General Motors is recalling almost 15,000 2013 Chevrolet Malibu sedans to check for faulty wiring harnesses that could cause fires. General Motors is also recalling 44,406 2014 Malibus sedans to check an issue that could cause defrosters to malfunction. 2013 Malibus have an option to be equipped with optional power front seats and GM said the wiring harness could wear against the seat frame, which could result in sparking, melted wiring, smoke, etc.
GM is aware of two fires in unattended vehicles. No crashes or injuries are related to the condition. This recall covers 14,909 vehicles in the U.S., 13 in Canada, and 7 in Mexico.
The 2014 Malibus may have issues with the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system. If the defroster is not working, then the drivers may not be able to clear the windshield. No crashes, injuries, or complaints were made due to the condition. This recall covers 42,696 vehicles in the U.S., 1,034 in Canada and 676 in Mexico.