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#1458 of 1514 Re: Electrical Problems? -- Out of warranty [bwia]
May 02, 2011 (6:49 am)
Thanks for the update. If you need anything feel free to contact me.
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May 02, 2011 (5:48 pm)
Just replaced my original 225/50/18 Goodyear Eagles with B. F. Goodrich Advantage TA tires. I was satisfied with the Goodyears on my 2008 Saturn Aura, they lasted 32,000 miles and had 3/32 tread left. The Goodrich tires seem to ride smoother, but that may be due to fresher or more supple rubber. They are T rated, 650 treadwear rating, 75,000 mile warranty and they were made in the USA.
I couldn't pass up the deal, Sam's Club had them for $105 each which includes road hazard, free rotations and balancing. Installation was free, but that offer ended in April. Thats $453 out the door with 7% tax and $1 disposal fee per tire.
#1460 of 1514 Re: New Tires [ohc6sprint]
May 25, 2011 (5:21 pm)
Oh dear, we just purchased an 08 Malibu to replace our 06 Ford F150 Lariat crewcab due to fuel consumption. Now we must figure on buying tires on a regular basis. Our Lariat had 46400 miles on original tires with good tread still remaining. Have we made a horrible trade? The government will surely overlook this issue since they own GM and gets away with not supporting working Americans.
#1461 of 1514 Re: New Tires [thomnsendy]
May 26, 2011 (7:33 am)
I have a 2008 with 57000 miles on the original tires. Don't remember what they are just whatever came from the factory. I do watch the TP. We live in the hills of Arkansas so the tires get a workout on the twisty turnies of the Ozarks. Still good tread.
#1462 of 1514 Re: Malibu Tires [djm2]
May 26, 2011 (3:28 pm)
My new Malibu LT1 I just bought Monday has Firestone 710's on it -They seem to be fine - quiet and ride ok. I have had them before on other new cars. They have a 560 rating so they should wear well. I have had mixed results with Michelins. My Michelins on my Cadillac DeVille were fine and I replaced them with the same tires. The ones on my Odyssey were terrible -lots of blowouts, air loss etc and crappy mileage. I usually stick with original equipment tires and replace them with the same tires but I put Bridgestones on the Odyssey and my problems went away. Just because it say Michelin doesn't mean that it is good.
#1463 of 1514 2009 Chevy Malibu
May 31, 2011 (6:59 am)
I am having trouble with my 2009 malibu's transmission. At end of March 2011 I had to have a NEW transmission installed because the old one was BAD at 35,850 miles!! Well NOW it is doing the same thing. I was wondering if any one else is having the same issues.
#1464 of 1514 Re: 2009 Chevy Malibu [paul1018]
May 31, 2011 (7:15 am)
4 or 6 speed.
#1465 of 1514 Re: 2009 Chevy Malibu [paul1018]
May 31, 2011 (11:16 am)
I purchased a new 2010 Chevrolet 2.4 / 6 speed Malibu in June 2010. This vehicle operated "ok," but since it turned 12,500 miles the engine "surges" going up hill from a dead stop, and "surges" going up a hill on the highway at a steady 55MPH.
I have replaced the Goodyear tires with Michelin tires because the original equipment tires did not hold air between oil and filter changes. (I have the oil & filter changed every 2,500 miles at the dealer.)
While I thought that I had purchased a "high quality vehicle," (equal to a Honda Accord), I now feel that I have made a "BIG MISTAKE" with this purchase!------ There is no mechanical quality in a Chevrolet Malibu! ----- It is a poor copy of a Honda Accord, and the proof is all over the "net"! Based on these postings, and I do not believe that GM cares about correcting the problem!
The only way that I can break 30mpg, is by driving the vehicle at 50mph. ----- Once I travel at a posted highway speed of 65mph, the "miles per gallon drops down to 27mpg at best! ---- (I have a 2007 Toyota Camry XLE V6 that can easily get 30mpg at 60mph.)
