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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,278 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Malibu electrical problems

electrical problem

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2007 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments (Page 1 of 4)

problem #65

Mar 072016

Malibu

  • 180,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving 55 mph, the gauges on the instrument panel fluctuated and the anti-theft warning light illuminated. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 180,000.

- Attica, NY, USA

problem #64

Feb 232016

Malibu

  • 158,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving 10 mph and making a left turn, the steering wheel became difficult to turn without warning. The contact proceeded to pull the vehicle over, turned off, and restarted the engine. Once restarted, the service power steering warning light illuminated. The vehicle was able to be driven home. The contact did not take the vehicle to a dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 158,000.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #63

May 152015

Malibu

  • 148,000 miles
Starting before May 2015 and lasting until 11/19/15, the yellow warning dashboard lights, gauges, and dic would occasionally go berserk while driving. The first time this happened, I was on an interstate around 8am in the morning in may of 2015. At the same time during these episodes, the shifting of the automatic transmission would be jerky. The lights would "settle down" after long enough, but some combination of lights always remained on at the end of the episodes, such as the traction control light, check engine light, security light, and ABS light. The car would seem to return to normal sometimes after being restarted. I had a Chevrolet dealership check it out in 5/15/2015 and they found nothing. Sometimes during these episodes, the power steering would also lose power. The problem returned and I had a mechanic check it out and he put in a new ignition switch 11/19/15. The car has not gone berserk since then, but the power steering does not always work reliably and the check engine light came on once, but went off. The coolant temperature gauge has failed to work twice since then too. The cruise control also temporarily stopped working.

- Wheatland, OK, USA

problem #62

Dec 172015

Malibu

  • 200,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that when the ignition was turned to the on position, the vehicle failed to start. The warning indicators on the instrument panel illuminated, but the engine did not start. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 200,000.

- Greenville, MS, USA

problem #61

Oct 312015

Malibu

  • 129,394 miles
On Oct. 31st I was driving my car and turned on the seat heater. A few seconds later I noticed the seat got extremely hot so I quickly turned it off. When I got out of my car there was a hole in my seat where the heater is!

- Sylmar, CA, USA

problem #60

Oct 052015

Malibu

  • 213,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving 45 mph, the steering wheel required excessive force in order to steer the vehicle. The power steering warning indicator illuminated after the failure. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 213,000.

- Leesville, SC, USA

problem #59

Oct 142013

Malibu

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that after the gear shift was switched into the park position, the vehicle stalled as the lock and signal error warning lights illuminated. The vehicle failed to restart. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #58

Nov 252014

Malibu

  • 100,000 miles
When filling fuel tank to full, fuel gauge will suddenly show empty, then over next 50 miles or so, the fuel gauge level will swing wildly between empty and full. This results in the check engine light coming on. After about 50 miles, the correct fuel level will register and then 50 miles after that, the check engine light turns off.

- Cohoes, NY, USA

problem #57

Jul 062015

Malibu

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. Upon making a left or right turn, the steering wheel partially locked and the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and provided no remedy. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #56

Oct 282014

Malibu

  • 82,522 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving at various speeds, the ignition switch was turned on and the brake lights illuminated continuously. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control). The contact adhered to the recall, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 82,522.

- Negaunee, MI, USA

problem #55

May 092015

Malibu

  • 145,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Airbag light stays on will not go out.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #54

Apr 242015

Malibu

  • 98,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving various speeds, the vehicle started to jerk excessively followed by a sudden loss of power steering assist. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 98,000.

- Woodland , CA, USA

problem #53

Mar 122015

Malibu

  • 165,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving approximately 40 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed ore repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 165,000.

- Redline, PA, USA

problem #52

Mar 022015

Malibu

  • 147,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the key was stuck in the ignition after repairing the vehicle under NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V224000 (power train) and 14V252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control). The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 147,000.

- Maugansville, MD, USA

problem #51

Apr 012012

Malibu

  • 52,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving at approximately 35 mph, the engine RPM gauge started to move independently in an erratic manner. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed an electric fluctuation in the speed that caused the failure. The vehicle's computer system was restarted. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 52,000.

- Manassas Park, VA, USA

problem #50

Feb 052014

Malibu

  • 81,000 miles
My fuel gauge shows low fuel most of the time.my lights on the dash change check engine light comes on sometimes then gas gauge works.then it goes off and things change air bag warning comes on.things just jump around never the same mix of things.

- Green Bay, WI, USA

problem #49

Jun 162012

Malibu

  • miles
Service the airbag light kept coming on intermittently for a couple of years until it stayed on constantly. Mechanic says the (box) is burned out and must be replaced at cost of$300. I understand 07 Malibu have this problem. I want to know why it hasn't been recalled since airbags save lives and without them we are at risk.

- Mingo Jct., OH, USA

problem #48

Jan 232015

Malibu

  • 68,000 miles
I was pulling out of my driveway in my 2007 Chevy Malibu and couldn't cut the wheel in any direction. Power steering was totally out. The radio was scrolling "power steering", but had no idea what was going on. Managed to get to a gas station and then after many of us looking at it realized it was an electrical power steering unit. Was going to get it towed, but when starting it up again, it worked fine. Intermittent problem. This is so dangerous! my car only has a little over 68,000 miles on it. Dealer said that this is common, but the 2007 was not covered by the recall - all other years besides '07. I needed a new steering torque sensor. Cost $500 to replace. Seems crazy with such a known problem and low miles that GM excluded this year in the recall. So disappointed!

- Saint Charles , MO, USA

problem #47

Jun 112014

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 119,700 miles
There appears to be an issue with the ignition on the 2007 Chevy Malibu's. I've been told by several dealerships that the starter needed to be replaced in my car. I had it replaced twice and the vehicle still does not always start. The battery is brand new.

- East Barre, VT, USA

problem #46

Nov 252014

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
The passlock system in the car enables whenever it wants to leaving you stranded. The whole car shuts down all methods of disarming the system fail. You have to wait X amount of time for the passlock system to disable on it's own. It could take an hour to 48 hours! huge inconvenience!

- Butte Des Morts, WI, USA

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