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 ...
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2008 Chevrolet Malibu
2008 Chevrolet Malibu
2008 Chevrolet Malibu Problems
Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.
The automatic transmission shifter may fail causing the ignition key to become stuck in the ignition lock cylinder.
Acid may leak from the battery at the cable connections, resulting in corrosion on the battery cable ends and in the battery tray. A Leaking battery should be replaced and the cables thoroughly cleaned or replaced if necessary.
Various issues with the electric power steering system may develop and could require replacement of steering column assembly.
2008 Chevrolet Malibu Recalls (Recent)
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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 Questions and Answers
When I accelerate the car from a dead stop its really sluggish to pick up even if I flower it. Between first and second gear it almost wants to stall completeley it loses all power then theres a hu...
The tail lights and dash lights both go out at the same time. They seem to work only after the car has been running for sometime. Fuse problem?
My power locks won't unlock on both front doors, but will unlock with the remote. What is the cause?
Shuddering when starting to move and turning to the right. Dealer has checked axles, engine mounts and replaced steering gear. No help. Dealer can't find the problem. Does it only when moving ...
Rear brake lights won't go off after foot brake is released
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 I bring the car in when it is malfunctioning, I have left the car with them for three days because it will only malfunction most of the time when you first start the car every day. It will sometimes clear up on the second start up of the car. Have had this problem with the AC since I purchased vehicle in 2008.