17 problems related to brake light have been reported for the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu.
The brake lights come on with my foot off of the brake pedal. When I do apply the brakes the brake lights go out. The cruise control and the stabilty control will not work. I contacted my local dealer and they said there is no recall on my vehicle the dealer is jim stutzman in winchester va. .
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the cruise control failed and caused the brake lights to remain illuminated. The contact stated that when the brake pedal was depressed the brake lights flickered abnormally. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 92,500 and the current mileage was 93,000.
Brake lights are staying lit while driving and will not go off. Returned car to dealership for the third time for same issue.
Brake lights staying on while car is moving ,then they go off when brake pedal is applied off and on again problem.
The brake lights come on without braking and go off when you brake. The cruise control shuts off when the brake lights come on without pushing the brake peddle. The traction control warning light on the dash comes on also when the brake lights luminates.
The brake lights illuminate when the brake pedal isn't pressed. When the brake pedal is pressed the brake lights are not illuminated. Taken vehicle to dealership more than 3 times in order to relearn the brake pedal position. This affects the cruise control, as it turns off because the cruise control doesn't know the brake pedal position. This affects the traction control, as it turns off because the traction control doesn't know the brake pedal position.
About a month ago I noticed that my brake lights were stuck on. I didn't pay it any mind since then until yesterday 07/01/2013. A friend of mines was following me home and advised me that my brake lights were on the entire time. I checked to make sure I wasn't riding with the emergency brakes on. Now my car seems like it is pulling and there is a burning smell under my car. I'm not quite sure if this is a known issue or not. I did find an article from the huffington post that stated that there were a few complaints/issues regarding that. What could be causing this to happen. Why hasn't then been considered a recall?.
This has occured multiple times over the last year. When driving, the brake lights come on by themselves and you have to tap the brakes to get them to go out. Then they might or might not go off and totally cancels any cruise control opetation. There is no actual braking and this even happens when accelerating. This last time, they would not go off at all and it even triggered a 'service traction' warning on the dash. The first couple of times I took it in, the dealership said they could not fix/diagnose it unless it was doing this right then. Well another shop found a safety bulletin on this issue and completed the recommended fix. This worked for quite a while until now and here we are again. I worry about another driver taking faulty action thinking I am braking, when I am not. Also it has become a recurring safety issue and I see other owners are dealing with the same issue. Please help!.
The brake lights, including the third brake light, were observed on during normal operation, when the brakes were not being applied. This gives a false indication of intended operation.
Whilst driving home one night I noticed that my brake lights were on, however I was not applying the brakes. I then pressed the brake pedal and the brake lights turned off. Once I let go of the brake they came back on after a few seconds. At the same time, I received an error that read along the lines esc service traction. My husband and I found a forum where other Malibu owners seemed to be having the same issue, so we removed the panel on the passenger side floor to check for any corrosion, then replaced the panel. The problem stopped, however this issue is re-occurring, and has occurred several other times since then. I always receive the same esc service traction error each time this happens and I am not able to use cruise control as the brake lights are being engaged without the pedal being pressed.
On several occasion I have notice that my brake lights come on without me even pressing the brakes. It also lights up and when I press the brakes it goes off. I have spoken with other Malibu owner and they complain of this same brake failure. It is very frustrating and not safe.
Brake lights come on without me pressing down the brake pedal.
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while driving, the brake lights were illuminated without the brake pedal being engaged. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 70,000.
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while reversing, it was discovered that the brake lights erroneously illuminated. The brake lights would not illuminate when the brakes were depressed. The contact also stated that the traction control warning light illuminated sporadically. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was determined that the brake switch had failed. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was unavailable and the current mileage was 91,000.
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph, the traction control light illuminated as well as the brake lights. The brake lights remained illuminated until the brake pedal was engaged. The failure recurred on an intermittent basis. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer on several occasions, where they were unable to duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 57,757.
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving approximately 40 mph, the rear brake lights began to illuminate without pressure applied to the brake pedal. The failure occurred intermittently. The vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 59,000.
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the brake lights constantly illuminated both when the brake pedal was depressed and even when it was not. There were no other warning lights. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who replaced the sensor, fuse and other parts. The failure continued. The manufacturer had not been notified. The failure mileage was approximately 42,000.