2009 Chevrolet Malibu Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2009 Chevrolet Malibu
- What does it mean that the ESC is off and service traction control?
- Check Engine Light due to cam shaft sensor
- Replacing the transmission in my 2.4L, 4 cylinder, 6 speed, 2009 Malibu...
- Check engine light went off, car a bit sluggish and diagnostic test codes below.
- I have an 09 Malibu and the ESC sensors had when on the dashboard so I had put
2009 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.
Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.
2009 Chevrolet Malibu Questions
I apparently have a 2.4L 4 cylinder 6 speed transmission in my 2009 Malibu. I'm having quite the time finding a decently priced replacement for the 2009 model. When I search online, they all seem to think that my car is a 4 speed (i.e. O'Reilly, Auto Zone, etc.). However, GM says that ...
left turn signal is not operating properly, it's flashing to fast, about twice the speed of the right turn signal.
the locks keep locking and unlocking even while driving
2009 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.
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.
The shifter cable adjustment may become dislodged. This may cause the vehicle to show that it is in "Park," when it could actually be in another gear. If this happens, the vehicle may move and not be secure. Dealers will inspect the shift cable adjustment clip to make sure it is fully engaged, and will replace any shift cables that cannot be secured. The General Motors recall number is 09041. The recall began on March 24, 2009.
2009 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews
I bought this car in Dec. 2008, not realizing it was a new remodel. I hate this car so much now. Worst turn radius ever. Something new is broken on this piece of crap car every time I look at it. Replaced the battery cables, the battery has been replaced twice already, headlamp replacement fiasco (have to remove the damn bumper to change the bulb), visor fell off, radio buttons don't work, ...
The headlight replacement of the 2009 Chevrolet Malibu is very suck!!! It is not possible to do it by yourself because you have to remove the front bumper to gain access to replace a $14.00 bulb with a special tool only the dealer ship has. It cost me upwards of $95 at the Chevrolet dealer (another quo at MONRO was $150). Bad bad bad design for a simple task!!!
By far the best car for the money. I have the LTZ and it is loaded. Satellite radio, Bluetooth, power everything, heated leather seats, paddle shifters and the list could go on and on and on......