Chevrolet "bowtie" logo (revised in 2010).
General Motors is recalling certain model year 2013 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles, manufactured December 6, 2011, through January 15, 2013.
One or more rear suspension bolts may not have been tightened to the specified torque. This may lead to sudden changes in vehicle handling.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V024000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 8,519
General Motors recall number: 13008
Sudden changes in vehicle handling may increase the risk of a crash.
General Motors will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and retighten the bolts as necessary, free of charge. Owner notifications have already begun and will be completed shortly. Owners may contact General Motors at 1-800-521-7300.
Customers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to Safercar.
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