Recalls


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)
12V460000General Motors LLCfrom 09/19/2008 to 06/23/2009V (Vehicle)426240MFRGeneral Motors LLC09/18/201209/19/2012
Defect SummaryGeneral motors (gm) is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 saturn aura and model year 2008-2010 chevrolet malibu and pontiac g6 vehicles, equipped with a 4-speed automatic transmission. on these vehicles, the tabs on the transmission shift cable end may fracture and separate.
Consequence SummaryIf the tabs were to fracture and separate, the shift lever and the actual position of the transmission gear may not match. the driver would be able to move the shifter to 'park' and remove the ignition key, but the transmission gear may not be in 'park.' the vehicle may not be able to be restarted and the vehicle could roll away after the driver has exited the vehicle, resulting in a possible crash without prior warning.
Corrective SummaryGm will notify owners, and dealers will install a retainer over the cable end or replace the shift cable as necessary. this service will be performed free of charge. gm has not provided a notification schedule. owners may contact general motors at 1-800-521-7300.
NotesGeneral motors safety recall number 12106. customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to www.safercar.gov.
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - LEVER AND LINKAGE - COLUMN SHIFT
09V073000GENERAL MOTORS CORP. V (Vehicle)27672903/15/2009MFRGENERAL MOTORS CORP.03/06/200903/06/2009571102 & 114
Defect SummaryGeneral motors is recalling 276,729 my 2009 buick enclave, chevrolet cobalt, hhr, malibu, traverse, gmc acadia, pontiac g5, g6 and saturn aura and outlook passenger vehicles. these vehicles fail to comply with federal motor vehicles safety standard 102, transmission shift position sequence, starter interlock, and transmission braking effect, and fmvss 114, theft protection and rollaway prevention. on some of these vehicles, the transmission shift cable adjustment clip may not be fully engaged. if the clip is not fully engaged, the shift lever and the actual position of the transmission gear may not match. with this condition, the drive could move the shifter to park and remove the ignition key, but the transmission gear may not be in park.
Consequence SummaryThe driver may not be able to restart the vehicle and the vehicle could roll away after the driver has exited the vehicle, resulting in a possible crash without prior warning.
Corrective SummaryDealers will inspect and ensure that the shift cable adjustment clip is fully engaged. in the event that the clip does not engage, the shift cable will be replaced free of charge. the recall is expected to begin on or before march 24, 2009. owners may contact buick at 1-866-608-8080, chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, gmc at 1-866-996-9463, pontiac at 1-800-620-7668 and saturn at 1-800-972-8876 or at www.gmownercenter.com.
NotesGeneral motors recall no. 09041.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
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
PIP-499012/01/201110043320Buick/chevrolet/gmc/pontiac/saturn: some model year vehicles may experience service engine soon (ses) lamp illuminated. issue may be caused by the control solenoid/module assembly or may have damaged or poor terminals for under hood fuse03/13/2012
09-07-30-012B03/01/201110038284Gm: the service engine soon light is on and there may be shifting problems. harsh shifting or no reverse. there may be a broken clutch wave plate. *rm06/14/2011
09-07-30-012B03/01/201110038284Ready06/14/2011
PIC-5234B12/01/201010037812Gm: the vehicle won't start or crank. this could be a result of a broken shift cable or battery ground problems. *rm06/06/2011
PIC-5234B12/01/201010037812Ready06/06/2011
PIP-465106/01/200910032886Saturn/pontiac/chevrolet: soft shifts, erratic shifts, dtc p1811. vehicles with a hydramatic 4t45 transaxle may have soft shifts or shifts erratically. these conditions may appear intermittently or set a dtc p1811. during diagnosis, a l06/08/2010
TB-09-07-30-00904/01/200910030112General motors: an automatic transmission concern of no movement, no reverse or slipping. these concerns may be due to an issue with the direct clutch. *pe08/03/2009
SB-0827910/01/200810028491General motors: on some of these vehicles, transient voltage surges from the engine cooling fans may be transmitted through the engine wiring harness. this bulletin provides service procedure to install two jumper harnesses with diodes on c05/05/2009
PIP-448804/01/2009PIP-4488C10026666Gmc: malfunction indicator lamp on-check engine light; engine cranks, do not start, harsh or no transmission shifts, instrument cluster operation erratic or inoperative. *pe updated 8/12/09. *pe11/25/2008
PIC-4679B09/01/200810026669Gmc: intermittent ses light, dtc p2101 with potentially multiple other dtc's set. this condition could be caused by a pcm circuit shorted to ground. *pe11/25/2008
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
PI-044804/01/201110038706Ready06/27/2011
