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

Chevrolet Malibu Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2004, 2005, 2009

Average Mileage: 91,600 mi (54,000 mi - 150,000 mi)


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.

  •  Rookie

    Twice now my cd player has malfunctioned. It will decide that there is no disc inserted and refuse to play or eject it. This was accompanied both times by other electrical issues. The first time being flashers coming on spontaneously and the trunk sensor going out. At that time they replaced the cd player and the trunk sensor. The second time was recently and I have not had it repaired yet as it is out of warranty. My passenger side turn signals have gone out and my key fob has stopped working. This morning I began having power steering problems.

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  • Visitor, , 150,000 mi

    doors start locking and unlocking by themselves , fuel pump fails to work then starts working again , all the problems seem to involve the anti theft device built in by the factory.

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  • Visitor, , 72,000 mi

    Symptoms of recall 13036: ECS warning failure and simultaneous brake warning light. Recall sent July 2014 and 'no parts available yet' (Aug 2014). However, 'parts' for this recall include dielectric grease on the body control connectors and cleaning up the corrosion. So, GM is once again dragging it's feet.

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  •  Rookie

    Still having problems.Car won't start.Replaced Key and Ignition switch.Now the window's won't go back up.Lock's click like they are unlocking.Do I have a bad BCM?

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  • Visitor, , 122,000 mi

    BCM was replaced but continue to have all types of electrical problems (door locks and mirrors will not work)air condition also does not work and it seems to be the relay and I am told that most time it is due to a bad BCM.

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