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Chevrolet Recalls 2013 Malibu Eco for Airbag Deployment Issue

Airbags could go off unexpectedly in some models

May 25 2012, 2:00pm CDT | by

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Chevrolet Recalls 2013 Malibu Eco for Airbag Deployment Issue
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Chevrolet Recalls 2013 Malibu Eco for Airbag Deployment Issue

Chevrolet has announced a recall on the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco model due to a potential problem with a sensor in the airbag assembly. The issue with the sensor poses the potential that the airbag might employee unexpectedly. In instances where the brakes are applied abruptly the vehicle sensing and diagnostic module could possibly reset itself.

If the resetting process was to take place before an abrupt turn, the vehicle sensors could possibly mistake the turn as a rollover and deploy the roof rail airbags. I've seen videos online of the Chevrolet Camaro at a drift event where the sensors mistakenly thought the car was rolling over and deployed airbags. The Malibu models covered in the recall were built between October 24, 2011 and March 31 of 2012. 4304 units are covered in recall and a campaign will start on June 1.


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Source: The Record

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Silver Alert issued for missing 82-year-old

Source: Fox 29 San Antonio

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HOUSTON -- A Silver Alert has been issued for a missing Harris County woman.The Harris County Sheriff's Office is searching for 82-year-old Ernestine King. King, who has been diagnosed with a cognitive impairment, was last seen at 7:30 P.M. on Monday, April 14th at 19311 Gagelake Lane in Houston, driving a blue, 2007 Chevrolet Malibu with TX License P ...
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First drive: 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Source: Driving Canada

The 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, a nameplate that’s been around since 1964, takes Chevy’s mid-sized sedan upmarket yet again. Following on from its total revamp in 2013, the ’14 model receives upgrades including a new front fascia, improved handling and a revised engine lineup to go along with a neat new interior feature. All are as a direct result of customer feedback. While the stylistic change up front is modest (it brings the Malibu more in line with the Impala’s look ...
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Ford Fusion

Source: Ford F150 Reviews

The Ford Fusion is a mid-size sedan with a stylish design and enjoyable driving dynamics. It’s a better driver’s car than the Chevrolet Malibu, Toyota Camry, and the Honda Accord. It has more drivetrain choices than its competitors, too. These include a plug-in hybrid, three different four-cylinder options—two are Ford’s... ...
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Bullet Hits Car Window As Mother, Son Tour College Campus

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Source: Driving Canada

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Source: Driving Canada   Full article at: Driving Canada 1 week ago, 8:17pm CDT

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Chevrolet Malibu

Source: Dodge Reviews

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