34 problems related to brake light have been reported for the 2009 Chevrolet Malibu.
The high mount brake light does not always illuminate when the brake pedal is engaged. On a 1 hour commute, the brake light can start working, stop working, and then start working again. The vehicle appears to have the same problem described in NHTSA campaign 14v-252 but as not included in gm recall 13036 even though the recall included other 2009 chevy Malibus. I tried calling the number for gm listed in the NHTSA campaign but was told that my vehicle was not part of the recall and there was nothing they could do until I took it to a dealership to have a diagnostic performed.
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. While operating the vehicle, the traction control, brake, and esc sensor lights illuminated. Also, the brake lights would illuminate even though the brake pedal was not depressed. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v252000 (electrical system, service brakes). The contact stated that the vehicle experienced the same failure listed in the recall. The failure mileage was 179,000.
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving approximately 45 mph, the contact was alerted by another motorist that the brake light was constantly illuminated, as if she were applying the brakes. The brake light dimmed when the brake pedal was depressed. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired per a manufacturer recall in April of 2015 for the same failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 135,000.
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. While depressing the brake pedal, the brake lights failed to operate. When the brake pedal was released, the brake light illuminated. In addition, the dis active stability control warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The vehicle was previously repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14v252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, speed control). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 75,000.
While driving my car the traction control light flashes and the service esc light flashes in the dash of my car. My brake light remain on at all time, when I mash the brakes no brake light comes on. The brake light is doing the opposite of what it is supposed to be doing. This occured months after I had recall work done (at a certified gm dealer) under gm recall number 13036 and NHTSA campaign number 14v252000.
High mounted brake light randomly works, similar to previous recall. Chevy dealer tries to tell me light is "fried" when it actually works, intermittently. Gm has yet to contact me on whether they will cover the cost.
Tl-the contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while driving at any speed the vehicle brake light would illuminate when not pressing the brake panel. The instrument panel lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that electronic stability control module. The vehicle was not included in a NHTSA campaign number: 14v252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 82,997. Aw.
Tl-the contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the third brake light randomly illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was serviced under NHTSA campaign number:14v252000 (electrical system , electronic stability control , exterior lighting , service brakes, hydraulic , vehicle speed control) but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the third brake light wiring needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 90,000. Ss.
There was a recall for the wiring harness related to these problems. . Rk Chevrolet in vineland,NJ repaired it supposedly. Days after the warranty on socalled repair the problem persisted yet again and I returned to dealership they said there was no problem with it. . . Gave me codes for something else which did not relate to what is wrong. . . I'm getting nowhere with this and it is not safe to drive this vehicle which is needed for family transportation and work. Esc light stays on,traction control stays on,brake lights come on while driving but not when braking.
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. While the cruise control was activated, it randomly deactivated. Also, when the brake pedal was depressed, the center brake light would not illuminate and the rear brake lights illuminated very dimly. The contact also indicated that the transmission was replaced due to failures that prevented the vehicle from accelerating normally. No further information was available. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 70,000.
Tl-the contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated while driving approximately 35 mph, the rear brake lights illuminated intermittently without warning. The vehicle was serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 14v252000 (electrical system , electronic stability control , exterior lighting , service brakes, hydraulic , vehicle speed control) but the remedy failed to repair the vehicle. The contact mention the brake lights remained illuminated after the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 118,000. Ak.
I was driving down the freeway between 70 & 75 mph. I heard brakes screeching behind me. I then realized that my cruz had also went off. I knew that my brake lights had come on for no reason again as they had in the past. I was sure cars were going to start rear ending each other because they thought I had slammed on my brakes. When this is occurring with my vehicle the brake lights are off when I'm stopped at a light or a stop sign and the brake lights come on when I take my foot off the brakes. The car will jerk like it is trying to stall. The rpm's will surge to 4000 while at the same time the car is slowing down. The cruz will not engage when the brake lights are on. These problems only occurs when the brake lights will not go off.
The rear brake lights come on without depressing brake. When brake peddle pressed, brake lights do not illuminate.
The brake lights will come on randomly. This also causes the cruise control to kick off. The lights will stay on for varying lengths.
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the brake lights illuminated while driving at various speeds and would dim when the brake pedal was depressed. The dealer located a failure code at the brake pedal position sensor. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer stated that the VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign number: 14v252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control). The failure mileage was 53,694.
Brake lights malfunction. Thank god, I was driving behind my wife and her Malibu's brake lights were not on when she braked. And then turned on when she didnt have her foot on the brake pedal. Took to dealership, and he said hes been seeing that alot lately. Please recall before someone has major accident! thank you.
The cruise control was malfunctioning and after researching the problem I discovered that the brake lights could also be affected. When applying the brake the light in the rear window would actually go completely off. The repair is described in TSB 08-05-22-009c and was completed. The problem appears to be fixed. However it appears there was a previous recall for this type of problem with earlier general motors models and the problem is still recurring. Chevrolet has not send any kind of notice to owners about this potentially dangerous situation. The computer code c0131 is activated when this occurs.
