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Anti-theft Controller Problems of Chevrolet Malibu - part 1



Chevrolet Malibu owners have reported 408 problems related to anti-theft controller (under the electrical system category).

car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu 1
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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car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Malibu 2
Failure Date: 05/24/2015

When attempting to start my son's 2002 chevy Malibu the anti-theft light came on, and the car would crank but not start. I looked online and found that this is a common pass lock sensor issue. The key needs to be in the on position for at least 10 minutes (until the anti-theft light goes off), then turn the key to the off position, take the key out, then put the key back in, and it will start. This is a known issue and can be referenced on numerous online sites, so there is no reason this should not be a recall issue. Mechanics will tell you it is the fuel pump, fuel lines, or the ignition, and you can spend a great deal of money without solving the issue. At $300-$450 (estimates) you can have the ignition switch replaced, but this is a known issue and should be on the recall list. I do not want my teenage son stranded for something that gm knows about and should replace.

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car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Malibu 3
Failure Date: 05/06/2015

I have had a problem start with the anti theft system going off and having to wait ten minutes for light to go out and start vehicle.

car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Malibu 4
Failure Date: 04/15/2015

I tried to start my car yesterday morning after having it only sit for an hour when the car would crank but not start. It seemed as if the car was not getting fuel and less than 3 weeks ago had a new fuel pump fixed on it because of this same issue. As I stated before, the car would crank but not start. I had it towed to the local chevy dealership and they were unable to find anything wrong with the car and had it starting and running every time they tried to diagnose the problem. After doing research online, it appears this is a common problem with chevy Malibu's as it deals with an error in the anti-theft device for the car and deals with the passlock system. This is an inconvenience for owners of chevy Malibu's and is such a common problem it needs to be fixed by the manufacturer or this vehicle.

car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Malibu 5
Failure Date: 03/31/2015

The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving at 40 mph, the vehicle stalled and the anti theft warning light illuminated. The vehicle failed to restart until the anti theft system was turned off. The failure recurred twice. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 147,000.

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car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Malibu 6
Failure Date: 03/31/2015

The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the anti-theft system illuminated. When the key was in the ignition, it would not register the vehicle as being in the on position, even if the engine was running. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was repaired under a recall by a piece of plastic being placed in the key to make the hole smaller; however, this did not repair the vehicle. The manufacture was not notified of the failure. The NHTSA campaign number was unavailable. The failure mileage was 170,000.

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car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Malibu 7
Failure Date: 03/20/2015

When I am driving the dashboard light would go black and then after a few minutes come back on then abs, brake lights, anti-theft, air pressure, and all the warning lights would flash! then come off and on while car is in motion and I have no signal or brake lights and gas gauge and speedometer goes to zero. If I turn the car off while those lights are on it won't restart. Sometimes I cannot get into the car because the remote doesn't work, I would go back out after a few hours and sometimes it would work. I just got this 2009 chevy Malibu 5 months ago from a dealer and been having this issue shortly after I bought it!! I am unemployed and my husband lost his job I can't afford the car payment and insurance and having to fix this problem!! I have been reading online thousand of chevy Malibu are having this issue!! something needs to be done and not wait until someone gets killed!!.

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car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Malibu 8
Failure Date: 10/21/2014

Tl- the contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start when attempting. The anti theft light illuminated sporadically and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000. Sr.

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car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Malibu 9
Failure Date: 10/01/2014

Tl- the contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu classic. The contact stated that the anti-theft sensor and the service engine sensor kept randomly illuminating and the vehicle stalled several times. The contact also experienced difficult removing the key and getting the key to turn over into an on position to start the vehicle. The contact indicated that she heard a clicking noise coming from the steering wheel which was happening frequently and the noise continued while driving. The contact was included in NHTSA campaign id number: 14v400000 (electrical system) and indicated that the dealer was not able to determine when the part would become available to schedule the recall repair. The contact called several times for months and was not able to schedule an appointment. The manufacturer was notified of the failures within the vehicle and was also not able to confirm when the vehicle would be repaired. The contact continued to experience the failures. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000. Dyd.

