Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - ANTILOCK - ABS WARNING LIGHT
PIC-493607/01/200810026103Gmc: abs light on with code c0287. complaint of an abs light coming on intermittently on the hybrid vehicles. *pe09/30/2008
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK - ABS WARNING LIGHT
PIC-493607/01/200810026103Gmc: abs light on with code c0287. complaint of an abs light coming on intermittently on the hybrid vehicles. *pe09/30/2008
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - PEDALS AND LINKAGES
PIC--4330B12/01/200810028285Chevrolet: unable to relearn the brake pedal position (bpp) sensor. *pe03/20/2009
PIC-4330A07/01/200810026163Gmc: unable to relearn the brake pedal position (bpp) sensor. have difficulty performing the brake pedal position (bpp) relearn. models chevrolets, pontiacs and saturns. *pe10/03/2008

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
SERVICE BRAKES
12/16/201130677
 Backing out of my drive way the left front brake caliper locked up and would not release the rotor. under warranty the dealer replaced the rotor, caliper, flexible hose and pads. the car would move forward but felt like the brakes were applied. after a short distance the rotor heated up and was smoking. this same thing occurred again on 9/24/2012. mileage at that time was 37900. dealer currently has the car and is trying to duplicate the problem.
12/16/201130677
 Backing out of my drive way the left front brake caliper locked up and would not release the rotor. under warranty the dealer replaced the rotor, caliper, flexible hose and pads. the car would move forward but felt like the brakes were applied. after a short distance the rotor heated up and was smoking. this same thing occurred again on 9/24/2012. mileage at that time was 37900. dealer currently has the car and is trying to duplicate the problem.
12/16/201130677
 Backing out of my drive way the left front brake caliper locked up and would not release the rotor. under warranty the dealer replaced the rotor, caliper, flexible hose and pads. the car would move forward but felt like the brakes were applied. after a short distance the rotor heated up and was smoking. this same thing occurred again on 9/24/2012. mileage at that time was 37900. dealer currently has the car and is trying to duplicate the problem.
12/16/201130677
 Backing out of my drive way the left front brake caliper locked up and would not release the rotor. under warranty the dealer replaced the rotor, caliper, flexible hose and pads. the car would move forward but felt like the brakes were applied. after a short distance the rotor heated up and was smoking. this same thing occurred again on 9/24/2012. mileage at that time was 37900. dealer currently has the car and is trying to duplicate the problem.
07/29/201241000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2009 chevrolet malibu. the contact stated that the brake lights remained illuminated whenever the vehicle was driven and stopped illuminating when the brakes were applied. the contact also stated that after having the brakes, rotors, and calibers replaced at the dealer, the failure occurred. the vehicle was repaired because the dealer stated that moisture was penetrating the brake system. the contact spoke with the dealer and was informed that the failure was not covered under the extended warranty. the vehicle had not been inspected. the failure and current mileages were 41,000.
07/29/201241000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2009 chevrolet malibu. the contact stated that the brake lights remained illuminated whenever the vehicle was driven and stopped illuminating when the brakes were applied. the contact also stated that after having the brakes, rotors, and calibers replaced at the dealer, the failure occurred. the vehicle was repaired because the dealer stated that moisture was penetrating the brake system. the contact spoke with the dealer and was informed that the failure was not covered under the extended warranty. the vehicle had not been inspected. the failure and current mileages were 41,000. sm.
07/29/201241000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2009 chevrolet malibu. the contact stated that the brake lights stay on when the contact is driving, but go off we the brakes are pressed to stop the vehicle. the contact stated that after having the brake, rotors and calibers replaced at the dealer, the failure occurred. the contact had the parts replaced because the dealer stated moisture was getting into the brake system. the contact spoke with the dealer and was told the failure was not covered under the extended warranty, but the vehicle had not been inspected. the failure mileage and the current mileages were 41,000.rl
07/29/201241000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2009 chevrolet malibu. the contact stated that the brake lights stay on when the contact is driving, but go off we the brakes are pressed to stop the vehicle. the contact stated that after having the brake, rotors and calibers replaced at the dealer, the failure occurred. the contact had the parts replaced because the dealer stated moisture was getting into the brake system. the contact spoke with the dealer and was told the failure was not covered under the extended warranty, but the vehicle had not been inspected. the failure mileage and the current mileages were 41,000.rl
SERVICE BRAKES, ELECTRIC
08/01/201140000
 The brake lights on my daughter's 2009 chevrolet malibu come on while she is driving & her cruise control stops working. she took her car into the dealer & 2 other people were there with the same complaint. the service dept. said it was fixed but the same day as she picked it up, it happened again. while driving down the highway @ 70 mph with the cruise on, the brake lights come on and stay on until she presses the brake pedal. the brake lights go out while she is applying the brakes & come back on when she releases the brake pedal. also, she also can no longer set her cruise control. after the vehicle has been parked for a few hours, the cruise & brake lights work properly. anyone following her, especially @ night, might assume that she is stopping while driving & driving whilst stopping. i am concerned that this could cause a fire if the problem is electrical in nature, (both taillight bulbs have recently burnt out or shorted out & been replaced). i am very concerned that this could cause a serious accident.
