traction control light" came on even though it was not engaged. My speed control disengaged and would not work on cruise control. When I pulled in my garage (approximately 8 mi) shut the engine off and restarted all warning lights cleared and everything reset. This condition happened to me twicw in the same day. The sudeen loss of power is a serious safety issue.
CategoryEngine, Fuel/propulsion System, Power Train
DateApr 09, 2021
StateFL
Description
While driving on multiple accusations my engine light would come on and go off within minutes and not return till I turn the car back on or while driving later on in the day or days after seeing the light come so I was unable to bring it in to get checked out properly. A month passed when the issue appeared and when I decided to go into the dealership to possibly trade in my car the light was not appearing for days beforehand and things were normal till a a couple days after I left the dealership my car read on the dash 'reduced engine power ' I wasn't able to accelerate quick enough in the middle of traffic on military trail and belvedere I had to pull through a walmart parking lot to avoid on coming traffic and bring the car to my home close by very slow and sluggish due to not getting any acceleration from me pressing on the pedal. The dealership wants to replace my fuel pump system at a cost however it has a current recall for my specific make and model.
CategoryPower Train
DateApr 03, 2021
StateMA
Description
Car goes into an engine power reduced mode while traveling at highway speeds.
CategoryEngine, Unknown Or Other
DateApr 01, 2021
StateNC
Description
This issue has happened twice. The first time it happened it was in motion on the highway and a message appeared on the dashboard, "engine power is reduced." it began deaccelerating from 75 mph to 20 mph. I had to quickly pull over the car to the side of the highway and I cut the car off. I truned the car back on and the message went away. The second time it occurred the vehicle was in motion on the highway again when the engine light came on in the dashboard with a message, "engine power is reduced." the car was going 80 mph when the message came on this time. I reached out to the chevrolet dealership and they confirmed there was not a recall. I did some research on the issue and discovered that there have been other people with the same vehicle who have experienced the same issue.
CategoryEngine
DateMar 30, 2021
StateMO
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. The contact stated that while driving approximately 20 mph, the engine power reduced warning light illuminated. The rpms began to lower and the vehicle failed to exceed 20 mph. The contact restarted the vehicle and continued driving without further issue. The contact stated that while her husband was driving approximately 60 mph, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was restarted. The contact stated that the vehicle was scheduled to be diagnosed at fairground auto plaza (100 fairgrounds rd, rolla, mo 65401, (573)364-1002) which was still pending. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and a case was opened. The contact was awaiting a return call from the manufacturer. The approximate failure mileage was 68,000.
CategoryEngine, Vehicle Speed Control
DateMar 27, 2021
StateTX
Description
I purchased this vehicle for my son in january 2017. 3/27/2021, he was driving it and lost power on the interstate. The vehicle would not go over 25 miles an hour. He had to stop on the side of the road and let it sit for a while then restart it. It happened 4 additional times within 30 minutes.
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateMar 23, 2021
StateMA
Description
Car keeps going into reduce power mode 2 to 3 times a day happens on the highway constantly very dangerous will never purchase another chevy agian
CategoryElectrical System, Engine, Exterior Lighting
DateMar 22, 2021
StateTN
Description
On 03/10/21, I was driving north on a busy highway. I approached the stop light and reduced speed. I came to a full stop and the car shut off completely. The check engine light came on briefly, then lost all electrical power. I had no hazard lights, no radio, no dashboard, nothing. After being stranded for 5 min like that at a very dangerous left lane stop, the car finally restarted. Called onstar immediately to scan the car for codes - they found none. The issue of the car intermittently shutting down like that has happened multiple times since october of 2020. Taken the car to chevrolet dealership multiple times and was told they cannot find anything wrong. I currently have it at the dealership and am being told they can find nothing wrong despite four different people in my car witnessing it happen to me more than once and my providing a log of every time it's happened.
CategoryElectrical System, Engine, Fuel/propulsion System
DateMar 22, 2021
StateTX
Description
I purchased the vehicle in 2018 with 20,000 miles on it. My check engine light has been on more than 7 times in the past 2 years. I had to have the fuel injector worked on, sometimes it won't shift completely into park, I had it decrease in speed from 70 on the highway to no more than 20 mph with over 0 in repairs just that time. I do not drive fast or deprive my car of regular maintenance. I have never had issues like this with any other vehicle.
CategoryEngine, Vehicle Speed Control
DateMar 20, 2021
StateCA
Description
Car went into low power mode and wouldn't drive over the speed of 15-20 miles an hour.
CategoryService Brakes
DateMar 19, 2021
StateVA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. The contact stated that there was a class action lawsuit for the 2016 - 2018 chevrolet malibu due to reduced power failure. The contact's husband was driving at 40 mph, when the vehicle's power was reduced to 20 - 25 mph. The "key not detected" light illuminated, however the key was inside the vehicle. The brakes locked and the emergency brakes were applied, which resulted in the contact's husband rear-ending another vehicle. No medical attention was sought. A police report was filed. The contact informed parks chevrolet richmond ( 4502 w broad st, richmond, va 23230) of the failure and the vehicle was currently at the dealer for diagnosis. The manufacturer was not informed of the failure. The failure mileage was 60,000.
CategoryElectrical System
DateMar 16, 2021
StateIL
Description
Putting the car into park the ignition will not shut off with the message not in park. 10 months ago had dealer fix. New harness from trans to shifter. Now problem back again ignition stays on even when shifter is in park safety issue if car will not completely shut off
CategoryElectrical System
DateMar 16, 2021
StateKY
Description
Throttle pedal sensor went out while driving on highway and wouldn't let accelerate and I just bought the car in october
CategoryEngine
DateMar 14, 2021
StatePA
Description
My check engine light came on starting at 30,000 miles has continued to do so more frequently as I hit 65,000in taking it to my mechanic he stated there was nothing wrong with my car I commute everyday to work and every day imy car says check engine reduce speed when I'm on the highway and drops to 20mph I work in bordentown 295 to rt1 and my car reduced engine speed in a 55mph zone to 20
CategoryElectrical System
DateMar 11, 2021
StateCA
Description
When I shift to park and attempt to turn the vehicle off a warning comes up telling me to put the car in park and I then have to turn the vehicle back on move the shifter down to drive and slowly move through each gear until the parking sensor will recognize the shifter is in park this has also happens to other people I have to allied to with the same model
CategoryElectrical System, Engine, Exterior Lighting
DateMar 11, 2021
StateCA
Description
Going to work on a city street car completely shut off. It blacked out. No hazards no lights and this was at 3:30 in the morning. And it's happening more and more. It happened to my husband on a busy street. All we can do is wait and try to start it until luckily it did. But before this started, the car kept on shutting off on me when I come to a stop. It's happened at least 6 times in the last 3 weeks. And today it stated on the dashboard that it was reducing its speed. What's next?! It's dangerous because I have my kids with me and I'm afraid someone might rear end me one day. Or if it completely blacks out on me on my way to work and I have no one to help me and I get stranded. I wish they would do a recall. I've seen online how it's been happening to a lot of people.
CategoryEngine
DateMar 11, 2021
StateTX
Description
I park my car but I get a shift to park message even though my car is in park
CategoryEngine, Forward Collision Avoidance: Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Avoidance: Warnings
DateMar 01, 2021
StateGA
Description
My car keeps reducing engine speed chevy fixed it once now it's doing it again. I almost died on the freeway
CategoryElectrical System, Engine
DateFeb 26, 2021
StateCA
Description
Driving at highway speeds car suddenly slowed down and reduced engine power popped up on the screen. The car wouldn't accelerate more than 20 mph. Luckily I was near the shoulder, but if I wasn't I could've easily gotten into an accident. This has happened to many other vehicles and needs to be looked into. It's extremely dangerous and could get someone killed.
CategoryEngine, Fuel/propulsion System
DateFeb 24, 2021
StateMO
Description
As I'm driving down the highway, trying to accelerate, a reduced engine power light comes on and my car will slow down to 20 mph. I have to shut my car off to get it to accelerate. It is doing this on a regular basis now.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System, Vehicle Speed Control
DateFeb 22, 2021
StateWI
Description
Check engine light and reduced power message diaplayed.
CategoryEngine, Forward Collision Avoidance: Warnings, Vehicle Speed Control
DateFeb 19, 2021
StateAL
Description
Vehicle reduces power at random times. Without being signaled to do so. Has happened on the high way and streets
CategoryEngine, Power Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateFeb 19, 2021
StateIL
Description
I was on the highway trying to pass another car, but while I stepped on the accelerator pedal the engine power reduce with engine light came on and my car started loosing it's speed. I restarted the car and the engine light stayed on and now my remote start(fob) will not start. It attemps to start but the engine willnot turn over.
CategoryEngine
DateFeb 17, 2021
StateOH
Description
Car is saying 'engine power reduced'. Car will not get up to speed like normal. Did have extremely heavy snowfall yesterday 02/16/2021 when it started saying this on the cluster
CategoryEngine, Vehicle Speed Control
DateFeb 17, 2021
StateMN
Description
The reduced engine power light is continuing to appear. I took it to my gm dealer and they told me they can't fix it. This is a safety concern. Dropping from 60 mph to 30 mph on the freeway/highway is not safe.
CategoryEngine, Power Train
DateFeb 12, 2021
StateWV
Description
Power engine reduced indicator warning across screen- now it will not even run 20 miles without bogging down to 20mph with no warning- their is a recall on it it was and always is in motion when this occurs. First happened at 30,000 miles - continued to happen maybe once or twice every few months- now happens every time the vehicle is ran! I've had the car since march 2018 it now has 100000 miles on it and only getting worse!!
CategoryEngine
DateFeb 10, 2021
StateTN
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. The contact stated while driving approximately 60 mph on the highway, the engine power reduced message displayed on the instrument panel and, the vehicle decelerated to 20 mph. The failure recurred once. The contact took the vehicle to carl black chevrolet service (535 murfreesboro pike, nashville, tn 37210) to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the throttle pressure sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 96,000.
CategoryEngine, Vehicle Speed Control
DateFeb 10, 2021
StateIL
Description
I was driving on the street when my engine power is reduced notification came up on my dash board. My engine light also came on. I was driving about 45mph when the light came on and it reduced my speed to 20mph. I was able to drive it home at the 20mph speed. I parked it overnight and checked on it the next morning. When starting my car the next day the engine power is reduced light was still on. I was looking online and others are having the same issue. What is going on. I need help
CategorySteering
DateFeb 10, 2021
StateMO
Description
Reduced steering assist drive with care message popped up after coming to a complete stop and go into auto stop mode. Car would completely shut off after letting off brake to hit accelerator. Been to dealership 3 times for the same problem. Gm should issue recalls due to being a safety concern.
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateFeb 08, 2021
StateMI
Description
My car will say "engine power reduced" and it will not let me accelerate after it happens. After I shut my car off and back on, the engine light and traction control light comes on.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateFeb 03, 2021
StateMO
Description
Shift to park shown after car is in park. I had this happen 3 to for times a week, and I would have to restart car take out of park and put it into park several times till the message on dashboard would go away.. I had to replace sl-n-contol and n-harness. Car only has 37,000 miles on it.
CategoryEngine, Service Brakes, Vehicle Speed Control
DateJan 31, 2021
StateCA
Description
Ii bought my 2017 chevrolet malibu ls in august of 2017, in january of 2018 my first engine light warning came on with message "shift to park" came on when the car was already in park. I moved to denver, co in june of 2018 , during my long while driving through the rockies the check engine light came on showing "stability track issues. In november 2018 while my family was driving home in a snow storm yet another engine light showing "engine powewr reduced" the car went from a 45 mph drive on the freeway because of heavy snow to almost 20 mph too slow for freeway speeds even in snow. I took it to the chevy dealership they said it was a dirty speed sensor. While driving on the highway at 70 mph I was reaching the end of the freeway when the car completely shut off, I reacted by hitting my brakes but the pedal was hard as a rock, I looked up and I was fastly approaching an intersection so I used the emergency brake got on the riight dirt shoulder, and was able to slow it down to about 35 mph before reaching the intersection where I took a sharp right turn to avoid hitiing cars in front of me and spun out. The car ishowed a message "no remote detected: it would crank but not start . Being that the car warrenty was already expired I had it towed to a local mechanics shop where they discovered a code reading "brake booster sensor" they discovered a shattered vacuum pump. I got it replaced with a new one as well as the brake sensor. I still haven't been able to start it. Because of covid-19 and my financial situation I have not taken it to a dealership. I am saving to have it towed there and hopefully repairing it but I'm sure it's not going to be wallet friendly. We were excited when we bought our first new car it didn't last long. Now hopefully a recall and some justice for us hard working people that want only a reliable car with no hidden repair surprises.
CategoryAir Bags, Electrical System, Fuel/propulsion System
DateJan 23, 2021
StateTX
Description
Vehicle has several recalls
CategoryPower Train
DateJan 23, 2021
StateCA
Description
When I put the transmission in park, the indicator screen on the dash notifies me to put gear in park. I'm able to shut down the engine but not turn off the electrical system which ends up draining the battery. The gear is in park, but a switch in the steering column isn't operating properly.
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateJan 21, 2021
StateCO
Description
While driving at interstate speeds the vehicle has now flashed warning (reduced engine speed) and completely dropped vehicle below 40 mph. This has happened multiple times over the last week with possible results of getting in a crash. I safely moved vehicle to shoulder and turned off and restarted vehicle. The issued resolved itself the first time then a week later it happened again with no fix after the shut off and restart. I have read forums on this issue with 2016-2018 models. I am looking to see if there is a safety recall to get the defective part fixed from an authorized chevy dealership.
CategoryElectrical System, Engine, Power Train
DateJan 15, 2021
StateGA
Description
The vehicle has shut off more than 5 times while driving requiring a tow and work done to the vehicle. The alternator, battery, and sensors have been replaced but the vehicle still turns off while driving.
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateJan 15, 2021
StateTX
Description
While I was at the highway I was trying to pass another car, but while I stepped on the accelerator pedal. Engine power reduce with engine light on came up with code p2138 and my car started loosing it's speed. Its not the first time it happens , it has happened a few times. This code is getting annoying and I have seen many cases with other customers having the same issue and there's no solving to this problem.
CategoryPower Train
DateJan 14, 2021
StateFL
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. The contact stated that the vehicle gear shifting system failed. The contact stated that a message received on the instrument panel advising that vehicle was not in park. The message was received each time the gear was shifted into park. The contact stated that on one occasion when at a gas service station they parked the vehicle put the gear in park and the vehicle independently moved forward. The contact managed to stop the vehicle and did not crash into any object. The vehicle was taken to autonation chevrolet greenacres, 5757 lake worth road, greenacres, fl 33463 phone (561) 491-2969 to have a diagnostic performed. However, the contact did not have the dealer performed a diagnostic because the dealer wanted to charge 0. 00 for the diagnostic fee. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted. The approximate failure mileage was 25,000.
CategorySteering
DateJan 11, 2021
StateNC
Description
While driving on I-85 south at 70 mph the steering wheel locked and I could not steer the vehicle and while braking the steering came back once I hit the emergency lane. After about 10 minutes it happened again on and off for the next ten miles. I am turning the vehicle in to the dealership for repair.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateJan 08, 2021
StateNY
Description
Fuel tank will not fill completely. It will only fill to 7/8ths at best. There are other complaints about this in online forums.
CategoryEngine, Vehicle Speed Control
DateJan 06, 2021
StateFL
Description
When driving my car, it suddenly stops in the middle of the freeway and displays a 'loss engine power code'. I noticed that quite a bit of other malibu owners have been having this same issue
CategorySteering
DateJan 04, 2021
StateTX
Description
It's giving me a message saying steering assist reduce drive with care
CategoryEngine, Vehicle Speed Control
DateDec 30, 2020
StateCA
Description
Reduced speed engine problem will reduce speed while driving
CategoryPower Train, Unknown Or Other, Vehicle Speed Control
DateDec 29, 2020
StateMN
Description
Reduced engine power warning 12/29/20 plus numerous occurrences in 2019 while driving on the highway; vehicle slows to 40mph without warning shift to park warning when vehicle already in park, can't shut off vehicle until it recognizes park, often taking upwards of 10 minutes of repeated shifting stabilitrack sensor warning and loss of cruise control, at highway speeds
CategoryPower Train
DateDec 28, 2020
StateWI
Description
Dash warning says action required.... Shift to park. But the car is already in park. Car will not shut off til you get it in park. Sometimes need to start and restart car a dozen times to get it to stop the error. This is a known problem with late model malibu's. Tsb # 19-na-206. Repair cost approximately 0. This happens at random times, making the vehicle unreliable. Need to do a recall!
CategoryEngine, Fuel/propulsion System, Power Train
DateDec 23, 2020
StateGA
Description
Vehicle will shut down after auto stop enabled when car comes to complete stop at lights, intersections, etc. Vehicle will also shut down while driving. Stalitrak warning blinks but the electrical power inside doesn't always shut down. Car will start back up once you quickly put the vehicle in park , shut it off and then turn it back on. Sometimes it takes 3-5 times to get it started back up. Battery has been changed and sensor replaced but it still hasn't fixed the issue. Severely uncomfortable driving the car anywhere.
CategoryService Brakes, Steering
DateDec 23, 2020
StateSC
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the steering assistance reduced warning message would intermittently appear on the instrument panel. The contact had initially taken the vehicle to malcolm cunningham chevrolet augusta (2031 gordon hwy, augusta, ga 30909) where she was informed that she had a defective rack and pinion. The contact then took the vehicle to an independent mechanic where they diagnosed the vehicle with a defective tie rod and had the tie rod replaced. Recently, the contact stated that an abnormal scraping noise would emit from the vehicle upon depression of the brake pedal as the abs warning light appeared on the instrument panel. The contact then took the vehicle to johnson motor company of south carolina (490 jefferson davis hwy, graniteville, sc 29829) where they repaired the vehicle for a defective pcv hose. An hour after the vehicle was returned to the contact, the same failure recurred. The manufacturer had been notified several times about the failures and several cases were filed. The manufacturer offered no further assistance. The vehicle had yet to be repaired. The failure mileage was 10,757.
CategoryElectrical System, Engine, Fuel/propulsion System
DateDec 22, 2020
StateFL
Description
My power steering assist pops up and disappears. Car completely shut off on me at a stop sign(twice) and would not crank back up
CategoryEngine, Steering
DateDec 22, 2020
StateFL
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. The contact stated that the power steering assist warning light illuminated with message to drive with care. The vehicle was turned off and failed to restart. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the power steering needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact stated that the failure recurred twice. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer. The manufacture was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 82,000.
CategoryElectrical System, Engine, Power Train
DateDec 15, 2020
StateIL
Description
I was on the eway and I was going 80mph in the left lane, and my car jerked to decelerate to 20mph. The message said, 'engine power reduced'.
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateDec 15, 2020
StateTX
Description
Started last november 2019 I was driving to work and suddenly my check engine light came on and then a engine power reduce comes on and my car starts to slow down. Took to chevy and was told they could not test the diagnostic because my check engine light was no longer on. Fast forward to this september 2020 and it started up again and has been on and off since. This is very dangerous as it happens at any point im driving whether it's on the freeway or small road. I'm having to pull over and turn my car off! I have teenage daughters and 2 small boys that I have in my car when this happens and it's very scary and dangerous! So today december 15, 2020 I took it back to chevy and getting it checked. I was told it could take up to 5 days and I'm really hoping this is a factory recall due to the safety of this happening while driving and driving at fast speed on the freeway!
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateDec 14, 2020
StateMO
Description
When I shift my car to park and turn off the ignition, I receive a message stating "shift to park". It keeps my car in the accessory start position thereby running the battery down if I cannot get it to recognize that the car is in park and the engine is shut off. This has been an intermittent, ongoing problem for about 2 weeks. I contacted the local gm dealer about this but there is no recall.
CategoryEngine, Power Train
DateDec 11, 2020
StateGA
Description
About 6 months ago, I was driving in the interstate going about 70 mph, when my vehicle dropped its speed to 20 mph advising of ' reduced engine power ', the speed did not decrease which caused a hault & jerk. Which could have turned fatal if there was a vehicle behind me. October 30th, I was driving about 30mph in a residential area when I approached a stop sign and my vehicle suddenly lost power, after about 3 minutes I was able to start the vehicle and drive to the dealership. The battery and a sensor had been replaced. Exactly two weeks later, I was driving on the street around 25-30mph, approached a stop again and car powered off.. Immediately taken to dealership and they could not identify the problem. This is a huge safety hazard, I do not drive on the highway out of fear that the car may shut off. I've been to authorized dealerships & had the transmission checked out by certified transmissions shops and can't source the problem
CategoryElectrical System, Steering, Unknown Or Other
DateDec 09, 2020
StateCA
Description
Steering assistance reduced drive with care warning appears on dash right before I'm going to accelerate after being stopped.
CategorySeat Belts
DateDec 08, 2020
StateWI
Description
Seatbelt locking up. Will not release. Will 'correct' itself. After a period of time but that doesn't help of the seatbelt is non functional. Dealership said it would be 0 to fix and the part is back ordered. Leads me to believe I'm not the only one that has this issue. This has happened several times over the course of a year that I've owned the vehicle. I usually notice the problem when putting the seatbelt on before moving on the road.
CategoryEngine, Vehicle Speed Control
DateDec 07, 2020
StateMI
Description
While driving the car down the road a message displayed saying "engine power is reduced" and I could not drive the car over 20 miles per hour. This thankfully occurred while I was driving through a residential neighborhood so I was able to safely park my car. Through research there is a known defect with a faulty accelerator sensor that causes this. It is the first time this has happened since getting the vehicle brand new in 2017. This is scary because it was instant and I could have been on the freeway when this occurred.
CategoryEngine, Power Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateDec 03, 2020
StateVA
Description
I was driving on a road at 47 miles an hour. Out of no where, the car slowed all the way down to 15 miles an hour. On the dash board a notice flash stating "engine power reduced" I was barely able to navigate out of traffic without being hit. Then it happened again several hours later when I was on my way home, I had to constantly keep pulling over.
CategoryElectrical System, Steering, Unknown Or Other
DateNov 29, 2020
StateIL
Description
When driving at auto stop, when beginning to accelerate, car acts like it shut off and says steering assist reduced drive with care. I noticed the battery voltage goes down to 11. 0 v. Also the radio screen flickers black. This has happened multiple times in multiple days.
CategoryPower Train
DateNov 27, 2020
StateIL
Description
Car has shift to park warning when park is engaged, car wont shut off ,have restart car
CategoryEngine, Vehicle Speed Control
DateNov 26, 2020
StateIL
Description
I own a 2017 chevy malibu lt. I was driving at around 60 mph on the highway, when suddenly I received a message on the dashboard stating, 'engine power is reduced'. I was in the middle lane and I had to frantically find a way to pull over to the right while the vehicle started slowing down to just about 20 mph. Fortunately, I was able to safely pull over. This is a very dangerous situation. I researched online, and found out that this exact thing has happened to many people who also own a chevy malibu 2016-2018. Gm needs to seriously consider making this a recall.
CategoryPower Train, Unknown Or Other
DateNov 25, 2020
StateIL
Description
Vehicle would indicate/notify to shift to park even though vehicle indeed in was in park not allowing you to complete turn car off. Car would remain in ancillary mode.
CategoryEngine, Service Brakes
DateNov 23, 2020
StateLA
Description
The brake vacuum pump is bad they used to cheap chinese knockoff part that breaks and get sucked into the engine possibly causing engine failure but for the most part in your brakes can fail leaving the car without any breaking support from the booster vacuum I called the dealership the service advisor immediately told me to take the car to the dealer for work at general motors expense the brake vacuum pumps are failing at an alarming rate causing serious damage and possibility of injury 5 minutes after I did everything they told me I recalled the dealing to confirm my appointment they refused to answer the phone and put me on hold then when they answer the phone they told me that the servants advisor I talked to no longer works there best chevrolet kenner louisiana 70062 without the vacuum pump the brakes are very hard the press the car is very difficult to stop especially at high speeds I'm trying to get this fixed but general motors is refusing the service advisor told me the best thing that I can do is to pay for everything and whenever general motors feels like doing a recall I maybe can get reimbursed
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateNov 20, 2020
StateIL
Description
It reduces power to the egine
CategoryPower Train
DateNov 18, 2020
StateOH
Description
My 2017 malibu has 65,000 miles on it. In the course of three days a warning kept popping up every time I came to a stop the car engine would turn off for a second and then turned back on with a warning that stated service stability track, driver assisted steering not engaged. Today I came to a stoplight and the engine completely died leaving me stranded there for about 15 minutes until I was finally able to get it started again and moving. I had to put the car in manual mode to get it to drive. I am awaiting the estimate from the dealership to see what it would cost to fix this. I have read scores of other reports of the same thing happening on these cars. To the point where some people are driving and it stops. This is a serious dangerous problem and it needs to be addressed by general motors.
CategoryExterior Lighting, Structure:body, Suspension
DateNov 16, 2020
StateNC
Description
The third brake light cracked in three places and now water is in the car and trunk. I saw special coverage for the car just for this issue but the dealership states it isnt covered for my vin.. Also, there is a popping noise under the car when I take off, turn curves, get out of the car etc. Seems to be bushings wearing out and is a well known problem. Again, my car is not covered.
CategoryElectrical System, Engine, Vehicle Speed Control
DateNov 06, 2020
StateAR
Description
My cars cut off and then display power steering reduces drive with caution this is scary because my son is with me in the car it's just cut off every time I stop or I'm driving
CategoryPower Train
DateNov 02, 2020
StateIL
Description
Driving down the interstate (with my family) at 70mph and loose power. Display shows "engine power reduced" just about got rear ended by a semi due to power loss. Had to get over to the shoulder while dodging traffic from behind me. Very dangerous. Needs to be corrected and covered by gm.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateOct 27, 2020
StateMO
Description
Driving down the interstate at 70 mph and car states reduced power mode. I could only go 20 mph and try to cross 4 lanes of a highway during rush hour. I almost killed several people including myself. I have read this is happening to other people and I want it fixed.
CategoryPower Train
DateOct 26, 2020
StateCA
Description
After putting my 2017 chevy malibu into park, I received a "shift to park" message on the dash. The car would not fully turn off. It stayed in auxillary power mode. Doors would not lock, emergency lights stay on and had a beeping sound. The problem was not resolving itself irregardless of how many times I turned it off and on. The failure mileage was approximately 8,400. (yes, the mileage is 8,400. This is not a typo.) the vehicle was taken to martin chevrolet, located at: 23505 hawthorne boulevard, torrance california, 90505. The service representative said this is a recurring problem and they have seen it multiple times. (it is a tranmission control assembly failure). I asked if it was a design flaw and he concurred. He said there was no recall at his time but they are expecting one. I spent 0 to have the replacement done. General motors needs to declare a recall and refund my money. A two year old car with 8,400 miles should not be incurring major expenses for faulty components.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Vehicle Speed Control
DateOct 20, 2020
StateMO
Description
I was driving about 65 mph when my car displayed a warning on the dash that the power is reduced and the traction control and engine light came on simultaneously. The speed reduced to 20 and would not accelerate. Pulled off the highway and shut off the car. I restarted it after a minute and the traction light went off but the check engine light remained on. The car then drove at normal speed the rest of the way home. This is terrifying as I didn't have a shoulder to pull off and had to pull in someones driveway. Luckily nobody plowed into me. I am now afraid to drive my car anywhere
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateOct 19, 2020
StateAZ
Description
Shift to park error message. Cant turn off car. Shifter is in park but shift to park error message. Not sure if car is fully in park. Got repaired twice but car dealership said temporary fix, this will keep happening. *tr
CategoryEngine, Unknown Or Other
DateOct 14, 2020
StateNJ
Description
It takes a while for the car to accelerate on highways or streets. With my foot to the floor of the accelerator, it gets to 20 mph in about 15-20 seconds which prevents any pickup. Only thing that helps the pickup is when I use octane booster in the tank and it'll drive as it should with pickup for a very short period (5 miles) otherwise the acceleration is extremely laggy with no pickup.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateOct 14, 2020
StateNJ
Description
Whenever I fill the take from e I have to at least refill an additional two times per week. The gas goes really fast and I can't even get 13 gallons in my tank. I get about 21 mpg every trip.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateOct 14, 2020
StateCA
Description
I just submitted a complaint about this issue, it has happened more times than I can count so I'm submitting again. I have told people at chevy about this problem twice, when I went in for oil changes/maintenance. I have only gone to chevy for any type of maintenance because I want my car to be taken care of by people that should know everything about it. That's why I'm extremely disappointed that I have purchased this car brand new, taken the best care of it, only taken it to chevy even though it's obviously more expensive, but still no one has helped me with this problem or explained why it's happening. It's been over a year since I've reported the problem, and now I'm worried I may have too many miles for this problem to be taken care of. When I put my car in park, it doesn't always recognize it's in park. This means that my car will not turn off, and I can't leave my car until it recognizes it's in park. I've found that this problem will almost always happen if I try to turn off my car engine "too soon". I have to wait about a minute before I can turn off my engine, or I risk my car not recognizing it's in park. If this happens, sometimes I only have to press on my break. Other times I have to turn the engine back on, drive, and wait before trying to turn my engine off again. This can take multiple tries, multiple minutes worth of just trying to park my car and turn it off. I do commute about 70 miles round trip for work each day (monday-friday), so I use my car quite a bit, but like I mentioned I bought this car brand new and take the best care of it. I do not cut any corners because I do drive it a lot. I have never been in an accident, had a ticket, I drive very safely. There is no reason, my car should have any problems simply parking after having it for less than 2 years.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateOct 14, 2020
