GM has started a voluntary production emission recall for certain examples of the 2022 model year Chevy Malibu mid-size sedan over an issue related to the engine control module and factory high-pressure fuel pump.
The problem: this voluntary emissions recall applies to certain 2022 Chevy Malibu models with the turbocharged 1.5L LYX I-4 gasoline engine. In affected vehicles, the engine control module could set a diagnostic trouble code for the high pressure fuel pump, even though there is no actual malfunction with the pump.
The hazards: this is an emissions recall, so the problem does not pose a safety hazard to the driver or vehicle occupants. However, vehicles with a diagnostic trouble code for the high pressure fuel pump may be placed into a low engine power mode, which can affect the performance of the vehicle.
The fix: dealers will be instructed to reprogram the engine control module of affected vehicles. These repairs will be performed at no cost to the vehicle owner.
Affected components: engine control module.
Number of affected vehicles: GM did not say how many Chevy Malibu vehicles are affected by this problem.
Owners should: GM will notify owners of affected vehicles and instruct them to make an appointment with their dealer. If owners are unsure whether or not their vehicle is affected by this recall, they can visit my.gm.com/recalls and type in their VIN to see any open emission recalls or other actions that may be active on it. This problem only affects Chevy Malibu equipped with the turbo 1.5L I-4 engine and now the optional turbo 2.0L LTG I-4 engine.
- GM recall number: N222370150
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