GM recalls Malibus over faulty defrost and wiring

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(Nov. 16, 2013)– General Motors is recalling nearly 60,000 Chevy Malibu cars to fix window defrosters that may not work and power seat wiring that can catch fire.

More than 44,000 of those cars may have the defrost problem and are from the 2014 model year. GM says it’s due to a glitch in the computer that runs the ventilation system. It can revert back to the previous setting after the driver sets it to defrost.

GM is recalling another nearly 15,000 Malibus because wiring beneath the seats can catch fire. Cars with eight-way power front seats have wires that can rub against the seat frames, wearing away the insulation and causing a short circuit. Those are from the 2013 model year.

If you have a 2013 or 2014 Chevy Malibu, take it to a dealer to have it fixed at no cost to you.

The company says it doesn’t know of any crashes or injuries from either problem.