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Anti-theft Controller Problems of Chevrolet Malibu - part 1



Chevrolet Malibu owners have reported 457 problems related to anti-theft controller (under the electrical system category).

car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu 1
Failure Date: 09/08/2016

While driving down the highway first the windshield wipers quit during a down pour, the anti traction was malfunctioning on the screen then said anti theft system needed service then the steering went out and locked the car down. All of this happened while the car remained running. Was very scary. Have done some research and it appears gm is aware of a problem. The car is currently at the dealership. No known reason why yet although the dealership stated it did this to them when they were trying to pull it in the garage. Gm needs to figure this out and issue a recall before there is serious injury including possible death the car was in motion on a highway when this occurred.

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car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu 2
Failure Date: 08/25/2016

The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start and the anti theft system warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 38,000.

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car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu 3
Failure Date: 06/15/2016

The contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving 40 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle after some time. In addition, the vehicle failed to start intermittently. The air bag and anti theft warning lights illuminated. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 95,261. The VIN was unavailable.

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car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Malibu 4
Failure Date: 05/30/2016

The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu classic. The contact was not experiencing any failures until it was taken to the dealer for a manufacturer recall concerning the ignition switch. The contact noticed that months later, the anti-theft warning indicator kept randomly illuminating. The key was unable to turn over to start the vehicle. The contact had to use the owner's manual and wait ten minutes to turn the key back and forth to get the vehicle to start. The dealer was notified of the failure several times. The contact was to check with the manufacturer to determine if they may be able to provide a repair solution. The recall information was not provided. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

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car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu 5
Failure Date: 05/23/2016

The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving various speeds, the anti-theft alarm was activated independently and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was approximately 145,000.

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car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Malibu 6
Failure Date: 04/10/2016

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. When the ignition was turned to the on position, the vehicle failed to start. The vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic at the contact's residence where it was diagnosed that the anti-theft system was malfunctioning and needed to be reprogrammed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 124,343.

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car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Malibu 7
Failure Date: 03/17/2016

The contact owns a 1999 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to a dealer for a manufacturer recall repair remedy for the key switch. The contact was not experiencing a failure prior to the repair. After the repair, the anti-theft warning light illuminated and the vehicle was unable to start randomly. The contact was unable to determine if the dealer would repair the vehicle or an independent mechanic. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and provided no remedy for the condition. The approximate failure mileage was 7,135.

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car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Malibu 8
Failure Date: 03/07/2016

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving 55 mph, the gauges on the instrument panel fluctuated and the anti-theft warning light illuminated. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 180,000.

car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Malibu 9
Failure Date: 02/15/2016

The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu. While attempting to start the vehicle, the security theft light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle would not start and was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the security system prevented the vehicle from starting. The contact stated that the system was reset by the independent mechanic, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was previously serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 14v400000 (electrical system), but the remedy failed to repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 159,000. The VIN was not available.

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car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 1998 Chevrolet Malibu 10
Failure Date: 01/28/2016

Tl - the contact stated that the Chevrolet 1998 Malibu has an anti theft warning light device. When you attempt to start the car the warning light starts flashing and the vehicle wont' start. After ten minutes when placing the key in the ignition then the vehicle starts. The failure continues to occur intermittently. The vehicle has not been diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 150000. Am.

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car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Malibu 11
Failure Date: 01/21/2016

The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving 25 mph, the vehicle stalled and the anti-theft warning light illuminated. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 108,000.

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car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 1997 Chevrolet Malibu 12
Failure Date: 01/04/2016

Tl-the contact owns a 1997 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the anti-theft system engaged without warning causing the vehicle to stall. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 130,000. Ad.

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car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Malibu 13
Failure Date: 11/16/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 55 mph, the anti-theft warning indicator light illuminated and the vehicle engine failed. The vehicle was able to restart. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 93,567. Jw.

car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu 14
Failure Date: 10/22/2015

My car wouldn't start, so I looked it up on the internet. The anti-theft light was on, it told me to unplug my battery so the car would reboot the system. I did that, then it started. It happens now about once a week. I have called the dealership and that year there is no recall on it, but previous years it was. I have no notice when it will happen, the car is parked . It just won't turn on.

car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Malibu 15
Failure Date: 10/07/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph, the anti-theft system came on and caused the vehicle to lose power. This is a recurring issue. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 98,000. Ad.

car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Malibu 16
Failure Date: 09/27/2015

After 10 mins car was driven, parked in a parking lot. Went inside shop, and after 15mins, came back and tried to start the car, and car did not started. Anti-theft symbol was blinking. Tried to jump start, did not work. Took battery to auto zone, and then mentioned that battery is not good. Purchased battery, and installed. Turned car key in on position. Anti-theft system was blinking. After ~10mins, anti-system stopped blinking. Turned key to off position, and turned to on and start position, and car started.

