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A car produced by Chevrolet.  Originally the name Malibu was used by Chevrolet as a trim designation on the Chevelle starting in 1964, and for the 1978 redesign the Malibu replaced the Chevelle as the model name.

The Chevrolet Malibu was the car of 1977 NASCAR Winston Cup (the series that would eventually become Sprint Cup) driver's champion Cale Yarborough.

When the Malibu was redesigned for the 2004 and 2008 model years Chevrolet continued to produce the previous generation Malibus for fleet purchase as the Chevrolet Classic.


History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Chevrolet Malibu page on 24 September 2017, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Chevrolet Malibu is a mid-size car manufactured and marketed by Chevrolet from 1964 to 1983 and since 1997. The Malibu began as a trim-level of the Chevrolet Chevelle, becoming its own model line in 1978. Originally a rear-wheel-drive intermediate, GM revived the Malibu nameplate as a front-wheel-drive car in 1997.

Named after the city of Malibu, California, the Malibu was marketed primarily in North America, with the eighth generation introduced globally.

First generation (1964–1967)

The first Malibu was a top-line subseries of the mid-sized Chevrolet Chevelle from 1964 to 1972. Malibus were generally available in a full range of bodystyles including a four-door sedan, two-door Sport Coupe hardtop, convertible and two-seat station wagon. Interiors were more lavish than lesser Chevelle 300 and 300 Deluxe models thanks to patterned cloth and vinyl upholstery (all-vinyl in convertibles and station wagons), deep-twist carpeting, deluxe steering wheel and other items. The Malibu SS was available only as a two-door Sport Coupe hardtop or convertible and added bucket seats, center console (with optional four-speed manual or Powerglide transmissions), engine gauges and special wheelcovers, and offered with any six-cylinder or V8 engine offered in other Chevelles - with the top option being a 300 hp (224 kW; 304 PS) 327 cu in (5.4 L) in 1964.

For 1965, Malibus and other Chevelles received new grilles and revised tail sections and had the exhaust pipes replaced but carried over the same basic styling and bodystyles from 1964. The Malibu and Malibu SS models continued as before with the SS featuring a blacked-out grille and special wheelcovers. Top engine option was now a 350 hp (261 kW; 355 PS) 327 cu in (5.4 L) V8.

The Malibu SS was replaced in 1966 by a new Chevelle SS-396 series that included a big-block 396 cu in (6.5 L) V8 engine, heavy duty suspension and other performance equipment. Other SS-396 equipment was similar to Malibu Sport Coupes and convertibles including an all-vinyl bench seat. Bucket seats and console with floor shift were now optional on the SS and for 1966 with the SS now denoting a car with a big-block engine, the bucket seats became a new option on the regular Malibu Sport Coupe and convertible, upon which any six-cylinder or small-block V8 could be ordered. Also new for 1966 was the Chevelle Malibu four-door Sport Sedan hardtop. Styling revisions on all 1966 Chevelles including more rounded styling similar to the full-sized Chevrolets with sail panels and tunneled rear windows featured on two-door hardtop coupes.

For 1967, the same assortment of bodystyles were continued with styling changes similar to all other Chevelles including a new grille and revised tail section with taillights that wrapped around to the side. New this year was a Chevelle Malibu Concours station wagon with simulated woodgrain exterior side panel trim. Front disc brakes were a new option along with a stereo 8-track tape player. The same assortment of drivetrains carried over from 1966 with the top 327 cu in (5.4 L) V8 dropped from 350 to 325 hp (261 to 242 kW; 355 to 330 PS).

Second generation (1968–1972)

Malibus and all other Chevelles were completely restyled for 1968 with semi-fastback rooflines on two-door hardtops and wheelbases split to 112 inches (2,800 mm)} on two-door models and 116 for four-door sedans and station wagons. Engine offerings included a new 307 cu in (5.0 L) V8 rated at 200 hp (149 kW; 203 PS) that replaced the 283 cu in (4.6 L) V8 that had served as the base V8 since the Chevelle's introduction in 1964. Inside was a new instrument panel featuring round gauges in square pods similar to what would appear in Camaros the following year. New for 1968 was the Concours luxury option for Malibu sedans and coupes that included upgraded cloth or vinyl bench seats, carpeted lower door panels, woodgrain trim on dash and door panels, a center console and floor shifter (only with the hardtop and convertible, which was shared with the SS396) and Concours nameplates. There was again a top-line Concours Estate wagon with simulated woodgrain trim that had the same interior and exterior appointments as the Malibu sedans.

