2.1

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,646 miles

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problem #79

Feb 252019

Malibu

  • 34,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to shift into park. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that the shift cable needed to be repaired. The local dealer was not contacted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified and did not assist. The failure mileage was 34,000.

- Staunton, VA, USA

problem #78

Dec 242018

Malibu

  • 186,262 miles
I have been having trouble with my car almost from the time of purchase. My vehicle is having some transmission problems. It is having problems picking up speed and jerks when gears are shifted. I have also notice that when the button is pushed to roll down the window, the light flickers a bit. My car has numerous recalls on it but everytime I take it to the shop, they tell me they are closed out. That is a safety issue, how can they legally close out a recall of something that is unsafe? he said they put a certain number out of how many vehicles have gotten the recall taken care of. The others are considered lost or stolen. I bought this car used and I did not have it in the time the recalls were issued. My vehicle has never been lost or stolen. I have taken it to bob bell numerous times, only to be told the recalls are closed. I had to get my insurance to pay for one of the recall issues because my steering while locked up while driving and I was unable to turn the wheel. This transmission issue I am having has to do with another recall issue but they tell me it is closed out. There is also an open recall for the takata inflators. When I get into the vehicle and start it then put it in reverse to back out, I can feel it jerk and often hear a pop sound. Sometimes it is extremely difficult to get it to shift into reverse. It seems stuck. The vehicle seem sluggish, like it does not have full power.

- Bel Air, MD, USA

problem #77

Dec 182018

Malibu

  • 110,000 miles
My son drove this 09 Malibu to work and when he got off of work the car would not go into reverse. I have done some research on this issue and it seems like this is a defect inside the transmoissions on these vehicles and the wave-plte brakes requiring a rebuild. I cannot believe these vehicles have not been recalled to fix this defect!!!!!

- Terre Haute, IN, USA

problem #76

Mar 022018

Malibu

  • miles
Takata recall the airbag light has come on and stays on something with the steering, wheels, drivetrain, and possibly BCM. A lot of vibration when driving and braking. Becoming such an issue to the point I fear to have my 11 month old child in it.

- Rockfield, KY, USA

problem #75

Oct 082018

Malibu

  • 68,000 miles
Car won't go in reverse and won't change to 3rd gear. RPM wind high going at a slow speed of 30mph and won't switch to higher gear. Chevy paid for transmissions with this same issue for 2008-2009 Malibu with 6T70 or 6T75 but said mine wasn't part of #14404B: Special coverage adjustment since my transmission is 6T40 or 6T45 even though I am having the same exact issue. I had to pull over and have cars pass me as I couldn't keep up with traffic speeds. Before that I couldn't get out of my parking space. Pushed my car backwards just so I was able to move forward. Called GM and made case# 8-4709450172

- Rockaway, NJ, USA

problem #74

Sep 202018

Malibu

  • 61,450 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact called on behalf of the driver. While driving approximately 40 mph, the vehicle failed to accelerate. In addition, the contact stated that the vehicle failed to reverse and the check engine warning indicator illuminated. The contact coasted the vehicle to the side of the road. The vehicle was restarted and was able to drive, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to bob johnson Chevrolet (1271 w ridge rd, rochester, NY 14615, (866) 915-9664) where it was diagnosed that the transmission clutch wave plate needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and opened case number: 8-4620605328. The contact was referred to NHTSA. The approximate failure mileage was 61,450.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #73

Feb 052018

Malibu

  • 88,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving approximately 40 mph, the vehicle jerked when the gear was switched and the check engine indicator illuminated. The vehicle was pulled over to the side of the road, turned off, and restarted. The vehicle was taken to steve rayman Chevrolet (678-269-7886, located at 2155 cobb pkwy SE, smyrna, ga 30080) where it was diagnosed that a new transmission was needed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that there was no recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 88,000.

- Smyma, GA, USA

problem #72

Aug 202018

Malibu

  • 96,400 miles
My 2009 Chevrolet Malibu experienced a wave plate issue that GM is aware about but wonżT cover. The problem was issued special coverage #14404 for same Malibu 2008-2009 but they say my vehicle is not covered but wonżT give specifics only saying I should have received a letter and only which I need to produce to have my problem fixed. They donżT keep an accurate record of people's addresses so how am I supposed to know. DoesnżT make sense that they wonżT fix it when it clearly shows it's a known problem for my vehicle type and rating.

- Smyrna, GA, USA

problem #71

Jul 022018

Malibu

  • 120,000 miles
I put the shift level in park but it does not put the transmission in park. The call rolls when this happens. This is the exact symptom shown in Chevrolet recall number 09V073000. Chevrolet will not honor it.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #70

Jun 072018

Malibu 4-cyl

  • miles
2009 Chevrolet Malibu. Consumer writes in regards to transmission problems. The consumer stated the vehicle was repaired. The transmission clutch wave plate was replaced. The consumer requested to be reimbursed for the repairs.

- Vienna, VA, USA

problem #69

Dec 272017

Malibu

  • 110,000 miles
Sudden loss of electric power steering when I drive in cold weather, am accelerating and turning to the left at any variation of degree. Frightening that it happens while IżM driving and have no upper body strength. The sensor flashed and then disappeared. Once the car was shut off and turned on again there were no more issues. Took it to the dealer and they said they could not recreate the issue so IżD have to bring it back to them while the problem was happening.

