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Best of my knowledge, you cannot. The airbags are always armed and ready when the car is running. Some two-seat vehicles have an override switch in case an infant seat is used (since there's no back seat), but for all other vehicles, at least two airbags have been mandated by the federal government since the mid-90s.

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http://www.gm.ca/media/owners/manuals/2010_Chevrolet_Malibu_Manual_en_CA.pdf

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Passenger Sensing System
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