New grilles and rear decks with revised taillights highlighted the 1969 Malibus and other Chevelles. Instrument panels were revised and front seat headrests were now standard equipment due to federal safety mandate. The ignition switch moved from the instrument panel to the steering column and also doubled as a steering wheel lock. The 307 continued as the base V8, but the 327 engines were replaced by new 350 cu in (5.7 L) V8s of 255 and 300 hp (190 and 224 kW; 259 and 304 PS). GM's three-speed Turbo Hydra-Matic transmission, previously only offered on SS-396 Chevelles (RPO M40), was now available on all models with all engines (THM400s were used with the 396 while the THM350 (RPO M38) first introduced with the Camaro and Nova) was phased in with the small blocks optioned, including the six-cylinder and small-block V8s which in previous years were only available with the two-speed Powerglide. A police package Chevelle 300 (pillared 4 door sedan) was available for the 1969 model year which came with the L35 code 396 - it was built in few numbers when the Chrysler Corporation held the market for its law enforcement orders. Some 1964 and 1965 Chevelle 300s came with the BO7 police package but was powered with the inline six.

For 1970, the Malibu was initially the only series of Chevelle offered, aside from the SS-396 and new SS-454, as the low-line 300 and 300 Deluxe models were discontinued for the USA market (it continued in Canada until 1972), which also eliminated the two-door pillared coupes from the Chevelle lineup – which were never included in the Malibu series. New grilles, rear decks with taillights moved into the bumper and revised Sport Coupe roofline highlighted this year's changes. The standard six-cylinder engine was punched up from 230 cu in (3.8 L) to 250 cu in (4.1 L) and 155 hp (116 kW; 157 PS), while the same assortment of V8s carried over with the addition of a 330 hp (246 kW; 335 PS), 400 cu in (6.6 L) V8 on non-SS Chevelles. At mid-year, the Malibu was rejoined by lower-line Chevelle models that were simply called the base Chevelle in both four-door sedans and two-door hardtops.

In 1971, Malibus and all other Chevelles got a new grille surrounded by single headlamps replacing the duals of previous years, and four round taillights similar to Camaros and Corvettes were located in the bumper. All engines were detuned to use lower-octane unleaded gasoline this year per GM corporate policy as a first step toward the catalytic converter-equipped cars planned for 1975 and later models which would require no-lead fuel.

Only new grilles highlighted the 1972 Malibu and other Chevelles. All bodystyles were carried over from 1971, but 1972 would be the final year for hardtops and convertibles as the redesigned Chevelles originally planned for this year, but delayed until 1973, would feature Colonnade styling with side pillars and frameless door windows. The 1972 Chevelle was also ordered with the police package which used RPO 9C1 (which became the default SEO (service option) code for subsequent Chevrolet PPV packages).

Third generation (1973–1977)

The Malibu was redesigned for the 1973 model year. Models included the base Chevelle Deluxe, mid-range Malibu and the top-line Laguna. For 1974, the Deluxe was dropped, and the Malibu became the entry-level Chevelle. The Laguna trim package was replaced with the Malibu Classic that had the unusual arrangement for that time of 4 square headlights and made its way to the dealers in the 1976 model year, offering the Chevrolet built inline six 250 CID as the base engine. The Laguna S-3 model was introduced to replace the SS, and continued through 1976.

