definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,000 miles

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problem #4

Aug 012016


  • 82,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that all the door latches were defective, which resulted in the door locks having to be locked and unlocked manually. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the door actuator malfunctioned and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The manufacturer was aware of the failure, but did not consider it a safety issue. The failure mileage was approximately 82,000.

- South Daytona, FL, USA

problem #3

Aug 042015

Malibu 4-cyl

  • miles
2009 Chevrolet Malibu. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle door locks actuator problems. The consumer stated shortly after purchasing the vehicle, the door locks began locking and unlocking by themselves continuously. It started after a month. However, recently the problem returned. It would happen when the vehicle was on, off or while driving. An inspection revealed, all four locking actuators were bad and needed to be replaced.

- Telford, PA, USA

problem #2

Aug 032015

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the front passenger side door was unable to open and close. In addition, the latches failed to function on the interior and exterior of the vehicle. The front passenger had to exit through the front driver side door due to the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000. MA 10/25/15 the consumer stated the inside door lock switches failed to operate from the inside.

- Brookfield, IL, USA

problem #1

Mar 102011

Malibu 4-cyl

  • miles
In March, 2011, I began having problems with the doors not opening from the inside. I unhooked the battery terminal to reset the computer then the windows started working again. In April my driver's window would not go up. I replaced the 30A fuse and got the window to go up. Once I tried to use one of the other windows, the fuse blew again. Now my windows will not go up or down without blowing a fuse. The switch in the driver's door was replaced and the relay was replaced with no resolution. My windows will not work at all and yesterday, July 19, my doors began acting up again and will not open from the inside. I feel like I'm going to get trapped inside this vehicle.

- Gibsonville, NC, USA