The 2010 Chevy Malibu has seven factory recalls as of 2015, including recalls for the vehicle's stability control, steering and automatic transmission. In May 2014, Chevrolet announced recalls for a cruise control component, a problematic hydraulic brake switch, faulty brake lights and a problem with the vehicle's electrical wiring.
The 2010 Chevy Malibu is at risk for roll away or transmission damage due to poorly manufactured tabs on the transmission's shift cable. In the event that the tab fractures or separates, the shift level does not properly correspond to the gears of the transmission. A recall on the 2010 Malibu's steering is due to an inadequately designed steering shift, which increases the risk of steering loss and crash.