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#22 of 61 door ajar problem
Feb 17, 2009 (3:43 pm)
My 08 LT2 Malibu is back in the shop for a second time in four weeks with the same problem. The door ajar warning comes on and won't go off. Then when you shut the car off and lock the doors the panic alarm goes off every few minutes. The car thinks that a door open and you have to shut off the alarm every 15 minutes. The first time in they replaced a door switch kit in the passenger door and all was good till yesterday. Today they tell me they are removing the center console to trace some wiring because they are stumped. Anyone else have a problem like this? Isn't it three times for the same problem covered under lemon law?
#23 of 61 Re: door ajar problem [deckdog]
Feb 18, 2009 (5:23 am)
check you state law concerning lemon law restrictions...everyone is different....some its x number of times within a specific range...others its total number of days for the same issue....etc....
#24 of 61 '09 Malibu Transmission Problems
May 07, 2009 (7:35 pm)
I recently purchased a 2009 Malibu LTZ with a 6 cyl and 6 speed transmission. When driving in speeds between 40 and 55 the ride is very jerky and seems like it is hunting to get into the right gear even though it is in Drive. This is especially noticeable on smooth black top roads. The car has 9,000 miles on it. We have taken it back to the dealership 3 times, but they are unable to find the problem. No codes show on their computers so the problem cannot be diagnosed. Although the dealership Service Manager acknowledges the problem and has created a record of it, they are unable to help. We are being told GM no longer has Service Representatives to assist the dealership in diagnosing the problem. We are being told to "live" with it and if there is a service bullitin, we will be notified. The dealership mentioned that they know of several other of their customers experiencing varying degrees of the same problem. Wondering if anyone else has experienced this.
#25 of 61 Re: '09 Malibu Transmission Problems [dougs68]
May 08, 2009 (5:09 am)
Gm still has tech reps in the field.....perhaps the ECM needs to be reflashed....ask the service manager if there are any updates for the ECM....or try a new dealership....anytime a service department tells you to "live with it" they have given up trying to fix the problem or attempting to make the customer happy...
#26 of 61 Re: '09 Malibu Transmission Problems [dougs68]
Nov 29, 2009 (5:20 pm)
We purchased a 2009 Malibu and it has 13,000 miles on it and have the same problem with the 6 speed transmission. It jerking as it trys to shift up or down
around the speed 40 - 55 and even at slower speeds. We have taken it in to the
dealership only to be told that's a characteristic of the 6 speed and can't be fixed.
I feel GM needs to do something about this problem. I really like the Malibu,but
feel like I paid a lot of money for a car with a problem like this.
Dec 19, 2009 (3:27 pm)
I have a 2008 Malibu LTZ which has developed a shuddering vibration in the steering. Starting from a stop and turning to the right it will shudder, but not all the time. Returned to dealer, they said the power steering hoses were touching, they repositioned them. Did not help. Returned to dealer, they kept it for 3 days. Said the engine was carboned up, they drove it hard on the highway to clean out the carbon. No help, I think the dealership needs new mechanics.
#29 of 61 Re: '09 Malibu Transmission Problems [dcbcacs]
Dec 20, 2009 (10:54 am)
I have a 2009 Malibu 2LT V6. The upshifts are very smooth, but the car seems to "hunt" when it downshifts, and sometimes the downshifts are hard. I've heard complaints that the shifts in manual mode are rough, but for me they have been fine. I only have 600 miles on my car, however.
#30 of 61 Re: '09 Malibu Transmission Problems [kmaurer]
Dec 23, 2009 (10:41 am)
sounds like the ECM may need to be reflashed.....ask your dealership is there an update to the ECM programming
#31 of 61 emergancy brake gives way, clean to the floor
Jan 15, 2010 (1:29 pm)
My driveway is on a slight uphill incline. I use my emergancy brake every day. Sometimes it just makes this loud pop sound like heavy plastic braking then it is like air just goes straight back. I push it again it comes back up then compress it again and sometimes it does the same thing repeatedly and others it works fine. whats up with this. Other than this I absolutely love my 2008 LT2 Malibu, it handles beautiful on mountain curves and downhill decents. I have had 12 vehicles and this one is fast becoming my favorite one. I bought it July 2009 and we have made many trips, IT IS A GREAT CAR!!