PI-044804/01/201110038706Gm: malfunction light is on with four possible trouble codes stored. *rm06/27/2011
PIP-4653B09/01/200910032434Buick/chevrolet/hummer/gmc/pontiac/cadillac/saturn: technicians may find dtcs p0601, p0603, p0604, p062f or p1621 stored in the tcm as an active or a history code. some of these dtcs can also be set in the ecm or fpcm. make sure that you03/24/2010
PIC-4679B09/01/200810026669Gmc: intermittent ses light, dtc p2101 with potentially multiple other dtc's set. this condition could be caused by a pcm circuit shorted to ground. *pe11/25/2008
PIP-445508/01/200810026652Gmc: malfunction indicator lamp on. the transmission control module (tcm) will not operate as a result of system voltage spikes which will affect communication lines. *pe11/24/2008
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)
PIC-550208/01/201110041434Chevrolet: selected gear position fails to illuminate automatic transmission shift lever.10/03/2011
PIP-4626B08/01/200910032391Saturn/gmc/pontiac/buick/chevrolet: no reverse. the vehicle may have the concern of no reverse with or without one or several of the following diagnostic codes set-p0776, p2723 or p2715. *pe03/15/2010

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
POWER TRAIN
10/05/201130000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2009 chevrolet malibu. the contact stated that while driving at various speed, the service traction, service esc and esc off warning lamp illuminated. the vehicle was taken to the dealer. the technician stated that the body control module was defective and needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure but only offer to cover part of the repair cost. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 30,000 and the current mileage was 67,000. pm
10/05/201130000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2009 chevrolet malibu. the contact stated that while driving at various speed, the service traction, service esc and esc off warning lamp illuminated. the vehicle was taken to the dealer. the technician stated that the body control module was defective and needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure but only offer to cover part of the repair cost. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 30,000 and the current mileage was 67,000. pm
10/05/201130000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2009 chevrolet malibu. the contact stated that while driving at various speed, the service traction, service esc and esc off warning lamp illuminated. the vehicle was taken to the dealer. the technician stated that the body control module was defective and needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure but only offer to cover part of the repair cost. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 30,000 and the current mileage was 67,000. pm
10/05/201130000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2009 chevrolet malibu. the contact stated that while driving at various speed, the service traction, service esc and esc off warning lamp illuminated. the vehicle was taken to the dealer. the technician stated that the body control module was defective and needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure but only offer to cover part of the repair cost. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 30,000 and the current mileage was 67,000. pm
12/04/20121
 Odor from leaking cooling system. car pulls to left. driver does seat not adjust with the control. front tires are worn down cords showing. bought car at ourisman chev. car dealer (34,523 miles) with platinum coverage. car current (49,512 miles). they insisted that i should pay for new tires$295. transmission flush $249.00. fuel induction service $179. coolant hose$10. that my plan only cover surge tank which i have to pay $100.00 deductible. i brought the car 5/17/12. reading through complaints 2009 malibu have similar car problem. i don't have the funds for all these problem for a car that own for this short period of time. *tr
12/04/20121
 Odor from leaking cooling system. car pulls to left. driver does seat not adjust with the control. front tires are worn down cords showing. bought car at ourisman chev. car dealer (34,523 miles) with platinum coverage. car current (49,512 miles). they insisted that i should pay for new tires$295. transmission flush $249.00. fuel induction service $179. coolant hose$10. that my plan only cover surge tank which i have to pay $100.00 deductible. i brought the car 5/17/12. reading through complaints 2009 malibu have similar car problem. i don't have the funds for all these problem for a car that own for this short period of time. *tr
01/13/201270000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2009 chevrolet malibu. the contact stated that she was unable to shift from park to drive. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 70,000 and the current mileage was 81,000.
01/13/201270000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2009 chevrolet malibu. the contact stated that she was unable to shift from park to drive. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 70,000 and the current mileage was 81,000.
