2016 Chevrolet MALIBU Engine Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2016 Chevrolet MALIBU Engine Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1531391
 Internal NHTSA #11171448
 ManufacurerGeneral Motors LLC
 Model Year2016
 File date14/01/19
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemI am having an issue with my car and the code is p2138. This is an accelerator issue and when the issue comes about, the car engine reduces and my car will not go over 20 mph. I called the dealership to get the part and it is on back order. This is truly a safety issue and should be a recall versus me having to pay for this and the part should be available as this is dangerous. If i am driving on the highway and this happens, i myself or others could get seriously hurt if not killed. This is happening to me several times a day and i need my vehicle and am scared to keep driving it without it being fixed. Of course, my vehicle is over mileage warranty, therefore i need to pay out of pocket to fix this dangerous problem. This is a safety issue as the car is in motion and there is no warning sign that the car is going to rev down to 20 mph. Chevrolet said there is no recall and the only way they could even consider reimbursement of any kind would be to have the car diagnosed at the dealership (which is $115 to diagnose). The car was diagnosed by a licensed mechanic, therefore it should not matter where it is diagnosed.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure44000
Number of Occurences
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateMACHESTER, NH
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?N
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons
No. of fatalities
 Date of purchase29/11/23
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders
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Transmission type
 Vehicle speed35
 DoT tire identifier
 Tire size
 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
Type of restraint
 Dealer's name
 Dealer's telephone number
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 Dealer's ZIP code
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.



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