Fourth generation (1978–1983)

For the 1978 model year, the Malibu name, which had been the bestselling badge in the lineup, replaced the Chevelle name. This was Chevrolet's second downsized nameplate, following the lead of the 1977 Chevrolet Caprice. The new, more efficient platform was over a foot shorter and had shed 500 to 1,000 pounds (230 to 450 kg) compared to previous versions, yet offered increased trunk space, leg room, and head room. Only two trim levels were offered - Malibu and Malibu Classic. The Malibu Classic Landau series had a two-tone paint job on the upper and lower body sections, and a vinyl top. This generation introduced the Chevrolet 90° V6 family of engines, with the 200 CID (3.3 L) V6 as the base engine for the all new 1978 Chevrolet Malibu, along with the 229 CID (3.8 L) V6 and the 305 CID (5.0 L) Chevy built V8 as options.

Three bodystyles were produced (station wagon, sedan, and coupe), and the design was also used as the basis for the El Camino pickup truck with its own chassis. The sedan initially had a conservative six-window notchback roofline. This was in contrast to the unusual fastback rooflines adopted by Oldsmobile and Buick divisions which would later revert a more formal pillar style. To increase rear seat hip room (and encourage more orders for the high-profit air conditioner), the windows in the rear doors of four-door sedans were fixed, while the wagons had small moveable vents. With the rear window regulators no longer required, Chevrolet was able to recess the door arm rests into the door cavity, resulting in a few extra inches of rear seat room. Customers complained about the lack of rear seat ventilation. No doubt this design contributed to the number of factory air conditioning units sold with the cars, to the benefit of General Motors and Chevrolet dealers. For the 1981 model year, sedans adopted a four-window profile and "formal" pillared upright roofline. The two-door coupe was last produced in this year, as the Monte Carlo assumed the market position held by the 2-door coupe. For 1982 the Malibu was facelifted with more squared-off front styling marked by quad headlights with long, thin turn signals beneath them. The look was very reminiscent of the also recently facelifted Chevrolet Caprice. For 1983, Malibus gained a block-style "Malibu" badge on the front fenders to replace the cursive-style script located on the rear quarter panels of previous model years.

The four-door Malibu was commonly used in fleet service, especially for law enforcement. After the Chevrolet Nova ceased production in 1979, the mid-sized 9C1 police version (not to be confused with the full-size Chevrolet Impala 9C1 which was also available) was transferred to the Malibu, filling a void for the mid-sized police patrol cars. A 9C1-equipped Malibu with an LT-1 Z-28 Camaro engine driven by E. Pierce Marshall placed 13th of 47 in the 1979 Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, better known as the Cannonball Run.

There was no factory Malibu SS option available from 1980. The SS only came in the El Camino. The very rare 1980 Malibu M80 was a dealer package for only North and South Carolina in an effort to revive the muscle car era. It was, however, mostly aimed at NASCAR fans who regularly traveled to Darlington Raceway. To this day, the number actually produced is unknown; estimates place this around 1,901 cars. All M80s had to be white with dark blue bucket seats and center console interior. The base of the M80 was a two-door sport coupe equipped with the F41 Sport Suspension package and the normal V8 (140 hp) drive train. The M80 option added two dark blue skunk stripes on top and a lower door stripe with the M80 identification. The package also added front and rear spoilers and 1981 steel rally wheels (sourced from the 1980 Monte Carlo).

In Mexico, General Motors produced this generation in the Ramos Arizpe plant, which was sold during three years (1979 to '81). Mexican versions came in three trim levels (Chevelle, Malibu and Malibu Classic) and two body styles (sedan and coupe) with the 250 cu in (4.1 L) I-6 as basic engine and the 350 cu in (5.7 L) 260 hp (194 kW) V-8 as the optional; this engine was standard on Malibu Classic models during those three years. This was possible because the Mexican emissions regulations remained relatively free at the time.