StateCA
Description
When I put my car in park, if I turn off my engine after a few seconds of sitting in park, sometimes my car doesn't recognize it's in park. My car will tell me to put it in park before I'm able to turn off my car. Sometimes I just have to step on my break again, and it will recognize it's in park. Sometimes I have to turn my engine back on and wait a minute or two. Sometimes I have to put my car in drive again before putting it in park, waiting a couple minutes, and then it finally recognizes it's in park. I have not figured out what works best, except for just waiting a little bit before trying to turn off my engine. If I can't get my car to recognize it's in park, I can't leave my car because the battery will not turn off until it recognizes it's in park. It can be very frustrating. When I brought my car in for an oil change at chevy, I mentioned this problem to chevy, thinking maybe something was loose. They said they've heard about this problem before, and said they could fix it. When I came back for my next oil change, I again needed to mention this problem, because the problem goes away for a little but comes back. Again, they said they could fix it, but it still happens. They are aware of this problem, it's happening to multiple chevy customers, but no one has been able to tell me what the problem is or how to fix it.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Steering, Unknown Or Other
DateOct 11, 2020
StateTX
Description
While driving my car started to say driving assistance off please drive with care then it acts like it's going to turn off. Now its sying
CategorySteering
DateOct 11, 2020
StateWA
Description
Bought this car new for my daughter to drive back and forth to college, I wanted a safe car for her, but this car is anything but safe. Started having issues with getting random steering assist warning lights, then tpms lights, then it shut down in the middle of an intersection and it had to be towed. The dealership has been unable to find anything wrong with the car and now its out of warranty and is costing us hundreds of dollars in service fees. Battery has been replaced and its still having issues. Lately she has been complaining that the car suddenly drifts at highway speeds and she has to make corrections that jerk her all over the road. It does this at random, not every drive, maybe every other, it feels like an electrical issue and not a mechanical issue. She has almost crashed twice, was pulled over this past weekend coming home for another dealership visit because an officer noticed the weaving and corrections and assumed she was drunk. Again, the dealership cannot find anything wrong. I have explained the issue, brought in a technical bulletin that explains the exact issue, still no resolution, they still say they cannot find anything and send me home with another bill. This car is not safe to drive, and once winter hits and the roads become slick, this issue will likely result in an accident. I have refused to let her drive it to college at this point and the car is sitting in my driveway. The dealership is useless even after showing them hundreds of internet complaints. Why is gm ignoring this issue?
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateOct 11, 2020
StateSC
Description
I purchased my 2017 malibu from jud kuhn in sc, it had 40,000 miles when purchased. Week 2 I was at a stop light hit the gas to take off the vehicle wouldn't move so I hit the gas a little harder still nothing then suddenly it jerked and took off fast. I thought maybe my foot wasnt on the has right. The next day I got in the car to back out my drive way and it did it again the same exact way. The same day the engine light came on and onstar sent me a email about a emission issue. I called the car dealer told them about the acceleration issue and the engine light. No one called me back and the engine light went out . A few days later the light returned and I called again. This time they serviced it stating the car needed a computer update and charged me 100 dollars and stated they couldnt find the problem with acceleration and the update may have fixed it. Sunday oct 11th I went to leave me house again and the car wouldn't move the same thing happened hit the gas wouldn'mtove then took off. I got out of the drive way onto the road and it did it again. At this point I'm sceptical about the dealer as well as the vehicle and I have children and am afraid that one day I will pull out infront of oncoming traffic and may be hit because of the acceleration issues. I'm calling the dealer again today
CategoryService Brakes
DateOct 08, 2020
StateOH
Description
Our car began showing an error message "shift to park" when the shifter was correctly in the ''park' position and you attempt to turn of the iginition. Essentially the car is not recognizing that it is in 'park' and as such would not turn off or lock correctly. This would happen repeatedly whenever we attempted to park the car. The dealer told us that this is a frequent problem and (if not corrected) would eventually lead to not being able to turn off the ignition as the sensor is telling the car that it is not parked. I think this is a very dangerous problem, and obviously well known by the manufacturer. This needs to be corrected so no one is injured in a roll-away type accident.
CategoryElectrical System
DateOct 07, 2020
StateGA
Description
Shift to park message is displayed after the vehicle is parked. This is the second time that I have experienced this problem with this vehicle (2017 malibu). The first time at 30,000+ miles, and now again at 74,000+ miles. Fortunately, the 1st was covered by warranty. This time will be out of pocket expenses (for the same issue), and the dealership wants to charge an "unnecessary" diagnostic testing fee. Conducting research reveals that many people are experiencing this exact problem with this manufacturer and/or vehicle. Can we please get a recall?
CategorySuspension
DateOct 05, 2020
StateKS
Description
Rear control arm bushings have worn out after only 40,000 miles causing a popping noise in the rear suspension. I was told this would need replaced every 30,000 to 40,000 miles to prevent damage to the control arm. Popping could be heard the most when first taking off in either reverse or drive.
CategoryElectrical System
DateOct 04, 2020
StateMS
Description
My sunroof is stuck open and my seats power goes out intermittently.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateOct 04, 2020
StateIL
Description
My trunk was flooded for no reason. Plus when I shift to park it says shift to park when I already have. My sister just gave me this car with only 14,000 miles and two problems. The trunk mat is getting white mold. This car sat for 6 months. *tr
CategorySteering, Vehicle Speed Control
DateSep 30, 2020
StateTN
Description
Recently I have a message appear on my display screen. While sitting at a red light of course the car shuts off but when the traffic light turns green and the car starts back, I get the message steering assist reduced. I've been seeing this message for a few weeks now. This morning on my way to work, once again the message appears and this time my doors unlocked & locked, the vehicle reduced speed and I drove it at that speed until I was able to merge off the highway. I pulled into a parking lot and turned the car off. I waited a few minutes and restarted the car. I was able to make it to work but constantly put the car in neutral or park when I got to a red traffic light. This really scared me while driving in heavy traffic. Several cars had to go around me due to reduced speed. I see several people with the same complaint. Got to be a recall. I have an appointment with a chevy dealership on tomorrow and hopefully I'll get some answers. Praying whatever the problem is under warranty. I need answers!!!
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateSep 21, 2020
StateMD
Description
Sometimes when I park, even though vehicle is clearly in park, I receive a message on the dash that I need to "shift to park". This is a known problem with many gm vehicles and if you leave the car like this, it will drain your battery. I have to repeatedly shift out of park and back in to get the message to go away. I don't know what I will do when this stops working. The date of "when did this happen?" is the most recent, but it has happened several times.
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateSep 21, 2020
StateVA
Description
While driving on highway check engine light came on and engine power reduxe light came on dash. Vehicle decelerated rapidly on major highway was almost rear ended by semi tractor triailer. Was able to turn car off and it went away. But has returned next day. I contacted gm 09/21/20 amd they stated they were aware of ongoing issues and I could bring it in to get looked at but would have to pay a diagnostic fee
CategoryPower Train
DateSep 15, 2020
StateIA
Description
When shifting to park it is not recognized and will notify via display in panel. This occurs 75% of the time at this point-started 2 weeks ago. Concerning as I live on a hill.
CategoryStructure:body
DateSep 15, 2020
StateLA
Description
I always notice a smell and foggy windows after rainy days on my stationary vehicle but though little of it we just got hit by hurricane laura with no damage to vehicle but light scratching as I was going to take my family out of town while power restoration efforts started I opened my truck (as I rarely use it)to find my spare tire compartment completely covered in water and mold growing in the interior I called my insurance about it but it is not coverd un insurance and was told to look for recalls as this vehicle has many issues with this problem a pressure test revealed water is coming in from no all components of spare tire are rusted or have mold growing on them and all truck interior is full of mold growty
CategoryPower Train
DateSep 14, 2020
StateKY
Description
Car stopped while driving on a highway with a message on dash saying 'engine power is reduced.' the dealership first said it was the accelerator pedal, then said it was the engine control unit. They said that they don't know what causes this to happen, but it just needs reprogrammed and a software update. An update that only a gm facility can do. Also specifically asked if this was wear and tear, told no, they don't know why this happens.
CategoryPower Train
DateSep 11, 2020
StateGA
Description
After putting my 2017 chevy malibu into park and turning it off a message appears on the dash saying "shift to park". This doesn't happen every time, but enough to have concerns about it.
CategoryElectrical System
DateSep 08, 2020
StateMI
Description
Vehicle suffers from behavior in service bulletin 19-na-206. Intermittent shift to park message displayed on the driver information center (dic) when the vehicle has been shifted to park and the ignition has been turned to the off position. Alot of owners are having this issue the part should be recalled https://static. Nhtsa. Gov/odi/tsbs/2019/mc-10166630-9999. Pdf
CategoryElectrical System, Exterior Lighting, Unknown Or Other
DateSep 06, 2020
StateLA
Description
I bought the 2017 malibu premeir with 5 miles on it in sept 2017 and have had problems from the start. 2018 while riding on interstate my car just stopped went straight to dealer they said nothing was wrong after keeping car for 2 days. Went to leave dealer ship and car stopped in parking lot ,sensors went out on front of car. Fixed 2019. Next my car kept getting water in tire well and I went to dealer and they told me it was not a recall. So I kept bailing out water and parking in garages. Three months later recall . I was without car for 4 weeks as carpet ,headliner and complete trunk carpet and molding had to be replaced because of mold,2020. My car tells me to shift to park when car is in park and I have to turn car off and on nd move from d to p to get it to work. Tells me when 'I'm driving no key found in vehicle or put key fob in pocket.,yesterday sept 5. 2020 went to get inspection sticker and attendent told me you have no backup lights. Never noticed it. So went to auto zone and bought light and went to mechanic shop to have put in. While sitting in car went to open sunroof, it wasn't working and it had been months since I remember opening it, so 'I'm reading owners manual and went to turn on map lights. No lights. So mechanic comes and says there is nothing wrong with your bulbs. Let me check fuses, usually when both light go out at same time its a fuse problem told him about sun roof and map light, he checked every fuse inside and out. There is nothing wrong with my fuses or the lights. They just wont come on. Neither will sunroof open. My car has 56000 miles on it and I've had problems since 25000 miles. I thought I would keep this car for at least ten years as it cost a pretty penny for the car
CategoryElectronic Stability Control
DateAug 30, 2020
StateTN
Description
Car won't start and then get a message saying stabilitrak. Car has under 60,000 miles on it.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateAug 30, 2020
StateTN
Description
When shift car into park and go to turn car off a message pops up that car needs to be in park even though it shows it is in park. Doesn't happen all the time but happens and you have to turn car on and off and shift a few times before it will recognize it is in park.
CategoryPower Train
DateAug 25, 2020
StateNY
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. The contact stated that after shifting to park, the vehicle continues to move and the shift to p warning light illuminated. The vehicle was restarted multiple times in order for the vehicle to function properly. The vehicle was taken to the hicksville chevrolet dealer, located at: 236 s. Broadway, hicksville, ny 11801, where it was stated that there was no recall. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 64,000. *bf*jb
CategoryPower Train
DateAug 25, 2020
StatePA
Description
After shifting into park message dispays shift to park. Car is in park but when attempting to turn off auxiliary power stays on and can't be turned off.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateAug 24, 2020
StateMI
Description
There is water coming into the trunk. Upon looking online this is a common problem caused by the loosening of the nuts securing the 3rd break light.
CategoryEngine, Power Train
DateAug 20, 2020
StateKY
Description
I was driving at 70 mph on a highway and the car shut of causing me to nearly get hit multiple times. I was barely able to get the car to the off ramp I was approaching. I had the car towed 100 miles to my house and then to a dealership. The dealership determined that the vacuum pump came apart and sent metal everywhere. The vacuum coming apart also caused the camshaft to break along with a hose and a camshaft sensor. The repairs alone are estimated so far to cost me about text="Who are we? We are Lemberg Law, a Consumer Law Firm" smalltext="Lemberg Law is a consumer law firm helping victims of bad manufacturing and run-arounds from auto companies. We are ranked A+ by the BBB. Call our Helpline today!  There is no charge unless we win." img="balance" color="green",500.
CategoryElectrical System
DateAug 19, 2020
StateMI
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. The contact stated that after the vehicle was shifted into park, the vehicle failed to turnoff. The instrument panel indicated that the vehicle was on. The vehicle stayed on until either the battery was drained or the electrical wiring overheated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer mike savoie chevrolet (1900 w maple rd, troy, mi 48084, (248) 566-6523) and diagnosed and replaced the gear shifter. The contact paid for the repairs out of pocket. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and provided the contact with a case number. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000.*dt*jb
CategoryPower Train
DateAug 19, 2020
StateCA
Description
Shift to park when placing car in park which does not allow vehicle to fully power off. This is the second time this vehicle has had this issue. It happened at 37k and I had it repaired which cost close to 0 just under a year ago. The vehicle mileage since the repair is under 30k.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateAug 19, 2020
StateMO
Description
A dashboard notice to 'shift to park' pops up after putting the car into park and attempting to turn it off. The car does not register that the car has already been stopped and switched to park.
CategoryPower Train
DateAug 17, 2020
StateAL
Description
Getting shift to park message when putting car into park. Unable to turn vehicle off until park engages. We had repaired at the dealership a couple of months ago and it is doing it again. It is beginning to do it often.
CategoryPower Train
DateAug 14, 2020
StateIN
Description
Beginning several months ago, the vehicle would occasionally display a "shift to park" error message after the "start/stop" button was pressed to turn off the parked vehicle. Although the engine would turn off, all of the electrical systems would remain on. For the first few months, the error message would disappear after a few seconds to a minute, after which the "start/stop" button to be pressed to turn off the vehicle completely. Over the last month, however, the amount of time the message stayed displayed increased to many minutes, and it would take turning the car on/off and shifting in/out of park multiple times before the vehicle could be turned off completely. Once the vehicle was finally turned off completely, I wasn't able to drive it for a few weeks for fear of not being able to turn off the vehicle at work/stores/etc., or for fear of being stranded when the battery drains. This is a serious safety issue that effectively makes the vehicle unusable. After researching the problem, it was found that this is a known issue to gm for multiple models and years of vehicles per service bulletin 19-na-206. Based on my experience, however, the initially intermittent nature of this problem quickly turns into a permanent, disabling problem. In addition, a more permanent solution needs to be provided than what's listed on the service bulletin: (a) scraping deposits off the electrical contacts with your thumb 50 times to see if that works, (b) installing a jumper to see if that works, or (c) replacing the shifter control assembly. My concern is that if the design of the new assembly is the same, the problem will reappear in a few years with the replacement assembly; all are just temporary stop gap measures. A real fix that prevents the corrosion/deposits is needed, and a recall should be issued.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Power Train, Service Brakes
DateAug 04, 2020
StateAZ
Description
Driving and my car wouldn't stop because my stablitrak and abs system malfunction and now the dealer is saying I need a vacuum pump and throttle change. This is a know issues in the gm cars just seen on google that a global letter was sent out aug of 2019 about this issues but I never received it. These cars should be recalled and we should be given our money back. I have 2017 chevy malibu and I feel this premeditated murder because they know it's a issue and I could have lost my life july 30 2020 at 959pm
CategoryExterior Lighting, Unknown Or Other
DateAug 01, 2020
StateMO
Description
The nuts used to fasten 3rd brake light are not locking nuts therefor loosen causing the 3rd break light to filter to loosen and break. This also causes flooding in the trunk of the vehicle. I had 2 inches of water in the spare tire compartment along with a soaked trunk which caused a terrible smell. You will see in the pictures I have tried to repair the broken plastic on the break light with an epoxy mix. Replacement would be better. I think breakage is caused because the nuts loosen.
CategoryEngine, Fuel System, Gasoline, Power Train
DateJul 30, 2020
StateSC
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds and while idling, the vehicle stalled and shutoff without warning. The contact stated that they would have to wait for approximately 15 minutes or more before the vehicle would restart. The contact took the vehicle to five star chevrolet (2199 david h mcleod blvd, florence, sc 29501, (843) 605-0183) however, the mechanic was unable to identify the cause for the failure. The contact stated that onstar diagnostic tool showed a failure with the engine, transmission, and fuel system. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and informed the contact that the vehicle was not subjected to a recall. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000.
CategoryElectrical System
DateJul 26, 2020
StateUT
Description
The 2017 malibu gives a message to put the vehicle in "park," when the vehicle is already in park. The display screen stays lit up to put the car in park. You cannot lock the car when this happens. This went on for 15 about minutes. After moving the gear shifter back & forth, the error message finally goes off. Its obviously a safety issue, if you cant lock & secure the car.
CategoryElectrical System, Unknown Or Other
DateJul 15, 2020
StateAZ
Description
When I get to a stop light the auto stop activates. When the car goes to turn back on it trips up and dies completely. The steering wheel locks and the car won't turn back on. I have to wait for about 15 minutes until the car will turn on again. It doesn't happen every time. It usually happens when I am at a red light for longer than 30 seconds.
CategorySteering
DateJul 15, 2020
StateWV
Description
Tl* contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. The contact stated that while her granddaughter was driving at 70 mph, the steering wheel locked up and failed to turn. The vehicle crashed into the guard rail and spun around. There were no warning lights illuminated. There was no reported injuries or police report filed. The air bags did not deploy. The contact scheduled an appointment with an independent mechanic. The contact called the local dealer auto center cars (727 n. Royal ave. Front royal, va 22630 (540) 622-2667) but the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 100,000.
CategoryStructure:body
DateJul 14, 2020
StateNJ
Description
I've noticed that when it rains the rain comes inside the car and the trunk .
CategoryPower Train
DateJul 13, 2020
StateMI
Description
The chevy malibu has a problem with the shifter. When you put the vehicle in park it will say on the driver information panel to shift to park even though it is in park. The vehicle will not shut off. The vehicle is stationary when it happens. Gm needs to fix it. Because it is a safety and the car will not shut off until to sensor is told to put it in park.
CategoryService Brakes
DateJul 10, 2020
StateAL
Description
Coming home from florida to athens alabama we stopped at a rest stop and I noticed my brakes was really hard to push and made a awful noise. We looked at the brakes and thought the pads was bad. I managed to get it home luckily on major traffic jams on interstate 65. My husband put a code reader and it said brake booster sensor but my husband pulled the line from the vacuum pump and the vacuum pump wasn't pulling. Thank god we made it home. From what I've read on this website a recall should be done. Car is now parked in garage what til chevy dealership opens on monday!!!
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Fuel/propulsion System, Vehicle Speed Control
DateJul 09, 2020
StateLA
Description
Everytime I stop at a red light or brake the vehicle(when coming to a stop in traffic)the car completely cuts off. The alert steering assist is reduced, drive with care constantly comes on whenever there is an auto stop and the car restarts. The radio and air would also turn off when auto stop is activated. This turn off also causes the radio screen to go black for a short time until it restarts. Which is a big problem and dangerous when driving in traffic. The normal auto stop would be somewhat silent, but when it turns back on now it hisses and turns back on. I also hear something as if water is passing through pipes after and/or during auto stop sometimes. Lastly, last night(7/8/20)I attempted to turn on my car and back out of my driveway. The car turned on but the check engine light came on. It did not allow me to shift into any gears or accelerate. I noticed the lights that illuminate,d,r,l,etc. Was not illuminating at that time when I attempted to shift gears. I then turned the car off but it stated shift to park. Note the car was in park. After I let it sit in park for a while I tried restarting the car and it restarted. The car shifted in to gears and accelerated. Note: the car allowed me to move the shift in and out of gears but it was not catching. The stopping issue wit the steering reduced alert started about two weeks ago(around june 25,2020). Hearing the water sound began around the the beginning of march 2020. Lastly the shifting issue began last night,7/8/20. When driving on the highway I do the speed limit 60-70 mph. On the city streets I drive the speed limit ranging 25mph-40 mph.
CategoryPower Train
DateJul 09, 2020
StateGA
Description
Dic intermittently displays "shift to park" when shutting down engine beginning at about 30,000 miles. Dealership states this is not covered by power train warranty. Well known problem with two tsbs issued but no recall. Research shows owners paying 0 to 0 for repairs when out of warranty. I replaced "park" switch with pn: 653-d2hw-bl221h at 31,000 miles. including shipping. Why would they recall when it's a "cash cow" for chevrolet.
CategoryPower Train:automatic Transmission:gear Position Indication (prndl)
DateJul 09, 2020
StateCO
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. The contact stated that the gear shifter was placed in park however, the gear shift indicator showed that the transmission was still in drive. The contact called and scheduled an appointment with the shortline buick gmc located at 1301 s havana st, aurora, co 80012, (303) 751-3400. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 32,000.
CategoryElectrical System, Engine, Unknown Or Other
DateJul 02, 2020
StateSC
Description
While driving on a main road, the car flashed 'reduced engine power' and stopped working. I did not lose electrical power, but the gas pedal and gear shift failed to work. I shut the car off and still nothing happened. Some good samaritans helped pushed me into the middle lane while I called a tow truck. After a few minutes, my car restarted with a check engine light. I drove a few miles to the nearest dealership. They have not been able to determine a definite fix, instead they said there's some corrosion around the battery. According to this site, this has happened to hundreds of other 2017 malibu's. There needs to be a recall. *tr
CategoryEngine
DateJul 01, 2020
StateIL
Description
Engine light has been on and off for the pass year. This is a 2017 and this should not be happening this soon. I took the vehicle to the dealer and they changed the battery. About 2 months later the light came back on. I took it back to the dealer and the person let me know the battery is fine. The code that came up on the computer I believe is p011, something with the air filter. I was told I have to pay this time because my warranty was no longer valid. This car is only 3 years old my engine light should not be on this soon. My car is in motion when the light comes on and off. *tr
CategoryEngine, Vehicle Speed Control
DateJun 29, 2020
StateNH
Description
Drove 30 miles since the last time it was in the shop for this issue. Started my vehicle in the driveway and the "reduced engine power light" came on. So frustrating and a waste of time!! I immediately drove back to dealership for repair. A bunch of codes came up. They removed and replaced the ecm. Road tested for 45 miles before returning vehicle. *tr
CategoryEngine
DateJun 29, 2020
StateNH
Description
Cruising to work on I-93 in concord, nh traveling around 65 mph. I went out into the passing lane and the car totally lost power. The "reduce engine power light" came on and vehicle would only go 25-30 mph. Thankfully there wasn't a vehicle behind me. I would have been "killed". Dropped vehicle to chevy dealer. They found p2127 stored in system, reset ecm road tested and could not duplicate any faults. Mileage 75,698. This is absolutely and totally unsafe and unacceptable. The vehicle is in the shop again for the fourth time, same issue. I will report each incident separately. *tr
CategoryEngine, Vehicle Speed Control
DateJun 29, 2020
StateNH
Description
Entered on-ramp to head south on I-93 and half-way up the ramp it happened again. The "reduce engine power light" came on and the speed dropped immediately. I couldn't turn around and go home, so I continued down the interstate going in and out of the breakdown lane to avoid upcoming traffic behind me. Immediately drove to dealership and dropped off vehicle. I have been working from home since march 15, 2020, so I probably put approximately 200 miles on the vehicle since the ecm was replaced. There is no rhyme or reason that this continues to happen. However, this is absolutely and totally unsafe and unacceptable!!! I'm thinking people have died because of this issue - it is so unsafe!!!! I am waiting to hear back from the dealership.
CategoryEngine, Vehicle Speed Control
DateJun 29, 2020
StateNH
Description
Cruising to work on I-93 in concord, nh traveling around 70 mph and it just lost power again!!! The "reduce engine power light" came on and vehicle would only go 25-30 mph. Thankfully there wasn't a vehicle behind me. I would have been "killed". Dropped vehicle to chevy dealer. They found p2127 for accelerator pedal position sensor failure, replaced gas pedal, cleared codes, road testes. Mileage 76,473. This is absolutely and totally unsafe and unacceptable. The vehicle is in the shop again for the fourth time, same issue. I will report each incident separately. *tr
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJun 26, 2020
StateMI
Description
Every time I put the car in park and turn the car off the car often times tells me to shift the car to park when it's already in park. *tr
CategoryElectrical System, Electronic Stability Control, Steering
DateJun 22, 2020
StateFL
Description
Car stalls while operating, car shuts down while driving and fails to restart without warning. "service stability" 'battery save mode' 'shift to park' all blink when this happens. I have experienced this problem several times over the past year. Car will also shut down when the vehicle is not in motion ie stop signs, traffic lights, stop & go traffic... Etc. The car having no power that I can't even put my emergency lights on. This happens for the last time on 6/11/2020 cars brakes became tough to push could barely stop the car, once stopped the car lost all power shut off in the middle of a busy intersection I was almost rear ended. Car would not restart and had to be towed once again. All the same warning lights. My car is currently broke down and not starting at all. Also I have 2' of water in wheel well car leaks water into spare tire well. Car is molding due to this issue. This car model should be recalled. This could cause some horrible accident because of a malfunction/ defective part that was installed. This has happened to many many people. Please look into this. People are spending lots of money for repairs and rental cars. Im a single mother of 3 children, this car is suppose to be safe to drive. It's by far from that. The money I'm spending on a rental car so that I can go back and forth to work is not cheap. *tr
CategoryElectrical System
DateJun 08, 2020
StateIL
Description
When putting gear shift into park a message states the car is not in park and will not shut off. Have to play with shift lever to get it to respond this is a safety issue lots of posts on forums of this problem this has been happening for several months 2 -3 times a week. *tr
CategoryStructure:body
DateJun 04, 2020
StateMI
Description
I opened my trunk under the spare tire and there was water filled in the trunk. I did my research and I found plenty of malibu's with the same problem. *tr
CategoryElectrical System, Engine
DateJun 03, 2020
StateFL
Description
Recently while driving and stopped at a light or stop sign, when I lift my foot off the brake car shuts off. This has happened four times, three within the last week. I can start to again, also loose all volume to turn signals and radio. *tr
CategoryStructure:body, Unknown Or Other
DateMay 29, 2020
StateCA
Description
The top of the rear window near the third break light starting leaking. I reviewed online chevrolet forums with common complaints and read the defect could be related to recent recalls with the vehicle. Also, the leak is cause damage to my vehicles interior panels. *tr
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateMay 25, 2020
StateIL
Description
My 2017 chevy malibu had the engine power reduced come on.. It was the throttle position sensor.. I got it fixed paid almost 400$.. Not even 2 weeks later it's doing it again
CategoryEngine
DateMay 19, 2020
StateNJ
Description
I am a 70 year old teacher that purchased a 2017 chevy impala about 2 years ago, and last year I began experiencing issues with the car malfunctioning and the engine light illuminating. I took the car to chevrolet of turnersville, they supposedly fixed it, but then this problem recurred multiple times within a month, and each time I took it back to them they "diagnosed" something different. Later, come to find out, this car was recalled for "pre ignition issues", so they issued me a refund for the cost of those "repairs". Last week, the same exact issued recurred, so I took it back to chevy, for them to say it was my battery. 0 later, I got the car back, and within a matter of days, the same symptoms occurred so I had to have it towed back to the dealership for them now to say that my piston head in engine was cracked, so now the engine needed to be replaced which would be around 00. I spoke with the general manager and the best he could do was to tell me he would "try" to work up some numbers to get me into another car. I plan to retire next year, which is why I purchased something reasonably priced and presumably "reliable", so I will soon be on a fixed income and can't afford that type of fix, nor another car with the balance of this faulty car tacked on to the balance. With research, I found out that the pre ignition issue results in the cracking of the piston head, which leads me to believe that the pre ignition issue was never corrected properly. Especially since based on 17019 spi nhtsa, the fix differed from what this dealership did and under this plan the fix was being serviced at no charge to the customer. Since this issue occurred multiple times, I've been on highways, side streets, and stationary at traffic signals which have all posed safety risks. *tr
CategoryPower Train
DateMay 17, 2020
StateFL
Description
When the car is put into park you get a message it is still in drive and won't shut down took to dealer and they replaced shifter assy. At cost of 499. 37. Contacted chevy customer service and there response is that the warranty is over . Online are multiple complaints of this issue!
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateMay 14, 2020
StateFL
Description
While driving in heavy interstate traffic my vehicle began to idle roughly and cut off twice in traffic. Once it crank fully it accelerated at a high rate of speed just barely missing the car in front of me. When I went to repair my vehicle I was told that this is a wide known issue with no recall in place. I could have lost my life that day. *tr
CategoryEngine
DateMay 10, 2020
StateMO
