2018 Chevrolet MALIBU Engine Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2018 Chevrolet MALIBU Engine Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1630153
 Internal NHTSA #11291596
 ManufacurerGeneral Motors LLC
 BrandCHEVROLET
 ModelMALIBU
 Model Year2018
 File date27/12/19
 ComponentENGINE
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemI have a chevy malibu 2018 and i commute to work 5 days a week 1 1/2 hours each way. During my commute without warning, a light came on indicating "engine power is reduced", the engine light, as well as the car slippery road sign. I have an appointment at mearle stone chevrolet in hopes this known problem in the 2018 models gets fixed without paying out of pocket expenses since there has been a major safety concern on the highways not being able to accelerate like normal and having to build up speed by taking foot off accelerator. I cannot pass due to this and the engine is winding out like i need to change gears while the rpms are going up. I cannot get past 60mph even with accelerator all the way down. I am concerned with this model being made in april of 2018, and the chevy malibu class action law suite on "engine power being reduced". This can be very dangerous knowing it can get worse if the dealer does not fix this. I have only had my car barely coming up for a year. I need to have a reliable and safe car that i don't need to worry if this will happen again.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure
Number of Occurences
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateSTRATHMORE, CA
VIN pattern 1G1ZD5ST6JFXXXXXX
 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 purchase09/12/22
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
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 Vehicle speed
 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
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 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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