Fifth generation (1997–2005)

A new front-wheel drive Malibu was introduced in 1997 on an extended wheelbase version of the GM N platform shared with the Buick Skylark, Oldsmobile Achieva, Oldsmobile Alero, and Pontiac Grand Am. All N-body Malibus were produced at the Oklahoma City Assembly plant (after 2002 it was retooled to build the GMT360 SUVs) and the Wilmington Assembly plant (1997 to 1999), before moving production to Lansing, Michigan. The Wilmington plant was retooled to build the Saturn L-Series in 1999. The Oldsmobile Cutlass was a rebadged, slightly more upscale version of the Malibu, produced from 1997 – 1999. It was intended as a placeholder model to fill the gap left by the discontinuation of the aging Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera, before the all-new Alero arrived in 1999. The Malibu itself replaced the compact Chevrolet Corsica. Power came from a 2.4 L 150 hp (112 kW) I4 or 3.1 L 155 hp (116 kW) V6. The Malibu was Motor Trend magazine's Car of the Year for 1997; this was later criticized by Car and Driver in 2009, citing that the Malibu was insufficiently distinguishable in terms of performance or interior quality to warrant such praise in hindsight.

The 1997 to 1999 Malibus had a front grille with the Malibu logo in silver in the center; 2000 to 2003 models, and the Classic, had the blue Chevrolet emblem on the front grille. The 1997 to 1999 LS models were sometimes equipped with special gold-colored badges (the rear Malibu lettering and logo).

When a new Malibu was introduced on the Epsilon platform for 2004, the N-body Malibu was renamed Chevrolet Classic and remained in production for the 2004 and 2005 model years, being restricted to rental car companies and fleet orders.

Sixth generation (2004–2008)

The Malibu name was moved to the new Epsilon platform based on the 2002 Opel Vectra C for 2004. The Epsilon-based Malibu came in two bodystyles, a standard 4-door sedan and a 5-door Malibu Maxx hatchback (the first mid-size Chevrolet hatchback since the 1989 Chevrolet Corsica). The Malibu Maxx has a fixed glass roof panel over the rear seats with a retractable sunshade, and an optional glass panel sunroof over the front seats.

Base power for the sedan came from a 2.2 L Ecotec L61 I4 producing 144 hp (108 kW). LS and LT trim sedans and Maxx models originally came with a 3.5 L 201 hp (149 kW) High Value LX9 V6. SS sedan and Maxx models were powered by the 3.9 L 240 hp (179 kW) High Value LZ9 V6. For 2007, the LX9 was replaced with the LZ4 V6, which in the Malibu produced 217 hp (162 kW). The L61 Ecotec was also updated for the 2007 model year with many improvements. A remote starter was also available, which was introduced on several other GM vehicles for 2004.

This generation of the Malibu initially debuted with a front fascia design featuring a wide grille split horizontally by a prominent chrome bar that ran the entire width of the car, which was intended to make it resemble Chevrolet's trucks. However, for 2006, the front end was updated with more conventional styling: the chrome bar was removed, and the grille itself was made smaller, bearing a resemblance to the grille on the previous Malibu. The car also added GM badges near the front doors.

The Malibu Maxx was discontinued for 2008. However, the Malibu sedans remained in production for fleet orders for the 2008 model year. GM refers to these models as the Chevrolet Malibu Classic. The cars themselves bear Malibu badges, unlike the past generation Classic. In 2006, Motor Trend blogs editor-in-chief Angus MacKenzie said of the 2004 Chevrolet Malibu: "The Chevy Malibu – fundamentally the same car [as the Opel Vectra] – had all the sex appeal of a wet Tuesday afternoon in Cleveland."

Seventh generation (2008–2012)

The Malibu was redesigned for the 2008 model year by Bryan Nesbitt, under the direction of GM Vice Chairman Robert Lutz—who was determined to make the nameplate competitive with Japanese mid-size cars. Extensive engineering and design went into the remodel. This generation of Malibu came in many trim levels: the Base (2008 only) (1SB), the LS 1LS (or 1FL for fleet models 2011 and 2012), the LT 1LT (or 2FL for fleet models 2011 and 2012), the Hybrid (2008 and 2009 only), and the LTZ 1LZ. The top level LTZ was only installed with clear brake light lenses and red LED lights, while all other trim packages came with red colored lenses and conventional brake light bulbs.