01/13/201270000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2009 chevrolet malibu. the contact stated that she was unable to shift from park to drive. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 70,000 and the current mileage was 81,000. pmb
01/13/201270000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2009 chevrolet malibu. the contact stated that she was unable to shift from park to drive. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 70,000 and the current mileage was 81,000. pm
11/17/2012
 Tl-the contact owns a 2009 chevrolet malibu. the contact stated there was a recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 12v460000 (power train: automatic transmission: gear position indication (prndl.) the manufacturer was notified and they informed the remedy part would not be available until january of 2013. the recall summary stated it was expected to begin on or around november 12, 2012. the contact had not experienced any failure; however was concerned about the potential safety hazard.pmb
11/17/2012
 Tl-the contact owns a 2009 chevrolet malibu. the contact stated there was a recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 12v460000 (power train: automatic transmission: gear position indication (prndl.) the manufacturer was notified and they informed the remedy part would not be available until january of 2013. the recall summary stated it was expected to begin on or around november 12, 2012. the contact had not experienced any failure; however was concerned about the potential safety hazard.pmb
11/17/2012
 Tl-the contact owns a 2009 chevrolet malibu. the contact stated there was a recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 12v460000 (power train: automatic transmission: gear position indication (prndl.) the manufacturer was notified and they informed the remedy part would not be available until january of 2013. the recall summary stated it was expected to begin on or around november 12, 2012. the contact had not experienced any failure; however was concerned about the potential safety hazard.pmb
11/17/2012
 Tl-the contact owns a 2009 chevrolet malibu. the contact stated there was a recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 12v460000 (power train:automatic transmission:gear position indication (prndl.) the manufacturer was notified and they informed the remedy part would not be available until january of 2013. the recall summary stated it was expected to begin on or around november 12, 2012. the contact had not experienced any failure; however was concerned about the potential safety hazard. js
08/05/201013000
 The event leading up to : turning right from side street the car lunges into the left lane when accelerating . the failure occurs every time when the car takes off from a stop to enter into freeway. steering wheel rotates with fast action clock wise 360 degrees.what was done took car to 4 dealers all said it meets the specifications of the car. car dealer said it was a glitch corporate said there was nothing they can do.
08/05/201013000
 The event leading up to : turning right from side street the car lunges into the left lane when accelerating . the failure occurs every time when the car takes off from a stop to enter into freeway. steering wheel rotates with fast action clock wise 360 degrees.what was done took car to 4 dealers all said it meets the specifications of the car. car dealer said it was a glitch corporate said there was nothing they can do.
08/05/201013000
 The event leading up to : turning right from side street the car lunges into the left lane when accelerating . the failure occurs every time when the car takes off from a stop to enter into freeway. steering wheel rotates with fast action clock wise 360 degrees.what was done took car to 4 dealers all said it meets the specifications of the car. car dealer said it was a glitch corporate said there was nothing they can do.
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
05/01/201160000
 Tl---the contact owns a 2009 chevrolet malibu. the contact stated that when shifting into park, and when she tried to turned the vehicle back on it would not start. she also mentioned that the vehicle rolled away into a concrete barrier as a result of the failure. the dealer was contacted who made her aware that the vehicle had been repaired under a recall recall nhtsa campaign id number: 09v073000 (component: power train:automatic transmission:lever and linkage:column shift) before and advised her to schedule an appointment to have the vehicle inspected. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 60,000 and current mileage 61,000. pm
05/01/201160000
 Tl---the contact owns a 2009 chevrolet malibu. the contact stated that when shifting into park, and when she tried to turned the vehicle back on it would not start. she also mentioned that the vehicle rolled away into a concrete barrier as a result of the failure. the dealer was contacted who made her aware that the vehicle had been repaired under a recall recall nhtsa campaign id number: 09v073000 (component: power train:automatic transmission:lever and linkage:column shift) before and advised her to schedule an appointment to have the vehicle inspected. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 60,000 and current mileage 61,000. pm
05/01/201160000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2009 chevrolet malibu. the contact stated that she put the vehicle in park, and when she tried to turned the vehicle back on it would not start. she also mentioned that the vehicle rolled away into a concrete barrier as a result of the failure. the dealer was contacted who made her aware that the vehicle had been repaired under a recall recall nhtsa campaign id number: 09v073000 (component: power train:automatic transmission:lever and linkage:column shift) before and advised her to schedule an appointment to have the vehicle inspected. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 60,000 and current mileage 61,000. pm
05/01/201160000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2009 chevrolet malibu. the contact stated that she put the vehicle in park, and when she tried to turned the vehicle back on it would not start. she also mentioned that the vehicle rolled away into a concrete barrier as a result of the failure. the dealer was contacted who made her aware that the vehicle had been repaired under a recall recall nhtsa campaign id number: 09v073000 (component: power train:automatic transmission:lever and linkage:column shift) before and advised her to schedule an appointment to have the vehicle inspected. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 60,000 and current mileage 61,000. pm
04/28/201130000
 Vehicle would not recognozie that vehicle was in park.
