Owners were instructed to not bring their vehicles for repair until January 2013. I am shocked that certain models and years have not been permanently recalled and replaced by a vehcile of owners choice from chevrolet needless to say I probably would not purchase another chevy car for the headeache we have had to endure. The messages cleared when I shut the engine off and turned it back on; however, the engine light remained on. In order to get home approx 60 miles away, had to remove battery terminal for a reset. This is why I came back to the Malibu model. I would appreciate any help with this issue. This is a major safety issue gm!!.
They commonly blow on these motors. It also would hesitate for about 3 to 4 seconds. Tends to do it more during hot weather. In addition, the traction and cruise control failed. Luckily it was just me in the car and not with my 3 and 5 year old and also not on highway when it happened. I haven't changed the thermostat yet however I'll try bleeding the line first before I do, it does not lose coolant.
The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection; however, the technician stated the vehicle was functioning properly. My brake lights stay on while I am driving and go off when I brake. Since march 2013 it does this continuously off and on then it turns itself off and says service esc, but no codes found. This vehicle has been to the dealership more than 4 times for the issue and they always say it can't be replicated and have reprogrammed the computer. Now with 100,000 and about first of 2014 the engine started shutting off while driving down the road, traction control would come on by itself and lower power light would come on plus all the other problems with two your boys this can be scary. Just because it's a different trim, the parts would be different? The failure mileage was 1,300 and the current mileage was 6,333.
Did you use the correct mixture of coolant and antifreeze? Reopen the heater air bleed to release any entrapped air and close again. There was code for power steering illuminating on the dashboard. I also found that it reportedly happens on highway, and when it does, the steering wheel is locked in whatever position it was in when the problem occurred, leaving the driver absolutely no control of the vehicle. Ir's quiet, handles well and it's a beauty. Owners may contact General Motors customer service at 1-800-222-1020 Chevrolet , 1-800-762-2737 Pontiac , 1-800-553-6000 Saturn.
This should have become a recall for all of these malibu's. Its scary and stomach turning knowing my car is 3 yrs old and a disaster!!! While driving car suddenly lost power and service esc, service traction control, engine power reduced. Return to idle and verify hot air is still coming from the heater. I really dont feel safe driving this car. Engine power would reduce and the service esc light and service engine light would come on. Complaint Number: 10537417 Incident Date: September 1, 2012 Date Added to File: August 27, 2013 Description of the Complaint: Purchased vehicle at 30k miles at beginning of year and within the same year towards the end of the year upon start up the vehicle begin making a loud exhaust noise several occassions. Combines Side Barrier and Side Pole Star Ratings into a single side rating.
But vibration started back after tires were rotated. Driving and power steering goes out it is scary. The Side Barrier test simulates an intersection collision between a standing vehicle and moving barrier at 38. The brake comes on randomly while I am driving so does the esc light, on various surfaces. In this case, prevention is key. I stated you need to drive the car for at least half hour to malfunction.
The check engine and traction lights were lit and remained lit. Finally made the dealership keep it until they figured out something- they kept it a few days, and called me numerous times asking me unrelated questions- they thought I was nuts, because they couldn't reproduce the issue. This was a horribly dangerous situation that I've seen multiple online reports about today in my search for some answers. Consequence Summary: Any of the above failure conditions increases the risk of a crash. After a couple of days of having the vehicle serviced, the same problems that existed before resumed. I wish we could burn this car to the ground.
The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the brake pedal position sensor needed to be replaced and the brake switch needed to be calibrated. The failure and current mileages were 3,000. Turning did not get easier as I accelerated, eventually to abt 40 mph. I could not turn it was very hard I had to turn off my car and it fixed it self. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or is several years old. I hit a deer only a month into ownership and it's stopping power and traction were amazing! Had been doing better since dealer replaced tires about 6 months ago.
When the vehicle was started, the steering wheel seized the contact stated that the failure occurred periodically. All of the expensive and they were note sure it would help son by unhooking the battery it would sometimes clear the problem for a short time, but it would always return. When pressure testing, does it take tons of pumping, indicating air in the system? I have always been a chevrolet person but not anymore. When I left the parking lot to pull into traffic, the steering wheel became extremely difficult to turn. Complaint Number: 10954979 Incident Date: January 7, 2017 Date Added to File: February 15, 2017 Description of the Complaint: Esc light is coming on and the steering wheel locks up and won't turn while driving and also while parked. It's just a great car 5 out of 5 stars by Execytuve Coach Lisa from Ann Arbor, Michigan on Wed Jul 13 2011 This is the nicest car I've ever owned, and, the first American car I've purchsed in many years after driving two Honda Accords into the ground.