Last post on Jul 19, 2013 at 11:04 PM
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Chevrolet Malibu Maxx, Brakes, Hatchback
#59 of 68 Re: ABS warning light in cool morning [ktc]
Nov 15, 2011 (9:30 am)
Thanks for the post, ktc,
I understand why this is concerning. I looked into your Owner's Manual, and on p. 3-37, it states that the light may come on and stay on upon ignition of the engine. It recommends, as you have been doing, to shut the engine down and restart to reset the system. At that point, if the ABS warning light comes back on, then the vehicle needs service.
As to the cause of this (the varying temperature that seems to set yours off), there isn't a further explanation that I have available.
I hope this is helpful!
GM Customer Service
#60 of 68 Re: ABS warning light in cool morning [gmcustsvcsarah]
Nov 15, 2011 (10:37 am)
Thank you Sarah,
I was thinking this more likely electronic related, I was thinking maybe the ABS relay is not as solid as before (if there is a relay for the ABS system), Generally a relay is not that expensive, I might buy one and just try it, maybe cheaper than bring it to dealer to diagnosis (at least $50 to start with). Do you recommand I try a new relay??
Thanks for the help.
#61 of 68 Re: ABS warning light in cool morning [ktc]
Nov 16, 2011 (5:42 am)
As a customer service representative, I can't necessarily make any technical recommendations like this. However, if you do pursue this I would be very interested to learn how it goes for you so I can be of further service to other owners.
Enjoy your day,
GM Customer Service
#62 of 68 Re: ABS warning light in cool morning [gmcustsvcsarah]
Nov 21, 2011 (1:11 pm)
I went to a Chevy dealer last Saturday, the part department could not find the ABS relay in the part list (maybe there isn't one in the 2005 Mailibu Maxx). And the Service department said it cost $99.50 just to look at it even the car is still under the 7 years extended dealer warrenty, so I decided to let it go as long as I can restart and clear the ABS warning light
#63 of 68 Re: ABS warning light in cool morning [ktc]
Nov 23, 2011 (7:52 am)
Great to hear back from you, ktc!
Thanks for the feedback on this. If I can be of any service in the future, you know where to find me.
Have a great Thanksgiving!
GM Customer Service
#64 of 68 Re: ABS warning light in cool morning [ktc]
Nov 24, 2011 (11:09 am)
my question is why is the dealer charging you if in fact the car is under an extended warranty?...Is it a GM warranty or a third party one?
#65 of 68 Re: ABS warning light in cool morning [ktc]
Dec 04, 2011 (5:42 am)
Need to find another dealer. Mine has never charged a diagnosis fee when issue is covered under extended warranty.
#66 of 68 Re: ABS problems..can't get car out of park...help! [td511]
Jul 09, 2013 (8:41 am)
I'm also having this same problem and my 2004 Maxx is at the dealership today. After I start the car and but my foot on the brake to put the car in reverse the ABS growls at me (I can feel it also) and I can't get out of park. The brake lights also stays on if I push the brake pedal down really hard in order to release out of park. A couple weeks ago the dealership replaced the Stop Light Switch (at my cost) but this didn't fix the problem (didn't think it would but they scanned this alarm). Does anyone know what causes this problem and how to fix it?
#68 of 68 Re: ABS problems..can't get car out of park...help! [cbrow01]
Jul 19, 2013 (11:04 pm)
Your problem is different than mine on the 2005 MAXX. Since I could not find a relay for ABS and the GM person told me it is normal sometimes for ABS warning light comes on, just turn off and restart it. So I just left it the way it is. After another two years and 28K miles later, I got 4 or 5 occurrences, but the light went out after turn off and restart the car. It does not have any problem get out of Park or get into reverse. The car is still run smoothly at 98K miles now. Sorry I can not help you on your issue.