08/01/201140000
 The brake lights on my daughter's 2009 chevrolet malibu come on while she is driving & her cruise control stops working. she took her car into the dealer & 2 other people were there with the same complaint. the service dept. said it was fixed but the same day as she picked it up, it happened again. while driving down the highway @ 70 mph with the cruise on, the brake lights come on and stay on until she presses the brake pedal. the brake lights go out while she is applying the brakes & come back on when she releases the brake pedal. also, she also can no longer set her cruise control. after the vehicle has been parked for a few hours, the cruise & brake lights work properly. anyone following her, especially @ night, might assume that she is stopping while driving & driving whilst stopping. i am concerned that this could cause a fire if the problem is electrical in nature, (both taillight bulbs have recently burnt out or shorted out & been replaced). i am very concerned that this could cause a serious accident.
08/01/201140000
 The brake lights on my daughter's 2009 chevrolet malibu come on while she is driving & her cruise control stops working. she took her car into the dealer & 2 other people were there with the same complaint. the service dept. said it was fixed but the same day as she picked it up, it happened again. while driving down the highway @ 70 mph with the cruise on, the brake lights come on and stay on until she presses the brake pedal. the brake lights go out while she is applying the brakes & come back on when she releases the brake pedal. also, she also can no longer set her cruise control. after the vehicle has been parked for a few hours, the cruise & brake lights work properly. anyone following her, especially @ night, might assume that she is stopping while driving & driving whilst stopping. i am concerned that this could cause a fire if the problem is electrical in nature, (both taillight bulbs have recently burnt out or shorted out & been replaced). i am very concerned that this could cause a serious accident.
08/01/201140000
 The brake lights on my daughter's 2009 chevrolet malibu come on while she is driving & her cruise control stops working. she took her car into the dealer & 2 other people were there with the same complaint. the service dept. said it was fixed but the same day as she picked it up, it happened again. while driving down the highway @ 70 mph with the cruise on, the brake lights come on and stay on until she presses the brake pedal. the brake lights go out while she is applying the brakes & come back on when she releases the brake pedal. also, she also can no longer set her cruise control. after the vehicle has been parked for a few hours, the cruise & brake lights work properly. anyone following her, especially @ night, might assume that she is stopping while driving & driving whilst stopping. i am concerned that this could cause a fire if the problem is electrical in nature, (both taillight bulbs have recently burnt out or shorted out & been replaced). i am very concerned that this could cause a serious accident.
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
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
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
04/15/201136500
 Intermittently, the brake light will come on and remain lit solidly until the pedal is depressed, then it goes off -- acting opposite of the way it should. at night, the light is visible in the rear-view mirror and we can see it come on. we then depress the brake pedal and it will remain on tail lights only for a few minutes, then it glows brightly again as though the driver were depressing the brake pedal. when the light is on tail lights only, the brake light will illuminate correctly when the pedal is depressed and the brakes appear to be effective. there is an occasional service traction control and service esc light that appears on the instrument panel. when the fault codes are scanned with an abs braking system code reader, it yields a c-0131 anti-lock brake system pressure circuit malfunction. this problem seems pretty prevalent with late model chevrolet vehicles from what i have read on the internet, but the repair procedure is not clear to anyone who is experiencing this problem. some say that it is a $1,000.00+ dealer repair item and that the problem tends to occur at the end of the 36,000 mile warranty period, just like ours did. it is extremely annoying and distracting to other drivers, some of whom pull alongside and say that the brake light is working opposite of the way it should. the brakes seem effective, but in case of a loss of traction, skid, etc., i am not sure what the result might be to the electronic stability control or the traction control -- both of which we keep turned off to minimize any problem until i can locate an appropriate fix. it seems that a recall of these vehicles is in order.