The vehicle rear brake lights are coming on while driving without me pressing the brake pedal. When the brake pedal is applied the brake lights temporary goes off before coming back on.
Brake lights come on intermittently while driving. There is no indicator when or how this is happening. It has affected the cruise control option as well as the traction control on the vehicle. This is a safety concern for all motorists - unsure when a care is actually stopping and or accelerating.
The brake lights illuminate when the brake pedal is up & sometimes won't illuminate when pedal is depressed.
Brake lights remain on while driving. Go off when braking. Have been stopped several times by folks passing by to tell me that the brake lights were on.
Brake lights come on without pressing the pedal and when u press the pedal they go off for a second and come back on this has happened numerous times.
When driving my 2009 Malibu my brake lights will come on. When tapping the brake they go off, but when I need to use the brake no lights show. When this happens my service esc and service traction lights also come on. Im getting very aggravated, I have only owned this car since June 2012, and constantly having problems.
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the center brake light failed intermittently and without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for a diagnostic. The failure was not reported to the manufacturer. The failure mileage was 50,000. The current mileage was 62,000. Updated 07/10/lj the consumer stated the dealer could not diagnose the vehicle without a fee until the failure becomes permanent. Updated 07/15/2013.
The brake lights began to turn on when the brake pedal was not depressed, even when the vehicle was in park. When driving, the brake lights will stay on and the cruise control does not work. These problems may only last a couple of minutes but may also persist for greater than an hour at a time. The problem manifests itself somewhat unpredictably but its frequency and duration have increased over time.
Brake lights turn on for no reason. When they are on for no reason pressing the brake pedal turns them off. They do not illuminate when pressing brake pedal. Later on the esc and traction control turn off on their own.
The brake lights on my vehicle stay illuminated when the brake pedal is not pressed. This causes other drivers to think that I am braking when I am not. When I press the brake pedal, the brake light goes off for two seconds and then comes back on. After releasing the brake pedal, the brake lights stay on. The vehicle has been to the dealership four times. The dealer has replaced the brake position sensor twice, the brake control module, and they performed a fix that was issued through a tech bulletin from gm about the issue by applying dielectric grease to the pins on the brake control module and connector. None of these solutions have corrected the issue.
Tl- the contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while driving at different speeds the brake lights illuminated when the brake pedal was not being depressed. When the brake was depressed the brake lights would not illuminate. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis where the technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 18,000. Da.
Rear brake lights intermittently turn on. There doesn't appear to be a reason as to when or why it turns on. Dealership shrugs their shoulders as they 'fix' the car 'hoping that what they do fixes the problem'. Driver doesn't know that rear brakes are on unless driving at night or attempting to use cruise control. I believe this is a safety issue.
While driving down the road the brake lights turn on. If I touch the breaks they go off. This happens most often when it rains, snows or if driving with the air conditioning on. The cruise control stops working at the same time. I have had this into a local dealership on three occassions where I have been told "we have to experience this in order to correct it. " I am aware that many other Malibu vehicles experience this as there have been rumors of this becoming a recall for many months. This has been going on for a couple years for my car and I was under warranty when I had it in and not corrected. I try not to think about it now that it is out of warranty, but because I am expecting my first child and this is a safety concern I am becoming more worried. What will it take to get this corrected? how could they prove that the brake lights didn't come on when someone stopped to turn and then was hit? please help!.
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated while driving the vehicle, another driver informed her that the brake light was illuminated when the brake pedal was not engaged. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection and they confirmed that the wiring harness needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 50,000.
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the brake light illuminated when the brake pedal was not depressed and failed to illuminate when the brake pedal was depressed. In addition, the contact stated that the esc traction control and the cruise control independently disengaged. The contact also mentioned that the vehicle would hesitate when shifting gears. The failure occurred intermittently. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign: 14v252000 (brakes, exterior lighting, electronic stability control) exceeded a reasonable amount for the recall repair. The dealer stated that the part was not available. The manufacturer was made aware of the delay. The contact had experienced the failure. The failure mileage was 30,000 and the currently mileage was 90,000.
While driving, the car will appear to think that the brakes are being applied. The brake lights will all activate, and cruise control will cease working. When the brake pedal is depressed, the brake lights turn off. The brakes still stop the car, but the lights and cruise control appear to be not calibrated to the brake sensor. Also, sometimes 3 warnings appear in the dash display: esc off, service esc, and service traction, though it is not necessary for the problem to occur. This happens very intermittently, but once it starts, it usually doesn't go away. I've had the problem repaired about 6 times, but it keeps coming back. I am out of options, as the repairmen seem to not know what is wrong with the car.
Brake lights fail to light and/ or fail to turn off after depressing/releasing brake pedal both while car was parked with engine on as we'll as while in motion including at highway speeds.