If you have had a problem with your 2018-2020 Chevrolet Malibu, you may be entitled to a refund. While this model of Chevrolet can be a great car, buyers have discovered issues after driving off the dealership. The major complaints with the vehicle are Engine, Transmission and Oil Leak concerns.
Consumers have complained about the vehicle constantly leaking oil and finding puddles each morning. A crack in the piston and/or the oil pan has caused severe oil leaks for some drivers. Poor welding during manufacturing seems to be the source of this dangerous complaint. Other buyers have reported that oil leaks from the rubber seal around the oil filter and or drain plug.
Loss of power when driving
Numerous consumers have reported problems with loss of power and the Chevy Malibu coming to a sudden stop or slowing down significantly by itself, due to a loss of power. In most cases this issue comes up after 30,000 miles but can occur much earlier as well and it seems that dealers and not resolving these complaints effectively. GM has found that this issue is linked with faulty electrical sensors and the Engine Control Module as part of the manufacturing process. A sudden loss of power can be very dangerous and should not be ignored.
- Check Engine Light Coming on for Unexplained Reasons
- Poor Speed Control
- Water Leaks due to Poor Welding
- Erratic and Stiff Steering
The NHTSA has issued recalls for the Chevy Malibu which include:
- PPS incorrectly suppressing airbags
- Side airbag may tear during deployment
- Faulty airbag inflation
- Potential fracture to fuel pump flange
- Loss of high voltage power
- Key may be removed when not in PARK
- Side airbag welds may separate
- Loss of electronic stability control system upon crash
- Failure of audio warning system
Expert Legal Advice from California Lemon Law Center
As experts in Lemon Law, California Lemon Law Center can help you come to an amicable resolution with your car dealer. If you purchased your Chevy Malibu in the state of California, contact us today and we will check through your paperwork and what necessary actions should be taken on your behalf.