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 - FILLER PIPE AND CAP
0619002/01/200710021404Special coverage adjustment - fuel tank cap. *kb04/24/2007
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
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
10/10/2011140000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet malibu. the contact stated that the power steering failed, fuel would not pump properly into the vehicle, the fuel gauge displayed improper readings, and the speedometer was inoperative. the local mechanic repaired the fuel system. neither the dealer, nor the manufacturer were notified of the failure. the failure mileage was 140,000 and the current mileage was unavailable. sm.
10/10/2011140000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet malibu. the contact stated that the power steering failed, fuel would not pump properly into the vehicle, the fuel gauge displayed improper readings, and the speedometer was inoperative. the local mechanic repaired the fuel system. neither the dealer, nor the manufacturer were notified of the failure. the failure mileage was 140,000 and the current mileage was unavailable. sm.
10/10/2011140000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet malibu. the contact stated that the power steering failed, fuel would not pump properly into the vehicle, the fuel gauge displayed improper readings, and the speedometer was inoperative. the local mechanic repaired the fuel system. neither the dealer, nor the manufacturer were notified of the failure. the failure mileage was 140,000 and the current mileage was unavailable. sm.
10/10/2011140000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet malibu. the contact stated that the power steering would fail, fuel would not pump properly into the vehicle, the fuel tank indicator on the instrument cluster would show incorrect fuel levels and the speedometer was inoperative. the local mechanic repaired the fuel system. neither the dealer nor the manufacturer were notified of the failure. the failure mileage was 140,000 and the current mileage was unavailable. nw
10/10/2011140000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet malibu. the contact stated that the power steering would fail, fuel would not pump properly into the vehicle, the fuel tank indicator on the instrument cluster would show incorrect fuel levels and the speedometer was inoperative. the local mechanic repaired the fuel system. neither the dealer nor the manufacturer were notified of the failure. the failure mileage was 140,000 and the current mileage was unavailable. nw
04/15/2010
 Fuel pump failure in 2011. defected fuel pump.
04/15/2010
 Fuel pump failure in 2011. defected fuel pump.
04/15/2010
 Fuel pump failure in 2011. defected fuel pump.
04/15/2010
 Fuel pump failure in 2011. defected fuel pump.
10/07/201178000
 Shift level does resond when shifting into low (l). dealer said shift lever cable is bad and is a common problem. second item had to replace fuel sensor in gas tank as it failed also was sending an over voltage signal to gas guage. also a common problem.
10/07/201178000
 Shift level does resond when shifting into low (l). dealer said shift lever cable is bad and is a common problem. second item had to replace fuel sensor in gas tank as it failed also was sending an over voltage signal to gas guage. also a common problem.
10/07/201178000
 Shift level does resond when shifting into low (l). dealer said shift lever cable is bad and is a common problem. second item had to replace fuel sensor in gas tank as it failed also was sending an over voltage signal to gas guage. also a common problem.
10/07/201178000
 Shift level does resond when shifting into low (l). dealer said shift lever cable is bad and is a common problem. second item had to replace fuel sensor in gas tank as it failed also was sending an over voltage signal to gas guage. also a common problem.
10/07/201178000
 Shift level does resond when shifting into low (l). dealer said shift lever cable is bad and is a common problem. second item had to replace fuel sensor in gas tank as it failed also was sending an over voltage signal to gas guage. also a common problem.
02/01/201177000
 Fuel level sensor failed causing the fuel gauge to be erratic..also car will not pass inspection because of the check engine light being on..i see other gm cars of different models have had recalls on this particular part. the repair will cost me $600 for the car to pass inspection.
02/01/201177000
 Fuel level sensor failed causing the fuel gauge to be erratic..also car will not pass inspection because of the check engine light being on..i see other gm cars of different models have had recalls on this particular part. the repair will cost me $600 for the car to pass inspection.
02/01/201177000
 Fuel level sensor failed causing the fuel gauge to be erratic..also car will not pass inspection because of the check engine light being on..i see other gm cars of different models have had recalls on this particular part. the repair will cost me $600 for the car to pass inspection.
