Chevrolet Malibu Problems

The Fuel Pump May Fail Causing the Engine to Stall or Crank Over But Not Start on Chevrolet Malibu

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

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Average mileage: 91,806 (35,000–219,000)
Engines affected: 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 3.1L V6, 3.6L V6, V6
12 model years affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, more2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013
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For several weeks now, intermittently, as I am driving my car acts like it is going to die (as if funning out of gas), and I have to press harder on the gas pedal to get it to stop choking out and start going again.

Also, there has been multiple times that it will crank over, but not start, again as if its out of gas. let it sit for a bit, and it usually starts.

This is very frustrating, and I feel like a purchased a lemon, its a 2012 with 42,000 miles, and I feel like I can't trust to drive it very far from home.
My car doesn't start sometimes. The check engine light came on and the code was the fuel pump relay, I replaced the relay and it still does the same thing. What i have to do to get it to start is to turn the key in the on position, remove the fuel pump relay (panel that in trunk furthest right bottom on 2012 Malibu), turn the key in the off position, put relay back in place, and then it starts with no problem. I am unsure what the problem is. Does anyone know what this issue is? I do not want to spend a ton of money trying to fix this issue and still have it doing the same thing. Please help!
I was driving on highway and the car just lost power, it was only for a few seconds and than I was able to accelerate again. another time I was at a drive thru and car just turned off and it would not start for able 5 minutes, acted as if it was out of gas (infact it had 1/2 tank of gas .I took into Chevy dealer they kept the car for a week and returned it to me saying they could not find anything wrong . I left the dealership and an hour later I turned the car off and it would not start again it acted as if I was out of gas . After 39 minutes the car started again. The dealership asked if they could drive over weekend to try and duplicate situation , I was not really comfortable with that , but what choice do I have . I need my car fixed . I don't understand why they are unable to find out what is wrong with my car. I only bought this car 2 1/2 months ago . I am afraid that they sold me a lemon.
Yes! We have a 2011 Chevy Malibu and on our way home from vacation ( 7 1/2 hours away ) fuel pump stopped working. There was no indication of the check engine light at anytime. $700 dollars later...
Car stalls at low speeds. This last time it stalled I couldn't get it to start for 10 minutes. It would turn over, but would stall out right away.
I haven't had it looked at yet. Will try

replacing fuel filter to see if it corrects the problem.
Fuel relay shorts out in trunk. It left me stalled in a drive thru car wash.
The black box/ circuit board gets hot enough and cracks the metal strip on the board creating a short in the circuit. Currently, my mechanic is searching for a used black box and has replaced the wire coming into the box as it was heat damaged as well. Not sure what causes heat on the circuit - I guess I'll try to keep fresh fuel filters in it,.... I hope they are cheap !
No diagnosis yet, but appears to be a fuel filter or pump issue. Intermittent stalling at all speeds. Got pretty hairy when it stalled tonight on a freeway bridge and couldn't get into shoulder due to traffic.
solution, I had to replace the fuel pump. The issue would be that it would start intermittently..It wouldn't throw any codes.
Fuel pump failed sending an over voltage spike to the fuel control module and burnt out the ECU.
When driving for a few miles when idling wants and has shut off right in the middle of traffic
would turn over but not start, AAA man banged on gas tank while I tried to start and it did start confirming it was fuel pump issue. Fuel pump is inside gas tank. Cost about $700 I think.
Car was in drive idling at a drive thru and the engine light and traction light came on and engine decline in power on the screen. Turned car off and then on again and it ran for a while. Couple hours went by driving on the highway and car started to get over heated. Made it to a dealership and they said the fuel pump needed to be replaced.
My car would crank but not start. Had it towed to a repair shop and found out the fuel pump went out for no apparent reason.