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2010 Chevrolet Malibu Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2010 Chevrolet Malibu

2010 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.

Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.

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2010 Chevrolet Malibu Questions

This seems to happen the first time the car is started the first time after a long period of being off.
Consistently it takes about 15 minutes for the lights to turn on to show the speed, fuel, and other dashboard details, however one time it took 45 minutes. I was told it was not unusual for t...

Makes noise when idling or low rpm under 2000 while driving and the light go dim when it is idling

when I take off to drive, it ideals really high & takes a lil bit to actually take off then when it finely does it'll do the same to shift to the next gear.

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2010 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.

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