02/01/201177000
 Fuel level sensor failed causing the fuel gauge to be erratic..also car will not pass inspection because of the check engine light being on..i see other gm cars of different models have had recalls on this particular part. the repair will cost me $600 for the car to pass inspection.
09/26/201161760
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet malibu. the contact stated that the fuel gauge failed and would not provide an accurate reading when full or empty. the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who replaces the fuel level sensor. the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. the failure mileage was 61,760.
09/26/201161760
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet malibu. the contact stated that the fuel gauge failed and would not provide an accurate reading when full or empty. the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who replaces the fuel level sensor. the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. the failure mileage was 61,760. kmj
09/26/201161760
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet malibu. the contact stated the fuel gauge failed. the fuel gauge does not give an accurate reading when it is full or empty with fuel. the vehicle was taken to a mechanic shop who replaces the fuel level sensor at the owners expense of $320. the manufacturer was not notified. the failure mileage was 61,760. mw
04/06/201177000
 My 2005 chevy malibu is experiencing an issue with the fuel gauge in regards to every time i fill up on gas. after the nozzle clicks once letting me know that it is full, i take the nozzle out. when i start the car, the gas needle goes up to full and stays there for about 3 miles or so. then it suddenly goes to empty and i get the low fuel message, the steady check engine light and the chime. after driving 30 more miles, the needle fixes it self and goes to the correct level of gas. it works fine for the rest of the time until i fill up again. the low fuel message goes away and the light on the dash board goes away too. this is very similar to a recent message my father-in-law received from gm concerning his 2005 chevy envoy. he received a letter regarding a special coverage for failing fuel gauge sensors. the description in the letter is very similar to my same problem.
04/06/201177000
 My 2005 chevy malibu is experiencing an issue with the fuel gauge in regards to every time i fill up on gas. after the nozzle clicks once letting me know that it is full, i take the nozzle out. when i start the car, the gas needle goes up to full and stays there for about 3 miles or so. then it suddenly goes to empty and i get the low fuel message, the steady check engine light and the chime. after driving 30 more miles, the needle fixes it self and goes to the correct level of gas. it works fine for the rest of the time until i fill up again. the low fuel message goes away and the light on the dash board goes away too. this is very similar to a recent message my father-in-law received from gm concerning his 2005 chevy envoy. he received a letter regarding a special coverage for failing fuel gauge sensors. the description in the letter is very similar to my same problem.
04/06/201177000
 My 2005 chevy malibu is experiencing an issue with the fuel gauge in regards to every time i fill up on gas. after the nozzle clicks once letting me know that it is full, i take the nozzle out. when i start the car, the gas needle goes up to full and stays there for about 3 miles or so. then it suddenly goes to empty and i get the low fuel message, the steady check engine light and the chime. after driving 30 more miles, the needle fixes it self and goes to the correct level of gas. it works fine for the rest of the time until i fill up again. the low fuel message goes away and the light on the dash board goes away too. this is very similar to a recent message my father-in-law received from gm concerning his 2005 chevy envoy. he received a letter regarding a special coverage for failing fuel gauge sensors. the description in the letter is very similar to my same problem.
04/06/201177000
 My 2005 chevy malibu is experiencing an issue with the fuel gauge in regards to every time i fill up on gas. after the nozzle clicks once letting me know that it is full, i take the nozzle out. when i start the car, the gas needle goes up to full and stays there for about 3 miles or so. then it suddenly goes to empty and i get the low fuel message, the steady check engine light and the chime. after driving 30 more miles, the needle fixes it self and goes to the correct level of gas. it works fine for the rest of the time until i fill up again. the low fuel message goes away and the light on the dash board goes away too. this is very similar to a recent message my father-in-law received from gm concerning his 2005 chevy envoy. he received a letter regarding a special coverage for failing fuel gauge sensors. the description in the letter is very similar to my same problem.
