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2.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,421 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #20

Aug 132016

Malibu

  • 80,000 miles

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

The cruise control don't work the brake light's stay on and go off when you push the brake pedal.

- Martinsburg, WV, USA

problem #19

Oct 292015

Malibu

  • 157,000 miles
Malibu 2007 steering wheel locks! when the car is running!!! also the stoping warning rear tail light are on all the time"?" need help !!

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #18

Nov 032014

Malibu

  • 70,000 miles
I took my car in to get repaired for all of the vehicle recalls. They had my car for about 6-7 months and then when I got it back I have had nothing but problems. My lights go out every couple of weeks and or work only when they want too, then my radio would only work when it wanted too and now my windows only work when they want too and it's driving funny. Yesterday I went to replace another dtr light and while doing so we noticed all the wires are melted. One of the recalls was for the transmission. Shift cable which in turn states that if it was to become loose or detach or etc would melt my wiring harness and dtr lights and etc. I have 4 kids and this is my only vehicle and instead of fixing the recalls they made it worse and now me and my children S lives have been put in danger. What is going to happen when my car starts on fire and I can't get my kids out or my self? I need this fixed asap for free before I get a lawyer and it seems no one at any GM location wants to address these issues or return a phone call.

- Palm Bay, FL, USA

problem #17

Jul 122015

Malibu

  • 170,000 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 vehicle was started, the brake warning light illuminated. In addition, the brake pedal was difficult to depress and required excessive force in order to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 170,000.

- Jonesboro, AR, USA

problem #16

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

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problem #15

May 092015

Malibu

  • 145,000 miles
Airbag light stays on will not go out.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #14

Aug 052014

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 received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control); however, the parts needed to do the repairs were unavailable. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Hempstead, NY, USA

problem #13

Jul 072014

Malibu

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact received recall notifications for NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control) and 14V224000 (power train). The parts needed to repair the vehicle would not be available for months. The dealer did not provide a specific date for when the parts would become available. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Rockaway Park, NY, USA

problem #12

Aug 012012

Malibu

  • 61,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that after starting the vehicle and turning the light switch to the on position, the head lights failed to illuminate. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who replaced the light bulbs but the approximately 2 months later the failure recurred. The light bulbs were replaced a second time but the failure persisted. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 61,000.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #11

Aug 192014

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles
There are so many issues with this car and I am not at all happy. Just received 2 recalls on it for the electrical system and for the transmission shift cable. There are issues with the steering having a clunking sound and now I have to replace a tire because of it. Tires were purchased last October. I have read several complaints on this specific vehicle and other recalls. My son has to use this car to go back and forth to work which is only 7 miles one way, and I do not even trust it that far. We get told we will be contacted when the parts for the recalls are available, meanwhile something can happen and if it does you may just have a lawsuit on your hands. I just want to give the car back and get something else without having to add the remaining balance due to a new loan.

- Saxonburg, PA, USA

problem #10

Mar 142014

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 105,000 miles

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

I am having issues with my transmission shift cable. Says its in park but the vehicle is not in park. I am also having issues with my brake lights go out when I step on the brakes and come back on when I let off the brake. Being told my vehicle is not part of the ongoing GM recalls for my model year and make.

- Wyoming, MI, USA

problem #9

May 282014

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles
My brake lights go on after about 7 seconds when I am driving and not touching the brakes. The brake lights go off when I apply the brakes and then go back on when I am stopped. This is very dangerous and when I entered my VIN it does not show up on the recall list. I also have the issues with power steering going out and have also had to replace the shift cable last fall when I could not put the car in park- it was ripped in half. Cruise control stopped working years ago. Power mirrors do not work. Check air bag reminder goes on randomly. This car is a piece of garbage and very unsafe.

- Ocean City, MD, USA

problem #8

Oct 012012

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
In 2012, I was having issues with the cruise control disengaging and refusing to re-engage. I noticed that the brake lights would be lit without the brakes being activated, as long as the vehicle was not in "park" (automatic transmission). The Chevrolet dealer applied dielectric grease to a connector in November 2012, and the problem went away. The problem reappeared this year (2013), including an instance when the brake lights did not light when the brakes were activated! the dealer charged me over $250 in parts and over $300 in labor to replace two parts. On my way to the dealer, I saw another Malibu with the same body design with the same problem. This is obviously a design, part, or manufacturing defect, and I should not have to pay to fix a faulty design, replace a faulty part, or due to poor manufacturing.