Description
While driving down the highway at 60mph, a warning light came on'reduced engine speed' and the car slowed way down to 30mph in seconds, I was almost hit by the car behind me. *tr
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateMay 08, 2020
StateIL
Description
Vehicle stuck in reverse shift lock had an internal failure and was replaced by the chevy dealership. Replaced shifter due to stuck lock. Pulled up to car wash put car in reverse shifter locked and was unable to move out of reverse. Toll truck came and driver was able to manually move cable under the hood so I could put car in neutral. *tr
CategoryElectrical System, Unknown Or Other
DateMay 06, 2020
StateCO
Description
Intermittently when the car has been shifted into park and turned off a message on the driver control screen states to shift to park and will leave the car battery on and will beep the doors are open. Happens 70 percent of the time. Typically to get the message to go away I have to turn the car on and shift out of park, shift back into park and turn off again sometimes I have to do this several times. *tr
CategoryEngine, Vehicle Speed Control
DateMay 04, 2020
StateOH
Description
I was driving on the highway today going around 70 mph and my car displayed "reduced engine power" and immediately lost power and decelerated. It is not the first time that it has done this but it was the first time driving at that high rate of speed. The other times it has happened on city streets when I was going more than maybe 40 mph. Each time if I turn the car off and then wait a few seconds and start it again, the reduced engine power display is gone and I dont have anymore immediate issues with it, sometimes for days or weeks at a time. I have noticed online that several people have experienced something similar with their 2017 chevrolet malibu.
CategorySeats
DateApr 17, 2020
StateOK
Description
The horizontal seat adjustment motor has a shaft that broke. The vehicle was stationary at the time.
CategoryElectrical System, Engine, Unknown Or Other
DateApr 15, 2020
StateFL
Description
When I push the button to turn off the vehicle while having my foot on the brake it displays a message saying 'shift to park'. It will not let you turn off the car. I have to push the button to 'restart the engine' then slam it into park. It typically takes 3 repeats of this before the car finally allows me to shut it off. It's frustrating, time consuming and noisy as if you do not see the message and go to open the door, it beeps noisily notifying you that the car is not off. Apparently quite a few drivers have this issue, as I have read the complaints listed. My local dealership quoted me at repair costs of over 0 to fix this. This seems unfair since clearly it is a manufacturer issue. *tr
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateApr 10, 2020
StateTN
Description
When I put my car in park and turn the engine off I am getting a message that says shift to park. This appears to be a known issue.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control
DateApr 02, 2020
StateMO
Description
Several times in the past month or so my car has displayed a warning that says engine power reduced, and even if you're going highway speed, will reduce your speed down to around 20 mph. The first time it happened, it was around 6pm in busy traffic on the highway, almost causing me to wreck. It stopped happening for a while, but now it has done it over 20 times in the past 48 hours. It only happens when your vehicle is in motion.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Engine, Unknown Or Other
DateApr 01, 2020
StateCA
Description
Lately when I stop at a light or intersection my vehicle auto stops but when I try to go the vehicle shuts off and will not start. I have to put on my flashers while in traffic and shut the vehicle on and off until it restarts. One of the warnings read stabil and another reads power shut off as well as battery saver active. I have taken it in but have been told they do not know what is wrong so they reset the system however, this dangerous issue remains. This started the beginning of march and has continued.
CategorySteering
DateMar 28, 2020
StateCA
Description
1st scenario/incident:when at a full stop the car is in "auto stop". After when I release the break and accelerate the car turns back on and the steering wheel will jerk to the left, without me moving the steering wheel. The dash will display message "steering assist is reduced, drive with care". 2nd scenario/incident:when at a full stop at an upward steep road after I release the break and accelerate the message "steering assist is reduced, drive with care" will appear on the dash and the car will not move forward it will roll backward until the break is pressed it will stop rolling back. After that when the accelerator is pressed again it will finally move forward.
CategorySeat Belts
DateMar 25, 2020
StateMN
Description
Seat belt would not release while buckling, stuck in the unbuckled position. Will not release. Stationary.
CategoryElectrical System, Unknown Or Other
DateMar 24, 2020
StateNC
Description
Everyt I put my car in park I get an error stating shift to park and the car will not turn off. The car is in park when I'm trying to turn the car off. Took my car to chevy and there is some faulty paper work . I signed off on one contract then I was called in and was told some of my signature didnt do through and now its showing I canceled the extended warranty which I never did. I still have the original paperwork. They revised my original contract with going over the new contract. Now im stuck with an expensive bill for repair because I assumed I was signing the same contract. This issue needs to be added to the recall list for repair. Ithis is not a user issue this is a gm issue.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Steering
DateMar 21, 2020
StateCA
Description
Vehicle stability track disabled and steering get stiff and hard to control. This is a known issue with this vehicle and 1000's of people have reported it. Dealer want to char text="Who are we? We are Lemberg Law, a Consumer Law Firm" smalltext="Lemberg Law is a consumer law firm helping victims of bad manufacturing and run-arounds from auto companies. We are ranked A+ by the BBB. Call our Helpline today!  There is no charge unless we win." img="balance" color="green",700 to fix for an issue that was reported as a dangerous and known to the manufacturer. The warning come on interment and makes it impossible to control specially at high speed. All other safety features such as accident warning or lane departure gets disabled
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Engine, Vehicle Speed Control
DateMar 20, 2020
StateMO
Description
While driving 60mph on the highway, my car began beeping and displayed 'reduced engine power' on the screen. The traction light and engine light also came on. The cars speed was immediately reduced almost causing a serious accident as I was in the left lane on the highway with a semi behind and beside me. I was able to maneuver to the shoulder. I had to restart the car twice in order to be able drive it home. This was an absolutely terrifying situation. The check engine light is still on. Upon googling this issue, many people have had this problem and there has not been a recall! If my reaction time wasn't a fast as it was today, I would have been seriously hurt, or worse. Gm needs to address this.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Engine, Steering
DateMar 10, 2020
StateCA
Description
Well I'm driving in the freeway and the car star lossing power I almost crash then the check engine light turn on and it's say something about the stability somentihin like that and that I have to be becarfull driving
CategoryElectrical System, Electronic Stability Control, Engine
DateMar 05, 2020
StateAL
Description
In august of 2019 my car wouldn't shift out of park. I had to have my car towed to a local chevrolet dealership at night where it was there for a week this visit was for the gear shift to be replaced. October 2019 my car start stop feature made my car shut off in the middle of rush hour morning traffic this trip was said to be the charging system and the battery. In january 2020 I started to have the same issue with the car just stopping this time it was the electrical module I also had the oil changed and a all wheel alignment and I picked up my car and 10 days later my engine light came on so back to the chevy dealership 2 days they say we fixed it. 48 hours later the engine light is back on. I was told that we just cleared the engine light in hope's that would just fix the problem so now 2 and half weeks later they still have my car. They have no clue of what's happening.
CategoryEngine, Steering, Vehicle Speed Control
DateMar 05, 2020
StateOH
Description
I was on a highway in warren oh driving to work traveling at 65 mph in the left lane. A message appeared and said loss of engine power and the at went from 65 to 20 in 1 second. There were vehicles behind me and beside me. I was almost rear ended and when I tried to get over to the side of the road I was almost smashed by a semi. As well as that message it then stated steering assist inactive so it was then hard to turn my wheel as if there wasn't enough of a problem. Thank god I am ok but someone else may not be so lucky. There are numerous complaints that I see on the internet about this issue. How is there not a recall. Gm should be responsible for these repairs. I just purchased this vehicle in nov 2019.
CategoryEngine
DateMar 04, 2020
StateMS
Description
On tuesday, march 3, 2020, I was traveling on they highway when suddenly my car reduced speed. And the engine power reduce light came on. This was at approximately 5:30 pm during rush hour on the highway. There was no alert prior to this happening and a vehicle behind me had to quickly go around me. I could not go over 20 mph. Once I got back on the highway and then I had to pay to have my vehicle towed to the dealership.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Engine, Vehicle Speed Control
DateFeb 27, 2020
StateCA
Description
Reduced engine power first time this happened I was making a u turn at slow speeds when my dash displayed ' reduced engine power' check engine light came on as well as traction control light . I pulled over turned my car off and back on a few mins later later lights went away and car drove fine . ( november 2019 ) second time was mid february 2020 I was driving about 40 mph when same thing happened . Dash lights came on reduced engine power came back on and car slowed down to less the 20 mph within seconds . Once again I had to pull over turned my car on/off about 3 times in 20 mins for light to go away and car drive normal again . Third time today 2/27/20 at maybe 10 mph my dash lit up once again check engine light did not go away this time . But car drove fine afterwords luckily it hasn't happened on highway speeds or with my daughter in the car . All this in the last 3 months I bought my car with 20 miles june 1st 2017 and currently has 38k miles . This definitely has to be fixed before it causes serious accidents !
CategoryElectrical System
DateFeb 25, 2020
StateOH
Description
The car keeps saying shift to park, had to put in reverse several times before it doesn't say this. Took it to dealer jeff smitt. They did diagnostic and said it was shift harness. Cost 237. 94 two days later car continues to say shift to park. Took back to dealer, they now say whole harness needs replaced. 2. I have not paid it. Doing research looked on internet and see several others are having the exact issue with the malibu. It should be a recall on this. I worked for general motors for 14 years. This is a problem gm should be responsible for, not the people who give them business. It needs to be a recall asap
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Engine, Unknown Or Other
DateFeb 22, 2020
StateAK
Description
Reduced engine power started popping up on the dashboard and forcefully reduces speed to 20mph. Hundreds of chevy owners are reporting this abnormalities recently and chevrolet is concealing this manufacture defect.
CategoryElectrical System
DateFeb 20, 2020
StateVA
Description
Hybrid battery corrosion due to faulty brake light letting water intrude into trunk. I was out of country for most of 2019 and when I returned I went through mail and discovered a letter from gm stating that water can get into trunk and cabin from a chmsl. I checked my trunk and it was full of water and metal items are and were oxidized as well as the hybrid battery in the trunk. This corrosion will not stop once established especially with charged electronic components. And prematurely shortening the life of the hybrid battery due to poor quality and defective nuts used to secure the chmsl.
CategoryElectrical System, Power Train
DateFeb 19, 2020
StateMO
Description
The radio panel screen went out just blank but the radio still works just yesterday my girlfriend got in the car and it would not start so we tried to jump it it went dead. So I had to tow it home where it sits
CategoryEngine
DateFeb 17, 2020
StateNY
Description
My chevy malibu currently has about 20k miles on it in addition to that it is up to date on oil changes etc. About 20 mins ago while I was driving my vehicle messages me saying "engine power reduced" and all of a sudden my vehicles power was reduced. Thankfully I wasnt driving on a highway or anything but this was very dangerous and alarming to me. I researched this problem online and found numerous complaints about this for my particular model and find that very irresponsible of gm to not take responsibility on this issue and fix it. I ask that you please look into this someone is going to get hurt. Thank you
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateFeb 17, 2020
StateCO
Description
I was driving straight at 47mph on a major street in denver and the check engine light came on. At the same time, the display read "engine power is reduced" and I lost all acceleration. My speed dropped to about 20mph very quickly (5 to 8 seconds). Luckily there was relatively light traffic. I pulled into an autozone that was at the next intersection and they read the error code p2138. Come to find out this shows an error with the throttle/pedal position censor. I got back in my car to drive home and within 30 seconds, the check engine light went off and my car ran like normal. I'm still very worried about this sensor however. When I looked this up online tonight, I came to find out this is a common problem yet chevy has decided not to recall this part. Doing more research lead me to the class action lawsuit which has been by rothschild v. General motors llc, case no. 1:19-cv-05240, in the u. S. District court for the eastern district of new york. From what I read, and knowing that I drive 35,000 miles per year for work, I believe this could be a huge if this were to happen when I'm doing 75+mph on the interstate. I urge the nhtsa to review this very dangerous situation carefully and strongly recommend you have chevy do the right thing and get this part fixed and replaced to keep us drivers safe!!
CategoryElectronic Stability Control
DateFeb 15, 2020
StateOH
Description
While trying to accelerate down the on-ramp onto a highway all of a sudden I lost power and could not exceed 40mph. I almost got sideswiped while trying to merge into traffic but couldn't gain speed. Before abruptly pulling onto the shoulder the anti-skid and check engine lights came on along with a dash warning that stated :"engine power reduced". I took it to a vendor who searched the code my car produced and it was "p2138", which is "throttle/pedal position sensor/ switch d/ e voltage correlation". I searched this issue online to find a ton of similar if not the exact same issues with other chevy malibus. This is a very dangerous issue! I could have been seriously injured or killed.
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateFeb 14, 2020
StateCA
Description
I was driving 35mph on city street going straight on the road and all of a sudden my car slowed down to 10mph. A pop up saying car engine power reduced came up on the dash bored along with my engine light
CategoryEngine, Fuel/propulsion System, Service Brakes
DateFeb 11, 2020
StateTX
Description
My chevy malibu has stopped several times on the highway more often durning traffic time it always stops when it enters auto stop then it cuts all the way off and I have to restart it I called in about this last year . Also it makes it really tough to push my breaks when I start the car up it does make the sound like it wants to start then it dies out
CategoryEngine
DateFeb 10, 2020
StateNH
Description
When driving the vehicle, a warning will randomly appear saying 'reduced engine power' and will reduce speed to about 20mph and will not accelerate any faster.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateFeb 09, 2020
StateCO
Description
I was driving in the mountains when engine power is reduced light came on and cars max speed topped out at 20-25 mph. Started the car an hour later and everything went off. Took it to the dealership to be told nothing is wrong. A month later same exact issue. This time I was driving in the city at 30mph when engine power is reduced light came on again and speed was affected again. Now the engine light is remaining on.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateFeb 09, 2020
StateIN
Description
Engine power is reduced appears on info dash word and car slows down to slow speed while on highway
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateFeb 08, 2020
StateMO
Description
I was driving on a city street going 35mph when my check engine light came on and a notification came on my dashboard saying "engine power is reduced". The car immediately went from 35mph to 20mph; I'm lucky no one was behind me or I would have been hit. I just bought the car 8 days ago at 35,000 miles. I was told at the dealership that it had to do with the acceleration pedal position sensor. The car is less than 36,000 miles now.
CategoryEngine, Vehicle Speed Control
DateFeb 07, 2020
StateFL
Description
When driving down a highway to drop off kid at school, the car sometimes slows down on its own and a message comes on stating engine power reduced. At 6:30 am in the morning when it's still dark, this is going to cause a car crash sooner or later. But dealer says there is no recall.
CategoryPower Train
DateFeb 03, 2020
StateNC
Description
When you shift to park a light comes on that says it isn't in park . So the lights will not shut off . You have to repeatedly shif from drive to park until it turns off . There are thousands of complaints online . It cost me 286. 00 to fix it I was 1000 miles over my warranty.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJan 31, 2020
StateIL
Description
Yesterday I was driving and pulled up to a red light. The car shut up as normal for the energy saver feature, but when the light turned green and I took my foot off the break and tried to accelerate the care would not move. The engine light came onto the screen. I waited 2 minutes, turned the car off and back on and it was fine after that. The radio's sound stopped working after that. Everything was normal on the display screen, but no sound was coming out, even when I pushed the on-star button. I pulled over and turned the car off for 10 minutes and back on and the radio worked again like normal.
CategoryElectrical System
DateJan 28, 2020
StateMI
Description
Side sensor detection system is not working. A warning light comes on each time the car is turned on.
CategoryElectrical System, Electronic Stability Control, Vehicle Speed Control
DateJan 27, 2020
StateGA
Description
At less than 32k miles I"ve had issue with the shift to park indicator, the radio random on and off regardless if car is running or parked and off and now multiple indicators for an emission issue car will suddenly loose power or stop. I have taken care for service on regular basis and have had service repairs done twice to supposedly fix computer board. Unfortunately, service either says they have rest it or can't find issues I describe. I will park the car and let gm have it before I get killed in traffic!!!!
CategoryEngine
DateJan 23, 2020
StateKY
Description
I bought my 2017 malibu in july of 2019 from a chevy dealership. Since I've bought it my car has rapidly slowed down with now warning and my dashboard reading engine power reduced. It's happened 5 times since I got the car one being I was on the highway and almost got hit by a semi on my way to work in morning traffic. I looked up this issue to see what could be causing it and turns out other 2016-2018 malibu's have the same issues. I took it to autozone for a diagnosis and it's the throttle pedal position being farther apart than allowed. The dealership is charging me 0 to fix the issue and I have only had this car for 6 months.
CategoryPower Train
DateJan 23, 2020
StateTN
Description
When parking the vehicle and turning off the ignition the dash lights up "shift to park" had to work and work with it to get the car into park to where it could be exited from. Took to dealer and with extended warranty had to pay 0 deductible for a fix that I have heard many are having with the 2016 and 2017 year model gm products.
CategoryElectrical System, Electronic Stability Control, Engine
DateJan 22, 2020
StateOK
Description
The car will not start sometimes. Yesterday the lights and radio came on randomly while sitting in the garage with the fob in the house. Randomly shuts down while driving. The last time it was half way through an busy intersection. Had to push the car off the road.
CategoryEngine, Power Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateJan 22, 2020
StateIL
Description
I was traveling in my vehicle on the highway going at least 65 to 75 mph and all of a sudden my vehicle beats two or three times and across the screen came the words 'reduce engine speed'. At that moment I was traveling in the middle lane and I had to safely get over to the far right median in the middle of traffic safely turn off and wait at least 10 minutes to start it back up. When I started my vehicle back up again I still received the same message. I then waited even longer and everything was ok but eventually the same issue continued to happen several times. I took my vehicle to get coded and the codes that were given to me were 2122, 2123, 2101. It's unsafe for this to happen especially I have a child this is no safe for me.
CategoryElectrical System
DateJan 21, 2020
StateTX
Description
Two times in 24 months and approximately 62,000 miles the primary 12 volt battery has failed. This failure causes the trunk lock to become inoperable. The trunk cannot be accessed in this situation. Because the trunk will not open there is no access to the failed 12 volt battery. Also there is no way to fold the rear seat backs as the release levers are located in the trunk. This situation is both a safety dangerous hazard and inconvenience. Both of these occurrences happened while the car was parked in our garage.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Power Train
DateJan 19, 2020
StateCA
Description
For 3 months my 2017 chevy malibu has had the check engine light come on, and vehicle completely loose acceleration. At slow and high speeds with my 2 year old in the car. When the code is read it states it's the ecm p2138. This last time almost caused my vehicle to wreck with my family in the car. Chevy has yet to handle the issue and like most cars it's not covered on warranty so because chevy has put out a faulty product we are being punished with high mechanical costs. This is not the first issue, I have have my chevy almost 3 years and have had it in for sensor issues reading the key fob and my car stranding me hours from home and not starting, and again for sensory issues putting the vehicle into park. When confronting chevy they state the issue with high cost to fix.
CategoryEngine, Power Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateJan 16, 2020
StateWA
Description
While driving on freeway going 70 mph, my traction control, check engine light, and a warning flash across my dashboard saying engine speed reduced. My car went from going 70 mph to 40 mph and wouldn't go any higher. I immediately got off the freeway took pictures of the lights. Luckily I have a anti left device that reads off codes for my check engine like code p2138 is what came up. This is extremely dangerous, I had my [xxx] child in the car with me and was almost rear ended due to loss of power from such a high speed. *dl parts of this document have been redacted to protect personally identifiable information pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).
CategoryPower Train
DateJan 15, 2020
StateMI
Description
When driving the car, it will suddenly decelerate. Check engine light appears with the following message "engine power is reduced". This has happened many times in the last 2 months and has not been fixed by gm.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Fuel/propulsion System, Vehicle Speed Control
DateJan 13, 2020
StateIL
Description
As I was driving on the interstate my check engine and traction control lights flashed on. All of a sudden the engine power down light lit up and I couldn't go above 30 mph. This has happened twice in the last week. Very scary when you are driving 60-70 mph on the interstate.
CategoryEngine, Power Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateJan 10, 2020
StateMA
Description
Driving at about 55mph then without warning message on instrument cluster showed low power engine mode with emission warning icon illuminated. Speed dropped almost instantly from 55mph to about 35mph!!!!! Setting stage for possible rear end collision but was lucky this time.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Fuel/propulsion System, Vehicle Speed Control
DateJan 08, 2020
StateTX
Description
While driving on a city street approaching a roundabout the engine warning light came on, the car reduced it's engine power, and the traction control sensor came on
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateJan 08, 2020
StateGA
Description
Car is burning more fuel than usual and it is hesitant to take off; like the turbo is no longer working.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJan 08, 2020
StateGA
Description
When it rains, the floor mats get wet under the brake and accelerator. It happens every time it rains; they fixed the issue with the rain leaking in the trunk but not with the rain leaking inside the car.
CategoryElectrical System, Electronic Stability Control, Unknown Or Other
DateJan 06, 2020
StateIL
Description
Engine power reduced. Engine power reduced. At first it seemed to happen when it was raining, but on dry days no problems. The engine light comes on, and disappears a few hours later. The dealership acts as if they can't tell you anything once the warning and engine light turn off. Lately it's been happening more frequently, so I was finally able to get it read. Error codes p2138 and p2127, both referencing throttle/pedal position sensor. Seems to be the only complaint I see on here. I also have read about law suits being filed regarding this as well.
CategoryEngine, Power Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateJan 06, 2020
StateMI
Description
Vehicle abruptly slowed in heavy traffic for no apparent reason. Vehicle was diagnosed as having a faulty accelerator pedal. Part was replaced at owners expense 14 months into the life of the car. 8 months later the vehicle started to do the same thing for the next 5 months, sometimes 3 to 4 times in one day or not al all for several weeks. Car was again presented to dealer for diagnostic and it showed that the same fault occurred. This is a severe safety issue that needs to be addressed by general motors. Fault codes p2138 for accelerator pedal, c0242 and u0401 for traction control system. Neither of these faults were addressed by the dealer during the repair.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Steering
DateJan 03, 2020
StateKS
Description
I was leaving work and got 5 minutes into my drive and I had a warning light come on in my malibu while I was in motion driving straight in town. It indicated "electric steering issues" it was on for no more than 5-10 seconds then it turned off automatically. Allthough this warning went away, I did not feel safe so I pulled over and started doing some research on my malibu. I did not find anything that made me feel unsafe to finish my drive home, but I do want to raise attention to this so it can be looked into so this doesnt happen to other people.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System, Power Train
DateDec 31, 2019
StateWV
Description
My 2017 chevy malibu has periodically showed a reduced power mode alert in the dash while driving and then the car drops down to under 40 mph and when I push the gas it won't accelerate. The check engine light comes on every time but within days it goes off and drives fine until it happens again with no warning. My husband was driving 70 on the interstate when it first happened and almost wrecked because of it! I have called the dealership where they tell me they don't know why it's doing it and to just bring it in. I had the engine codes pulled and was told it was a sensor and acceleration pedal. I've read several posts about what's wrong with it and everyone says even after having it fixed it goes out again within time. It's really dangerous when yours driving at high speeds with traffic then the car randomly try's to shut down and chevy is not concerned at all about finding a permanent fix!
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateDec 31, 2019
StateMO
Description
While driving going at least 70 mph I get a engine power reduced message and it start happening every 10 minutes now as soon as you turn the car on it says engine power reduced and won't go over 30 mph. Had it hooked up to a machine and was told it was my accelerator which apparently is a issue in the 2017 malibu's
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateDec 28, 2019
StateAZ
Description
The third brake light leaks water and has been leaking water evident by water marks on the vehicles head liner
CategoryElectrical System, Electronic Stability Control
DateDec 27, 2019
StateWA
Description
Within 1 year I bought brand new hybrid malibu car from chevy dealer, I had experienced dead 12v battery. Dealer replaced the battery which I paid even though I thought it should be within warranty. Last night I experienced 3rd dead battery again after I parked the car for 7 hrs office work. The 2nd time dead battery occured was last june 2019 only, dealer also replaced the battry. Its a 3rd time that I experience dead battery (stationary/parked) for brand new car 2017 hybrid malibu within 2 years. Obviously its not the battery issue but its design of electrical system. Before and during the battery issue, I got stabilitrak light on and steering assist in reduced alarm as well. I just want to vent my frustation with this brand new car. Hope other car owners will benefit from this info. For 10 years I never had battry issue on my previous car. Thanks
CategoryEngine, Vehicle Speed Control
DateDec 27, 2019
StateTX
Description
The car randomly will reduce engine power, lowering speeds to 20mph or less. This happens unexpectedly. This has occured over 20 times over the past 7 days, including on the highway. I was driving on the highway at 70mph and the immediately dropped to 20mph, causing me to swerve to the shoulder and almost was hit by three on coming vehicles at high rates of speed.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Engine, Steering
DateDec 21, 2019
StateAL
Description
I was driving my vehicle in heavy traffic and I came to a traffic light and my vehicle shut down and would not start back. It was frightening because someone could have hit me from behind. After the officer jump my car off it crank back up but I took it to the shop and place on the machine and the battery and alternator is fine. The car since then have shut down 4 more times and after sitting for a while it started back up. Once again this happened in heavy traffic. Please check if others having the same problem. Also a few times the doors came unlock at a stop light or stopping of the vehicle. Please help. 2017 malibu ez
CategoryElectrical System, Power Train
DateDec 20, 2019
StateSC
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. The contact stated that the vehicle would shut off while driving various speeds. In addition, the park assist and check engine warning indicators illuminated. The contact took the vehicle to stivers chevrolet (111 newland rd, columbia, sc 29229, (803) 254-1431) where they were initially unable to diagnose the defect. After multiple failures, the contact brought the vehicle back to the dealer where they diagnosed the vehicle with a faulty sensor. The part was replaced, but the failure continued. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and did not assist. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 3,000.
CategoryElectrical System, Electronic Stability Control, Vehicle Speed Control
DateDec 19, 2019
StateMN
Description
My car will randomly go into engine reduced power mode causing my car to drop from whatever speed I'm at to 30-40mph, almost causing an accident. It's happened on multiple occasions.
CategoryElectrical System, Electronic Stability Control, Power Train
DateDec 19, 2019
StateTX
Description
The electrical blinks out . Engine reduced speed is a problem and is very damgerous I was almost hit on the freeway. This car is a dud and most models like it have the same problem.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System, Seat Belts, Service Brakes
DateDec 19, 2019
StateTX
Description
Emgine reduced speed has been comin on for a while on most chevy models. The car immediately slows on the freeway during traffic and anywhere. The seatbelts do not always attach.
CategoryElectrical System, Electronic Stability Control, Service Brakes
DateDec 16, 2019
StateTX
Description
During the cold the car will not turn on, will show a stabilitrak problem and the transmission light turns on. When it is on and you drive it, it will automatically turn off and stay off at a red light or whenever you press the brake. I have two other friends who own the same car and it does the same , which makes me assume a manufacturer problem of cars not turning on in the cold/ sensor issue.
CategoryEngine, Fuel/propulsion System
DateDec 16, 2019
StateOH
Description
On november 27 ,my wife was driving the malibu at 55 mph on the highway when she experienced loss of engine power,down to 20 mph. . Traffic backed up and came to screeching slow down. She ferried for her safety and pulled over in heavy traffic. She shut engine off and restarted vehicle to continue drive home at no more than 30 mph. Contacted dealer and they could not get to it till following week. She did not drive it anymore. Diagnosis at dealer was bad accelerator switch. They did not have any and said it maybe months because of this big problem. My car was down 15 days for this problem befor it was fixed.
CategoryEngine, Vehicle Speed Control
DateDec 14, 2019
StateAL
Description
Engine power reduced warning came on with engine light and traction light car speed dropped
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateDec 05, 2019
StateIL
Description
My vehicle has 6x,xxx miles on it. I first encountered a "reduced engine power" message on november 27, 2019 after driving 15 miles, turning the car off for about 30 minutes, and starting the car again. I called on-star to receive a diagnostic report, which returned a p2138 code. I limped the car home on a rural route with reduced power. Once home, the car was turned off for about 5 minutes. When I turned the car on, there was a check engine light but it ran fine. The light eventually turned off. The car ran fine until the evening of monday, december 2, 2019. This time the reduced engine power condition occurred as I was in traffic commuting home from work, moving at a low speed. Luckily the road wasn't busy and I was able to pull into a gas station. I powered the car off and back on, and it ran fine all the way home. Based on some research on the internet, I believe the accelerator pedal position sensor is failing. This appears to be a widespread issue with these vehicles. I will be replacing the part on my own. The replacement part was very hard to find, supporting my suspicion that this is a widespread and likely an issue that gm is aware of.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Engine, Power Train
