Recalls


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY - FUEL PUMP
11E009000TI GROUP AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LLC E (Equipment)4887MFRGENERAL MOTORS CORP.02/28/201102/28/2011
Defect SummaryTi automotive is recalling certain fuel pumps, part numbers tu456 and tu303, sold under various brand names as aftermarket and replacement equipment for the motor vehicles listed above. the defective fuel pump may seize, stopping the fuel flow to the engine creating a stalling condition.
Consequence SummaryA vehicle crash could occur should the engine stall while in use.
Corrective SummaryTi automotive will notify owners of record and will replace any defective fuel pump with a new or reworked fuel pump free of charge. the safety recall is expected to begin during march 2011. owners may contact ti automotive at 1-888-867-3759 or log on to www.recallresponse.com.
NotesThis recall only pertains to aftermarket and replacement fuel pumps and has no relation to any original equipment installed on vehicles manufactured by general motors.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .

Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY
0804200408/04/200410013333New style fuel tank cap. *eh04/14/2005
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY
080408/01/200410014343Malibu fuel tank cap for the 2004 malibu and malibu maxx is not interchangeable. *nm04/29/2005
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY - FILLER PIPE AND CAP
0608111/01/200610020690Special coverage adjustment-fuel tank cap. *kb12/22/2006
309201/01/200410010228Service engine light soon and evap codes setting intermittently. (2005 chevrolet malibu maxx) *sc11/04/2004
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER
70101/01/200510015762Fuel filter replacement. gm tech link. *tt08/11/2005
0217200402/17/200410009121Drivability system can occur after a fuel sending assembly replacement. an intermittent stall and/or will stall after filling with fuel. the vehicle may have an odor or the evap canister is saturated with fuel. gm voicemail express.09/10/2004
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER - STORAGE - FUEL GAUGE SYSTEM
SB-09-06-04-007A04/01/200910030685Saturn/pontiac/chevrolet: the fuel gauge does not rise above the 3/4 mark after a fill up or the fuel gauge appears stuck. an illumination of the check engine light. on rare occasions, the fuel gauge does not read the correct level which11/10/2009

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
01/10/201284000
 For about 3 years the theft light would come on when trying to start. then you would have to wait 10 minutes to start. in december while driving at 60 mps the engine stopped, power steering was lost and the theft light was on. after 10 minutes the car started again. then two times later the engine stopped while driving between 60 & 65 mph, power steering was lost. one of these times the car started up again and power steering recovered. i took the unit to the chevrolet dealer in emporia, kansas. they said the switch needed to be replaced and that the fuel pump cuts off because of the age of the vehicle. both need to be replaced at a cost of over $1,100 according to them. normally the car operates great! i can't understand why a product is allowed on the market with a fuel pump that works part-time. prior to going to the emporia chevrolet, i explained the problem to the burlington, kansas chevrolet dealership and they said it had to do that at the time they were checking it or they could not find out the problem. this is a disaster waiting to happen. i am glad that my wife of 4'11 was not driving it when the power steereing was lost because of the engine stopping.
01/10/201284000
 For about 3 years the theft light would come on when trying to start. then you would have to wait 10 minutes to start. in december while driving at 60 mps the engine stopped, power steering was lost and the theft light was on. after 10 minutes the car started again. then two times later the engine stopped while driving between 60 & 65 mph, power steering was lost. one of these times the car started up again and power steering recovered. i took the unit to the chevrolet dealer in emporia, kansas. they said the switch needed to be replaced and that the fuel pump cuts off because of the age of the vehicle. both need to be replaced at a cost of over $1,100 according to them. normally the car operates great! i can't understand why a product is allowed on the market with a fuel pump that works part-time. prior to going to the emporia chevrolet, i explained the problem to the burlington, kansas chevrolet dealership and they said it had to do that at the time they were checking it or they could not find out the problem. this is a disaster waiting to happen. i am glad that my wife of 4'11 was not driving it when the power steereing was lost because of the engine stopping.