The seventh generation Malibu is built on a revised version of the long-wheelbase Epsilon platform shared with the Saturn Aura, the Opel Signum, and Pontiac G6. It is assembled in Kansas City, Kansas. Overall, it is three inches (76 mm) longer, with a six inches (152 mm) longer wheelbase. Interior room remains mid-size, like the previous Malibus, and has been decreased from 101 cubic feet (2.9 m3) to 97.7 cubic feet (2.8 m3), despite having a longer wheelbase, although front legroom has increased from 41.9 in (1,064 mm) to 42.2 in (1,072 mm). Rear legroom has decreased from 38.5 in (978 mm) to 37.6 in (955 mm). The interior design has also been completely reworked, with a selection of two-tone color combinations (brick and tan two-tone), telescoping steering wheel, higher-quality materials and a twin-cowl dash design. Drag (Cd) is at 0.33.

Eighth generation (2012–2016)

The 2013 Malibu moved to GM Epsilon II platform and debuted in Asia in late 2011, followed by North America in 2012. The new Malibu became a global vehicle, replacing both the North American Malibu and GM Korea vehicles previously sold around the world. The Malibu was unveiled as a show car simultaneously at Auto Shanghai in China (written as "迈锐宝", Mai-Rui-Bao ), and on Facebook, on April 18, 2011. It was also shown at the New York International Auto Show in New York City later in April.

The eighth generation Malibu was available in the trim levels LS 1LS (not available for fleet-ordered models), the LT 1LT (this is the base model for fleet-ordered models), the LT 2LT, the ECO 1SB, the ECO 2SA, and the LTZ 1LZ. Both ECO models officially went on sale in the spring of 2012, with the gas-only models following in late summer 2012. The Turbo models followed in early 2013.

All models, aside from the LS 1LS, were equipped with a large touch-screen display using Chevrolet's MyLink and offering Pandora Internet Radio playback capabilities via a USB cable and an iPhone 4, 4S, or 5. SiriusXM Travel Link was also included on all navigation-equipped Malibu models.

Ninth generation (2016–present)

On April 1, 2015, Chevrolet unveiled a redesigned Malibu at the 2015 New York Auto Show, which went on sale in late 2015 as a 2016 model. The updated Malibu features a sleeker, yet larger design similar to its full size sister Impala. Its wheelbase has been stretched close to four inches, creating more interior space; but the fuel efficiency is improved, as it is nearly 300 pounds lighter than the eighth generation model it is replacing. The 2016 Malibu comes in four trims: L, LS, LT, and Premier (replacing the LTZ trim).

The Malibu features an all-new, LFV Ecotec 1.5L turbo that is standard, while a 2.0L turbocharged engine is offered as an optional feature. No six-cylinders are offered from now. Other new features on the ninth-generation Malibu that were introduced for the 2016 model year include available OnStar 4G LTE in-vehicle connectivity, as well as available wireless phone charging, preventive safety technologies including ten standard air bags featuring forward collision avoidance system rear cross traffic alerts, and an optional automatic parking assist. It features Forward Collision Alert with Following Distance Indicator, Adaptive Cruise Control with Front Automatic Braking, and Front Pedestrian Alert with last-second automatic braking. It is also installed with start-stop ignition once the engine is at operating temperature and the brake is applied while the vehicle is stopped.

The 2016 Malibu features a first for the automotive industry, a teen driver feature, which allows parents to view their kids' driving statistics, such as maximum speed, warning alerts and more. In order to operate the vehicle a parent enables the feature with a PIN in the settings menu of the Malibu's MyLink system, which allows them to register their teen's key fob. The system's settings are turned on only to registered key fobs. This technology also mutes the radio until the seat belts are buckled. The 2016 Malibu comes equipped with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Capability features. However, only one of their phone brands at any one time can be used.

A few months ahead of the 2016 model arriving in dealerships, Chevrolet announced that the Malibu had hit a milestone, with more than 10 million sold worldwide since the car was introduced 51 years earlier. China and South Korea are currently the only two countries outside of North America where the 2016 Malibu is sold.

