2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Recalled for Stalling Risk | Edmunds

2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Recalled for Stalling Risk

WASHINGTON — General Motors is recalling 534 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid sedans because of a problem with the hybrid propulsion system that could lead to a stalling risk, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"The affected vehicles have a shut-off switch for the high-voltage battery for use when servicing the vehicle," said the NHTSA in its recall summary. "This manual-service disconnect switch may not be properly installed and thus may not lock into position, unexpectedly disconnecting the high-voltage power while driving, effectively stalling the vehicle.

"A vehicle stall increases the risk of a crash."

There are no crashes or injuries linked to the recall, GM spokesman Tom Wilkinson told Edmunds.

The affected Malibu Hybrid sedans were built from October 27, 2015 to June 3, 2016.

Chevrolet dealers will inspect the manual-service disconnect switch and correct the installation. A date has not been set for the recall. Owners can contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020.

Edmunds says: Owners of these cars should wait for their official recall notice and then schedule a service appointment with their Chevrolet dealer. But if you have an immediate concern, it's best to contact your dealer now.

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