Chevrolet
Malibu Maxx
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Poor Terminal Contact at BCM Connectors May Cause Electrical Issues on Chevrolet Malibu Maxx

Problem Description and Possible Solution

Various electrical issues may be caused by poor terminal contact at the body control module (BCM) electrical connectors. Proper diagnoses will be required to confirm faults are related to poor BCM connections.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 103,094 (11,800–220,986)
3 model years affected: 2004, 2005, 2006
21 people reported this problem
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First the door lock on the left side would not lock; now it will not lock or unlock. The right side locks work after two of three pushes. The fobs quit working YEARS ago, and replacing the batteries did nothing to help the situation. Fortunately, I can still unlock the door on the driver's side with the key, and lock the doors the old-fashioned way-by pushing down all the door locks.
My back break and turn signal lights will not work. The bulb itself works just fine, just not the function.
REplaced all blubs in rear light panel and still the brake alight and blinker are not working.
intermittues with cruise control and breaklights causes by poor electrical connections at the BCM
intermittently brake lights (stop lamps) do not function correctly; go on while driving without putting foot on brake; cruise either doesn't work, or when working, goes off without pushing any buttons.
Poor Wire Connections, My brake light do not come on when i press down on the brake. HORRRIBLE
I will be driving down the road and hit a bump and all the gauges go to zero ac doesn't work no cruise control all lights are on in instrument cluster including security light error message where miles are supposed to be
while driving all my gauges will quit working and they will work some time later.
Alarm goes off for no reason after several hours with doors locked with keyless remote. Doesn't do it if doors are locked manually.
Emits a sparkling sound like, inside of the lower front passenger seat fuse box. Every time it does that the door lock system starts going on its own. Plus the alarm goes on once you had left the car untouched for a couple of Hours
Power door locks engage and disengage repeatedly on their own.
I also have trouble with the locks going in and out.One day my child went to the car to get her uniform and took to long so I went looking for her.She was screaming because the car had lock her in and couldn't get out.I found that when its a storm coming its worse so I don't leave anything in the car .
This has happened 2 pervious times and again just recently. before, I replaced the switch and the battery. worked fine after that. My brake lights would come on and go off when brake pedal was applied. Cruse control would not work either or word turn off while in use. Looked on line too see if there was a recall and on was put out march 2014.hope to get it fixed today.