The "surging problem" is all over the "net!" --- Some vehicles have been fixed by replacing the Mass Air Flow Sensor, some by replacing a fuel injector, some by replacing an ignition coil, some by re-programing the 6 speed automatic transmission, some by replacing the transmission, --- but MOST of the vehicles with this "surging issue," have been declared by General Motors and their Dealers to be "operating as designed,"---- and they say that there is nothing that can be done for the surging problem! ------ (My vehicle DID NOT have this problem until it reached 12,500 miles, so as such, something has changed with this vehicle!) ------ I will NOT accept that "explanation" from GM or the selling dealer! ------ I want my vehicle to operate in the same fashion that it operated when I took delivery. ----- Since 12,500 miles the engine seems to be laboring on the highway. ---- When starting from a traffic light, the engine seems to be laboring in first gear, (like "letting out a manual clutch" too quickly in first gear from a dead stop!) ----- The engine feels like it is not getting enough fuel and / or spark advance as it pulls away from a traffic light. ---- The 2.4 IS NOT a happy engine in the Malibu body!
This vehicle will be brought into the selling dealer this week, so that they can do a "work-up" on this issue. I will give them two (2) chances to correct this issue. If they cannot make this vehicle perform AS DELIVERED, I will consider hiring an attorney to invoke the New Jersey Lemon Law.
This "surging" issue becomes more noticeable when the ambient temperature is high! (I DID NOT HAVE THIS ISSUE DURING THE WINTER MONTHS!)
Best regards. ----- Dwayne
#1466 of 1514 Re: 2009 Chevy Malibu [djm2]
Jun 02, 2011 (1:56 am)
Good Morning All:
UP-DATE ON MY 2010 MALIBU SURGING ISSUE!
My vehicle is now in the hands of the selling dealer. ---- They plan on running some tests on the vehicle and it's computer control system. ---- I have NO faith in this process. ----- It is all over the "net" that both the dealers and General Motors are denying that a problem exists with these vehicles, leaving the owner to live with the problem. ------ I hope that the dealer is able to find the cause of the problem, and return the vehicle to its proper operation, --- but based on what is being posted on the "net," I am not counting on a "positive result" to this service experience! ----- I have already contacted my attorney, and he is searching for a "Lemon Law Attorney" so that I can plan my next course of action. ------- When I pick up the vehicle, (after the repair), I will be sure to get a copy of the "repair order!" ----- I wish I had read about this problem prior to making this purchase! -------- A friend of mine just turn in his 2009 four cylinder Chevrolet Malibu five (5) months early on his lease because of this issue. He told me that he could no longer drive this vehicle safely on the highway with this performance problem! ----- He leased a new Buick! --- (I will not take the financial hit that my friend took!) ---- I plan on holding both General Motors and the selling dealer to the terms of both the "New Vehicle" and the "Extended Warranty!" ----- As a consumer, I have the right to ride in a safe vehicle! ----- (If this vehicle DID NOT have this ISSUE when it was delivered, it should not have this issue at 12,500 miles!) Best regards. ---- Dwayne
#1467 of 1514 Re: 2009 Chevy Malibu [djm2]
Jun 02, 2011 (1:48 pm)
GOOD NEWS, GOOD NEWS, GOOD NEWS, GOOD NEWS, GOOD NEWS!
I picked up my 2010 Chevrolet 4 cylinder LTZ Malibu from the dealer, and the vehicle NOW runs as good as a Honda Accord! ----- There is a "software up-date" from GM for the issue that I described in the above postings. ---- If your Malibu is surging bring your car back to the dealer, and get the new software. ---- Special thanks goes to the dealer, and their outstanding service people for spending time with this vehicle to make it right. ------ After driving it on the highway, I cannot believe that it is the same car! ------- Based on the "on-board mileage computer" I am now getting 30+ mpg at 60mph. Prior to this new software, I was lucky to get 27 mpg at 60 mph! ------ TAKE YOUR CAR BACK TO THE DEALER FOR THE UP-DATE! ----- Now, I will keep my Malibu! ------ Best regards to all! ----- (I cancelled my appointment with the Lemon Law Attorney!) ------ Dwayne