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2008 Chevrolet Malibu Recalls

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Most Recent 2008 Chevrolet Malibu Recall

On May 14, 2014, Chevrolet recalled 2,440,524 Chevrolet Malibu. General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2004-2012 chevrolet malibu vehicles manufactured may 16, 2003, through october 11, 2012, 2004-2007 malibu maxx vehicles manufactured june 25, 2003, through april 5, 2007, 2005-2010 pontiac g6 vehicles manufactured may 26, 2004, through january 4, 2010, and 2007-2010 saturn aura vehicles manufactured april 24, 2006, through may 26, 2009. in the affected vehicles, increased resistance in the body control module (bcm) connection may result in voltage fluctuations in the brake apply sensor (bas) circuit. these fluctuations can cause one or more of these conditions: the brake lights to illuminate without the brake pedal being pushed; the brake lights to not illuminate when the pedal is pushed; difficulty disengaging the cruise control; moving the gear shifter out of the 'park' position without pushing the brake; and disablement of crash avoidance features such as traction control, electronic stability control, and panic braking assist features.
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2008 Chevrolet Malibu Recall Details

RepairPal Expert Overview on May 14, 2014

An electrical connection problem at the body control module can result in various concerns related to application of the brake pedal.

1) Exterior brake lights not working as expected

2) Difficulty disengaging the cruise control

3) Moving the shifter out of park without pushing the brake pedal

4) Disabling of the traction control, electronic stability control, and braking assist systems

General Motors has not yet released a notification schedule for this recall. If you don't receive notification in a timely fashion and believe you should have, please contact your General Motors dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. The General Motors recall number is 13036.

RepairPal Expert Overview on April 30, 2014

The shift cable may fracture and not indicate the proper gear as selected by the driver. This could allow a vehicle to roll when it is expected to be in "Park".

General Motors will notify owners of affected vehicles (a timeline of this notification is unavailable as of the time of this writing). You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The General Motors recall number is 14152.

RepairPal Expert Overview on September 18, 2012

Vehicles equipped with a 4-speed automatic transmission are being recalled because the indicated gear position of the shift lever may not match the actual gear.

As of this writing, General Motors has not yet released a notification schedule for this recall. If you are experiencing problems with the transmission shift lever, the vehicle rolling while in "Park," or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

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