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Cruise Control Problems of Chevrolet Malibu - part 1



Chevrolet Malibu owners have reported 73 problems related to cruise control (under the vehicle speed control category).

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Malibu 1
Failure Date: 08/25/2015

Cruise control would not disengage until I hit the brakes hard enough to activate the esc. Recall #14v252000 covered this problem but gm says my VIN was not included. This is a definite safety issue and needs to be expanded to cover all Malibu manufactured during the recall time frame.

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car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu 2
Failure Date: 06/24/2015

The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the cruise control became inoperable and the traction control warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 49,604.

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car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu 3
Failure Date: 02/05/2015

Cruise control ramdomly works. When cruise control fails, third brake light and two rear brake lights illuminate. When brakes are applied then the three lights then go off. When cruise control fails the triangular tsc warning light also appears on the display and a typed message appears stating "traction control system off". Bottom line, when cruise controil fails, we drive with the brake lights illuminate and when braking, brake lights do not illuminate.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Malibu 4
Failure Date: 01/06/2015

Vehicle’s cruise control was engaged when reaching and hill the cruise control sped up and as soon as it did I lost engine power completely it was not until I was able to safety make it to the side of the interstate coasting that I realized the engine had cut off. I then parked the vehicle turned off all electrical components and turned the ignition to the off position; and attempted to restart to engine switch resulted in nothing but the engine light coming on and the lights of the vehicle coming on but no firing of the engine or even a click from the starter at this point I was glad a had all my blankets and thing in the vehicle because in north dakoda and montana its cold. After a few failed attempts at turning the key and nothing happening waiting 5mins in between I began calling my insurance company 10 more mins pass by and I’m on hold I decide to try the car again in which it fired right up the check engine light remained illuminated for about 2 days after the incident now it has disappeared from my dash lights my car goes in for repair next week to get engine heater installed and recalls taken care of however I don’t see what would cause the listed above issue to occur under any listed recalls but I am also not vehicle savvy.

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car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Malibu 5
Failure Date: 08/06/2014

On August 6,, 2014 I had taken my 3 kids to the lake @ dreher island state park. Upon getting ready to leave I put on breaks to see what my son asked me. For no reason the car started moving forward & I couldn't get it to stop get the wheels to turn as it was very hard & pushed the emergency breaks & it kept going till it went in the ditch on a concrete terracotta causing it to bend a piece of what was told to me the a frame & under the front end! I called the dealership & told it wasn't possible. Before this happened I could park my car & the engine would act is if it was trying to go w/o me mashing the gas or anything then idled down repeatedly acted as if it was going to shut off! I've even had 2 buy 2 new batteries, fixing to buy another! they said a connection was causing the battery to be drained & cells killed. On the interstate 2 days ago I had the cruise control on, for no reason it started losing speed then would start catching back up on it's own & I turned it off! the motor made a screeching noise! I have no idea what's going on! even my tail lights wouldn't come on last night until I mashed the breaks a few times, cut off the lights, & restarted the car! my major issue is now I'm going to have to file a claim for the incident & I had no part of being @ fault & can't explain what happened! it still idles wrong & the cruise control light comes on @ times w/o me touching it! I'm beginning to worry about the safety of my children as well as myself, but especially my kids! what can I do? please help me as this can't be normal! so far the engine light has came on, power steering light, air pressure light, & @ one point a red light came on & went off before I could see what it was! if you could do anything@ all to help & assist me I would be truly grateful! all I'm told is parts aren't in to fix some kind of recall, but what I don't know! thanks & god bless!.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu 6
Failure Date: 08/02/2014

The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu. When the contact disengaged the cruise control, the vehicle accelerated abruptly and crashed into another vehicle. There were no injuries and a police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 37,000.


car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Malibu 7
Failure Date: 07/30/2014

End of July 2014, early morning, while driving 70mph on the interstate with clear dry conditions, my brakes began to pulse on their own and the traction control light began lighting up in correspondence with the brake pulse. . The cruise control shut itself off. The check engine light and brake light came on remain on and cruise control no longer works. This continues to happen throughout the entirety of my 60mile one way daily drive. I was notified of recall13036 which includes all of these issues. , I took the vehicle in for a scheduled service for this 12/12/14. After waiting more than 2 hours to get my vehicle back (without the recall work being done), I rescheduled for 12/16/14. After completing the recall work the vehicle was returned to me with all error codes cleared. Less than 3 miles down the road, all of the issues returned. No cruise control, pulsing brakes and t/c light, check engine light and brake light came on and remain on. I contacted the dealership and they told me that they simply added lubricant to connections and that all of these issues are not associated with the recall. I read the recall notice to them, it clearly states all of these issues are related to the recall. The dealership (pete harkness/morrison,IL) recommends that I bring it back in again and pay $90. 00 for a diagnostic check and then I will need to pay for any repairs needed.

