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Chevy Malibu May Have Defective Throttle or Accelerator Sensor

Chevy Malibu May Have Defective Throttle or Accelerator Sensor

We are investigating allegations that General Motor LLS manufactured thousands of 2016 – 2018 Chevy Malibu vehicles that may be equipped with a defective electronic throttle control and/or accelerator pedal position sensor, which causes the vehicles to abruptly lose power, often at interstate highway speeds.

The alleged defect causes a significant and abrupt reduction of power accompanied by an “Engine power is reduced” warning on the dashboard.  This is a major safety concern, because drivers have reported that the defect can cause a loss of control or a rear-end accident.

Acceleration in the powertrain is controlled by electronic throttle control, which includes an accelerator pedal position sensor. Unlike traditional throttle control systems, which rely on mechanical linkages, the Chevy Malibu uses electronic sensors and electromechanical actuators and human-machine interfaces such as pedal feel emulators to control vehicle functions.

Despite allegations that GM was aware of the defect, GM has failed to recall affected vehicles and has generally refused to reimburse vehicle owners for the cost of repairing and/or replacing the defective parts. 

If you or anyone you know may have purchased 2016 -2018 Chevy , please contact Finkelstein Thompson LLP. You can reach us at contact@finkelsteinthompson.com or call us toll-free at 1-844-280-5009.

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