The ninth generation Malibu offers a full hybrid model for the first time, featuring a 1.8L four-cylinder engine mated to a two-motor drive unit, providing additional power to assist the engine during acceleration for 182 horsepower of total system power. An Exhaust Gas Heat Recovery system allows the engine and cabin to warm up during winter conditions, while an 80-cell, 1.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack provides electric power to the hybrid system, powering the Malibu Hybrid up to 55 mph (89 km/h) on electricity alone, while the gasoline-powered engine automatically comes on at higher speeds and loads to provide additional power. The Malibu Hybrid uses a transmission ("two motor drive unit" in GM terms) similar to the second generation Chevrolet Volt, but a much smaller battery, no plug-in option and a different engine.


Multimedia

DateMedia or Collection Name & DetailsFiles
17 May 2012NHTSA NCAP Moving Deformable Barrier Side Impact Test: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu ECO 1SA
MGA Research Corporation for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

NCAP Test Page
- 11 clips, 5:41 total


Photographs

1979 Chevrolet Malibu Classic Wagon Custom 1979 Classic
Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
2009 FITE Center for Independent Living Car Show
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1979 Chevrolet Malibu Classic Wagon Custom 1979 Classic
Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
2009 FITE Center for Independent Living Car Show
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1979 Chevrolet Malibu Classic Wagon Custom 1979 Classic
Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
2009 FITE Center for Independent Living Car Show
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1979 Chevrolet Malibu Classic Wagon Custom 1979 Classic
Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
2009 FITE Center for Independent Living Car Show
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1979 Chevrolet Malibu Classic Wagon Custom 1979 Classic
Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
2009 FITE Center for Independent Living Car Show
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1979 Chevrolet Malibu Classic Wagon Custom 1979 Classic
Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
2009 FITE Center for Independent Living Car Show
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1979 Chevrolet Malibu Classic Wagon Custom 1979 Classic
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
Green Street Cruise Night:  June 7, 2010
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Junior Company Chevrolet Malibu Junior Company
Photo ©2008 Bill Crittenden
June 21, 2008
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Chevrolet Malibu Trunk Padlocked Trunk lock repaired by padlock
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
August 28, 2010
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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LT 2005 Maxx LT
Photo © Bill Crittenden
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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LT 2005 Maxx LT
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2013 Chevrolet Malibu ECO 1SA - As Delivered Right Front 3-4 View of Test Vehicle NHTSA NCAP Moving Deformable Barrier Side Impact Test: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu ECO 1SA
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2013 Chevrolet Malibu ECO 1SA - As Delivered Left Rear 3-4 View of Test Vehicle NHTSA NCAP Moving Deformable Barrier Side Impact Test: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu ECO 1SA
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Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
November 1997Remote Depowered Air Bag Report
Vehicle - 1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 457KB - 8 pages
July 1998Redesigned Air Bag Special Study (RABSS)
SCI Technical Summary Report
RABSS Vehicle - 1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 165KB - 12 pages
July 1998Veridian On-Site Redesigned Air Bag Investigation
Vehicle: 1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 253KB - 15 pages
classified date 2000Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS, 4-door sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 35.7MB - 102 pages
classified date 2001Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS, 4-door sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 3.9MB - 106 pages
classified date 2002Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS, 4-door sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 7.0MB - 133 pages
classified date 2002Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS, 4-door sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 5.8MB - 117 pages
