Although the Chevrolet Cobalt (as with the Saturn Ion and Sky, and Pontiac G5 and Solstice) splashed all across news headlines due to fatal crashes stemming from faulty ignition switches, the Malibu nameplate, as well as the Pontiac G6 and the Saturn Aura, have been the cars filling the repair centers. Because while Delta platform vehicles such as the Cobalt make up 2.15 million of the General Motors recalls, the Epsilon vehicles, like the Malibu, consist of twice that amount, based on a list GM released today.
Just under 2.2 million Cobalts were potentially affected by faulty ignition switches across all years affected. The Malibu’s woes affect as many as 2.5 million, according to The Wall Street Journal. Problems include power steering, transmission, air conditioning, and brake light issues, and spans across three generations of the nameplate, all the way to 2004 model-year. Of which, most recalls seem to revolve around the 04-07 model years, but analysts fret that GM’s torrent of recalls is far from over.