Chevrolet Malibu owners manuals
- Some owners of the new redesigned Malibu 2016 generation have reported decreased engine performance and a recurring check engine light. The pre-ignition is a known issue with the Malibu's 1.5-liter turbocharged engine causing misfires, piston failure, and low compression.
- The earlier Chevrolet Malibu generation (2013 to 2015) has received complaints from owners about wheel bearing failure, engine stalling, and power steering loss.
- The Malibu model from 2008 through 2012 generation has experienced complaints about power steering loss, along with complaints about damaged door locks, intermittent brake light issues, and transmission malfunction.
The Chevrolet Malibu is a mid-size vehicle produced and sold by Chevrolet from 1964 to 1983 and as 1997. The Malibu originated as a trim-level of the Chevrolet Chevelle, shifting to its model line in 1978. In 1997 GM resurrected the Malibu brand as a front-wheel-drive vehicle.
Called after the coastal community of Malibu, California, the Malibu was sold primarily in North America, the other generations launched globally. With the abandonment of the Chevrolet Impala in March 2020, the Malibu and the Sonic are the only sedans offered by Chevrolet in the U.S.A.
Similar to many mid-size family sedans, the Malibu offers different engines. Most Malibu models are equipped by a 163-hp turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine in front wheels drive paired with a normal six-speed automatic. A turbocharged 2.0-liter four-engine is available to the Premier trim delivering 250 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.