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2014 Chevy Malibu

hpmctorquehpmctorque Posts: 4,402
edited July 2014 in Chevrolet
Cosmetic changes, additional leg room in the back, stop-start standard with the 2.5 engine are some of the main enhancements for the 2014s. Do these changes position the 2014 Malibu significantly better in the ultra competitive mid-size segment?

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  • djm2djm2 Posts: 707
    Has GM improved the overall "QUALITY" of this SUV? ---- Does the high pressure fuel pump still leak raw fuel into the crankcase of the engine thus destroying the engine? ---- Has GM done anything about improving "customer service" and "customer satisfaction?" ---- Has GM and the dealers improved their warranty service, and their concern for the individual customer? ---- These are the important issues with regards to this NEW vehicle! ---- Dwayne
  • bryanbryan Posts: 217

    I've had my 2013 2LT Malibu for 15 months now. I currently have close to 11,000 miles on the odo. I am enjoying every mile. It is an awesome automobile.

  • Just got a 2014 Malibu 1LT 2 weeks ago. Why does the AC light come on when I am running the heat?? Can somebody enlighten me?

  • crkyolfrtcrkyolfrt Posts: 2,345

    @mr_smith said:
    Just got a 2014 Malibu 1LT 2 weeks ago. Why does the AC light come on when I am running the heat?? Can somebody enlighten me?

    You may have heat chosen, but probably have a form of front defrost mode chosen also. i.e. either full 'defrost' or combo of 'defrost/floor'.
    This is done for a number of reasons but the two primary ones are being able to help demist the windshield under certain seasonal/high humidity conditions, but also..having the A/C compressor cycle during the off-season is good for system longevity while the internal oil in the system is circulated to help keep seals pliable and assist in maintaining gas quantity.

    If it is really cold out, the light may come on but the compressor may not cycle until a milder winter day comes along. This is managed by a thermo-electric fuse in the system.

  • crkyolfrtcrkyolfrt Posts: 2,345

    @djm2 said:
    Has GM improved the overall "QUALITY" of this SUV? ---- Does the high pressure fuel pump still leak raw fuel into the crankcase of the engine thus destroying the engine? ---- Has GM done anything about improving "customer service" and "customer satisfaction?" ---- Has GM and the dealers improved their warranty service, and their concern for the individual customer? ---- These are the important issues with regards to this NEW vehicle! ---- Dwayne

    Excellent points raised here. They are not exaggerated, unfortunately. When I read it I was nodding my head in agreement as I recall having read from the beginning, the Edmunds forum about 'Problems with 2010 Equinox"...or something like that. I really wanted to like the Equinox because in many regards it ticked so many boxes for me. AWD availability, FE with the 4 cyl, extra quiet ride for its class, extra cargo and seat room for its class, fairly good seats for its class..and I personally liked its look. But after reading so many...well.. literal horror stories surrounding primarily that crappy 2.5 4 cylinder GM incompetently tries to pass off as an engine, I resoundingly said, NO THANKS, GM!

    What I would like to know (from someone IN the know) (imidazol maybe?) is..how can GM have such a disaster with an engine in one model, yet seemingly not have anywhere near the number of issues with that engine when used in a different model? It makes no sense whatsoever, and certainly doesn't inspire ANY confidence for anyone considering a GM purchase.

  • mr_smithmr_smith Posts: 17

    I don't have the grid/guiding lines on the screen for the backup cam on my 2014 mailbu. Does anybody else NOT have the grid lines in the backup cam on the 2014 Malibu?

  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,239

    Hello mr_smith,

    I'd be glad to look further into this for you. You can reach out to me via email at socialmedia@gm.com and put Attn:Andraya in the subject line. Please include your full contact information and your VIN.

    Thank you,

    Andraya
    GM Customer Care

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  • mr_smithmr_smith Posts: 17
    In my 2014 Malibu., my driver seat makes a popping sound underneath whenever my weight shifts during stops and turns? Will the dealership repair this? Please help
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,239
    We saw your post on another thread as well, mr_smith. Are you still planning to head to the dealership to have your seat inspected? If so, we'll gladly stay involved throughout the process and contact your dealership if necessary. Please feel free to contact us via private message if we can assist further.

    Amber N.
    GM Customer Care
  • mr_smithmr_smith Posts: 17
    gmcustsvc said:

    We saw your post on another thread as well, mr_smith. Are you still planning to head to the dealership to have your seat inspected? If so, we'll gladly stay involved throughout the process and contact your dealership if necessary. Please feel free to contact us via private message if we can assist further.

    Amber N.
    GM Customer Care

    Yes I plan on heading there tomorrow (7/10). The dealership is Hare Chevrolet in Noblesville, Indiana. My car is still under warranty. Thanks for the help and I will be in contact w/ you.

    Ryan Smith
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,239
    mr_smith said:

    gmcustsvc said:

    We saw your post on another thread as well, mr_smith. Are you still planning to head to the dealership to have your seat inspected? If so, we'll gladly stay involved throughout the process and contact your dealership if necessary. Please feel free to contact us via private message if we can assist further.

    Amber N.
    GM Customer Care

    Yes I plan on heading there tomorrow (7/10). The dealership is Hare Chevrolet in Noblesville, Indiana. My car is still under warranty. Thanks for the help and I will be in contact w/ you.

    Ryan Smith
    Sounds like a plan Ryan. We look forward to your update!

    Jasmine F
    Chevrolet Customer Care
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