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#145 of 154 Transmission gone already?
Aug 04, 2013 (6:07 am)
I just purchased a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu not even a full 30 days ago when all the sudden my gas peddle wouldn't work. I drove to work that day and the car was fine. I leave work and was one stop light getting on the highway when all the sudden I can't accelerate anymore. It was the scariest thing I've experience behind the wheel. I pulled over and turned off the car to turn it back on put the car into drive and still nothing. It would go into reverse just fine. I haven't made my first payment yet but the car is in the shop being fixed???? The most frightening thing about this situation is I didn't get any kind of warning signs. No check engine lights no stalling of the car or NOTHING! Now I'm out of a car & to afraid to drive this one once it has been fixed because I don't know if this will happen again. I'm just thinking God I didn't get on the highway or this could have been a lot worse. I feel like I'm stuck between a rock & a hard place. I'm just so disappointed.
Aug 04, 2013 (2:23 pm)
So sorry to read that you are dealing with such a frustrating issue. My name is Jackie and I am a GM Customer Care Agent. I would like to look up your VIN and possibly assist you in getting this transmission issue resolved. Please send an email with your VIN, current mileage and full name to socialmediagm.com
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#147 of 154 My 2011 Chevy Malibu LS 4cyclinder
Sep 27, 2013 (6:56 am)
I purchased my 2011 Chevy Malibu off the lot with only 33 miles on the odometer. When the car got to about 20,000 miles I noticed that it dragged during pick up. OnStar runs reports on the vehicle at the end of each month, since I subscribe to Onstar. The provided me a code and told me to take the car to th dearler within a day, which I did. I explained the problem to the dealer and they kept the car all day and of course, claimed they could not find a problem with the car with no light indicating a problem. I was told to return once the light showed up. Well, the car continued to have intermittant problems with dragging, but I waited for the light as the dealer told me. Okay, the other day when I was driving to work the car refused to move and was making all kinds of noise, so I had to pull it in the nearest gas station. I called Chevy service and was told that they could provide me with a tow company they use, but the tow would be on my dime! I was thinking what the heck! What happened to road side assistance, which I am suppose to have under 100,000 miles, right! I called the tow driver and he came and I towed the problem car to the Chevy dealer only to find out later in the day, sorry we have not had a chance to look at your car and until we do, we can't discuss any rental or loaner car, nice! Because this problem started at about 20,000 miles and there are so many people on here with the same problem, I don't want this car at all! Chevy knows there is a wide spread problem with the tranny in these cars, but it appears they are brushing this problem under the rug. No one wants to pay thousands of dollars for what they beleive is a dependable car, only to be afraid to drive the thing. I will keep you updated on my issue, once Chevy decides I am important enough to get back to me Contract or no contract they will not be taking me for a ride with this car. If its a piece of junk than they need to take their piece of junk back and refund me my money.
#148 of 154 Malibu 2010 Car wont move Forward In Drive
Sep 30, 2013 (11:17 am)
Hello, Today when I was driving to work by Malibu 2010 2 cylinder car started acting uafter coming to a full stop and attempting to continue forward the car dragged at if it could not go into the next gear, the RPM fluctuated all the way to the 6 and they the car moved, I thought it was weird, however when I came to another full stop this time at a Red light when I tried to start moving again the car would not move at all. I turned my hazards on and turned the car off and tried to move but nothing, I switched to manual and nothing. The car will move in reverse however just not forward. My car has about 64,000 miles on it and serviced as scheduled, at this time the car is being towed to the dealer who told me they would charge me 80 dollars to diagnose it and that the warranty would probably not cover the problem. I don't seem to be only one with this exact same issue, can someone tell me how you solved the problem?
#149 of 154 Transmission Problems
Oct 01, 2013 (6:02 am)
I purchased a certified 4 cyl 2011 Malibu LTZ in December 2012. It had about 36,000 miles on it. It ran beautifully until July when we were in heavy traffic on a very hot day and I noticed the tac surging up and down with the car holding at a steady speed. In August, another hot day, I was on an interstate that had fairly steep grades (at least 8%?). At 55/60 mph on one of these hills the transmission would drop down from 5th or 6th to, maybe 2nd or 3rd, causing the engine to rev up to at least 5,000 rpm and the car to jerk. Brought it to a local Chev dealer who had it for 4 or 5 hours. Invoice said "No Problem Found. Inspected system npf at this time, checked out updates program." Since then I have stayed away from steep hills on interstates as i wasn't sure the same problem would come up again. Lately, there's been surging while upshifting; also there's a lag going into reverse. Could it need new fluid OR a new computer program as some have suggested?
#150 of 154 Transmission rebuilt
Nov 01, 2013 (4:21 pm)
I have a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu. I bought it new in August of 2010. A few weeks ago, with 47,000 miles on the car, I stopped at a light on the highway and when the light turned, my car would not move. I had to have the car towed. The car would not move forward, but would go in reverse. The mechanic said the gear was completely broken off. There was never any warning of a problem .
I paid $2535.00 to have the transmission rebuilt. The mechanic said it was not the first newer Malibu he had to rebuild a transmission in. I waited over a week for my car because the rebuild was also defective and he had to order a second kit. I loved that car but now I am looking to sell it because I don't trust it. I thought I had bought a great car but when you owe over two years of payments and have to empty your savings account to rebuild a transmission with 47,000 miles on it, something is very wrong. I am so disappointed in this car... and broke...
#151 of 154 Re: Transmission rebuilt [pbailey0716]
Nov 04, 2013 (8:09 am)
Pbailey0716: what I did was go to a dealer and my car was still under power train warranty and they fixed the problem without me paying a dime, you might want to look into that because your car had 20,000 less miles than mine. Where was your car fixed?
#152 of 154 Re: Transmission rebuilt [pbailey0716]
Nov 12, 2013 (10:48 am)
I have a 2010 Malibu that I purchased brand new in 2010. I had the same experience yesterday. I tried to pull off from a traffic light and the car would not move. I had it towed to the dealer & they said it was the wave plate in the transmission. I did some research & Malibu's/GM units have wave plate issues a lot. My car is covered under powertrain warranty. When it comes back from the dealer I'm gonna figure out what I'm gonna trade it in for. Not another GM. Mine has 60,000 miles and hasn't missed any maintenance. I understand your disappointment.
#153 of 154 Re: 2010 malibu wont move in drive [djm2]
Nov 20, 2013 (7:00 am)
Were u charged for the transmission flush or was it covered by the dealer under warranty? I have a 2011 malibu with a shade under 31K miles on it and i'm thinking about getting this done to hopefully prevent transmission issues in the future. Also, I was at a stop sign getting ready to pull out of my subdivision when it felt like the engine misfired twice. Are the spark plugs know to wear out fast on these cars too?
#154 of 154 Re: Transmission rebuilt [pbailey0716]
Nov 24, 2013 (2:08 pm)
You def should not have paid anything, you should have been covered under the 5/100,000