16 September 2003Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS No. 110(Indicant): Tire Selection and Rims
2003 Chevrolet Malibu Passenger Car
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1.3MB - 25 pages
13 April 2004Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 135: Passenger Car Brake Systems
2004 Chevrolet Malibu LS, 4-Door Sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1.9MB - 73 pages
11 June 2004Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 207: Seating Systems
2004 Chevrolet Malibu 4 Door Sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 18.3MB - 159 pages
30 June 2004Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 111: Rearview Mirrors (Other Than School Buses)
2004 Chevrolet Malibu 4 Door Sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 3.3MB - 69 pages
1 July 2004Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 118: Power-Operated Window, Partition, And Roof Panel Systems
2004 Chevrolet Malibu 4 Door Sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 0.9MB - 31 pages
30 July 2004Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 104: Windshield Wiping and Washing Systems
2004 Chevrolet Malibu, Passenger Car
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1.9MB - 32 pages
1 September 2004Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS No. 110: Tire Selection and Rims
2004 Chevrolet Malibu, Passenger Car
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 9.3MB - 54 pages
13 September 2004Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS No. 103: Windshield Defrosting and Defogging Systems
2004 Chevrolet Malibu, Passenger Car
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1.7MB - 34 pages
14 September 2004Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 214S: Side Impact Protection (Static)
2004 Chevrolet Malibu, Passenger Car
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 12.1MB - 56 pages
17 June 2005Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 201: Rigid Pole Side Impact Test
2005 Chevrolet Malibu
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 19.8MB - 144 pages
February 2006Advanced Occupant Protection System Investigation / Vehicle to Object
2005 Chevrolet Malibu
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 2,956KB - 22 pages
March 2007On-Site Not-in-Traffic Surveillance Back Over Investigation
Vehicle - 2006 Chevrolet Malibu LS
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1,627KB - 21 pages
October 2007On-Site Child Safety Seat Investigation
Vehicle - 2001 Chevrolet Malibu
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 716KB - 21 pages
September 2008On-Site Certified Advanced 208-Compliant Vehicle Investigation
Vehicle - 2007 Chevrolet Malibu LS
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 3,454KB - 24 pages
29 May 2008Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS No. 114: Theft Protection and Rolloway Prevention
2008 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Four-Door Sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 6.0MB - 40 pages
5 June 2008Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 301R: Fuel System Integrity - Rear Impact
2008 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid 4-Door Sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 2.8MB - 38 pages
5 June 2008Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 305: Electric Powered Vehicles: Electrolyte Spillage and Electrical Shock Protection
2008 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid 4-Door Sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 4.1MB - 55 pages
October 2008Calspan On-Site Child Restraint System Crash Investigation
Vehicle: 2000 Chevrolet Malibu
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 311KB - 17 pages
November 2008On-Site Child Safety Seat Investigation
Vehicle - 1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 2,062KB - 20 pages
7 November 2008Vehicle Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 208, Occupant Crash Protection; FMVSS 212, Windshield Mounting; FMVSS 219, Windshield Intrustion (Partial); FMVSS 301, Fuel System Integrity
2008 Chevrolet Malibu Passenger Car
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 30.4MB - 323 pages
19 December 2008Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 201: Occupant Protection in Interior Impact, Upper Interior Head Impact Protection
2009 Chevrolet Malibu
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 5.3MB - 170 pages
19 February 2009Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 201: Occupant Protection in Interior Impact
2009 Chevrolet Malibu
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1.3MB - 47 pages
12 June 2009Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 201: Rigid Pole Side Impact Test
2009 Chevrolet Malibu 1LS
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 6.9MB - 145 pages
May 2012Representative Letter
General Motors LLC
NHTSA Recall 12V460000

