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Hazard Flashing Warning Light Switch Problems of Chevrolet Malibu



Chevrolet Malibu owners have reported 125 problems related to hazard flashing warning light switch (under the exterior lighting category).

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Failure Date: 12/12/2009

The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu. The turn signals on the vehicle are inoperative. As a consequence he cannot use them to signal intent to turn that, which could result in a crash. He contacted the dealer in reference to recall # 03v327000 (exterior lighting:hazard flashing warning lights:switch). He was advised that he would have to pay $200. 00 to repair the vehicle because his vehicle identification number was excluded from the recall. No repairs were made. The failure and current mileages were 36,000.

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Failure Date: 11/12/2009

The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu. The turn signals/hazard lamps are inoperative. He contacted gm in reference to recall #03v327000 (exterior lighting:hazard flashing warning lights:switch). He was advised that since his vehicle identification number was excluded from the recall, he was ineligible for a free remedy. He was in the process of having the vehicle repaired. The failure mileage was 54,000.

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Failure Date: 11/01/2009

The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu. The front exterior lights would operate intermittently. Although recall campaign id numbers:03v327000 and 09e012000 (exterior lighting:hazard flashing warning lights:switch) reference the failure, her VIN was not included in either recall. Also she could smell an electrical burning odor. No repairs had been made. The current and failure mileages were under 120,000. Updated 02/17/10 the consumer stated the turn signals worked intermittently. The signals failed twice within the last 2 months. If the consumer turned on the hazard lights, the turn signals would then work. Updated 02/17/10.

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Failure Date: 10/01/2009

The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu. Occasionally either one or both of the turn signals will suddenly stop working. If she turns the hazard light switch on and off and then push on the lower left corner, the turn signals will then began to function properly. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealership. The current and failure mileages were 64000. Updated 01/15/10. Updated 01/19/10.

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Failure Date: 05/13/2009

The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the turn signals work intermittently. He cannot use the turn signals while preparing to turn the vehicle. The manufacturer stated that the VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign id number 03v327000 (exterior lighting:hazard flashing warning lights:switch). The failure mileage was 65,000 and current mileage was 125,000.

car image   Hazard Flashing Warning Light Switch problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Malibu 6
Failure Date: 02/02/2009

The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu classic. The contact stated that the hazard warning switch causes the turn signal and emergency flashers not to work. The dealer stated that there was no recall for the failure; therefore, he would have to pay for the repair. The contact went to the dealer to purchase the parts and hange the switch himself. The failure mileage was 40,000. Updated 03/18/09. Updated 03/19/09.

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Failure Date: 12/30/2008

The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the turn signals in the vehicle worked intermittenly. While making a turn at any speed, the flashing signals usually fail to work when the turn signal lever is activated. The failure occurred for an entire day. The vehicle has not yet been inspected by any mechanics or dealers. The manufacturer stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 03v327000 (exterior lighting:hazard flashing warning lights:switch). The contact believes that a recall should be issued because the failures are identical. The current and failure mileages were 109,669. Updated 03/05/09 updated 03/10/09.

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Failure Date: 09/05/2008

The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu. When the turn signals were activated, the contact would hear a sound and the signals would stop working. The vehicle was driven to a local repair shop approximately two weeks later and the mechanic stated that the signals were working properly and no failure could be found. Immediately after leaving the repair shop, the turn signals failed to work again. She returned the vehicle to the repair shop and was informed that the vehicle had a defective switch, which was related to NHTSA campaign id number 03v327000 (exterior lighting:hazard flashing warning lights:switch). The dealer and manufacturer stated that her vehicle was not included in the recall. The current and failure mileages were unavailable. Updated 10/16/08 the abs light had illuminated. A new left front hub assembly was installed. Updated 10/21/08.

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Failure Date: 09/02/2008

I have a problem with my turn signals but while researching I found a recall notice for 2000-2001 chevy Malibus. I contacted chevy (victor wood) and they refused to fix the problem and give me a written statement on why they would not fix it. They only gave me a file number 71-659486155 for reference. The problem I am having is identical to the recall notice. The 5 digit gm recall number is 03043 and the summary is: summary: certain passenger vehicles have hazard warning switches that may experience solder joint cracking caused by rapid temperature transitions and the soldering process. If solder joint cracking occurs and results in an open circuit, the turn signals/hazard lamps become intermittent or inoperative. Consequence: when the turn signals are inoperative, the driver cannot use them to signal intent to turn that could result in a crash. Remedy: dealers will replace the hazard warning switch. Owner notification began on February 5, 2004. Owners should contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, pontiac at 1-800-620-7668, or Oldsmobile at 1-800-630-6537.

