CHEVROLET MALIBU 2003: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
|Make : CHEVROLET||Model : MALIBU||Year : 2003|
|Build Dates : 0000-00-00 - 0000-00-00|
|NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 14V400000|
|Date Owner's Notified: 2014-09-08||Date Received by ODI: 2014-07-03||Date Added to Database: 2014-07-07|
|Manufacturers Involved: General Motors LLC|
|Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:|
|Manufacturer Campaign Number: 14350|
|Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION|
|Potential Number Of Units Affected : 5877718|
This defect can affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob "if applicable", should also be removed from the key ring. General Motors LLC "GM" notified the agency on July 3, 2014, that they are recalling 5,877,718 model year 2000-2005 Chevrolet Impala and Monte Carlo, 1997-2003 Chevrolet Malibu, 2004-2005 Malibu Classic, 1999-2004 Oldsmobile Alero, 1998-2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue, 1999-2005 Pontiac Grand Am and 2004-2008 Pontiac Grand Prix vehicles. In these models, the weight on the key ring and/or road conditions or some other jarring event may cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position, turning off the engine.
If the key is not in the run position, the air bags may not deploy if the vehicle is involved in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
GM will notify owners, and dealers will install two key rings and an insert in the key slot or a cover over the key head on all ignition keys, free of charge. The recall began on September 9, 2014. GM's number for this recall is 14350.
|Report Initiator: MFR||V Report|
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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.