2.0

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,286 miles

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problem #84

Jun 072019

Malibu

  • 70,000 miles
ESC car, car completely shuts down and ESC tracking light comes on and it says no power/low power ESC - this can cause an accident. The car completely shuts down!

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #83

May 202019

Malibu

  • 146,000 miles
Issue started with gear shift not going into park and then power steering started having issues and quit working while driving with wheel shaking back and forth. Next transmission began slipping and now barely shifts. Wheel jerks so hard when I turn now that it kicks my hand off wheel. Coughlin automotive in london, Ohio told us that recall had been fixed but refuses to give us proof. Power steering has gone out in the middle of turning.

- Springfield, OH, USA

problem #82

Jun 222019

Malibu

  • 155,000 miles
I have a 2009 Chevy Malibu.recall webisite reflects numerous recalls regarding my auto, make and model. While driving on a 6 lane hwy, , I have lost power steering twice. Which is almost impossable to control. Also, the automatic locks have stopped operating even when pressing the door auto lock/ unlock button.you can hear then trying to function however does not. Also, while sitting in park, I crank my car and shift to reverse, my car does not go into reverse. Sometime it will hit very hard and sometime not go into gear at all. I place my car in drive and move forward then to reverse, the car goes into reverse. On other occasions, I turn the car off, re-crank it and its fine. These problems are listed as recalls for the make and model of my auto however, doesn't apoear under my VIN when I search. What can I do I am affraid for my safety while driving my car and also reluctant to drive it. These issues need to be resolved as they appear as recalls. When you loose control while driving and your safety is in jeopardy, its time to expect results.

- Rock Hill, SC, USA

problem #81

Jul 022019

Malibu

  • 150,000 miles
2009 Malibu downshifted all at once almost causing an accident

- Falkner, MS, USA

problem #80

May 312019

Malibu

  • miles
I have had problems with this vehicle from day one. I filed a report previously and I am filing another one in reference to my power transmission. I have a 2009 Chevy Malibu, 4 speed, automatic. I was driving and the vehicle downshifted itself without my doing anything, almost causing an accident because it would not shift into high gear. Something popped in the vehicle and the gear shifted for a little bit and worked and then it happened again. I think the shifting cable may have fractured or separated. This was very nerve wracking, because it was in the late evening hours and traffic was extremely heavy. Now it is sitting in the driveway.

- Bel Air, MD, USA

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

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