The North American based automaker Chevrolet has recently announced a recall for the Malibu because of a problem with the model’s rear suspension.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 8,519 units of the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to get the problem with the rear suspension fixed. The NHTSA says that the affected vehicles may have been assembled with rear suspension cradles which had insufficient torque applied to some bolts and this might range from slight noises to a loss in the car’s control.
The problem has been identified by General Motors back in December 2012 after a test fleet driver has “spotted” it and then tracked it to the improperly torque bolts. Chevy dealers have been informed and will fix the problems free of charge. The affected 2013 Chevrolet Malibu have been produced between the 6th of December, 2011 and the 15th of January, 2013. No reports on crashes or injuries, related to this problem, have been received yet. If you own a Chevy Malibu produced between the two dates mentioned above you should contact your local Chevrolet dealership.
by Cristian Gnaticov
) - Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 - filed under Chevrolet
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