DateDec 03, 2019
StateMO
Description
While driving my 2017 chevrolet malibu on the highway with my son in the car, the driver screen dash flashed a message 'engine power reduced', the check engine light turned on, and the car immediately lost power making it difficult to drive safely. After this happened, my car would not exceed 45 mph and would not shift. After pulling my car to the side of the busy highway and letting it set, I was able to get my car towed to my home. This has since happened five additional times and is happening at a more rapid rate. I took my car the oreilleys and autozone to have them run a general diagnostic check and the error code being returned was 'p2138' - 'throttle/pedal position sensor/switch d / e voltage correlation'. I then set up an appointment with the chevrolet dealership, where technicians also ran a more thorough diagnostic test and found my car needed a new accelerator pedal position sensor. This part is not functioning as it is supposed to and at the very least is an extreme safety hazard.
CategoryPower Train
DateNov 27, 2019
StateMO
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. The contact stated that the vehicle would shut off while driving various speeds and the engine power reduced warning indicator illuminated simultaneously. The contact had the vehicle towed to an independent mechanic who informed her the failure was due to the camshaft vacuum pump. The contact called van chevrolet (100 nw vivion rd, kansas city, mo 64118, (816) 527-8564), but no assistance was offered. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 65,000.
CategoryEngine, Vehicle Speed Control
DateNov 26, 2019
StateGA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. The contact stated that the check engine and engine reduced indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to steve rayman chevrolet (678-269-7886, located at 2155 cobb pkwy se, smyrna, ga 30080) where the technician performed a diagnostic test and replaced the throttle control cables; however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 20,000.
CategoryEngine, Power Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateNov 26, 2019
StateDE
Description
Car will indicate 'engine power reduced' and will abruptly reduce speed. This is a major safety concern not only to myself but other drivers on the road as well. Why is there no recall for this problem? I see it is a major problem with these models of chevy malibu. Happens everyday, most of the time more than once. My commute to work is about 25min and it did it 3 times today.
CategoryElectrical System, Service Brakes, Visibility/wiper
DateNov 21, 2019
StateOH
Description
The vehicles brakes keeps popping where it makes it very hard to stop. Also the car is dying when the car does come to a stop so that you have to put it in park and start it again. The back glass is leaking. Check engine light is on and shows it being the turbo but have had it in the dealership and the continued to say it is this sensor or that sensor or a sensor is dirty but never fixed the problem. The antenna was replaced to fix the back glass from leaking. Now that the vehicle is out of warranty it comes that the problem is the most expensive issues that never was seen before on the car. I have bought several of new vehicles and the is by far the worst car. I have bought my family a death trap waiting to happen.
CategoryElectrical System
DateNov 14, 2019
StateFL
Description
On nov 12,2019 I was driving in glen burnie maryland in a street , coming to a stop light I stop and the car turned off, I turn it on again and got on the hwy I-97 north came off ramp. Where I stop on red light the car turned off again. But this time. I lost all power it would not turn on nor any lights , completely dead. Not even emergency blinkers, at this time I called a tow truck , police asistes me , after giving the car a boost cable. It turned on , battery is new as of 3 months ago , took car to garage. They can not find no problems with anything ,
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateNov 14, 2019
StateMI
Description
2017 chevy malibu repetively gets reduced power light. I drive highway at 65-80mph and the car gets that reduced power light and car slows to 20 mph and won't accelerate past 20mph. It has happened at least 8 times. It's very dangerous and could cause fatal car accident. I finally have appointment tomorrow to get fixed. It's defect with throttle body and pedal position sensor.
CategoryElectrical System, Engine, Steering
DateNov 13, 2019
StateOH
Description
While driving my car says "steering assist reduced. Drive with care". It has started out of no where
CategoryPower Train
DateNov 12, 2019
StateCA
Description
After driving, vehicle parked and gear shift to park. Vehicle is turned off but warning light on dash says 'shift to park'. Vehicle stays 'on' (radio etc) engine is off. When you exit car to lock you get a double beep indicating car is still on. Use to happen every once in awhile (1/week) now it happens every time I drive it. (4x day)
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateNov 11, 2019
StateMI
Description
Gear shift not staying in place. Monitor comes on dashboard when you put the car in park, and says 'shift to park'. Car was placed in park, but still rolled down the hill of a driveway, and got damaged.
CategoryElectrical System, Engine, Fuel/propulsion System
DateNov 10, 2019
StateOH
Description
Engine light on continually and never went off; I drove to dealer who said the gas cap area of fuel line was leaking; needs to be replaced they said and tried to order it from gm but they do not have the part; they ordered the part and cannot tell me when it is coming. They could not advise me on the safety of this condition. I know someone who had a similar problem with their model car. Can I drive this or should the dealer give me a loaner? I am still under the 3 year bumper to bumper warranty. We have always had problems filling the car and it is never completely full. We have brought it to dealer several times about this with no advise. They did recalibrate one time. They said it was an issue with the dash board reporting less gas than is in the tank. Please let me know about this as we continue to drive the car.
CategoryPower Train
DateNov 04, 2019
StateOH
Description
Going into park the car says you need to shift to park. Car will not shut off.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Engine
DateNov 01, 2019
StateTX
Description
The vehicle displays/flashes quickly, stabili track system error (maybe not the exact words) and after a while the engine speed decreases. This has happened to me 3 times and two happened to be when I was driving on the highway going 70mph and the vehicle speed suddenly decreases to 30mph due with any warning.
CategoryExterior Lighting, Visibility/wiper
DateOct 31, 2019
StateIN
Description
The back rear window leaks around the top/third brake light. The drivers side lower fog light/daytime running light doesn't work randomly and there is condensation in the inside of the lens.
CategoryElectrical System, Engine, Power Train
DateOct 28, 2019
StateNY
Description
For three weeks I have been getting a "shift to park" error when I place car in park. It prevents me from fully turning car off and will not allow doors to lock. I have to play with the shifter to get the warning to come off. Last week it was in the shop at basil chevrolet in depew, ny and they replaced the shift relay and it is still doing it. Today while driving down the highway my car suddenly showed the check engine light, the traction control light, slowed down to approximately 10-15 miles per hour and showed "reduced engine power" warning on the dashboard. I was in the middle of rush hour traffic. I was able to get into a parking lot but the car would not shut off and the "shift to park" warning showed. Finally got that error to go off and shut off car. Car was able to restart with only the engine light on. Stayed on for the next 35 miles. Just went back out at lunch time and now no lights and it was driving fine until I tried shutting off and the "shift to park" wouldn't go off no matter how much I tried to wiggle the handle. Car going back to dealer at 5pm.
CategoryElectrical System
DateOct 28, 2019
StateWV
Description
When I put the car in park and turn the car off a message pops up saying shift to park.... I turn it back on put in drive and push the gear hard in park and it work ... I shouldn't have to do that every time. It just recently started. 2017 chevy malibu ls
CategoryEngine
DateOct 15, 2019
StateMD
Description
On july 22, 2019 while out of town, my car went into reduced engine power mode, everything locked up and the car cut off. The car would not start back up. I had the car towed to the closest shop where it would sit for about a month and a half. I was told that initially it was a sensor, then come to find out the camshaft needed to be replaced. It took a few weeks to get the parts as they said they were on back order. Finally I get the money to pick the car up. Upon getting into the car on october 12, while still at the dealership the engine light came on. Now I am told that the sensors and pistons need to be replaced. The car has 89,000 miles on it and over all the total repairs will be over seven thousand dollars. I have sent some documentation to the dealership with regards to customer satisfaction program number n182195660 attached below. This describes everything that has been wrong with my car this time in the shop and the repairs that they need do with the pistons as of now. I have reached out to gm to open a case to see if my car could be part of this notification, though they have initially told me its not, its too obvious that the car meets everything that is described in the notice.
CategoryEngine, Power Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateOct 12, 2019
StateGA
Description
Reduced engine power is a norm for these new chevy malibu's my engender is reducing power again. They charges me 5 last december 3018 to replace the accelerator pedal and this october 2019, it's doing the same thing. It will reduce speed on highway under 50 mph and I could have been hit by other cars if they did not notice.
CategoryElectrical System
DateOct 11, 2019
StateNY
Description
Shift to park error when parking vehicle. Vehicle is placed in park and information center indicates it is not in park. Then I am unable to set vehicle security system and also car doors will not lock. This has happened numerous times.. I have to restart vehicle and jiggle shift handle to get it to clear shift to park error... Then I am able to park and lock the car.
CategoryPower Train
DateOct 11, 2019
StateIL
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. While driving approximately 55 mph, the vehicle shuddered, but never stalled. Also, while attempting to park the vehicle, the gear shift indicator showed the vehicle in park; however, the 'shift into park' message appeared. The vehicle was taken to keller motors inc (located at 1795 s perryville blvd, perryville, mo 63775, (573) 547-1002) where it was diagnosed that the gear shifter needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The approximate failure mileage was 47,000. The vin was not available.
CategoryElectrical System, Electronic Stability Control, Vehicle Speed Control
DateOct 09, 2019
StateAL
Description
Car stalls while operating, car shuts down while driving and fails to reboot without warning. I experience this problem several time within the last month. Car will also shut down when the vehicle is not in motion ie stop signs, traffic lights, stop & go traffic... Etc. Most recent issue vehicle prompt "steering assist is reduced drive with care" or servic stablitrak
CategorySeats
DateOct 09, 2019
StateOK
Description
When adjusting the drivers seat forward after getting into the vehicle, and driving, the seat turns toward the middle console. When I got out of the vehicle to see why this was happening, I immediately adjusted the seat to the rear position. The seat is now locked in the farthest back position and will not move forward. This results in a the inability to move the seat forward and causes a safety issue when attempting to drive. The seat has somehow dislodged itself from the track. I took it to the dealership who stated this happens sometimes and that it would cost around 900. 00 dollars to fix.
CategoryService Brakes
DateOct 05, 2019
StateTX
Description
Was driving down road my 2017 malabu started slowing down on it's on I tried to stop at a stop sign and the breaks did not work car died and will not restart. Code indicates break booster car is in yard
CategoryPower Train
DateOct 04, 2019
StateMD
Description
Recently when turning the car off a warning light appears state ' shift to park' even though the gears are in the parked position.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Vehicle Speed Control
DateOct 03, 2019
StateCA
Description
Car indicating to place in park after placing the shifter into park and shutting down the car this happens weekly at least I was coming to a stop at a light and the car just completely shut off no power dash flashed a few times I put it in park, then I pushed the button to start it didnt start. Im stuck at stoplight on busy street during morning traffic. Second time this has happened
CategoryElectrical System
DateOct 01, 2019
StateIL
Description
Vehicle does not register that it has been shifted to park. When you stop and shift it to park and then turn the vehicle off, it will come up with a warning to "shift to park". If you ignore the warning, and try to open the doors, it starts to honk at you. It takes several attempts of turning the vehicle back on and shifting out of park and back into park before it registers that it is in park.
CategoryService Brakes
DateOct 01, 2019
StateMI
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. When the brake pedal was depressed, the rear brake lights did not illuminate. The vehicle was taken to mike savoie chevrolet (1900 w maple rd, troy, mi 48084, (877) 819-1038) where it was diagnosed that the brake lights needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and informed the contact that the vin was not included in a recall. The manufacturer provided the contact with case number: 9-555-18878406. The failure mileage was approximately 50,000.
CategoryElectrical System
DateSep 30, 2019
StateMI
Description
The car intermittently does not recognize when the vehicle is shifted into park. I will place the car into park, try to turn off the car, and the monitor will display "shift car into park". This hinders me from turning the vehicle off and I'll spend time having to shift the car into different gears to get it to recognize that it's in park.
CategoryElectrical System
DateSep 28, 2019
StateNY
Description
The car on a irregular but basis but at inconvenient times will not start with push button start. Error message is "no remote detected" the internet tells me the a tsb 197955 was issued but I can get access to the tsb..
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Unknown Or Other
DateSep 24, 2019
StateCA
Description
A 'shift to park' displays when I am already on park when I try to turn off the car. So I am unable to turn off the car properly due to this. I took the car for a diagnostics at my local chevy dealer and the advisor told me that it's a manufacturer defect with the shift control.
CategoryElectrical System, Electronic Stability Control, Suspension
DateSep 23, 2019
StateAZ
Description
The volt shift to park issue. Does not recognize park (if it is in park??) to turn the vehicle off, which would make it a safety issue.
CategoryExterior Lighting, Structure:body
DateSep 23, 2019
StateNC
Description
I have noticed a funky smell on several occasions since I bought the car in august 2017. The smell would go away so I never looked into it. After a bad rain storm, the interior smelled again. I went into the trunk a day later and the tire well cover was wet. I found water under the cover and saw that it ran in from under the driver side rear window area. I also found water trails down the rear window side plastic casing inside the car. I researched and found many many complaints from 2016 thru 2019 vehicles about the 3rd break light leaking due to loose screws. Sounds to this is a huge issue that needs to be addressed by gm. A simple fix of tightening the screws or using lock type screws. Why do I have to pay for diagnostics and repair for something gm is not doing
CategoryPower Train, Steering, Vehicle Speed Control
DateSep 23, 2019
StateOK
Description
Having issues with transmission (hard shifting, not going into gear, not going into park). This started within a few thousand miles of owning the car. The power steering also goes out at random times. The car gets significantly harder to steer, or turn. Happens when lane departure is turned off as well. Also the adaptive cruise as constantly failing. Almost like the camera just stops working, and the entire system shuts down, or it says its still engaged and cant see the cars in front slowing down. Sometimes the heads up display alert doesn't even go off when it should. Not sure if this is an electrical issue, or each individual system has problems. Car has been at the dealer about 6 times now with the same issues. They currently have the car, and have had it for about 25 days now. Always the same outcome... "we don't know how to fix it". They even had a specialist come in and reprogram the transmission to try to "fix the problem". It hasn't fixed the problem yet. Transmission issues usually happen stationary, going from drive to park, sometimes you will get a loud and very hard shift into gear, sometimes it says its in drive or reverse, you take your foot off the brake, and tap on the gas and nothing happens. It acts as if its still in park. It would also say "shift to park" after you already have and wont let you turn off the car, until it registers you in "park". As for the adaptive cruise, it happens while in motion. Its gotten to the point where I cant even use it anymore. It may work for 3 miles, then completely shut down. Steering issue happens whenever it feels like it. Sometimes while parked, sometimes while driving. Doesn't seem to matter speed wise.
CategoryElectrical System, Electronic Stability Control, Service Brakes
DateSep 20, 2019
StateTX
Description
My brake boosters went out and I paid 0 now something odd is happening to my brakes with the air or pressure. Should this whole car be recalled? My electrics blinked out the day I got the car and the salesman said ' it happens sometimes now I have to replace a battery for0 on a car I have less than 2 years?? It was mentioned the auto start affects my battery!! I need to speak to someone about reimbursement and covering my battery. Let's take auto start off totally it's a nuisance not a solution and the tow truck driver said he has taken in 4 gmc/chevrolet this week and 2 were malibu's. My car is at the dealers right now!
CategoryAir Bags, Electrical System, Steering
DateSep 18, 2019
StateTX
Description
Steering assistant! When economic stop happens I'm alerted and car turns off and electric wipes out n comes back on!! My car stopped this time. Every other one of your cars have this recalls. I am in my car now stranded!
CategoryElectrical System, Engine
DateSep 18, 2019
StateTX
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. While the vehicle was at a stop light, it attempted to restart independently and the power steering assist warning indicator illuminated. The instrument panel started to blink and the vehicle stalled. The contact attempted to restart the vehicle, but it failed to restart. The contact called moritz chevrolet (9101 camp bowie, dr. West ste. # 1, fort worth, tx 76116, (817) 696-2000) and scheduled an appointment. The contact stated that the vehicle was in the process of being towed to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 59,211.
CategoryEngine
DateSep 18, 2019
StateMI
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. While driving 25 mph, the contact heard a noise coming from the engine and the vehicle began to stall. Also, the check engine indicator illuminated. The contact drove to art moehn chevrolet honda (2200 seymour rd, jackson, mi 49201, 517-787-7700) where it was diagnosed that there was a defective camshaft that burst and spread metal fragments throughout the engine. The contact was informed that the entire engine needed to be replaced. The contact was given an estimate for the repair cost. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and offered the contact financial assistance towards the cost of a new engine. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 62,000.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateSep 12, 2019
StateNY
Description
On push to start ignition, ocassionally when stopping and placing vehicle in park and then pressing stop on ignition button, a warning message pops up to shif to park. After putting foot on brake and pressing ignition button on to start the vehicle, and then immediately pressing ignition button to stop vehicle ( without touching shift), the message does not return. This occurrence seems purely random and occasional.
CategoryEngine, Unknown Or Other
DateSep 10, 2019
StateNY
Description
I service check engine light goes on most of the time. I have gone to repair shop around 15x times in a almost 2 years period. I have trouble doing my last inspection did not wanna past, they told me to run the car in high way for 20 miles non stop,dnt understand why I needed to do this. Also at more times then I can remember the car didnt want to start it would after 10-15 min after I try to start it up, I feel motor jumps alot, and transmission not running normal as it should, I have done 2 cases with the headquaters in chicago but both times they close the caes and nothing was solved,and until this day I still have problems with this car
CategorySteering
DateSep 03, 2019
StateTX
Description
Steering assist reduced alert. This has been reported on several gym and chevrolet cars. Including 2016 malibu. I have a 2017 malibu. It was in motion
CategoryElectronic Stability Control
DateSep 02, 2019
StateIL
Description
After putting the vehicle in park, and the vehicle is stationary, the p on the shifter lights up that it is in park, the screen reads that is is in park, and the car is parked and not moving. After pressing the engine button to turn the car off, a warning pops up on the screen saying 'shift to park!' even though the car is in park. It takes many tries and a lot of time to finally get the car to turn off.
CategoryElectrical System
DateAug 30, 2019
StateCA
Description
When parking and turning car off it show a message " shift to park" and car is parked, due to this the music keeps playing unless we manually turn off and when we step out of the car it will beep as if car isn't off.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateAug 27, 2019
StateNV
Description
I put my car in park, turn my engine off and there's an error message on the dashboard saying, "put in park." I have to keep turning the engine off and on, and putting it in drive and park numerous times before everything shuts off.
CategoryPower Train
DateAug 26, 2019
StateMD
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. When attempting to park the vehicle, the instrument panel stated that the gear shift must be placed in the park position, even though the gear was already in the park position. The contact stated that the gear shift had to be jiggled or changed into another gear various times before the instrument panel displayed that the shift was in park. The vehicle was taken to koons clarksville chevrolet buick gmc (12421 auto dr, clarksville, md 21029, 410-988-9522) where it was diagnosed that the shifter assembly was damaged. The manufacturer was contacted and provided case number: 9-541350439. The failure mileage was 38,680. *tr gm stated the malfunction would not be covered even though it is a safety issue and power train issue and should be under warranty.*jb
CategoryPower Train
DateAug 22, 2019
StateOH
Description
I placed my car in park and turned off the vehicle. However, the vehicle's dash stated 'shift to park.' although the engine turned off none of the electrical shut down and the vehicle sent notification that the keys were left in the car when they were not. This happened several time. An internet search indicated that this is a problem in my make/model of car. This is a 2017 chevy malibu.
CategoryElectrical System
DateAug 19, 2019
StateGA
Description
1. Once the car is shifted to park, sometimes the car will not power down due to an error message "shift to park." 2. Mpg is supposed to be about 30 miles per gallon however I am only getting about 20mpg.
CategoryElectrical System, Power Train
DateAug 09, 2019
StateOH
Description
Indicator light repeatedly comes and says, please shift vehicle into park. When the vehicle is already in park. I will have been pulled in my driveway already in park mode, I will have to keep starting and stopping the vehicle to get the vehicle to recognize it is already shifted gears into the park position. This has happened more than 6 times since I have had this vehicle in the last 2 years
CategoryPower Train
DateAug 07, 2019
StateVA
Description
Shift to park light would display on the control panel and the car would not cut off completely.. This issue began intermittently and finally became constant. Diagnostics found internal fault in the shift control. Shift control was removed and replaced at a cost of 4. 77 by woodall chevrolet in danville, virginia
CategoryElectrical System, Electronic Stability Control, Engine
DateJul 24, 2019
StateCA
Description
Car shuts off completely while driving-the car goes dead de-energized completely. All controls would not work just locked up on me. I had to have the unit towed twice, we switched the battery in the key fob and the car ended up starting, however 2 weeks later it died again while driving, I nearly had an accident again!! 3 times the car has been in motion going straight and completely shuts down. The dealership was not able to find anything with their diagnostic testing!! This has to be some sort of mal-function or recall regarding this issue.
CategoryElectrical System
DateJul 24, 2019
StateTX
Description
While driving in the left most lane of a tollway in stop and go traffic, the car was at a stop and suddenly lost all electrical power. The car completely shut down with no warning or warning lights. Nothing worked including hazard lights. Attempts to jump start the car were unsuccessful and the car had to be towed to a safe place. After that the car started again as if nothing had happened. No error lights or any visible signs that something was ever wrong. Battery was less than a year old and fuel was 1/3 tank.
CategoryService Brakes
DateJul 24, 2019
StateCA
Description
When exiting off the freeway traveling approximately 65 mph the brakes failed to stop the car. Brake pedal became solid making it impossible to stop or even slow the car down. Engine light popped on and when diagnosed, the following codes appear: brake booster pressure sensor, worn/damaged vacuum lines, corroded/damaged connector, damage/faulty wiring, defective brake booster, defective pcm.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJul 22, 2019
StateMD
Description
My malibu will shut off after atempts to restart when in auto stop. At first it would cut off but restart. As time went on it would go total black no lights no onstar can not put in gear. Several trips to the dealer they can not make it do it and there is no code there is nothing but black. After a period of time it will start again sometimes 20 minutes sometimes an hour. Never does it at the dealer.
CategoryElectrical System
DateJul 19, 2019
StateNJ
Description
I am getting a message 'shift to park'. The message is intermittent. It's been going on for weeks. It's not registering the car is in park. I have to re-start car to get it in park
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJul 18, 2019
StateTN
Description
Twice this week as I would come to a stop light a notification would come up in the dashboard saying something regarding the steering assist and all of my lights would come on inside the dashboard then the car would shut off I don't exactly know what causes it so turn back on but I would turn it on and off and the first couple times it would just click then all of a sudden it'll crank back up. I'm about to have a chile so this is very concerning for me.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJul 17, 2019
StateTX
Description
Shifter malfunctions. When you turn the car off it claims it's in park but then gives a safety notice that you need to shift to park
CategoryPower Train
DateJul 10, 2019
StateFL
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. While driving 30 mph, the accelerator pedal was applied, but the vehicle failed to respond. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who stated that an unknown sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The dealer and manufacturer were not contacted. The failure mileage was 79,000.
CategoryElectrical System, Electronic Stability Control, Engine
DateJul 08, 2019
StateFL
Description
Warning message says 'shift into park' & even though engine shuts off, the radio (& I'm assuming battery) doesn't. Car won't lock because of it. Has required turning car back on & off as many as 8 times, and/or moving forward or backwards numerous times. Chevy dealer's service advisor told me "yeah, we've had lots of problems with that. We usually have to replace the shifter control box".
CategoryElectrical System, Engine
DateJul 08, 2019
StateTX
Description
Driving on a major highway with a customer and the engine light comes on, power is reduced to a crawl, and then "power reduce" light comes on. At that point no acceleration occurs and car cuts off ( I was able to glide to the side) and will not start back up. After an hour,( and me having to call another car to pick up my customer) car cuts back on. Take it to dealership, was advised that a bulletin was issued regarding this problem 18 months ago, 1 month before I purchased car. Said I needed my cylinders replaced (the engine) but once I took it in, they replaced the fuel injections (23,000 miles). 60 days later, the same exact issue has occurred, again on a major highway, this time I had just dropped off a passenger. Waited 30 minutes, and was able to drive home. Since it was the holiday weekend, I was not able to get into the dealership for immediate repairs again. Called today 7/8/19 to speak to my advisor, he has not called me back. I will have to have the car towed in or drive on the back roads at a crawl.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJul 03, 2019
StateMI
Description
Once car is in park, message indicates car needs to be shifted to park - already in park
CategoryEngine, Power Train, Service Brakes
DateJul 01, 2019
StateFL
Description
On saturday, june 29th, 2019 approximately at 12:30 pm my family's 2017 chevrolet malibu was in motion in a major interstate (I-75) and the traffic started slowing down, I pressed the brake pedal to slow down and the pedal became very hard to brake and having to swerve to the side of the right side of the road to avoid a collision with the vehicle in front of me. The vehicle's message board read "engine power reduced". I also received an email message from on-star stating that an issue with the engine and transmission system was detected. The vehicle was taken to victory lane chevrolet in fort myers, florida, and the service technician told us that the issue had nothing to do with the engine or transmission as the vehicle message stated, but a problem with the braking system's vacuum. This could have been a really bad accident and hope that this information can help avoid any problems to anybody. We are still worry about driving this vehicle, since we are becoming aware that this is an issue that seems to be repeating itself to many other owners of the same vehicle and model as our malibu in the united states and canada.
CategoryPower Train
DateJun 26, 2019
StateMI
Description
I bought this car august 2017. When I put my car into park it states that it need to "shift to park" even though it is park. It happened once and then after that it was like almost every time I park my car. When I turn the car off is when the alert happens, then you have to restart the car and take out of gear and try again. It happens up to 4 times before it finally works. It is like you have to jam it into park to make it realize it is in park. Taking into the dealer to have it looked at on 06/27/19. Hopefully it will get fixed. To new of a car to have issues this early. Not a happy camper at all!!!!
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Unknown Or Other
DateJun 24, 2019
StateTX
Description
2017 chevy malibu has "shift to park" warning light come on when the car is parked even when has been put in park several times. This light only comes on when stationary and trying to park the car. If I leave it like that and take the keys with me, it honks repeatedly.
CategoryEngine, Fuel/propulsion System
DateJun 21, 2019
StateCA
Description
I purchased a 2017 chevy malibu in april 2017 with 11 miles. In less than a month, the car started having issues. Took the vehicle into the dealership for inspection with the initial problem being the o2 sensor they updated the software and it was noted gm would monitor the concern and has been an ongoing issue since. The problems are as follows: dashboard goes blank while driving, codes: p0036, p0037, p0138, p0141, p2097 x3; p2122, p2127, p2138, accelerator pedal replaced x3 within a two month time frame with throttle harness being replaced on the third time, reduced engine power to 20 mph while driving, scanning noise coming from engine while vehicle is both in the on/off position; still have no explanation of the problem. The sound will sometimes occur before reduced engine power. While the car was under warranty, the issues were not addressed and were no longer gm's concern after the warranty expired. I filed a bbb claim to help resolve the ongoing problems with the vehicle. The bbb awarded the decision that gm is to repair any issues with the throttle, accelerator pedal, and emissions with four attempts to do so.
CategoryEngine, Fuel/propulsion System
DateJun 19, 2019
StateMD
Description
I purchased a 2017 chevrolet malibu as I am a salesman and on the road all day. My reduce engine light continues to come on. The car is not even 2 years old. I was advised it can be the throttle position sensor or throttle body. I have seen many complaints on line fopr the same car. Why is a brand new car having this issue?. I was on the highway and redused speeds to 20 mph and almost caused a major accident. I continually need to pull over and turn off car top reset itself. Please let me know why this has not been recalled with so many complaints.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Engine, Steering
DateJun 18, 2019
StateMD
Description
The very first advanced diagnostic report by 'onstar" emailed to me on 04/07/2017, was less than 30 days after the final sale of my vehicle. I called the service team for the first time on april 7, 2019 @4:13pm. (see phone records) I am unsure of the mileage however; I do confirm it was within the 30 days of me purchasing the car and I spoke with a service rep by the name of guy. At the time of sale, the car had 15 miles total. The diagnostic message received on april 7, 2017 was "an issue with the emissions/ engine power reduced/engine stalled". The check engine light was also on I have received an email to that effect every month thereafter, and to date. Each time causing the check engine light to come on. I have also attempted to have the car repaired multiple times, within warranty and while out of warranty, by two dealerships. 1. Rockmont ourisman chevrolet &2. Sports chevrolet. Both service teams never resolving the issue. The last few times the car was in for service at the senior advisor's recommendation was on 10/17/2018 for 1 day, 11/09/2018-11/13/2018 for 4 days and finally 12/10/2018-01/17/2019, over 1 month at the sports chevrolet. During this time, unfortunately, I was not under warranty; therefore, I spent quite a bit of out of pocket expenses on a rental vehicle for the days my car was in for repair, even though this issue was obviously relating the same unresolved complaint from april 7, 2017 and that a chevrolet senior advisor recommended I go there. I found the senior advisors to be unhelpful and limited in remedying simple common sense customer concerns. I have lots of documentation