car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Malibu 17
Failure Date: 09/20/2015

My Chevrolet Malibu classic 2005 randomly does not start. In most vehicles when you start a vehicle all you need to do is turn the key, that is not the case with this car, you first have to turn the key and listen for the fuel pump to engage then and only if you hear that can you turn the key the rest of the way to start your vehicle. If you do not hear the fuel pump and go ahead and try to start the vehicle you trigger the anti-theft system which does not allow the car to start for another 15 minutes. While this is not much of a safety issue it is still a huge issue, leaving me stranded, sometimes stuck in a hot car just trying to get it to start, made me late for work and other functions numerous times. After waiting your 15 minutes your vehicle still may not start. If you have enough patients you can set there and turn the key off and on until you hear the fuel pump engage. Everything else in the vehicle works radio, lights etc. It just does not start. Leaving me to believe the ignition is to blame, and here recently I will turn the key and absolutely nothing happens. I then try again and it starts like a charm until about two weeks ago and I could not get it to do anything, my boyfriend informed me to turn the key and put the car in the neutral position and try to start it again this worked. All I know is this car has given me many problems that my gm certified mechanic father is short of figuring out. I believe it is due to faulty parts or just a bad make of car. The only thing I could dispute that is when it is actually starting, not shutting down on me it is a reasonably good vehicle. It gets me from point a to point b not always safely or reliably but at least I have a vehicle I just which gm would take responsibility for their part in this cars issues. Or at least inform the public in how to fix them.

car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Malibu 18
Failure Date: 09/07/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph, the vehicle stalled and the anti theft warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was able to restart after numerous attempts. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of failure. The approximate failure mileage was 185,000. Tw.

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car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Malibu 19
Failure Date: 08/25/2015

Not sure what the problem is but there are other complaints for same vehicle. Some have noted repair and still the problem occurs. Car will not start (some have stalled while driving) and must leave key in certain position for 10-15 minutes before it will start again. This is my mother's car and I was with her several weeks ago and we pulled out of parking space and it died and would not start (anti-theft light also flashes). Thank goodness we were not in the line of heavy traffic and a nice man pushed our car out of the way of incoming traffic to the lot. And thank goodness we were at a dr's office (where my ill 85 year old mom had been) so we could go inside out of the 90 degree heat. This car needs to be recalled and don't know why it has not been. I am extremely concerned that my mom will be driving and this car will quit and she will be hit and god forbid there be a fatality. I have also just emailed gm about this as well. My mom obviously is not in a financial shape to run out and buy a new car. It only has 43k miles and she should not have to purchase another car just because gm will not take care of their improperly functioning cars! they must have seen all of the other complaints for this same thing. So, not sure if electrical, engine, but something is obviously wrong! and putting lives at risk!.

car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Malibu 20
Failure Date: 08/15/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 1999 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while in park, the vehicle failed to start. The anti theft warning light illuminated. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the pass lock sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 66,249. Oo.

car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Malibu 21
Failure Date: 07/27/2015

The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu. After repeated attempts, the vehicle failed to start. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the pass lock sensor was faulty and caused failure with the anti-theft pass lock system. The vehicle was not repaired since the parts were not available. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 43,500. The VIN was unavailable.

car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Malibu 22
Failure Date: 07/14/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated a that the vehicle had trouble starting after numerous attempts of using the ignition key. The contact stated the vehicle was able to be operated however it took 10 - 15 minutes before it was functional. The vehicle anti theft warning indicator had illuminated. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where the vehicle could not be daignoised. The vehicle was not repaired and the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was not provided. The VIN was not provided. Kh.

car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu 23
Failure Date: 07/11/2015

We purchased a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu sept. 2014 and it has been serviced 3 x due to the power steering locking up while driving and failure to start several times. The car would chime and the gauges would all drop to 0 and the engine light, power steering, low fuel and anti-theft light would all light up making the vehicle very difficult to maneuver.

car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Malibu 24
Failure Date: 07/03/2015

The contact owns a 1999 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving 60 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The anti-theft warning light illuminated. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 120,000.

car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu 25
Failure Date: 07/01/2015

The anti theft system in my car is going off resulting in my car not being able to start. I have to wait 10 minutes and then my car will start and I know eventually it will not start or something worse. This has been an ongoing issue for a lot of people and I am personally terrified to drive my car now. What would happen if my car stalls in the middle of the road or even worse, the highway and it does not start back up? right there would be a situation for a possible rear end collision and at whose fault? this should be a recall for how many times I am seeing the issue. It is not something I can shovel $300+ dollars out for this problem that is clearly gm's issue. Please consider making it a recall.

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