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Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,321 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Malibu engine problems

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2007 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #4

Apr 012012


  • 150,000 miles


On my 2007 Chevy Malibu, the cruise control will shut off by itself going down the road, the brake lights work backwards by step on brake they are off, foot off brake the lights are on. The steering wheel will lock up and have to shut car off and restart to get it to unlock and idling the car the steering wheel shakes and while driving down the road it shakes also. The part of the fuel pump that controls the gas gauge no longer works. I have taken to the dealer and they don't know of any recalls as of yet. But I have researched and have found this to be common problems, so why aren't there any recalls?

- Shelbyville, TN, USA

problem #3

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 #2

Jul 012010

Malibu 4-cyl

  • miles
Brake light do with cruise control something like....... Chevrolet/Pontiac/Saturn: Intermittently brake lights (stop lamps) do not function correctly, extended travel to shift out of park, cruise control inoperative, dtcs C0161/C0277 set (perform repair as outlined). [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Galien, MI, USA

problem #1

Jul 262007

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 14,463 miles
Car will not accelerate when needed and when it finally picks up speed it shoots ahead, have to worry about being hit from behind and hitting the person in front of me when it shoots ahead. Has been back to dealer 5 times, they cannot find out what is wrong with car. Have contacted Chevrolet also to no avail. Problem keeps happening.

- Brick, NJ, USA

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