- Warminster, PA, USA

problem #68

Apr 252018

Malibu

  • 84,000 miles
Lost the 35R gears in my 6T45 transmission just as the 6T70 & 6T75 transmission which are under tsb 14404 but as GM noted it's only for the V6 engines (high output) and not the 2.4L engines. Same issue but not covered. I only have 84, 000miles on the car, engine runs great, body is in great shape just have a bad transmission. Looking to get a tsb to cover the 6T40 & 6T45 transmissions. Called GM and they will do nothing.

- Merrick, NY, USA

problem #67

Mar 242018

Malibu

  • 126,700 miles
The shift cable to the transmission became loose while vehicle was running. I was unable to shift the vehicle until the cable was reconnected by hand. The vehicle has an issue with accelerating especially when trying to go highway speeds. It cant flow into traffic normally. The check engine code is P0420 for the catalytic converter.

- Melbourne, FL, USA

problem #66

Feb 232018

Malibu

  • 94,700 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. While the vehicle was stationary, the transmission failed. The contact stated that the reverse gear could not be engaged and that the vehicle would only perform in first and second gear. In addition, the vehicle would not accelerate beyond 20 mph. Burt watson Chevrolet in freeland, Michigan was made aware of the failure and diagnosed that the flex plate within the transmission had failed. In addition, the dealer stated that the vehicle was not included in a recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 94,700.

- Bay City, MI, USA

problem #65

Dec 012017

Malibu

  • 107,000 miles
Lost the 35R gears in my 6T45 transmission just as the 6T70 & 6T75 transmission which are under tsb 14404 but as GM noted it's only for the V6 engines (high output) and not the 2.4L engines. Same issue but not covered. I only have 107,000 miles on the car, engine runs great, body is in great shape just have a bad transmission. Looking to get a tsb to cover the 6T40 & 6T45 transmissions. Dealership even tried to contact GM about this with negative results.

- Deforest, WI, USA

problem #64

Jan 192018

Malibu

  • 150,000 miles
Takata recall I was at a stop sign at a very busy intersection. When I pulled out my power steering went out. I had no way in turning the vehicle. I had to reverse the vehicle and put it in park then turn off the vehicle. When turning back on vehicle was fine. Drove a mile to local bank and it did it again in the drive thru. As I was trying to make it to work it went out as I was pulling into parking lot. The first time power steering went out two lanes of oncoming traffic had to stop to keep from hitting my vehicle. I was completely exposed. This is a family vehicle and in 9 years this should not be a concern for my family. The car said "power steering" & "ESC" when it locked down. There is a recall # 14772 for 2004-2007 Malibu's that state the same issue I am having.

- Sylva, NC, USA

problem #63

Oct 062017

Malibu

  • 130,129 miles
Driving the Malibu down the country road and some code flashed on the dash and then said power reduction and now its making a weird noise and car only drives slow, if this happens on a highway their will be a crash as when the power reduction kicked on it turned off traction control and power steering making it hard to move the steering wheel thank goodness I was in the country with little traffic.

- Jamestown, NY, USA

problem #62

Jan 012017

Malibu

  • 47,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving various speeds, the gear automatically changed and the engine stalled. The electronic stability control, service traction, and check engine indicators illuminated. The contact pulled the vehicle over to the side of the road, restarted the engine, and the vehicle returned to normal. The contact also stated that the door locks automatically locked and unlocked while driving. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer stated that the VIN was not included in a recall. The approximate failure mileage was 47,000.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #61

Jun 222017

Malibu

  • 122,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the vehicle was previously serviced per NHTSA campaign number: 12V460000 (power train). When the contact attempted to shift the vehicle into drive, the display on the instrument cluster indicated that the vehicle was in drive; however, the vehicle remained in neutral. The failure recurred various times, in various gears, and while driving various speeds. The vehicle was taken to copeland Chevrolet (955 pearl St, brockton, MA 02301) where it was diagnosed that the transmission shift cable failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and failed to assist. The approximate failure mileage was 122,000.

- Brockton, MA, USA

problem #60

Apr 152017

Malibu

  • 8,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. When the vehicle was shifted into reverse, it failed to reverse without warning. The vehicle was towed to springfield Mitsubishi (313 baltimore pike springfield, pa 19064, (484) 574-8434). The diagnostic results were unknown, but the ECM was replaced. The vehicle still failed to reverse and was diagnosed with transmission failure. The manufacturer stated that the transmission repairs would be covered under the warranty and was awaiting parts. The vehicle was then towed to reedman toll Chevrolet of springfield (840 baltimore pike, springfield, pa 19064 (484) 472-6290) for the transmission replacement. Upon reaching the dealer, the contact was informed that the transmission repairs would not be covered under the warranty. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact researched online and found NHTSA campaign number: 12V460000 (power train). The manufacturer confirmed that the vehicle was not covered under warranty or included in the recall. The failure mileage was 8,000.

- Philadephia, PA, USA

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