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2008-2009 Chevrolet Malibu



  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,055
    While I as a customer service representative don't have access to much technical information, if you decided to work with a GM dealership we're here to help you in that process. Please don't hesitate to contact us at with further information (including your name and contact information, the last 8 digits of your VIN, and a summary of the situation so far).

    Sarah, GM Customer Service
  • loril744loril744 Posts: 1
    Dwayne, I bought a USED 2010 Chevy Malibu w/28,000 miles on it and it does the same thing ( I will never buy Chevy again... back to Hyundai ) I have driven the car 10,000 miles in 2 years and the same thing happens to my car. What I need to know is... How much did it cost you to fix the problem?? Also What exactly do I ask for to get it fixed??? Please help this single mom. thanks Lori
  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 1,742
    Your car should still be under warranty, no? It should not cost you anything.

    Good luck with Hyundai. They make cars that are Walmart specials, built to a price, with little refinement or long-term quality. Truly disposable cars.

    2011 Buick Regal Turbo, 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass S Holiday Coupe

  • Lori, I bought a certified used Malibu in 2010 that was 2 years old. My dealer has covered everything that has gone wrong for free, even things no longer under warantee that they feel should not have happened. I am missing something as you say "does the same thing" maybe referring to someone else's post that does not appear. Call your Chevy dealer service department. If you are not satisfied, talk to their owners. But I have been so satisfied with my dealer. Even though my car is not new, they have given me free oil changes, just like a new car.
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,055
    If you have questions about whether or not your vehicle is still covered by warranty, please contact us via email at with more information, including the last 8 digits of your vehicle's VIN and mileage.

    Sarah, GM Customer Service
  • My 2008 Malibu LTZ's dashboard lights go to various stages from bright, dim, or off. There seems to be no pattern and it is really bad when off and dim is not that great either. I have the adjustment control as bright as possible. I hate to bring it to the garage as it will surely be on bright when I'm there and they will say working as designed, Does anyone have any advice or maybe experienced the same thing?

    Thanks, Uncle Dewey
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,055
    As a customer service representative, I am limited in my ability to troubleshoot. If you do decide to bring it in for evaluation, please keep us posted! We can follow up on that visit or assist in matters of warranty or recall concerns, and our email address is (include your name, contact information, and the last 8 digits of your VIN).
    Sarah, GM Customer Service
  • Hi Sarah,

    I have some personal problems, but will have to take it in soon as it is a real danger not being able to see key items on the dash. I do shift down and need to know where I am, plus speed etc. I will let you know what happens.

    Tx for your interest. Uncle Dewey
  • gmfornow3gmfornow3 Posts: 16
    edited June 2013
    I am having trouble finding a repair shop that will quote me a front brake job with the OEM semi-metallic brake pads, expect the Chevy dealer. All the other are quoting me with ceramic pads. When I check all the major after market auto parts companies online, they also have no semi-metallic pads for this car. Are others having this issue? Which pads are performing better, ceramic or semi-metallic? I am worried about too much heat on the rotors if I switch to ceramic.
  • bnsfjimbnsfjim Posts: 1
    edited September 2013
    Owned a 2008 Malibu LT 4 cyl since new. Has developed power steering issue with car jerking steering wheel to the right and left will happen when sitting still or moving. Noticed several complaints on internet of same thing is there a recall on this.
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,055
    Hello bnsfjim,

    I am sorry you are experiencing an issue with power steering. If you email us at socialmedia(at) and include your VIN and current mileage in your message, we are more than happy to check if your vehicle has any open recalls associated. We look forward to hearing from you.


    Laura M.
    GM Customer Care
  • Hi Again Sarah,

    The lights have continued to be intermittently dim. Lately it happens primarily when I start out for the first time in any given day. However, I've been able to ignore it as they usually become bright within a block of driving. Today, however the lights stayed dim for a long time and I had to drive on an expressway. It was very disconcerting as I could not see my speedometer at all. If I removed my sunglasses I could see the lights were on, but very dim. As it happened I was going to the Chev garage, but of course, they were okay by the time I got there.

    I was more concerned about the problem at hand and never even thought about talking to the service manager. I guess I should call him to see if he would look for any service bulletin or if he has any idea of what could cause the problem.

    If you have any other ideas I could use them.

    Thanks a bunch, Uncle Dewey
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