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Chevrolet Recalls 2013 Malibu Eco for Airbag Deployment Issue

Airbags could go off unexpectedly in some models

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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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2-Year-Old Boy Injured When Struck By Bottle Of Water Thrown From Passing Car

Source: CBS Charlotte

LINCOLNTON, N.C. (AP) — The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office says a 2-year-old boy was injured when he was struck by a water bottle thrown from a passing vehicle. A statement from the sheriff’s office says deputies responded to a call from a man who told deputies that he and his son were walking on the side of the roadway when someone threw a water bottle from a late model Chevrolet Malibu. According to the stat ...
Source: CBS Charlotte   Full article at: CBS Charlotte Jul 17 2014, 2:44pm CDT


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Driver accused of throwing water bottle out window, injuring 2-year-old boy

Source: MyFox 8 WGHO

LINCOLN COUNTY, N.C. — Police are looking for a driver who they say threw a water bottle out of his car, striking a 2-year-old in the face in Lincoln County. According to WSOC, Mike Hudson told deputies he and his son were walking down Coral Drive when a white Chevrolet Malibu drove by. Hudson said the driver threw a water bottle out of the window, which hit his son in the face, causing a cuts to his face. The boy was taken to Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln f ...
Source: MyFox 8 WGHO   Full article at: MyFox 8 WGHO Jul 17 2014, 12:32pm CDT

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Why GM’s Auto Recalls Are Worse Than You Think

Source: The Market Oracle

Michael A. Robinson writes: I can still remember driving around as a kid in my dad’s Chevrolet sedan, one with tail fins. Later, we had a Pontiac Ventura, and my mom drove a Chevrolet Malibu. My first car in high school was a 1966 Pontiac Le Mans that I rebuilt myself. And my brother drove a Pontiac ...
Source: The Market Oracle   Full article at: The Market Oracle Jul 8 2014, 11:57pm CDT

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Prosecutor: Man Shot Dead In East Oakland Drug House Over Perceived Disrespect

Source: CBS San Francisco

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A prosecutor told jurors Monday that a man fatally shot another man at a drug house in East Oakland in 2012 because he thought that he had disrespected him. In his opening statement in the murder trial of Kenyus Walker, 35, in Alameda County Superior Court, prosecutor Glenn Kim said, “Billy Brooks apparently disrespected (Walker) and that’s why he got killed.” Kim said that although Brooks, 39, lived in Pittsburg at the time of his death, he had grown up near the house at 23 ...
Source: CBS San Francisco   Full article at: CBS San Francisco Jun 30 2014, 6:44pm CDT

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Men indicted on vehicular homicide charges

Source: Augusta Chronicle

Two men involved in unrelated fatal wrecks were indicted Tuesday by the Richmond County grand jury. Dameon Brigham, 26, faces charges of vehicular homicide, driving on the wrong side of the road and reckless driving. Sheriff investigators believe Brigham was racing his 1969 Chevrolet Malibu against a 1978 El Camino driven by Tikori Kemp, 27, on Bridwell Road on Feb. 23. Kemp died of injuries suffered when he crashed into a tree. Jose Armando Garcia-Valderas, 2 ...
Source: Augusta Chronicle   Full article at: Augusta Chronicle Jun 26 2014, 1:59pm CDT

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Highest-scoring American vehicles

Source: Consumer Reports

Highest-scoring American vehicles There are many ways to view the Consumer Reports Ratings to find the highest-rated vehicle in a given category or price range. But we get many questions from journalists and our readers regarding the best current American-branded vehicles. To answer that popular query, we sorted vehicles into 15 key categories. We found that Ford Motor Com ...
Source: Consumer Reports   Full article at: Consumer Reports Jun 24 2014, 4:59am CDT

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Drunk mom drove with kids atop car: cops


CROWLEY, Texas (PIX11) — A Texas mom picking up six children from a pool didn’t want to get her seats wet, so she made the kids sit on top of the car’s trunk, resulting in four of them tumbling off into the street. According to the Smoking Gun, Kisha Young, 38, was drunk when she made a sharp turn while the children, ages 8 to 14, were atop the car as she was making the one mile drive to her home. A 12-year-old girl who fell off the moving Chevrolet Malibu suffered a severe head injury, accordi ...
Source:   Full article at: Jun 19 2014, 4:57pm CDT

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Chrysler 200

Source: Mazda Reports

The Chrysler 200 is offered as either a mid-size sedan or convertible that replaces the Sebring. It competes with other popular cars like the Hyundai Sonata, Chevrolet Malibu, Ford Fusion, Toyota Camry, and the Honda Accord. For more on the 200, including pricing with options, see our full review of the 2014 Chrysler ...
Source: Mazda Reports   Full article at: Mazda Reports Jun 11 2014, 10:49pm CDT

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UW team builds muscular hybrid

Source: The Columbian

SEATTLE — On the outside, it's a basic, affordable, midsize Che ...
Source: The Columbian   Full article at: The Columbian May 31 2014, 8:00am CDT

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Subaru Legacy

Source: Hyundai Reports

The Subaru Legacy is a mid-size sedan with standard all-wheel drive and competes in two different areas of the segment. The entry-level model is a great all-weather alternative to cars like the Honda Accord, Chevrolet Malibu, and the Toyota Camry, but the turbocharged Legacy models compete with the Ford Fusion and Mazda6. The Legacy is new ...
Source: Hyundai Reports   Full article at: Hyundai Reports May 22 2014, 11:57pm CDT

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