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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
95,853 miles

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2009 Chevrolet Malibu fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2009 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #6

Nov 102014


  • 57,843 miles


Nov 10-started to smell a fuel odor near left wheel -smell became worse on daily basis to the point I could smell fumes as I drove. I park in a car park and was told I could not park my car there because of the strong fuel smell-that it was a danger and I needed to take care of it. I went to the service station across the street and the technician told me to leave the car that it was leaking fuel and I was in danger. The agent had to replace the fuel pump because the feed line (outlet) was leaking. Total replacement was necessary and clean up as leaking fuel was making its way onto the exhaust. The technician stated it was a dangerous situation and was surprised at the low mileage and this defective feed line. I wrote GM about this because this was so dangerous-had I been involved in an accident-my car would have gone up in flames. Had someone been smoking near my car while in the car port-there would have been a fire. This part was defective-there is nothing I could have done to cause a fuel leak-the GM part was defective.

- Ontario, CA, USA

problem #5

Nov 262014


  • 53,364 miles
I could smell gas coming from underneath where the fuel tank is located. After inspection the fuel pump module was in fact leaking.

- Fresno , CA, USA

problem #4

Sep 012011

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
I have had so much trouble with the 2009 Chevy Malibu I bought it brand new no miles thinking I was going to be stress free but it has given me the most headaches ever. I have had to replace the shift gear and that my head lights have had to been replace at least once a year since I got it the headache about that is that the whole bumper has to be removed to have them replace. I also had to replace the catalytic converter. I don't think I will ever purchase another Chevy car.

- Grand Prairie , TX, USA

problem #3

Sep 012014


  • 53,400 miles


Strong fuel smell from under car when parked. No visual signs of gas leakage, but vapors are very strong and resulted in feeling light headed. Left car parked outside garage for the night and will take to the dealer.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #2

Jul 012014


  • 89,000 miles
I have a 2009 Chevy Malibu with a gas leak. One day I parked the vehicle in the garage and started to smell fuel. I took the vehicle to a local mechanic and he detected there was a gas leak that had something to do with the fuel pump which he said would cost $400. I believe this is something that should be a recall. When I went to autozone to check pricing for a fuel pump the salesman said he had received multiple calls from customer requesting the same part. This needs to be looked into soon as possible.

- Ontario, CA, USA

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problem #1

Oct 012013


  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that upon inspection, there was a strong gasoline odor inside the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a local shop where the mechanic stated that a connector above the fuel tank had to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 78,000. The current mileage was 78,822.

- Norwalk, CA, USA

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