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Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Malibu SS, Sedan
#32 of 61 New owner - 6 month report
Jan 16, 2010 (8:23 am)
Traded a 06 Honda Civic LX on new 09 Malibu LS. Honda was OK car but had some minor problems the last one being both sunvisors split apart. The Malibu experience to date has been much better with no repairs in 11 km and it seems to be higher quality than the Honda even tho it cost less. No regrets going back to GM.
#33 of 61 Re: emergancy brake gives way, clean to the floor [toyota_lady]
Jan 23, 2010 (11:49 am)
When setting parking brake, do you apply foot brake before moving to park and then set parking before releasing foot brake?
And when releasing parking brake, do you apply foot brake first, shift from park, and then release parking brake?
This would be the proper procedure. And make sure that you apply enough parking brake so that it will hold on its own.
#34 of 61 Re: emergancy brake gives way, clean to the floor [e_net_rider]
Feb 16, 2010 (2:53 pm)
And it still does this funky thing, but it is random. Every time I get my husband to look at it, wouldn't you know, it works fine. Then I take it to work (a Toyota and Chevy dealership) and get the service guys to look at it and it works fine. They think I am coo coo. But I wouldn't worry to much about it because, I just push the park brake a couple more times, some times more than others then it holds. But, it did it with my regular brake pedal the other day and I went lurching forward into on coming traffic, that was a little scary. I was stopped at a stop sign, foot on brake and it released as if I had taken my foot off the pedal and hit accelerator. But the pedal under my foot went straight to the floor. I lifted my foot off then pushed it back down just as a car just missed hitting me. To close for comfort! I love my car I just want to figure this thing out.
#35 of 61 Had it 4 weeks now
Mar 27, 2010 (10:28 am)
Bought a new 2010 Malibu 1LT 4 weeks ago. I am getting 25.7 avg mpg so far with 4 cyl 6 spd. Tranny shifts perfect for me. MPG exactly matches trip computer at fill ups. I expect trip mileage to be much better as instantaneous mpg reads right at the EPA 33 mpg on the interstate. No issues with it.
Apr 19, 2010 (10:35 am)
We have a three week old Malibu that has less than 1,000 miles on it and about a week ago the air bag light started coming on. We took it in today and they said that there was a service bulletin on it and they need a part (assuming an air bag) which will take 3-4 days to get.
I have looked and looked for such a service bulletin and have not found one. Has anyone else had this problem.
To top it off they told us to come and get the car and bring it back when they get the part--drive it with a faulty air bag.
Not too pleased.
#37 of 61 Re: Air Bag [momtwins5]
Apr 20, 2010 (8:54 am)
dont assume its the airbag....it could be a relay or sensor...I doubt its the entire air bag assembly....it also doesnt mean you have a faulty airbag......no dealership should let you drive a vehicle that has a safety issue.....faulty air bag being one..
you need to ask the dealership..what the part is...what the issue is..all of which is in the service bulletin....you should also ask does this problem effect the proper operation of the air bag in the event of an accident....
#38 of 61 Re: Air Bag [pao]
May 02, 2010 (7:48 pm)
So two weeks later and we still don't have our car back. They keep telling us that they are waiting on the part. So I have been doing some reading and noticed that there can be an issue with leather seats and the air bag. The dealer had leather seats put into this car before we bought it so I am wondering if this might be the problem.
Does anyone know if the dealer put the leather seats in does that invalidate the warranty with GM?
#39 of 61 Re: Air Bag [momtwins5]
May 03, 2010 (12:48 pm)
No dealer installed item should invalidate a warranty....your warranty is never in fact invalid.....the dealer must prove that you did something to cause the damage you are attempting to have repaired, if in fact that can be proven or shown, then the dealer can deny warranty coverage....semantics...perhaps....but in your case...the dealer installed the seats....which should have been no more than four bolts and a couple of electrical connections assuming the replaced the entire seat and frame...
#40 of 61 Re: Air Bag [pao]
May 09, 2010 (6:36 pm)
I am glad I am not alone with this problem. I brought my wife a 2010 Malibu January 1st of this year. It only has 3800 miles on it. Our light started coming on in March but it would go back off after a few hours or days. At first I didn't pay it any mind but then it stayed on. Long story short, the dealer has our car a month now and hasn't called us yet to tell me when I am getting it back. I am going to talk to someone at the dealership to see if they will just buy it back. There is a chevy site on the net where people are sharing this same problem over and over. They gave my wife a rental through enterprise. Then they had to replace their cars 2 times due to the fact something was wrong with those. She is driving a Pontiac Vibe right now but that is not what I purchased and it rides like a tank. I am truly upset with all of this. If I get rid of the car I will do my homework before I buy another one.
#41 of 61 Re: Air Bag [boydden]
May 10, 2010 (12:03 pm)
I am from GM Customer Service. I apologize that you are experiencing concerns with your vehicle. Can you please email me with more information regarding your situation? You can access my email by clicking on my name. Thank you,
Mariah GM Customer Service