2008 Chevrolet Malibu Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Chevrolet Malibu
2008 Chevrolet Malibu Problems
The fuel gauge may not read correctly and/or the Check Engine Light may illuminate with code P0455/P0461 stored for a fuel level sensor issue. These faults may be caused by a fuel vapor line inside the fuel take interfering with the fuel level sensor. If this is found to be the case, repositioned and securing the vapor line should correct this concern. If no fault is found with the fuel vapor line, the fuel level sensor itself may be at fault.
The passlock sensor in the ignition lock cylinder may fail causing an anti-theft system fault and a no start condition. Our technicians tell us that the ignition lock cylinder should be replace to correct this condition.
The ignition switch may fail causing a no start condition. This is not generally a theft system (passlock) issue because the security light does not illuminate or flash.
2008 Chevrolet Malibu Questions
after I replace the senor the check engine light comes back on.
When the engine is revved over 3000rpm, it starts making a knocking sound. Had check engine error scan and had a camshaft error.
Car will not start. Jumping the car didnt work. Mechanic came by and said got a code for the ignition control module, but no one at autozone, nor the mechanic himself can locate where exactly the ICM is on this car. Desperate to get my car fixed ASAP. Any information is appreciated
2008 Chevrolet Malibu Recalls
Increased resistance in an electrical connection at the body control module (BCM) may result in voltage fluctuations in the brake pedal sensor circuit. These fluctuations can cause concerns with various systems that monitor the position of the brake pedal, any of which would increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will attach the wiring harness to the BCM with a spacer, apply dielectric lubricant to both the BCM and harness connector and the BAS and harness connector, and will reprogram the brake pedal sensor to correct these concerns.
The shift cable may fracture, which can mislead the driver into thinking the transmission is in a certain gear, while actually being in another. This can cause a safety issue, as when "Park" is selected, the vehicle may not be securely in "Park". Dealers will replace the shift cable assembly and mounting bracket free of charge to resolve the concern.
On vehicles equipped with a 4-speed automatic transmission, the tabs on the transmission shift cable end may fracture and separate. If this were to occur, the shift lever and the actual position of the transmission gear may not match. The driver would be able to move the shifter to "Park" and remove the ignition key, but the transmission gear may not be in "Park." The vehicle may not be able to be restarted and the vehicle could roll away after the driver has exited the vehicle, resulting in a possible crash without prior warning. Dealers will install a retainer over the cable end or replace the shift cable as necessary. The General Motors recall number 12106.
2008 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews
Dash lights don't come on sometimes when they should be during daylight hours. AC works when it wants too, not when I want it or need it, have to play with controls to get it on. Dealer CAN'T find anything wrong. Says that it may be a "loose electrical connection". He also says that he thinks I have a bad actuator but that there are four of them and they can't find out which one is bad unless ...