2013-2015 Chevrolet Malibu Recalled For Sunroof Switch Glitch

March 25, 2015

General Motors has issued a recall for 2013-2015 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles that came equipped with sunroofs. According to Detroit News, the switch that's used to open and close those sunroofs is overly sensitive, which could lead to pinched fingers -- or worse.

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Sound familiar? It should. It's the same problem that led to the recall of nearly 70,000 Cadillac ATS vehicles from the 2013-2015 model years last month. In both models, the sunroof switches fail to meet federal standards, which set the level of force required to activate them. 

In the case of the ATS, the fix was somewhat complicated, because the sunroof switch wasn't recessed. That meant that GM had to create a trim panel to encase it, reducing the chance that it might be tapped accidentally.

In the Malibu, it's a bit simpler. The roof-mounted switch will be recalibrated so that its one-touch open/close feature is more difficult to activate. The control module will also be reprogrammed.

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The recall affects nearly 92,000 Malibu vehicles, most of which are registered in the U.S. and Canada. When owners receive a recall notice by mail, they'll be able to take their vehicles to a Chevrolet dealer, who'll carry out the fix, free of charge.

If you own one of these vehicles and have further questions, you're encouraged to contact Chevrolet customer service at 800-222-1020. 

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