Chevrolet Malibu owners have reported 4 problems related to transmission not engage (under the power train category).
The automatic transmission would shift into neutral while at red lights and/or driving without warning. I reported it to my dealer and because the technicians could not replicate or get an error message I was dismissed. Upon dismissal at the dealership the transmission disengaged again. I notified onstar and refused to move the car without a tow. Only then did my dealer begrudgingly replace my transmission, however, they did not bolt it down. Another dealer finished the repair. I have since traded the vehicle, however, considering what is going on with general motors, this is another model that should be investigated.
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The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the park gear does not remain engaged. If parked on a hill, the vehicle would roll down. The dealer replaced the shift lock cable for free. A recall was issued after the repairs were performed. The dealer stated that the vehicle would not have been involved in the recall because of where the vehicle was manufactured. The contact feels that there are more 2009 Malibus with this issue. The NHTSA campaign id number was unknown. The current mileage was 5,543 and failure mileage was 4,400. Updated 062909
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While going between 45 to 65 mph the car feels like it is not shifting or engaging right. I had taking it in to the dealer ship when it was under warranty and they said it was the overdrive engaging and to give it more gas. It has been happening more and more often and now my warranty has expired.
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Vehicle experienced steering and transmission problems. The steering went out, forcing the vehicle to the right side of the road and into an embankment. Consumer had the vehicle towed to a service center. Transmission will not engage into the interlock. If going into reverse and changing into drive it was difficult to control vehicle. Consumer must use about 45 lbs of pressure to get the gear shift to operate smoothly. Also, vehicle was having brake problems. Consumer was driving on an off ramp and applied the brakes down to the floor. Vehicle slowed down but did not stop completely. Consumer contacted the manufacturer and the dealership, who told the consumer that there was a brake recall, and that the brake problem was electrical. The brakes were electronically programmed controlled. Recall campaign; 04v190000. Summary:
some of these passenger vehicles have an electronic control unit (ecu) that may calculate a higher than actual vehicle speed because of an erratic rear-wheel speed sensor signal, and cause abs activation where it is not needed or needed abs activation to be extended during braking as the vehicle speed drops to about 3 mph. The trunk release button on the drivers door came apart. The shifter handle broke. The brake pedal went to the floor after being in traffic.
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|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Power Train problems||
|Automatic Transmission problems||
|Automatic Transmission Control Module problems||
|Noises During Shifting problems||
|Transmission Failure problems||
|Automatic Transmission Park/neutral Start Switch problems||
|Axle Shaft problems||
|Axle Shaft Seal problems||
|Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problems||
|Transmission Not Go Into Gear problems||