The 1 800 LEMON LAW hotline is lighting up with distressed drivers complaining of a loss of power with their Chevrolet Malibu vehicles. Imagine driving a new Malibu on a busy highway, moving at a normal 60 mph, when suddenly you begin to notice your car’s loss of power, with the speed dropping lower and lower, eventually as low as 20mph. This Chevrolet Malibu loss of power problem could put drivers in a very dangerous situation if they aren’t able to get to the side of the road quickly.
It appears the Chevrolet Malibu loss of power issue is caused by a defect with the accelerator in newer models between 2016 and 2018, where GM is using a new electronic sensor in lieu of the mechanical components of older Malibu vehicles.
Law360 recently featured a story about Katrina Hutchinson, who was driving on the Washington Beltway in her new Chevy Malibu when she suddenly began to experience a loss of power. As her vehicle’s speed lowered to unsafe levels, her dashboard read “engine power is reduced” as she barely got herself to safety. This is a similar story to other Chevrolet Malibu clients who have called us for representation.
Mrs. Hutchinson soon went to her dealership to have her accelerator pedal position sensor replaced, only to experience the same problem again a year later. Unfortunately, despite multiple reports about this issue from forums, social media, and even National Highway Traffic Safety Administration complaints, the Chevrolet Malibu loss of power problem is still occurring and it does not appear the manufacturer has a steadfast solution.
If you are experiencing loss of power with your Chevrolet Malibu, make sure to go back to your GM dealership as soon as possible and that after each visit, you receive a detailed invoice outlining mileage in, mileage out, days out of service, complaint and fix. Once you have been back repetitively for the issue, or the car has been out of service an extended period of time, you may have rights under State and federal laws. Under these statutes, you could receive a full refund, a brand new car, or significant monetary compensation and best of all, the legal representation is 100% cost-free.
If you are experiencing any loss of power issues in your Chevrolet Malibu, fill out our Get Rid of Your Lemon form or call us at 1 800 LEMON-LAW (1 800 536 6652) to get back on the road to recovery. We will be happy to review your situation and determine if and how we can help.