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2012 Chevrolet Malibu Problems

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Most Common 2012 Chevrolet Malibu Problems

The passlock sensor in the ignition lock cylinder may fail causing an anti-theft system fault and a no start condition. Our technicians tell us that the ignition lock cylinder should be replace to ...
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.
Various issues with the electric power steering system may develop and could require replacement of steering column assembly.
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0 Known 2012 Chevrolet Malibu Brakes Problems

1 Known 2012 Chevrolet Malibu Drive Train Problem

Vehicles with a 6speed automatic transmission may develop one or more of the following faults related to a broken 35R clutch wave plate inside the transmission: Illumination of the Check Engine...

6 Known 2012 Chevrolet Malibu Electrical & Lights Problems

The passlock sensor in the ignition lock cylinder may fail causing an anti-theft system fault and a no start condition. Our technicians tell us that the ignition lock cylinder should be replace to ...
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.
The automatic transmission shifter may fail causing the ignition key to become stuck in the ignition lock cylinder.

4 Known 2012 Chevrolet Malibu Engine Problems

The ignition module or an ignition coil may fail causing the engine to misfire which can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate or begin flashing.
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.
Vehicles with a V6 engine may develop an oil leak from the front crankshaft seal. Our technicians tell us a revised front crankshaft seal is available to correct this concern.

1 Known 2012 Chevrolet Malibu Exhaust & Emissions Problem

Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.

1 Known 2012 Chevrolet Malibu Heating & Air Conditioning Problem

The HVAC blower motor may stop working at one or more speeds due to a faulty blower motor resistor block. Our technicians recommend to confirm the resistor is at fault by first checking the o...

0 Known 2012 Chevrolet Malibu Maintenance Problems

2 Known 2012 Chevrolet Malibu Miscellaneous Problems

2 Known 2012 Chevrolet Malibu Suspension & Steering Problems

Various issues with the electric power steering system may develop and could require replacement of steering column assembly.
The front struts may show signs of wear, or be excessively bouncy ride at freeway speeds. This may begin to occur at around 75,000 miles.

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Known 2012 Chevrolet Malibu Problems & Complaints

The ignition module or an ignition coil may fail causing the engine to misfire which can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate or begin flashing.
Vehicles with a 6speed automatic transmission may develop one or more of the following faults related to a broken 35R clutch wave plate inside the transmission: Illumination of the Check Engine...
Various issues with the electric power steering system may develop and could require replacement of steering column assembly.
The instrument panel and switch backlighting may fail due to a faulty dimmer control module. A failed module will require replacement.
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.
The automatic transmission shifter may fail causing the ignition key to become stuck in the ignition lock cylinder.
Vehicles with a V6 engine may develop an oil leak from the front crankshaft seal. Our technicians tell us a revised front crankshaft seal is available to correct this concern.
The passlock sensor in the ignition lock cylinder may fail causing an anti-theft system fault and a no start condition. Our technicians tell us that the ignition lock cylinder should be replace to ...
The HVAC blower motor may stop working at one or more speeds due to a faulty blower motor resistor block. Our technicians recommend to confirm the resistor is at fault by first checking the o...
Acid may leak from the battery at the cable connections, resulting in corrosion on the battery cable ends and in the battery tray. A Leaking battery should be replaced and the cables thoroughly cle...
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.
Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.
The front struts may show signs of wear, or be excessively bouncy ride at freeway speeds. This may begin to occur at around 75,000 miles.
Vehicles with V6 engines may see the 30amp high speed cooling fan fuse may blow due to high start up loads associated with the high speed cooling fan motor. Our technicians tell us the high speed...
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