CategoryEngine, Fuel/propulsion System, Power Train
DateJun 17, 2019
StateMA
Description
I have a recurring emission issue diagnostic test code p2097 general motors has admitting to not knowing what is wrong with my vehicle. I purchased the vehicle brand new the emission issue is ongoing recurring and my vehicle is up for state inspection for which it will not pass, this issue began at mile 3007 I've owned the car for less than 2 years. The vehicle came without air conditioning for which it was equipped that issue begin at mile 598. I have had multiple systems issues. I have lost my job over this car this issue has not been corrected with several attempts to repair it. I want general motors to repurchase the vehicle with no usage being charged. This has been an issue that is caused my personal life and my professional life severe distress. I literally have lost everything after having lost my job over this defective vehicle. The vehicle had an accelerator pedal assembly replaced which prior to that my car was going into limp mode / safe mode constantly. This is an issue general motors is aware of and has continued to sell this model vehicle with its known defects which in my opinion is extremely dangerous given the resulting characteristics the car displays once going into reduced engine power / limp mode this would occur while driving on the highway early morning late night hours I would have to pull over unexpectedly and suddenly, unhook my battery terminals and reset the computer manually. It would happen on side streets, on main roads, sitting in rush hour traffic, etc. At one point my car began displaying characteristics of losing power steering, engaging the auto stop/start function and not re-engaging the vehicle upon acceleration for which it was intended. I lost power steering in a turn one time and almost crashed in brookline massachusetts a heavily travelled pedestrian area
CategoryEngine, Power Train
DateJun 10, 2019
StateIL
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. The contact stated that the accelerator pedal malfunctioned and was repaired twice. In addition, the vehicle stalled and the transmission was repaired three times. Biggers chevrolet (1385 e chicago st, elgin, il 60120, (847) 742-9000) made the repairs under warranty. The accelerator pedal failure recurred and the vehicle was currently back at the dealer. The manufacturer was contacted and provided a case number [xxx]. The contact was informed that a senior adviser from the manufacturer would call back within two days. The failure mileage was 50,522.*bf *tr *tr *as consumer stated the engine light has been fixed multiple times and transmission. The accelerator has been replaced 4 times as well. Door panels came off, carpet came up, trim by rear shaft came up. The car was surrendered to jerry biggers. History listing reference #xxxxxxxxx 'parts of this document have been redacted to protect personally identifiable information pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).'*jb
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJun 10, 2019
StateSC
Description
Carpet cut too short coming all apart in front floor board and near doors
CategoryEngine
DateJun 08, 2019
StateCA
Description
While driving it will unexpectedly pops up a message saying power engine reduced. This is very dangerous and could get you into an accident. Less than a year after I purchased this new vehicle it happened then again not even one year after they have supposedly fixed it
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJun 07, 2019
StateGA
Description
Bought the car in 2017 with 22k miles on it, and now a year and a half later with 60k miles on it there are metal shavings in the transmission and I have to get it either completely rebuilt or replaced. It has been having issues with the transmission since I bought it, but every shop I took it to told me not to worry because 'all cars skip like this'. The car skips very badly (more so in the last month of may 2019), rpms stay at 3500 if I am going above 50 mph, shifts very hard or not at all until I press my brakes. All of this occurs while driving. When in park, it occasionally idles around 1-2 rpms and makes a very loud noise.
CategoryExterior Lighting, Power Train, Structure:body
DateJun 06, 2019
StateGA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. The contact noticed water entering the vehicle and the interior of the vehicle was wet. The vehicle was taken to autonation chevrolet northpoint (2175 mansell rd, alpharetta, ga 30009, (678) 601-2485) where it was diagnosed that water was entering the vehicle from the rear tail lights and the dome light inside the vehicle. The vehicle was repaired, but the moisture caused the windows to fog. The vehicle was taken back to autonation chevrolet northpoint, but the cause of the failure was undetermined. In addition, the gear shifter failed to engage in park and the contact had to force the shifter into park. In addition, there was an abnormal noise coming from the gear shifter. While the vehicle was at the dealer, the technician replaced the instrument cluster with a 2018 part that was not compatible with the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 145,300.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Engine, Fuel/propulsion System
DateJun 02, 2019
StateNC
Description
Intermittent issue while driving at highway speeds (70mph) car will pop up service stabilitrak error message on front display, the traction control light will illuminate, while cel begins flashing. At this time, car will lose power and speed will begin to fall. Continuing to depress accelerator in an attempt to maintain speed will cause car to shudder. Entire incident lasts only 1-2 minutes, before drivability returns. In-the-moment onstar diagnostics show no issues. Purchased car brand new; only been serviced at the original dealership, only use shell v-power gasoline. 1st incident- dealer said wet roads/rain to blame; did not run diagnostics, did not attempt to service 2nd incident- dealer noted cylinder 3 misfire, swapped coil pack and spark plugs on cylinders 1 and 3, changed oil. 3rd incident- on my way home from dealership following above service, dealer noted cylinder 3 misfire, opened a case with gm, and performed decarbon service to engine, said carbon build-up to blame. 4th incident- dealer noted general engine misfire code, along with several communications errors codes; replaced ecm and reprogrammed car. Dealership told me using non-top tier gas is to blame. Car has total of 27k miles on it- issue began to occur around 15k miles. I have dashcam video and all service records.
CategoryEngine, Service Brakes, Vehicle Speed Control
DateMay 31, 2019
StateOH
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. While driving various speeds, the vehicle would suddenly decelerate to 10 mph or less. Also, the vehicle failed to brake and almost caused several crashes. Vandevere chevrolet (1490 vernon odom blvd, akron, oh 44320) replaced the accelerator pedal twice in six months and referred the contact to the manufacturer. The manufacturer stated that the vehicle was not included in a recall. The contact filed a complaint with the better business bureau. The manufacturer gave the contact a case number after learning that she contacted the better business bureau. The failure mileage was 25,000.
CategoryStructure:body
DateMay 29, 2019
StateKS
Description
My vehicle leaks water at the top of the back windshield. The water runs down the metal body into the spare tire well in the trunk. When I discovered it, there was 10 inches of water in the spare tire well. The body wall is rusting at the top, weakening the body wall and jeopardizing the integrity and safety of the vehicle. There are widespread complaints on the internet about this problem.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateMay 26, 2019
StateCA
Description
I was driving on freeway at 70mph and suddenly I lost power and message showed up engine power reduced and the check engine light and the traction control light. I almost crashed. After doing some research online I found out that alot of other people had the same exact issue and there is a huge forum about it. How come chevrolet didn't issue a recall?
CategoryEngine
DateMay 25, 2019
StateCA
Description
I purchased a 2017 chevrolet malibu about a year ago. I had a check engine light come on at about 25k miles while driving on the highway. The warning on my dash said "engine power reduced". I was on a 90 mile trip and continued on, as I had nothing I could do then and there. I arrived and turned the car off, fully expecting issues the next day when I left, the check engine light was off. I assumed it was just a computer glitch or issue, until now at about 35k miles, on the same trip, the check engine light came on with the same "engine power reduced" warning came on. I have read many complaints online with this same exact issue, and it never seems to be resolved. Both times I had been on the highway for about 15-20 miles and completed the trips.
CategoryElectrical System, Electronic Stability Control, Power Train
DateMay 23, 2019
StateGA
Description
Car will advise to "shift to park" when vehicle is already in park. Vehicle will not shut off. Shifter assembly issues and needs to be replaced. Thousands of customers have been affected according to chevrolet forums and youtube videos
CategoryPower Train
DateMay 15, 2019
StateCA
Description
Shift to park warning appears on dashboard after vehicle has been placed in park and power button is pushed. The shift to park message prevents the vehicle from shutting off. Vehicle only had 37,324 miles the first time it occurred. I pushed shifter forward and vehicle shut off. The issue happened once more on the same day then stopped for about two weeks before it did it again and took more than just pushing on shifter to allow vehicle to shut off. I took the vehicle to a chevy dealer which was out of the bumper to bumper warranty to be told this is a problem they have seen before. I paid for the work to be completed but also conducted research and found on a chevy forum this is a known issue. If that is the case the safety feature of not allowing you to shut off your vehicle if not in park is drastically compromised when these controls become faulty. Since chevy is aware of the issue with their shifter control switches they should be held accountable to replace them with a shifter that is not known to have issues as this could become a safety issue for individuals who do not have the 0 to fix the problem. I have attached a copy of a service bulletin pulled from this website and snippet of service request and confirmation of issue
CategoryEngine
DateApr 24, 2019
StateND
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. During cold weather, the charge air cooler became frozen. The vehicle was taken to pucklich chevrolet (3701 state st, bismark, nd 58503) on several occasions where they replaced the charge air cooler, and heated and drained the replacement air cooler twice. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 19,796.
CategoryEngine, Unknown Or Other, Vehicle Speed Control
DateApr 19, 2019
StateMI
Description
I bought a 2017 chevy malibu in june or july of 17. Not even a year later on 11-10-17, my check engine light came on and I had an oxygen sensor shorting. They fixed that. Then on 2-2-18 I was driving 40mph and lucky I wasn't on the freeway because my car instantly slowed down and would not allow be to go over 15 mph. They said it was something wrong with the accelerator pedal. However, onstar sent me message stating my engine and transmission needs to be checked. So they ended up replacing the pedal and "fixing" the problem. I got my car back on 2-5-18. In the same month on 2- 9-1818, I went to go pickup my dad who is an experience semi-truck driver and he was 2 hours away. On the way there my car kept fishtailing and I thought maybe I am just over exaggerating and maybe it just me. But, when I got to my dads destination I asked him to drive back and he did. He asked me what wrong with your car? It feels like one side of the car is pulling faster than the other. He then said we need to take this to get serviced immediately because this is an accident waiting to happen. However, this was the weekend so I had to wait until monday. 2-12-18 I brought it in to be serviced however my car was back to acting normal. On 2- 22-18 . My car kept calling onstar emergency and kept explaining to them it was my car. They told me to pull over, turn my car off and they would try to send to signal to my car. The lady said she did could not get any signal from my car and I should take it to be serviced immediately. The onstar voice kept running I could not turn it off or down. Once again this was a weekend. I had to wait until monday. They fixed that problem. Now again on the april 1, 2019 I took it to be serviced again due to my car not allowing me to go over 20mph. My car is unsafe I was on the freeway when it slowed down lucky I was in the first line and was about to get off safely.
CategoryEngine
DateApr 16, 2019
StateIL
Description
I was driving on an expressway when the check engine light came on and the following message: "reduced engine power." the engine power was cut to approximately 30 mph which was extremely dangerous on an expressway and I did not know what was happening. I was barely able to exit the highway without incident and took the vehicle to a chevy dealership. I was told to cut the engine and open/close the driver's side door before restarting the vehicle. This allowed the vehicle to regain engine power but the check engine light remained on. According to this dealership and the dealership that ultimately fixed the car, this is a common problem with the chevy malibu that needs to be recalled. A brief internet search confirms this is an ongoing problem with the malibu that gm has yet to appropriately fix. Although my vehicle was fixed, it is a temporary solution at best. Furthermore, other drivers have reported scary incidents when they were driving on an expressway and suddenly lost engine power. This is unacceptable and could lead to serious injury. My vehicle has 25,865 miles and I do not wish to keep paying to fix this problem once my vehicle is out of warranty.
CategoryEngine, Vehicle Speed Control
DateApr 16, 2019
StateTN
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. The contact stated that the vehicle decelerated without warning. On most occasions, the speed would remain consistent. Other times, the speed would decrease during the failure. In addition, the check engine warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was towed to chuck hutton chevrolet (2471 mt moriah rd, memphis, tn 38115, (901) 318-3703) where it was diagnosed that a new accelerator fuse pedal needed to be installed. The vehicle was repaired eleven times over three years for the same failure, but the failure continued. The manufacturer was made aware of the failures and did not assist. The failure mileage was 68,973.
CategoryEngine
DateApr 13, 2019
StateVA
Description
Engine power is reduced, I was on the interstate traveling 65 mph and the engine power is reduced error appeared on my dash and the car lost engine power and almost got into a crash.
CategoryElectrical System, Engine
DateApr 11, 2019
StateMN
Description
2017 malibu lost power while on the freeway on 4/10/2019! Dropped from 65 down to 45 while in the 3rd lane. This has to do with some electrical connection around the drive pedal! There are many complaints of ppl losing power while on the freeway. Just google it! This is a known issue that is going to get someone killed! As a former qe in the auto industry, this would have already resulted in recall efforts because of the safety risk! So nhtsa, I hope you take this complaint very seriously and not wait for someone to die or get seriously hurt! Such as the takata airbag, firestone tires which almost killed a family member!
CategoryWheels
DateApr 07, 2019
StateCA
Description
Three of the wheels are worn out down the middle only. This is the second time this type of problem has occurred. I was told the alignment wasn't the cause and the chevrolet mechanics failed to give me an explanation for this problem.
CategoryEngine
DateApr 03, 2019
StateFL
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. While driving various speeds, the vehicle lost power and stalled. Also, the check engine indicator illuminated and "engine power reduced" appeared on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken twice to burkins chevrolet (273 e macclenny ave, macclenny, fl 32063, (866) 551-5325) where it was diagnosed that the throttle cable needed to be blown out and the system needed to be updated. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was contacted and did not assist. The failure mileage was 75,656.
CategoryEngine
DateApr 01, 2019
StateTX
Description
When the car comes to a stop I can hear rushing water in the dashboard. I have had this checked by the dealer shop. They found nothing. The problem is still there.
CategoryEngine, Service Brakes, Visibility/wiper
DateApr 01, 2019
StateTX
Description
This vehicle has started up and stop on it's on while driving sitting at a red light also the pedal is getting air through it and the reduce engine light continues to come on
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateMar 29, 2019
StateCO
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. While driving 50 mph, the vehicle decelerated to 10 mph, lost power, and the check engine indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to daniels long chevrolet (70 automotive dr, colorado springs, co 80905, (719) 387-1072) where it was diagnosed that the throttle pedal malfunctioned. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred twice. The manufacturer was contacted and provided case number: 95124179466. No further assistance was provided. The failure mileage was 33,236.
CategoryEngine, Vehicle Speed Control
DateMar 27, 2019
StateGA
Description
While driving vehicle on highway at a speed of 80 mph, this message appeared which said engine power reduced speed. I had to find my way to the right side of the highway, while other vehicles are traveling at a 75+ mph, and my vehicle speed has reduced down to 30 mph in a matter of seconds . I pulled over to the emergency lane on the expressway and shut down my vehicle. After 15 min, I started my vehicle and the check engine light was on, but I was able to drive at a normal speed again. This is a hazardous issue and need attention immediately.
CategoryElectrical System, Electronic Stability Control, Unknown Or Other
DateMar 26, 2019
StateCA
Description
Well coming to a stop at a red light the vehicle shuts off with no power. This happened to me multiple time with the car having no power that I can't even put my emergency lights on. Prior to this my vehicle noted "service stability" on dash board and that went away. After that issue popped up another issue occurred. My dashboard noted "shift to park" when my gear was in park. My dealership replaced it in which that's when the car started to shut off more.
CategoryEngine, Fuel/propulsion System
DateMar 20, 2019
StateMA
Description
I purchased the 2017 malibu in 2017 and currently have about 24000 miles on it. In the past three months (since december 2018) my check engine light has turned on and been serviced for the code p2097: post catalyst fuel trim system high limit. I was told after the first visit to the dealership that it was a software problem that needed updating. However, it should not be turning on every few hundred miles. The light turns on after highway travel. My specific malibu also needed the hydraulic valve lash adjusters replaced due to the exhaust valves not sealing, this was supposedly corrected in december as well.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateMar 20, 2019
StateAL
Description
The car was parked outside my house for 2 hours and caught on fire. Fire dept said it started under passenger side of hood. It burned to a shell
CategoryElectrical System, Engine, Vehicle Speed Control
DateMar 19, 2019
StateWI
Description
Vehicle went into 'engine power decreased' unable to accelerate with the check engine light on as well as throttle sensor on. Took to dealer who checked all of the diagnostic codes and said it was fully operational. Again drove for about 1 month and same thing happened. Took it back in and chevrolet dealer said it was the accelerator pedal sensor. We replaced the sensor being a 0 part last week and again the check engine light came on. When this happened we were on the highway in a snow storm and had our baby in the vehicle. It locked up and cars couldn't slow down appropriately. We left the highway for safety reasons and kept vehicle on as it was below 0 degrees outside!
CategoryElectrical System, Electronic Stability Control, Engine
DateMar 18, 2019
StateMD
Description
I purchased the car with 11miles on it and I am still having these issues with loss of power steering resulting in almost near death crashes. The car stalls while in motion. This has happened both in traffic and on the highways. Ive had to pull over on the highway. The emissions in the car is always a problem and the engine constantly sounds like it falling out as you switch gears. I have reached out to gm to complain, however they have not been helpful nor are they experts in fixing transmission/ emissions issues. At this point I no longer have faith in this 2017 malibu and I feel like gm is taking absolutely no responsibility in the errors of the mechanics of this car. So far, I was told after 1 year of trying to fix the issue and hundreds of dollars spent on rental cars because this issue is not deemed a warranty issue, they gave me 00 to purchase another gm vehicle, never addressing the issue of the safety concerns I have with the car. That is not fix I am willing to settle for. What about the monthly obligation I have in terms of paying off this car? None of the technicians were able to explain to me why this is and I have spent countless dollars in an effort to have this car looked at. The reason for my recent complaint is because again the car is experiencing stalling and low power steering. The original fix from chevrolet was to change something in the battery "found code coboo b1325 low voltage codes. Found shorted cell in battery casuing low voltage at startup replaced battery and road tested 6 miles. No code returned " however they have changes that cell everytime I take it in for service. This does not fix the issue, instead causes me more money because this is not a warranty issue and I am always having to leave my car for weeks. I am looking for a remedy that is safe for both me and my children. I have repair orders if needed
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateMar 14, 2019
StateOH
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. The contact stated that the vehicle would go into reduced power mode, causing the vehicle to lose speed and go into limp mode. The contact stated that the failure occurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to mike castrucci chevrolet (1099 lila ave, milford, oh 45150) where it was diagnosed that the accelerator assembly needed to be replaced; however, the parts were unavailable. The manufacturer was not contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 62,000.
CategoryEngine
DateMar 13, 2019
StatePA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. While driving 65 mph, the vehicle decelerated in the middle of traffic and almost crashed into another vehicle. The check engine and traction control warning indicators illuminated and "engine power reduced" appeared on the instrument panel. The vehicle was towed to reedman toll chevrolet (1700 lincoln hwy #101, langhorne, pa 19047) where it was currently being diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 48,000.
CategoryElectrical System, Engine, Vehicle Speed Control
DateMar 10, 2019
StateWA
Description
I started having issues with my 2017 chevy malibu a little over a month ago. I was driving in the city and the engine light came on and a warning for engine power reduced came on. Car would not go over 30 miles and hour. It didn't happen again until 2 days ago its happed for both days on day it came on as I was entering the freeway. Had to pull over and turn my car on and off untill I could drive it again normally but the engine light would turn on and off. I'm very disappointed this is happening to my new car. The reason I got a new car was to have something reliable. I cant even trust to drive this car what if it happens and I have my baby in the car... I'm so disappointed.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateMar 08, 2019
StateGA
Description
Engine light came on, lack of power to engine. Was driving 68 mph when it occurred on georgia 400. Car was taken to dealership, and diagnosed with a pedal sensor issue. The part is on back order because so many malibu's have this issue. This should be a recall issue
CategoryEngine
DateMar 06, 2019
StateMD
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. The contact stated that the vehicle decelerated and powered down without warning in traffic. The check engine indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to autonation (500 washington boulevard, laurel, md 20707, (866) 525-2985), but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 40,000.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateMar 06, 2019
StateTX
Description
Every time it rains water gets into the car. The first time I discovered it the trunk was soaked and the car smelled horrible (8/24/2017, 11/2/2017, 1/2018 etc etc)
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateMar 06, 2019
StateTN
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. While driving at an unknown speed, the vehicle suddenly decelerated to 5 mph. Afterwards, the vehicle was not able to be driven over 20 mph. The failure recurred four times. The vehicle was taken to jim keras chevrolet (2000 covington pike, memphis, tn 38128) where it was diagnosed that the throttle pedal position sensor switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 59,621.
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateMar 05, 2019
StateOH
Description
While driving in the high way warning engine light came on with engine reduced power and my gas pedal stopped responding and my speed was reduced dramatically while driving almost caused me to crash. I took my car to mechanic shop and it has been there for over 2 weeks because the part is on back order with no status. The dealer told me that it is no longer covered over 36,000. My car has 37,000 on it.
CategoryElectrical System, Electronic Stability Control, Unknown Or Other
DateMar 04, 2019
StateTX
Description
While dropping off my children at school the car came to a complete stop and went into auto stop. When releasing the peddle so the car could turn back on the whole dash board and the radio screen completely cut off and when the car turned off it all switched back on. The dash screen flagged and said steering assistant is reduced drive with care. This repeatedly happended another two times everytime I came to a complete stop. After the third time the car did not turn off at all. In the past I have had the error message come on when the car would come to a stop and the car would turn back on but I am beginning to become very worried because now the whole dash board and radio are turning off. I was on a regular city street but am worried when I return to work after my vacation I will get stranded. I am attaching screenshots of a video I was able to capture on the third time this happened to me. The time is attached also.
CategoryEngine, Vehicle Speed Control
DateMar 04, 2019
StateMI
Description
At least twice a day, while driving, I'll randomly get a message on my message board stating 'engine power reduced' and then my car will slow down. I'm unable to speed up, my engine light comes on and I have to find a safe spot to pull over, shut the car off and wait about 10-15 minutes before I can restart it. Once I restart it I can drive but my engine light remains on. I've taken it back to the dealership I got it from but they are telling me nothing is wrong and that it's just a sensor.
CategoryElectrical System, Electronic Stability Control, Unknown Or Other
DateMar 02, 2019
StateCA
Description
While driving the vehicle I came to a complete stop while waiting to make a left turn on a busy city street and the vehicle shut off therefore remaining in the intersection from on coming traffic, in other terms the vehicle died on me. I was unable to do anything due to no current . This is not the first time this has happened with this vehicle.
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateMar 02, 2019
StateAZ
Description
So I bought my car back in 2017 my car is almost 1 1/2 years old sence me and my husband bought it. So my husband was taking our kids to school when the engine light came on and said reduce speed and our car slowed down and can't go pass 25 I called the gateway chevrolet in avondale arizona. They looked at the car and said the parts where on back order and my car didn't fall under warranty I am so up set every sence I have had this car I have had one issue after another I do not know what to do I am paying for a almost bran new car that has spent most of the time haveing issues
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateFeb 27, 2019
StateTX
Description
As I was driving down the highway last night, (02-26-2019) my vehicle detected an issue that triggered my check engine light. It also flashed a message that stated, "engine reduced power" and it would no longer accelerate at that point. I tried pressing the accelerator multiple times however, my vehicle continued to slow down. I had to stop on the side of the busy highway to turn my car off and back on again in order to get it to move again. My check engine light has remained on since then. I purchased this vehicle brand new less than 2 years ago from the clay cooley chevrolet dealer in dallas texas. When I called them this morning I was told by a service technician that multiple customers have brought their cars in for the same issue. I was informed that it is an accelerator issue and not covered under my power train warranty. Seeing that this is an on going issue with this exact make and model vehicle, it needs to be recalled and taken off of the market until the problem is resolved.
CategoryElectrical System
DateFeb 25, 2019
StateOH
Description
Engine power reduced several times a day in traffic and on the highway not letting me accelerate the car over 30 miles per hour at random times almost causing an accident for me and my 4 children. Car can be in motion or sitting still.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateFeb 25, 2019
StateAL
Description
I purchased this vehicle back in august 2018. In january 2019 I noticed that my headliner, back seat, and trunk was wet and it smell mildewy. I have 3 children that have asthma and I don't feel that it is safe for them. I took it by the dealership and showed them they said that it was coming from the 3rd brake light well they ordered a part for the vehicle and stated theater should fix the problem, but the problem is still ongoing. I've been back on several occasions and they did a water test and cannot find the solution. When the problem occurred the vehicle was sitting in the driveway after it rained the problem doesn't show up right way it may take a couple of hours or a day. I'm afraid that it may be mold in my headliner and in between my seats and trunk from the water being stationary. I know of a another car same make and model having the same exact problem and we are not getting anywhere with this issue.
CategoryAir Bags
DateFeb 21, 2019
StateGA
Description
November 2018, I was in a car accident where a vehicle was making an illegal u-turn in the middle of clifton road, as I was coming down clifton road in the turning lane and t-boned my vehicle causing front end damage to the front passenger side of my vehicle. My vehicle was totally shut down and had to be towed away. The vehicle was deemed totaled the following week. All airbags deployed and after reading the report from my insurance company stating that there is an airbag recall on my vehicle, which was allegedly known at the time I purchased my vehicle and no one told me and again by the time I had my last oil change and again no one ever told me. No, I totally lost a vehicle and could have lost my life over airbags that are supposed to be able to save your life.
CategoryWheels
DateFeb 19, 2019
StateIL
Description
Continental pro contact tires. I have had the car for 16 months and driven approximately 23,000 miles. I am now about to replace the 4th tire due to a sidewall separation and bulge, which if not replaced can easily become a blow out. These are the oem that come with the 2017 malibu premier and have a 40,000 mile warranty.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Power Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateFeb 17, 2019
StateIL
Description
Back in the 1st week of january 2019 I experienced the first major issue. While I was driving to work on the highway traveling at 65 mph the cars check engine light went on as well as the traction control. The vehicle immediately sent a message on my dashboard that said "reduce engine power" and the car jerked and the speed drastically dropped from 65mph to about 20mph. I was unable to accelerate and was luckily able to drive to an emergency lane while cars and semi trucks were behind me and almost hit me. I turned the car off and then back on again and the engine light remained on, but I was able to safely get to a chevy dealership. The dealership ran diagnostics on it and they determined it was a faulty gas throttle pedal and sensor. The vehicle was in the shop for a total of two weeks, due to them being out on the parts. I paid over 500 dollars for the repair. Less than a week later I was merging on to a highway to go to work again. As I was merging on the engine light went on and the message saying "reduced engine power" came on again. I lost the ability to accelerated and pulled over. I then turned my car on and off again. The engine light remained lit and the "reduce engine power" message remained on this time. I was able to accelerate to a max of 35 mph this time. I returned the vehicle to the same chevy dealership. They ran diagnostics on it and this time they stated it could have been due to the cold weather and said a oil change might help. The oil was changed on the vehicle and then the called saying the vehicle was running very rough when they started it. They also then stated that there was condensation in the radiator from the coolant. They are still waiting for parts and the vehicle has been there almost three weeks. Total time in the shop was 5 weeks out of 6 weeks.
CategoryEngine
DateFeb 14, 2019
StatePA
Description
Engine power reduces sporadically while driving on highway and regular city streets. Initially issue happened once a week. Now it's happening and average of 3 times per day. When engine power reduces car will not accelerate more than 30mph which is dangerous on a highway. The more I use the car, the more frequent the issue is happening. I was informed by hessert chevrolet that it is a censor in my gas petal and the gas petal needs to be replaced. The gas petal has been on "national" back order since the beginning of january 2019
CategoryPower Train, Unknown Or Other
DateFeb 13, 2019
StateIL
Description
