General Motors is recalling the Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid due to an issue with the high voltage battery shut-off switch. The issue could cause the vehicle to stall after being serviced.
The defect: affected vehicles have a shut-off switch for the high voltage battery for use when servicing the vehicle. This manual service disconnect switch (MSD) may not be properly installed and thus may not lock into position, unexpectedly disconnecting the high-voltage power while driving, effectively stalling the vehicle.
The hazards: a vehicle stall increases the risk of a crash.
Affected vehicles: 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid.
Number of vehicles affected: 534 vehicles (United States figure).
The fix: GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the MSD and correct the installation, as necessary, free of charge.
Owners should: customers looking to find out if their vehicle is included in this Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid recall should visit recalls.gm.com. There, owners will be able to enter their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to see any open recalls as well as customer satisfaction programs. If the vehicle is part of the recall, customers should take it to a Chevrolet dealer.
Owners can also contact Chevrolet customer service with questions by using the following information.
Contacts & More Info:
- Chevrolet Customer Service: 1-800-222-1020
- GM recall number: 51230
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov
- NHTSA Recall Number: 16V521000