08/15/201090000
 2005 chevy malibu. gas gauge started giving incorrect readings resulting in car running out of gas and stalling, unable to restart. gauge now will always read completly full when starting car, then after a few minutes, will fail and drop all the way to completly empty. i have spoken to many other gm owners and several of them have experienced the same issue, costing them almost $1,000 in repairs to get the gauge/float replaced. this is a serious and potentually a very dangerous problem because people could run out of gas and be stranded miles from help and this could happen in adverse or freezing weather conditions. if children happen to be in the car, the seriousness of this is considerably higher. i feel this is a major and widespread defect and that this particular piece of equipment should be recalled and fixed at no cost to the customer. i have owned gm cars my entire life and i would think that they would correct this and keep their dedicated customers safe and satisfied.
08/15/201090000
 2005 chevy malibu. gas gauge started giving incorrect readings resulting in car running out of gas and stalling, unable to restart. gauge now will always read completly full when starting car, then after a few minutes, will fail and drop all the way to completly empty. i have spoken to many other gm owners and several of them have experienced the same issue, costing them almost $1,000 in repairs to get the gauge/float replaced. this is a serious and potentually a very dangerous problem because people could run out of gas and be stranded miles from help and this could happen in adverse or freezing weather conditions. if children happen to be in the car, the seriousness of this is considerably higher. i feel this is a major and widespread defect and that this particular piece of equipment should be recalled and fixed at no cost to the customer. i have owned gm cars my entire life and i would think that they would correct this and keep their dedicated customers safe and satisfied.
08/15/201090000
 2005 chevy malibu. gas gauge started giving incorrect readings resulting in car running out of gas and stalling, unable to restart. gauge now will always read completly full when starting car, then after a few minutes, will fail and drop all the way to completly empty. i have spoken to many other gm owners and several of them have experienced the same issue, costing them almost $1,000 in repairs to get the gauge/float replaced. this is a serious and potentually a very dangerous problem because people could run out of gas and be stranded miles from help and this could happen in adverse or freezing weather conditions. if children happen to be in the car, the seriousness of this is considerably higher. i feel this is a major and widespread defect and that this particular piece of equipment should be recalled and fixed at no cost to the customer. i have owned gm cars my entire life and i would think that they would correct this and keep their dedicated customers safe and satisfied.
08/15/201090000
 2005 chevy malibu. gas gauge started giving incorrect readings resulting in car running out of gas and stalling, unable to restart. gauge now will always read completly full when starting car, then after a few minutes, will fail and drop all the way to completly empty. i have spoken to many other gm owners and several of them have experienced the same issue, costing them almost $1,000 in repairs to get the gauge/float replaced. this is a serious and potentually a very dangerous problem because people could run out of gas and be stranded miles from help and this could happen in adverse or freezing weather conditions. if children happen to be in the car, the seriousness of this is considerably higher. i feel this is a major and widespread defect and that this particular piece of equipment should be recalled and fixed at no cost to the customer. i have owned gm cars my entire life and i would think that they would correct this and keep their dedicated customers safe and satisfied.
07/12/2010100900
 2005 chevrolet malibu ls with 3.5 v6 engine. fuel gauge reads empty and check engine light comes on after every refill of fuel tank. problem has been continual since 7/12/ 2010.
07/12/2010100900
 2005 chevrolet malibu ls with 3.5 v6 engine. fuel gauge reads empty and check engine light comes on after every refill of fuel tank. problem has been continual since 7/12/ 2010.
07/12/2010100900
 2005 chevrolet malibu ls with 3.5 v6 engine. fuel gauge reads empty and check engine light comes on after every refill of fuel tank. problem has been continual since 7/12/ 2010.
07/23/2010110000
 Purchased 2005 chevrolet malibu in may, 2009. ongoing problems with brake and turn signal lights not working. attempted replacement and repair by mechanic. lights remained inoperable as did fuel gauge by 80,000 miles. while parked, car ignited from under center console, door locks engaged, and interior burned. total loss of auto and contents.
07/23/2010110000
 Purchased 2005 chevrolet malibu in may, 2009. ongoing problems with brake and turn signal lights not working. attempted replacement and repair by mechanic. lights remained inoperable as did fuel gauge by 80,000 miles. while parked, car ignited from under center console, door locks engaged, and interior burned. total loss of auto and contents.
