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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,998 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Malibu fuel system problems

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2007 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #8

Aug 012009

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 68,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the fuel gauge was faulty and when attempting to refuel the vehicle, the gas gauge would go to zero and the check engine warning light would illuminate. The contact stated that normal operation would resume after the tank was half empty. The dealer advised the contact that there were no related recalls to the failure and offered no further assistance. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue and confirmed that there were no recalls for the vehicle. No repairs were performed. The current mileage was approximately 80,000 and the failure mileage was approximately 68,000. Updated 05/26/11

- Schenectady, NY, USA

problem #7

Nov 012010


  • 84,000 miles
I have a 2007 Chevy Malibu ls and every time I get gas the low fuel light comes on then the check engine light follows, eventually the gas gauge goes back up, but check engine light stays on. This has been happening for about 6 months now.

- Tipton, MO, USA

problem #6

Nov 122007

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 15,000 miles
I own a 2007 Chevy Malibu 2lt which have been having problems with the fuel sensor since I bought it. Have taken into dealership but nothing can be found wrong. Replaced fuel cap to see if that was problem but nothing changed. Fuel light stays on empty even with full tank of gas plus check engine light stays on. The only time it works is when I travel very long distances otherwise nothing. I am very disappointed with the way Chevy does their customers. I have done research on this and it seems to be an ongoing problem with their fuel system. I definitely think a recall should be done on this issue. Now I am starting to smell gas fumes in my car. I will never buy a Chevy auto again!

- Mcclellandtown, PA, USA

problem #5

Jan 172010


  • 45,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving 60 mph the fuel gauge displayed zero. She continued to drive to her destination and later called the manufacturer who advised her to call the dealer and schedule a diagnostic test. The dealer advised her that the fuel sensor level needed to be replaced. The dealer advised her that the fuel sensor level had deteriorated and it was replaced. The manufacturer advised her that the vehicle was no longer under warranty; therefore, she had to pay for the repairs. The failure mileage was 45,000 and the current mileage was 66,000.

- Cedar Hills, TX, USA

problem #4

Apr 042010


  • 50,000 miles
My 4 year old son was in the vehicle with me helping to clean out the car when he was able to put the car into drive without any keys or anything. Luckily, I was in the car and was able to get the car back into park but only after it hit a fence and damaged the vehicle because of this issue. I am able to put the vehicle into drive while the car was not running and there were no keys in it. There have also been several instances where I was able to leave it in drive after turning the car off and taking the keys out. It will also allow you to put the vehicle into drive without pressing the brake first. There have been several computer related issues that have also began to happen such as the gas gauge not working properly. It says that I am on empty when in fact the tank is full. The air bag indicator switches back and forth from on to off so I never know if my air bag is actually on or off. All of these issues occur on a daily basis. No repairs have been made to the vehicle.

- Roland, AR, USA

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problem #3

Jul 252009


  • 42,000 miles
My 2007 Chevy Malibu gas line broke and leaked into the back seat of my car soaking my backseat with gas and filling my car with a strong gas odor. This happened on a trip after filling up with gas.

- Parma, OH, USA

problem #2

Aug 022009


  • 43,000 miles
My 2007 Chevy Malibu leaks gas from the fuel line, that fuel leaks into the car creates gas vapors. I contacted GM they said that they know about a problem with the gas line rubbing and leaking gas, however they said that there is nothing they could do about it do to my car being a 2007 and having 43,000 miles. This is a safety concern those vapors could catch fire or explode, also make me ill when I get in the car. This could also be an epa issue with the leaking of the gas.

- Parma, OH, USA

problem #1

Jul 242009


  • 43,536 miles
The gas tank on my 2007 Chevy Malibu is coming apart at the seems. I noticed a bad gas smell while on a trip to my brothers in union, ky. The smell grew as I drove, after I returned home a mechanic looked under my car and informed me that my gas tanks is splitting at the seems. I have since contacted the dealership and asked about possible recall and powertrain warranty information since I am over 36000 miles.

- Parma, OH, USA

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