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car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu 8
Failure Date: 07/23/2014

I noticed while driving one morning my brake lights were illuminated, but I was not depressing the brakes. When I pushed the brake pedal, the brake lights went off. At this very same time when I tried to set the cruise control, it would not allow me to do so. This has been an on-again, off-again issue. Some days it works correctly but other days the same problem persists. I researched online and saw that there was a recall by gm for this exact problem, recall id# 14v252000, but when I called the dealership and they checked my VIN # they said that my car was not under the recall, and that they would have to take my car and see if it happens to them in order to fix it. I read the recall and it is exactly the issue that I am having. Please help and add mine, and I'm sure others, VIN#'s to this recall before something horrible happens!.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Malibu 9
Failure Date: 07/10/2014

Over a course of three years, I've continuously had problems with my taillights going out, cruise control malfunctioning,etc. I've had several near miss accidents because of this issue. My brake lights randomly go on and go off while my car is in motion and when braking the brake lights fail to "light up". I have had several mechanics give me different diagnosis' and have spent a few hundred dollars to remedy this and every thing has failed. I recently did some research and came across this which is exactly what is wrong with my vehicle. . Read more...

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car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu 10
Failure Date: 07/04/2014

While on the highway the service traction control warning light came on as did the esc warning light. I tried to engage the cruise control but it would not work. We stopped at a rest area and turned the ignition off for about 20 minutes. We resumed our trip with the cruise control engaged and traveled for approx. 10 minutes. At that point the warning lights illuminated and the cruise control would not work. Every time we drive the car now, the warning lights now come on within a quater mile. I saw a recall for this same problem but was told my VIN number was not included. The car is at the dealers and will be repaired. Hopefully. I think my car and many others should be under a recall.


 
car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Malibu 11
Failure Date: 07/01/2014

First of all im waiting on parts for two recalls for my 2004 chevy Malibu. I find it a little dangerous and for some reason nobody has been able to give me any information on what I need to do or have no idea when the parts are going to be available. My seat on the driver side feels like it is detached on one side. I have read several complaints about this happening to other people. My car randomly decides to accelerate sometimes. I cannot give you mileage or tell you exact times when it happens because it's about five times a year. I think it's when I'm on cruise control so I find it bizarre that all of a sudden my car starts speeding. I have had my car serviced and even a new engine put in and reset but my service airbag light is still on? my horn will work randomly but not all the time and this makes me feel a little unsafe because a horn is needed for warning people of danger. Thanks kelly.

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car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Malibu 12
Failure Date: 06/26/2014

Cruise control stopped working, remote start stopped working, brake lights come on when pedel is not pressed and go off when pedal is pressed. Vehicle shows stopping when driving and driving when stopping. Will get rear-ended same thing happened 3 years ago. Gm technical service bulletin #08-05-22-009c issued in 2008.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu 13
Failure Date: 06/19/2014

While driving on the highway I used the cruise control. I stepped on the brake to slow down but the brake would not release. It frightened me, I stepped on the brake harder it still did not release I had to press off the cruise control button on the console. This happens all the time now. It is an inconvenience and scary,.

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car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Malibu 14
Failure Date: 06/15/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated while driving approximately 70 mph, after cruise control was turned on the vehicle accelerated forward without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or recalled. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14v252000 (electrical system , electronic stability control , exterior lighting , service brakes, hydraulic , vehicle speed control) and 14v224000 however, the parts to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The failure mileage was 100000. Ss.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu 15
Failure Date: 06/04/2014

The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated while driving approximately 35 mph, the brakes lights failed to illuminate when the brake pedal was depressed. In addition, the brake lights illuminated independently. The contact also experienced difficulty disengaging the cruise control and the esc warning indicator illuminated. The failures recurred sporadically. There was a recall related to the failures under NHTSA campaign id number 14v252000 (electrical system , electronic stability control , exterior lighting , service brakes, hydraulic , vehicle speed control) however, the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure was 36,000.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Malibu 16
Failure Date: 06/03/2014

After filing two complaints with you, and receiving a recall alert from you, I am being told by gm that my vehicle, a 2009 Malibu built between the years specified in your recall notice, is not included in the recall you alerted me about. How is this possible? the referenced recall # 14v252000, as he experienced the same malfunction, as described in the recall. The consumer has invoices, that date bate to 2011, where he had to take the vehicle, back to the dealer several times, for an inoperable cruise control and esc lighting illuminating. Updated 07/16/14.

