CHEVROLET MALIBU ECO 2013: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Make : CHEVROLET Model : MALIBU ECO Year : 2013
Build Dates : 2011-06-21 - 2012-11-15
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 13V173000
Date Owner's Notified: 2013-06-11 Date Received by ODI: 2013-05-06 Date Added to Database: 2013-05-06
Manufacturers Involved: General Motors LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 13136
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 42904
Summary:
      General Motors "GM" is recalling certain model year 2012 and 2013 Buick LaCrosse and Regal, and model year 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco vehicles equipped with eAssist. These vehicles may have a condition in which the Generator Control Module "GCM" may not function properly. This could cause a gradual loss of battery charge and the illumination of the malfunction indicator light.
Consequence:
      If the vehicle is continued to be driven, the engine may stall and/or the vehicle may not start. In addition, there may be a burning or melting odor, smoke, and possibly a fire in the trunk.
Remedy:
      GM will notify owners and dealers will test the GCM and replace it, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on June 11, 2013. Owners may contact GM at 1-800-521-7300. GM's recall campaign number is 13136.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.