2018 Chevrolet Malibu fuel injector issues are forcing GM to recall a little over 177,000 model year 2018 cars equipped with 1.5-liter turbo engines.
General Motors says software problems can cause the fuel injectors to become disabled.
The Malibu may stall without warning while driving and the disabled fuel injectors will prevent the engine from starting.
General Motors says it's possible a driver will see an illuminated check engine warning light when the fuel injectors fail.
Here are the main comments from GM to NHTSA:
Potential Number of Units Affected: 177,276
Problem Description: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2018 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles equipped with 1.5L turbo engines. An error in the Engine Control Module (ECM) software may result in the fuel injectors being disabled.
Consequence: Disabled fuel injectors would prevent the engine from starting and may cause a stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy: GM will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the ECM software, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact GM customer service at 1-800-630-2438. GM's number for this recall is N192221960
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