The Chevrolet Malibu emphasizes civilized road manners, quality construction and practicality, with clean, contemporary styling. The 2015 Malibu is available in three trim levels, the LS, LT, and LTZ. Two engines are standard for 2015, an ECOTEC direct-injected 196-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine featuring auto stop/start and a 259-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Both are backed by a six-speed automatic transmission. The LS comes with the 2.5-liter ECOTEC engine, while the LT and LTZ offer both depending on vehicle configuration. Standard safety features include 10 airbags, stability control, traction control, anti-lock brakes, and OnStar connectivity. Available features include a seven-inch touchscreen radio display, 4G and Wi-Fi hotspot capability and Chevrolet MyLink Touch with streaming audio. For 2015 the Malibu carries over with minor interior and exterior styling changes and the Eco trim has been discontinued.
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|MPG||25 City / 36 Hwy|
|Transmission||6-spd auto w/OD|
|Power||196 @ 6300 rpm|
ABS brakes automatically sense when a tire has stopped rotating under extreme braking, and will modulate the brake pressure to allow the tire to rotate. This increases the vehicles ability to turn while braking.
Stability control automatically senses when the vehicles handling limits have been exceeded and reduces engine power and/or applies select brakes to help prevent the driver from losing control of the vehicle.
Front-impact airbags for the driver and passenger have been designed to protect the head during a frontal crash.
Side impact airbags
Side impact airbags for the front and rear seats have been designed to protect the torso during a side impact collision.
Overhead airbags are used to protect the occupant's heads in the event of a side collision or rollover.
Knee airbags help to protect the occupants lower extremities from serious injury in the event of an accident.
Seatbelt pretensioners automatically tighten seatbelts to place the occupant in the optimal seating position during a collision.
The vehicle is equipped with a means of anticipating and/or detecting unwanted vehicle intrusion. The vehicle is equipped with an ignition disable device that will prevent the engine from starting if the correct original manufacturer key is not used.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID: 16V502000
RECALL DATE: 2016-07-05
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Buick Verano and 2016 Chevrolet Malibu as the electronic park lock lever may allow the ignition key to be removed without the transmission being in PARK. Also, certain 2013 Buick Encore, 2011 Buick Regal, 2013-2014 Buick Verano, 2011-2016 Chevrolet Cruze, 2010-2013 Chevrolet Equinox 2013-2015 Chevrolet Malibu, and 2011-2013 GMC Terrain vehicles may have been serviced with similar defective replacement electronic park lock levers. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 114, "Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention."
If the key is removed without the transmission in PARK, the vehicle may rollaway as occupants are exiting, increasing the risk of injury.
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and if necessary replace the key cylinder lock housing, free of charge. The recall began on October 14, 2016. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, Buick 1-800-521-7300, and GMC 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 50490 and 50491.
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
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