The affected steering shafts may have a yoke that inadequately supports the u-joint bearing resulting in a premature failure. This time the part only lasted 18 months. I had to get my insurance to pay for one of the recall issues because my steering while locked up while driving and I was unable to turn the wheel. My son never touched the brake pedal, and the car came out of park and began to move. Turning left stalling occurred on a city street as well as on an off ramp from highway to city street. The recall began in September 2014. Stability control is standard across the line for 2009.
Owners were instructed to not bring their vehicles for repair until January 2013. No warning light came on. There is also an open recall for the takata inflators. The 2009 Chevrolet Malibu is a pretty responsible car—but it's also fun to drive. Notification to owners began on on November 9, 2012. Owners were instructed to not bring their vehicles for repair until January 2013.
When parts are available, owners will be mailed a second letter to come in to have the applicable bulletin applied. On these vehicles, the tabs on the transmission shift cable end may fracture and separate. Getting it fixed at independent repair shop. November of 2009 as I pulled into work transmission exploded. Complaint Number: 10352846 Incident Date: August 30, 2009 Date Added to File: August 30, 2010 Description of the Complaint: Own a 2009 malibu that hesitates when trying to accelerate into traffic, or slow down and try to pick up speed again brought it to dealerships attention every time I take it in for service, they say this is normal and nothing is being done to fix the problem, this is going to cause an accident or death in this make of car.
Owners may contact General Motors customer service at 1-800-222-1020 Chevrolet , 1-800-762-2737 Pontiac , 1-800-553-6000 Saturn. Consequence Summary: Any of the above failure conditions increases the risk of a crash. While driving 60 mph, the vehicle jerked when the brake pedal was depressed and stalled as the traction control, electronic stability control, and check engine warning lights illuminated. Two more weeks of shop time still no fix. The failure mileage was 137,000. That is a safety issue, how can they legally close out a recall of something that is unsafe? The vehicle has a 6 speed automatic transmission that hesitates, but the dealer cannot repair the failure.
Replaced it and that fixed the problem. Bulletin 14118 covers model year 2008 Chevrolet Malibu, Pontiac G6 and Saturn Aura built from October 1, 2007, through January 31, 2008. This service will be performed free of charge. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure and the vehicle was not repaired. On a trip that was fairly split between highway driving and Ann Arbor football traffic, I averaged close to 27-28 mpg. By now, there was very little room left between my car and the one parked across from it. The 2009 Chevrolet Malibu offers a choice of a standard 169-horsepower 2.
Its costing me too much. On one occasion, the vehicle was parked and rolled away, crashing into a concrete barrier. I did have brake pads replaced last year. Difficult to steer off the road. Performance from the four-cylinder is good enough, but you may prefer the V-6 for more responsive, sportier driving. The manufacturer distributed an Interim letter to customers on July 14, 2014.
Dealership said the transmission was going and needed to be replaced. Expensive repair as front fascia has to be removed to replace bulbs. The manufacturer was aware of the failure. Mode holding bulb was burnt to a crisp. Bulletin 14117 covers model year 2008 Chevrolet Malibu, Pontiac G6 and Saturn Aura built from February 1, 2008, through February 28, 2008. Took car this time back to dealership for 2nd opinion.
While driving various speeds, the vehicle accelerated without warning. Since then john thornton gave me a rental. The affected steering shafts may have a yoke that inadequately supports the u-joint bearing resulting in a premature failure. Parts are not currently available. Dealers will replace the torque sensor assembly. Several hours later, a friend drove my husband to the car.