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Failure Date: 06/25/2008

The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu. The hazard warning switch worked intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the diagnostic indicated that the hazard switch wire shorted out, which caused the hazard lights to work intermittently. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 03v327000 (exterior lighting: hazard: flashing warning lights: switch recall). The failure mileage was 30,400 and current mileage was 31,100. Updated 09/10/08 updated 09/10/08.


 
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Failure Date: 05/28/2008

The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact was informed that her turn signal lights were not functioning properly. Her father checked the fuse and everything appeared to be normal; however, he discovered that by wiggling the hazard light switch the lights would operate, but fail shortly after. The contact discovered NHTSA campaign id number 03v327000 (exterior lighting:hazard flashing warning lights:switch). As of June 2, 2008, the vehicle has not been repaired and the lights still do not work. The failure mileage was 143,550 and current mileage was 143,579. Updated 07/08/08. The consumer stated the problem had been fixed free of charge. Updated.

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Failure Date: 04/03/2008

Hazard switch malfunctioned and was replaced in 2005 under recall # 03v327000. Hazard switch malfunctioned again in March 2008. Dealer and manufacturer state the policy that switch cannot be replaced more than once under the recall, and second replacement was at customer expense for a known and recalled issue.

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Failure Date: 02/24/2008

Please see NHTSA recall campaign number: 03v327000 2001 Chevrolet Malibu recall to replace defective hazard/turn signal switch on this vehicle was completed in 2004. Recently hazard and turn signals have become inoperative on an intermittent basis. Warning/turn signal lights either do not flash, stay on constantly, do not turn on, or different lights behave differently. Gm dealer has not been able to locate problem.

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Failure Date: 11/19/2007

I have a 2000 chevy Malibu with a faulty hazard switch. As per gm my car does not have any recalls based on my VIN#. The cost for the part is under $30 but the cost for labor at the chevy dealer is more than $200 for a total of almost $300. I have since replaced this part myself and my turn signals and hazard's are in working order. I paid the $30 for the part and it took me less that 6 minutes to replace. Now since I'm someone who knows his way around a car, it upsets me that a dealership would charge that much. Since the part for the recall fixed my problem and gm says it had no recalls I would like them to pay me for the repair of the problem. They have stated in the past that if they found that this would become a recall issue they would reimburse me for the repair. It's only fair since they would charge me in the first place to make the repair since in their system my car does not need any recalls. I could see them charging for an hour of labor, parts and tax. But that would be about $100. Please let me know what you find out. Thanks.

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Failure Date: 10/01/2007

2000 chevy Malibu manufacturer refuses to pay for repairs on the turn signal switch. Customer received a letter for this repair. Vehicle is still under warranty. Gm still refuses to pay for the repairs. The consumer stated 7 months after receiving the notice, she soon began to experience problems with the turn signal/hazard warning flashers. The consumer had the problem fixed at her local dealer, however less than 2 years later, she began experiencing the same problem. The dealer informed the consumer the service would not be covered. The consumer stated her vehicle was still under 150,000 miles and was less than 10 years old.

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Failure Date: 09/23/2007

Hazard and turn signals do not work.

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Failure Date: 09/10/2007

Safety recall #03043a (03/08/2004) - turn signals/hazard warning flashers inoperative * the turn signals work intermittently: you have to push the hazard switch off and on to get the turn signals to work. In order to make the turn signals work, the driver must take one hand off the steering wheel to push the hazard switch on and off and this defect also forces the driver to take their eyes from the road and to the dashboard of the vehicle in an effort to make the turn signals work properly, which is a major safety hazard. I brought the vehicle to classic Chevrolet in altamonte springs, FL on 9/10/07 per this safety recall. Although the recall covers VIN #'s from 1m500024 to 1m669822 (the vehicle clearly falls within this range VIN# 1m551207), the dealer refused to replace this part under that recall. I called Chevrolet, and was first told that it was part of the recall, and that the dealer should replace the switch at no charge, then was told it was not, as there are certain VIN #'s within this range that are not effected. Ultimately Chevrolet refused to address the defective turn signal safety recall issue. This vehicle is having the same exact issue as the others in this VIN range and could not possibly not be part of this recall. I am asking that the nhsta intervene in this matter, as it is clear that Chevrolet is not willing to address this very dangerous safety issue. I fear that there will be an accident in this vehicle because of this defect.

