Chevrolet Malibu Vehicles Recalled Due to Defective Memory Chip

The issue may affect the anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control, increasing the risk of a crash

Chevrolet Malibu Vehicles Recalled Due to Defective Memory Chip
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May 26, 2016

General Motors (GM) has announced a recall for vehicles due to the presence of faulty electronics.

The automobile manufacturer is recalling certain model year 2016 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles. The memory chip in the electronic brake control module (EBCM) may fail and cause the loss of electronically controlled brake systems including anti-lock brakes (ABS) and electronic stability control (ESC).

If the EBCM fails, the primary braking system will still function, however, the loss of ABS and ESC increase the risk of a crash.

About 65 vehicles are impacted by this announcement.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will install a replacement EBCM, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on June 10, 2016.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Chevrolet customer service at (800) 222-1020.