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Chevrolet Malibu "No Start" Due to Ignition Switch Failure

 
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Model Years Affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011

Average Mileage: 140,746 mi (69,112 mi - 265,000 mi)

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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.

  •  Rookie

    YES, THERE IS NOW A RECALL. I FILED AN INVESTIGATION CALLED AND COMPLAINED.. PLEASE SCROLL THROUGH TO MY OTHER POST TO OBTAIN PHONE NUMBER AND CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL DEALERSHIP. I JUST GOT MY RECALL NOTICE THE OTHER DAY TO MAKE APPT. FOR OCTOBER 1ST OR AFTER WITH LOCAL DEALER. AND THE PROBLEM GOES BACK TO 98 MODEL YEAR CO SI HAVE ONE. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE CHECK ON THIS. IT WILL BE FIXED AT THEIR COST!

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  • Visitor, , 265,000 mi

    Turning the key to the on position the gauges would sometimes act if they lost power. When attempting to start the engine when the gauges were in this unpowered state, the starter would turn but the there would be no spark coming from the coil packs. I tested the lead and ground to the coil packs and the crankshaft position sensor. Since other components still have power (lights, radio, windows, etc.) the problem seems to be after the battery but before the coil pack which leads to the conclusion of it being something with the ignition switch or wires in between. No confirmed solution as of yet.

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  •  Rookie

    This has been going on for years. Normally I get in the car, put on my seatbelt turn key to right until buzzer stops and the car will start right up. If I don't follow that protocol it will try to turn over but won't.

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  • Visitor, , 155,559 mi

    key is stuck, won't come out,i can't get it to turn on or off

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  •  Rookie

    theft system light comes on cause the car not to start for 10 min

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  •  Rookie

    car turns over but will not start eventually battery goes dead trying to start

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  • Visitor, , 157,000 mi

    Car will not always start. One day it does and another it doesn't. Battery is fine. Appears to be the ignition switch.

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  •  Enthusiast

    Spent over $600 resolving issue. Car would stall while driving!!!

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  • Visitor, , 174,343 mi

    bring the car in for an oil change only had the car a week. ran fine all day Mechanic came out and tried to start the car right away triggering the theft system. now nothing on the dash til about one min no lights go out or blink? Will start but reads no fuel still when it's on full tank. dealer wants me to it the this place I'm at now tells me there is nothing they do

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  • Owned 1998 Chevrolet Malibu and has had this problem since 1999. Have to wait 10-15 minutes before car will start. Is there a recall on this problem.

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