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Brake Light problems of the 2009 Chevrolet Malibu



19 problems related to brake light have been reported for the 2009 Chevrolet Malibu.

car   Brake Light problem 1
Failure Date: 07/05/2014

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.

car   Brake Light problem 2
Failure Date: 03/28/2014

The rear brake lights come on without depressing brake. When brake peddle pressed, brake lights do not illuminate.

car   Brake Light problem 3
Failure Date: 12/16/2013

The brake lights will come on randomly. This also causes the cruise control to kick off. The lights will stay on for varying lengths.

car   Brake Light problem 4
Failure Date: 12/01/2013

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.

car   Brake Light problem 5
Failure Date: 09/07/2013

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.

car   Brake Light problem 6
Failure Date: 09/02/2013

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.


car   Brake Light problem 7
Failure Date: 09/01/2013

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.

car   Brake Light problem 8
Failure Date: 08/04/2013

The brake lights illuminate when the brake pedal is up & sometimes won't illuminate when pedal is depressed.

car   Brake Light problem 9
Failure Date: 05/17/2013

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.

car   Brake Light problem 10
Failure Date: 05/03/2013

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.


 
car   Brake Light problem 11
Failure Date: 04/01/2013

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.

car   Brake Light problem 12
Failure Date: 11/19/2012

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.

car   Brake Light problem 13
Failure Date: 10/06/2012

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.

car   Brake Light problem 14
Failure Date: 02/15/2012

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.

car   Brake Light problem 15
Failure Date: 07/27/2011

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.

car   Brake Light problem 16
Failure Date: 06/01/2011

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!.

car   Brake Light problem 17
Failure Date: 04/14/2011

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.

car   Brake Light problem 18
Failure Date: 03/01/2011

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.

car   Brake Light problem 19
Failure Date: 08/09/2010

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.