PDF
- 122KB - 2 pages
17 May 2012New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) FMVSS No. 305 Indicant Test
2013 Chevrolet Malibu ECO 1SA 4-Dr Sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 4.2MB - 44 pages
31 May 2012New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) Moving Deformable Barrier Side Impact Test
2013 Chevrolet Malibu ECO 1SA 4-Dr Sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 15.2MB - 212 pages
18 September 2012NHTSA Recall 12V460000
2008-2010 Chevrolet Malibu, 2008-2010 Pontiac G6, 2007-2010 Saturn Aura
Power Train:Automatic Transmission:Gear Position Indication (PRNDL)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
18 September 2012To: Nancy Lewis, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
From: Carmen Benavides, General Motors LLC
NHTSA Recall 12V460000

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20 September 2012The Transmission Shift Cable May Detach
From: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
To: Carmen Benavides, General Motors LLC
NHTSA Recall 12V460000

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December 2012Recall Bulletin: Shift Lever Indicator May Not Display Correct Gear
General Motors LLC
NHTSA Recall 12V460000

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- 461KB - 9 pages
2013Safety Recall Notice: Automatic Transmission Shift Cable
General Motors LLC
NHTSA Recall 12V460000

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- 131KB - 1 page
January 2013Recall Bulletin: Shift Lever Indicator May Not Display Correct Gear
General Motors LLC
NHTSA Recall 12V460000

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- 502KB - 10 pages
January 2013Recall Bulletin: Shift Lever Indicator May Not Display Correct Gear
General Motors LLC
NHTSA Recall 12V460000

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- 503KB - 10 pages
23 January 2013Quarterly Recall Progress Report
General Motors LLC
NHTSA Recall 12V460000

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- 123KB - 3 pages
25 April 2013Quarterly Recall Progress Report
General Motors LLC
NHTSA Recall 12V460000

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- 54KB - 3 pages
May 2013Recall Bulletin: Shift Lever Indicator May Not Display Correct Gear
General Motors LLC
NHTSA Recall 12V460000

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- 1.1MB - 12 pages
23 July 2013Quarterly Recall Progress Report
General Motors LLC
NHTSA Recall 12V460000

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- 76KB - 4 pages
22 October 2013Quarterly Recall Progress Report
General Motors LLC
NHTSA Recall 12V460000

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- 153KB - 4 pages
24 January 2014Quarterly Recall Progress Report
General Motors LLC
NHTSA Recall 12V460000

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- 75KB - 4 pages
20 February 201414V-092
To: Nancy Lewis, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
From: Carmen Benavides, General Motors LLC

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21 February 2014NHTSA Recall 14V092000 2014 Buick Enclave, 2014 Buick Lacrosse, 2014 Buick Regal, 2014 Buick Verano, 2014 Chevrolet Cruze, 2014 Chevrolet Impala, 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, 2014 Chevrolet Traverse, 2014 GMC Acadia
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
20 March 2014Broken Transmission Adjuster Cable/FMVSS 102/114
To: Carmen Benavides, General Motors LLC
From: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 50KB - 2 pages
25 April 2014Quarterly Recall Progress Report
General Motors LLC
NHTSA Recall 12V460000

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- 161KB - 4 pages
25 July 2014Quarterly Recall Progress Report
General Motors LLC
NHTSA Recall 12V460000

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- 85KB - 4 pages
December 2014Representative Letter
General Motors LLC
NHTSA Recall 12V460000

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- 179KB - 3 pages
10 December 2014Recall Quarterly Report
General Motors LLC
NHTSA Recall 12V460000

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- 28KB - 1 page
February 2015Recall Bulletin: Shift Lever Indicator May Not Display Correct Gear
General Motors LLC
NHTSA Recall 12V460000

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- 557KB - 12 pages
24 February 201512106D – Safety Recall: Shift Lever Indicator May Not Display Correct Gear, Revised Part Information Section
To: All GM Dealers
From: GM Customer Care and Aftersales
NHTSA Recall 12V460000

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Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
18 December 2000AutoLign Introduces Two New Bumper Fascia ApplicationsAutoLign
27 December 2007Chevy Malibu Challenging For Market SupremacyAnthony Fontanelle
21 October 2010General Motors, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential NoncomplianceFederal Register: NHTSA (Claude H. Harris)
6 January 2012McConnell Chevrolet Announces That the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco to Up Its Efficiency With eAssistMcConnell Chevrolet Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
17 September 2013General Motors, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential NoncomplianceFederal Register: NHTSA (Claude H. Harris)
15 July 2014General Motors, LLC, Denial of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential NoncomplianceNancy Lummen Lewis
2 March 2015General Motors, LLC; Ruling on Petition for Decision of Inconsequential NoncomplianceNancy Lummen Lewis
17 March 20162016 Edition 1964-77 Chevelle, El Camino/Malibu Restoration Parts CatalogOriginal Parts Group
24 March 20162016 Edition 1964-77 Chevelle, El Camino, Malibu Restoration Parts CatalogOriginal Parts Group
7 April 2016Posterscope USA, Lamar Advertising Debut Vehicle Recognition Technology in Customized Outdoor Campaign for Chevy MalibuLamar Advertising Company
24 September 20172017 Chevrolet Malibu LS: Heartland Cruiser Bill Crittenden


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