Issue with chevrolet malibu 2017 with 60k miles. I am right around the time where my warranty would be over, and I have having issues with a car that I drive on the highway for 90-95% of the vehicles life. My car is cutting the power to the engine at random times. This has happened on the highway around the same percentage of times that I've driven the car in total. I've had to move over to the breakdown lane, and shut the car down. It would power back up, and typically I would be ok, but this is highly dangerous. The engine light would stay on until the car sits for a while, and then go away. Then I would drive seemingly fine, then boom, on the highway going 65-70, and the engine is reducing power, and I'm scrambling to get over. I am taking the car to the dealership, which has been the only mechanic to look at my vehicle. I did receive new tires from another place, but all other scheduled maintenance has been with my dealership. I am afraid I will have to pay for this and this is a joke because this seems to be a known issue. There are many threads explaining what could be the issue and I would like a follow up on how my experience with my dealership went. When I called my dealership's service location, they seemed to be extremely familiar with the issue I was having. It was strange that I couldn't get a straight answer either way, and I don't feel I should pay for something that is clearly a manufacturers defect of some kind. Not only that, I've been put in dangerous situations while on the highway in bad weather trying to manage, as quickly and safely as I can, a way to get over to the breakdown lane(shoulder). When I press my accelerator and nothing happens when everyone around me is going at a very high rate is speed is an issue needless to say. There should be no reason a recall isn't announced for this issue and chevrolet held responsible.
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateFeb 13, 2019
StateTX
Description
My 2017 malibu has 87k miles and in the last couple of months whenever it rains and days following the traction control & engine light pops on, at the same time the dash displays the words "engine power reduced" (this is happening on the hwy at 70+mph). The engine losses a significant amount power dropping my vehicles speed down to around 30-40mph putting not only my family and myself in danger but other drivers as well. So, I had my vehicle analyzed and it threw out the code p2138 accelerator pedal position assembly. I usually pulled over to the service lane turned my vehicle off for a minute or so restart the engine and I'm able to go about my way (I learned to do that by reading countless msgs online of other motorist complaining about the same issue on vehicles with mileage as low as 2,600 miles. I called munday chevrolet in houston tx to buy the part and was told I couldn't purchase the part unless the dealership installed it? The parts guy seemed to instantly know what I was talking about, to say the least he has heard of this issues quite often. I'm not bashing chevy I'm actually a fan of the chevy malibu. I had a 2005 for 12yrs with little to know issues with over 250k miles. So when I deemed the time was right I traded in my "05 for a '17 thinking I would get the same satisfaction but sad to say this issue has spoiled that for me by putting my family, other drivers, and myself in harms way. On my daily commute I see so many of these 2016 and newer malibu's on the road and I begin wondering is this the next tragedy in the making on our us highways??? My wife's 2010 glk 350 mercedes was included in the takata airbag recall, needless to say that was a nervous time for us. Well thanks for letting me express my thoughts on this issue. I hope & pray that this doesn't take an innocent life to be loss in order for this issue to be taken seriously. God bless!
CategoryElectrical System, Unknown Or Other, Visibility/wiper
DateFeb 12, 2019
StateKY
Description
Trunk leaks when it rains. The plastic between the back window and ceiling lets water in when it rains. It allows moisture to get into the vehicle, which means in the winter ice forms on the inside of the windshield as well as the outside. Rain and moisture getting into the car has also caused a problem with the back speakers not working.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Fuel/propulsion System, Unknown Or Other
DateFeb 12, 2019
StateMO
Description
A traction control light came on then warning reduced power mode and engine light while car was in drive on highway 2 times
CategoryEngine, Fuel/propulsion System
DateFeb 11, 2019
StateWV
Description
For 2 years now I can be driving and I get a warning that the engine has been reduced only allowing the vehicle to go 25 mph. I was on the highway (81) and almost lost my life when the truck behind me almost didn't stop in time. I have been to the dealer and understand the part I need is back ordered with no indication as to when the part will come in and I cant get a replacement vehicle. I use my vehicle for work and cant be without transportation. Onstar emails me every time stating there is a problem with the engine/transmission.
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateFeb 11, 2019
StateRI
Description
Discovered code p2138 active, and engine send into "reduced power" mode while driving on highway (approximately 70 mph), occurred over several days. Took car to dealership, and discovered throttle position sensor to be faulty, cursory research on internet provided multiple examples of issue among other owners.
CategoryVehicle Speed Control:accelerator Pedal
DateFeb 11, 2019
StateVA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. While driving approximately 50 mph, the speed suddenly reduced to 25 mph. The message 'engine power is reduced' was displayed on the instrument panel. The vehicle was towed to page chevrolet (6500 little river turnpike, alexandria, va) where it was diagnosed that the internal parts of the accelerator pedal assembly were deformed and caused the failure. The accelerator pedal was replaced and the failure was remedied; however, the failure recurred approximately eight months later. The vehicle was towed to ourisman chevrolet (18201 old richmond hwy, alexandria, va) where it was diagnosed that the accelerator pedal was faulty and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 24,000.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Engine, Fuel/propulsion System
DateFeb 09, 2019
StateCA
Description
Both mine and my wifes 2017 malibu goes in to reduce engine power mode with stability tack light on and service engine light on. And when it happens on the freeway car just drops to 25 miles an hour. Very dangerous
CategoryEngine, Vehicle Speed Control
DateFeb 09, 2019
StateOH
Description
My malibu, purchased new in 2017, has 28170 miles on it. While driving on the highway I suddenly received a message saying that "engine power is reduced". Instantly my car stopped accelerating no matter how hard I pressed the gas, and rapidly decelerated. Again, on the highway. I had to coast to the shoulder and wait for a tow truck to take it to the dealership. This is a terrifying problem that seems to have happened to many others. What ever the issue is that is causing this should be resolved and a recall in place.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control
DateFeb 05, 2019
StateKY
Description
(accelerator pedal) all of a sudden my car started to stall... Right in the midst of me driving .. No matter what speed im driving. Causing my dash to read ( reduced engine power ) everytime my car go's into this malfunction its a sudden lost of power.. Where ever im driving at any speed.. On city street , highway, etc.. Were it could lead to very dangerous or tragic situations.. I took my car to a chevrolet dealer were they diagnosis it to be ( pedal position sensor not plausible needs accelerator pedal replaced and programed.. My car has been in the shop since january 24 2019 awaiting for apart (accelerator pedal) that has been on back order for over a month and still hasnt came available as of february 5 2019 nobody can fully explain why noone has this particular part available.. There are a number of cars having this same issue awaiting this same repair .. At the exact time of my awaiting. This is a very problematic issue. That has become very inconvenient of not being able to drive my car at all.
CategoryElectrical System
DateFeb 02, 2019
StateFL
Description
Vehicle has "reduced engine power" multiple times error displayed and will stall anywhere in traffic causing dangerous situations. These cars are being sold people are not familiar with this. You can stop on the side of the road and check what is wrong but risk possibly being injured by on coming vehicles in on going traffic. This feature should be something covered by the company for a brand new car there no reason behind why the car is doing this or how the driver cause the car to enter this limp mode. I drive on a highway at 70mph and the car stall completely sent me into panic mode because there was no warning prior to this, soon will cause the death of a driver and their family. Once getting the car home it no longer starts.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJan 25, 2019
StateTX
Description
While driving to work on the freeway I slowed down as approaching slight congestion of cars. My check engine light, traction control light as well as "reduced engine power" message appeared. Vehicle would not accelerate properly. Felt as if it were stuck in 2nd gear. Vehicle would only accelerate to approx 20-30 mph and was very slow to build any momentum. I exited the freeway, called onstar, found a parking lot and parked the vehicle. Dangerous situation for myself and other drivers. Had the car towed to the dealership. Accelerator pedal replaced for the 2nd time. Vehicle 37,735 miles
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJan 25, 2019
StateTX
Description
As I exited the freeway and was slowing down my car jerked and then the check engine light, traction control light and "reduced engine power" message came on. The car would not accelerate properly or build enough momentum to shift as it should. Vehicle felt like it was stuck in 2nd gear. I started driving directly to the dealership on the hwy. Eventually the car built enough momentum to shift out of 2nd. Car drove between 20-35 mph. Took a long time to build up speed after stopping at red lights. (accelerator pedal replaced) dangerous situation for me and the vehicles around me.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJan 25, 2019
StateTX
Description
I was on my way to do laundry at the laundry mat. Driving down residential street my check engine light, traction control light and "reduced engine power" message came on. My car would not accelerate over 20-30 mph. I parked my car and did laundry. When going home still had the same issue. Lights still on and reduced engine power. Scheduled appt. To take my car for service on 12/26. The check engine light was still on but reduced engine power light off. Wire harness was replaced
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateJan 23, 2019
StateVA
Description
Driving the vehicle on the road or interstate and it loses power and wont let you drive over 30 mph. The vehicle also would not start. Had to let the car sit for 15 seconds then try to start it again for it to start. Then it would cut off while stopped at a traffic light. Gives a message saying engine power reducing
CategoryElectrical System
DateJan 19, 2019
StateAL
Description
After trip of a few miles and after turning off the start/stop(keyless) switch, the screen messaged that the remote key was not detected, even though it was still in the car. Neither remote keys would not perform any function nor would manually pushing door locks or switch. After about 20 minutes remote key operation returned. This happened again about 2 weeks later. The dealer cannot find the problem. I am worried that this will stop the engine in a critical situation.
CategoryEngine
DateJan 17, 2019
StateIL
Description
When driving the engine lose power and the traction light and check engine light comes on. The car tell you that the engine is losing power. This keeps happening. I also have been into the dealership several times due to the check engine light keeps coming on.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Vehicle Speed Control
DateJan 07, 2019
StateNV
Description
Driving the vehicle on the road and it loses power and wont let you drive over 30 mph. The vehicle also would not start. Had to let the car sit for 15 seconds then try to start it again for it to start. Then it would cut off while stopped at a traffic light. Dealership fixed the pistons and added a new battery still had a problem and now they replaced accel pedal sensor. And now drives a little funny.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJan 04, 2019
StateFL
Description
Rear window leaks and messes up headliner
CategoryElectrical System
DateDec 24, 2018
StateCA
Description
Vehicle has multiple times a day "reduced engine power" error displayed and will suddenly stall anywhere in traffic causing dangerous situations. People who not familiar with this. Will have to stop on the side of the road and exit the vehicle to check what is wrong and risk possibly beeing hit and killeother d by another vehicle. This feature should not be allowed on any vehicle. It causes endagermemt for drivers and other traffic. It is a needless feature. If any sensor is bad it already gets displayed by the check engine light. There is absolutely no reason to on top of it stall the vehicle causing extremely dangerous situations for the driver and other traffic.
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateDec 05, 2018
StateGA
Description
I've purchased this vehicle back in september 2017 and the accellarator petal has gone out. My check engine light cans on and as I was driving, is gave a message saying engine power reducing. I've taken it to the jim ellis dealer to diagnose and they advised me it was the accellorator petal fault. This has been happening to several malibu's fie some years now and this issue needs a massive recall. No one should have to repair a vehicle within a year of purchasing. Mind you my warranty is not in effect, it's expired. I've done research and several malibu's since 2008 has this same issue. Once the reduce speed took place, it would not allow my vehicle to accelerate above 60 miles per hour while on the freeway.
CategoryEngine
DateNov 26, 2018
StateFL
Description
I purchased my vehicle in september 2017 and at the beginning of june 2018, the check engine light would turn on and I'd get a message reading "engine power reduced". The turbo would be shut off. I took it back and forth to the dealership about 5 times before they finally replaced the turbo valve. Nothing happened and all was fine until the beginning of october when it happened again. My partner and I took the car to another dealership and they said that it was a computer code reset issue. They said they reset it and it should be fine. Within one week, it was back on. I don't know what to do at this point since each time I take it in, the service department sees the issue but they continually say nothing is wrong with the vehicle. The light comes on both while in motion and stationary, in my garage, in a parking lot, driving on suburban streets, on the highway, whenever. There's no specific movement that triggers this and no past or current recalls regarding this issue, though this has been a common complaint apparently for the malibu vehicles, according to one of the dealerships I took my vehicle to.
CategoryEngine
DateNov 22, 2018
StateTX
Description
Bought vehicle new 12-5-17 and on 12-6-17 engine light while in motion on highway came on I was advice by service member at dealership that it was an emissions problem and it would fix itself. Engine light went away and then 10-11-18 in while in motion on street engine light came on and car decelerated in speed giving message engine power is reduced. Was going to take to dealership that following monday but the engine light went away again before that time. Today 11-22-18 engine light back on,while in motion on street speed reduced, same message saying engine powered reduced. Those times that the engine light came on speed would not go over 30 miles per hour
CategoryEngine
DateNov 19, 2018
StateKS
Description
Tl the contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. While driving various speeds, the vehicle unintentionally decelerated and the engine, traction, and reduced power warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was towed to cable dahmer of kansas city (555 w 103 st, kansas city, mo 64114, (816) 285-4589) where the contact was informed that an unknown sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vin was not available. The failure mileage was 40,500.
CategoryElectrical System, Unknown Or Other
DateNov 11, 2018
StateNY
Description
When shifting into park, the shifter does not fully engage resulting in the inability to park the car or turn it off. The message on the dash says "shift into park" even though the shifter is actually in park. This happens everytime the driver tries to park the vehicle.
CategoryStructure:body
DateNov 07, 2018
StateCA
Description
The car was parked and I was exiting my vehicle. I pivoted to close the driver side door. I accidentally did not have my leg fully clear of the door. The wing tip edge acted like a shovel and took out a piece of skin on my leg as I closed the door requiring stitches. I was using a normal amount of force to close the door and was shocked at the damage the door tip did to my leg. It went through the skin layer down to the muscle. I believe the wing tip design of forward car doors are a safety hazard and risk for injury. Please consider making the edge more rounded like the rear doors. The files I am including are from the day of injury (11/11/17) and after stitches (11/13/17).
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateOct 30, 2018
StateTN
Description
Driving down the interstate which is 70 mph I got the error of reduced engine power and also p2135 it went off for about three weeks and it happened again today on my commute to work. My chevrolet malibu is a little over a year old. This car has had so many issues that need to be fixed
CategoryAir Bags, Engine, Suspension
DateOct 27, 2018
StateAZ
Description
My 2017 chevy malibu has been doing power engine reduced for awhile it's been to the dealership many times for this issue. I have almost been in to multiple car accidents because the car reduces speed while driving shouting my car down to go no faster then 20 mph. This is a major safety issue that chevy is giving me a run around about when obvious the car was sold to me like this. I have warranty on my car and they still have not fixed my car properly leaving me everyday at risk driving this unsafe car that can cause a major car accident especially when it dose it when I'm driving on the freeway which has happened three times already. I have all the paperwork for all the work that has been done to this car which is crazy since it's a new car. I need to know is there a recall on this engine in this car since they cannot fix the problem with my car. The first issue was my airbags then it was the suspension which I was told again the suspension are bad meaning they probably never fixed them along with this engine problem I'm having.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Suspension
DateOct 24, 2018
StateWI
Description
When driving the vehicle swerves and fishtails from time to time. Dealer is staing stabilitrak needs to be repaired, the car has good tires, hasn't been involved in any accident and is too new to be having this issue
CategoryPower Train
DateOct 21, 2018
StateNC
Description
When I was pulling out of my driveway, my car stalled. The check engine light came on. I went to get it diagnosed at autozone and the code p2097 came up.
CategoryEngine, Vehicle Speed Control
DateOct 15, 2018
StateCO
Description
Was driving with car in drive and car check engine light came on with traction signal stating 'reduced speeds'. Had to pull over and car would not go past 20 mph. Cut car on and off 3 times before the reduced speed signal went off. Was driving on the highway and it happened again and I immediately had to get off the highway because my kids were in the car.
CategoryService Brakes, Unknown Or Other
DateOct 09, 2018
StateMO
Description
When I press on the break pedal it makes a spongy sound and feels unsafe
CategoryElectrical System, Engine, Unknown Or Other
DateSep 27, 2018
StateLA
Description
Takata recall: just purchased a used 2017 malibu premier in july 2018 with 26,000 miles on it and it is hesitating to start every morning. Each initial start there after the car starts right up after I've put 3000 miles on the car the engine jumps while holding break.
CategoryEngine, Steering, Vehicle Speed Control
DateSep 24, 2018
StateGA
Description
Gear shifter gave out while driving. Almost got rear ended. Car shifted itself into neutral even though I shifted gears into park once I got to a safe place computer screen read neutral. Car would not turn off from accessory mode and said "shift to park" but it would not. Then when I tried to shift it jumped hard and you could see the engine jump as if it wasn't mounted properly. Was able to get to a safe place but had to have it towed to dealer. Dealer called today to say it was gear shifter. Went bad but the battery had drained too and they refused to replace battery. The shifter problem is dangerous . I only had 11989 miles on it and it is 1 year old.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Engine, Unknown Or Other
DateSep 17, 2018
StateMD
Description
I purchased 2017 chevrolet malibu in 03/ 2017 with approximately 7 miles at the ourisman rockmont chevrolet, located in rockville, maryland. At about 20,000 (12/23/2018) miles I brought the car into the dealership to have it diagnosed as I had a near death experience when I was stopped at a red light & then tried to accelerate when the light turned green except the car stalled once the emissions portion of the car tried to kick in, it cut off and did not restart in the middle of a 4 way intersection. I tried restarting the car for about 0 mins until then finally the acr restarted again. This occurence continued to happen peiodically, I am not sure what the cause of this reaction, but I let the dealership know if every instance and broughtthe car in to be checked at 20,000 miles, 24,000 , 26, 000 miles & 27,000 miles. I was told by the representative "guy" that gmc was notified and that I shouldn't continue to bring the car there. That was april 2018. Unfortunately, the incident happened again while I was leaving the garage at work. Car cut off another car almost slammed in the back of my car due the abruptness of the car going out. The ssue has never been addressed by the dealership and during the most recent incident august 2018 I took the car in to advise them of this issue in addition to a knocking sound in the rear of the car. I was told in august 2018 that I am outside of my warranty and that I would be charged a diagnostic fee. My car has about 50,000 miles currently. That is neither here or there. As the original issue was never addressed when it was under warranty and I am not willing to lose my life trying to have this car repaired in a timely fashion. Instead I have spent hundreds of dollars in rental car fees as I am not comfortable driving in a car with an issue so severe that gmc was notified and still has not been to rectify this issue with my car.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateSep 15, 2018
StateAL
Description
Takata inflators
CategoryStructure:body, Visibility/wiper
DateSep 14, 2018
StateCA
Description
I went inside a car wash and when my car was been wash the water was getting inside from the back roof next to the back window I told the dealer but they want me to pay for a diagnostic when it has something to do with the car issue. My water pump is not working can not use it in case of an emergency on the road can not clean it using my windshield wipers
CategoryWheels
DateSep 14, 2018
StateMD
Description
Purchased my vehicle new with two miles in 2016. In less than one month of purchase, I replace a tire because it popped. One year later I replaced a second tire because it developed a lump that was 2017. This year two more tires was replaced because of lumps in the tire. I have had several cars and never had this issue ever. Actually, I have never had to replace a tire.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateSep 05, 2018
StateDC
Description
Us government owned 2017 chevrolet malibu vehicle fire. Cause unknown, but waiting on a fire report for possible cause.
CategoryStructure:body
DateAug 30, 2018
StateWV
Description
Vehicle was leaking into cabin through the third brake light caused by a faulty gasket.
CategoryVisibility/wiper
DateAug 16, 2018
StateWI
Description
My reason for writing is my car was struck in the windshield by a rock requiring replacement of the windshield. After the windshield was replaced, I noticed under conditions of bright light such as a sunny day, I could not see clearly through it because of significant reflections off of the dashboard. See photo number 1. I did bring this to the attention of the chevrolet dealer who replaced the windshield, and the glass company that supplied the windshield. They both agreed the reflections seemed unusual, but stated the aftermarket replacement met the appropriate glass standards. See photo 2 for the glass manufacturer. They suggested I replace the windshield with an oem replacement, which I plan to do for safety reasons. My reason for writing is to ask if you can tell me what standard for optical transmission is required of non-oem replacement windshields. If I can show that the windshield does not meet federal glass standards perhaps they might help with the added cost of replacement. I do have a good technical understanding of optical transmission and reflectance, as I am a retired optometrist. I might add that part of the high reflectance of the windshield is in part due to the ash-gray interior color, a design flaw. However, the replacement windshield is much more reflective than the original, based on my best recollection. Thank you for your help.
CategoryElectrical System, Service Brakes
DateAug 06, 2018
StateFL
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. While driving approximately 30 mph, the brake pedal was depressed, but the vehicle failed to immediately stop. The contact turned the vehicle off and, upon attempting to restart the engine, the "key could not be detected" message appeared. The vehicle eventually restarted and was taken to the local dealer (phil smith chevrolet, 1640 sr 7, lauderhill, fl, 954-271-1474), but the cause of the failure was not determined. The manufacturer was notified, but no assistance was offered. The vin was not available. The failure mileage was 19,000.
CategoryElectrical System, Unknown Or Other
DateJul 26, 2018
StateCA
Description
Check engine light is on I have taken it to dealership and it has been diagnosed and fixed it is the battery modulater sensor (if I spelled it right) the same code comes up. Dealership states its a manufacturer issue or system issue and a fix is being worked on its been a couple of months all they can do is reset the sensor but it keeps coming on.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJul 23, 2018
StateMD
Description
'takata recall' check engine light came on and the next day the speed of vehicle decreased and said engine power reduced while I was on highway
CategoryWheels
DateJul 18, 2018
StateMS
Description
Within 7 months I have been through 3 sets of rear tires
CategorySteering
DateJul 13, 2018
StateMO
Description
Bought vehicle brand new, now has 14,000 miles. On 2 separate occasions while coasting from highway speeds the steering wheel would jerk rapidly back and forth on its own. It is a rapid right left right left only moving the wheel about 2 inches from the center each way. It has on numerous occasion at highway speeds felt like the steering went really loose, almost a neutral feel without resistance and vehicle becomes difficult to control when this happens. In neither situation will it do it to the point any service technician will ever be able to duplicate it. The steering has went "loose" on about 12 to 14 occasions. The rapid back and forth jerking has happened twice. The rapid jerking has happened both times on different road surfaces at speeds below 45 mph while coating, foot completely off the gas pedal and foot not touching the brake pedal.
CategorySteering
DateJul 12, 2018
StateDC
Description
When I to a stop like come off the exit car cut off and the steering wheel lot on be for second. I have took it to the deal three time and their everything is okay their the problem the next day same thing happen and it will comes up on the dashboard that I`m losing power.
CategoryEngine And Engine Cooling:exhaust System:emission Control:catalytic Convertor, Vehicle Speed Control
DateMay 31, 2018
StateIA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. While driving 45 mph, the vehicle stalled and the traction control and check engine warning indicators illuminated. The contact pulled off the roadway and restarted the vehicle after a few attempts; however, the check engine warning indicator remained illuminated. The vehicle was taken to domino motor (3137 255th st, sac city, ia 50583) where it was diagnosed that the catalytic converter needed replacement. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 20,000. The vin was not available.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateMay 24, 2018
StateTN
Description
Gas tank only fills to 7/8 of a tank. I have had it at chevy five times and now it reads full but when I drive the car ten miles it reads less the 3/4 of a tank.
CategoryEngine
DateMay 23, 2018
StateIL
Description
On or about may 17 and on may 22 2018, the engine stalled when I attempted to enter an intersection after stopping at a stop sign. The green "engine on" light remained illuminated. I had to push the engine start/stop button to turn the engine off, then push it again to restart the engine. After the may 22 incident, the car media system malfunctioned after the car was restarted. The screen displays were normal, but there was no sound from any source including the turn signals and 4 way flashers.
CategorySeats, Structure:body, Unknown Or Other
DateMay 21, 2018
StateFL
Description
We had a down pour 05/20/2018 in kissimmee, florida. My vehicle had stand still water in my trunk, the water seeped through to the interior damaging the rear seats, water covered the floor, there are stains on the roof and the smell of aged water is throughout the entire vehicle. My vehicle was parked and unoccupied, the trunk was closed and the windows were up as normal as my vehicle was parked for the night.
CategoryElectrical System, Exterior Lighting, Visibility/wiper
DateMay 07, 2018
StateMS
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. While operating the vehicle, the driver's side turn signal failed to work, the windows would intermittently operate, and the headlights shut off. The cause of the failures was not diagnosed or repaired. The local dealer (hefner motors in batesville, ms) was notified of the failures. The manufacturer was not notified. The vin was not available. The failure mileage was 20,000.
CategoryStructure:body
DateMay 03, 2018
StateOK
Description
Back window is leaking water into the interior and inside the headliner. Noticed after heavy rains as well as when using the car wash.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateApr 15, 2018
StateAR
Description
Loud vibrations noise coming from the left side underneath the dashboard when driving on ruff roads
CategoryElectrical System, Electronic Stability Control, Engine
DateApr 05, 2018
StateNY
Description
My 2017 malibu had a loss of engine power, it happened while on vacation. While in traffic on a dark curvy road, there was a sudden loss of power, the car would not accelerate and the engine light was on as well as a message indicating loss of engine power. I pulled over an restarted the vehicle, it did not gain full engine power back. I was able to slowly make it to my destination. The next morning (kids in tow) the engine light was still on, and the vehicle still seemed sluggish. While driving home ( or to a dealership if possible) the car again lost power and I had to pull over as to not obstruct traffic. Upon getting the vehicle serviced, they claim the matter was resolved I am not confident,
CategoryElectrical System, Engine, Structure:body
DateMar 30, 2018
StateCA
Description
The car sometimes has a huge delay after you push the start button on dash to actually start, and being a hybrid the car shakes bad when engine starts, it's sounda like crap to be honest. I've got 12k miles on it and it's been serviced at chevy only, and the [xxx] thing has a rattle in the dash they 'can't figure out' and they don't hear any abnormal engine noise. And they say it's normal to lag that bad when starting, as it has to 'power up'. But when car was new it didn't do that parts of this document have been redacted to protect personally identifiable information pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).
CategoryElectrical System, Engine
DateMar 23, 2018
StateIL
Description
My 2017 chevrolet malibu exploded and caught fire after it had been parked for hours on the street. It started from under the hood and melted the passenger side of the dashboard. Mechanical/electrical defect from the engine of the car.
CategoryEngine
DateMar 22, 2018
StateIN
Description
Car has always ran a little rough, we were told by chevy there was nothing wrong everything was normal. On our way home from family vacation in the mountains, the car lost power, engine light came on. Thankfully we were able to make it to an autozone and we were told it was misfiring in cylinder 1. We then took the car to chevy, we were told they couldn't see the problem and the mechanic who takes the engine apart to check was bust the next couple of days. So the car was in the shop for a week before were told there is a cracked piston and they will be replacing the pistons and gaskets. If I didn't work in the car rental business, I would think my car was great and ready to live forever, but I do. So I know, we have had several malibu's and cruz's with the same engine have the same problem and after 10k miles the pistons crack again. We get the car back and it is running more rough than it used to, now were waiting for the engine to cut out again. I am not looking forward to my cars engine cutting out on the highway again because chevy cannot find a fix for their bum engine. With only 12k miles left of the warranty. *tr
CategoryEngine, Latches/locks/linkages, Structure:body
DateMar 21, 2018
StateTX
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. The contact stated that the doors would not lock or unlock when attempting to enter or exit the vehicle. Also, on several occasions, the engine would not start and the check engine indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to rush chevrolet (1395 w. Highway 290, elgin, tx). The dealer replaced the remote door lock, but the cause of the engine failure was not determined. The manufacturer was notified. The vin was invalid. The failure mileage was 2,700.
CategoryAir Bags, Vehicle Speed Control
DateMar 20, 2018
StateTX
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. On several different occasions, while at a stop light, the engine rpms would suddenly increase and the vehicle attempted to surge forward. The driver had to depress hard on the brake pedal in order to stop the vehicle from surging forward. On february 17, 2018, while in a bank parking lot, the vehicle experienced unintended acceleration. The driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree. During the failure, the vehicle suddenly accelerated to approximately 25 mph. The front end of the vehicle was severely damaged; however, the air bags did not deploy. There were no injuries and a police report was not filed. The vehicle was not towed. The local dealer (davis chevrolet in houston, tx) and the manufacturer were notified of the failure. The cause of the failure was not determined. The failure mileage was 4,800. *tt video attached *bf
CategoryEngine, Fuel/propulsion System, Vehicle Speed Control
DateMar 20, 2018
StateNJ
Description
Car do not accelerate
CategorySteering
DateMar 19, 2018
StateMI
Description
After having problems with losing power steering on my 2010 chevrolet malibu I did this research on line. I am including some of the most serious complaints and link to the complaint information for your connivance. I contacted shaheen chevrolet and was advised by robin that there was not a recall on the problem but that gm would cover the costs. After having the car towed to shaheens I received a call informing me that it would cost over