01/10/201284000
 For about 3 years the theft light would come on when trying to start. then you would have to wait 10 minutes to start. in december while driving at 60 mps the engine stopped, power steering was lost and the theft light was on. after 10 minutes the car started again. then two times later the engine stopped while driving between 60 & 65 mph, power steering was lost. one of these times the car started up again and power steering recovered. i took the unit to the chevrolet dealer in emporia, kansas. they said the switch needed to be replaced and that the fuel pump cuts off because of the age of the vehicle. both need to be replaced at a cost of over $1,100 according to them. normally the car operates great! i can't understand why a product is allowed on the market with a fuel pump that works part-time. prior to going to the emporia chevrolet, i explained the problem to the burlington, kansas chevrolet dealership and they said it had to do that at the time they were checking it or they could not find out the problem. this is a disaster waiting to happen. i am glad that my wife of 4'11 was not driving it when the power steereing was lost because of the engine stopping.
01/10/201284000
 For about 3 years the theft light would come on when trying to start. then you would have to wait 10 minutes to start. in december while driving at 60 mps the engine stopped, power steering was lost and the theft light was on. after 10 minutes the car started again. then two times later the engine stopped while driving between 60 & 65 mph, power steering was lost. one of these times the car started up again and power steering recovered. i took the unit to the chevrolet dealer in emporia, kansas. they said the switch needed to be replaced and that the fuel pump cuts off because of the age of the vehicle. both need to be replaced at a cost of over $1,100 according to them. normally the car operates great! i can't understand why a product is allowed on the market with a fuel pump that works part-time. prior to going to the emporia chevrolet, i explained the problem to the burlington, kansas chevrolet dealership and they said it had to do that at the time they were checking it or they could not find out the problem. this is a disaster waiting to happen. i am glad that my wife of 4'11 was not driving it when the power steereing was lost because of the engine stopping.
01/10/201284000
 For about 3 years the theft light would come on when trying to start. then you would have to wait 10 minutes to start. in december while driving at 60 mps the engine stopped, power steering was lost and the theft light was on. after 10 minutes the car started again. then two times later the engine stopped while driving between 60 & 65 mph, power steering was lost. one of these times the car started up again and power steering recovered. i took the unit to the chevrolet dealer in emporia, kansas. they said the switch needed to be replaced and that the fuel pump cuts off because of the age of the vehicle. both need to be replaced at a cost of over $1,100 according to them. normally the car operates great! i can't understand why a product is allowed on the market with a fuel pump that works part-time. prior to going to the emporia chevrolet, i explained the problem to the burlington, kansas chevrolet dealership and they said it had to do that at the time they were checking it or they could not find out the problem. this is a disaster waiting to happen. i am glad that my wife of 4'11 was not driving it when the power steereing was lost because of the engine stopping.
06/28/201175000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2004 chevrolet malibu. the contact stated that the fuel gauge would constantly display an erroneous full reading. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. the failure mileage was 75,000.
06/28/201175000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2004 chevrolet malibu. the contact stated that the fuel gauge would constantly display an erroneous full reading. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. the failure mileage was 75,000.
06/28/201175000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2004 chevrolet malibu. the contact stated that the fuel gauge would constantly display an erroneous full reading. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. the failure mileage was 75,000. kmj
06/28/201175000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2004 chevrolet malibu. the contact stated the fuel gauge constanly show full. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was not notified. the failure mileage was 75,000. mw
09/28/20119296
 Power steering recall 04050 and replaced in 2005 with 9,296 miles under warranty and need it again at 26,000 miles today. front bracket replaced in 2006 with 19,217 miles and needs it again at 26,000 miles today. fuel leak twice once in 2006 at 19,102 miles and replaced tank in 2007 at 20959.
09/28/20119296
 Power steering recall 04050 and replaced in 2005 with 9,296 miles under warranty and need it again at 26,000 miles today. front bracket replaced in 2006 with 19,217 miles and needs it again at 26,000 miles today. fuel leak twice once in 2006 at 19,102 miles and replaced tank in 2007 at 20959.
09/28/20119296
 Power steering recall 04050 and replaced in 2005 with 9,296 miles under warranty and need it again at 26,000 miles today. front bracket replaced in 2006 with 19,217 miles and needs it again at 26,000 miles today. fuel leak twice once in 2006 at 19,102 miles and replaced tank in 2007 at 20959.
