Chevrolet Malibu Problems

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

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

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Average mileage: 114,374 (46,000–190,000)
10 model years affected: 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, more2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011
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My car locks are going up and down non stop even when the car is off. My windows won't roll up or down and my lights are flickering on the dash.
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?
ESC and Traction control light flashed on and the cruise control clicked off. Took it to a dealership and they charge $70.00 to put grease on the Body Control Module. Shouldn't this be paid for by Chevrolet since it's a recall problem?
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.
Would flash between empty and whatever the actual gas hand was on,and temperature gauge did the same then went out all together.
I initially brought my car to the shop because I got the following warning..... service transmission, service ESC, ESC off. My traction control shut off, my cruise control shut off, & my brake lights didn't function properly. I returned the car to the dealership 3-4 times, each time they told me it was the same recall problem & they completed the "fix" each time. It would be fine for a couple of months, then it would happen again. Only after my warrantee ran out did they diagnose the BCM issue, of course now I have to pay out of pocket for the $600.00 + repair!
had a problem the car had trouble starting, the CD player would start clicking (the sound it makes when you change the CD). Had Radio CD refurbished March, 2015.
Everything seemed fine until Nov. 2015 when it started acting up again periodically.
Now the electric mirrors don't work, CD acting up and now the trunk opens up. I had a check engine light on and when this condition happened again the check engine light extinguished. The clock always resets to 12:00 every time this happens. Any ideas or help would be appreciated.
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.
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.
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.
Car drove fine stopped to eat then the the car would not start..been googling problems and it seems to be bcm
AC randomly stops working and the temperature gauge drops to cold and sometimes the check engine light comes on.
It was part of the bcm electrical issue so they replaced it in 2014 but now the issue is back with the exact same problems as the original recall
Abs light on battery light on anti theft light on power steering malfunction killed battery in less than 5 minutes after replacing battery stuck in country help
99 Silverado, passanger window does not work. Replaced Both Regulator And motor As well as Switch And tested Complete circuitCannot find problem Also Door locks At switch Don't work
2004 chevy Malibu LT reduced engine power code 2120- 2138 replaced gas pedal,replaced throttle body.removed all connectors cleaned with electronic cleaner,still have the same problem reduced engine speed.can you help?.
no yet fixed. Service ESC comes on after TCS warning goes off and seems to have problems with motor having fuel to run car. jerking noted with this.
Interior door locks working at times. More so not working. Door lock/unlock works at all times with remote key.
the whole instrument panel goes out , I used to just tape the top of the dash board and it would come back on now it goes off and it won't come back on no matter how many times I hit the top dash board