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,300 for the repairs and gm would not cover the costs. I requested a call back from the service manager 2-5-18 9. 30. He returned my call a 2. 30 pm and relayed to me that gm would not cover the costs of repairs. He also stated that robin should not have told me that they would. I called the customer service at gm 1. 800. 222-1020 and they replied that gm would not pay for the repairs. This is big safety issue please research and response with your findings. If you cannot help me with this problem please let me know if any state agency could help me resolve the problem. Please respond as soon as possible I need to make a decision on what to do for a car.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateMar 14, 2018
StateVA
Description
My vehicle would not start. The starter would try and turn the engine over for 10 seconds then the starter would shut off. This happened on 3/7/18 and the vehicle was towed in for service. The fuel pump 'control module' was replaced at the dealership and I took posseion of the car on 3/10/18. On 3/12/18 the vehicle had the same issue with no fuel pressure and resulted in the car turning off while driving and I was unable to start the vehicle again. It was then towed to another dealership which is now replacing the 'fuel pump' due to a gm tsb communication 16-na-225.
CategoryAir Bags
DateFeb 16, 2018
StateAR
Description
Vehicle moving slowly and almost stationary when struck in driver side rear door area by full size pickup truck with extensive and substantial damage and likely a total loss but no air bag deployed.
CategoryService Brakes
DateFeb 14, 2018
StateIL
Description
2017 cehvrolet malibu. Consumer writes in regards to purchasing a vehicle that did not include features stated at time of purchase. *ld the consumer stated the vehicle was supposed to be equipped with crash avoidance system. After attempting to have the software updated twice the consumer was advised the system was only designed to operate at speeds between 30 and 50 mph. The consumer stated there was no way to test if the feature actually worked. The manufacturer was notified, but did not offer any assistance.*js
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateFeb 07, 2018
StateMI
Description
After filling vehicle fully with fuel the fuel gauge does not register full. My dealership contacted gm and they said it is a "non-issue" but the dealership disagrees since they have had numerous vehicles with the same complaint.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateFeb 06, 2018
StateMI
Description
The headlights are very poor and even unsafe on dark wet nights. As purchased the lights were too high. With the lights aimed lower, it is barely ok on most nights but unsafe on wet, dark nights. I have purchased aftermarket bulbs but they were only slightly improved. The high beams are still too high to light the road, but they do illuminate the trees. A european cutoff beam pattern would help too.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateFeb 02, 2018
StateLA
Description
Driving engine light came on called on star diagnostic said injector error same thing I had fixed on january 11th 2018
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateFeb 02, 2018
StateLA
Description
While driving engine light came on I called on star diagnostic revealed injector error
CategorySteering
DateJan 20, 2018
StateVA
Description
I drove the described car as a rental from enterprise while my car is being repaired. While driving the car on a mostly straight parkway at 55 mph, and suddenly the steering wheel jerked sharply to the left, on its own, and I left the roadway and hit the grass median, got the car back on the roadway, shaken, and continued driving very confused as to what just happened. Turns out these cars have a steering defect that apparently is not causing a recall, and it is not being acknowledged bu chevy. Blogs of owners describe the exact same event which has pitted chevy owners against the company which is not acknowledging the defect. I was too scared to get in that car again. Please advise me if a recall has finally occurred for this scary defect.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Service Brakes
DateJan 09, 2018
StateNC
Description
On friday december 29, 2017 as we were driving home we almost re-ended another vehicle in a city street at the speed of 55 mph due to car brakes locking and hard to press down, luckily hard we were able fo brake by pushing hard enough. Also sensor have failed twice- three times in heavy traffic and will brake on their own without any car being directly in front of me which is scary and could cause a major accident on the highway. We contact gmc and filed a claim (83737025405) and also took it to the chevrolet dealership in our hometown which is not doing much but charging us 00+ for a change on a vacuum top and seal but don't understand that this is a safety issue for we have almost crashed over 4 times due to these issues.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateDec 30, 2017
StateMO
Description
I purchased my 2017 chevrolet malibu in october of 2017. Since I have had the vehicle the interior carpet comes untucked from the trim. Chevrolet indicates it is a big problem and is a common problem. The do not have a fix to address the issue. If the carpet comes lose will be a hazard to drivers.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateNov 27, 2017
StateMD
Description
Inaccurate gas meter or other fuel components. The meter does not match the reading on the mychevrolet app. I just filled my tank until the pump stops and the meter reads full in my car. The app reads 78% thus I do not know how much gas I really have left. This has been an issue since the day I purchased my car on 12/10/2016. After 2 or 3 visits to my dealer, they fixed the problem after calibrating the meter months ago and it was fine until today. Today 11/27/2017, the meter is now inaccurate again. I do not have this particular problem with any of my other chevrolet vehicles. There are many complaints relating to this vehicle's gas meter and the car in general if you check chevrolet's facebook page. This can cause someone to run out of gas before expected in an inconvenient place possibly causing a serious accident and injuries. This needs to be recalled immediately before this becomes a major problem.
CategorySteering
DateSep 25, 2017
StateCA
Description
Two times while I was driving I put on my brakes and my power steering locked up completely I could barely drive it I almost got into a wreck I took car to chevrolet and they said that rack and pinion needed to be replaced
CategoryElectrical System, Engine
DateSep 14, 2017
StateFL
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu. On several occasions while driving, the engine stalled and lost power. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to bob steele chevrolet (2800 florida 520, cocoa, fl 32926 (321) 632-6700) where no diagnostic failure codes were found and the failure could not be replicated. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and scheduled an appointment to view the vehicle. The contact stated that due to the inclement weather, the manufacturer would notify her to reschedule the appointment. The failure mileage was 204.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateAug 05, 2017
StateNC
Description
While driving vehicle which I had for 2 an half weeks. The vehicle make a grinding or rubbing noise while driving it dont make any noise when pressing brakes. It may be the engine or the brakes or something is rubbing the tires.
CategoryEngine, Structure:body, Wheels
DateJul 28, 2017
StateNJ
Description
The car was parked and off in our driveway for 15 minutes -horn started went out saw smoke called 911 and by the time back at front door flames from front end. Fire department came and put out fire -car totaled. Worried about spontaneous combustion especially if car parked in garage or closer to house or if people inside
CategoryEngine
DateJul 20, 2017
StateTX
Description
The vehicle engine turned off while driving in the city. It then caused the steering wheel to stiffen and making it difficult to steer. The car power went into low mode. The ac went into fan mode. And the car stayed stationary.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJun 24, 2017
StateSC
Description
When stopped at a stop light an electric motor kicks in for about 30 second and then the engine motor restarts making the car what to jump forward. If the driver has only a light foot on the break petal he/she could hit the car in front. I have notified both me dealer and gm as I believe this to be a safety issue in it design. It happens every time I drive and have to stop at a light and wait for about 30 seconds
CategoryAir Bags
DateJun 20, 2017
StateTX
Description
6/13/2017 I was involved in a 2 vehicle collision on a highway. I was traveling approximately 55 mph when a vehicle pulled out directly in front of me, attempting to cross my lane of traffic. Both vehicles were towed. Staff at the tow service discovered the rear door airbags had never been plugged in at the factory. This is a lack of quality control at manufacturers level.
CategoryPower Train
DateJun 20, 2017
StateAZ
Description
I purchased a 2017 chevy malibu last week. I was looking over the data on the chevy website. Chevy is listing two different hp ratings for this car. One area states 163hp & 184 lb-ft torque. The other says 160hp & 184 lb-ft torque. The main issue I have is with the transmission. Gm says the car comes with a 6t45 transmission. That transmission is rated at 215hp & 232 lb-ft torque. Enough for the rated engine. The transmission in the car is a 6t40. Rated at 180hp & 177 lb-ft torque. The torque on the motor is 184 lb-ft at 2500 rpm to 3000 rpm. I work and live in phoenix, az. 95% of driving is city driving. I am past the max of the transmission most of the time. This transmission will fail very fast in this heat. Plus the epa fuel rating I'm sure was calculated with the transmission advertised by gm not in the car. I own a car that is not at all what I thought it was.
CategoryPower Train
DateJun 12, 2017
StateGA
Description
After much research I have found out that the transmission that is in the 2017 malibu, which is the 6t40, is not rated to be in this vehicle. The 6t40 is rated at 177lb-ft torque, the malibu has 184lb-ft. Gmauthority. Com/blog/gm/gm-transmissions/mh8/ this link is the page for the 6t40. However, the 6t45 is what should be in the car, http://gmauthority. Com/blog/gm/gm-transmissions/mh7/ this is the link for that one, as you can see the max torque is 232lb-ft. Http://media. Chevrolet. Com/media/us/en/chevrolet/vehicles/malibu/2016. Tab1. Html their website also says that the car should have the 6t45 transmission in it. The car is brand new so the only thing I have noticed is hard shifting, but in the future I feel as if this could become a problem. I have talked to gm and they said they are the same, but as you see they are not the same. If this post needs to go somewhere else please let me know, I just want to stop this before it starts.
CategorySeat Belts
DateMay 04, 2017
StateWI
Description
On 27 april, 2017, I was riding as a passenger in a 2017 malibu. We were travelling at approximately 50 mph when we needed to stop rapidly, to avoid an accident. The passenger seat belt did not function at all. Because I have zero trust in gm, I was protecting myself (the best one can) for just such an occurrence. This was a rental car, unknown which rental company, as I was a passenger. But this scares me because in december of 2000, I was driving a rented pontiac grand am (truly the last time I have driven or ridden in a gm vehicle), and the seat belt, nor the air bag functioned correctly. Sadly, gm had known about both problems for years, but refused to issue a recall. I was nearly killed, and will suffer from a life altering tbi for the rest of my life. It is not surprising (at least to me) that gm still has issues with their seat belts. I just don't want anyone to repeat what happen to me. I can find out more information concerning where that rental car is from if necessary.
CategoryElectrical System, Exterior Lighting:turn Signal
DateJan 05, 2017
StateFL
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 chevrolet malibu hybrid. The contact activated the left turn signal and it failed to turn off and continued blinking once the turn was completed. The contact had to manually turn off the blinker. One dealer was notified and was unable to replicate and diagnose the failure. The first dealer test drove the vehicle and was unable to provide a recommended repair solution. A second dealer indicated that the condition was normal. The manufacturer was notified. The vin was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 70.