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Failure Date: 09/02/2007

The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the turn signals worked intermittently. The bulbs were replaced, however, the failure still occurred. The manufacturer stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 03v327000 (exterior lighting:hazard flashing warning lights:switch). The current and failure mileages were 70,000. Updated 12/12/07.

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Failure Date: 09/01/2007

Hazard lights and blinkers will quit working or not work at all.

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Failure Date: 07/22/2007

The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu. While attempting to make a turn at an unknown speed, the turn signal indicator failed to illuminate. The failure occurred intermittently. The dealer stated that the vehicle was not included in a recall and the repairs would cost approximately $362. Over the last year, the failure has become more frequent. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure mileage was 80,000 and current mileage was 107,000. Updated 09/25/08 updated 09/25/08.

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Failure Date: 03/17/2007

Turn signals on my 2002 chevy Malibu only work occasionally. I tried to find a recall but this problem only has a recall for chevy Malibu's up to the year 2001. I have replaced the turn signal switch and the ignition switch still having the problem.

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Failure Date: 01/16/2007

The truth is all I want is my safety and my problem is very serious +the problem is listed under the NHTSA defect investigation# ea02037 and recall# 03v327000 with dates of recall from Feb 1st 2000 - may 31 2001 my vehicle was manufactured in oklahoma in April 2000 however calling gm a representative of gm named [xxx] informed me that my gm is not on the recall list after 30 min of trying to figure out why I asked for a supervisor named [xxx] whom was not in the office and is supposed to call back and then I asked for that person supervisor presumably the manager and I was told I could not speak to that person and when I asked for that persons name I was told that the managers it was against company policy to give out the managers name and also against company policy to give out any last names furthermore I was given incorrect information about the manufacturing plant of my vehicle. I believe I should have my car on the recall list if I fit the description accurately and fall in between the correct dates it is a very serious safety hazard and could become fatal if not fixed very soon. Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).

car image   Hazard Flashing Warning Light Switch problem of the 1997 Chevrolet Malibu 23
Failure Date: 11/16/2006

The turn signals are not reliable they might work one time and the next time they wont work. There is a lot of rattling sounds coming from the rear wheels, the steering column makes a weird sound when being turned.

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Failure Date: 11/15/2006

The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact found recall number 03v327000 (exterior lighting:hazard flashing warning lights:switch), but the dealer stated that his VIN was not included. The contact stated that he is experiencing the same failure as noted in the recall. He stated that the turn signals have not worked for the past ten months. The hazard lights began activating by themselves when the vehicle was shut off and the key was not in the ignition. The failure was intermittent originally, but is now constant. The purchase date was unknown. The current mileage was 119,000 and failure mileage was 100,000.

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Failure Date: 11/08/2006

: the contact stated the turn signal intermittently shut off when in use and, while driving various speeds, turned on without warning. There was a NHTSA recall, # 03v327000, regarding the hazard warning light switch. The vehicle was not included in the recall due to the VIN.

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Failure Date: 08/15/2006

My blinkers on my chevy Malibu 2002 work intermittently. This is a problem because I need to turn the blinker to the left to turn on my car as a safety procedure installed by the producer. It is also a problem because when I drive I have to change lanes and even though I turn my blinkers on they do not work so I am cutting people off all the time. I tried taking it to the gm dealership but they told me there was no recall for that kind of problem. It is getting very annoying and today I had to wait about 10 minutes to turn my car on when I was trying to get some money from the atm. It is annoying because if the left blinker does not turn on and I start my car it does not start and the horn sounds. People were looking at me funny because the horn sounded like 30 times.

