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Brake Light problems of the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu



14 problems related to brake light have been reported for the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu.

car   Brake Light problem 1
Failure Date: 06/06/2014

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. .

car   Brake Light problem 2
Failure Date: 05/01/2014

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.

car   Brake Light problem 3
Failure Date: 09/24/2013

Brake lights are staying lit while driving and will not go off. Returned car to dealership for the third time for same issue.

car   Brake Light problem 4
Failure Date: 09/10/2013

Brake lights staying on while car is moving ,then they go off when brake pedal is applied off and on again problem.

car   Brake Light problem 5
Failure Date: 08/02/2013

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.

car   Brake Light problem 6
Failure Date: 07/02/2013

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.


car   Brake Light problem 7
Failure Date: 04/01/2013

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?.

car   Brake Light problem 8
Failure Date: 10/05/2012

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.

car   Brake Light problem 9
Failure Date: 10/01/2012

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.

car   Brake Light problem 10
Failure Date: 08/01/2012

Brake lights come on without me pressing down the brake pedal.


 
car   Brake Light problem 11
Failure Date: 07/12/2012

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.

car   Brake Light problem 12
Failure Date: 08/01/2011

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.

car   Brake Light problem 13
Failure Date: 07/08/2011

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.

car   Brake Light problem 14
Failure Date: 03/05/2010

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.


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