2009 Chevrolet Malibu Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2009 Chevrolet Malibu
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2009 Chevrolet Malibu ProblemsFailure of Instrument Panel Lighting Due to Faulty Panel Dimmer Module
The instrument panel and switch backlighting may fail due to a faulty dimmer control module. A failed module will require replacement.
Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.
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.
2009 Chevrolet Malibu QuestionsCar won't start but I have dash light when I turn key to starteverthing goesdead (1 answer)
sometimes it stays on for a day or several days and then it will go out. may be off for a short while and then come back on. everyone says that it most probably is the gas cap purchase one from the local chevy dealer and installed it. still does the same thing.
2009 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.
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.