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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,907 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Malibu fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2007 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #26

Dec 312014

Malibu

  • 80,000 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 the fuel gauges on the instrument panel became inoperable. The failure was persistent. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the fuel pump failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 80,000.

- Camp Springs, MD, USA

problem #25

Aug 012014

Malibu

  • 80,000 miles
The fuel pump sensor has gone bad twice in 4 years. I have had to replace it both times. When it goes out, the low fuel light comes on whenever the tank is full and the check engine light stays on until the tank is empty.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #24

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 #23

Sep 142015

Malibu

  • 65,000 miles

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

My fuel gauge goes up and down at random times. The gauge goes down when idling or at a stop. This in turn causes my check engine light to turn on. While the gas gauge will go back to its normal position after a little bit of driving. The check engine light remains on. There are no issues with the gas cap, but after a little research I have found it to be a faulty level sensor. As it's a reoccurring problem with many Chevy Malibu's, I don't know how there hasn't been a recall yet. Good thing I don't have to get my car tested until 2017 or I would not pass emissions due to the check engine light being on.

- Schererville, IN, USA

problem #22

May 152015

Malibu

  • 85,000 miles
Fuel gauge no longer functioning. After refueling, the fuel gauge began acting sporadic, at times it would indicate that fuel tank was empty even after refueling. Condition continued to get worse and presently fuel gauge just reads empty. Also the check engine indicator light came on and engine code P0463 is active.

- Oak Forest, IL, USA

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problem #21

Jun 032013

Malibu

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. When the fuel tank was half full, the gauge would erroneously decrease to empty and the low fuel light would illuminate. The driver was unable to determine the amount of fuel in the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the fuel cap was faulty. The cap was replaced, but the failure persisted. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who indicated that the fuel floater was faulty. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 70,000. The VIN was not available.

- Richmond Heights, OH, USA

problem #20

Mar 312015

Malibu 4-cyl

  • miles

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

Issues with the fuel pump assembly going out; gas gauge reading empty when the tank is full.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #19

Mar 142015

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 120,500 miles
I just got my 2007 Malibu ltz and after I fill the tank with gas I drove the car for 10 miles when gauge indicator show that I have an empty tank since that day I never have an accurate reading and the check engine light is on now I think its the fuel pump.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #18

Feb 052014

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 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 #17

Aug 012012

Malibu

  • 25,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated the fuel gauge failed to operate and would always indicate that the fuel was low. The dealer repaired the float sensor but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer where the technician diagnosed that the float sensor needed to be replaced again. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was not aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 25,000.

- Lancaster, PA, USA

problem #16

Aug 012013

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 34,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. After the contact filled up the fuel tank, the fuel gauge operated normally until 3/4 of fuel was left in the tank. Once the fuel was at 3/4, the fuel gauge would display as empty. As a result, the driver was unable to determine how much fuel was in the fuel tank. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 34,000. Updated 10/7/14 the consumer stated the vehicle turned off in heavy traffic. The fuel gauge did not register that the tank was empty. Updated 3/11/2015

- Yonkers , NY, USA

problem #15

May 152014

Malibu

  • 75,000 miles
The fuel sending devise keeps going bad and shows an empty tank then comes back on.

- Lansing, MI, USA

problem #14

Apr 152014

Malibu

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the fuel gauge would provide inaccurate fuel level readings. The vehicle was taken to a repair shop where a mechanic replaced the fuel pump sensor however, the failure recurred. The vehicle was then taken to an authorized dealer, who stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 11E009000 (fuel system, gasoline) and performed no repairs to the vehicle.the manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

- Hazel Park, MI, USA

problem #13

May 222013

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 99,987 miles
The power steering had gone out repeatedly at different times, both while driving and not. It would come back on at times and now for the last 5 months has been out completely and is a danger to drive. It is my only vehicle and I drive 3 children around regularly. It is nearly impossible for someone of my strength and size to drive. I fear it is a matter of time before we have an accident. I was absolutely amazed to see there was not a recall on my make and year but every other year Malibu. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). Updated 10/21/2014

- Grand Blanc, MI, USA

problem #12

Oct 172013

Malibu

  • 105,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the fuel gauge was defective and would show that the fuel tank was empty when it was full. Also, the contact mentioned that the power steering would fail and would cause it to become very difficult to maneuver the steering wheel. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 105,000 and the current mileage was 120,000.

- Chanhassen, MN, USA

problem #11

Jul 222013

Malibu

  • 90,100 miles
Fueled up and the gas light and check engine light came on. Gas gauge went up and down and now stays on. Does not recognize fuel is in the car and always says low fuel even after fueling up. Both check engine and gas light are steady on.

- Griffith, IN, USA

problem #10

Apr 042011

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
Fuel gauge started reading empty after filling the gas tank and the check engine light started coming on. After driving far enough to burn off a quarter of a tank of gas the gas gauge would start functioning correctly but the check engine light would stay on. The car was purchased used and when the Chevy mechanic put in the VIN# he said it had done that before. This is a very expensive fix. I guess it's time to start buying Ford again.

- Leslie, AR, USA

problem #9

May 172012

Malibu

  • 42,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the fuel level system failed to register accurate fuel levels. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was advised to the contact that the fuel level sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired nor was the manufacturer notified. The approximate failure mileage was 42,000. The VIN was not available.

- Murklake , CA, USA

problem #8

Nov 012011

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
This 2007 Malibu will just die on you at a stop light and sometimes when you are backing up. The fuel gauge has not been working for a long time a little over a year. The car can be full of gas and it will show it is on empty. When we first got the car the air bag signs would come on and we took it back to GM dealer and they could never find any problem. Also the seat belt light comes on and your have your seat belt on. This car has also has just been at the dealers for repair for the electrical power steering problems, very scary. It concerns me about the safety of this car dying on you if you are on the highway or something like that. Things that are going on with this car are strange and things like the fuel gauge, power steering you would think you wouldn't have any problems with. I think that there is a recall on the fuel pump and I was just wondering if it had any thing to do with the fuel gauge not working. They sure don't make them like they used to.

- Garland, TX, USA

problem #7

Feb 102012

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles
I purchased my car from a used car lot on July of 2011. As of February of 2012 the fuel gauge stopped working (always says gas tank is on empty). When I fill up my tank it will read 'full' for a few hours, then it will eventually drop all the way to 'empty' again. I took it to my mechanic and he suggested that I replace the fuel tank. Please let me know if my problem is related to the recall dated February 28, 2011.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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