Last post on Aug 26, 2010 at 5:17 AM
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Chevrolet Malibu, Sedan
#7 of 25 Re: A/C Unit [newfienavy]
Jun 09, 2010 (3:38 am)
first I would get a second estimate/diagnosis on the A/C......mine acted up a few times in the almost 7 years Ive had my 04 Maxx LT....it simply wouldnt cool.....all it took in my case was to turn the car off and restart it.....solved the problem...as far as the gauges...same think....probably less than a hand full of time same issue.....simply restarting the car solved the problem.....
you may need an ECM reflash or update....only the dealer can do that....as far as the AC goes....sounds like the compressor perhaps......but again...would get a second estimate....what does the 1200 buy you now?
#8 of 25 05 Malibu won't start
Jun 16, 2010 (4:20 am)
Purchased my malibu in 2005 and has worked great except for one problem, there are times where it won't start. Usually when it does happen it just takes one or two times of turning the key and then it starts. This has happened on and off since we purchased the vehicle. It has been into the dealer multiple times but since they aren't ever able to duplicate it they can't figure out why it is happening. Has anyone else ever had this problem and if so what did you do? I am afraid that the problem might be getting worse because today it took several minutes before I could get it to start up.
#9 of 25 Re: 05 Malibu won't start [eversole]
Jun 16, 2010 (7:34 am)
I apologize that you are experiencing an issue with your vehicle. Can you please email me more information about your situation so I can look into it further? You can get my email by clicking on my name. Thank you,
Mariah GM Customer Service
#10 of 25 Re: 05 Malibu ? electric power steering
Aug 13, 2010 (10:45 am)
my wife recieved a letter from CHEVROLET GM the other day that says it is extending the warranty on the electric power steering ON SOME 05 malibus for up to 10 years from the date the vehicle was put in service,or up to 100,000 miles and they will reimburse you if you can prove that you have already had it repaired/replaced.i don't know what the ON SOME means,it does't explain in the letter.we have not had any trouble with hers as of yet,it has 78K on it,but it is good to know we have a while longer on that.
#11 of 25 Re: 05 Malibu ? electric power steering [ridgerunner835]
Aug 13, 2010 (12:50 pm)
Some Malibus had the old hydraulic pumps and would not experience the issues of the electric steering. Just a thought.
#12 of 25 Re: 05 Malibu won't start [gmcustsvc]
Aug 13, 2010 (2:42 pm)
Is there any word yet on the 05 Mailbu's AC being looked into yet? I have spoken online with about 40 people so far and they all have the same problem that I do.... It makes a screaming noise that bad when you start the car that it has to be disconnected. It is expensive for a person to fix and it is not guaranteed to work.
#13 of 25 Re: 05 Malibu ? [05mali]
Aug 17, 2010 (3:33 pm)
I have an 04/05 model and right after we bought it - around 40,000 miles it did the same thing to me and when I took it in to the dealer, they said they are having issues with the power steering column computer - it that costs $700 - they called GM for me and GM paid 1/2 of the cost since I had just bought the car and the warranty had just went off and the extended one didn't cover it. Good Luck because you couldn't even steer it when mine did that. I had to pull over and turn it off and on.
#14 of 25 Re: 05 Malibu won't start [eversole]
Aug 17, 2010 (3:35 pm)
Mine does this too, but I have never taken it in to find out what it is. There are days that it will do it multiple times, then some days it won't do it at all..
#15 of 25 Re: 05 Malibu ? [greenize]
Aug 18, 2010 (10:29 am)
Curious, what extended warranty didn't cover it?