Chevrolet Malibu Repair and Maintenance

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

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Chevrolet Malibu Problems

The Fuel Gauge May Not Read Correctly and/or Check Engine Light With Code P0455/P0461

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.

Intake Manifold Gasket May Leak Coolant or Engine Oil

The intake manifold gasket may develop and external engine oil or coolant leak. In some cases, an internal coolant leak may occur causing coolant to mix with the engine oil. Our technicians tell us that operating the engine  with a coolant/oil mix can result in internal engine damage. Replacing the intake manifold gasket should correct these leaks.

"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.

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Chevrolet Malibu Questions

Car starts. Dies 2 or 3 sec later. No anti theft light. Fuel Pump pressure 60 (1 answer)

I have a 2011 Malibu that starts fine. Dies 2 or 3 seconds later. There is no anti-theft light on. Fuel Pump pressure holding at 60 PSI. Car runs if I spray starting fluid.

Any suggestions?

My car doesn't blow hot air. Stuck thermostat? Approximately how much to fix it? (1 answer)

It's a 2012 Chevy Malibu LTZ 2012

it is a six speed. code reads p2715 p0700p2715p0700p2715p0000 plus service engin (1 answer)

ligjt came on.

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Chevrolet Malibu Recalls

Ignition Key May Be Removed Without Transmission Lever Shifted To Park

The ignition key may be able to be removed from the ignition switch without having the transmission shift lever securely in the park position. This could allow the vehicle to roll unexpectedly. Dealers will inspect and if necessary replace the key cylinder lock housing free of charge to resolve the concern.

Electronic Stability And Anti-lock Brake Control Malfunctions

The vehicle electronic stability control and anti-lock brake controls may fail to operate properly while driving, which may result in a loss of vehicle control. Dealers will install a replacement electronic brake control module free of charge to resolve the concern.

Front And Rear Side Impact Air Bags Fracture Upon Deployment

The studs that mount the front and rear side impact air bags have welds that may fracture upon air bag deployment. Dealers will replace the side air bag modules free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

I bought my 2011 Malibu lt1 with under 70k miles squeeky clean car fax well maintained always on time maintiance a couple days ago I LOVEEEEE IT. I traded my 2007 chevy impala ls for it. The small issue I have is I dont like the looseness in the steering the smallest steering wheel turn wow the car goes there. Steering is extreamly sensitive. And I so wish it was a v6 or v8 and not a 4 cyl. Car...
A comfortable car delivering good fuel economy, low tailpipe emissions, excellent cargo space and reasonable reliability. Despite restyled Malibu models, GM continued to produce this car as a classic model due its desirable size and economy. GM had achieved consistency in manufacturing quality with this model. Virtually all 1999 3.1 liter J-code Malibu's exhibited the same component failures...
My husband and I have been ALL OVER the US in our Malibu and I'm constantly amazed at how well it's held up to so much use (and abuse). It now has almost - 3 1 5,0 0 0 - miles on it and we're finally having to deal with the electrical issue that seems to have so many owners frustrated with replacing one part after another. The issue that's forced us to have to finally do something about it is ...

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