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MSRP: $21,995 - $29,700
Invoice: $21,225 - $28,067
MPG: 22 City / 34 Hwy
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2013 Chevrolet Malibu Recalls & Reliability

Recalls

There has been 1 safety recall issued from NHTSA.

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARERecall Date: 05/17/2012
  • Summary: GENERAL MOTORS (GM) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013 CHEVROLET MALIBU VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM OCTOBER 24, 2011, THROUGH MARCH 31, 2012. AFTER AN EVENT OF HARD BRAKING, THE SENSING AND DIAGNOSTIC MODULE (SDM) MAY RESET ITSELF.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 4,304
  • Consequence: IF THIS OCCURS DURING AN AGGRESSIVE TURNING MANEUVER, AND THEN AFTERWARDS A POTENTIAL VEHICLE ROLLOVER EVENT IS SENSED, THE ROOF RAIL AIRBAG MAY UNINTENTIONALLY DEPLOY. ADDITIONALLY, THE AIR BAGS AND/OR SEATBELT PRETENSIONERS MAY NOT DEPLOY DURING A SEVERE CRASH, INCREASING THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY.
  • Remedy: GM WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE SDM. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 13, 2012.
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 12V224000

Reliability

Our reliability score is based on the J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) rating or, if unavailable, the J.D. Power Predicted Reliability rating.

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Warranty

The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu is covered by a three-year/36,000-mile limited warranty and a five-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. Rust protection is provided for six years or 100,000 miles. Roadside assistance and courtesy transportation are included for five years or 100,000 miles. This warranty coverage is typical among affordable midsize cars.

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