04/28/201130000
 Vehicle would not recognozie that vehicle was in park.
04/28/201130000
 Vehicle would not recognozie that vehicle was in park.
04/28/201130000
 Vehicle would not recognozie that vehicle was in park.
10/26/200915240
 In october of 2009 i noticed the shifting of vehicle was iratic and improper. car would act like it would not shift or if it did was really labored. november of 2009 as i pulled into work transmission exploded. had towed to dealer said repaired/ replaced/rebuilt, was back with more problems only to find out parts were replaced backwards onto transmission.they fixed that only for me to return again for transmission issues. now again the car acts like it wont shift properly will not attempt to go sometimes, was back at shop, they said they couldnt find anything wrong. so now i have made a video and have taken pictures of transmission fluid leaking from pan under car. i am affraid to take it back to where i have been going because when they have attempted to repair its worse or in same condition,so have appointment today with another auto mechanic to try an diagnois. this is the fifth time i have had my 2009 cheverolet malibu in for defective and dangerous transmission issues.
10/26/200915240
 In october of 2009 i noticed the shifting of vehicle was iratic and improper. car would act like it would not shift or if it did was really labored. november of 2009 as i pulled into work transmission exploded. had towed to dealer said repaired/ replaced/rebuilt, was back with more problems only to find out parts were replaced backwards onto transmission.they fixed that only for me to return again for transmission issues. now again the car acts like it wont shift properly will not attempt to go sometimes, was back at shop, they said they couldnt find anything wrong. so now i have made a video and have taken pictures of transmission fluid leaking from pan under car. i am affraid to take it back to where i have been going because when they have attempted to repair its worse or in same condition,so have appointment today with another auto mechanic to try an diagnois. this is the fifth time i have had my 2009 cheverolet malibu in for defective and dangerous transmission issues.
10/26/200915240
 In october of 2009 i noticed the shifting of vehicle was iratic and improper. car would act like it would not shift or if it did was really labored. november of 2009 as i pulled into work transmission exploded. had towed to dealer said repaired/ replaced/rebuilt, was back with more problems only to find out parts were replaced backwards onto transmission.they fixed that only for me to return again for transmission issues. now again the car acts like it wont shift properly will not attempt to go sometimes, was back at shop, they said they couldnt find anything wrong. so now i have made a video and have taken pictures of transmission fluid leaking from pan under car. i am affraid to take it back to where i have been going because when they have attempted to repair its worse or in same condition,so have appointment today with another auto mechanic to try an diagnois. this is the fifth time i have had my 2009 cheverolet malibu in for defective and dangerous transmission issues.
10/26/200915240
 In october of 2009 i noticed the shifting of vehicle was iratic and improper. car would act like it would not shift or if it did was really labored. november of 2009 as i pulled into work transmission exploded. had towed to dealer said repaired/ replaced/rebuilt, was back with more problems only to find out parts were replaced backwards onto transmission.they fixed that only for me to return again for transmission issues. now again the car acts like it wont shift properly will not attempt to go sometimes, was back at shop, they said they couldnt find anything wrong. so now i have made a video and have taken pictures of transmission fluid leaking from pan under car. i am affraid to take it back to where i have been going because when they have attempted to repair its worse or in same condition,so have appointment today with another auto mechanic to try an diagnois. this is the fifth time i have had my 2009 cheverolet malibu in for defective and dangerous transmission issues.
08/30/2009
 Own a 2009 malibu that hesitates when trying to accelerate into traffic, or slow down and try to pick up speed again brought it to dealerships attention every time i take it in for service, they say this is normal and nothing is being done to fix the problem, this is going to cause an accident or death in this make of car.