05/05/201063300
 I have a 2005 chevy malibu, bought brand new, i've had problems from the start with this car. the rack & pinion has been replaced twice. the hub bearings have had to be replaced, the rear stabilizer bar needs replacing. i have a gas cap issue, now to top it all off, i've been having issues where i am driving and i start to accelerate and the steering wheel locks up, i have been on the freeway several times when this happens. this is a very dangerous situation, gm will do nothing about this. they know that the 2005 malibu is a dangerous car but will not recall at all.
08/10/2009
 I own a 05 pre-owned chevy malibu that was in prestine condition when buying. after having for about 6 months the fuel gauge started acting erratically and the check engine light stays on as a cause of this issue. i was told it will cost me $800 to fix the issue. also the air conditioning unit has gone out due to a faulty part (told by a mechanic). i googled this issue and so many other purchasers of the same vehicle are having the same issues with the air conditioning and the fuel gauge. this is not right and gm has to know that these parts are faulty. i am a working mother of 3 who cannot afford to have this fixed and because of this i cannot renew by tags on my car due to the check engine light being on.
10/12/2009500001
 Tank fuel level gauge does not show accurate amount of fuel in tank. *tr
02/16/200614967112/01/2004
 Dt*: the contact stated there is a knock in the steering when turning the steering wheel. this started two weeks after purchase. the dealership determined a new intermittent steering shaft was malfunctioning. updated 3/9/2006 - the check engine illuminated and the technician found a leak at the sender hose to the canister and purge valve leaking. *nm
07/26/20051003/31/2005
 Vehicle intermittently wants to steer on its own. this happens for only a short time when it occurs. primarily it wants to go left. once i tried to go into the left lane of a freeway quite gradually...it wanted to go left alright...although it wanted to go quickly into the lane! car has been to the dealer 5 times for this problem. the dealer has never been able to duplicate the problem. they have replaced the steering column twice. the last time was this past friday (7/30/05). hasn't happened since then (tuesday, 8/2/05)...but...again this is a very intermittent problem. my mileage has dropped from 33 miles per gallon to 29 miles per gallon. dealer says that nothing they have done should have caused this problem. they say that the 29 miles per gallon is within specifications...this drop is very significant. have requested a buy back direct from chevrolet. the vehicle well exceeds the requirements for a buy back according the ohio lemon law. chevrolet says that they will not buy back the car...even though it exceeds the requirements for the ohio lemon law! my biggest concern is that the steering will go totally out and the car will go wherever it decides to...i don't want to be injured and don't want to injur any one else. *jb
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY - HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
05/15/2007250002004/24/2007
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet malibu. the contact stated that the engine light illuminates when the fuel is low in her vehicle. the fuel gauge only indicates when the vehicle is full or empty. the vehicle was taken to a chevrolet dealer and they stated that the fuel sensor was defective and the fuel line needed to be replaced. the repair would cost $1,300. the vin was unknown. the current mileage was 50,000 and failure mileage was 25,000.
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY
09/13/20041350001
 The smell of fuel prompted the consumer to make contact with the manufacture and the dealer since there was a fuel tank recall. the consumer located a crack on the fuel tank. *ak
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY - FILLER PIPE AND CAP
04/14/200519500403/14/2005
 Install jumper harness per pip3098a neck, fuel tank filler replace tie rod end and/or adjuster sleeve right replace panel, seat back of back passenger r&r or replace receiver, radio remove, repair and replace radio. *nm
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER
10/12/2009500001
 I have a 2005 malibu,and have had a clunking noise in the steering since approx. 40,000miles. i have taken it to the garage several times and they have told me that chevrolet did not make a place to lubricate the joints inside the column so that they dry out quickly,and are banging together and it is nothing to worry abouti do not agree,anything constantly clanging against another object is eventually going to wear out. i also just had my fuel tank,fuel sensor replaced,at the cost of 600. it started giving false readings and then got increasingly worse until it did not work anymore. my exterior lighting is also messed up. i have to replace bulbs frequently and it looks like the base of the bulb is melted when they take them out. i had contacted my local dealer on these issues and they stated no recalls . *tr