Last post on May 14, 2013 at 6:24 PM
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Chevrolet Malibu Maxx, Transmission, Hatchback
#23 of 32 Re: 2007 Maxx transmission failures... [gmcustsvcsarah]
May 22, 2012 (12:54 pm)
Mali- as we affectionately call this car has been fine since we bought it new with 30 miles on it. No trouble really and it is regularly maintained. None of my other Chevy vehicles ever had these sorts of issues.
My husband has always dealt with car service issues but told me it would be a learning experience if I handled this saga.
I suppose I should have insisted on a new transmission rather than boxes of parts. If there ends up being a 4th repair I'll ask for one.
I'm told they rebuilt from scratch using replacment GM parts including a new case and everything to do with the final drive.
I'm picking it up today so I'll review the warranty with the service manager.
I will contact GM customer service outside this forum if I have further issues.
Aug 22, 2012 (8:48 am)
i should do this then, i bought my 2004 maxx with 58,000 miles and now have 65,000 miles
#25 of 32 Chevy just lost a customer for life
Jan 14, 2013 (8:45 am)
I just got news that the transmission in my '06 Malibu Maxx needs replacing after 90,000 miles. I will never again buy a GM product and neither will my children. I used to defend GM. Now I understand why so many people have such animosity toward them.
#26 of 32 Re: Chevy just lost a customer for life [smaxx]
Jan 14, 2013 (9:41 am)
Too bad, I have had too many good GM products to let one bad one stop me from never buying one again....good luck with your future vehicles.
#27 of 32 Re: Transmission failure. [mullick420] new issue [desertdog4]
Jan 14, 2013 (9:50 am)
When I fixed the broken wire under my center console, I also checked all the other wires/plugs under the console as well. Found a loose connection plug near the shifter, and unplugged and replugged to be sure it was clean and snapped in soundly/firmly. Solved my "freewheeling" problems as well. Worth a check on yours as it only takes 30 min or so to get that console loose and get to those wires.
#28 of 32 Re: Transmission failure. [pao]
Feb 14, 2013 (9:06 pm)
I have on 04 with 200,000 on it...changed transmission fluid at 100,000 and ready to have it done again. Only issues is when you shift it into low gear (3), little button on gear shift won't allow you to shift to 2nd or 1st. Last Oct bought an 05 with only 35,000 on it...before it hit 40,000, the gear shift button quit working and in winter I really like being able to shift it into 2nd and 1st on the hilly, curvy roads in Ohio!!
#29 of 32 04 and 05 Malibu Maxx/won't allow me to shift to 2nd or 1
Feb 14, 2013 (9:10 pm)
I have on 04 Malibu Maxx with 200,000 AND an 05 with 45,000 miles. When I shift into low gear (3), the button on the gear shift will not allow me to switch into 2nd or 1st gear. Any ideas what the problem is AND how I can get it fixed. I really like being able to shift into 1st and 2nd during the winter, on the windy, curvy roads in Ohio!!
#30 of 32 Re: Chevy just lost a customer for life [smaxx]
Feb 14, 2013 (9:16 pm)
Wow...sorry to hear...I feel the same about Chevy Monte Carlo...we bought
a 2000 and in 80,000 it needed a new transmission...got another one with 23,000 miles put in and the car has 200,000 miles on it.
I have an 04 and an 05 malibu maxx...04 has 200,000 and the transmission runs perfectly, just bought the 05 in October (found a deal, only had 35,000 miles) Only issue I have is I can't shift into 1st or 2nd gear, only 3rd for the low gears.
#31 of 32 Re: Transmission failure. [haughti2i]
Feb 14, 2013 (9:31 pm)
You have a simple fix to do, one broken wire under the center console right along side the shifter, this is a common problem and is easy to fix, just loosen and lift up center console, find broken wire, add in a short piece of wire to fix, and your shifter button will work again. On this site/thread there are more detailed instructions with the color of the wire, etc. Try google searching if you can't find the detailed fix, but it is really easy and the wire that is broken is on the left side of the shifter when you lift up the center console.
#32 of 32 2006 Malibu Maxx Transmission Issues
May 14, 2013 (6:24 pm)
Had the trans fluid flushed and replaced at around 100,000 miles. Car now has around 170,000 miles on it. Mostly highway driving. Just recently, the traction control light has come on as well as the check engine light. When driving, it wants to wind out really long in first gear, then shifts hard into second gear. My local shop has been looking at the transmission codes stored and said something about a sticking 1st to 2nd solenoid. Is this something that can be easily replaced? Would this also cause the traction control light and check engine light to come on as well? Can the solenoids be replaced individually or is this something to do with the electronic controller for the transmission? Other than this issue, we have been relatively trouble free with this car.