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#139 of 154 2000 Malibu Money Pit
Jun 26, 2013 (1:31 pm)
I am very frustrated. I bought a 2000 Chevy Malibu that had a new engine, transmission was put in in 2009, new battery, and many other tweaks.
At this point, I have spent what I paid for the car trying to fix it. I have put in a new Fuel Pump, New Alternator and battery, New Tensioner, and that's fine, these things go out.
But then the TRANSMISSION went - the car only goes in Reverse!! I have already spent over $3,000 fixing this car and things keep dying on it. I am afraid of what will break if I spend the money to fix the transmission!
I have been a Chevy fan all my life, and my dream car was always a Chevy Camaro, but I am scared now!
The dealer I bought the car from mumbled under his breath that the car must be haunted because it kept having problems, but I thought after all this work, it would have to be good.
I was wrong.
#140 of 154 2010 malibu wont move in drive
Jul 15, 2013 (9:31 am)
So I have a 2010 malibu ls has about 88000 mi on it and this past saturday while my wife had the
Car it just magically stoped moving when in drive but has no problem with reverse. After reading alot of other people's probl3ms with the malibu im starting to feel discouraged. Its at the dealership now getting looked at and all I can do is hope the powertrain warrant will cover this matter. Iam now considering going to something foreign as this is now my second major problem with a GM automobile
#141 of 154 Re: 2010 malibu wont move in drive [neeebz]
Jul 15, 2013 (6:37 pm)
I'm very sorry to hear that you weren't able to get your vehicle to drive. If there is any assistance we can provide please let us know. Please keep us updated during the repair process.
GM Customer Care
#142 of 154 Re: 2010 malibu wont move in drive [neeebz]
Jul 21, 2013 (7:00 am)
I also have a 2010 four cylinder Chevrolet Malibu LTZ. ---- Kindly be advised that it is recommended by GM & the Dealer, that a "transmission fluid change" be done at 50,000 miles. ------ I have the six speed transmission in my Malibu, so I had the dealer do a "transmission flush" at about 43,000 miles, because there is no transmission fluid pan to drop in the six speed unit! ----- After the service, you could feel the improved performance. ---- Since I have a 100,000 mile GM extended warranty on this vehicle, I will have this service performed again at 80,000 miles by the dealer. ---- On the old cars we would drop the pan once a year, change the filter, and refill with new fluid. My transmissions easily lasted 100,000 + miles. Transmission fluid is designed to clean, lubricate and cool the unit. YES, transmission fluid does lose its ability to clean and lubricate the component parts. ---- QUESTION: ---- Did you perform the required service at 50,000 miles and did you use GM fluid? ---- The quality of the transmission fluid plays a major role in the life of the unit! -----THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS "GENERIC" TRANSMISSION FLUID! --- Transmission fluid is a "manufacturer specific item!" (DO NOT MIX TRANSMISSION FLUID!)------- Best regards! ----- Dwayne
#143 of 154 surging 2010 malibu
Aug 01, 2013 (6:27 pm)
I have had this problem since the car was new, the surging is getting worse and the car is really difficult to drive in traffic as you have to guess what it is going to do. I am glad I have a lease on this cause I would not want to own it with this problem. It is really sad as i was considering buying a cruze for my son, but with the problems I have had with the surging and the brake rotors warping twice with less then 50K on it, I dont see myself buying or leasing any other GM products for myself or my family.
#144 of 154 Re: surging 2010 malibu [pldc10]
Aug 02, 2013 (8:54 am)
I am sorry you are having these concerns with your Cruze. If you would like us to look into this for you please email socialmediagm.com ATTN Erica. Be sure to include your name, VIN, address, phone number, and the name of your GM dealership.
GM Customer Care
#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
GM Customer Care
#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?