Chevrolet Malibu owners have reported 6 problems related to transmission not engage (under the power train category).
The automatic transmission would not shift correctly and would slip and not engage when I would step on the accelerator. General motors has a service safety bulletin out on the wave plate replacement but will not cover the cost of my repair. The document id 2294206 and also another number of 09-07-30-012. They have identified that the following list of vehicles have a problem 2008-2009 Buick enclave,2008-2009chevrolet equinox, Malibu, 2009 Chevrolet traverse, 2007-2009 GMC acadia, 2007-2009 pontiac g6, 2008-2009 pontiac torrent, 2007-2009 Saturn aura, outlook, 2008-2009 Saturn vue. I can only hope that my complaint will cause a safety recall of the listed automobiles.
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I had to buy a transmission for my Malibu and now I am receiving recalls (multiple) # 14152 & #13036 for the same car. However, on the freeway coming home from temecula, CA, south bound on the 15 highway, my transmission was not engaging. No loud sounds, or excess acceleration, nor too much weight (driver and passenger only cargo. ) the engine was on and as I accelerated the engine was going but nothing was propelling us forward. I had to buy a new transmission and pay for labor which came out to a hefty expense. With everything I have read online and forums for these recalls I feel like a reimbursement should be in order if the manufacture even had a slight hesitation of a possible defect.
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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.
See all problems of the 2004 Chevrolet Malibu.
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Power Train problems||
|Automatic Transmission problems||
|Transmission Failure problems||
|Automatic Transmission Control Module problems||
|Noises During Shifting problems||
|Transmission Not Go Into Gear problems||
|Vehicle Shudder problems||
|Axle Shaft problems||
|Automatic Transmission Park/neutral Start Switch problems||
|Transmission Not Engage problems||