Brake Light problems of the 2009 Chevrolet Malibu
13 problems related to brake light have been reported for the 2009 Chevrolet Malibu.
Brake Light problem #1
The vehicle involved is a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1G1ZG57B49_. 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 reoccurring. Cheverolet has not send any kind of notice to owners about this potentially dangerous situation. The computer code c0131 is activated when this occurs. This brake light problem happened on September 2, 2013.
Brake Light problem #2
The vehicle was a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Chevrolet Malibu is 1G1ZH57B09_. 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 thier own. The failure date was Mon., Nov. 19, 2012.
Brake Light problem #3
The vehicle is a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. 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. This issue happened on 09/07/2013.
Brake Light problem #4
The vehicle is a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. 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. This brake light problem happened on Sep. 1, 2013.
Brake Light problem #5
The vehicle involved was a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1G1ZJ57BX9_. The brake lights illuminate when the brake pedal is up & sometimes won't illuminate when pedal is depressed. This brake light problem happened on Sun., Aug. 4, 2013.
Brake Light problem #6
The vehicle involved was a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. 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!. This brake light issue occurred 06/01/11.
Brake Light problem #7
The car involved is a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. 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. This brake light problem happened on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012.
Brake Light problem #8
Tl- the vehicle involved is 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. This issue happened on Wednesday, February 15, 2012.
Brake Light problem #9
The car was a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. 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. This brake light problem happened on Aug. 9, 2010.
Brake Light problem #10
The vehicle involved was a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. 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 failure date was 04/01/13.
Brake Light problem #11
The vehicle having this issue was a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. VIN of the vehicle was 1G1ZK57B39_. 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. It was Friday, May. 3, 2013 when this brake light issue happened.
Brake Light problem #12
The vehicle was a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. 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. This brake light problem happened on Friday, May 17, 2013.
Brake Light problem #13
The vehicle involved is a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. 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. This problem occurred on July 27, 2011.
Other Exterior Lighting related problems of the 2009 Chevrolet Malibu:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Brake Light problems||13|
|Exterior Lighting problems||1|
|Hazard Flashing Warning Light Unit problems||1|
|Back Up Lights problems||1|
|Brake Light Switch problems||1|
|Tail Light Switch problems||1|