2011 Chevrolet Malibu Electrical Problems

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2011 Chevrolet Malibu repairs by problem area

Engine (23%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (7%)

Suspension and Steering (9%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (33%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (21%)

Other (2%)

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2011 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

169-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

19000 mi Had check air bag light come on. As directed by manual, took vehicle to dealer. Vehicle is under warranty thru 2/28. Dealer diagnosed problem as bad sensor in passenger front seat requiring replacement. Vehicle was in shop for 6-7 hours . 
13000 mi HVAC Blower motor, resistor and fuse for blower. 
33000 mi Seat belt sensor harness need to be replaced. Threw an air bag disabled code on the dash 
37000 mi Airbag sensor plug needed to be reset. Threw another airbag code. 
21000 mi Key FOB was not opening trunk. Dealer replaced under warranty. 
6000 mi Temperature actuator switches back and forth steadily at max temp setting. Problem may be with the air door not opening properly. Seems to stop when duct or air door is hot (after running blower on high for awhile). 
13000 mi

US $50
Problem with power seats. Key problem - kicked out an error code. Car failed to start because key & anti-theft system failed. Temperature door/damper actuator was bad, noisy, would hunt for the proper position (hit a spot where it would go back and forth or chatter). 
19000 mi Starting to have problems with anti-theft system again. Went to dealer to check for error codes. There was an error for not reading the key properly. Haven't had problem since new keys in Oct. Will try spare key & see if problem goes away. 
21000 mi Still having problems with the anti-theft/security system. Had keys replaced about 10 months ago, but problem hasn't gone away. The dealer is replacing the Theft Deterrent Module. Cabling looked ok, hopefully the new module will fix it. 
36000 mi GM recall to reinforce brake wiring harness from BCM. I had a problem with a rear turning indicator. I thought it was a bad lamp, but it started working again after a few days.  
40000 mi

US $25
Problem with intermittent turning indicator and parking lamp on left rear tail light. Usually starts working again once I get it all apart. 

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2011 Chevrolet Malibu Electrical Problems

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