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car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu 10
Failure Date: 08/25/2014

In 8/25/2014 it started when my wife want to start the car and it didn't just cranks but wont started, it did after a few tries, and then happened again the same day to my son and after a little while it started right back, and that same week I was driving about 30 miles per hr. And all of sudden it just died with no codes or check engine light displayed,it is too dangerous that happen in the middle of a main road because it didn't want to re start I have to push it across of the road with all this cars behind you and be afraid of being hit. It seems that it been more and more frequently happening this week and takes longer wait to re start it, I just want to know if is a defect of this Malibu 2012 I. I heard that Malibu's have a issue with the antitheft system. We scanned computer history and it shows antitheft history stored on it. Am afraid of go into expressway and run into an accident. Please help my car is a 2012 impala with 65000 miles on it.

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car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Malibu 11
Failure Date: 07/04/2014

The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the anti-theft sensor illuminated on several occasions and the vehicle was unable to start. The vehicle went into anti-theft mode and was unable to be driven on numerous occasions. While driving various speeds, the key could be removed or fall out of the ignition. The failure became progressively worse. The contact used the owners manual to reset the system. In addition, the air bag sensor illuminated and the radio shorted out. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 153,000.

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car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Malibu 12
Failure Date: 07/03/2014

The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The contact also mentioned that the anti-theft warning light illuminated and the vehicle intermittently stalled when it was successfully started. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who stated that the pass lock sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 107,000.

car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Malibu 13
Failure Date: 07/02/2014

This anti theft lamp is on in my car and I cannot drive. Have a husband who had a stroke and I need to be at the hospital this is horrible. Driving during the first week of the month in a 40mph zone the car turned off and that anti theft lamp was on, I was able to put the car in neutral and avoid an accident very scary situation. Last night I could not get home and was stranded after stopping the vehicle and it would not start. Car towed home today and this lamp is still on. I am being told that it is probably the keys, there are 3 keys all of which are no longer working. I have been able to drive utilizing putting the key to the on position waiting 10 minutes and the car will start well this time it is not working. Realized a few weeks ago after locking the doors on the car you would hear a beep like I had a keyless entry which I do not have. Help this is extremly serious I cannot drive my vehicle and I need to when are they going to issue remedies for these horrible problems we are having with these vehicles.

car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Malibu 14
Failure Date: 06/24/2014

There are multiple electrical issues associated with this vehicle. So much so that the fact that gm has not instituted a recall is beyond my belief. It must be because there are so many issues to rectiffy, it is not cost effective for them to do so. So put everyday lives at risk instead. These issues have been intermittently ongoing just before the car hit 50,000 miles or so. It started with the anti theft system. I can't tell you how many times I've had to reset the car alarm in order for it to start, during the warm summer weather it's an abomination. Sometimes I must reset it 2-3 times a day. Next is the hazard light it intermittently clicks incessantly. During this time it's a crapshoot if your turn signals work. I've had to remove the hazard light from its housing in order to manipulate it to get turn signals to work when it's clicking. Also the vehicle chimes at times when I'm driving. It's the type of chime you hear when you leave the key in the ignition and have the door open. This is less frequent then the hazard light clicking but an annoyance just the same. I've also have had a situation on way to employment and the car lost power. Luckily no accident resulted. Whether this was due to similar issues associated with recent the gm recalls presently or associated with my current issues, I do not know. I do not let anyone else use car and minimize my use of it as well. Luckily my job is local but I do wonder if my safety's compromised every time I get into this vehicle.

car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Malibu 15
Failure Date: 06/17/2014

Anti theft passlock system, 2001 chevy Malibu. Locked me out for 3 time and will not allow me to start my car. 6 months ago had ignition switch changed out worked fine untill repeated times being locked, won't start no matter how many times it is put through relearned cycle. Now may loose my job, can not go to work for days now.