04/15/201136500
 Intermittently, the brake light will come on and remain lit solidly until the pedal is depressed, then it goes off -- acting opposite of the way it should. at night, the light is visible in the rear-view mirror and we can see it come on. we then depress the brake pedal and it will remain on tail lights only for a few minutes, then it glows brightly again as though the driver were depressing the brake pedal. when the light is on tail lights only, the brake light will illuminate correctly when the pedal is depressed and the brakes appear to be effective. there is an occasional service traction control and service esc light that appears on the instrument panel. when the fault codes are scanned with an abs braking system code reader, it yields a c-0131 anti-lock brake system pressure circuit malfunction. this problem seems pretty prevalent with late model chevrolet vehicles from what i have read on the internet, but the repair procedure is not clear to anyone who is experiencing this problem. some say that it is a $1,000.00+ dealer repair item and that the problem tends to occur at the end of the 36,000 mile warranty period, just like ours did. it is extremely annoying and distracting to other drivers, some of whom pull alongside and say that the brake light is working opposite of the way it should. the brakes seem effective, but in case of a loss of traction, skid, etc., i am not sure what the result might be to the electronic stability control or the traction control -- both of which we keep turned off to minimize any problem until i can locate an appropriate fix. it seems that a recall of these vehicles is in order.
04/15/201136500
 Intermittently, the brake light will come on and remain lit solidly until the pedal is depressed, then it goes off -- acting opposite of the way it should. at night, the light is visible in the rear-view mirror and we can see it come on. we then depress the brake pedal and it will remain on tail lights only for a few minutes, then it glows brightly again as though the driver were depressing the brake pedal. when the light is on tail lights only, the brake light will illuminate correctly when the pedal is depressed and the brakes appear to be effective. there is an occasional service traction control and service esc light that appears on the instrument panel. when the fault codes are scanned with an abs braking system code reader, it yields a c-0131 anti-lock brake system pressure circuit malfunction. this problem seems pretty prevalent with late model chevrolet vehicles from what i have read on the internet, but the repair procedure is not clear to anyone who is experiencing this problem. some say that it is a $1,000.00+ dealer repair item and that the problem tends to occur at the end of the 36,000 mile warranty period, just like ours did. it is extremely annoying and distracting to other drivers, some of whom pull alongside and say that the brake light is working opposite of the way it should. the brakes seem effective, but in case of a loss of traction, skid, etc., i am not sure what the result might be to the electronic stability control or the traction control -- both of which we keep turned off to minimize any problem until i can locate an appropriate fix. it seems that a recall of these vehicles is in order.
04/15/201136500
 Intermittently, the brake light will come on and remain lit solidly until the pedal is depressed, then it goes off -- acting opposite of the way it should. at night, the light is visible in the rear-view mirror and we can see it come on. we then depress the brake pedal and it will remain on tail lights only for a few minutes, then it glows brightly again as though the driver were depressing the brake pedal. when the light is on tail lights only, the brake light will illuminate correctly when the pedal is depressed and the brakes appear to be effective. there is an occasional service traction control and service esc light that appears on the instrument panel. when the fault codes are scanned with an abs braking system code reader, it yields a c-0131 anti-lock brake system pressure circuit malfunction. this problem seems pretty prevalent with late model chevrolet vehicles from what i have read on the internet, but the repair procedure is not clear to anyone who is experiencing this problem. some say that it is a $1,000.00+ dealer repair item and that the problem tends to occur at the end of the 36,000 mile warranty period, just like ours did. it is extremely annoying and distracting to other drivers, some of whom pull alongside and say that the brake light is working opposite of the way it should. the brakes seem effective, but in case of a loss of traction, skid, etc., i am not sure what the result might be to the electronic stability control or the traction control -- both of which we keep turned off to minimize any problem until i can locate an appropriate fix. it seems that a recall of these vehicles is in order.
09/16/201165000
 While driving at 68mph with the speed control engaged, the speed control turned off. i looked in the rear view mirror and saw break lights on. i checked the mat to verify that it was not pressing the pedal. i then depressed the pedal, the car slowed and the break lights turned off. now the brake lights are always on when the pedal is not pressed, and they turn off after pressing the pedal. this causes other drivers to not be aware that i am stopping.