09/28/20119296
 Power steering recall 04050 and replaced in 2005 with 9,296 miles under warranty and need it again at 26,000 miles today. front bracket replaced in 2006 with 19,217 miles and needs it again at 26,000 miles today. fuel leak twice once in 2006 at 19,102 miles and replaced tank in 2007 at 20959.
09/28/20119296
 Power steering recall 04050 and replaced in 2005 with 9,296 miles under warranty and need it again at 26,000 miles today. front bracket replaced in 2006 with 19,217 miles and needs it again at 26,000 miles today. fuel leak twice once in 2006 at 19,102 miles and replaced tank in 2007 at 20959.
05/04/2011114484
 My 2004 malibu has given me problems since i first purchased it. my check engine light has always been on. if i stopped and start the car 4 or 5 times a day it would not start right away. the car has been in the shop a few times. the dealership could never found out why it was on. recently, i've been having this knocking sound when i turn the wheel, my fuel gauge stopped working. took it to the shop, i was told that i needed a fuel reader which came with the fuel pump. the fuel pump was good. as long as i know how much gas i have in the car i'm good. a month later the car starts but doesn't stay on. i had the car towed to the shop. it took them 24 hours to tell me that i needed to replace the fuel pump. $997.00. this is after the computers had been going down all day. thinking about getting a new car. online looking at a hyundai. checked to see if they had any recalls. decided to check my malibu and see if it ever had a recall. yes, just recenlty on the fuel pump. i wonder fi my fuel pump was part of the recall. i want my money back,
05/04/2011114484
 My 2004 malibu has given me problems since i first purchased it. my check engine light has always been on. if i stopped and start the car 4 or 5 times a day it would not start right away. the car has been in the shop a few times. the dealership could never found out why it was on. recently, i've been having this knocking sound when i turn the wheel, my fuel gauge stopped working. took it to the shop, i was told that i needed a fuel reader which came with the fuel pump. the fuel pump was good. as long as i know how much gas i have in the car i'm good. a month later the car starts but doesn't stay on. i had the car towed to the shop. it took them 24 hours to tell me that i needed to replace the fuel pump. $997.00. this is after the computers had been going down all day. thinking about getting a new car. online looking at a hyundai. checked to see if they had any recalls. decided to check my malibu and see if it ever had a recall. yes, just recenlty on the fuel pump. i wonder fi my fuel pump was part of the recall. i want my money back,
05/04/2011114484
 My 2004 malibu has given me problems since i first purchased it. my check engine light has always been on. if i stopped and start the car 4 or 5 times a day it would not start right away. the car has been in the shop a few times. the dealership could never found out why it was on. recently, i've been having this knocking sound when i turn the wheel, my fuel gauge stopped working. took it to the shop, i was told that i needed a fuel reader which came with the fuel pump. the fuel pump was good. as long as i know how much gas i have in the car i'm good. a month later the car starts but doesn't stay on. i had the car towed to the shop. it took them 24 hours to tell me that i needed to replace the fuel pump. $997.00. this is after the computers had been going down all day. thinking about getting a new car. online looking at a hyundai. checked to see if they had any recalls. decided to check my malibu and see if it ever had a recall. yes, just recenlty on the fuel pump. i wonder fi my fuel pump was part of the recall. i want my money back,
05/04/2011114484
 My 2004 malibu has given me problems since i first purchased it. my check engine light has always been on. if i stopped and start the car 4 or 5 times a day it would not start right away. the car has been in the shop a few times. the dealership could never found out why it was on. recently, i've been having this knocking sound when i turn the wheel, my fuel gauge stopped working. took it to the shop, i was told that i needed a fuel reader which came with the fuel pump. the fuel pump was good. as long as i know how much gas i have in the car i'm good. a month later the car starts but doesn't stay on. i had the car towed to the shop. it took them 24 hours to tell me that i needed to replace the fuel pump. $997.00. this is after the computers had been going down all day. thinking about getting a new car. online looking at a hyundai. checked to see if they had any recalls. decided to check my malibu and see if it ever had a recall. yes, just recenlty on the fuel pump. i wonder fi my fuel pump was part of the recall. i want my money back,
05/04/2011114484
 My 2004 malibu has given me problems since i first purchased it. my check engine light has always been on. if i stopped and start the car 4 or 5 times a day it would not start right away. the car has been in the shop a few times. the dealership could never found out why it was on. recently, i've been having this knocking sound when i turn the wheel, my fuel gauge stopped working. took it to the shop, i was told that i needed a fuel reader which came with the fuel pump. the fuel pump was good. as long as i know how much gas i have in the car i'm good. a month later the car starts but doesn't stay on. i had the car towed to the shop. it took them 24 hours to tell me that i needed to replace the fuel pump. $997.00. this is after the computers had been going down all day. thinking about getting a new car. online looking at a hyundai. checked to see if they had any recalls. decided to check my malibu and see if it ever had a recall. yes, just recenlty on the fuel pump. i wonder fi my fuel pump was part of the recall. i want my money back,
07/15/2009114000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2004 chevrolet malibu. while the contact was driving approximately 30 mph, the power steering warning indicator illuminated until the engine was turned off. there was a slight loss of power steering for a few seconds. on a separate occasion, the engine warning indicator illuminated and a message displayed on the instrument panel indicating that the fuel cap was open. the failure would occur sporadicly. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic three different times for diagnosis however, they were unable to locate the problem and the failure persisted. the failure mileage was approximately 114,000.