car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Malibu 16
Failure Date: 06/06/2014

Tl- the contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the anti-theft sensor was illuminating. The contact indicated that when the anti-theft sensor flashed, the contact had to wait a moment and then made several attempts to get the vehicle to start. The contact also was waiting for parts and was notified of NHTSA campaign id number: 14v400000 (electrical). The manufacturer was also contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the contacts vehicle would receive the recall repair. The vehicle was also to be taken to an authorized dealer for inspection, diagnosis and repair of the anti-theft sensor failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 167,000. Dyd.

car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Malibu 17
Failure Date: 06/02/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 1999 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated the anti theft warning indicator was illuminated, the engine stalled when he was at a traffic light. The contact stated he waited 10 minutes before it restarted. The problem occurred numerous of times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic diagnosed failure of sensor. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 86,000. Lb.

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car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Malibu 18
Failure Date: 05/25/2014

Previous weeks before car was indicating anti theft after resetting the days to follow car shut of while driving. On may 25th 2014 while driving down road car suddenly pulled hard to the right causing the vehicle to jump the curb and strike a fire hydrant. Some concern about the possibility of it being the ignition switch and was searching for other instance of the same problem. Also shifter appeared to be getting stuck and you had to maneuver the key and the shifter to release the key.

car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Malibu 19
Failure Date: 05/01/2014

The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that several attempts had to be made before the vehicle could start. The contact stated that the vehicle was powered off and back on until the anti theft warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was able to be started after the anti- theft warning turn off. The failure recurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the lock cylinder and key were faulty and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 145,000.

car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Malibu 20
Failure Date: 04/18/2014

Antitheft system intermittently causing car to stall and fails to restart tail lights are failing fuel system cutoff.

car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Malibu 21
Failure Date: 04/04/2014

We bought a 2005 chevy Malibu classic base model from a reputable dealer. Everything was working fine until my son flipped the switch on the turn signal indicator for the lights from "auto" to full lights at night. The dash cluster illumination went out along with the radio back lighting, hvac back lighting, door lock and window switch lighting. The dome light stopped working. The dome light had burned wires and the plastic fixture was burned. Replaced it back to the harness. Fuses kept blowing. Have since tried replacing the turn indicator/lights/wiper module, the dimmer switch, and dash cluster, upon inspecting the body control module I found corroded module connectors that were corroded and burned. Now the car won't start and the suspect is the anti-theft system. This is clearly an electrical malfunction from the assembly line and thousands of dollars in waste by myself my son and others reporting across the internet with the same problems as ourselves.

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car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Malibu 22
Failure Date: 04/02/2014

Antitheft ignition problem car cuts out while driving.

car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu 23
Failure Date: 03/04/2014

On numerous occasions the car will lock out and not start due to faulty anti-theft system. I have found jumping battery or disconnecting and reconnecting back will clear lock-out and allow car to start. Also have had problem while driving, suddenly while driving all dashboard warning lights will begin flashing requiring emergency stopping.

car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Malibu 24
Failure Date: 03/01/2014

My handicapped mother has a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu that has been experiencing the same exact ignition related issues as those in the current massive gm recall. On more than two occasions the anti-theft light illuminates and the vehicle shuts off while she was driving. This has resulted in two significant repeat repairs, one in 2010 and one this week. In both cases the Chevrolet dealership describes the issue as an ignition pass lock sensor that fails due to key positioning. I have researched this online and have found hundreds of similiar complaints. Luckily this issue has not resulted in an injury but easily could have in the very congested metro DC area that she lives in. Why is the Malibu not being included in the current investigation and recalls?.

car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Malibu 25
Failure Date: 02/12/2014

The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated when attempting to park, the engine stalled as the anti-theft warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic, where the pass lock sensor and the ignition switch were replaced. The dealer was notified of the problem and informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in any recalls. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The vehicle had been repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 59,000.

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