According to a recent revelation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a suspension issue in the 2013 model-year Chevrolet Malibu vehicles has prompted General Motors (GM) to announce the recall of the affected vehicles in the US and Canada.
The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu recall announced by GM affects nearly 8,520 vehicles in the US; along with nearly 1,060 models of the vehicle sold in Mexico, Canada and other countries.
As per the NHTSA, GM has issued the recall of the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles because the tightening of one or more of the rear suspension bolts of some of the affected vehicles has probably not been done properly. The faulty bolts of the affected vehicles can lead to a loss over the control of the vehicle; thereby increasing the potential risk of a crash.
With GM having already started notifying the affected 2013 Chevrolet Malibu owners about the recall, authorized dealers of Chevrolet vehicles have been asked to check the suspension bolts of the vehicles and retighten them, free of charge.
For the convenience of the affected Chevrolet Malibu owners who want to seek more information about the recall, GM has given a contact number: 800-630-2438; and has also said that the NHTSA's Vehicle Safety Hotline can be contacted at 888-327-4236. In addition, the affected owners can also visit the NHTSA online at the www. safercar. gov website.