hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
101,116 miles

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2008 Chevrolet Malibu Classic drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2008 Chevrolet Malibu Classic Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 032014

Malibu Classic 4-cyl

  • 77,000 miles


I have had to drive my car to the dealership to have them to release my key from the ignition a couple time and never thought anything of it, but in June the beginning the key wouldn't come out. So I called the dealer to find out I had to replace the ignition switch alone with my shift that cost me $884 dollars. They claim no warranties. I called Chevrolet to find there was recall, but it was done just before I purchase the car in 2009. But it kind of bizarre the key was still getting stuck if it was replace. Is there any way you can help me to resolve this situation. I am concern why this would need to be replace, because if continue to replace wouldn't mean it still a defeat part. Please help.

- Irondequiot, NY, USA

problem #1

Nov 092012

Malibu Classic 4-cyl

  • 125,232 miles
2008 Malibu shows "ice possible" and then traction light comes on and then engine power reduce light comes on and the engine starts to slow down. This happens on the high way, in traffic, while accelerating and honestly going up and down hills. Took to service center and they said it was the mass air flow sensor, however after replacing the vehicle is still having the same issues. Contacted Chevrolet and they told me to have the recall on the vehicle done however the mechanic told me the recall has nothing to do with the issue and he doesn't know why the car is doing that. I have looked on line and no one seems to have a resolve for the issue. This should definitely be a defect and something that is recalled immediately as it is very dangerous.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

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