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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,667 miles

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2009 Chevrolet Malibu windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2009 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 312012


  • miles


After lowering the left-side passenger window several inches, I was unable to raise it via the driver's door control panel. I could make it descend all the way using that panel but not ascend at all. I was able to raise the window only by using the left-side passenger door switch; the driver's door control panel was useless for that particular window only.

- South Jordan , UT, USA

problem #2

Mar 102011

Malibu 4-cyl

  • miles
In March, 2011, I began having problems with the doors not opening from the inside. I unhooked the battery terminal to reset the computer then the windows started working again. In April my driver's window would not go up. I replaced the 30A fuse and got the window to go up. Once I tried to use one of the other windows, the fuse blew again. Now my windows will not go up or down without blowing a fuse. The switch in the driver's door was replaced and the relay was replaced with no resolution. My windows will not work at all and yesterday, July 19, my doors began acting up again and will not open from the inside. I feel like I'm going to get trapped inside this vehicle.

- Gibsonville, NC, USA

problem #1

Jan 072011


  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the vehicle recently experienced electrical failures with the power windows and the contact was unable to open or shut the power windows. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where they diagnosed the vehicle and determined that there was a shortage in the wire on the driver side panel. The vehicle was repaired. The failure and current mileage was 65,000.

- Rowland Heights, CA, USA

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