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Malibu, car loss speed, transmission shift cable broke, it jumped to the L shift (on its own). Neighbor mechanic (retired) went under the hood and tried to put it in park, however, it continued to roll forward, said there was a GM recall 12106 in 2012 and a new one 14V-224 in May 2012 for the shift cable. My Malibu is LS V6 and is not driveable. If I get it fixed will I be reimbursed once my VIN shows up on the recall? How much will it cost to fix it?

My car sat in one spot for 5 days,during that time there was some freezing temperatures ,prior to that it ran fine, when I return to my car it would not start. I Had the vehicle towed to my house, got in the vehicle and turned the key and it started write up, but my fuel gauge read empty even though I filled it up,my check engine light is on, rpm gauges does not work,my headlight switch does not turn on automatically anymore, have to do it manually, and I notice when I fill the tank up, the pump keeps kicking off,as if their is to much pressure in the tank. So I replaced the fuel and it did not solve not one issue. NEED HELP

Parking lights work...odometer works check engine/warning lights work...No other issues just can't see speeds and knobs etc at night...all gauges work as well checked fuses all seem ok....as far as dimmer..replaced with two alternate dimmers and it gets current but the bulb on the dimmer won't light either..plzzz help

it in another 2003 Malibu, the faceplate of the stereo says "Locked" how can you remove the Lock on the stereo? Give all possible answers.

to the left of the steering column, which other makes, years, and models of GM cars used the exact same computer?

My 2000 Malibu will turn over but not start. The gauges on the dash will not even come on. As I tried and tried to crank it. I noticed one time that the gauges did not start working and it did not start, but went dead a few seconds later. I can jiggle the key around and get the car to crank, and sometimes drive for miles, and sometimes within 1/2 block the car will die in the middle of the road. Also the key is hard to get outta ignition. I have to pull the key a hair and turn off and pull out in one motion for it to release. So, I am thinking that it has to be the ignition switch. ??? I have a mechanic
that says he can fix it, but my brother (that works for GM dealership) says that only a dealer can fix it because of anti-theft security system and such. I need your help. Can
a mechanic not at a dealership fix this (he says no problem)? Do you think it is the ignition switch?

also the gauge stays below the e mark why

I have a 2004 Chevy Malibu 3.5L V6. If the steering wheel is not tilted in the correct position all the idiot lights will flash, the spedo and all gauges will become eratic, if I have the cruise on it will turn off. If I move it to just the right position the gauges will return to normal, but the theft detection light and airbag light will remain, and sometimes the check engine light as well, but my cruise control will remain non functional until I restart the car. Sometimes when it happens going down the highway I will shift into neutral, and restart the car, shift into drive and for the most part things will return to normal as long as the steering wheel is at the correct tilt but the above idiot lights will remain lit and the cruise will no longer function. I am thinking I will end up tearing into the steering column and find a pinched wire in the harness. Just looking for some info before I get in too deep.

I took to Chevy dealer they could not find anything wrong. After a week they I pick my car back up from dealer and made a stop , when I went to start the car back up , it would not start. After 39 minutes It finally did start , just as tow truck came to tow. No one can find out what is wrong . PLEASE any help would be so appreciated . I am single parent and am concerned to go out on highway , or anywhere until I can get problem fixed.

The fuse lasts for a couple of days, I thought I'd try 15 or even 20 amp to see if it will stop blowing the fuse. I am a little nervous about causing a melt down of a wire or even causing a fire

I have a 98 chevy malibu w a radio that has the words theftlock on it.The radio works but I'd like to install a new stereo.Can I just unhook the battery and do the removal/onstallation or will something need to be done first regarding the theftlock?

Every time I put fuel in my car it hesitates to start. The check engine light came on and has stayed on.

sorry previous question is mine my temp gauge and air conditioner both stopped working at exact same time is it a fuse and if so which one?

temp gauge and air conditioner

ask Cranking engine RPM gauge points to 5 and stays there till you turn the key off

left turn signal is not operating properly, it's flashing to fast, about twice the speed of the right turn signal.

I will pay anyone in Missouri if they can fix my car!!!

2003 Malibu with aftermarket radio not factory antitheft system siren goes off keyfob wont work if u pull the door handle all the doors unlock I have tried everything on google and youtube nothing works!! sometimes security light flashes stays steady or goes out car will not turn over just crank please help can some one walk me through this process please????? I HAVE 3 IGNITIONS AND ANOTHER BCM PLEASE HELP!!!!!! CONTACT ME AT tag.user@yahoo.com

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I have a 05 chevy malibu classic base model. similar problems. there are 3 settings on the lights. Auto setting allows the odometer to be read and radio back-lights come on. but in parking light setting or lights on setting the odometer dims to almost unreadable and radio lights go out even though you can hear the radio playing music. None of the ac heater lights work and the dash doesn't light up except for the dummie lights. The horn was working, Now the horn has stopped working and the lights on window switch don't light up. I have replaced dimmer switch, turn signal-light switch and dash cluster. I am now told it might be the BCM(body control module)and apparently it needs to get flashed or replaced and reprogrammed at the dealership. Also, when in auto during the day the odometer and radio are illuminated but when it gets dark they go out. No blown fuses now, have jiggled all wires and looked for cuts and shorts in wires. But the I have a 05 chevy malibu classic base model. similar problems. there are 3 settings on the lights. Auto setting allows the odometer to be read and radio back-lights come on. but in parking light setting or lights on setting the odometer dims to almost unreadable and radio lights go out even though you can hear the radio playing music. None of the ac heater lights work and the dash doesn't light up except for the dummie lights. Now the horn has stopped working and the lights on window switch don't light up. I have replaced dimmer switch, turn signal-light switch and dash cluster. I am now told it might be the BCM(body control module)and apparentlyit needs to get flashed or replaced and reprogrammed at the dealership. panel fuse kept blowing before replacing all the switches mentioned above and the dome light and harness.

The gas gauge reads empty after just being filled and after about 1/4 the tank is gone, it will finally read correctly. We were also having issues with starting the car. We needed to push on the gas while trying to start it to make it start sometimes. We had the fuel pump replaced and the gauge still wont work.

Can't find reliable information on where to locate and replace...

the locks keep locking and unlocking even while driving

i have a lot of problems with my cruise control sometimes i have it set and it just goes off and sometimes i can't even set it

I was told that it is either the oil sending unit, leak from the front seal or leak from the axle seal.

I recently put a 2004 3.5 lt engine in my 2002 Malibu, which had a 3.1 lt. engine. I used the 2002 fuel rail and plenum. I also replaced the harmonic balaner for one that had the relucter wheel on it because the 2004 doesn't use that type.The crankshaft position sensor has three wires instead of two on thee 2004 but the sensor for the 2004 is shorter than the 2002 so I have to use the 2004 sensor. What do I do with the third wire that would be coming from the sensor?

parked car one evening all was working good then next day the check eng. light stays on, and the gas gauge dosn't work. what is wrong with it?

There is no code with it. The only codes popping up are for the O2 sensor that just gave out yesterday, and the chiming has been happening for a while. No lights to go with it, just the chime as soon as I cut the wheel after start up. Forward or backward; doesn't matter.

Cylinder 4 misfire code was set and the catalytic converter was clogged up.

Damaged Control Module

when i trun off my car its like it still is running on alternator it is not the ingnition i use to be able to jiggle the shifter and it would click the head was replaced now it wont even do trhat