2008 Chevrolet Malibu Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Chevrolet Malibu
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2008 Chevrolet Malibu Problems"No Start" Due to Ignition Switch Failure
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.
Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.
2008 Chevrolet Malibu Questions2008 chevy malibu wont start after i replaced battery (1 answer)
power locks work,lights work,just wont start,wont crank
Someone hit something had to get my fender bumper and headlight all on drivers side. But car ran perfectly after the accidemt though. But now simce all parts are on and hooked the battery back up no crank start not even dash lites when i try an start it.
I replaced the fuel pump and the battery it cranks good i have spark and fuel my horn dont work either there is no power going to the powertarin relay does anybody know what i can do
2008 Chevrolet Malibu RecallsVarious Electrical Concerns
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.