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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2008 Chevrolet Malibu lights problems

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2008 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 192014


  • 125,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving approximately 70 mph, the brake lights illuminated without the brake pedal being depressed. In 2014, the vehicle was serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 14V252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control); however, the remedy was insufficient and the failure recurred. The vehicle was not repaired for the most recent failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 125,000.

- Gustine, CA, USA

problem #2

May 012014


  • 92,500 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the cruise control failed and caused the brake lights to remain illuminated. The contact stated that when the brake pedal was depressed the brake lights flickered abnormally. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 92,500 and the current mileage was 93,000.

- Swaton , OH, USA

problem #1

Mar 012012


  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while reversing, it was discovered that the brake lights erroneously illuminated. The brake lights would not illuminate when the brakes were depressed. The contact also stated that the traction control warning light illuminated sporadically. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was determined that the brake switch had failed. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was unavailable and the current mileage was 91,000.

- Berrien Springs, MI, USA

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