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Anti-theft Controller Problems of Chevrolet Malibu - part 1



Chevrolet Malibu owners have reported 395 problems related to anti-theft controller (under the electrical system category).

car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Malibu 1
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 2
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 3
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 4
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 5
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 6
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 7
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 8
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.

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car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Malibu 9
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 10
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 11
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 2002 Chevrolet Malibu 12
Failure Date: 04/18/2014

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

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car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Malibu 13
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 14
Failure Date: 04/02/2014

Antitheft ignition problem car cuts out while driving.

car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Malibu 15
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 16
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.

car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Malibu 17
Failure Date: 02/03/2014

The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnose that the anti-theft system failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 160,000 and the current mileage was 162,000.

car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Malibu 18
Failure Date: 02/01/2014

Vehicle would not start after I came out from grocery store. Could see anti theft system light on dashboard but I had no idea what that meant this has never happened before. I would laugh when you lock the car using the lock on the door when you get out to lock all the doors then you hear a beep like other peoples vehicles who have alarm systems which this car doesn't have. I mean I don't have a key lock for my vehicle. One repair person told me it was the fuel pump estimated $800, I had the car towed to a shop and found out on Sunday that it was the anti theft system, they had to reprogram my keys and I had more than one ignition key on my ring was told not to do that anymore and cost me hundred dollars, this is a problem though and it needs to be addressed. I have gone on line and found many complaints and people have spent a lot more money than I had to.

car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Malibu 19
Failure Date: 02/01/2014

The anti-theft system kicked in approximately after 35 minutes of driving while at 65 miles an hour. It cut power to the fuel pump which turned off the car and we had to coast to the side of a highway. We were very nearly in an accident due to this device malfunctioning and could have killed me, my husband, and our unborn child. This problem is well documented all over the web and current fixes are not working. This car has never known another owner and I have tried to reset the device with the key fobs that were issued with the vehicle back in 2003. I performed the reset procedure properly and it did not work. These security devices need to be recalled and fixed before someone gets hurt or worse killed.

car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Malibu 20
Failure Date: 01/17/2014

When starting the car it would hesitate before turning over. Later it began to struggle to turn over. Now its struggling to turn over but won't. I purchased a new battery at firestone less than a month ago and the car has plenty of gas. I also took the car into firestone for a vehicle inspection the day before I bought the battery. If the cause is a defective fuel pump, the pump may seize stopping the fuel flow to the engine creating a stalling condition. A vehicle crash could occur should the engine stall while in use. Many chevy Malibu owners found that the alarm or anti-theft system had the fuel system locked and the car would not start. This happens randomly and at the most inconvenient times. The owner¿s manual said to turn the ignition key to the on position leave it on for 10 minutes, then turn it off for 5 seconds and then it started up. I have not tried this yet but I will in the morning.

car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Malibu 21
Failure Date: 01/11/2014

I got in my car last night, coming from out the grocery store, and it wouldn't start!. . . . Anti theft system light kept blinking. I live in michigan and its January, I was freezing, crying and didn't know what to do. Thank goodness I didnt have my daughter with me. . . . I googled about what happened and it seems a lot of people are having this problem. Why hasn't this been recalled????!!!!!. . . I tried the 10 minute fix but while doing it, it drained my battery. Every gm car I had, has given me problems. They don't want us to buy foreign but I think next time I get a car thats where im heading!. . . Gm you are ridiculous and every site I get to complain on about you, I will!!!!. . . . Get this fixed ASAP!!.

car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Malibu 22
Failure Date: 01/01/2014

The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated the engine would not turn over when turning the key in the ignition. The anti-theft protection light illuminated on the instrument panel after the key was placed in the ignition. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician was unable to find a failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 117,000.

car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Malibu 23
Failure Date: 11/23/2013

Yesterday as I was driving, the passlock, (anti theft system) had shut the car down. Luckily I was only on side streets and there weren't a lot of people out at the time. It got me looking into ways to solve this problem, and it amazed me how many other people are having this issue of cars dying on them with this issue. I have been told by many mechanics that it is a common problem with these cars, yet im unsure of why there has never been a recall. Its only a matter of time before this causes a serious accident, or kills someone.

car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Malibu 24
Failure Date: 11/20/2013

I own a 2004 chevy Malibu. My anti-theft device keeps me from starting car. Uncertain why this was happening at first, kept having it go for service. They could never find anything wrong. Now I find it's the anit-theft system. So I have to wait 10-15 minutes with ignition to the on position before theft light turns off & can start car. I end up leaving car running now to go into stores, anyplace I expect to be less than 5 minutes. This is happening 1-3 x's a week for over 6 months. Gm dealer states will fix for $400. Hundreds of same complaints I've found on-line, even face-book page, dozens of y-tube video's showing how to turn off system-but this is something that requires some mechanical expertise which I don't have. Saftey concern-may have emergency and need my car to start, not wait patiently for 10 minutes then hope it will start.

car image   Anti-theft Controller problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Malibu 25
Failure Date: 10/14/2013

Car wouldn't start at shopping center, had it towed 50. 00. Mechanic said it stared right up, nothing wrong. 6 months later, after work, car wouldn't start again 50. 00 tow. Mechanic said car computer issue 1,000 fix! 2 months later same issue when leaving for work, towed again 50. 00! 500. 00 later I figure maybe more people are having the same problem so I got online and found out it's an anti theft/not recognizing key issue. We shouldn¿t have to pay that much money to try to fix an issue that is known about and not recalled because not enough people have died!.

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