08/30/2009
 Own a 2009 malibu that hesitates when trying to accelerate into traffic, or slow down and try to pick up speed again brought it to dealerships attention every time i take it in for service, they say this is normal and nothing is being done to fix the problem, this is going to cause an accident or death in this make of car.
08/30/2009
 Own a 2009 malibu that hesitates when trying to accelerate into traffic, or slow down and try to pick up speed again brought it to dealerships attention every time i take it in for service, they say this is normal and nothing is being done to fix the problem, this is going to cause an accident or death in this make of car.
08/30/2009
 Own a 2009 malibu that hesitates when trying to accelerate into traffic, or slow down and try to pick up speed again brought it to dealerships attention every time i take it in for service, they say this is normal and nothing is being done to fix the problem, this is going to cause an accident or death in this make of car.
01/16/201012000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2009 chevrolet malibu. while driving at 60 mph the vehicle will jerk forward when the vehicle will accelerate. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where they reloaded software for the transmission. when the vehicle was driven off the lot from the repair the vehicle will not shift into different gears and when shifting down it will once again accelerate where the contact has to apply pressure to stop the vehicle. the vehicle was taken again to the dealer and they reload the updated software. the vehicle is now at the dealer to have the transmission rebuilt due to the failure of the software updates. the contact stated that there are problems with the power windows, fuel gauge which stopped working and the air conditioning that had a malfunction. the dealer will also repair all the failures that the vehicle is experiencing.the failure mileage was 12000 and the current mileage was 25000.cv .
01/16/201012000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2009 chevrolet malibu. while driving at 60 mph the vehicle will jerk forward when the vehicle will accelerate. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where they reloaded software for the transmission. when the vehicle was driven off the lot from the repair the vehicle will not shift into different gears and when shifting down it will once again accelerate where the contact has to apply pressure to stop the vehicle. the vehicle was taken again to the dealer and they reload the updated software. the vehicle is now at the dealer to have the transmission rebuilt due to the failure of the software updates. the contact stated that there are problems with the power windows, fuel gauge which stopped working and the air conditioning that had a malfunction. the dealer will also repair all the failures that the vehicle is experiencing.the failure mileage was 12000 and the current mileage was 25000.cv .
01/16/201012000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2009 chevrolet malibu. while driving at 60 mph the vehicle will jerk forward when the vehicle will accelerate. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where they reloaded software for the transmission. when the vehicle was driven off the lot from the repair the vehicle will not shift into different gears and when shifting down it will once again accelerate where the contact has to apply pressure to stop the vehicle. the vehicle was taken again to the dealer and they reload the updated software. the vehicle is now at the dealer to have the transmission rebuilt due to the failure of the software updates. the contact stated that there are problems with the power windows, fuel gauge which stopped working and the air conditioning that had a malfunction. the dealer will also repair all the failures that the vehicle is experiencing.the failure mileage was 12000 and the current mileage was 25000.cv .
01/16/201012000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2009 chevrolet malibu. while driving at 60 mph the vehicle will jerk forward when the vehicle will accelerate. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where they reloaded software for the transmission. when the vehicle was driven off the lot from the repair the vehicle will not shift into different gears and when shifting down it will once again accelerate where the contact has to apply pressure to stop the vehicle. the vehicle was taken again to the dealer and they reload the updated software. the vehicle is now at the dealer to have the transmission rebuilt due to the failure of the software updates. the contact stated that there are problems with the power windows, fuel gauge which stopped working and the air conditioning that had a malfunction. the dealer will also repair all the failures that the vehicle is experiencing.the failure mileage was 12000 and the current mileage was 25000.cv .
01/16/201012000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2009 chevrolet malibu. while driving at 60 mph the vehicle will jerk forward when the vehicle will accelerate. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where they reloaded software for the transmission. when the vehicle was driven off the lot from the repair the vehicle will not shift into different gears and when shifting down it will once again accelerate where the contact has to apply pressure to stop the vehicle. the vehicle was taken again to the dealer and they reload the updated software. the vehicle is now at the dealer to have the transmission rebuilt due to the failure of the software updates. the contact stated that there are problems with the power windows, fuel gauge which stopped working and the air conditioning that had a malfunction. the dealer will also repair all the failures that the vehicle is experiencing.the failure mileage was 12000 and the current mileage was 25000.cv .
