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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,600 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2009 Chevrolet Malibu fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2009 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 272014

Malibu 4-cyl

  • miles


2009 Chevrolet Malibu. Consumer writes in regards to body control module connection system recall reimbursement. The consumer stated in June 2014, the vehicle wasn't running smoothly. It seemed to exhibit a jerk motion and felt as though it was going to stall. The ESC light would illuminate and then go out. The dealer made some repairs on June on June 27, 2014. After the repairs were made, the consumer received a recall letter. However, the parts were not available. GM informed the consumer, the repairs were not covered by the recall. According to the invoice, the fuel injector wire was replaced. Recall # 14V252000 updated 12/30/15.

- Geneva, IL, USA

problem #4

Jul 012014

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 88,000 miles
Woke one morning and noticed a strong smell of gas coming from the rear of the vehicle. Also noticed that gas in the tank was at a much lower level than when the car was last operated. I believed that gas was leaking into the trunk so I took the car to local service center at Nissan because that is where I purchased the vehicle. Nissan said that fuel pump is cracked and emitting gasoline vapors. Took vehicle to three way Chevrolet because they are the manufacturer of the vehicle. I believed that they may have more information possibly concerning a recall. Alexander irizarry (a service adviser) said that fuel pumps fail all the time and he doesn't know why it cracked. He also claimed that when parts fail it is normal to put the driver in danger such as if brakes go out or a tire blows from poor maintenance. Asked for $1200 to replace the part. I am concerned that if he replaces it with another defective part that later on the pump will fail and emit gas vapors leading to a fire or an explosion. Three way released the car to me with no warning of not to drive it. Vehicle operates fine with no check engine light.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #3

Oct 142013

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 83,000 miles
I have a gas leak coming from the top of my gas tank. I noticed GM has had recalls for this on certain vehicles but not for my specific vehicle(09 Chevy Malibu). I have read online and several other 09 Chevy Malibu owners have the same problem. I called the Chevy dealership and they said there is no recall and cannot help me.

- Brawley, CA, USA

problem #2

Sep 272013

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 77,000 miles
I began to smell gas around my car one day, noticed the next day there was a puddle of fuel under my vehicle. After inspecting the vehicle for the source of the leak we found that there is a plastic adapter that plugs a fuel line into the fuel pump that is cracked and bubbling gas.

- Fort Smith, AR, USA

problem #1

Dec 042012

Malibu 4-cyl

  • miles
Odor from leaking cooling system. Car pulls to left. Driver does seat not adjust with the control. Front tires are worn down cords showing. Bought car at ourisman chev. Car dealer (34,523 miles) with platinum coverage. Car current (49,512 miles). They insisted that I should pay for new tires$295. Transmission flush $249. Fuel induction service $179. Coolant hose$10. That my plan only cover surge tank which I have to pay $100 deductible. I brought the car 5/17/12. Reading through complaints 2009 Malibu have similar car problem. I don't have the funds for all these problem for a car that own for this short period of time.

- Temple Hills, MD, USA

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