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car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu 17
Failure Date: 05/23/2014

My wife and I were travelling on interstate 40 going around 75-80 mph when the cruise control disabled by itself. I could not get it to engage and noticed the tail lights were illuminated. The only way they would go off was to apply a little pressure to the brake pedal. The cruise control will still not work and the brake lights are staying illuminated. Also when braking at high speeds the entire car occasionally shakes and does not brake properly. I have been fortunate enough that I have not needed to apply the brakes in such a manner to avoid an accident.

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car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Malibu 18
Failure Date: 05/22/2014

This is the 5th time this had happened with my 2004 Malibu, but the scariest. Similar to the other times,but this time on a curve. I heard a chime& "power steering" appeared in the message box. My car veered to the ieft into traffic and I could barely steer it. It took all my 66 yea old strength to turn the wheel & get into my lane. I pulled off ASAP & turned car off in a safe location. Shaking for 15 min. I don't understand why this car is safe to drive. It does not revert to manual steering. The ceo is lying. I have owned manual steering cars and this does not steer that way. I am afraid to drive it it has also stalled with numerous lights coming on. Abs, engine, and one I think is another steering light, yellow with a line through it. Why aren't they pulled?cruise control comes on by itself & won't shut off.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu 19
Failure Date: 05/19/2014

There is something wrong with the steering that cause the cruise control to accelerate while driving, there is issues with braking in the, the transmission is sticking or not always working, and the car shakes or requires you to force turn it at low speeds like up exist ramps. This has gone on for quite a while I have called several dealerships and the main number on the recalls and they just keep telling me no parts are available. This is my only car and I have no money for another how do they expect people to depend on their cars or survive when transportation is needed. Why aren't these parts being made faster or why aren't people provided any other solutions?.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu 20
Failure Date: 05/01/2014

The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the cruise control failed and caused the brake lights to remain illuminated. The contact stated that when the brake pedal was depressed the brake lights flickered abnormally. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 92,500 and the current mileage was 93,000.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Malibu 21
Failure Date: 04/15/2014

Beginning on April 15, 2014 my car flashes esc off, service esc, service traction. This happens often and it turns off the traction control in my car and causes the cruise control to cease function.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu 22
Failure Date: 03/03/2014

Cruise control fails to engage or even indicate that it is on when the cruise control button and set - buttons are applied. The upper rear brake lights fail to illuminate when the brakes are applied sometimes.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Malibu 23
Failure Date: 03/03/2014

For the last year or so I have been having issues with my break lights ingaging and my cruise control inoperable. I currently have a 2009 Malibu. A friend was driving behind me once and mentioned later that I was riding my brakes all the way home. I was not. I notice a few days later this happened again, but it was dusk and I could see from my rear window the reflection of my break light, it was on and my brake was not ingaged. This has happened several other times, to my knowledge. If I tap my breaks the lights will go off, however will come back on within a few seconds. I'm highly concerned about a rear end collision. If I actually do have to stop quickly and the person behind me hitting me because my break lights are not functioning properly. I've taken it in to a mechanic and they can't replicate the issues. It's intermittent.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Malibu 24
Failure Date: 02/03/2014

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the brake lights malfunctioned. The contact mentioned that the brake light illuminated when the brakes were not engaged and failed to illuminate when brake pedal was depressed. Also, the contact stated that the cruise control failed to work. The failure recurred over a period of four months. The vehicle was not taken in for a diagnostic testing. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number 14v252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control) but did not confirmed if the vehicle was included in the recall. The manufacturer was notified of this defect. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu 25
Failure Date: 02/01/2014

Brake lights come on when not pressing the brakes. Cruise control turns off without tapping the brakes, traction control says it needs to be serviced . I cycle power to the ignition switch and the problem goes away for a few minutes then comes back on. This can cause an accident as the lights turn off when the brake pedal is depressed .

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