- Glyndon, MN, USA

problem #7

Oct 162012

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the cruise control was activated at 50 mph. The cruise control then became inoperable as the brake lights independently illuminated without the brakes being depressed. The failure recurred at any speed being driven by the contact. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000. Updated 12/20/13

- Morgan Hill, CA, USA

problem #6

Jun 042013

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 97,898 miles
When I hit my brakes the brake lights go off and come on for a moment. When I get off the brakes the lights stay on.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #5

Aug 102012

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles
Brake lights are working backwards! when brake peddle is pushed the break lights do not come on. When you are not pressing the break peddle; the brake lights are on. Cruise control doesn't engage and the gear shift is very difficult to move into place. Of course the brake light situation is the most hazardous!! after multiple shop visits, attempted fixes and even a call to GM; (which they lied about never having this issue on other makes/model/years) there was a recall in 2009 for Malibu's that had this exact issue and supposedly all GM dealerships were to know how to fix this issue should this "problem arise in other models". out of the 5 dealers I called explaining my issues not one knew how to fix the problem. Did a lot of research on my own and explained it to a dealer of how others had fixed the issue. That worked and fixed every one of the problems I was having. Now, in March 2013 the issues are starting again. First it starts with the gear shift being very hard to shift gears into place. Then the cruise stops engaging. Hopefully the brake light issue wont happen again.

- Urbana, MO, USA

problem #4

Feb 112013

Malibu 4-cyl

  • miles
I have a 2007 Chevy Malibu and am having problems with my brake lights. Currently my brake lights don't illuminate when I step on the brake pedal, but will illumnate when I take my foot off the brake pedal. Sometimes brake lights will stay on during my entire drive whether or not I'm using the brake pedal. Happens randomly, with no discernable causes. Article in fox news dated 3/13/2013 ( www.foxnews.com/leisure/2013/03/13/bad-brake-lights-could-force-recall-over-one-million-GM-cars/#ixzz2nus7qu5S ) indicates NHTSA is actively researching possible recalls, but calls to my dealer and GM customer care we of no use. Both my dealer and GM customer care told me there were no active recalls, and that I just need to get the problem fixed myself and then I could request reimbursement at a future date if any recall did happen. It's disappointing that a company as large as GM wouldn't proactively help their customers when a known problem exists in a large number of vehicles. Also mentioned in this article were problems concerning the cruise control. My cruise control will randomly stop working, or not even allow me the option of using cruise. This is not as big of a safety concern as the brake light issue, but again, mention of this problem occuring is one more reason I believe GM should be more proactive in helping their customers deal with the specific issues and concerns already being address/investigated by the NHTSA.

- Salt Lake City, UT, USA

problem #3

Sep 242012

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that when driving at any speed and the brake pedal was depressed, the brakes lights would illuminate and remain illuminated at all times. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer or a private mechanic. The dealer was notified of the failure who stated that any diagnostic or repair on the vehicle was at the contact's expense and offered no assistance. The manufacturer was notified of the failure who advised the contact that there were no recalls for the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure and the current mileage was 40,000. Updated 11/15/12 the consumer stated on an online search it was recommended to have a mechanic to clean the BCM connectors. This is only a temporary fix. Updated 11/19/2012 updated 11/27/12 updated 11/29/2012

- Millsboro, DE, USA

problem #2

May 222012

Malibu 4-cyl

  • miles
My brake lights are on when the brake is not applied and turn off when the brake is applied. Cruise control will turn on but will not set.

- Hammond, IN, USA

problem #1

Apr 012010

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated the vehicle tail lights and dash board lights would not illuminate. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the vehicle was purchased. The dealer made unknown repairs to correct the failure yet the failure persisted. The failure and current mileages were approximately 40,000. Updated 6/21/10 the consumer stated the taillight, dashboard and license plate lights never worked and the dealer made no attempt to correct the problem, except to tell the consumer he needed to purchase a $400 part from them. Updated 06/24/10.

- Catasauqua, PA, USA

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