07/15/2009114000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2004 chevrolet malibu. while the contact was driving approximately 30 mph, the power steering warning indicator illuminated until the engine was turned off. there was a slight loss of power steering for a few seconds. on a separate occasion, the engine warning indicator illuminated and a message displayed on the instrument panel indicating that the fuel cap was open. the failure would occur sporadicly. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic three different times for diagnosis however, they were unable to locate the problem and the failure persisted. the failure mileage was approximately 114,000.
07/15/2009114000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2004 chevrolet malibu. while the contact was driving approximately 30 mph, the power steering warning indicator illuminated until the engine was turned off. there was a slight loss of power steering for a few seconds. on a separate occasion, the engine warning indicator illuminated and a message displayed on the instrument panel indicating that the fuel cap was open. the failure would occur sporadicly. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic three different times for diagnosis however, they were unable to locate the problem and the failure persisted. the failure mileage was approximately 114,000.
09/22/200860000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2004 chevrolet malibu. the contact stated that the headlight bulbs constantly turned off and went out. the vehicle was taken to repair shops and dealerships several times where bulbs were replaced but the failure continued. the headlight bulb recently melted to the wiring harness. the vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. additionally, the contact stated that the fuel gauge would fluctuate between full and empty and did give correct readings. on three occasions, the contact ran out of fuel because of the faulty gauge. the vehicle had not been inspected or repaired for this problem at the time of the complaint. the contact called the manufacturer and was told that due to high mileage on the vehicle, they could not assist her. the current and failure mileages were approximately 60,000-bk
09/22/200860000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2004 chevrolet malibu. the contact stated that the headlight bulbs constantly turned off and went out. the vehicle was taken to repair shops and dealerships several times where bulbs were replaced but the failure continued. the headlight bulb recently melted to the wiring harness. the vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. additionally, the contact stated that the fuel gauge would fluctuate between full and empty and did give correct readings. on three occasions, the contact ran out of fuel because of the faulty gauge. the vehicle had not been inspected or repaired for this problem at the time of the complaint. the contact called the manufacturer and was told that due to high mileage on the vehicle, they could not assist her. the current and failure mileages were approximately 60,000-bk
09/22/200860000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2004 chevrolet malibu. the contact stated that the headlight bulbs constantly turned off and went out. the vehicle was taken to repair shops and dealerships several times where bulbs were replaced but the failure continued. the headlight bulb recently melted to the wiring harness. the vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. additionally, the contact stated that the fuel gauge would fluctuate between full and empty and did give correct readings. on three occasions, the contact ran out of fuel because of the faulty gauge. the vehicle had not been inspected or repaired for this problem at the time of the complaint. the contact called the manufacturer and was told that due to high mileage on the vehicle, they could not assist her. the current and failure mileages were approximately 60,000-bk
09/22/200860000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2004 chevrolet malibu. the contact stated that the headlight bulbs constantly turned off and went out. the vehicle was taken to repair shops and dealerships several times where bulbs were replaced but the failure continued. the headlight bulb recently melted to the wiring harness. the vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. additionally, the contact stated that the fuel gauge would fluctuate between full and empty and did give correct readings. on three occasions, the contact ran out of fuel because of the faulty gauge. the vehicle had not been inspected or repaired for this problem at the time of the complaint. the contact called the manufacturer and was told that due to high mileage on the vehicle, they could not assist her. the current and failure mileages were approximately 60,000-bk
12/17/200980000
 I have a 2004 chevy malibu with 80,000 plus miles. my power steering column motor shorted out and therefore my power steering has enabled my car to be driven; and the fuel gauge shows empty when i just filled it with gas. i did an on-line research and saw there were so many other consumers that have the exact same problem as i have and i contacted gm and they told me it was nothing they could do. it is sad when we purchase
08/19/200829000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2004 chevrolet malibu. the contact was driving approximately between 25-35 mph; proceeding to make a turn. there was a loud popping noise coming from the steering wheel. the power steering warning light indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. the warning indicator remained illuminated until the engine was turned off. also, the engine warning indicator illuminated at a different time. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and an independent mechanic for service repairs. the components were replaced on separate occasions which consists of the steering column, gas cap, fuel module, and tie-rod. the pcm was also reprogrammed. the service repairs were performed at the dealer on three separate occasions. the failure mileage was 29,000.
