We’re only a few days into the second month of the year and there have already been several auto recalls, which does seem to be a little alarming. The latest is a fresh round of GM recalls, which consists of the 2011-2013 Chevrolet Malibu and can cause a range of issues. There are said to be just over 8,500 units affected by this recall.
Those Chevrolet Malibu’s affected were built between December 6, 2011 and January 15, 2013. The reason behind the recall is due to the fact that several units could have been assembled incorrectly, such as not the right amount of torque applied when doing up bolts on the suspension. This could lead to several issues from just a minor noise being heard from losing control of the vehicle altogether.
This is a pretty new issue that was first noticed last December thanks to the GM test fleet – just glad it was noticed. It did not take them long to find the fault on the suspension cradle, although it’s worth noting that the assembly was from one of GM’s suppliers.
We’re still waiting for the NHTSA to announce an official recall, although this might not happen because it has only affected certain models and General Motors is already on top of the issue. We’re told that dealers will fix the problem with the Chevrolet Malibu free of charge, and from what we know should not take too long to rectify.