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Failure Date: 08/15/2006

The hazard/ turn signal switch in my 2002 Chevrolet Malibu failed, and I had to replace it in order to be able to use my turn signal and hazard lights effectively.

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Failure Date: 08/11/2006

: the contact stated the turn signals worked intermittently. There was a NHTSA recall, # 03v327000, regarding the exterior lighting:hazard flashing warning lights:switch . The vehicle was not included in the recall due to the VIN. Updated 9/15/2006 -.

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Failure Date: 07/28/2006

On July 28 2006 my wife and I purchased a 2002 chevy Malibu. We drove the vehicle home, with the a/c running, and everything was fine. The vehicle sat over night in our garage, and the next morning my wife drove the car to work. As soon as she got to work she called me saying the turn signals quit working. She attempted to use the hazard lights, and they would not work either. We called the auto dealership where the car was purchased. They had us bring the car to them. After driving my van for 45 minutes, with no working a/c, I arrived at her place of employment. I took the car to the dealer, and they kept it over night. The next morning they called and said the car was ready for pickup. I again drove 45 minutes in 100 degree temperature to pickup the car. Everything was fine. The technician said it was the computer needed to be reset. So I again drove the car back home. This time with no a/c. When I arrived at the turn to my street I moved the turn indication lever down for a left hand turn. Nothing happened. The turn signals did not work again. A large truck was behind me and almost slammed into the rear of the vehicle. I made the turn, only to be pulled over by a police officer. The officer asked why I did not use my signal. I explained to him the turn signals quit working again. The officer did not cite me, but told me if it was not corrected I would face a citation the next time. I drove the car back to the house, and did some investigation of my own on the internet. I have read over 300 different reports about this happening to other 2002 Malibu owners. The turn lights and hazard indicator button have not worked correctly since. This car has been in the shop twice since this has happened. Chevrolet did a recall on the 2001 model for the same problem. It appears the soldering of the circuit in the hazard indicator button on the 2001 model was the problem. I have not heard of or found a recall for the 2002 model.

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Failure Date: 05/25/2006

: the contact stated the both turn signals worked intermittently. There were no warning indicators prior to each failure. In order for the turn signal to work, the hazard warning button must be depressed. The vehicle has not been seen by the service dealer, however the manufacturer was alerted. There is a NHTSA recall, # 03v327000, regarding the exterior lighting. The VIN was not included in the recall.

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Failure Date: 03/13/2006

: the contact stated without warning the turn signals have become inoperable. There was a recall, #03v327000, concerning the hazard light switch; however, the component has failed again. The dealership has been notified, but the vehicle was not subject to the recall any longer and no repairs were made. Updated 03/28/06.

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Failure Date: 03/07/2006

I purchased this car used in March of 2006. Upon purchasing the vehicle, I found that the turn signal only worked intermittently. I also noticed that the hazard switch did not function at all. Over time I have found that when the heat is on that the turn signals fail to work without shifting the hazard switch around, and when the cold air is on that it works decently. Gm issued recall 03043 (NHTSA campaign 03v327000) for over 670,000 Malibus, aleros, and grand ams in 2000-2001. However, upon visiting the dealership they stated that my 2000 Malibu was not covered by the recall. In looking over the vehicle history we found that the hazard switch had been replaced while under warranty by the first own (which implies it was faulty), and the new one is at least dysfunctional as the first. Even though the problem and its cause is evident, the dealership fails to remedy the issue. Several mechanics have diagnosed the problem to be exactly what is described in the recall. The dealership has only offered me the chance to call their customer service center to see if they can help me. Due to the faulty hazard switch, I am unable to signal when making lane changes or turning. I am unable to use my hazard switch in case of emergency, or when my car has to be stopped on the side of the road or interstate.

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Failure Date: 02/21/2006

I bought my car when it was a year old, since buying the car, I have had to pay 800 dollars to have the ignition switch changed, which I found out later the dealership should have only charged 400. I have also responded to the turn signal recall to have the hazard switch fixed only to have the same switch go out again, not even 2 years later. I am being told that it will cost at least 200. 00 to fix. Instead of the turn signals not working now there is a constant clicking in the dash, which they said is caused by the hazard switch being defective. . . If that is the case then why would they replace the original switch with a defective one and not replace the defective one?.


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