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

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

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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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

Powertrain

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.

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.

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

Service 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.

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 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

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

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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