Approximately 177,300 model-year 2018 Chevrolet Malibu cars equipped with turbocharged 1.5-liter engines are being recalled due to software issues. An error in the engine control module software may disable the fuel injectors. This could prevent the engine from starting and/or cause a stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
Chevrolet manufacturer GM did not immediately announce an owner notification schedule. Owners can call Chevrolet at 800-630-2438 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will reprogram the engine control module software.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.