06/18/200910000
 1. brakes squeak and are not as responsive as they should be a. the dealer has checked them several times and says there is no problem 2. on two occasions when travelling between 50-75 m.p.h, the car has not accelerated properly and has made strange grinding noise a. dealer indicated that another owner of the same model vehicle expressed the same complaint b. dealer said computer did not show anything wrong on my vehicle, or the other vehicle owner's vehicle 3. on 4-6 occasions, the car has surged... sometimes this happens @ slow speeds and other times when cruise control is engaged.... i am afraid to use cruise control anymore a. dealer says computer shows no problems
12/15/2009101331
 Tuesday december 15th 2009 i took my new 2009 chevy malibu to the dealership where i purchased the vehicle for service. service done was state inspection, oil change, tire repair and for a recall on the transmission lever. the recall service work completed was the installation of the transmission shift cable kit. i picked my vehicle up at 2pm that afternoon after all service work was complete. about 20 minutes later after leaving the dealership my vehicle caught fire on the interstate. the police and fire crew were on the scene to control traffic and the fire. cause of the fire is currently under investigation with my insurance co. *tr
09/17/20092001
 Bought a new 2009 malibu with a six speed automatic transmission in sept. '09. i noticed the problem after about a week and a half or driving the car. i feel a hesitation, then jerk when resuming acceleration while traveling 5-35 mph after having decelerated to the lower speed from a greater speed. it happens consistently while driving, but does not occur when acceleration begins from a stop or at speeds greater than 35 mph. brought the car to the dealer, and transmission was reprogrammed and updated twice. because the computer is reading everything as normal, gm will approve no work on vehicle. so far gm has said there is nothing they will do to solve this problem. *tr
07/27/2009270001
 Purchased new 2009 chevy malibu 6/16/09 at john thornton chevrolet. took car back on 6/20/09 due to malfunctioning brakes; rotors were rusted and had to be skimmed. on 7/27/09, on way to work, car kept stalling in traffic; put foot on gas, would hesitate; heard whizzing noises. because moving the car was getting worse, i decided to turn around and head to the dealership. when i got on the freeway, the car would not accelerate enough to proceed, it would not go past 20 mph and i knew it was too dangerous to keep going. i pulled off freeway and found a lot to pull over. called onstar who tapped into my diagnostic and informed me there were two problems indicated in the transmission. i had to have the car towed to the dealership. since then john thornton gave me a rental. said they were going to replace a part and last week advised me they have to install a new transmission; it will be coming from the factory and offered to reimburse me the amount of my first car note. as of 8/17/09 they have had my car 3 wks. as of 8/26/09 it will be the 30th day and i will be eligible to either get a refund or replacement vehicle. my complaint is that i have a faulty transmission. *tr
04/01/20094400111/28/2008
 Tl*the contact owns a 2009 chevrolet malibu. the contact stated that the park gear does not remain engaged. if parked on a hill, the vehicle would roll down. the dealer replaced the shift lock cable for free. a recall was issued after the repairs were performed. the dealer stated that the vehicle would not have been involved in the recall because of where the vehicle was manufactured. the contact feels that there are more 2009 malibus with this issue. the nhtsa campaign id number was unknown. the current mileage was 5,543 and failure mileage was 4,400. updated 062909 *bf updated 07/01/09.*jb
03/15/2009
 Tl*the contact's relative owns a 2009 chevrolet malibu. the contact stated that the vehicle hesitates while accelerating. the failure was noticed while driving 55 mph. the vehicle has a 6 speed automatic transmission that hesitates, but the dealer cannot repair the failure. the dealer stated that this was a standard feature on this type of transmission, which was tested by gm. the contact asked the dealer to install a four cylinder transmission from the chevrolet impala, but gm refused without providing an explanation. the current mileage was 1,300 and the failure mileage was unknown.
04/18/20092600
 Tl*the contact owns a 2009 chevrolet malibu. the contact received a recall notice for nhtsa campaign id number 09v073000 (power train:automatic transmission:lever and linkage:column shift). she took the vehicle to the dealer and they stated that everything looked normal. one month later, when she attempted to place the gear into park, it would not move. the contact moved the vehicle to a spot where it would not roll away and placed the gear into neutral. she then applied the emergency brake and shut off the vehicle. the vehicle could not be restarted and was towed to the dealer, where it currently remains. the contact is waiting on a response from the dealer. the current and failure mileages were 2,600.