The Fuel Pump May Fail Causing the Engine to Stall or Crank Over But Not Start on Chevrolet Malibu

The fuel pump may fail causing the engine to stall and not restart. Our technicians recommend replacing the fuel filter every 30,000 miles to help prevent undue strain on the fuel pump.

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Average mileage: 87,793 (35,000–219,000)
Engines affected: 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 3.1L V6, 3.6L V6
9 model years affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, more2001, 2002, 2003, 2011, 2012
41 people reported this problem
20 people shared problem details
I was driving on highway and the car just lost power, it was only for a few seconds and than I was able to accelerate again. another time I was at a drive thru and car just turned off and it would not start for able 5 minutes, acted as if it was out of gas (infact it had 1/2 tank of gas .I took into Chevy dealer they kept the car for a week and returned it to me saying they could not find anything wrong . I left the dealership and an hour later I turned the car off and it would not start again it acted as if I was out of gas . After 39 minutes the car started again. The dealership asked if they could drive over weekend to try and duplicate situation , I was not really comfortable with that , but what choice do I have . I need my car fixed . I don't understand why they are unable to find out what is wrong with my car. I only bought this car 2 1/2 months ago . I am afraid that they sold me a lemon.
2012 Chevrolet Malibu- 2.4L 4 Cylinder39,600
My car doesn't start sometimes. The check engine light came on and the code was the fuel pump relay, I replaced the relay and it still does the same thing. What i have to do to get it to start is to turn the key in the on position, remove the fuel pump relay (panel that in trunk furthest right bottom on 2012 Malibu), turn the key in the off position, put relay back in place, and then it starts with no problem. I am unsure what the problem is. Does anyone know what this issue is? I do not want to spend a ton of money trying to fix this issue and still have it doing the same thing. Please help!
2012 Chevrolet Malibu- 3.1L V642,000
For several weeks now, intermittently, as I am driving my car acts like it is going to die (as if funning out of gas), and I have to press harder on the gas pedal to get it to stop choking out and start going again. Also, there has been multiple times that it will crank over, but not start, again as if its out of gas. let it sit for a bit, and it usually starts. This is very frustrating, and I feel like a purchased a lemon, its a 2012 with 42,000 miles, and I feel like I can't trust to drive it very far from home.
2011 Chevrolet Malibu- 2.4L 4 Cylinder106,000
Fuel relay shorts out in trunk. It left me stalled in a drive thru car wash. The black box/ circuit board gets hot enough and cracks the metal strip on the board creating a short in the circuit. Currently, my mechanic is searching for a used black box and has replaced the wire coming into the box as it was heat damaged as well. Not sure what causes heat on the circuit - I guess I'll try to keep fresh fuel filters in it,.... I hope they are cheap !
while driving engine suddenly stall & not restarting
It will start with starting fluid but not stay on for more than 5 seconds
2012 Chevrolet Malibu- 2.4L 4 Cylinder74,123
Check engine light is on now it won't start at all.
2012 Chevrolet Malibu- 2.4L 4 Cylinder62,000
Car stalls at low speeds. This last time it stalled I couldn't get it to start for 10 minutes. It would turn over, but would stall out right away. I haven't had it looked at yet. Will try replacing fuel filter to see if it corrects the problem.
had to put a fuel pump on it
2012 Chevrolet Malibu- 2.4L 4 Cylinder58,000
Fuel pump failed sending an over voltage spike to the fuel control module and burnt out the ECU.
2012 Chevrolet Malibu- 2.4L 4 Cylinder60,000
My fuel pump cause my car to over heat
the fuel gage dose not work ineed to know the the best way to chang it
Fuel pump had to be replaced at a cost of $565.
Emgine was rebuilt 3,500 miles ago. Car stalls after 15 minutes and doesn't restart until after another 15 minutes, and this cycle repeats. Check Engine light is not on. I have replaced the fuel filter and the camshaft sensor. The problem is still not solved.
2001 Chevrolet Malibu125,000
The fuel pump may fail causing the engine to stall and not restart.
2002 Chevrolet Malibu126,000
solution, I had to replace the fuel pump. The issue would be that it would start intermittently..It wouldn't throw any codes.
would turn over but not start, AAA man banged on gas tank while I tried to start and it did start confirming it was fuel pump issue. Fuel pump is inside gas tank. Cost about $700 I think.
2003 Chevrolet Malibu169,000
Car stalled and fuel pump went out
I've actually had the fuel pump replaced twice now. Once in 2008 and in 2010. In 2010 it was probably around 75,000 miles.
had to replace fuelpump at 38000 miles.$1000.00!
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