09/16/201165000
 While driving at 68mph with the speed control engaged, the speed control turned off. i looked in the rear view mirror and saw break lights on. i checked the mat to verify that it was not pressing the pedal. i then depressed the pedal, the car slowed and the break lights turned off. now the brake lights are always on when the pedal is not pressed, and they turn off after pressing the pedal. this causes other drivers to not be aware that i am stopping.
09/16/201165000
 While driving at 68mph with the speed control engaged, the speed control turned off. i looked in the rear view mirror and saw break lights on. i checked the mat to verify that it was not pressing the pedal. i then depressed the pedal, the car slowed and the break lights turned off. now the brake lights are always on when the pedal is not pressed, and they turn off after pressing the pedal. this causes other drivers to not be aware that i am stopping.
06/10/20103000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2009 chevrolet impala. the contact was driving approximately 45 mph and upon engaging the brake there was vibration within the brake pedal and steering wheel. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer three different times for the identical failure. the first repair consisted of resurfacing the front rotors and eventually both rotors were replaced. in addition, both front brake pads were replaced at a different time. the contact was advised by an independent mechanic that both rear brake pads and rotors would need to be replaced. the vehicle had not been repaired. the manufacturer was not made aware of the repeated defect. the approximate failure mileage was 3,000. the vin was unavailable.
09/16/201165000
 While driving at 68mph with the speed control engaged, the speed control turned off. i looked in the rear view mirror and saw break lights on. i checked the mat to verify that it was not pressing the pedal. i then depressed the pedal, the car slowed and the break lights turned off. now the brake lights are always on when the pedal is not pressed, and they turn off after pressing the pedal. this causes other drivers to not be aware that i am stopping.
06/10/20103000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2009 chevrolet impala. the contact was driving approximately 45 mph and upon engaging the brake there was vibration within the brake pedal and steering wheel. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer three different times for the identical failure. the first repair consisted of resurfacing the front rotors and eventually both rotors were replaced. in addition, both front brake pads were replaced at a different time. the contact was advised by an independent mechanic that both rear brake pads and rotors would need to be replaced. the vehicle had not been repaired. the manufacturer was not made aware of the repeated defect. the approximate failure mileage was 3,000. the vin was unavailable. kmj
09/16/201165000
 While driving at 68mph with the speed control engaged, the speed control turned off. i looked in the rear view mirror and saw break lights on. i checked the mat to verify that it was not pressing the pedal. i then depressed the pedal, the car slowed and the break lights turned off. now the brake lights are always on when the pedal is not pressed, and they turn off after pressing the pedal. this causes other drivers to not be aware that i am stopping.
06/10/20103000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2009 chevrolet impala. the contact was driving approximately 45 mph and upon engaging the brake there was vibration within the brake pedal and steering wheel. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer three different times for the identical failure. the first repair consisted of resurfacing the front rotors and eventually both rotors were replaced. in addition, both front brake pads were replaced at a different time. the contact was advised by an independent mechanic that both rear brake pads and rotors would need to be replaced. the vehicle had not been repaired. the manufacturer was not made aware of the repeated defect. the approximate failure mileage was 3,000. the vin was unavailable. kmj
06/10/20103000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2009 chevrolet impala. the contact was driving approximately 45 mph and upon engaging the brake there was vibration within the brake pedal and steering wheel. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer three different times for the identical failure. the first repair consisted of resurfacing the front rotors and eventually both rotors were replaced. in addition, both front brake pads were replaced at a different time. the contact was advised by an independent mechanic that both rear brake pads and rotors would need to be replaced. the vehicle had not been repaired. the manufacturer was not made aware of the repeated defect. the approximate failure mileage was 3,000. the vin was unavailable. js
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC - CALIPER
05/12/201015972
 Tl*the contact owns a 2009 chevrolet malibu. while the vehicle was at an authorized dealership for routine maintenance, the contact was informed that the slides and calipers were rusted and bending. the brakes were repaired. the failure and current mileages were 15,972.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - MASTER CYLINDER
07/20/20093481
 Tl*the contact owns a 2009 chevrolet malibu. while driving approximately 35 mph he tried to activate the abs but the vehicle did not stop and proceeded through a traffic light. he took the vehicle to the dealer who stated that he needed a new master cylinder for the braking system. the vehicle was repaired under the warranty for that failure. he spoke with the manufacturer and was offered two years of maintenance service which the contact declined. he asked the dealer for a related service bulletin but was denied the bulletin. the current mileage was 11,829. the failure mileage was 3,481.