GM Is Hiding Chevy Malibu Power Loss Defect, Driver Claims

Law360 (May 28, 2019, 9:39 PM EDT) -- General Motors has been covering up a dangerous, acceleration-related defect in the 2016 through 2018 models of Malibu midsize cars made by GM unit Chevrolet, according to a proposed class action in Maryland federal court.

Named plaintiff Katrina Hutchinson claims that GM has ignored evidence of flaws in the Malibu's accelerator system, which uses electronic sensors rather than the mechanical components common in older vehicles. The system is prone to a malfunction that causes the Malibu to suddenly decelerate, sometimes when traveling on the highway, she said in her suit, filed Friday.

"This is a major safety concern because drivers have...

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