8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
5,500 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. software update (1 reports)
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problem #1

Feb 152018

Malibu Premier 2.0L T

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,500 miles

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not shifting properly not shifting properly

This vehicle has been with the dealer for 4 weeks awaiting 2 sets of valves and solenoids due to the unit failing.. GM are unable to tell me when we may expect these. They will not replace the transmission, which leads me to think they fear other 9 speed transmissions may suffer the same failure. I know of at least 2 other Malibus with the same issues at my dealer alone and many more at other dealers. I have employed a Lemon Law lawyer who is taking action against Chevy.

Update from Apr 4, 2018: After 5 1/2 weeks I got a call to say the car was fixed and I could pick it up. Chevy issued a Technical Service Bulletin which was for a software fix. The bulletin was dated 3/8 and if they had done the repair sooner they would have avoided a Lemon Case... I truly believe this could be a dangerous failure and I cannot understand why GM wouldn't issue a recall..

- Richard G., Newtown, US