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7 COMMENTS
  • Erynn W

    2017 malibu 1. Turbo
    115,306 miles
    – new throttle body
    – 2 new accelerater pedals
    – 2 new maf sensors
    – completely rebuilt ac system
    – brand new vacuum brake pump
    NOW the turbo just went out.
    This car is a POS.

  • Sandy O

    I purchased a 2017 Malibu. Within 25,000 miles the reduced power engine light turned on. Now it stalls just whenever it feels like it when we rare stopped. We have had issues with our brakes every year.This time they say it is the brake booster that went bad. The brake pedal locked.

  • Stephen

    My engine seized up, completely unexpected, got the extended warranty, I pray it’s covered

  • Terry O

    My 2017 Chevy Malibu paint job has faded badly and peeled and must be replaced. At 25,000 miles it seems this defective paint job should be replaced by GM. GM refuses. Do I have any options? Other than paying thousands, of course.

  • Sandra P

    I have a 2017 Chevy Malibu it had 45000 miles on it when I got it in 2019 it done good till a year later when my done had to change a air flow sensor in 2021 and now it says shift to park when it’s turned off and all ready in park so the other day I was doing a little over 60 when all of a sudden reduced engine power popped up I went so far and I couldn’t hardly push my breaks in I finally got the car over to the side of the road and it just died didn’t want to start back so it was put on a code reader and said my crank shaft sensor needed to be changed and my exhaust camshaft sensor needed to be changed bout both parts and had them put on and still didn’t fix the problem you can put the gas pedal to the floor and and it want go I will never buy another Chevy and warranty ran out at 35000 miles had 45000 when I got it I took out extended warranty and didn’t know it ran out at 85000 miles and couldn’t pay 450 a month for another warranty so my car isn’t covered called the dealership and they don’t know what it could be

  • Pierre L

    One month after my guarantee ends I had transmission park switch defective cost me 325,00 to repair
    Would GM be responsable for the replacing switch?

  • Nikki

    Several trips back to dealer for car locking me out say they fixed it they it starts all over again aren’t showing no remote detected shift t park while car is off water leaking in side they fixed that but never cleaned water stains has musky smell from time to time

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