03/02/20101
 A few months ago, my power steering light began to come on. i took it to several places only for everyone to tell me that the car does not take power steering fluid and that they would have to hook the car to a computer to see what is wrong. every so often, i would crank the car and have a hard time steering. i learned that when that happens, i could turn off the ignition and restart the car and the power steering would return. i have had my car serviced and twice, i have been told that they are not getting any code readings on the computer. now, just recently, i was told that the steering column has issues. i read today about the recall on gm cars, but the 2004 malibu isn't listed but i am having the same problems described in the article. i do not want to wait until i have an accident for my car to be on the recall list. i have already paid money to have the throttle body replaced on my car, i do not want to have to spend more for the steering column. the safety of myself and my infant son, as with others on the road, is of concern. *tr
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY - FUEL PUMP
10/10/200545000409/01/2004
 There was a cluncking sound every time i turn the wheel to the left or the right. i took the car to the dealer on two occasions for repair, and they replaced the steering column both times, the car still cluncked. .the dealer said the cluncking sound was okay and not to bring it back.the right wheel bearing was replaced, and now the gas gauge did not work. also, i was told when the gas gauge failed it wa s an early warning that the fuel pump will soon need to be replaced. *ak
10/10/200545000409/01/2004
 There wa sa cluncking sound every time i turned the wheel to the left or the right. i sent the car to the dealer on two occasions for repairs, and they replaced the steering column both times, the car still cluncked. .the dealer said the cluncking sound was okay and not to bring it back.the right wheel bearing was replaced, and now the gas gaug efailed. 1 was told when the gas gauge failure was an early warning that the fuel pump will soon need to be replaced.*ak
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY - HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
06/26/200662000104/01/2006
 Dt*: the contact stated while driving there was a detection of gasoline odor coming from the rear of the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop. during the inspection, the gas tank was removed and the gas line on the top side of the tank was observed to be ruptured which caused gasoline to spew under vehicle. the manufacturer has been alerted.
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM
06/30/20042
 While traveling at any speed vehicle stalled. without consumer had several close calls of being rear ended. vehicle was serviced several times, but problem recurred. *ak
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER - STORAGE - FUEL GAUGE SYSTEM
10/10/200545000409/01/2004
 There was a cluncking sound every time i turn the wheel to the left or the right. i took the car to the dealer on two occasions for repair, and they replaced the steering column both times, the car still cluncked. .the dealer said the cluncking sound was okay and not to bring it back.the right wheel bearing was replaced, and now the gas gauge did not work. also, i was told when the gas gauge failed it wa s an early warning that the fuel pump will soon need to be replaced. *ak
10/10/200545000409/01/2004
 There wa sa cluncking sound every time i turned the wheel to the left or the right. i sent the car to the dealer on two occasions for repairs, and they replaced the steering column both times, the car still cluncked. .the dealer said the cluncking sound was okay and not to bring it back.the right wheel bearing was replaced, and now the gas gaug efailed. 1 was told when the gas gauge failure was an early warning that the fuel pump will soon need to be replaced.*ak