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Chevrolet Malibu "No Start" Due to Ignition Switch Failure

Chevrolet Malibu Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003

Average Mileage: 141,650 mi (75,000 mi - 200,000 mi)


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.

  •  Rookie

    This has been going on for years. Normally I get in the car, put on my seatbelt turn key to right until buzzer stops and the car will start right up. If I don't follow that protocol it will try to turn over but won't.

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  • Visitor, , 155,559 mi

    key is stuck, won't come out,i can't get it to turn on or off

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  •  Rookie

    theft system light comes on cause the car not to start for 10 min

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  • Visitor, , 174,343 mi

    bring the car in for an oil change only had the car a week. ran fine all day Mechanic came out and tried to start the car right away triggering the theft system. now nothing on the dash til about one min no lights go out or blink? Will start but reads no fuel still when it's on full tank. dealer wants me to it the this place I'm at now tells me there is nothing they do

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  • Visitor, , 135,000 mi

    just as described no start but wasnt due to theft light flashing

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