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Fuel Injector Problems of Chevrolet Malibu



Chevrolet Malibu owners have reported 7 problems related to fuel injector (under the gasoline fuel system category).

car image   Fuel Injector problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Malibu 1
Failure Date: 02/02/2012

The owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that when the vehicle was filled with gasoline, the fuel gauge would read empty. The contact tried using fuel injector cleaner, but it did not remedy the issue. The vehicle had not been inspected by the dealer or a mechanic. The failure mileage was 61,000 and the current mileage was 62,000. Updated 03/23/12 updated 03/30/12.

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car image   Fuel Injector problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Malibu 2
Failure Date: 10/28/2010

Factory fuel level gauge intermittently drops to empty during operation affecting audio warning, multiple dash panel indication & warnings, and obc statistics & display. Dash -check engine (always on) & low fuel warning light (whenever gauge drops to empty only), empty or erroneously low gauge indication (mostly when rising from empty) obc -low fuel warning in display mode, fuel range mode can display either low fuel or erroneously low indications of range. Occurrence frequency increases as temperature decreases, gauge indication deviation increases as temperature decreases. I understand that the fuel level information is also used for misfire and evaporative emission (evap) diagnostics as well as other functions. Local dealer has reset the fault code twice. With check engine light constantly lit the operator will not know there is the need for service or inspection. During inclement weather, erroneous indication and, or constant low fuel warning could cause running out of fuel and being stranded in perilous conditions. I have owned 20+ older vehicles in my 36 years of automobile ownership and this is the first I have ever seen this. This vehicle, the youngest I have ever purchased was only 5 years old when it started this issue. I have used fuel system cleaner, gas dry, fuel system injector cleaner with no change. I believe this is a design flaw and since there has been no recall indicates that the risk severity and occurence frequency has not been properly analyzed.

car image   Fuel Injector problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3
Failure Date: 11/18/2009

This complaint relates to the poorly designed gm passlock anti-theft system that erroneously enters anti-theft mode and disables the fuel injectors. Gm should be forced to recall this passlock system ã‚ it is simply unacceptable to strand motorists because of an incompetently designed anti-theft system. I have replaced both the in-tank fuel pump and two ignition modules (at an expense of three towing bill plus $1000+ in repair costs), only to find out that the anti-theft system was misreading my ignition key and disabling the injectors. Several internet forums that I found after the expensive repairs describe how to reset this erroneous signal after having to wait 10 minutes for the system to clear. I have personally read hundreds of similar horror stories in online forums, and this is a widely known issue. It is unacceptable that people have to deal with this defective system, and that dealerships and mechanics make huge profits replacing fuel pumps and ignition modules unnecessarily. By the way, after each of the expensive repairs I mentioned were done, the car experienced the same issues within 30 days of the repairs.

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car image   Fuel Injector problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Malibu 4
Failure Date: 02/25/2002

The check engine light came on after the car was ideling very rough. O'rielly Chevrolet said that the #5 injector was sticking, they flushed the system & replaced the fuel filter for $207. 73. Two weeks later on 2-25-02 the check engine light came on again. I took to o'rielly chev. & they said it was the #5 & # 3 injector had to be replaced. The first time the #5 injector was sticking the service rep. Said it was because I was using cheap gas. I changed the type of gas to chevron & after taking another trip, I had the same symptoms & after taking the car to o'rielly chev. The #5 & #3 injectors had to be replaced. The total costs of repairs for both times is $717. 88. I don't recall, other than the level of octane, reading in my owner's manuel anything about using a better type of gas, but Chevrolet agrees with the service manager at o'rielly's that this is the cause of the problems with the injectors in my car. I would appreciate any help that you can provide. I feel that I shouldn't have major repair problems with a vehicle when it has was only 1,181 miles out of warranty. I have a friend that owns a 2000 Malibu LS & she has also experienced problems with the #5 injector, but at least her car is still under warranty. Thank you in advance for your attention to this issue.

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car image   Fuel Injector problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Malibu 5
Failure Date: 03/28/2000

#5 fuel injector has had to be replaced at 27,963 miles and at 58,736 miles. Repair shop stated that #5 fuel injector is located close to the egr valve which puts off a lot of heat and may be contributing to the premature failure.

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car image   Fuel Injector problem of the 1998 Chevrolet Malibu 6
Failure Date: 01/17/2000

Two fuel injectors failed and required replacement, causing service engine light to illuminate.

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car image   Fuel Injector problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Malibu 7
Failure Date: 01/01/1901

Nar 04/10/2003 it appears to the consumer that there is a design problem with the #5 fuel injector, it also insignificant that a fuel injector needs to be replaced every 28,000 miles. A fuel injector is not a maintenance problem. Please look into whether it is a design flaw and if Chevrolet will correct problem.


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