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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,500 miles

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2008 Chevrolet Malibu Classic lights problems

lights problem

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2008 Chevrolet Malibu Classic Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 262013

Malibu Classic

  • 78,500 miles


This has occured multiple times over the last year. When driving, the brake lights come on by themselves and you have to tap the brakes to get them to go out. Then they might or might not go off and totally cancels any cruise control opetation. There is no actual braking and this even happens when accelerating. This last time, they would not go off at all and it even triggered a 'service traction' warning on the dash. The first couple of times I took it in, the dealership said they could not fix/diagnose it unless it was doing this right then. Well another shop found a safety bulletin on this issue and completed the recommended fix. This worked for quite a while until now and here we are again. I worry about another driver taking faulty action thinking I am braking, when I am not. Also it has become a recurring safety issue and I see other owners are dealing with the same issue. Please help!

- Midlothian , TX, USA

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